The Best Local Bars in New Jersey

The Garden State is a hot spot for sports bars and breweries. From bars you can find inside top restaurants to sports bars built for game night, NJ has them all. Our local business directory is built to feature all of the best ones in New Jersey. Below, you’ll find a few of our top picks for across North, Central and South Jersey.

Meanwhile, if you would rather jump straight to NJ Sports Bars, we have a directory just for that. Click here to find the best places in New Jersey to catch the game with friends.


One of the state’s best local bars also happens to be inside of one of NJ’s best Italian restaurants; Bareli’s Restaurant & Bar features a plush interior, a garden atrium and award-winning cuisine. Meanwhile, they offer a full bar with a number of options to choose from.

Asbury Ale House

Of course, when it comes to a place to get a drink, most folks are looking for sports bars. Particularly, a place they can watch their favorite local sports teams. With that in mind, there’s no better place to watch football, baseball or any other sport than Asbury Ale House. In fact, they have over 40 TVs in-house, and can fit over 100 guests.

Looking for more great, local businesses? Best of NJ has a number of directories for everything from Fun & Entertainment to Wedding Planning. If you’d rather stick to finding a great spot to eat, we can help you find that, too! Click here to find the best American, Italian, and Seafood spots near you.