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Newark Nightlife

Ready for a night out in the city?

Believe it or not, Newark, NJ is a great place for a night out with friends. Many residents of Newark tend to overlook the exciting and plentiful nightlife in the city. In this article, we'll be exploring five exciting places to go for a night out in the town. Here are some exciting places to go and have fun!

If you're looking for food, drinks, and old school arcade games, Barcade is the perfect place for you to spend your night. Barcade is a combination bar and arcade with a cousin on classic video games and American craft beer. Newark is home to the seventh Barcade location and it's always getting better. With its recent addition of pinball machines and happy hour deals for college students, you'll definitely enjoy yourself.

QXT's Night Club, a.k.a. New Jersey's longest running dark alternative dance club, is definitely a place to be when looking for a place to dance. They offer a variety of musical genres including New wave, 90's, Alternative, and EBM, so you know there's a night for you!

La Rouge Restaurant and Lounge is the place to go if you want to relax with your friends while eating delicious food and listening to live music. With the theme of Moulin Rouge, their goal is to reflect "the celebration of love and creative inspiration." Every Wednesday, La Rouge Restaurant and Lounge hosts Vibes In The City, where aspiring and established artists perform to a consistently packed house. Check it out for a great live experience!

Rio Lounge, a great Tapas restaurant hotspot in the Ironbound district is for all those looking for incredible Brazilian food and a mix of Latin, Brazilian, and American music. With a one-of-a-kind happy hour menu along with beautiful ambiance, you are sure to have a delightful night out. 


Newark Party

Newark Party

Newark Party

And last, but certainly not least, Newark Public Library. I know, it may not seem like a place to party, but every Friday night during the summer in the courtyard of the library from 6-11 pm, you'll be met with a dance party! Now in its third year, upwards of 1,500 people converge on the library every Friday to start their weekend with a bang!


Tehsuan Glover