Get A Taste of the Tropics This January At These Local Restaurants


It may be chilly outside of our Beacon apartments here in Jersey City, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t take a little ‘trip’ with our dining plates – there are tons of local restaurants sporting tropical cuisine that will make you feel like you’re on vacation!

If you’re ready for a little mini getaway with a Jamaican, Thai or Mexican dish, then visit these amazing local restaurants and you can feel like – at least during dinner hour – that you’re thousands of miles away from the cold!


Nicole’s, located at 521 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a modest Caribbean spot offering jerk chicken, curries and other staples, including vegetarian eats.

Try inspiring dishes like their spicy beef stews and curries or something new like their fried bits. Their experienced chefs and accommodating staff are some of the best in Jersey City and are sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.


Sky Thai, located at 62 Morris St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves Thai favorites presented in a warmly lit interior with modern accents and exposed brick.

With a huge menu including rice and meat specials, wok items, curry items, soups and salads and also those looking for something more health-conscious, there’s something for everyone at Sky Thai! Stop by to see what specials they are currently showcasing – there’s always something new cooking up here.



521 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-8443


Sky Thai

62 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-4311


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