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“Hidden, Comfortable, and friendly bar with incredible homemade food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Park Tavern

Park Tavern
Ranked #94 of 594 Restaurants in Jersey City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Jersey City, New Jersey
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34 reviews
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“Hidden, Comfortable, and friendly bar with incredible homemade food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

The Park Tavern is always your best bet for great burgers made to order, and a comfortable friendly bar to drink in. A few doors south of Communipaw on West Side Ave, look for the Irish and American flags over a dark brown wooden facade. There is no sign.

Besides great burgers that take time because they are cooked right, they usually have corned beef ThAT THEY CORN THEMSELVES! Family run for generations, it has a very homey feel, and a real fireplace roaring when it is cold. A great jukexbox and a dart board with lots of room to play. Lots of room for big groups too. Lovely backyard grotto for al fresco boozing.

As long as you behave yourself somewhat, it does not matter what you look like here. You will often find quite an eclectic crowd.. If however you are looking for a bar to stick up, pick another one for two reasons: 1. About 50% of the customers at any given time are law enforcement, 2. They charge so little for everything you are not going to get much.

There is a little parking lot adjacent or metered street parking. Decent mainstream beer selection incl Harp Guinness Palm BlueMoon and Brooklyn for you heavier beer people.

Check it out and it will quickly become your home away from home.

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English first
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
“40 years and counting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Great spot, I dont know what the photo is cause thats is not Park Tavern. The location has been there and the same family running it for over 40 years. Good selection of non mainstream beers. Good hamburgs and cornbeef sandwich. This is a must if in the area, definately a locals hangout but with a warm inviting crowd.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank wick1979
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice bar to hang out and eat burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Bar tender, Kevin, nice friendly guy, the place has a lot of caracter, they have the very best burgers, stop by to try them some time, I have to agreed with other reviewers this is a Diamond in the rough. no sign, just an Irish flag out side, make sure to walk to the back of the bar, nice patio tables to chat with friends.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank davmarroquin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great burgers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012 via mobile

This is a great Irish bar for a couple of late night drinks. The drink is flowing and the burgers are awesome great spot

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1 Thank Laoisboy
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New York City, New York
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“Dark and quiet the way bars should be.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Inside looks a wee bit scruffy and it is. But oh the service, the beer and the bacon cheeseburger make up for any deficiences in decor. A must go place in Jersey City.

  • Visited March 2012
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