Best Entertainment, Nightlife & Recreation 2018

Planning a girls' night out or a kids' party? Here are the best entertainment, nightlife and recreation destinations in this county, as voted by you!



Bowling

1. Montvale Lanes
14 W. Grand Ave.
Montvale
201.391.3400
montvalelanes.com

2. Holiday Bowl
29 Spruce St.
Oakland
201.337.6516
holidaybowlnj.com

3. Humdingers
64 E. Midland Ave.
Paramus
201.701.1900
humdingersnj.com

Catering

1. Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.2000
marketbasket.com

2. Fabulous Foods
5 Willow St.
Moonachie
201.896.8800
fab-foods.com

3. Ooh La La Catering
Franklin Lakes
201.707.0817
oohlalacatering.com

Cigar Shop

1. Casa de Montecristo by JR Cigar
184 Rte. 17 N.
Paramus
201.261.7988
casademontecristo.com

2. The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood
10 Chestnut St.
Ridgewood
201.447.2204
tobaccoshop.com

3. The Brick House Cigar Shop
85 Crescent Ave.
Wyckoff
201.485.8488
brickhousecigarshop.com

Craft Cocktails

1. The Capital Grille
1 Garden State Park Blvd.
Paramus
201.845.7040
thecapitalgrille.com

2. Martini Grill
187 Hackensack St.
Wood-Ridge
201.939.2000

1. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Multiple locations
acfp.com

Dance Lessons

1. Sukha Arts Center
76 Schraalenburgh Rd.
Harrington Park
201.768.2455
sukhaarts.com

2. Northern Valley Dance Academy
75 Oak St.
Norwood
201.784.6400
nvdanceacademy.com

3. Nunbetter Dance Theatre
161 Woodbine St.
Bergenfield
201.385.9638
nunbetterdance.com

Girls' Night Out

1. Biggie's
430 Rte. 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 Rte. 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggies.com

2. Fire & Oak
100 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Montvale
201.307.1100
fireandoak.com

3. Pinot's Palette
340 Old River Rd.
Edgewater
201.943.9993

25 Oak St.
Ridgewood
201.389.8676
pinotspalette.com

Gymnastics

1. Elite Gymnastics*
80 5th Ave.
Hawthorne
973.423.4040
elitegymnasticsinfo.com

2. U.S. Gymnastics
100 Leyland Dr.
Leonia
201.944.5496
usgymnasticsleonia.com

6 Leighton Pl. #3
Mahwah
201.891.2496
usgymnasticsmahwah.com

3. ENA Gymnastics
600 Winters Ave. 
Paramus
201.262.6244
enaparamus.com

Happy Hour

1. Biggie’s
430 Rte. 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 Rte. 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggies.com

2. Fire & Oak
100 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Montvale
201.307.1100
fireandoak.com

3. The Cornerstone
84 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.666.8688
thecornerstonenj.com

Hiking Trail

1. Ramapo Valley County Reservation
608 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah
201.327.3500
www.nynjtc.org/park/ramapo-valley-co-reservation

2. Palisades Interstate Park
Alpine
201.768.1360
njpalisades.org

3. Van Saun Park
216 Forest Ave.
Paramus
201.336.7275
co.bergen.nj.us/852/Van-Saun-County-Park

Horseback Riding

1. Bergen Equestrian Center
40 Fort Lee Rd.
Leonia
201.336.3370
bergenequestrian.com

2. Rockleigh Equestrian Centre
24 Piermont Rd.
Rockleigh
201.768.9745
reqcenter.com

3. Lower Cross Farm
9 Lower Cross Rd.
Saddle River
201.818.5640
lowercrossfarm.com

Ice Skating

1. The Ice House
111 Midtown Bridge St.
Hackensack
201.487.8444
icehousenj.com

2. Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink
639 Broadway
Westwood
201.664.9812
fritzdietlicerink.com

3. Mackay Ice Rink
130 W. Englewood Ave. 
Englewood
201.568.3133
mackayicerink.com

Irish Pub

3. The Shannon Rose
1200 Rte. 17 N.
Ramsey
201.962.7602
theshannonrose.com

1. P.J. Finnegan’s
274 Fairview Ave.
Westwood
201.664.7576

2. Davey’s Irish Pub
5 Park St.
Montvale
201.391.9356
daveyspub.com

Kids' Parties

1. The Gagasphere
140 Franklin Tpk.
Waldwick
201.445.2546
thegagasphere.com

2. Sukha Arts Center
76 Schraalenburgh Rd.
Harrington Park
201.768.2455
sukhaarts.com

3. Sweet & Sassy
216 E. Ridgewood Ave. #1
Ridgewood
201.607.0123
sweetandsassy.com

Live Entertainment

1. Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt St. 
Englewood
201.227.1030
bergenpac.org

2. Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Rd.
Oradell
201.261.4200
bcplayers.org

3. Berrie Center at Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah
201.684.7500
ramapo.edu/berriecenter

Live Music

1. Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt St. 
Englewood
201.227.1030
bergenpac.org

2. The Crow’s Nest
309 Vincent Ave.
Hackensack
201.342.5445
crowsnest.com

3. The Cornerstone
84 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.666.8688
thecornerstonenj.com

Margaritas

1. Blue Moon Mexican Café
Multiple locations
bluemoonmexicancafe.com

2. Rosa Mexicano
60 Riverside Square Mall
Hackensack
201.489.9100
rosamexicano.com

3. Jalapenos Mexican Grille
930 Prospect St.
Glen Rock
201.445.5566
jalapenosmexgrill.com

Movie Theater

1. AMC Cinemas
Multiple locations
amctheatres.com

2. Westwood Cinemas
182 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.664.3200
westwoodmoviehouse.com

3. Bow Tie Cinemas
Multiple locations
bowtiecinemas.com

Nature Center

1. Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave.
Tenafly
201.568.6093
tenaflynaturecenter.org

2. Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
443 Van Nostrand Ave. 
Englewood
201.567.1265
flatrockbrook.org

3. Closter Nature Center
154 Ruckman Rd. 
Closter
201.750.2778
closternaturecenter.org

Neighborhood Bar

1. Lou's Tavern
74 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.666.2103

2. The Cornerstone
84 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.666.8688
thecornerstonenj.com

3. Tommy Fox's Public House
32 S. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield
201.384.0900
tommyfoxs.com

Public Golf Course

1. Darlington Golf Center
279 Campgaw Rd.
Mahwah
201.327.8778
golfbergencounty.com/darlington_course

2. Paramus Golf Course
314 Paramus Rd.
Paramus
201.447.6079
paramusgolfcourse.com

3. River Vale Country Club
660 Rivervale Rd.
River Vale
201.391.2300
rivervalecc.com

Reception Hall/Venue

1. The Venetian
546 River Dr.
Garfield
973.546.2250
venetiannj.com

2. The Rockleigh
26 Paris Ave.
Rockleigh
201.768.7171
therockleigh.net

3. The Estate at Florentine Gardens
97 Rivervale Rd.
River Vale
201.666.0444
florentinegardens.com

Sports Bar

1. Biggie’s
430 Rte. 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 Rte. 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggies.com/ramsey

2. Miller's Ale House
270 Rte. 4 E.
Paramus
201.342.4800
millersalehouse.com

3. The Cornerstone
84 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.666.8688
thecornerstonenj.com

Summer Camp

1. Spring Lake Day Camp
234 Conklintown Rd.
Ringwood
973.831.9000
springlakedaycamp.com

2. Blue Rill Day Camp*
444 Saddle River Rd.
Airmont, NY
​845.352.3521
bluerilldaycamp.com

3. Sukha Arts Center
76 Schraalenburgh Rd.
Harrington Park
201.768.2455
sukhaarts.com

Tennis Camp

1. Ridgewood Racquet Club
249 Ackerman Ave. 
Ridgewood
201.652.1991
ridgewoodracquet.com

2. Waldwick Covered Courts
155 Hooper Ave
Waldwick
​201.442.3322
waldwickcoveredcourts.com

3. Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club
915 Glenview Rd.
Ridgewood
201.447.0552
upperridgewoodtennis.com

Walking/Running Path

1. Saddle River County Park
760 Saddle River Rd.
Saddle Brook
Ridgewood
201.336.7275
co.bergen.nj.us/845/Saddle-River-County-Park

2. Van Saun Park
216 Forest Ave.
Paramus
201.336.7275
co.bergen.nj.us/852/Van-Saun-County-Park

3. Overpeck County Park
40 Fort Lee Rd. 
Leonia
201.336.7275
co.bergen.nj.us/841/Overpeck-County-Park

Wine List

1. Andiamo
23 Hardenburgh Ave.
Haworth
201.384.1551
andiamorestaurant.net

2. Esty Street
86 Spring Valley Rd.
Park Ridge
201.307.1515
estystreet.com

3. Axia Taverna
18 Piermont Rd.
Tenafly
201.569.5999
axiataverna.com

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