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North Jersey Beer Flights / Samplers

I have a friend who is trying to get into beer but his opinion is that all beers taste the same. To remedy this situation I'll like to take him to a place that offers a profuse, diverse quantity of beers served in small glasses. Does anyone have any recommendations for pubs or breweries that serve beer flights or samplers in North Jersey.


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  1. I couldn't tell you if they serve samplers or flights (never been my kinda thing), but you just have to get him to Andy's Corner Bar in Bogota, by far the best beer bar in the area.


    Also- if you feel like crossing into Rockland, Defiant Brewery in Pearl River usually has a number of different styles on tap.

    Andy's Corner Bar
    257 Queen Anne Rd, Bogota, NJ 07603

    1. Bistro 55 might still be doing flights.

      Bistro 55
      55 Route 17 South, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

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      1. re: tommy

        Exactly the rec I was going to make--and they still were offering them a month ago.

      2. Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery always has a diverse selection and offers sampler flights. We haven't been up there in a while, but recent reviews on other sites are positive.


        1. The Long Valley Brew Pub is your spot...a nice ride out west and a first rate beer flight.

          1. I'm pretty sure the Morris Tap & Grill on Rt.10 in Randolph does flights.

            1. The best beer bar in NNJ is the Coppermine Pub in North Arlington. Don't know about small glasses, but they will usually give you a taste before you buy a glass. Knowledgeable staff and a great, rotating selection.

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              1. re: jmoryl

                If you head down south, the Office in Montclair, Maloney's Pub in Matawan, and Jack's in Long Branch all offer samplers and very large beer on draft selections.

                1. re: aacharya

                  The Office has several locations. Depending on what part of North jersey you're from, one should be convenient. (I'm most familiar with the one in Ridgewood.) And they definitely do flights.

                  1. re: brandywiner

                    I'm compelled to note that the Office in Ridgewood often smells like filthy stale beer, and other stale stuff, and is not a place I'd go to when learning about beer. A block away at Park West Tavern is a good choice if in the area.

                    JV vs Varsity.

              2. Sublime in Gladstone is going to start doing "flights" as of next month. And they always have a great selection of micros on tap.

                1. The Front Porch in Hawthorne has an extensive beer selection as well.

                  Front Porch
                  217 Wagaraw Rd, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

                  1. The Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell has become an outstanding beer bar, and they do various flights. They have just recently tapped Leffe Brown, Ommegang Gnomegang & Long Trail Triple Bag, and they have a continual rotation of over 20 drafts and a lot more in bottles.