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Nightlife Ivy Inn BEST HAPPY HOUR (TIE) Biggie’s Restaurant, Raw Bar and Tavern 430 ROUTE 17 SOUTH, CARLSTADT, (201) 933-4000 1315 ROUTE 17 SOUTH, RAMSEY, (201) 962-9099 BIGGIESCLAMBAR.COM Ivy Inn 268 TERRACE AVE., HASBROUCK HEIGHTS (201) 393-7699, IVYINN.COM Can’t think of a better place than Biggie’s to start off an evening of fun and readers think so too. Isn’t it romantic? And it’s just as happy too at the Ivy Inn, a four-time winner in this category. RUNNER-UP: JUST GRAPES LOUNGE ELMWOOD PARK Raise your wine glass and drink a toast to this cozy and chic lounge that puts the happy in happy hour. Bibi’z Biggie’s BEST COCKTAILS (TIE) Bibi’z Restaurant and Lounge 284 CENTER AVE., WESTWOOD (201) 722-8600, BIBIZLOUNGE.COM Biggie’s Restaurant, Raw Bar and Tavern 430 ROUTE 17 SOUTH, CARLSTADT (201) 933-4000 1315 ROUTE 17 SOUTH, RAMSEY (201) 962-9099 BIGGIESCLAMBAR.COM With drinks like the Bib’s Blossom, Georgia Peach and the Fig Mule, it’s no wonder that Bibi’z, a family name for sweetheart, is the go-to place for delicious cocktails. And yes, here’s Biggie’s again, pouring some premier spirits in some terrific concoctions. (201) Editor’s Pick BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL Miller’s Ale House 270 ROUTE 4 EAST, PARAMUS, (201) 342-4800 MILLERSALEHOUSE.COM If your idea of heaven is to be surrounded by flat-screen TVs on an NFL Sunday, then you’ll feel blissfully overwhelmed at Miller’s Ale House. It’s the ultimate in media consumption – high-def screens wherever you look, from every angle. It’s a downright mecca for football fans, so it’s best to get there before kickoff, especially during the playoffs in January. But even for other events, like the World Series and Final Four, the atmosphere is upbeat and vibrant, well worth the trip on Route 4. CHOSEN BY (201) SPORTS EDITOR BOB KLAPISCH 54 2016 EDITION | (201) BEST OF BERGEN GUIDE MILLER’S AND BIGGIE’S: CHRIS MARKSBURY; IVY INN: GREG PALLANTE; BIBI’Z: KEVIN WEXLER Biggie’s