New Park Tavern

575 West Side Avenue in Jersey City

A song on the classic jukebox plays through the dining room.

Just down the road from Journal Squared is one of Jersey City's best-kept local secrets. You may not know it by New Park Tavern's discreet appearance, but behind its unmarked double doors lives the best burger in Jersey City. Their delicious burger, once voted “best burger” by and handcrafted with "a little bit of love," is the main calling card of New Park Tavern.

New Park Tavern has been in the Courtney family since 1972. A former 1930's speakeasy, the tavern still holds its old-era charm. The patrons are a mix of local personalities, all eager to share their life stories and love of the neighborhood. Bobby Courtney, now the proprietor, says, "It's a regular crowd...The grandkids of our early patrons are now coming in. It's a lot of neighborhood people."


"There’s no special technique (to preparing the famous burger)... Flip it a few times. Don’t squeeze it. And give it a little bit of love."

-Bobby Courtney, Owner

This local staple is such a hidden gem that it was only first listed in the phonebook 5 years ago. Located at 575 West Side Avenue, New Park Tavern provides hungry customers with home-style grill entrees and refreshing beverages of all types, all with the comfort of enjoying the company and conversation of your neighbors. With live entertainment scheduled almost every week, New Park Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy the authenticity of this neighborhood. Courtney cannot stress the atmosphere here enough, simply saying, "It’s a local vibe that is truthfully just...different."


Voted Best Burgers in Jersey City by


A night out in Jersey City ends at New Park Tavern

New Park Tavern is open 7 days a week from 11am-10pm, with extended hours to 12am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Check out New Park Tavern on Yelp and Tripadvisor for more information on their menu, specials and reviews. Hear what everyone in the neighborhood is saying about this staple of Jersey City dining!

New Park Tavern has a table ready for you, so, what’s on tap for tonight?

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A night out in Jersey City ends at New Park Tavern.