At Have A Night, we strive to bring the best nightlife options and overall happenings to our community. We have teamed up with Growing in Jersey City to bring you a monthly feature showcasing our hand picked “Happy Hour of the Month.” This month’s choice is South House!
South House is located right in the heart of Downtown on Newark Ave, just a stone’s throw from the Grove Street PATH station and it is one of the more unique bar/restaurants that our city has to offer.
This Austin, Texas inspired eatery was founded in 2015 by native Texan David Hohensee with the goal of bringing Southern hospitality to Jersey City. There is a chalkboard on the wall in the entrance that reads “In the South there are no strangers, just friends we haven’t met yet” and they fully embrace that philosophy at South House, even training their staff to treat each guest as if they are friends and family.
The white exposed brick walls and the blues and jazz music themed paintings and pictures on the walls give it a rustic feel and the high ceilings and open floor plan make the space seem bigger and even more welcoming.
Their cocktail menu features southern inspired drinks called “Forever 27 Mule”, “Lavender Lovin’”, and “Smoked Old Fashioned”. Couple that with food selections such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Country Fried Steak, and Chopped Brisket Mac and Cheese and you have truly homestyle comfort food waiting for you.
South House features a “Happy Pour” from 4-7pm every day and all day on Monday featuring:
$3 Select Beers
$5 Select Wines
$5 Well Drinks
$7 Ketel Drinks
The best kept secret of South House is in the basement; just down the stairs is a speakeasy style bar with couches, games, and a relaxed atmosphere. Head down here for a game of pool with a stranger, to throw some darts, and just relax over a cocktail. It’s a perfect spot for a low key night or a first date!