A brewery, like the beach, is a relaxing oasis that allows tired travelers to bask in golden hues, frolic in frothy spumes, and get in splash fights with siblings. Savor sudsy fun with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at J.J. Bitting Brewing Company in Woodbridge.
With six handcrafted beers on tap and a full menu of delicious pub provisions, J.J. Bitting Brewing Company enrobes taste buds in warm, comfortable flavors. The Blazing Brewhouse wings ($5.95) perk up palates with a tangy zest that earned them the title of Best Hot Wings in Woodbridge by BestHotWings.com. Wrangle the Colorado burger's bison patty into hungry mouths aided by sautéed onions, mushrooms, and sun-dried-tomato pesto mayo ($7.95), or follow the delicate salmon steak's incredible journey through pan-searing and potato-breading before rousing it from snug beds of rice and fresh veggies ($15.95). Like the cool table in a high-school cafeteria, Bitting's homegrown pints ($4.50 each) stay popular with or without delicious food. The Garden State IPA balances appealing bitterness with a floral aroma, and the heavily roasted Black Jack Stout swoops up from cellars to slake any thirst in the house.
J.J. Bitting's beautifully restored 100-year-old brick brewery furnishes an array of seating options, including a family-friendly main dining room, a tap room equipped with LCD TVs, and a rooftop deck serviced by the city's fleet of autogyro taxis. Daily happy hours (3 p.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday) remain open to Groupon holders, and you can bathe thirsty throats in $2.50 pints usually reserved for Tuesday nights. J.J. Bitting's huge copper brewing vessels occupy the third floor and are visible from the street outside or the paintings of the brewery's in-house caricature artist.
33 Main St.
Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095Get Directions