Velvet ropes, $14 cocktails, and dipping it low on the dance floor with your girls might sound like a perfect Friday night out…when you’re in your twenties. These days, our squad still enjoys going out and getting into the groove, just someplace a little more sedate—and a whole lot more delicious! So, we grabbed our BFFs and headed to the new Beat Street restaurant in Jersey City.
Located in the Art District, this restaurant in Jersey City showcasing what it calls “elevated street food” has some serious swagger, starting with the lounge-style front bar area, which offers guests plenty of cool and comfy places to sit. Not only is it a great place enjoy a cocktail (a mojito here will do you right) while bopping your head to the live music (courtesy of Beat Street’s resident DJ), but also for taking in the amazing collection of street art, old-school subway murals, and other visual treats exploding off the walls.
With the party officially started, we headed to the dining area to order some eats. Beat Street’s well-curated menu is cleverly organized into “Lil Bites” (think ceviche and other sea-inspired apps, sliders, jumbo crab cake pops, and lollipop chicken wings), “S’Medium Bites (fully-loaded tater tots, Cafeteria Tray Frito Nachos, and other share-able plates), and “Biggie Bites” (we couldn’t order the lobster mac-n-cheese quick enough). Every dish is made using local ingredients direct from the vendors, so fresh is definitely the word here.
We’ll definitely be boogaloo-ing back here again.
150 Bay Street, Jersey City