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Jan 25, 2014 07:22 PM

Need a good place to watch the Super Bowl

Preferably in Monmouth County, or southern Middlesex County. Home is out, got young girls, and well, it's just boring being by myself. Usual place is in law's house, but my brother in law talks so much I can't even hear the commercials.

Someplace good with friendly people, good food.. maybe a free buffet or something like that. Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. If you're willing to go a little north, there's this place in East Rutherford that I hear is going all out!

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    1. re: ebchower

      Ha ha. :) Can't even have a tailgate party at the stadium.. screw them. Not to mention all the other limitations.

      I guess this is supposed to make up for it:

      On top of all this, the long range forecast calls for a messy evening. Nope, I'd rather be somewhere warm and dry. Don't care about either team this year, but hey, it's the SUPERBOWL, man!

      1. re: ebchower

        All out? Seems like NYC is going all out, but NJ? Not so much from what I see so far.

        1. re: ttoommyy

          To a large extent it's just another game. And they host twice as many games there as other stadiums. I lived 5 minutes from there for years and it's just a place people drive to for the game and leave. Can't tell you how many times shortly after a game a NY driver stopped me on the street to ask for directions to the GWB.

          1. re: ttoommyy

            Agreed with what you've said, but remember: the towns surrounding the stadium are SMALL so budgets are a major issue, they've been restricted by the NFL in terms of what they can say/call things, and my guess is that unless you live very locally, you're going to want to stay away from the immediate area on game day!

            Those of us within close range tend to plan our comings/goings around the traffic going to/from the games every Sunday during football season!

            I think it's hilarious that towns like Montclair are trying to make a big deal/make $ from it, but on the flip side, it p*sses me off every time someone on tv says "See you in New York for the big game!" After all, it's IN. NEW. JERSEY. :-)

          2. re: ebchower

            You wont be able to get into that area....OHHHH, I see what you did there

          3. Just about every pub/bar near me at the Monmouth County shore is having SuperBowl parties with free buffets...such as Kelly's in Neptune and McGillicuddy's in Loch Arbour...

            My suggestion is to check bars in you local area.

            1. Sayreville, right by the old Abyss night club is usually a good time:

              If you want some drunken debauchery, check out Central Park in Linden. The old owners from Abyss/DEKO lounge throw a wild party and the place has been crazy all season with scantilly clad females, buffet and such. Just depends on the crowd youre looking to hang with I suppose

              1. OK, it's that time of year again, so I'm reviving this thread. :) Last year I ended up at the in-law's anyway... this year I've been rebuffed.. I got over the flu well over a week ago, but my FIL is paranoid.

                I'm thinking of heading to Jack's in Long Branch, because I've heard so much about the wings. Would Jack's be a good place to watch the Super Bowl? Would I be able to hear the commercials.. you know, because both teams suck this year. Again.

                And which wings are the best to get? The hot garlic ones? (Is that a combination of "hot" and "garlic"?)

                1. My suggestions for places closer to home for you;

                  Instead of Central Park mentioned above, is Park East on 35 in Hazlet. Same owners and this was the original location Central Park /Mister East was the second.

                  MJ's any of their locations; Middletown-Matawan-Tinton Falls-Neptune

                  Jack's - Long Branch

                  Brickhouse - Neptune (pretty cool/comfy place)

                  I don't know about any special buffets or promotions.

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                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    I usually end up at Park East in Hazlet or Houlihan's in Holmdel, if I want to watch a big game out. I've also gone to MJ's in Middletown, but their TVs are small and difficult to see. Park East is often my favorite because of the sushi bar and eye candy behind the bar. Jack's in Long Branch is a good place, but it is double the travel time for me and I like to stay closer to home when drinking.

                    1. re: cke25

                      Sushi or a burger is about the only thing to be worth while to eat at Park East.