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New Jerseys Best Authentic Irish Pubs to Spend St. Patrick’s Day

Kiss a leprechaun! Drink green beer! Scream so loud that all of your neighbors can hear! St. Patrick’s Day is finally here! Gather your friends and head out to one of #HipNJ’s top authentic Irish pubs. 

Biddy O’Malley’s is a American Irish pub and eatery that specializes in good beer, authentic Irish cuisine and dangerously delicious Short Rib. So, get jig-y with it and step dance your way into New Jersey’s little piece of Ireland

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The leprechaun god’s have sent Fairfield a gift and called it  Thatcher McGhee’s Irish Pub & Eatery. If you love finger food, German Soft Pretzels and authentic Irish entrees – Corned Beef and Cabbage and Beer, Thatcher’s will become your favorite St.Patrick’s go-to.

We call shenanigans! The Shannon Rose in Clifton and Ramsey is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, in appropriate Irish manor, with bagpipes, live music and step dancers. Channel your Irish roots (that may or may not exist) and fall in love with the Celtic culture.

Make St. Patrick’s Day an all weekend event- drinking, eating and dancing in ways you never knew you could- at Tommy Fox’s in Bergenfield. From the 15th until March 17th, Tommy Fox’s will be hosting generous happy hours, live DJ’s and step dancing

Let your hair down, have a drink and hang out at Lazy Lanigans in Hackensack. Despite the word “Lazy” being in their name, this place is high energy! With a fully stocked bar, your St. Patty’s Day celebration will continue until the sun comes up- actually only until closing (2 AM).

Let us know how your St.Patrick’s celebration is going by tagging  us on social media @HipNewJersey

#TrainYourBrainDay NJ鈥檚 Finest Escape Rooms!

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Today is #TrainYourBrainDay! Looking to put your brain power to the test? An escape room is the perfect way to actively engage in some brain puzzles with your closest friends and family! The concept is simple鈥攜ou are locked in room and must solve puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategies to escape in under 60 minutes. I鈥檝e had the pleasure of partaking in a few escape rooms with my family. It was a lot of fun鈥擨 highly recommend!

The first escape room I did was The Dorm Room at Amazing Escape Room in Princeton, NJ. As a college student, I thought it was really neat being able to do puzzles in a place that felt a lot like my college home! My first experience in an escape room was tough but definitely a great learning experience for future escape rooms. It laid the groundwork for being able to decipher clues and come up with strategic ways to solve the puzzles and riddles. Unfortunately, my group and I fell just short of escaping. We still had a great time!

The next escape room I did was Lost Jewel of Zanzibar at Escape Room Center in my hometown of Bridgewater, NJ. Set in Africa in 1930, the objective is to find a mystical gem from  a powerful warlord before time expires. I really liked the safari-adventure feel to this room. It almost felt like a Disney attraction! With a little more experience under our belts, my family and I were able to escape this room under 60 minutes. Woohoo!

My most recent escape room experience took place in Power Surge at Escape Garden State, minutes down the road from the #HipNJ HQ in Fairfield, NJ. This room takes place in Thomas Edison鈥檚 secret office. The goal is to access his secret work before time expires or else it will be gone forever. Personally, I thought this was the most challenging of the three I鈥檝e done. It took a lot of ideas, guessing, and yes some clues from the Game Master, but we were able to escape! It was definitely my family鈥檚 most impressive escape yet!

If you鈥檙e looking for a new and exciting way to test your puzzle-solving skills, check out any of the locations I mentioned. The staff was very accommodating and the whole experience was seamless, fun, but definitely a challenge!

New Jersey escape rooms can be found in Princeton, Bridgewater, Fairfield, Hoboken, Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Hackensack, and Freehold.

Stumpy’s 46 in Fairfield

鈥淪tumpy says let鈥檚 bury the hatchet!鈥

After opening their first location in Eatontown in 2016, Stumpy鈥檚 Hatchet House has made quite a name for themselves.

They were the first ever indoor hatchet throwing range in the United States, and now they have new locations popping up all over. Most recently, the craze has come to Fairfield with Stumpy鈥檚 46.

This location lets customers enjoy food and drinks while they practice their throws. It has been said that people can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to hit a target.

Since there is no perfected method for throwing a hatchet, you have two hours in your pit to decide how you want to toss it. Many regulars choose between the one-handed or the two-handed grip, but always follow Stumpy鈥檚 rules by throwing it overhand.

Stumpy鈥檚 is all about having fun! You can throw any type of celebration, from a Bachelorette party to your break up party…you name it, they applaud it! They will even hold an 鈥淎xe Your Ex鈥 divorce party, which is pretty much promised to make you feel better. They also hold birthday parties and corporate events.

Even if throwing hatchets isn’t your thing, you can play Giant Jenga and Cornhole, watch Direct TV and enjoy their free Wifi.

Safety is extremely important. Before you start, you have to go through a brief training session which teaches you to always keep your eye on your ax and that no trick shots are allowed. You also have to be 21 or old to join in the fun!

With Stumpy’s being the big trend in New Jersey, spots fill up fast. So, we recommend you book your trip in advance.

Stumpy’s is open Wednesday through Sunday and will cost you $40 for a two-hour session. 

Fairfeild Location: 373 US-46 West, Suite D107 Fairfield, New Jersey

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