These Local Bars Are The Perfect Hangouts for Thanksgiving Eve


Turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes may be a Thanksgiving Day tradition, but there’s another tradition for Thanksgiving Eve – grabbing a drink (or two!) at your favorite local bars to relax before the big day. 

In Jersey City, we have a ton of bars to choose from, including everything from swanky cocktail bars to casual pubs. Choose the one that fits your mood and pick up anything from a cold beer to a fine glass of wine on Nov. 25!

Corkscrew Bar, located at 61 Congress St, Jersey City which is 11 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an easygoing tavern pairing draft beer and cocktails with burgers and pub fare in a simple space with TVs.

Established in 1976, the Corkscrew Bar has been around for over 40 years, evolving and changing with the community. They’re known for their delicious burgers and wings, local beer, refreshing drinks, sports, trivia, live music and more. It’s many locals’ home away from home!

Lucky 7 Tavern, located at 322 2nd St, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a popular, dimly lit joint offering a wide range of whiskeys, BBQ, bar bites, DJs and a jukebox.

Lucky 7 Tavern has been a fixture in downtown Jersey City for years. People fill into Lucky’s to have a drink and enjoy excellent bar food including authentic Southern BBQ. They also offer a large selection of bottled beer and 14 beers on tap, which you can sip on among sporting events shown on their seven flat screen HDTVs.

Corkscrew Bar

61 Congress St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 239-0087

Lucky 7 Tavern

322 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 418-8585

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at These Local Irish Pubs


Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner on March 17 and whether you’re a full-blooded Irishman (or woman) or you simply enjoy a good beer and a shepherd’s pie, there’s no excuse not to celebrate this upbeat and exuberant holiday here in Jersey City.

Near our Beacon apartments are tons of Irish pubs that will be featuring special offerings, live music and authentic fare for the day. If you’re ready to get in the Irish spirit this Saint Patrick’s Day, then read on below.

Dorrian’s Red Hand, located at 555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is a 10-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is the New Jersey outpost of the famous NYC bar offering comfort Irish eats, draft beers and TVs in a classic pub setting.

First opening in 1960, Dorrian’s has been a staple for decades, dutifully serving delicious American fare and popular beers and cocktails to generations of neighbors, locals and their families. In the 50+ years since it opened, Dorrian’s has expanded from a humble little corner bar serving loyal regulars to a fully-realized restaurant space with a closed in outdoor cafe and a smaller, intimate back room with its own bar.

PJ Ryan’s, located at 292 Barrow St, Jersey City which is a five-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is an intimate, traditionally decorated pub serving drinks and modern American and Irish tavern fare.

A corner tavern in the heart of downtown Jersey City offering a cozy and inviting space, PJ Ryan’s offers great craft beer, wine and liquor and a menu that puts a modern twist on traditional Irish pub fare. Come by for nightly drink specials, weekend brunch and year-round sports action on eight big TVs.


Dorrian’s Red Hand

555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-6660


PJ Ryan’s

292 Barrow St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-8752

Visit These Jersey City ‘Local Watering Holes’ This Winter


Now that the holidays are over, one thing is for certain, Beacon residents – it’s time to relax and unwind! In Jersey City, there’s no better way to do that than visit the area’s many homey, comforting ‘local watering hole’ bars, where beers and pub grub are the norm.

If you’re craving some comfort food this month and want to take a breather after a busy December, then visit these neighborhood staples that will provide you with a nice drink, a warm meal and a friendly atmosphere.


Iron Monkey, located at 99 Greene St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves upscale pub fare and craft brews at this multi-level gastropub with a rooftop deck.

With a huge beer menu, this is the perfect stop for beer lovers, plus they serve tons of classic dishes that locals flock for including pizza, macaroni and cheese, pasta, burgers and even stir-fry shrimp. There’s a reason that this bar and restaurant has so many regulars!


Corkscrew Bar, located at 61 Congress St, Jersey City which is 15 minutes from your Liberty Towers apartment, is an easygoing bar serving draft beers and cocktails with burgers and pub food in a basic space with TVs.

Established in 1976, Corkscrew Bar and Grill has been a Jersey City tradition for over 50 years. They pride themselves on getting to know their customers and work hard to become their home away from home. Corkscrew Bar & Grill is the real-life Cheers where “everyone knows your name!”


Iron Monkey

99 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5756


Corkscrew Bar

61 Congress St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 239-0087