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“Now called The Tap Room”
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The Porch
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Wayne, NJ
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Now called The Tap Room”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Always enjoyed it as The Porch, and although we miss the great "cordon bleu bites" appetizer they had, the Tap Room had plenty of other fine options to choose from. Lively crowd, and plenty of TVs to keep track of current sports.

Visited July 2014
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Thank ZeetsWayne
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English first
Belmar, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Noisy bar”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

The Porch has closed and this place is now called The Spring Lake Tap Room. There is a long bar with seating in the middle of the floor with tables on either side. We sat at the bar and shared a salad and a margherita pizza which was surprisingly good. The bartenders were busy but very nice and attentive. The menu is typical bar fare but what looked like delicious burgers as they were being served to patrons sitting near us. An interesting selection of beer. Decent wine offerings. The usual big screen tv's showing various sports activities. The bathrooms are in the back. They can use a little cleaning which always frustrates me with these kind of places (toilet paper needed to be replaced, as well as soap refills) but I did not see any bathrooms in open view. Construction recently finished on this place just a few weeks ago so whatever view there may have been, I'm sure had been taken care of by the installation of walls. The Board of Health would not permit open bathrooms in a food establishment !! The big downside is the noise. The place is really loud. I don't think I'd want to hang there for too long.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank AMIBelmar
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Still noisy”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Now called Spring Lake Tap Room. Still noisy and tables have a direct view o Men's Room. If you walk in the wrong way I. The front door you are looking at the urinals.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Norma D
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Northfield, NJ
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best for Sunday Football!!!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We rode our bikes to The Porch for Sunday football. The staff could not have been better. Great beer and appetizer specials. Shout out to Keith and Billy. i'm sorry to hear they are closing soon.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Maryfran63
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Sea Girt, New Jersey, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good burgers & bar food, but very noisy”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

With a large bar occupying the center, it is what you expect. Good juicy burgers and basic bar food, but some of the entree specials are quite good and beyond basic bar food. Only negative is the high noise level due to hardwood floors and hard walls & ceilings (could use some wall & ceiling treatments to deaden noise). Prices are what you would expect. Lots of TV's mostly tuned to sports.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Spencer M
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