Kubel’s feels like a locals-only spot. It’s a loud, dark bar that opened in 1927 near the docks in Barnegat Light with free popcorn, a few domestic beers, and a simple menu of things like clam strips and house chili. But it’s tough for any spot on the island to keep from being somewhat overrun during the summer anymore, and it’s pretty much impossible after Anthony Bourdain films a TV show there. Even still, Kubel’s is relatively low-key, and it’s a place everyone should check out at least once. Come during Happy Hour (4-7pm on weekdays), get some discounted beers and bar food while watching early season baseball on TV, and you’ll feel like you’re part of the locals-only crowd.
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