• Six26: Jersey City’s All-Inclusive Bar + Lounge

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    Pride is everywhere, from events held around the city to the rainbows painted around main intersections, Hoboken and Jersey City have done an excellent job showcasing how wonderfully accepting our community has become. Many restaurants in the area proudly fly rainbow flags, showing that they are a safe place to be yourself and accept all patrons. Six26, a restaurant, bar, and lounge located right on the Pedestrian Mall in Jersey City near the Grove Street Path {128 Christopher Columbus Drive} has proven their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community by providing a place for all people to gather.e were fortunate enough to learn all about their history just in time for the Jersey City Pride events. Read on to learn all about Jersey City’s all-inclusive bar + lounge, Six26. 

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    About Six 26

    Every single detail of Six26 was intricately planned out, from the name to the weekly events, no stone was left unturned. The name alone boasts an incredible story. June 26th, 2015 is an important date in LGBTQ+ history. It marked the day where the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage to be legal nationally.Six26 Lounge’s name pays homage to this important date in history. Their mission — to make everyone who comes through their doors feel accepted, welcomed, and comfortable being who they are {we’re not crying — you are}. 

    About the Owner 

    Owner Kenneth Caulfield, originally from Ireland, opened Six26 and sister restaurant, The Ashford earlier this year, after being inspired by a conversation with a member of the LGBTQ+ community about the struggles of being accepted. Being a straight man, the conversation opened his eyes and inspired him to pursue something that would make everyone feel welcomed, accepted, and included. Both places opened simultaneously, providing a space for everyone to come and enjoy great food, drinks, and people. He knew there was something missing from the city and Six26 completed the puzzle. 

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    What to Expect at Six26

    six26 shrimp dish

    The lounge features a full food + drink menu and even, brunch. Some popular dishes include the firecracker shrimp, truffle mac + cheese bites, and loaded tater tots + waffle fries. Caulfield has included a number of classic foods from the UK, including a fish + chips plate. Also on the menu that is loved by all {vegetarians, in particular} is the crispy portobello sandwich. The brunch menu is filled with sweet and savory treats like the breakfast burrito {chorizo, cheddar, scrambled eggs, home fries, and salsa verde} and chocolate chip + banana pancakes.

    six26 cocktails

    To wash down all that deliciousness, Six26 features a complete bar filled with cocktails, wines, beers, and even offers bottle service at night. The most popular drink is definitely What’s The Tea {Stoli Vodka, El Humidor Tequila, Malibu Coconut Rum, Midori, lemon juice, and club soda}. 

    Weekly Happenings at Six26 

    There is always something happening at Six26 every night of the week, making them a hotspot for people to gather. Mondays are reserved for Musical Mondays, complete with a DJ playing show tunes, too. They go all out — Dreamgirls, Catz, Le Mis, and more all starting at 9:00PM every Monday. 

    Tuesdays are for viewing the FX series, Pose, which holds a place in the hearts of LGBTQ+ community members. This viewing party allows for people to come together to discuss and have an open dialogue regarding relevant topics. Wednesdays are no joke as Kiki Karaoke comes through. With Drag Queens, Kia Karr and Kimmy Sumony hosting, anyone is welcome to come up and belt out a tune starting at 8:00PM every Wednesday. 

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    Fuego Thursdays kick off the weekend with a Latin infused night and include a DJ playing a mix of Latino music and other favorites. Fierce Fridays feature two drag shows, one at 10:00PM and another at 11:00PM, hosted hosted by Stella Luna. Saturdays are an open format night with great music and great people. Sundays are for brunch, but not just any brunch — it’s for drag brunch! The brunch starts at 11:30AM, with a show starting around 12:30PM and is hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam. No matter what day of the week, Six26 has something going on.

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    Six26 + Pride in Jersey City 

    Jersey City is continuing the Pride celebrations this month with tons of events and Six26 is excited to take part in the festivities. Beginning on August 17th at 7:00PM, they will be crowning their first-ever Miss Six26, who will continue to be featured all through the month at different Pride events. On August 21st, City Hall will begin the day with a Pride flag-raising ceremony, followed by a march from City Hall to The Ashford and Six26 for an after-party. August 24th will be the Jersey City Pride Festival, sponsored by SpiceNYC and is expected to be the largest women’s event for pride in NJ from 2:00PM-12:00AM

    Jersey City is filled with safe places to show your pride and Six26 is one of them. Be sure to check out the restaurant and bar and don’t forget to show your support at the upcoming events happening this month and beyond. 

    Have you been to Six26? Tell us all about it in the comments below! 

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    Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly four years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?

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