193 Newark Ave
A low-key space for artists, musicians, and locals to hang
Respecting and supporting locals is important to the three owners. In fact, the bar was named Pet Shop as an homage to Village Tropical, an actual pet shop that occupied the space prior to the bar’s opening.
“Whereas other places that have opened here want people to come from New York or other towns to make Jersey City a party spot, we would like to make it a place that’s for this town.”
The jukebox plays music from local bands and they even speak of creating Pet Shop Records, a label that will release music from local bands. While this would normally make for a grunge scene, Pet Shop has an alternative, yet classy vibe to it. You'll see crowds of all styles and ages here and everyone fits in.
Surprises Under the Surface
More than your typical beer joint or cocktail spot, Pet Shop also offers an organic wine bar downstairs with an engaging selection of varietals and speak-easy vibe.
THE PLACE FOR LOCALS NEW AND OLD
Curated cocktails, craft beers, cheap beers, local music, organic wine, and pet-themed needlepoint decor - what's not to love?