Newark Nightlife

Newark NightlifePeople know the party is always happening over in Manhattan, but did you now that there’s a party going on in Newark as well? Although not as big as the Big Apple, the Garden’s State’s own Gateway City can really turn up the nightlife. Whether you want to dance the night away or just enjoy a few drinks and chill with your friends, Newark has the perfect venue for you.

Hell's Kitchen Lounge
Get a taste of New York’s infamous Hell’s Kitchen nightlife without leaving Newark. Hell’s Kitchen Lounge in Newark offers visitors a hell of a good time: “damn fine” food, wicked drinks and a weekly line up of live entertainment. Make you sure catch a performance by the Brick City Burlesque!

Address: 150 Lafayette St., Newark, NJ 07105 - MAP
Phone: (973) 465-4422

Krug's Tavern
In the heart of Newark’s IronBound district, you’ll find Krug’s Tavern. Both a restaurant and a dive bar, this laid-back, casual tavern is open for lunch, Happy Hour, dinner and into the late hours of the night. Munch on oversized sandwiches or the best burger in town while you sip on your choice of typical dive bar drinks.

Address: 118 Wilson Ave., Newark, NJ 07105 - MAP
Phone: (973) 465-9795

Maxwell's Bar & Restaurant
Relax at Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant, a casual restaurant serving up a wide variety of drinks as well as music. Stop by their website to view an ever changing (and ever crammed) calendar of events, from live performances to art galleries. This intimate little nightlife venue is perfect for hanging out with friends for a fun evening!

Address: 1039 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030 - MAP
Phone: (201) 798-0406

Get your groove on at QXT’s, the best dance club in Newark and New Jersey’s premier alternative dance club. For over 20 years, this nightlife destination has opened its doors on Friday and Saturday nights to let in the crowds ready to jam to alternative music–a genre including New Wave, Goth, Industrial, Deathrock, Punk, Rock and the occasional throwback to the 80s.

Address: 248 Mulberry St., Newark, NJ 07102 - MAP
Phone: (973) 643-3996

Arena Lounge
Spend a casual afternoon or evening at The Arena Lounge, one of the best sports bars in Newark and a pleasant nightlife spot to unwind after a long day or to celebrate a special occasion. Pick from a number of seating options–bar, lounge, patio and more. Order up some wonderful food to go along with your drink!

Address: 218 Mulberry St., Newark, NJ 07102 - MAP
Phone: (973) 621-2120

McGovern's Tavern
Rock the jukebox over at McGovern’s Tavern. A nightlife favorite of Rutgers Law School students, this traditional Irish pub offers your typical fare as far as food and drinks go but also incorporates fun, friendly events each week. Join in for weekly Monday Night Football or Trivia Tuesday, as well as special performances.

Address: 58 New St., Newark, NJ 07102 - MAP
Phone: (973) 643-3984

Mompou Tapas, Wine Bar & Lounge
Like much of the other nightlife in Newark, Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge dishes up delightful food right beside their amazing drinks from the full bar. However, this unique bar specializes in domestic and imported wines and beers, many of which you will not find anywhere else in the city. Cheers!

Address: 77 Ferry St., Newark, NJ 07105 - MAP
Phone: (973) 578-8114