Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

It’s Pumpkin Beer Season! Get Some At These Jersey City Breweries


For those that love pumpkin, they really love pumpkin. And one of the tastiest ways to get a sip of it is through a quenching pumpkin beer – especially since they only come around one per year!

If you’ve been on the hunt for a few pumpkin beers to enjoy amid this beloved season, head to these breweries near your Beacon apartment that have been hard at work brewing up pumpkin and other fall-flavored beers. Pick up a six-pack as well to enjoy at home!

902 Brewing Co., located at 101 Pacific Ave, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, pays tribute with its name to the Hoboken apartment where founders Colby Janisch, Tucker Littleton and Andrew Brown took their homebrewing to the next level.

Starting with a three-gallon pot and a homebrewing kit, the idea of 902 Brewing Company fermented into a business in August of 2012. Colby received a homebrewing kit as a present and was hooked right away. As a mechanical engineer, he quickly became obsessed with new equipment mods, process improvement and experimenting.

Departed Soles Brewing Company, located at 150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, opened its doors in 2015, becoming the first modern microbrewery to open in bustling Jersey City.

Departed Soles produces a cornucopia of craft beers, but they’re proud to be New Jersey’s first and only brewery offering a vast selection brewed with 100% gluten-free ingredients. It was also born of two friends, Chris and Brian, who loved both beer and designer sneakers, which is where the name “departed soles” comes from.

902 Brewing Co.

101 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 430-6208

Departed Soles Brewing Company

150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 479-8578

Love Cider Doughnuts? Here’s Where To Get Them Near Your Beacon Apartment


There are a million ways to use apple cider, but one of the favorite ways of those with a sweet tooth has long been to enjoy apple cider doughnuts. However, you don’t need to be an expert baker to get this fall favorite – just head to the local bakery.

Luckily for those craving a bite of these tasty treats, the options of bakeries offering apple cider doughnuts near our Beacon apartments are endless. Here are just a few you can head to for a doughnut – or a dozen!

The LoDG, located at 7 Bleecker St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers doughnuts that are as unique as they come, all made entirely from scratch. Expect doughnuts that are locally-made yet inspired from all over the globe here!

The founders are a couple who happen to be as in love with each other as they are with delicious food. This biomedical engineer and lawyer realized there weren’t any decadent craft doughnut spots in the area, so they decided to fix that problem when they opened the LoDG.

Cocoa Bakery, located at 275 Grand St, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a quaint storefront with breakfast pastries, classic baked goods and espresso drinks, plus a snug patio.

Chef Jessica Isaacs is the owner of Cocoa Bakery Cafe and is directly involved in all aspects of its creative, culinary and business operations. She served as executive pastry chef at the internationally lauded Nobu and Nextdoor Nobu restaurants for more than a dozen years, as well as executive pastry chef at Sushi Samba 7 after an apprenticeship at the Three-Michelin-starred Le Calandre in Italy. 

The LoDG

7 Bleecker St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 301-5465

Cocoa Bakery

275 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 830-3430

These Jersey City Restaurants Have Delicious Wings To Accompany The Big Game


Whether you’re the football team’s biggest fan or you don’t know the difference between the quarterback and linebacker, wings are one way to help everyone enjoy the big game. This October during football season, don’t settle for mediocre wings – head to these local restaurants.

These spots near your Beacon apartment specialize in wings, offering juicy, freshly-made versions of the popular American food in a variety of sauces. Enjoy them at the bar overlooking the big screen or from the comfort of the couch at your Beacon apartment.

Corkscrew Bar, located at 61 Congress St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an easygoing tavern pairing draft beer and cocktails with burgers and wings in a simple space with TVs.

Established in 1976, the Corkscrew Bar has been a staple of the community for more than 45 years with some of the best burgers and wings in Jersey City as well as local beer, refreshing drinks, sports, trivia, live music and more. Plus, it’s open late, has a private event space and beer available for takeout.

Cluck-U-Chicken, located at 586 West Side Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a fast-food chain specializing in wings and other chicken dishes, plus a variety of sauces.

Cluck-U Chicken began in 1985 in New Brunswick when a college student decided that his campus needed more than just pizza and burgers, and set out to create the best Buffalo wing in the world. The unique recipes and sauces that were developed created a devoted following for food made from only the finest ingredients, including fresh chicken.

Corkscrew Bar

61 Congress St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 239-0087


586 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 946-2222

On National Coffee Day, Check Out These Jersey City Cafes


Every morning, you turn on the Keurig and make yourself a steaming cup ‘o joe. But on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, treat yourself with a cup of something much more decadent from our local coffee shops.

Our Jersey City coffee shops specialize in thoughtfully-sourced coffee beans, flavorful blends and expertly-made coffee that will blow that Keurig out of the water. Get in line at these shops located near your Beacon apartment!

Bleu Coffee, located at 126 Clifton Pl, Jersey City which is a five minute walk from your Beacon apartment, only sells single origin coffee that is roasted to order, providing roasted coffee at peak flavor using the finest, most delicious and responsibly sourced beans.

Bleu Coffee has evolved to create a unique coffee experience that is twofold – curating the highest quality farm to cup experience from the most sought-after coffee regions in the world – and giving back to the lands and community that provide the fertile grounds that are home to their coffee cherries.

Butler Café, located at 350 Warren St, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, prides themselves on providing organic, fair-trade tea and coffee. They also work with local dairy suppliers and bakeries to source the freshest, highest quality offerings.

Enjoy a tête-à-tête in their comfy chairs, innovate from their community laptop table or just gaze out the window from a counter stool. At Butler Cafe, they encourage conversation and conviviality alongside a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, as well as savory and sweet food options.

Bleu Coffee

126 Clifton Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(646) 360-0716

Butler Café

350 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 432-8910

These Jersey City Family-Friendly Restaurants Have Something for Everyone


The kids are back to school, and after a long summer of fun, sitting back in a classroom for eight hours a day can’t be easy. So, treat them once they get off the school bus – take them to one of these family-friendly restaurants near our Beacon apartments.

Jersey City has a restaurant scene that has something for everyone, and that includes spots that not only have great food and drinks, but also fare that kids will love, too. Head to one of these eateries with casual digs, a versatile menu and a fun atmosphere!

Diesel and Duke, located at 389 Monmouth St, Jersey City which is four minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves burgers that are never frozen, always fresh and cooked to perfection every time. Their fries are freshly cut, hand-washed and come with a perfect crisp.

Their burgers speak for themselves! They are perfect for a night in with the family, celebrating the big game and those special late-night cravings. They’ve got the standards, but they’re also known for their unique twists on the classics with varieties such as the holypeno burger, breakfast burger and smokeshow burger.

Roman Nose, located at 125 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a charming, snug spot with Italian comfort food and creative cocktails, plus a notable beer and wine list.

Roman Nose is the culmination of Maria and Ruggero Fiore’s journey from a small farming village in the Lazio region of Italy to the heart of Jersey City’s blossoming culinary scene. Together with their sons Frank and Raymond, they wanted to create a warm, welcoming, and relaxed trattoria atmosphere where they could share their love of high-quality, simple and clean food using the freshest ingredients.

Diesel and Duke

389 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 222-1322

Roman Nose

125 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 360-2176