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Summer on Newark Ave in Jersey City

June 24, 2016

Jersey City’s Newark Avenue perfectly captures the essence of our city and the spirit of summer.  People are always outside dining and having a great time and the sunset hits the strip just perfectly.  No matter what time of the day or week, people are always out and about enjoying the outside dining and round tables set up for pedestrians. The street is closed off for cars and they even painted a huge Jersey City-themed Monopoly board on the street which adds color and has been attracting a lot of attention.

Whether you like Italian, traditionally American, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish tapas or Southern comfort, this avenue has it all! People from New York City are even taking the commute to Jersey City to experience what we have to offer.  Some of our favorites on Newark Ave are South House, Skinners Loft and Ravel.

South House is a favorite during the summer.  With their outdoor dining, live music and lounge area downstairs which includes shuffle board and pool, it’s a crowd pleaser.  It’s the perfect ambiance for a Thursday night happy hour or weekend fun.

Ravel is a traditional Spanish tapas bar and their chefs spent a few months in Barcelona studying their culture and food so you know it’s legit! They have a great happy hour Tuesday-Sunday 5-10pm where they serve $5.00 drinks.  We’ve been there, and have to say, the pours are pretty big too! Try their mushroom croquettes! Trust us.

Skinners Loft has a great brunch menu and they serve a complimentary basket filled with homemade biscuits and muffins.  These pastries are guaranteed to bring you back every weekend!