Dive Bars in Jersey City


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  • Barge Inn
    Eat your way through the menu at Jersey City's Barge Inn — this Historic Downtown establishment serves fresh Italian food in a hip atmosphere. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Barge Inn, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Don't forget to dip into Barge Inn's fully-stocked bar. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Barge Inn — the bar has an awesome layout for large parties and groups. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. Barge Inn patrons can find street parking at the Monmouth Street location. Your bill at Barge Inn will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
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    410 Monmouth Street
    Jersey City, NJ US
  • Jake's Dilemma
    For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Jake's Dilemma for American-style cuisine. The menu also includes a number of vegan items. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Jake's Dilemma's menu. Perfect for after-work outings, Jake's Dilemma's happy hour is hard to beat. For your next big bash, consider hosting at Jake's Dilemma, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Jake's Dilemma's patio. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Jake's Dilemma can get packed on weekends with its no-reservation policy. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Jake's Dilemma, so dress for comfort when you come. If time is of the essence, Jake's Dilemma's take-out option may be a better fit. Call Jake's Dilemma for catering if you have a big event coming up. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. Jake's Dilemma's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Jake's Dilemma serves up all three meals.
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    430 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY US
  • Arlene's Grocery
    When Arlene’s Grocery opened in 1995, it was in a Lower East Side that was hungry for live music. Fortunately there was no shortage of bands to fill the stage. The venue quickly became rooted in punk, garage rock, and bohemian music, saving their spotlight for then-unknown artists such as Jeff Buckley. Over the years, Arlene’s proved itself a tastemaker, booking regular shows with up-and-comers the Strokes and securing a residency from the Bravery before the band hit it big by swapping their instruments for baseball gloves and becoming the Atlanta Braves. As the neighborhood evolved and the club, an actual former grocery store, sprawled into the butcher shop next door, the owners hired a live rock ‘n’ roll karaoke band. The multi-weekly sessions became wildly popular, even attracting neighbors such as Moby to take the stage for some impromptu singing. Beyond karaoke, the calendar still focuses on indie-alt-rock, with performers that have included Delta Rae and Conner Youngblood.
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    95 Stanton Street
    New York, NY US
  • Mulberry Street Bar
    Mulberry Street Bar offers a wide variety of classic American dishes. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Mulberry Street Bar's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Mulberry Street Bar's seasonally available outdoor seating. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Mulberry Street Bar, which accommodates plenty of large groups. Regulars recommend heading over to Mulberry Street Bar during the work week. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Mulberry Street Bar — it's strictly casual. Mulberry Street Bar patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the 1/2 Mulberry St location. You can eat for next to nothing at Mulberry Street Bar, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15. It's strictly cash-only at Mulberry Street Bar, so make a trip to the ATM first.
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    176 1/2 Mulberry St
    New York, NY US
  • American Trash
    At American Trash, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich. Plan to indulge a bit at American Trash, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Tap your foot to American Trash's tunes — live performances are often showcased here. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. The dress code at American Trash is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with a stop conveniently located at 77 St. (4, 6, 6X). Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's 1st Ave location offers nearby street parking. You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at American Trash, with meals usually costing less than $15.
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    1471 1st Ave
    New York, NY US
  • McCoy's Bar
    For a quick burger (don't forget the fries!), McCoy's Bar has what you need. The menu at McCoy's Bar does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — McCoy's Bar has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Perfect for after-work outings, McCoy's Bar's happy hour is hard to beat. Wifi is on the house at McCoy's Bar, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit McCoy's Bar during the slower weekday hours. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back McCoy's Bar is come-as-you-are. McCoy's Bar patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the 9th Ave location. Meals at McCoy's Bar are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
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    768 9th Ave
    New York, NY US
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