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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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Soup of the Day: Creamy Potato #getthatchd

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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

New Jersey’s National Oreo Day Celebratory Locations

O’ Oreo, Oreo! Wherefore art thou my Oreo? Put a little filling in your Wednesday and celebrate National Oreo Day at one of #HipNJ’s recommended Oreo dessert designations in New Jersey. 


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You finally decided which slice of #Cheesecake to get and your friend asks for a bite. Let us know on our story what you would do! 馃馃嵃

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The Cheese Cake Factory in Hackensack is the prime location to celebrate birthdays, graduations and National Oreo Day. Imagine having cheesecakeOreo’s and fudge wrapped into one beautiful multilayered slice. After this you won’t even have enough room for dinner!


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an old favorite! Yolo French toast! Happy Monday ! #yolo #frenchtoast #oreos #breakfast #lunch #brunch #supportlocal #powderedsugar #eatlocal #seeyousoon

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Y.O.L.O! We all obviously love french toast and Oreo’s so MeeMom’s in Wall and Middletown combine the two, creating the famous Y.O.L.O A.K.A You Obviously Love Oreo’s french toast. Curb your sweet tooth by saying Y.O.L.O and bite into a piece of fluffy french toast with hints of vanilla topped with crushed Oreo’s, white chocolate chips and drizzled with vanilla and chocolate sauce


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Didn鈥檛 win last night? We know a sweet consolation prize. #McFlurry #TreatYoSelf

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McDonald’s should be renamed McFlurry’s because they are winning in the dessert section. Add a little crunch to your McFlurry by topping it off with some chocolaty Oreo goodness. National Oreo Day has been made accessible and delicious by McDonald’s. 


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A #HumpDay treat? How about something sweet? IG 馃摲: @smpereiraa 鈥 鈥 鈥 鈥 鈥 #Dessert #Yummy #Sweet #InstaGood #InstaFood #FoodPic #Hungry #Delicious #TreatYoSelf

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T.G.I Friday’s in Hackensack is just one of those places that never gets old. Good food, great drinks and amazing desserts, why wouldn’t you want to spend National Oreo Day here? Especially, when they have a dessert dedicated to Oreo’s! You will go mad for their Oreo Madness dessert, cookies and cream ice cream in a Oreo crust and drizzled with gooey chocolate sauce. Yum! 


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I am the @OREO Hot Cocoa BLIZZARD Treat. And this blue cup might just be your new favorite cocoa mug.

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Dairy Queen from all locations, including WyckoffRochelle Park and Montvale, are welcoming all Oreo everything! They have just recently reintroduced their Mint Oreo Blizzard along with adding a little royalty to the mix with their Royal Oreo Blizzard. Both, featuring some of our favorite flavored ice cream, crunchy cookie and surprising centers. 

Tell us your favorite Oreo dessert by tagging and commenting on our #HipNJ page @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.