• Ed & Mary’s in Jersey City: A Hamilton Park Gem

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    The Hamilton Park neighborhood is an adorable part of Jersey City with tree-lined streets and great corner bars and restaurants like Ed & Mary’s {located at 174 Coles Street}. Places like these turn into your home away from home — where you go to celebrate, commiserate, or just cozy up on a cold night. We recently visited Ed & Mary’s {formerly 9th & Coles} for some grub + drinks; see what we thought about this Hamilton Park locale in Jersey City:

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    The Atmosphere

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    Because it’s located on the corner of the block, there is plenty of outdoor real estate on the sidewalk. Take your pick from the ample seating area and head inside to place your food and drink order at the bar. Servers will bring your order to the table so you can continue to enjoy the beautiful day. Feel free to bring your four-legged BFF with you as the friendly staff sets out water bowls {so you can both enjoy a cool drink}.

    If the summer heat or fall chill is too much for you outside, grab a booth inside where you’ll be in close proximity to their massive beer menu hanging on the wall. The interior and the music selection made it feel like Pearl Jam met brunch on the day we visited. Rock tunes livened up the mood on a sleepy Sunday morning. The coffee was strong and the vibe chill.

    The location was formerly known as 9th and Coles, but its new owners, Ed and Mary Snyder, took over and added some fun upgrades {including a penny bar and spot for darts in the large back room}. For special occasions, the back room is a perfect option since it’s set away from the bar and the rest of the restaurant {although it is not completely private}.

    The Drinks

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    First things first: the mimosas were good and served in a wine glass so the portions were quite generous. The same holds true for their Aperol spritz {practically served in a chalice} which can be a hit or miss at a restaurant depending on who’s pouring. The best part about both of these drinks is that they were on the specials menu for brunch. $5 mimosas are a major score.

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    The Food

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    They have great brunch staples like a breakfast burrito {loaded with black beans, cheese, and pico de gallo}, a grilled chicken sandwich piled high with avocado, bacon, tomato, and lettuce, and sweet potato hash topped with eggs.

    The pièce de résistance, however, is their menu of different kinds of grilled cheese. We’re not just talking about using different kinds of cheeses. We’re talking about the use of truffle oil drizzles, house-made bacon, challah bread, and black peppercorn dressing in at least seven different kinds of grilled cheese. It’s the ideal way to indulge. Lighten up your meal by skipping their {delicious} fries and getting a side of their tasty Brussel sprouts.

    Consider stopping in during the week for dinner and dining on veggie burgers and a Brussels Caesar salad. The best part is that you can stay for after-dinner drinks and tell your friends to meet you at this neighborhood hangout because the bar is open until 3:00AM.

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    As a corporate event planner, Ashley's job takes her all over the globe, allowing her the opportunity to incorporate her love of travel into her professional life. She was a Hoboken resident for 8 years before she took a quick 1.5 year intermission to pursue her dream of living in Hawaii and working at a luxury resort. In addition to trying to perfect her shaka, Ashley is usually hanging with her French bulldog Beau (he goes by Beauregard when he's feeling fancy), meeting friends out for a glass of wine, dragging herself out for a run, or working on her travel blog, The Wandering Ash.


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