Reviews written by Robert DellaFave

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September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Something different and exciting

This place is awesome for a night out on the town. Not too many places offer Latin music played by live musicians. The dancing is more ballroom and salsa than anything, but it's really rare and unique to see this kind of club in NJ. The drink...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Rock N Roll bar at its finest

The crowd at Dingo's is generally very jovial and boisterous, which is a good thing if you're looking to sling back a few with friends. The music is strictly rock n roll and its not uncommon to overhear a conversation about how bad music is these days. Dingo's...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Going against the grain

This is a fun place to go for people in their 20s looking to partake in some activities. Other than that, the service is slow and the food is nothing to write home about.

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
More of the same

There's nothing particularly special about Tommy Fox's. The food is what you'd expect, although the menu is a bit bigger than most pubs. They have live Irish bands on the weekends, but I haven't had the chance to see one yet. I can't imagine how much of...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
For the dive bar fan in all of us

So it's not the place I'd take a date, but the Frontier Room Tavern knows how to pour a drink and that's good enough. There is a certain amount of charm in the air, but that could just be the funny smell of the joint.

September 27, 2011
Genuine Sports Bar

TJ's is a better place to watch the game then most places in the area. It's clean, big and the service is more than adequate. The menu is small but their selections are always good; and the dishes go beyond traditional pub far. I just wish that...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Quality you can afford

The 101 Pub is a great place to grab a bite and have beer. The tap selection isn't mind blowing, but it's serviceable and cheap. There's a different special every night and some of the deals, like $10 pitchers and .35 cent wings, are awesome. All this...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Expected more

It kind of defeats the purpose of having 50 beers if the bartenders have a problem serving you anything but the most basic. Also, some of the taps have been sitting around forever and it shows. It's still a decent place to watch the game, but the place...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Par for the course

Going to Hooters, you know what to expect. You'll get decent wings, a place to watch the game and perhaps some drink specials. This Hooters links to another sports bar called Firewaters, which is slightly newer, has a great tap and plenty of additional room to watch sports....

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Identity trouble

The Poitin Still really doesn't know what it wants to be. On one hand it's an Irish pub, but on the other there is valet parking and loud music...REALLY loud music. Sounds like they are trying to be an Irish Pub Nightclub, which really makes no sense at...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Another good dive bar...

This is another great dive bar in the greater Hackensack area. You can't beat the price on pitchers of Coors and Bud Light. The food is hit or miss, but really only the items that shouldn't be on pub menus to begin with (seafood) are the ones to...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
It is what it is...

Harley's is a great place for those just looking for a great pint of Guinness and to play a few rounds of darts. The atmosphere is friendly, and the genuine Irish bartenders are always good for a rise and excellent service. The food is better than you would...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Who would have thought?

I would have never thought that Houlihan's would be a cool place to hang out late at night. Most of the bars in the area close at 2 am, but Houlihan's stays open until 3, and at first that seemed like the only good reason to go there. ...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
What you see is what you get

Lou's Tavern is good for what it is, a quiet place to get a beer. It's a better option for the older crowd looking to just hang out and is a far cry from the Cornerstone, located down the block.

September 27, 2011
A Huge Obnoxious Frat Party

The Cornerstone has been the most happening spot in an otherwise quiet town. It seems that every former frat boy from the surrounding 10 towns goes there on the weekend and the result is a huge, obnoxious party. The music is top 40 pop, it takes forever to...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Old Reliable

Having lived in Westwood for some time I was surprised to see a place that had so much charm and character. I was even more surprised at how good the stuffed burgers were. They feature a burger of the month and usually suggest a beer pairing with your...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Decent place, lots of regulars

I wouldn't go here to meet new young people, but besides that Burke's has everything you'd want in a pub. The food, particularly the bar pie and nachos are very good. There is plenty of room, including two dining rooms and a full bar. Bartenders are a...

September 27, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Class meets affordable

Vitales is a great place for Italian food, wine and alcohol. The drink selections are nothing spectacular but the prices are right, especially during Happy Hour. The bartenders have a ton of personality, as do the primarily Italian patrons. A complementary buffet is served during Happy Hour,...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
A Manhattan style nightclub in the suburbs

It looks like a Manhattan night club, and the prices reflect that. Drinks are decently sized, but they are very expensive, and the place is not as hip as some of the better nightclubs in the city. Still, the outdoor bar is a nice fixture and you'll be...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Surprisingly good

Black Bear was actually a pleasant surprise. I was expecting a huge frat party, overpriced, boring drinks and terrible music. Ok, so I was right about the frat party, but they have a huge selection of good craft beers at less than Manhattan prices. They have a...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
A dark rock n roll cave

Olive's might be for you, but I don't go to a bar to pay a cover to listen to a band I don't know. You won't be able to hear yourself think on live music nights, and all the bands I've seen just sound like noise, which is partly...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
No assumptions

If you're looking for a place that doesn't make assumptions and serves decent food and drink at a reasonable price then Shortway's will be right up your alley. It's pretty big but the decor is nothing special. In fact, there is nothing that really stands out about this...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
The cheapest dive around

RD Benders is about as stereotypical as dive bars get. On some nights everything is a dollar. That includes mixed drinks, but most people just stick to drinking beer out of plastic cups. The crowd is made up of a few locals and some kids in their twenties...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
More than the average dive

Lenora's decor and overall environment is a little bit tacky, but there's something about it that feels right. It's much bigger than the average dive bar and there's always something to do. The bartenders are attractive even if it feels like they are failed models. The important...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
A bit of a tight fit but fun

This is another Irish pub worth checking out. The prices are reasonable and at least some of the food is above average, although I wouldn't go as far to say that this is a gastro-pub. It's not all that big, so make sure that you're fine with being...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Go for the beer

Andy's is a fantastic place to go if you're looking to drink very sophisticated and flavorful beers. You're probably not going to pick anyone up here, but Andy's doesn't claim to be anything more than a beer drinker's bar. Beer is always delicious and the bartender knows just...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Pretty traditional

Brady's is not a bad place to go have a drink or watch the game. The place is littered with regulars and I suppose there's a reason why they keep coming back. Shepard's Pie is fairly good, but the dining area is a little cramped and the place...

September 26, 2011
Go there for the wings and the games

Liberty's has pretty good food, and the wings are better than most wings found at chain restaurants. The live music can be a little too loud and sometimes isn't very good. Bartenders are very friendly, and the overall service is exceptional. The prices are fair, but the...

September 26, 2011
Bars and Pubs
More than you'd expect

Biddy's is definitely not your average pub. They change the menu specials every couple of days and their bottled beer selection is fantastic; just make sure to look at the alcohol content first. Food is something you'd expect to see in a gourmet restaurant. Bartenders are friendly...

September 25, 2011 (Updated: September 25, 2011)
Bars and Pubs
For the frat boy in you

Lanigan's is a very loud and crowded bar, littered with college frat boy types. The best time to go is during happy hour or in the summer as the outdoor patio grants visitors some breathing room. They have great specials on appetizers and drinks during football season....

September 25, 2011 (Updated: September 25, 2011)
Bars and Pubs
Heading over for a pint at the Cottage

If you're looking to watch the Champion's League, have a great Guinness and friendly conversation, then the Cottage is the place for you. The atmosphere is cool and calm and never pretentious. Best bartenders in town.

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