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5 Things to Do in New Jersey on a Friday Night


5 Things to Do in New Jersey on a Friday Night


Here’s the thing about the Garden State. Within an hour’s drive from your house or hotel, you can find yourself just about anywhere. Though it’s easy to get overshadowed by its “Big” neighbor, New Jersey has it all: great entertainment, food, and a vibrant nightlife. Jersey is equal parts suburban and urban—a state with the quaintness of Pennsylvania and the high-life of New York City. It’s so dynamic that you’ll never run out of things to do on a Friday night. And here are some of them:

Have a (real) movie night



Have you been looking for to watching a movie that has gotten everyone talking or whose trailer had you on the edge of your seat?

 The Regal Moorestown Mall Stadium 12 & RPX, located in Moorestown comes highly recommended. With its highly coveted theater complex, generous concession stands, and plush chairs, it sure beats staying in and bingeing on Netflix shows. You might even catch some of New Jersey’s outdoor movie nights during the summer, as recommended by NJ Family.

Play some bingo


Bingo may have taken a back seat in this digital era, but that doesn’t mean it has become any less fun. In fact, if you and your friends find that you’re tired of the same old bars, a bingo night may be just what you’re looking for. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of halls around New Jersey that cater to this classic game, such as Mainland Bingo Hall along Pleasantville. FoxyBingo notes how 75-ball bingo is the most played format in the United States, both online and in physical halls. Not only has it stood the test of time, the cash prize make it even more exciting. There’s even talk about bingo halls in Jersey adapting London’s Dabbers Social Bingo format, where the games are played alongside disco music, dancing, and free-flowing drinks. The perfect set-up for a younger crowd!

Hit up a comedy bar


After a long and stressful week, everyone deserves a good laugh. Luckily, you’re in the right state for it. The Stress Factory Comedy Club in New Brunswick features some of the region’s finest comedians such as Big Jay, Jim Norton, and Brad Williams. Tickets are on a first-come-first-serve basis, so it’s best to get there early if you want the best view in the house. Luckily, Stress Factory is walking distance from the train station so it is easy to get to.

Catch a concert

If you’re into music, you’re going to want to take advantage of the live concerts that take place in Jersey. In fact, the Backstreet Boys just graced Newark with their heart-throbbing array of singles. There are also venues such as Albert Music Hall in Waretown, where revellers have witnessed award-winning musical talent over the years.

Sing your heart out at karaoke



If you’d rather let other people hear you sing than listen to them, then karaoke is a wonderful alternative. Luckily, there are plenty of notable karaoke bars scattered throughout the state. Planet Rose in Atlantic City, for example, is one of the best karaoke bars in South Jersey. Unlike the more expensive karaoke bars like Songbird in Collingswood, this high-energy lounge is the perfect place to simply chill out and unwind.

In the end, the only real advice we can give you is to quit searching for things to do, and just do them! Jersey is a big place, so just dive in head first.

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