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A good thing about being on vacation is that every day can be a weekend day. Wanting to hit the coolest spots in the area is only natural. That’s why we wanted to showcase this area’s vibrant nightlife.

Below you’ll find a list of the most trendy and interesting places to check out while you’re in town. Whether you’re new to the area, looking for something different to do, or just visiting, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love.
Krug’s Tavern
Krug’s Tavern

(973) 465-9795

118 Wilson Ave
Newark, NJ 07105   Directions Website

In the heart of Newark’s IronBound district, you’ll find Krug’s Tavern. Both a restaurant and a dive bar, this laid-back, casual tavern is open for lunch, Happy Hour, dinner and into the late hours of the night. Munch on oversized sandwiches or the best burger in town while you sip on your choice of typical dive bar drinks.

Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant
Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant

(201) 798-0406

1039 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030   Directions Website

Relax at Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant, a casual restaurant serving up a wide variety of drinks as well as music. Stop by their website to view an ever changing (and ever crammed) calendar of events, from live performances to art galleries. This intimate little nightlife venue is perfect for hanging out with friends for a fun evening!

McGovern’s Tavern
McGovern’s Tavern

(973) 643-3984

58 New St
Newark, NJ 07102   Directions Website

Rock the jukebox over at McGovern’s Tavern. A nightlife favorite of Rutgers Law School students, this traditional Irish pub offers your typical fare as far as food and drinks go but also incorporates fun, friendly events each week. Join in for weekly Monday Night Football or Trivia Tuesday, as well as special performances.


(973) 643-3996

248 Mulberry St
Newark, NJ 07102   Directions Website

Get your groove on at QXT’s, the best dance club in Newark and New Jersey’s premier alternative dance club. For over 20 years, this nightlife destination has opened its doors on Friday and Saturday nights to let in the crowds ready to jam to alternative music–a genre including New Wave, Goth, Industrial, Deathrock, Punk, Rock and the occasional throwback to the 80s.

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