Last year I published a listing of my favorite 100 bars (open or closed) in the world. This year I planned to write an amended list, profiling a few from last year that did not get an extended write-up and bringing some new joints into the mix. But it’s been a weird few months, with most of the world’s great bars closed, and I have decided to go in a different direction.
In lieu of just being on vacation (which I will be), this space will be dedicated to profiling some new spots that didn’t make last year’s list. Spots that will be in desperate need of your patronage should the world find any kind of normal again.
CJ’s Tavern – Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Stumbled into this strip mall bar in NJ to watch Bears vs. Lions last fall. Bears won.
Where can you find $1.50 pints anymore?
Who still does 10 cent wings?
How many bars still have packaged goods and smokes for sale? And lotto on the television screens?
Three of us stayed three and a half hours. Our bill was $27.
I bought a tee shirt.