Your Perfect Neighborhood Hangout Spot

If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate neighborhood hangout, look no further. 

Established in 2011, The Brightside Tavern has spent over a decade perfecting the art of bringing people together to eat, drink, savor music, enjoy comedy, and so much more.

The Heart and Soul of Brightside Tavern

At The Brightside Tavern, we take pride in creating an atmosphere where you’re not just a customer; you’re part of our extended family. Tommy Parisi’s vision was to craft a venue that combines the best elements of a sports bar, dining establishment, and community hub, and he has achieved just that.

 Whether you’re a jazz aficionado or simply looking for a memorable night out, The Brightside Tavern offers an experience like no other.

We project customer acknowledgment photos on our TV screens, turning the spotlight on you, our valued patrons. 

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Years Of Experience

Weekly Events

At The Brightside Tavern, we believe in keeping the entertainment flowing throughout the week!

Monday Night Jazz

Our Monday Night Jazz is a cherished tradition that sets the tone for a week filled with musical enchantment. Whether you’re a jazz aficionado or simply in the mood for some soulful tunes, this is the night for you.

Tuesday Karaoke Open Mic

Karaoke enthusiasts can take the stage during our Karaoke Open Mic on Tuesdays. It’s your opportunity to showcase your singing prowess and enjoy a fun-filled night of musical camaraderie.

Karaoke ( Wed, Fri, And/Or Sunday)

For those who can’t make it on Tuesdays, we’ve got you covered with Karaoke Open Mic on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. These additional evenings provide you with the perfect opportunity to flaunt your singing skills and immerse yourself in a night of musical camaraderie and fun.

Thursday Comedy Night

Thursday Comedy Night adds a dose of laughter to your week. While subject to change to keep things fresh, it promises an evening of uproarious comedy that will have you in stitches. Join us for these weekly events that ensure there’s never a dull moment at The Brightside Tavern, making every visit a memorable one.

Located in Jersey City, NJ

Beer and Wine

At The Brightside Tavern, we understand the importance of a well-rounded dining experience, which is why we proudly offer a selection of beer and wine to complement your meal. Our bar features a diverse range of beers, from crisp lagers to robust ales, ensuring there's a brew to satisfy every palate. For those who appreciate the sophistication of wine, our carefully curated wine list provides the perfect pairing for your culinary journey.

Full Bar with Signature Cocktails

As a full bar, we're well-equipped to quench your thirst. Whether you're in the mood for a classic cocktail, a refreshing beer, or a fine wine, our skilled bartenders are at your service. And don't forget to explore our signature cocktails, handcrafted with a touch of Brightside flair.

Why Choose The Brightside Tavern?

So, what makes us the top choice in Jersey City, NJ for a memorable night out or a place to gather with friends and family?

Weekly Entertainment

At The Brightside Tavern, there's never a dull moment. We offer a rotating lineup of events that cater to a wide range of interests. From the soulful tunes of Monday Night Jazz to the spirited fun of Karaoke on Tuesdays and various days throughout the week, you're in for a good time whenever you visit.

Diverse Food Menu

When it comes to dining, variety is the spice of life, and we've got it in abundance. Our menu boasts an array of delectable options to satisfy every craving. From pizza to pasta, burgers to salads, and even a sumptuous breakfast/brunch selection, there's something to tantalize everyone's taste buds.

Daily Brunch 9 AM - 4 PM

At The Brightside Tavern, we believe in starting your day right, which is why we offer our delectable brunch menu daily. From 9 AM to 4 PM, our extended brunch hours ensure that you can enjoy a hearty breakfast or a leisurely brunch at your convenience.

Spacious Venue for Events

Planning a special gathering or celebration? Our large dining rooms are perfect for hosting events and parties. Whether it's a birthday bash, an anniversary, or a corporate function, we can accommodate your needs. With the perfect blend of ambiance, service, and space, your event is sure to be a hit.

Tommy Parisi

Since 2011, Tommy Parisi (AKA “Tommy 2 Scoops”) the mastermind behind The Brightside Tavern, has poured his heart and soul into making this establishment a cornerstone of the Jersey City community. With a passion for music and a love for bringing people together, Tommy’s dream has evolved into a place where locals and visitors alike can come to unwind, socialize, and experience the best of what the neighborhood has to offer.

Now Offering Brunch Every Day From

9 AM - 4 PM

Free Muffins Included!

Elevate your mornings with our everyday brunch menu at The Brightside Tavern. From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily, we invite you to indulge in a delightful culinary experience that caters to early risers and late brunch enthusiasts alike. What makes it even more special? With every entree, we serve up a trio of mimosas, adding a touch of sparkle to your brunch. Join us and savor the flavors of a memorable morning at The Brightside Tavern.

Brunch Delights

Our brunch menu is a culinary journey that promises to satisfy every palate. From mouthwatering omelets with a variety of fillings to fluffy pancakes drenched in syrup, we've got your breakfast cravings covered. If you lean towards the savory side, our hearty breakfast burritos and eggs Benedict are sure to please.  At The Brightside Tavern, our brunch food is an irresistible blend of comfort and flavor.

Classic Brunch Cocktails

What's brunch without a refreshing beverage to complement your meal? At The Brightside Tavern, we take your brunch experience up a notch by serving three complimentary mimosas with every entree. Our mimosas are the perfect way to add a touch of effervescence to your morning. If you prefer something with a little more kick, our Bloody Marys are expertly crafted, with just the right balance of flavors and a hint of spice. It's the ideal pairing to enhance your brunch experience.

Friendly Atmosphere

When you step into The Brightside Tavern for brunch, you're not just entering a restaurant; you're joining our extended family. Our friendly and welcoming atmosphere sets the stage for a delightful brunch experience. Whether you're dining with friends, family, or flying solo, you'll feel right at home. The convivial ambiance, warm smiles, and attentive service make every visit a memorable one. 

What Our Customers Have To Say

Camila P.


I’m so lucky that my friends introduced me to the Bright side! They are dog friendly, the sangria is amazing and the food comes in big delicious portions. It’s the perfect place to be your bar next door. The owner being super friendly is just the cherry on top to provide a great atmosphere!

K. M.


Great find! We spent the day at Liberty state park, with our 2 dogs, and wanted to find a dog friendly restaurant to dine outside. A quick google search brought us here, and we are so glad it did! Excellent food and drinks, very dog friendly and right away offered our dogs bowls of water, and outstanding atmosphere and service. The owner Tommy came to our table introduced himself and made us feel so at home! We will definitely be back.

Daishia H.


I hosted a intimate dinner party to celebrate my birthday here. I food was good and everyone was pleased however it was difficult to nail down details with planning. I definitely feel like the owner should hire a event manager to make sure details are handled properly! Overall the party was nice . My guest and I had a good time.

Luvinder S.


Amazing spot, inexpensive for some delicious food! The owner, I presume, is super friendly and makes you instantly feel at home when you walk through the doors. He made a funny quip about me having hair and him not. Instantly sold me on the place from the get go. The staff is delightful and super accommodating for reasonable needs. I can’t wait to come back again.

Keith T.


The owner, Tommy is great! The food is great! Service is always good. Outdoor dining. Jazz night, open mic, karaoke... plenty of entertainment. This place is a gem.

Sugarray R,


This place has something for everyone. (Jazz, Comedy & Karaoke. Not to mention their mussels in the white sauce is to die for. Finger licking good😋. Their food is very good.