Abbondonza Trattoria Coming to Liberty Harbor

A new family style Italian restaurant is coming to Grand Street as part of the Liberty Harbor North development. The restaurant will be on a ground floor retail space on the east side of the development across from Grove Street. Posts on JCList and Kannekt forums reveal the restaurant will include brick oven pizza and […]



Barcade Officially to Open Friday

The much anticipated Jersey City Barcade is set to open on Friday after two nights of invite only previews. The original Barcade opened in Brooklyn in 2004 near what was then the edge of rapidly gentrifying Williamsburg. Since then, Barcade has become a staple attracting hipsters and Manhattanites alike. The Jersey City Barcade took over […]



Barcade One Step Closer to Reality with Craigslist Ad

Barcade, the Brooklyn based retro video games and craft beer bar has been in the process of opening a Jersey City location for close to a year. The mythical bar is one step closer to reality with a Craigslist job listing for staff members. Barcade is set to open in the former Washington Mutual space […]



Rue Viet Opens on Newark Avenue

The Banh Mi fad has hit Jersey City with the opening of Rue Viet at 272 Newark Avenue. The fastidiously decorated restaurant has a few tables, but of course Vietnamese sandwiches also make a great take out food. While Rue Viet seems to have the right goal in mind, the flavors of the above pork […]



Comfort Food Replacing Vacant Juice Bar

The former home of Bagua Juice will soon become comfort food bistro Park & Sixth, a Hoboken eatery. The storefront on Grove Street near First was vacant for several months. The Hoboken location of Park and Sixth focuses on assorted sandwiches and prepared foods; the Jersey City location will presumably provide a similar menu. No […]



Muscle Maker Grill Opens Tonight

The Muscle Maker Grill is to be making a soft opening tonight beginning at 5pm. Muscle Maker replaces Camille’s Cafe in the northwest corner of Harborside Plaza 4A.



Mystery Lounge Opens Quietly, Weekends Only

This unlabeled bar and lounge opened last weekend on the corner of Newark and 1st Street. According to a little sign on the window, Port-O Lounge is only opened Thursday through Sunday.



Bar Guide Launched for Jersey City

JerseyCityBarGuide.com, a new, locally operated bar guide has been launched online, promising comprehensive reviews and claims to present more information than existing guides. We’re not amused. But we have to admit the site looks sharp. Cheers, JerseyCityBarGuide, you win this round.



OX Officially Toast

OX, which had been closed the past week for “vacation” is officially closing. A note left posted outside thanking patrons and staff announced the closing and a for sale sign sums things up. OX was one of Jersey City’s finest eateries.



Atomic Wings Taking Baby Steps

The long awaited Atomic Wings on Newark Avenue has removed the paper from the windows, perhaps in anticipation of opening, or maybe just to tease eager residents. Either way there is now furniture– tables and chairs– inside, as well as refrigerators for sodas.




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