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Top Night Spots in New Jersey

Top Night Spots in New Jersey

According to 2018 travel and tourism data, New Jersey ranks highly among the most visited states in the US. There are many reasons cited as to why New Jersey is such a darling to many people chief among them being the vibrant nature of the state’s nightlife. It is for this reason why we decided to share with you some of the top night spots in New Jersey, just in time for New Year’s Eve!

As a side note, you ought to know that New Jersey is one of the few states in the US which regulate online gambling hence you can still play blackjack online when you visit this northeastern US state.

The Dome Rooftop & Lounge at the Manor
For those who love wining and dining at upscale bars, New Jersey offers The Dome Rooftop & Lounge at the Manor. Both local and foreign beverages are served at this stunning bar. Most-played music at the Dome Rooftop is old school hits. The beauty of the Dome Rooftop bar is that it’s located at the top of the Manor restaurant hence revelers get to see the beautiful stars overhead when they are on the dance floor or just resting on the sofas. Every Fridays and Saturdays there are some live performances at the Dome Rooftop bar.

46 Lounge
Depending on the day that you visit 46 Lounge, you can expect to enjoy some hip-hop, mash-ups, house or some contemporary Brazilian music. While 46 Lounge offers a bit of everything in terms of music, the beauty of this place is in its design. 46 Lounge comes in contemporary ambience with a Brazilian cherry dance floor. The dance floor is quite spacious that dozens of people can all enjoy the blasting music all at once.

Just like 46 Lounge, Mandala bar offers different themes for different crowds on different days. The most popular nights at Mandala are Latino Nights i.e. Fridays and Saturdays and Gay Nights on Thursdays and Sundays. Open every day of the week, visitors to Mandala can expect to enjoy themselves on the dance floor any day. Mandala serves both local and foreign beverages. There’s a nearby grill and restaurant in case one needs to ‘fuel up’ during the night.

Bar A
Bar A differs from other night spots on this list in that it is open both day and night. Bar A consists of both an indoor bar and an outdoor bar. Those who want to enjoy themselves on the dance floor will have to go indoors. However, those who just want to chill while enjoying their drinks will best do so outside where there are large gazebos. Apart from the bar, Bar A also has a restaurant that serves delicate cuisine.

The Wonder Bar
For the real American experience, visitors to New Jersey must visit The Wonder Bar. The Wonder Bar does not open every day but when it does, you can expect to live your life to the fullest in the few hours that you will be inside. The dance floor of this stunning bar accommodates over 2000 patrons and only blues, rock and roots music is played here.


#HipNJWeddings- Richard O’Malley

#HipNJ wedding planner extraordinaire Richard O’Malley sat with our Kendall Zoppa to talk about current trends for the 2015 wedding season!

Through his company The O’Malley Project (T.O.P.), Richard has planned the Garden State’s most prestigious events for over 15 years and has 10,000+ parties on his resume.  He’s planned fetes for every walk of life, from Presidents and celebrities to sweet 16’ers and (of course) brides.

“Every thing I do is truly unique because we design the occasion around your lifestyle.  We’re seeing people become more comfortable forgoing tradition and doing what’s important to them,” Richard explained.

One bride that Richard worked with wanted something so out-of-the-box, she wanted her wedding dress made out of balloons.  The dress got so much attention, “Lady Gaga‘s people ended up calling up my balloon guy to make her a custom dress!”

Richard’s favorite wedding venue is The Garden Vista in Passaic.

“Because of its historical status, the owner [Jim Robbins] of the building had to keep the ballroom intact.  He refurbished the apartment building around this sprawling ballroom from the 20’s that can hold 400 people!”

Beyond party planning, The O’Malley Project offers consulting services for small businesses to help make entrepreneurs more profitable!

For more information on Richard O’Malley and The O’Malley Project, visit TheOMalleyProject.com.