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Unique Cocktails in NJ

Hello,
Just looking to see if anyone has recommendations or even knows of any bars/restaurants/lounges that offer unique and/or traditional cocktails in NJ. I know I could go to Death & Co (E.Village) or the Clover Club (Brooklyn), but I would like to know about places that are local.

Maybe barrel aged cocktails, Sidecars, home made bitters & ingredients, something along those lines.

I love this place in Houston, Anvil Bar & Refuge, really cool place, each bartender gets his own station and they make precise unique drinks. They're trying to preserve the concept of the cocktail
http://www.anvilhouston.com/menu/Anvi...

Thanks!

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  1. I don't know if it's quite there, but I was impressed by what I saw at Bar Cara (Bloomfield) recently...

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    Bar Cara
    1099 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

    1. Not sure what area you're looking for, but if it's north, go see Andrew at Park West Tavern in Ridgewood.

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      1. re: tommy

        I'm in North Jersey (Bergen County) but I would totally be willing to travel within 25 miles of 07075. Thanks

      2. Not sure where your located but here are a couple you might like in Jersey City. Bar Majestic has nice cocktails and drinks, also has an interesting wine list.
        http://barmajestic.com/

        LITM is a bit different, combining art and alcohol :) Fun drinks, less interesting wine list.
        http://litm.com/

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        1. If you're talking about going out in the City then this is certainly a hike for you... But if you ever find yourself over in the New Brunswick area definitely check out the bar at Catherine Lombardi. They do it the right way, I can assure you that. Also, if you're ever in the Princeton area Elements has a very interesting cocktail list. The only problem there is that they don't have much of a bar (only 4 stools), it's more of a 4-star restaurant that serves interesting drinks.

          http://www.catherinelombardi.com/sle/cl/

          http://www.elementsprinceton.com/

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          Catherine Lombardi
          3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

          1. Clydz in New Brunswick, Avenue in Long Branch

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            Clydz
            55 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901