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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.
University
“Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - just nine miles away on the Raritan River. Here for football? Rutgers Stadium is just even closer!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The State Theatre New Jersey continues to flourish as the centerpiece and premier venue for the New Brunswick arts community with a diverse roster of entertainment, including international orchestras, Broadway, comedy, dance, pop, rock, family events, and more.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Another New Brunswick staple. Good American few and different brews of beer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“The art museum on the campus of Rutgers University. Check out the website for current exhibits and special events. Admission fee.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
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“#1 FAVORITE - All kinds of Hot Dogs with some very creative toppings... You have to check it out. International to domestic meats from all over the world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park- bamboo forest, great places to hole up and read a book, beautiful horticulture ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The Stress Factory Comedy Club has been entertaining New Jersey for over 20 AMAZING YEARS with the best stand-up comedians the industry has to offer!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Underground restaurant with American fare including exotic meats plus notable martinis & a busy bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Gourmet American restaurant offering creative seasonal cuisine, fine wines & a coveted garden room.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Good happy hour deals on appetizers, usually has a pretty good beer list. Cocktails are ok. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Beer Bar
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  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“If you feel a bit fancy, dress up and go here for sushi and drinks. Sometimes they have dancing, too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Chain offering groceries & general merchandise, such as cleaning supplies & beauty products.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lively, colorful lounge with Latin American food & music, plus cocktails & a patio.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Another New Brunswick staple. Good American few and different brews of beer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
“#1 FAVORITE - All kinds of Hot Dogs with some very creative toppings... You have to check it out. International to domestic meats from all over the world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“The Stress Factory Comedy Club has been entertaining New Jersey for over 20 AMAZING YEARS with the best stand-up comedians the industry has to offer!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Underground restaurant with American fare including exotic meats plus notable martinis & a busy bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gourmet American restaurant offering creative seasonal cuisine, fine wines & a coveted garden room.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Good happy hour deals on appetizers, usually has a pretty good beer list. Cocktails are ok. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Beer Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you feel a bit fancy, dress up and go here for sushi and drinks. Sometimes they have dancing, too.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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