Local Vibes

Local Vibes

Local Vibes

3 things go best with an ice-cold pint at your favorite local watering hole; a good juicy burger, a nice big plate of wings, and a solid filling bar pie.

A decent bar pie is a difficult thing to master. Some of the places on this list do an amazing job elevating the typical bar pie. When you’re talking pizza of any kind in New Jersey, there’s bound to be fighting and heavy discussions on who does it best.

Right now, we’re focusing on good bar pies, not who makes the best pizza in the Garden State. Pull up a stool, a cold refreshing adult beverage, and a good bar pie, and enjoy yourself.

  • Squan Tavern - 15 Broad St, Manasquan, NJ 08736

    This was one of the MOST mentioned places when it came to pizza from a bar. I’m partial to their sausage pie, soooo good!!

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  • Klee's Bar & Grill - 101 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

    My absolute favorite is “The Great White Pie” loaded with garlic. By the way, I get the large, not the bar pie.  All of their pizza offerings are excellent.

  • Urban Coal House Pizza + Bar -515 NJ-70, Brick Township, NJ 08723 & 2 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701

    Don’t miss the chance to order the “San Danielle.” This fabulous creation has arugula, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, and is made with San Marzano tomatoes. The selection of pies is excellent.


  • Alba's Pub - 2313 County Rte 547, Lakehurst, NJ 08733

    Lots of military folks hang here. Well the place is in Lakehurst. They do a pretty good bar pie here. I love the cheesesteak pie, and yes I get the large size.  Good drinks and decent food can be found at Alba’s.


  • Boathouse Bar & Grill - 1309 Main St, Belmar, NJ 07719

    I love a place that’s within walking distance of WRAT radio. My favorite thing here is the lemon pepper wings. My second favorite is the wood fired bar pie. Come check it out. Just a few blocks from Belmar Beach.


  • Pine Tar Bar & Grill - 121 S Main St, Forked River, NJ 08731

    I have never heard of this place until Joe, who rocks at work in Lacey and listens to the WRAT religiously, gave me the heads up. He’s partial to the pepperoni and sausage pie. After checking out the menu, I spied the Fig Pie. OMG, this thing looks heavenly. Fig jam, gorgonzola, arugula, and a drizzle of honey. Honey, I’m all about that.

    Pine Tar

  • Reef & Barrel - 153 Sea Girt Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736

    I remember when this place was called “Edgar’s.” If you go on Mondays, you can take advantage of the $7.00 bar pie special.

    Reef & Barrel | Beach Bar & Grill + Live Music, Manasquan, NJ

    Nestled in the Jersey Shore town of Manasquan, Reef & Barrel, pays homage to the local beach culture. Our casual, off the beach, atmosphere offers a variety of local bands, DJ's, and nightly entertainment.

  • Windward Tavern - 292 Princeton Ave, Brick Township, NJ 08724

    Good food, good service, good drinks, and really good thin crust bar pies.

    Windward Tavern

    Established in 2012, Windward Tavern is a Fun Neighborhood Tavern. Formally known as Craig's this Princeton Avenue jewel is restored to accommodate everyone. Families, business professionals, singles, sports fans you name it you'll find it at the Windward. With classic American fare.

  • Johnny Mac House of Spirits - 208 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    Is it the best bar pie on the Shore? No, but it is a darn good bar pie, and it’s free all day, every day when you order a cocktail. Johnny Mac’s is a crazy, fun place to hang. Just ask Gotts.

    Johnny Mac's House of Spirits - Asbury Park's Favorite Bar and Free Pizza with Every Drink

    Asbury Park's favorite eccentric watering hole complete with spacious outdoor seating & draft beer galore, and of course, free pizza with every drink! Join us at 208 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 right across from the train station for outdoor drinks with our arcade games or an exciting evening



  • Caffrey's - 440 US-9, Forked River, NJ 08731

    It’s hard to find a bar or a pub that serves a broccoli rabe and garlic pie. I found one, in Forked River at one of my favorite places in Ocean County.  They also make a slammin’ shrimp scampi pie. Caffrey’s kicks out some good burgers too.

    Caffrey's Tavern | Bar & Restaurant in Forked River, NJ

    Caffrey's Backyard is a bit different than the original Caffrey's. It has a larger bar area, and you can still enjoy many food items that were served at the original Caffrey's! Come take a look!

  • Murphy's Tavern - 17 Ward Ln, Rumson, NJ 07760

    Automatically we think a place with an Irish name wouldn’t know anything about making a really good bar pie. We were WRONG!  Several people I spoke with claim the bar pies are incredibly delicious. They do have a white truffle pie on the menu, and I’d be interested in grabbing one of those along with their handcrafted cocktails.


  • MJ's Restaurant Bar and Grill -Various locations: Neptune, Bayville, Long Branch, Matawan, Middletown, Spotswood, and Tinton Falls

    There are some fine gourmet pies in several sizes that include the 10 inch bar pie. A great selection of choices too. That Thai Chili Chicken pie looks scrumptious!

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