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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.
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
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
Cafe
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“Another New Brunswick staple. Good American few and different brews of beer.”
  • 3 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
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
Donut Shop
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Cafe
“This is where I work, so I'd hope to be able to brew a cup for you! A multi-award winning roastery, Penstock has been named "Best Coffee in the State" for NJ in 2018 and 2019 by Food & Wine Magazine.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Old Bay is a great place in the downtown scene. Often times it has live music and karaoke night, as well as a very nice outdoor area. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
Donut Shop
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“Dunkin Donuts is a very popular fast-coffee place in the tri-state area. There is also another location in the lobby of the train station.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

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
Cafe
“Another New Brunswick staple. Good American few and different brews of beer.”
  • 3 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
Donut Shop
Bar
“Old Bay is a great place in the downtown scene. Often times it has live music and karaoke night, as well as a very nice outdoor area. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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