Bars in Princeton

Select Local Merchants

• John Pizzarelli with special guest Bucky Pizzarelli on July 25 at 6 p.m. • Mike Marino with special guest Jeff Pirrami on August 1 at 8 p.m. • Kevin Meaney on August 8 at 8 p.m. • Long Live The Beatles starring the Mahoney Brothers on August 15 at 8 p.m. • Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling on August 22 at 8 p.m.

102 Carnegie Ctr
Princeton,
NJ
US

Walking into Slocum's Bowling Center is like jumping backwards in time. All around you, bowlers lounge in orange vinyl chairs beneath paneled ceilings or head to the wood-paneled bar for a snack. The 80-year-old bowling alley's retro decor conceals welcome anachronisms, however, such as the Steltronic SuperElex auto scoring and automatic pinsetters that govern 12 gleaming lanes. During Saturday-night laser bowling, the sound system pumps out high-energy tunes as bowlers roll strikes and spares. At Sloc’s Grille, bowlers can lift a variety of handheld fare such as burgers and sandwiches, keeping fingers limber for their next attempt to steal the key to the city out of the mayor's pocket.

1675 Pennington Rd
Ewing,
NJ
US

Brothers Luis and Johnson Rivas teamed up to create a menu of signature seafood entrees and Italian dishes anchored with homemade pastas. They saute shitake mushrooms with a homemade flat pasta before tossing parmigiano romano cheese with fresh tomatoes, basil, and garlic olive oil to create the Papardella alla Romana, They also pour blush-colored brandy cream sauce over lobster ravioli. Shrimp scampi, a variety of veal dishes, and desserts round out the menu. The cozy eatery features brick-lined doorways and linen-topped tables that combine rustic and sophisticated details, just like Paul Bunyan wearing a monocle.

938 Bear Tavern Rd
Ewing,
NJ
US

Knot Knot recalls a cozy zen temple with black wood floors, screen dividers, and lush potted orchids––and that's just the waiting area. In the comfort of a cozy, low-lit room, licensed massage therapists take relaxation up a notch with Thai herbal acupressure, flowing Swedish strokes, and soothing, deep-tissue bodywork. The spa also offers an indulgent menu of exfoliating facial treatments, ranging from organic hydrating masks to age-reducing collagen care.

1 Tree Farm Rd
Pennington,
NJ
US

In the kitchen of Tavern on the Lake, chefs not only cook pub classics such as 14-ounce burgers with mushrooms and onions but also an upscale house made ravioli entrees with scallops, chorizo, and mascarpone cheese. Meanwhile, patrons sing karaoke tunes, listen to live band performances, or adjourn to the outdoor patio to sip a pint of beer from the full bar.

101 North Main Street
Hightstown,
NJ
US