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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 11: A New York Jets fan reacts prior to the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

     As we head north on our search and discovery of some awesome places to catch the Jets, Giants, or whatever team you are rooting for, the Red Bank -Shrewsbury-Tinton Falls area beckons.

     There is always something to do in Red Bank, no matter the season, and football season is no exception. What makes Red Bank so great is its walkability. You’re a five to ten minute walk from top notch entertainment at the Basie, to a fine dining experience at Char, to an amazing view of the Navasink River from Marine Park. The same can be said for  the bars and pubs that line the downtown Red Bank area. Many of which offer up some enjoyable gameday experiences.      I wanted to expand our search a bit from the inner confines of downtown Red Bank.

New York City Celebrates Giants Win At The Super Bowl

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 3: New York Giants fans celebrate as the Giants pull off an upset victory at Super Bowl XLII in Arizona, at Stout pub in midtown February 3, 2008 in New York City. The Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

So we ventured a little south and west, to the greater Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, Northern Eatontown area. I didn’t want to go to far south because I’m interested in exploring the greater Ocean Township football watching area in a future post.    What I found was you don’t need to travel too far outside of downtown Red Bank to find more good times at game time! In fact the places on this list that are outside of downtown Red Bank are only a 10 minute drive away. So they really do belong on this list.

     One thing all of these establishments have in common is that really none of them, with few exceptions,  are your traditional big and loud sports bar. Most offer a more quaint and mellow setting than some of the other places I’ve listed, if you’ve been following my previous stories.

Actually a lot of the places listed here are just the kind of joints my wife and I prefer when we go out to watch games on an NFL Sunday. A place where you can find your own little table or bar corner, cozy up to some nachos and a draft beer, glass of Cab, or Bloody Mary should the mood hit. Somewhere you can really get into the game with a smaller group of fans. Yeah, my wife will probably scream “GET HIM, GET HIMMMM!” and have everyone look at us, but that’s ok…I’m used to it. That’s football.