Roundup: Craft Beer Bars in Bergen County, NJ
[source: TheDigitel Beaufort]
Beer (particularly craft beer) is no longer the poor stepchild to wine. The growth and variety of choices have given way to beer lists and menus the likes many have never seen before (or that are usually relegated for wine only). There are local and national breweries producing a large array of tasty yearly and seasonal suds. With many specialty liquor stores (including large chains like Whole Foods) accommodating this unprecedented modern thirst for hops and barley, even Bergen County is quick becoming a craft beer drinker’s paradise. Below is a short list of bars and restaurants in the area that carry a range of craft beers. Feel free to let us know about place that we’ve missed or has recently added to their selection at firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy’s Corner Bar
257 Queen Anne Road, Bogota, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 10 plus 1 Cask
Description: Andy’s is a welcome for those looking for a place to enjoy great beer and be at a bar not blasting Beyonce or Britney or Lady Gaga. The laid back nature is what gives Andy’s a perfect
191 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 11
Beers by the Bottle: 30
Description: In the space formerly known as Hennesey’s, owner Noel O’Malley has put together not only a haven of great beer, but great food as well. With an amazing 3 star review from The Record under their belts, Biddy’s is primed to be a feel good destination for a long time to come.
171 Schraalenburgh Road, Closter, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 24
Description: Formerly Paulie’s this spot now owned by the team at Queen Anne Wines. The bar features drink specials every night including 20% off craft beers all day Tuesday.
Copper Mine Pub
323 Ridge Road, North Arlington, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 20 (plus 49 bottled brews)
Description: Probably the most extensively stocked beer bar in Bergen County. Copper Mine hosts tastings and more regularly and they always are the first to serve new brews from all over.
The Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar
84 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 19
Beers by the Bottle: 22
Description: A bar and restaurant featuring appetizing fare like Angus steaks, weekly events/specials and an amazing spread for brunch on Sunday’s. Cornerstone even has a beer club featuring an amazing deal of $2 craft beers during Happy Hour (Tuesday-Friday from 3-7pm).
Hudson 303 Sport Cafe
116 Route 303, Tappan, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 24
Description: Not quite in Bergen County, but less than 5 minutes from the Northvale border. Hudson 303 is a golf range with a bar that features a ton of beer and spirits plus a full scratch gourmet kitchen with specials everyday.
Jersey Boys Grill
704 River Road, New Milford, NJ
Beers on Tap: 20
Description: Brought to you by the owners of Sanducci’s, this is a sports bar and grill through and through. Their beer list is one of the largest we’ve seen in the area.
1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, NJ Map
Description: Probably known for their Mexican fare and THE spot for live music in the area, Mexicali is also home to an extremely large and diverse beer list featuring wheat beer, lagers, ales, IPAs, stouts, porters, bocks, ciders & pilsners. They even list the Buds, Coors, etc as “Boring Beer”.
The Office Beer Bar & Grill
32-34 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 15+ (plus 35 bottled)
Description: The Office is a “beer bar and grill” with full kitchen (which is open late). Brewery showcases and more plus six other locations in NJ.
Park West Tavern
30 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 8
Beers by the Bottle: 16
Description: Brought to you by the same team that runs Park Steakhouse in Park Ridge, Park West Tavern is another new restaurant to the area dining scene. Located in Ridgewood and featuring Modern American Fare, Park West has clearly spent ample time curating a great menu as well as a great list of beers. Cheers!
Three Wise Monks
142 Outwater Lane, Garfield, NJ Map
Beers on Tap: 15 (plus over 100 bottles and 1 cask)
Description: Opened in late 2011 as a new craft brew specialty bar. Selections rotate frequently and features a bar food menu as well.