The Archer is a pretty ideal option for casual dates in downtown Jersey City. The dark cocktail bar on Newark Avenue has candlelit tables and booths, excellent mixed drinks, and Happy Hour everyday. Just don’t bring anyone who might not be able to focus on your questions about college roommates and celebrity crushes once they see the bow and arrow and giant deer heads on the walls.
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Biryani Darbar is an Indian spot in Jersey City that’s a great option for casual group dinners.
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White Star is an American spot in Jersey City with good cocktails and great buffalo wings.
Edie Jo’s is a bar and restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that’s great if you’re looking for drinks and snacks in the neighborhood.
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Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
Good Night Sonny
Good Night Sonny is a cocktail bar in a busy section of the East Village, and it's a surprisingly nice place to have a drink.
Bread And Salt
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
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