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New Brewpub Coming to Downtown Somerville

Downtown Somerville is opening up Somerset County’s very first brewpub! This microbrewery will be serving seasonal craft beers and Progressive American-Style cuisine. Village Brewing Company will soon be located on West Main Street in the original Woolworth’s and former Somerville Center Antiques right in the heart of the downtown district!

Seasonal menus will include locally-sourced ingredients for a farm-to-table atmosphere and a selection of eight to ten in-house brewed craft beers will change monthly – but don’t worry, wines and other spirits will also be served!

The restaurant will provide à la carte, private and semi-private dining. Future plans call for the renovation of the lower floor into the “Village Square,” into a local performing arts center, as well as a banquet and event facility.

“Downtown Somerville is really a hot spot and the place to be,” said Iris Frank, co-owner and director of business development and banquet services. “We considered several towns in New Jersey for our brewpub, but in the end it was an easy decision. There is such a strong sense of community and a cool vibe to the downtown. We’ve watched the amazing transformation of Somerville and the ongoing commitment to enhancing the entire downtown experience.”

Final plans are still in the review process, but the Village Brewing management team expects to open in the summer of 2018. The new brewpub will employ roughly 70 people.

“Village Brewing Company’s decision to open in Downtown Somerville represents a significant private investment on our Main Street and will certainly add to the vibrant community life here,” said Tom Genova, chairman of the Downtown Somerville Alliance. “Somerville is a recognized success story across New Jersey, and we are proud that our downtown district will be home to the first brewpub in the county.” 

 

Thanksgiving

Fun Before the Feast on Thanksgiving Eve

We all love getting together with family for Thanksgiving: the plethora of home cooked meals, the strange distant family members you only ever see around this time every year, the endless questions about your relationship status…

Well, the home cooked meals mostly. 

Jokes aside, this time of year is optimal for recognizing all that you are thankful for in your life and to share an evening with loved ones over delicious food. Still, let’s face it: Thanksgiving is not quite a day for partying and letting loose.

This year, HipNJ wants you to try letting looseThanksgiving Eve. and we’ve got you covered!

Here’s a few ideas on where to go this Wednesday night in our very own Garden State:

  1. House of Que, Hoboken, NJ
    Cheap drinks and the possibility someone will inevitably come dressed as a turkey that we can point and laugh at until we’re sloshed enough to borrow the costume? Sign us up.
  2. Maggie’s Bar and Grill, Lakewood, NJ
    More drink specials, free admission for ladies, a dance floor, and karaoke – perfect to get your mind off of Aunt Linda’s prodding questions about your career.
  3. Starland Ballroom, Sayreville
    Emo Night is comin’ at you Thanksgiving Eve – if run of the mill partying isn’t for you and you’d like a night of rock music and good vibes, tickets only run from $12.50-$20 ($23 if you buy the day of).
  4. Tally-Ho, Hoboken
    Great food, fun games, good times – perfect for Thanksgiving Eve (I mean look how big the font on the flier is? Fonts don’t lie)
  5. Just Jake’s, Montclair
    Enjoy some live music, booze, and food. Just Jake’s is sure to show you a great night.

Wherever you end up going Thanksgiving Eve, we hope you have insane amounts of fun! (Just not too much fun, you still have to get yourself to Thanksgiving dinner the next day…)

Enjoy!