Nightlife in Jersey City


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Inside the pitch-black Touch Tunnel, you're completely blind. On your hands and knees, you crawl forward, relying solely on your other senses to lead you through the darkness. The tunnel is only 80 feet long, but the exit might as well be miles away. After finally emerging safe (and sighted) from the most popular exhibit at Liberty Science Center, a family could still spend four more hours at the many hands-on attractions and experiences designed to enlighten visitors about the power and fun of science. All told, Liberty Science Center houses a dozen galleries for interactive exploration. Visitors can perform surgery on a 3D robotic simulator; tip-toe across a steel girder hovering 18 feet in the air; or even connect with more than 90 different animals, including giant fish and a family of tamarin monkeys. At I Explore, young scientists ages 2?5 learn about the world around them while launching colorful balls into the air or using a xylophone made of stone slabs. When it's time to relax, the whole family can visit the largest IMAX dome theater in the U.S., which transports onlookers from outer space to the deepest depths of the oceans and just about everywhere in between.
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City,
NJ
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An endless amount of stories flicker across the screen at these cinemas, which offer stadium seating and digital sound. The theater plays films chosen from Hollywood’s newest releases, featuring stars just plucked from the vines where they grow in the California hills. Between whispered critiques of each preview, audience members can wash down fluffy kernels of popcorn with soda from the concession stand. The theater also opens its doors for birthday parties and large private screenings for up to 300 guests.
701 Route 440
Jersey City,
NJ
US
At Bar Majestic, live music can often be heard bouncing off the backdrop of darkly lit wood, shimmery walls, and wine racks so well stocked the place resembles a chateau wine cellar in the heart of Spain's countryside. Small, sharable portions of fresh tapas dance across tables and decorate the menu. Nibble decadent meats and cheeses, or bite bruschette such as spinach pesto, prosciutto, or mushroom tapenade ($3 each, $7 for three, $12 for five). Piping hot paninis pummel stubborn stomachs with comestibles including turkey breast, brie, romaine, and aioli ($8) or eggplant, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and balsamic ($9).
275 Grove St
Jersey City,
NJ
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LITM, an acronym for "love is the message," houses a triple threat of restaurant, lounge, and gallery in its chic, 1,800-square-foot storefront. Creative flavors and contemporary presentation upscaleize its bar classics and gourmetize its entrees. House-made preparations, such as hand-rolled gnocchi with basil pesto ($15) and the hand-pounded veggie burger ($14), are abundant. Reignite the great atmosphere-versus-hydrosphere debate with citrusy chicken paillard ($18) or tea-crusted tilapia ($23). Sophisticated desserts, such as the Belgium chocolate cake ($8), assist adults in reliving the wildest sugar-rush of their youth.
140 Newark Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
US
For spectacular German food in the heart of Jersey City, take your guten appetit on over to Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant. Come prepared to feast at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. Bring the whole family to Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. When the weather is nice, hurry to Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant to grab a spot on the patio. Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant patrons enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well. The bar's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. If you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. At Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
88 Liberty Avenue
Jersey City,
NJ
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Sit back with a burger and fries at Iron Monkey, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine. Healthy food is in, as it should be, come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Iron Monkey — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Iron Monkey, you can surf the web and get some work done. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Iron Monkey's outdoor patio. Iron Monkey will be able to accommodate your large party. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. No need to be formal, business casual will pass. Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the restaurant's carry out and delivery options. For the tastes of Iron Monkey from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. At Iron Monkey, you can easily find street parking just steps away from the door. Taste the greatness Iron Monkey is serving up with meals around $30. At Iron Monkey, you have the option of paying by major credit card. Iron Monkey dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
99 Greene Street
Jersey City,
NJ
US
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