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Things to do in Journal Square, Jersey City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
French Restaurant
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“They play old French films while you eat. Some nights they have live music. Wednesdays they have happy hour oysters!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Progressive American Cuisine with Tiki Style Cocktails in an Urban/Industrial Setting”
  • 24 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Historic theater presenting live music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, family shows.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best sandwiches! And just around the corner. A true staple in The Heights. The fresh mozzarella is unrivaled. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Diner
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“A safe choice for when you've finished your quota for adventure. Open twenty four hours. Because it isn't fast food. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Thursday night karaoke, Tuesday night game nights and wine Wednesday’s. Inch specials and drink specials daily”
  • 11 locals recommend
Office
“Journal Square is a business district, residential area, and transportation hub in Jersey City, New Jersey, which takes its name from the newspaper Jersey Journal whose headquarters were located there from 1911 to 2013. The "square" itself is at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Bergen Avenue. Many local, state, and federal agencies serving Hudson County maintain offices in the district.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Police Station
“folks who would like to travel via Subway, purchases pay per ride ticket, which covers both Path and MTA”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“No more than five people can pack into this tiny deli/bakery that has been around for almost 100 years. Longtime locals — usually Jersey City police officers, firefighters, or other neighborhood workers who have been stopping by for years — go for the filling and relatively inexpensive Italian sub sandwiches. Don’t miss the loaves of meat-stuffed bread, or the cinnamon dessert variety, though. Cash only.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Breakfast hot spot great selection of bagels and muffins at fantastic prices.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Lots of cool events and exhibitions are happening here! It’s a short walk away...”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“they are just cool, find their instagram! Best of the neighborhood and lots of students. Serious choice of craft beers.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“My favorite spot for Indian food. Just a 15 minute stroll to the famous Indian street. Take a bottle of wine with you.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Check their calendar for their classic film showings and other entertainment”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Quaint Italian cafe with handcrafted, sweet & savory Tuscan specialties, plus espresso & cappuccino.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“They play old French films while you eat. Some nights they have live music. Wednesdays they have happy hour oysters!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Lounge
“Progressive American Cuisine with Tiki Style Cocktails in an Urban/Industrial Setting”
  • 24 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best sandwiches! And just around the corner. A true staple in The Heights. The fresh mozzarella is unrivaled. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Diner
“A safe choice for when you've finished your quota for adventure. Open twenty four hours. Because it isn't fast food. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Thursday night karaoke, Tuesday night game nights and wine Wednesday’s. Inch specials and drink specials daily”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Breakfast hot spot great selection of bagels and muffins at fantastic prices.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“My favorite spot for Indian food. Just a 15 minute stroll to the famous Indian street. Take a bottle of wine with you.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Filipino Restaurant
“ Famous Filipino fried chicken restaurant. An 11min(1.8miles) drive from the unit.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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