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“Great place for a burger and a pint” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Park Tavern

Park Tavern
575 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
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Ranked #30 of 519 Restaurants in Jersey City
Cuisines: Bar
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Eagle Butte, SD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place for a burger and a pint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This place hasn't changed in years. Great, family run tavern, huge hamburgers and the best pint of Guinness in the states. If you want some sports bar with 100 tv's and a bunch of fluorescent lights, this ain't the place. This is a cozy little bar where you can sit and visit with friends over some great bar food and beers.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Jersey City, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hidden, Comfortable, and friendly bar with incredible homemade food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The Park Tavern is always your best bet for great burgers made to order, and a comfortable friendly bar to drink in. A few doors south of Communipaw on West Side Ave, look for the Irish and American flags over a dark brown wooden facade. There is no sign.

Besides great burgers that take time because they are cooked right, they usually have corned beef ThAT THEY CORN THEMSELVES! Family run for generations, it has a very homey feel, and a real fireplace roaring when it is cold. A great jukexbox and a dart board with lots of room to play. Lots of room for big groups too. Lovely backyard grotto for al fresco boozing.

As long as you behave yourself somewhat, it does not matter what you look like here. You will often find quite an eclectic crowd.. If however you are looking for a bar to stick up, pick another one for two reasons: 1. About 50% of the customers at any given time are law enforcement, 2. They charge so little for everything you are not going to get much.

There is a little parking lot adjacent or metered street parking. Decent mainstream beer selection incl Harp Guinness Palm BlueMoon and Brooklyn for you heavier beer people.

Check it out and it will quickly become your home away from home.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
“40 years and counting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great spot, I dont know what the photo is cause thats is not Park Tavern. The location has been there and the same family running it for over 40 years. Good selection of non mainstream beers. Good hamburgs and cornbeef sandwich. This is a must if in the area, definately a locals hangout but with a warm inviting crowd.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice bar to hang out and eat burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Bar tender, Kevin, nice friendly guy, the place has a lot of caracter, they have the very best burgers, stop by to try them some time, I have to agreed with other reviewers this is a Diamond in the rough. no sign, just an Irish flag out side, make sure to walk to the back of the bar, nice patio tables to chat with friends.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Great burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

This is a great Irish bar for a couple of late night drinks. The drink is flowing and the burgers are awesome great spot

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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