Maloney's in Matawan is Readers' Choice for St. Pat's

Red Bank's Dublin House and Freehold's Court Jester Are Also Favorites in 'Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day.'

A Patch green congratulations to  in Matawan for coming out on top in this week's Reader's Choice survey of places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Monmouth County tomorrow. Maloney's drew 146 votes, followed by The  in Red Bank with 65 and  in Freehold with 63, out of a total of 437 votes cast.

Voting in our unscientific and just-for-fun poll closed at 9 a.m. Friday but comments continue to be welcome. You can also find most participating establishments, listed below, in our "Places" directory, where you're invited to post your own reviews. 

Restaurants and bars in the survey included: (Freehold), (Red Bank), The Celtic Cottage (Long Branch), (Aberdeen), (Freehold), (Long Branch), (Red Bank), (Marlboro), (Holmdel), Huddy's Inn (Colts Neck), (Matawan), McDonagh's Pub (Keyport), MJ's Bar and Grill (Middletown), (Tinton Falls), and (Rumson).

Vince March 12, 2012 at 02:11 PM
In the Freehold/Howell area the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day is at the Cabin on Rt. 33 in Howell. If you don't mind traveling a little (20-30 min.), the absolute best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, if you can get in, is at Kelly's Tavern in Neptune City. The line starts forming at 7:00 AM. It's a great Irish Pub at the Jersey Shore that serves great food and excellent corned beef, and of course lots of great beer.
Barbara Ann Voetsch March 12, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Brannigan's on St.Patrick's Day? No thanks! Kelly's in Neptune City at 7am for the hardcore. Boathouse in Belmar is great. Dublin House, Red Bank, is always a good time. Music is key for me. Must have great LIVE Irish Music. Years past Briody's Rumson was good, now Molly Maguire's. Huddy's in Colts Neck has been fun but the limited bathroom facilities are a problem just like Brannigan's in Red Bank. Harrigan's, Sea Girt is a great spot too. Most important insurance to having a Fantastic time is a reliable DESIGNATED DRIVER-cabs will be hard to get. SLAINTE'
Edward Van Embden (Editor) March 12, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Vote Red Bank!
David Big-d OBrien March 12, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Why isn't Kelly's in Neptune on this list? It's Jammed on St Patricks day. But My Vote goes to the Bar I DJ in Edgar's Irish Pub in Manasquan.
Fred Tuccillo March 12, 2012 at 08:59 PM
David-- You can cast your vote for Edgar's on Manasquan-Belmar Patch. And we'll look into adding Kelly's here, since our Long Branch-Eatontown Patch is the closest we come to Neptune so far.
Fred Tuccillo March 12, 2012 at 09:04 PM
This just in: Kelly's in Neptune is also on the ballot at Manasquan-Belmar Patch, so there you go, David.
Amy Byrnes (Editor) March 12, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I'm partial to the Little Silver firehouse. We Irish can make a party anywhere!
Chelsea Naso (Editor) March 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Let's go Maloney's!
Tom Rogers March 15, 2012 at 07:09 PM
THe Dublin HOuse is the heavyweight champ!
Marc LeVine March 29, 2012 at 05:37 PM
We love St. Stephens Green Publick House on RT 71 in Spring Lake Heights. Hands down it is the best Irish pub around.


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