You can count on a full range of Abita beers on tap at The Rivershack. Pair your Louisiana brew with some creole food like an alligator po’boy.
The awning on this dive bar might say Cafe Bourbon Street, but look a little lower and you’ll see a small sign for Pierogi Mountain. After having a few drinks, order a platter of pierogis. The doughy dumplings come in out-there flavors like cheese pizza, wasabi potato, and apricot and thyme.
The beer menu is stocked with local brews and the food menu is all about wings, which come in flavors like Cajun buffalo, sweet curry heat and pineapple habanero. The heat levels go from mild all the way up to dumb dumb.
This craft brewery brews up a wide range of styles from English-style porters to ales brewed with local honey—and they also have a curated cocktail program and over 100 whiskeys for the non-beer drinkers. The food menu is eclectic but you can’t go wrong with a burger (topped with bacon jam, goat cheese and roasted tomatoes) or sliders served on fresh focaccia.
Rocky Hill, NJ
This gastropub is known for its impressive draught beer list, its selection of Martinis (like the Italian Martini made with vodka, amaretto, Licor 43 and pineapple juice) and, most of all, its elevated disco fries, which come topped with your choice of pork belly, braised short ribs or chorizo.
You’ll feel like a local at this neighborhood standby. Get a beer on draught (opt for a local brew) and snack away on crab balls—mini crab cakes.