Night & Day readers not only love to watch football and soccer this time of year, they also love the food at all their favorite watering holes. So, we’ve taken a look at some local spots that have both plentiful televisions and plentiful foodie options. This list of top picks includes some of our favorite spots to catch the games and a good meal.
D’Arcy’s is the #1 soccer bar at the Jersey Shore. You will not be disappointed with this pub’s atmosphere, plentiful TVs or their delicious food. Chicken wings can be ordered wet or dry with your flavor selection of buffalo, BBQ, garlic teriyaki, sweet Thai chili or cajun spice and old bay dry rubs. Four cheeseburger sliders will surely fill the tank for the big game, but if you’re looking for more than just appetizers, make a selection from the sandwiches portion of the menu including a veggie panini, turkey gobbler (Thanksgiving on a bun!), D’Arcy’s chicken or Juan’s chicken, both covered with unique and delicious toppings. Visit darcystavernnj.com for the full menu.
Catch the game and a full Sunday NFL menu at area MJs locations including Bayville, Long Branch, Matawan, Middletown, Neptune, Spotswood and Tinton Falls. Their Game Day food menu is all new for the 2023/2024 season and includes fried wontons, ribs, classic Italian subs, crab dip, calzones and a meat lover’s pizza. Wash down these delicious menu items with a huge 24-ounce Skyy Vodka sports bottle for just $14. Pick your team and grab either Big Blue-berry or Jets Go! Flavors. Of course, MJs is also home of Miller Lite drafts and Yeungling drafts and so many other drink options, as well. Visit mjsrestaurant.com for more details.
Head over to Fratello’s in Sea Girt on a warm afternoon to catch the games from the restaurant’s outdoor patio. (The games are also on inside for the chillier days.) Menu options include delicious seafood appetizers like Blue Point oysters gratinee or on the half shell, garlic shrimp or the shrimp angels — jumbo prosciutto wrapped shrimp on angel hair pasta broiled and finished with horseradish sauce. Want something closer to your standard game day fare? Try the Buffalo Shrimp or Buffalo calamari. See the full menu online at fratellosnj.com.
Game Day is a hit at Harrigan’s Pub in Sea Girt. Their Sunday Football package offers $3 Miller Lite drafts or 12 ounce bottles, $6 bar pies, $6 pretzels and 6 wings for $6 — a tasty deal for football and soccer fans. But their extensive menu that includes fresh fish, steaks, hand-crafted burgers and sandwiches is not to be missed. Last, but not least, a perfectly poured Guinness will pair well with the big game! Visit Harriganspub.com for their full menu.
This Spring Lake Heights location includes a brand new bar with nine TVs for optimal game viewing. Stop in to enjoy the “Wings Your Way” special featuring chicken wings, boneless wings, or hog wings with your choice of buffalo, teriyaki, BBQ, Italian Vinegar Pepper or Murphy sauce. The menu also features pub grub classics like sliders, pretzels, and steak bites, along with some more creative options. Try the street corn with cotija cheese and spicy mayo, fried clams with homemade tartar and cocktail sauces, Tuna tartare or grilled ahi tuna bites with soy sauce. The full menu features a variety of sandwiches, wraps and rolls, along with Burgers for those who are looking for some handheld options. Visit heights27.com for the full menu.