Nightlife in Fords

57% Off Billiards

Qzone Billiard

Edison

$23 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off at Sandcastle Billiards

Sandcastle Billiards

Edison

$32 $16

Customers play pool at an upscale billiards parlor that also features ping-pong, foosball, chess, and backgammon

Todd Ellison's Broadway in Concert – Up to 72% Off

The State Theatre

State Theatre

$43 $12

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Acclaimed music director and four of Broadway's vocal luminaries perform timeless showstoppers from the Gershwin songbook

Up to 54% Off Burgers at Molly Maguire's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Molly Maguire's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Clark

$23 $11

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Cooks grill up 8-ounce burgers to pair with draft beers in this Irish-themed pub that features live music and karaoke

Up to 53% Off Bar Food and Drinks at Bash Dance Bar

Bash Dance Bar

Old Bridge

$46 $23

At a combination sports bar and dance club, guests can kick back with burgers and beers or start their night with appetizers and martinis

Eastern Opera of New Jersey – Up to 43% Off Double Feature

"Mark Twain and the General & Pagliacci"

Brook Arts Center

$35 $20

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Operatic double bill features an unlikely partnership between Mark Twain and Ulysses Grant and a classic tale of a Calabrian theater troupe

Up to 54% Off a Show and Snacks at The Comedy Cove At Scotty's

The Comedy Cove at Scotty's

Springfield

$48.95 $25

Comedy club with an outdoor tiki bar hosts weekly shows, including sets from pros featured on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show

Up to 50% Off Movie and Popcorn at Maplewood Theatre

Maplewood Theater

Maplewood

$34 $17

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Groups of two of four enter under an old-fashioned marquee to watch first-run movies as they nosh on popcorn

Up to 55% Off Standup Comedy

Garden State Comedy Club

Flemington Raritan Diner

$54.50 $25

Headlining comics perform at a club housed inside a welcoming diner

Up to 54% Off a Wine Class

The Wine List of Summit

Summit

$70 $35

A professional sommelier contrasts Old World and New World wines while leading students through a tasting

44% Off Products

Level 2 Billiards

Somerdale

$9 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Beres Hammond – Up to 57% Off Reggae Concert

Beres Hammond

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

$66.70 $29

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Grammy-honored reggae musician enchants listeners with his soulful take on the genre

44% Off Cocktails

Barú Lounge

North Ironbound

$9 $5

Barú Lounge's delicious recipe for a Red Devil: vodka, peach schnapps, Southern Comfort peach liqueur, sloe gin, triple sec, orange juice

Movie Packages with Popcorn at CityPlex12 Newark

CityPlex12 Newark

West Side

$15 $8

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Recently renovated, 12-screen theater shows first-run hits; 47-foot Shaq*DX screen

Up to 63% Off Food, Pool, and Beer

Joe Broadway's Billiards

Graniteville

$47 $19

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Players spend two hours trading shots on well-lit Brunswick tables while enjoying hearty appetizers and pitchers of beer from a full bar

Half Off Wine Tasting at Staten Island Winery

Staten Island Winery

Travis

$30 $15

From 6–9 p.m., guests sample four different wines and take home a wine glass

Chazz Palminteri – Up to 49% Off One-Man Show

"Chazz Palminteri – A Bronx Tale Live: The Original One Man Show”

Count Basie Theatre

$74.50 $38

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Academy Award-nominated actor revives the riveting one-man show about his troubled youth that made him a star

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to 50% Off

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus"

Count Basie Theatre

$54.50 $27

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

51% Off Movie and Popcorn at Starplex Cinemas East Windsor

Starplex Cinemas - East Windsor Town Center Plaza 10

Starplex Cinemas

$13.25 $6.50

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A warm, buttery snack of popcorn accompanies screenings of the latest blockbusters or dramas

57% Off Movie Ticket and Popcorn

Hudson Mall Cinemas

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 57% Off at Lincoln Cinemas

Lincoln Cinemas

Arlington

$16 $8

Five-screen movie house shows popular flicks, including new releases and 3-D films

The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ – Up to 66% Off

"The Learned Ladies"

Outdoor Stage - College of St. Elizabeth

$70 $34

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Molière's popular satirical comedy focuses on education for women and academic pretension

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" – Up to 35% Off

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $55

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Romantic comedy with benefits dishes advice for straight women and is hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

Stand Up NY – Up to 78% Off

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

Hike the Hudson River Valley and Sample Wines at Two Local Vineyards

Hudson Valley Hike and Wine Tastings at Two Vineyards

Chelsea

$99 $99

All-inclusive trip takes you on a guided hike through 4–5 mi. of scenic highlands before you head to vineyards on the Shawangunk Wine Trail

"Rocky Broadway" – Up to 40% Off Musical

"ROCKY Broadway"

Winter Garden Theatre

$79 $49

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Sylvester Stallone's Oscar-winning underdog tale swings into life as a Tony-nominated musical full of beautifully brutal fight choreography

"Atomic" – Up to 54% Off

"Atomic"

The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row

$76.25 $35

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Musical tells the true story of nuclear physicist Leo Szilard, and the role he played in the development of the atomic bomb

"Walking With Dinosaurs" – Up to 28% Off

"Walking with Dinosaurs"

Barclays Center

$87.20 $63

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Realistic life-size dinosaurs roam the stage in a heart-pumping educational spectacle for ages 3 and older

BeerProv – Up to 26% Off Improv

"BeerProv"

Webster Hall

$24.19 $18

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Actors and audiences alike get sauced while those on stage make up scenes and songs from suggestions

Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella" — Up to 35% Off Broadway Musical

Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

Broadway Theatre

$59 $49

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A Tony-winning Broadway remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's made-for-TV musical, starring Fran Drescher through June 29

"Rock of Ages" – Up to 45% Off Broadway Musical

"Rock of Ages"

Helen Hayes Theatre

$140.75 $78

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Broadway jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

Discover a Jazzfest and Fish Fry at a Brooklyn Brownstone

Intimate Jazz Concert and Dinner

Brooklyn

$40 $40

Debbie McClain assembles some of the city's best jazz performers into her living room for a salon-style concert fueled by a homemade meal

"Mamma Mia!" – Up to 43% Off Broadway Musical

"Mamma Mia!"

Broadhurst Theatre

$70 $49

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me"

Up to 72% Off Summer of Love VIP Rooftop Singles Party

Single And The City

Multiple Locations

$50 $18

Drinking, dancing, icebreakers kindle fun and romance during singles events around the city

Gazillion Bubble Show – Up to 47% Off

Gazillion Bubble Show

New World Stages

$84.50 $45

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A family who has honed its show for more than 20 years creates and layers dazzling bubbles amid colorful lasers

ComedyJuice – Up to 60% Off Standup

ComedyJuice

Gotham Comedy Club

$40.66 $21

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Upcoming comics have been seen on such national platforms as Conan, Showtime, and Comedy Central

EastVille Comedy Club – Up to 77% Off Standup

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

$44 $10

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A club that has hosted Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman fills a schedule with sets by D.C. Benny, Ted Alexandro, and Todd Barry

Up to 54% Off a Champagne Tasting

The Champagne Sommelier

New York

$150 $75

A champagne connoisseur with 10 years of experience shares varieties of the sparkling wine with tasters

Up to 53% Off Draft Beer and Specialty Burger at Wicked Willy's

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

50% Off Performance at Jazz at Kitano

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

$30 $15

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

Up to 53% Off Dinner at Jekyll & Hyde Pub

Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $50

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Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

Up to 53% Bar Bites and Beer at Stone Creek

Stone Creek

Manhattan

$36.95 $18

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Tree trunk tables and stone walls envelop guests in a woodsy atmosphere as they sip craft beers and snacks

Up to 50% Off Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

$20 $10

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Food and Drinks for Two at Wine Bar

Wine Bar

Bowery

$40 $20

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100+ different bottles of wine line the walls of the intimate, Zagat-rated café serving French, Spanish, and Italian tapas

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Dinner at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

SoHo

$130 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

"Pippin" – Up to 39% Off Broadway Musical

"Pippin"

Music Box Theatre

$69 $49

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Tony award-winning Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical about a king’s son searching for life’s meaning

"Heathers: The Musical" – Up to 35% Off

"Heathers: The Musical"

New World Stages

$84.50 $55

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Cult-classic teen-murder comedy becomes a New York Times–lauded, pitch-black stage show, complete with perky songs

Up to 52% Off Manhattan Film Festival

Manhattan Film Festival

The Quad Cinema

$11.99 $6

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Named one of Movie Maker Magazine's 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, this two-week fest shines a spotlight on indie filmmakers

Up to 52% Off "Death of a Salesman"

"Death of a Salesman"

Roy Arias Studios – Stage IV

$41.50 $20

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Family drama and dashed dreams in this Arthur Miller classic

Greenwich Village Comedy Club – Up to 81% Off Standup Class

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Comedian Buddy Flip

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

$310 $59

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Standup veteran who has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV teaches joke writing, set-ups, and timing during a five-hour workshop

"The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told" – Up to 54% Off Play

"The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told"

The Snapple Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater

$67.75 $35

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An improvising crew of swashbucklers tells an off-the cuff pirate epic based on audience suggestions

Up to 43% Off "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" or Sequel

"My Big Gay Italian Wedding" or "My Big Gay Italian Funeral"

Clinton

$156 $89

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See an acclaimed off-Broadway musical comedy or its sequel, which turns an Italian wake into a fun and campy soap opera

American Symphony Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

"Forged From Fire"

Carnegie Hall

$28 $14

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Evening of early 20th-century music explores four composers' relationship to the era's burgeoning, often violent nationalism

Mary Dimino – Up to 53% Off Standup

Mary Dimino

the cell

$52.69 $25

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During her acclaimed act, Mary contrasts her innocent appearance with her hard-nosed, New-York-Italian personality

Up to 51% Off Early-Access Movie Experiences

Alpine Cinemas

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

$19.25 $10

Thursday ticket grants early access to upcoming big-name, first-run movies, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Maleficent & Hercules

Up to 43% Off Shortbread & Wine at Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Park Slope

$30 $18

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House-baked shortbread flavors include honey wheat and rosemary sea salt; samplers also include glasses of wine

50% Off at Esquire Lounge

Esquire Lounge

Brooklyn

$50 $25

Sleek, modern lounge serves craft cocktails and bar appetizers, along with entrees and desserts

Up to 50% Off at Fire Lounge Hookah Bar and Cafe

Fire Lounge Hookah Bar and Cafe

Gowanus

$80 $40

Practice your smoke rings, snack on finger foods, and sip refreshing drinks at a hookah bar with an open backyard, TV, and free WiFi

"The Killer" Starring Michael Shannon – Up to 40% Off

"The Killer"

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

$82 $55

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Academy Award-nominee Michael Shannon stars as a man who discovers a beautiful city haunted by a serial killer in this dark comedy-drama

"Welfare" – Up to 42% Off Dramatic Play

"Welfare"

Brooklyn

$59.99 $35

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New drama examines themes of greed and hope as it follows three women who fund their lifestyles through men

Up to 53% Off Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Old York Cellars

East Amwell

$20 $10

Sample six wines and pair them with chocolates designed to complement wine

50% Off Extended Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Unionville Vineyards

East Amwell

$44 $22

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Tastings of eight Unionville wines are complimented by cheese pairings and take home crystal wine glasses

Up to 63% Off Speed Dating

Let's Date Quickly

Online Deal

$35 $17

Singles meet up in casual bars for structured rounds of speed dating

Up to 54% Off Speed Dating

NY Minute Dating

On Location

$35 $18

Like-minded singles in their 20s through 40s mingle for five minutes each at venues across New York City

Half Off Speed-Dating Event

WeekendDating.com

On Location

$40 $20

Singles get the chance to go on up to 15 mini dates during fun speed-dating events around New York City

60% Off Movies and Popcorn

Empire's Columbia Park Cinemas

North Bergen

$15 $6

First-run blockbuster movies screened in state-of-the-art theater with plush reclining seats

311 – Up to 57% Off Concert

311

JBL Live at Pier 97

$67.50 $29

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Genre-defying rock outfit blends rap with reggae grooves on "Down" and "All Mixed Up"

"Mulan" – Up to 46% Off Percussion Musical

"Mulan"

The Ellen Stewart Theatre

$53.50 $29

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All-female dance-and-percussion troupe retells the classic story of a young Chinese woman who joins the army to fight the Huns

Cuban Summer Concert Series – Up to 58% Off Latin Jazz

Direct From Cuba Presents: Cuban Summer Series

Drom

$69 $29

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Roasted chicken with rice and beans accompanies the rhythms of the Pepito Gomez Sextet

Galli Theatre – Up to 49% Off "The Little Mermaid"

"The Little Mermaid"

Galli Theater

$35 $18

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Colorful costumes and an aquatic set bring Hans Christian Anderson's tragic tale to life

Up to 92% Off Standup Comedy

LoL New York

Clinton

$30 $5

Club hosts some of the city's funniest standups, with regular appearances by up-and-coming locals and vets of national comedy festivals

Up to 81% Off Standup Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club

Levity Live

$100 $20

Established and up-and-coming comedians take the stage

"Drunk Shakespeare" – Up to 46% Off Comedy

"Drunk Shakespeare"

Quinn's Bar

$37 $20

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One actor gets hammered while the rest stay mostly sober through whirlwind renditions of Shakespeare's plays

The Awesome '80s Prom – Up to 46% Off 

The Awesome 80s Prom

42West

$55.98 $30

Audience members interact with a cast of 80s movie-based characters while partying to a soundtrack of 80s hit tunes

Up to 50% Off Belly-Dancing Show

Belly Dancing Show

Stone Creek Bar & Lounge

$20 $10

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Jaida has performed for the Saudi royal family, blending dance styles from the Middle East, Spain, and North Africa

The Berenstain Bears – Up to 55% Off

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE!"

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

$49.95 $26

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Adapted from beloved children's books, the show teaches kids valuable lessons through fun songs and dances before postshow meet and greet

Comic Strip Live – Up to 79% Off Standup

Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

$46.56 $10

Nightly lineups include TV-tested personalities and up-and-coming performers

64% Off Dinner with Bottle of Wine at 1742 Wine Bar

1742 Wine Bar

Upper East Side

$80.90 $29

Start meals off with a chosen bottle of wine, paired with entrees such as potato gnocchi in a vodka sauce of pizza with taco-themed toppings

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A union of Middle Eastern and Western cultures, Fire N Ice Hookah Bar combines the laid-back charm of a hookah lounge with the music and swank of a nightclub. Customers roam through the electric bi-level space flooded by soft colorful lighting before picking their poison—hookah, drinks, food, or all three.

In the hookah lounge, they curl up on plush sofas cushioned by satiny pillows and reach out every so often to grasp the hookah pipe as it’s passed around, inhaling any one of 25 exotic hookah flavors. The smoke spirals up toward Middle Eastern tapestries hanging overhead or snakes around the top-shelf cocktails perched beside the pipe. It even intermingles briefly with the aromas wafting from Middle Eastern dishes—such as chicken tikka, korma sliders, and kebabs—before vanishing into the air as quickly as a magician at a science fair.

As the night lingers on, Fire N Ice begins its transformation into a full-blown nightclub. Belly dancers take to the stage first, twisting and shimmying across the spacious dance floor. By 11 p.m., the club's three DJs begin spinning top R & B and hip-hop hits intermixed with a few Arabian jams, signaling to guests that it's their turn to hit the floor.

85 Lafayette Rd
Fords,
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Gold-leaf writing inscribed across the towering red portico at the entrance to The Shannon Rose Irish Pub announces what one might expect to find inside: “Premium Stouts,” “Irish Whiskies,” and other culinary staples of the Emerald Isles. Behind this imposing entryway lies a series of dining rooms that have a markedly different effect; chandeliers create a sense of intimacy as they illuminate Gaelic artwork and aged hardcovers resting on lofty bookshelves.

855 Saint George Ave
Woodbridge,
NJ
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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.

33 Main St
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

Big Shots' massive, three-floored space bombards sports fans with walls covered in flat-screen televisions, ensuring they never miss a kick, toss, or posttouchdown pirouette. While patrons soak up multimedia entertainment from every direction, cooks whip up a menu of classic bar grub, such as specialty pizzas and burgers named after NFL teams, including the brown-gravy-drenched Chicago Bear and the cheddar- and bacon-topped Green Bay Packers. At night, the establishment can transform into an all-out dance party led by live bands and DJs.

780 US Highway 1 N
Iselin,
NJ
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Atlantic Standard came by its name through the twin goals of its owners: to make dishes from scratch with seasonal Atlantic ingredients, and to set the standard for the culinary industry. Under the watchful eye of experienced chef and owner Bradley Rodriguez, the kitchen staff plates flavorful seafood dishes, brick-oven pizzas, and contemporary entrees bolstered by house-made pastas.

3602 State Hwy
South Amboy,
NJ
US

With more than 845 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company’s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as Peach Perfection and Strawberry Whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including Peanut Butter Moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate. The lunch hour presents toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320–420 calories each.

In addition to providing healthy eats to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active—which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

55 Parsonage Rd
Edison,
NJ
US