From the developers of Jersey City’s family-friendly beer garden Zeppelin Hall comes Surf City. It sits where the old Sandbar used to be on the waterfront. This new self-touted “restaurant & megabar” features three-acres on the water, complete with a sand beach, cabanas and fire pits! Their tag line is “New York latitude — Key West attitude” and they have banned things like dance and techno music (along with “steroids and Ed Hardy”), so it won’t be anything like it’s predecessor. More than 75 taps will bring an impressive American craft beer selection and, once up-and-running, the menu will consist of burgers, lobster rolls, fish and shrimp fry and more. As there is a “no fist-pumping” policy (thank goodness) you can relax and listen to casual pop/rock and vacation music or dine on one of their four outdoor decks. The best part? I learned today that they are totally family-friendly!
Jersey City has needed a place like this. There is so much vacant, wasted space along the waterfront — Surf City is a welcome addition. Plus, I love that there’s another place with a decent beer selection downtown! You can arrive by “boat, car, light rail or PATH” and there is unlimited free parking available. The hours are Monday – Friday 4pm – 2am and weekends noon – 3am. Check out their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter for more information.