The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence's first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today's Groupon: for $19, you get dinner and drinks for two at Lamp Post Bar and Grill in Jersey City (up to a $44.95 total value). The dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $12.50 value each)
- Two draft beers (up to a $5 value each)
The culinary wizards at Lamp Post Bar and Grill stack succulent sandwiches, stir up rich entrees, and pour thirst-quenching brews in a comfortable setting. Feasts kick off with one of several taste-bud-tickling appetizers, including roasted button mushrooms stuffed with spinach, ham, and cheese that get messy when pushed through actual buttonholes. Twelve sandwich offerings teeter appealingly on table-bound plates; the Otto Betz pulled-pork sandwich fills beleaguered bellies with slow-roasted pork shoulder mixed with Carolina-style barbecue sauce, with coleslaw and hash brown toppings to add a satisfying crunch. Five cheeses intermingle in the rich sauce that tops Lamp Post's mac 'n' cheese snuggled beneath a panko, bacon, and parmesan crust in an effort to promote inter-cheese cooperation among the warring swiss and cheddar tribes.
Neatly set tables and booths nestle amid Lamp Post's wood-paneled walls, whose warm tones complement burgundy tablecloths and add life to the pallid complexions of dining Edgar Allan Poe impersonators. Satisfy the food pyramid's hops-and-yeast cornerstone with one of six draft brews, including Sam Adams seasonal selections and Guinness. A full events calendar delights patrons with live music Saturday evenings, Friday-night karaoke, and NFL Sundays.
382 2nd St.
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302