(201) Best of Bergen 2016 Edition - Page 54

Pubs and taverns, restaurants, bars and clubs are all part of the exciting and eclectic social scene that brings Bergen to life after sunset. FEATURING THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR | SPORTS BAR | IRISH BAR | NIGHTSPOT LIVE MUSIC | COCKTAILS | CRAFT BEER PLACE FOR A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT PLACE FOR A GUYS’ NIGHT OUT HAPPY HOUR | WINE LIST Allendale Bar And Grill 67 W. ALLENDALE AVE., ALLENDALE (201) 327-3197, ALLENDALEBARANDGRILL.COM A popular fixture on the scene is the AB&G with its charming old bar and great beer on tap. With solid pub grub, TV to watch the game and a warm atmosphere, it’s no wonder readers raise their glasses to this classic bar. RUNNERS-UP: BRADY’S AT THE STATION RAMSEY CLUB FEATHERS RIVER EDGE With its slogan “You’re Only a Stranger Once,” Brady’s consistently stands among the best of neighborhood bars in Bergen. Newcomer to the list this year is Club Feathers, New Jersey’s premier gay and lesbian hot spot, with its classic cocktails and draft beer menu. BEST PLACE FOR GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT Just Grapes Lounge BEST LIVE MUSIC Mexicali Live 1409 QUEEN ANNE ROAD, TEANECK (201) 833-0011, MEXICALILIVE.COM Great live music and some terrific Mexican food to go with it is what you’ll find at Mexicali Live, a twotime winner in this category. This popular mainstay on Bergen’s live music scene has been showcasing local talent and introducing new styles and sounds to welcoming ears. 52 2016 EDITION | (201) BEST OF BERGEN GUIDE 213 ROUTE 46 WEST, ELMWOOD PARK (201) 773-3998, JUSTGRAPESLOUNGE.COM Grab a glass of wine and curl up on a sofa by the fireside and feast on some scrumptious tapas with your best girls at Just Grapes. RUNNERS-UP: BIBI’Z WESTWOOD BIGGIE’S CARLSTADT AND RAMSEY Fruity cocktails and fun atmosphere make Bibi’z and Biggie’s a dynamic duo of restaurant lounges just perfect for a night out with the girls. ALLENDALE BAR AND GRILL: CHRIS MARKSBURY; MEXICALI BLUES: RICH FORMICOLA; JUST GRAPES: COURTESY OF JUST GRAPES Nightlife BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR