It's been a tremendous week highlighting new businesses in Monmouth County. I kicked off the working week with an article showing appreciation for The Cove in Manasquan. The less than a year-old eatery is currently home to the Jersey Shore's most underrated pork roll sandwich, some say it might be the best! In addition, it was a pleasure getting the word out about Rudy's On Main in Lake Como. Rudy's proudly serves your favorite Italian ices, bavarian pretzels, and gourmet fudge. They have the Jersey Shore's greatest selection of Italian ices with over 30 flavors. They also make 16+ fudge flavors.

Now we can celebrate the grand opening of Heights 27 Bar & Grille! Locals and new owners Brian LiCalsi & Bob DePetro took over ownership of what used to be CJ's Tavern. The two grew up together and have been friends since they were kids. They both were raised in Wall and now reside in Brielle & Manasquan. Over the past few weeks, Brian & Bob closed down CJ's Tavern to demo & renovate. It's now called Heights 27 Bar & Grille and it very well might be your new favorite spot!

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Heights 27 Bar & Grille offers high-quality bar food, happy hour, weekly specials & local live music. They have a friendly staff, a 40 stool bar & new TVs! Even better, there will be plenty of FREE parking. The establishment got its name because the town of Spring Lake Heights was incorporated in 1927. Heights 27 Bar & Grille is located at 2407 NJ-71, Spring Lake Heights.

From the Heights 27 Bar & Grille team:

Even though Heights 27 Bar & Grille will be getting improvements & updates to the look, they plan on keeping what makes this a great spot. They will continue to serve delicious food with a friendly local atmosphere. The menu will offer high-quality bar food with some dishes being classic bar staples & some with an upscale twist on them. They will bring in bands & local talent from surrounding communities several nights a week for patrons to enjoy during happy hour, dinner, or a nightcap beer/ cocktail. Heights 27 Bar & Grille is committed to the town of Spring Lake Heights by supporting locals & giving back. They are already working with the Spring Lake Heights PTA and look forward to expanding their relationships within the community.

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Heights 27 Bar & Grille - Spring Lake Heights

Wishing tremendous success for Brian, Bob, and the Heights 27 team! learn more by clicking HERE. See you there! - Jimmy G

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