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Discovering the Hidden Gems: Speakeasy Bars in New Jersey

Step back in time to the era of Prohibition and indulge in the clandestine charm of speakeasy bars. While these covert cocktail lounges once operated in secrecy, today's New Jersey boasts a vibrant array of speakeasies that offer a fusion of history, ambiance, and, of course, exceptional libations. From Jersey City to Hoboken, and beyond, here are some must-visit speakeasies in the Garden State:



Murphy’s Tavern in Rumson has a rich history dating back over 100 years as a covert speakeasy during Prohibition. Today, it continues to delight patrons every Monday through Saturday with its cozy basement bar, live music, and engaging events like trivia nights.

17 Ward Ln, Rumson, NJ 07760


Elevate your evening at The Junto Attic Bar, located above The Franklin Social in Jersey City. Operating on a first-come, first-serve basis, this swanky speakeasy offers a sophisticated ambiance perfect for unwinding.

68 Mercer St, Jersey City, NJ 07302



Indulge in high-quality cocktails at Laylow in Downtown Asbury Park. Located in the basement of Reyla, this community-centric speakeasy hosts seasonal pop-up events and offers a cozy retreat for cocktail enthusiasts.

603 Mattison Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712


Nestled above Verve in Somerset, The 1933 Room exudes the charm of New York speakeasies with its Soho-inspired decor. Enjoy a wide selection of craft beers, wines, and seasonal cocktails in this hidden gem located above Verve on the main strip In Somerville

18 E Main St Second Floor, Somerville, NJ 08876



Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Agave Maria in Belleville, where beyond the exterior of a Mexican restaurant lies The Xamán Room—a secret speakeasy-style cocktail lounge. Indulge in impressive tapas and cocktails amidst its unique ambiance.

170 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109





Transport yourself to the sophistication of old-school Hoboken at The Sinatra Room. Tucked within Monroe’s restaurant, this private cocktail lounge requires guests to recite a secret password for entry, offering an exclusive ambiance and masterfully crafted cocktails.

36 Newark St., Hoboken, NJ 07030


For a unique twist on the speakeasy concept, visit Sushi by Bou tucked behind Ani Ramen in Jersey City and Hoboken. Enjoy an exclusive Omakase experience followed by craft cocktails in their zen garden lounge.

218A Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of Rabbit Hole, an "Alice in Wonderland" inspired speakeasy above Blue Steel Pizza Co. in Bloomfield. Delight in creative cocktails and a surreal ambiance reminiscent of the beloved children's story.

285U, Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003



Uncover the hidden gem of Morristown at The Laundromat, disguised as a public washroom with secret access to an underground bar. Enjoy artisanal cocktails and live music in a sleek, subterranean setting.

4 Dehart St, Morristown, NJ 07960


Located beneath Rails Steakhouse in Towaco, Thirty3 offers an intimate Prohibition-themed experience. Guests enter through a secret passage and can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and hidden passages reminiscent of the clandestine bars of the past.

10 Whitehall Rd, Towaco, NJ 07082


Inspired by "Boardwalk Empire," Nucky Thompson’s in Downtown Jersey City offers a rustic yet refined speakeasy experience beneath Hudson Hound. Savor seasonal cocktails and shared dishes in this atmospheric hideaway.

8 Erie St A, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Whether you're seeking a taste of history or simply craving exceptional cocktails in a clandestine setting, New Jersey's speakeasy bars offer an unforgettable experience for all. Venture off the beaten path and discover these hidden gems for a night to remember. Cheers to the allure of the speakeasy, alive and well in the Garden State!


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