Legendary New Jersey ‘Watering Hole’ Claims Title for Best Bar in U.S.
New Jersey has been receiving a lot of "bests" lately, but are we surprised?
This place in particular has a really cool story that goes back a while.
The bar itself is a relic of Prohibition. Real rum runners would throw back a cocktail when they weren't smuggling booze.
Even to this day, some residents in Jersey don't even know this place exists. I guess the secret is out now, huh?
This watering hole is considered one of the best low-key bars in the entire country.
There's really not much to it, and that's what adds to its charm.
This is definitely your "no-frills" type of establishment.
The fact that it's in Monmouth County makes it sort of a rarity.
You walk into this place and it's like walking into some dude's man cave.
The only difference is that there is always a crowd, there are many more beers on tap, and there's a trained bartender serving drinks.
Oh, the food is off the charts by the way.
Lifestyle website Thrillist went state-by-state identifying the best small town bars in the Country.
I was excited to see a Rumson mainstay get the spotlight.
Congratulations to Murphy's Tavern!
What a great choice by Thrillist, and man, what a history Murphy's has.
Their trademark sign says "since Prohibition," and they're not kidding.
Murphy's has been serving spirits on Ward Lane since 1856!
Here's to many more years!