Top 5 Best Kept Secrets for a Night Out in NJ

    Who doesn’t love a night out on the town? Everyone does unless you’re Robin Williams in One Hour Photo.

    Of course there’s Manhattan and its plethora of dance clubs and bars. But you don’t have to venture into Manhattan and spend a fortune for a good time. New Jersey has a ton of great spots to get turned up AND be fiscally responsible!

    Here are the Top 5 best kept secrets for a night out in NJ:


    1. #5 Barcade – Jersey City



      Barcade is a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer – a truly unique experience. What’s on tap?


    1. #4 The Ainsworth – Hoboken

    With exotic twists on the great American classics, first-class selection of wines and specialty/seasonal beers, this new fresh and contemporary restaurant is more than just your basic Hoboken bar & grill. The menu stands out in a crowded sea within it’s one mile radius. However, The Ainsworth is not only the latest location to the already accredited and elite chain of venues, but the nightlife provides the perfect blended crowd of bridge and tunnel folks overlooking the beautiful cityscape of Manhattan. Enjoy music by the Hudson with great friends or family! Oh yeah…And keep your eyes peeled for a MANZO!

    1. #3 D’Jais – Belmar

    Okay, so D’Jais isn’t quite a secret. It is filled with NJ stereotypes as much as history. But the reality is, the secret needs to be shared! IT’s not what you think!!!! D’Jais has a diverse atmosphere with different music seven nights a week and the Tri-State’s best DJ’s spinning the latest dance and club music. On Fridays, D’Jais hosts the After Work Party with a FREE hot and cold buffet and $4.50 drinks.

    D’Jais is not just an over-packed hangout for Jersey Shore wannabees and walking punchlines. It actually draws in just as many locals as bennies from every age bracket there is! Fun for everyone-despite the stigma! The Sunday Fundays are legendary.


    1. #2 Paradise – Asbury Park

    HEY GIRL HEY! Yes, it’s a gay bar, but plenty of straight people also frequent this queer setting. Great music, ample room for dancing, and a spacious outdoor area, Paradise is a good time no matter what you prefer – boys, girls, or both.

    Located in Asbury Park, Paradise is right on the shore, so you can spend the day at the beach and then hit the dance floor at night. So if you’re straight, don’t be scared to come; the gays don’t bite unless you’re bi-curious and want them to do so.


    1. #1 The Cornerstone – Hillsdale

    Located in the heart of Hillsdale, NJ, the Cornerstone offers specialty evenings tailored for each night of the week. From the hottest DJs to their very own Country Night, the Cornerstone is a good ole time every evening.



    Friday and Saturday Nights are a time to let loose. Our late night DJ spins the latest and greatest hits of today and yesterday, guaranteed to keep you on your toes and on the dance floor. As one of NJ’s most talked about nightlife hot spots, our acclaimed bar is the best place to unwind.

    From classic rock & roll, top billboard hits from your favorite artists, the most bottom shaking beats, live music/bands, special events & appearances, plus more, The Cornerstone proves every weekend that there is life after dark!



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    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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