Mercer County's Best Shot Specials! Come to Killarney's Publick House for traditional Irish fare and classic American meals. While you're eating a Shepard's Pie, throw back a pint of Irish beer. Guinness, Harp's, Magner's and Smithwick's are all on tap in addition to 22 other rotating taps from breweries such as Goose Island, Kona, Victory, Brooklyn, Ithaca and Long Trail. If you'd prefer a cocktail, martini or glass of wine, the bartenders are always happy to help and ready with a great suggestion.
Once you've got your drink in hand, head outside and sit on Killarney's newly opened "Paddy'O." During the summer months, Killarney's has BBQs, beer festivals, corn hole games and other fun things to do outside. When it gets a little cooler in the evening, heat lamps are available to keep you warm so keep the party going! The Paddy'O is by far the best seat in the house.
There's always something going on here. You can count on local bands to take the stage by the bar several times a month, Paint Night Parties, tap take-overs, radio shows, and visits from beer and liquor companies with free samples. Killareny's also has great Happy Hour specials that run Monday through Friday from 3-7pm. Each day of the week features something different whether it is shots, beers, wine, mixed drinks or bar food. See their website for the daily specials.
Best Bar Pie in Mercer County! JoJo's Tavern is a hometown staple in Hamilton Township, NJ. Located at the famous "5 Points" intersection, this bar and restaurant has been around since the 1960s. Locals love coming here for a beer and a bar pie. JoJo's bar pies are the best you'll find for miles around. Loaded with gooey cheese and a red sauce that has a delightful sweetness to it, their pizza can't be beat. Aside from pizza, JoJo's also serves a full lunch and dinner menu. Try their Baked Ziti, Lobster Ravioli, Grilled Portabella Sandwich or Buffalo Shrimp.
At the bar, they have an extensive craft beer and cocktail list. With 12 beers on tap, you can expect to find a nice selection of brews whether they are from near, far, or foreign breweries. JoJo's bartenders make excellent mixed drinks so be sure to ask for one of their Watermelon Martinis, Cucumber Mojitos or Grand Margaritas. Swing by for Happy Hour Monday through Friday between 3:30 and 6pm for drink and food specials.
Grab a Drink at the "Cheers of Princeton!" Often referred to as the "Cheers of Princeton," The Alchemist & Barrister bar is located within a historical building and has remained a favorite gathering place for residents and visitors in the Mercer County area. Choose from eight domestic and imported beers on tap or select one of their many bottled Craft beers. If you crave something fancier, the talented "mixologists" will cater to your needs, creating everything from fruity specialty cocktails to magnificent martinis. Feel free to take a seat at the bar or at one of their horseshoe shaped booths that are perfect for conversation with friends. If you'd rather people watch, sit out on their year-round patio.
The executive chef prepares all sorts of innovative American, Italian, Mexican, Irish and Asian dishes that will keep you coming for more! The succulent Kobe burger is one of the best burgers you'll ever taste!
Come in on Thursday and Sunday nights for live music by talented local bands or stop by on a Wednesday for Open Mic Night. For more information, view their website.
Artist's Haven in Trenton! Trenton Social opened in 2011 and has since become a beacon for locals, artists, musicians, community leaders and foodies alike. They serve 9 tap beers, lots of bottled beers, wine and cocktails and their food menu is full of fresh and innovative items. Try their Fish Tacos, Eggplant Bolognese, Three-Cheese Ravioli or Filet Mignon Sandwich.
There's always something happening here. Throughout the year, local chefs are invited to create and serve one-night-only menus. Past chefs have made menus that featured Asian, Brazilian or Rustic Italian cuisine. On the first Friday of the month, the walls become an art gallery. Exhibits feature both established and up-and-coming local artists. On Tuesdays, come show off your vocal skills during Open Mic Night. If funk music gets your feet moving, stop by on Thursday nights for Audio History of Funk and Soul with DJ Tangency.
When it's nice out, grab a table on their cozy patio. Thick vines overhead shade you from the sun during the day and create an intimate atmosphere in the evening making this space a favorite corner for regulars.
23 Beers on Tap! Wildflowers Restaurant is the perfect place to go to watch a game while having a few brews with friends. With 23 beers on tap and a great selection of bottled beers, you're going to have a hard time choosing, so have a few! Wildflowers also makes a mean martini. Try their Cherry Cheesecake Martini, Electrictini or Mambo Martini.
For dinner, they have tons of options like chicken, pork, pasta, seafood, and burgers but make sure you try one of their pizzas! They make specialty pies, white pies and tomato pies. Get tropical with their Hawaiian pizza that has pineapple on it or head "down the shore" with Jan's Boardwalk Pie. Do you like "the works?" then go crazy with their "Garbage Truck" pizza. It has tons of cheese, onions, green peppers, garlic, sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, mushrooms AND a double crust! Visit their website to see their full menu.
Voted One of The Top 50 Irish Pubs in America! Tir na nOg is an authentic Irish pub in Trenton, NJ. All of the photos and memorabilia on the walls are real and so are the stories behind them. Owners Maureen and Todd welcome you to become a part of their pub and their family by letting them indulge in telling you about the history that hangs on the walls.
While you're there, sip on a Guinness (because it doesn't get any more Irish than that!) and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. There's always something happening at Tir na nOg. On Tuesdays, come in for Open Mic Night and pretend you're the lead singer of a band. Wednesdays and Fridays, Irish music takes over the sound system and on Saturday, things get a little more eclectic with blue grass and country. On the first Sunday of the month, come out for a real treat: From 3-6pm Tir na nOg hosts a traditional acoustic music session where performers and patrons sit together and jam out.
Casual Pub Atmosphere! Winberie's is nestled right across from Princeton University in Palmer Square where students, locals, and visitors alike love coming for a drink and a bite to eat. The laid-back pub atmosphere encourages you to let loose and enjoy a few cold ones with some pals.
Come out for Craft Beer Tuesdays: Choose a starter, an entree and a 3-beer sampler for just $25. Each item on the menu has a suggested beer that will taste best with it to take out the guess work. You can expect to find a fantastic variety of craft beers on draft including brews from Terrapin, Kane, Great Lakes, Troegs, River Horse and more!
Wine Wednesday is the perfect time to have a girls night! Features include select half-priced bottles, wine flights and $5 glasses. A flight is perfect for sharing or if you're indecisive.
Regular Happy Hour runs Monday through Thursday from 4-7pm and from 4-8pm on Friday. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, $3 Miller/Coors Light drafts, $3.50 glass of House Wine and $4 well liquor.
Best Craft Beer Selection in Mercer County! Blend Bar and Bistro is a fantastic place to go with friends for a good beer and some yummy small plate meals. With 19 rotating beer taps, over 330 bottles and at least a dozen canned beers at any given time, Blend truly is a Mercer County craft beer bar. On any given day, you will find beers on tap from breweries such as Flying Dog, Weyerbacher, and Stone. 64oz "growlers" are available for purchase so you can take your favorite draft beer home with you. Blend also has awesome martinis and mixed drinks, a unique wine list and an interesting array of beer-infused cocktails.
While you're sipping your drink, order something to munch on. Blend serves traditional bar pies, flatbreads, appetizers and sandwiches. For something sweet, try their homemade cheesecake made by Chef Tony. Choose a stout from their draft or bottle list to perfectly balance the sweetness of the cheesecake.
Join Blend's VIP club to get discounts and notifications about upcoming events like tap takeovers, karaoke, trivia night and beer festivals. Make sure you stop by for Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-7pm. They feature half priced appetizers and specials on draft beer, wine, mixed drinks, shots and martinis. Visit their website for more information.
Mercer County's Only Brewpub! Triumph was a pioneer in New Jersey being that it was the first licensed brewpub in the state! This two story, open floor plan bar and restaurant is a go-to spot right in the heart of Princeton on Nassau Street. The focal point of the space is the giant brewing tanks behind the bar. They tower over you impressively and make a great conversation piece.
Triumph always has 7 of their house-brewed beers rotating seasonally on tap and also features a full bar. Can't decide which beer to try? Get all of them in a sampler! Samplers are perfect for sharing with friends but feel free to keep all of the sudsy goodness to yourself.
While you're there, make sure to grab a bite to eat. Triumph's menu is jam packed with fresh, locally grown and sourced food. From herbs and spices to meat and cheese, everything comes from one of the many farms in the state. The menu changes with the season and you can count on your food being beautifully presented and delicious.
Best Game-Time Bar in Mercer County! Amalfi's is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends in Mercer County. At Amalfi's, every seat is the best seat in the house! With a huge bar and plenty of seating, Amalfi's is spacious and inviting. You'll never miss a big game while you're there because they have televisions on every wall and many more hanging above the bar. The bartenders are happy to mix you up a cocktail, pour you a beer, or suggest a glass of wine so no matter what you're in the mood for, Amalfi's is happy to accommodate your requests.
Drop by any day of the week for lunch or dinner. They know you're busy during the day and lunch breaks fly by, so order ahead of time online. When you arrive to pick up your lunch, it's all ready for you! For dinner, dine in and try their Chicken Oscar, Gnocchi Sorrentino or Veal Parmigiana. They also make great pizzas, calzones and strombolis.
For specials, please call the restaurant at 609-912-1599