Travelers interested in exploring the evening spots and after hours locations throughout Newark may want to put the following hot spots on their itinerary:

  • Bar A (formally called Bar Anticipation) ( is a year round bar located in nearby Lake Como.  This place hosts special events which may be worth checking out.
  • Murphy’s Tavern is the local gay-friendly bar.  Gay and lesbian patrons may be interested in checking out more active bars in other parts of New Jersey.  A complete listing is available at .
  • Play Ball is a local sports bar in Newark where travelers can stop in to see a game and have a drink in a casual atmosphere.
  • QXT ( is the best of the late night dance club options in Newark.
  • Rainbow Tuesday is a local gay dance club offering drag shows, go go boy dancers and endless dance entertainment.
It should be noted that, although these night spots are options, many travelers head to nearby Hoboken for their night life action.   New York City is also a viable option since it is not very far away and offers the most extensive nightlife in the United States.   Information about public transportation to New York City and Hoboken from Newark is available at .