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Date night

Some of the buzziest spots to grab a bite or drink with someone special

Offshore Coffee Co. | The day simply cannot start without a steaming hot cup, and it’s not limited to the morning. Sometimes, “a date” is as simple as a cup of coffee and 30 minutes alone for two busy parents. This spot checks the box for us. 57 Brighton Ave., Long Branch

Le Club Avenue | The rooftop spot here is simply hard to beat. Whether it’s wine or champagne, beer or cocktails, there is something on the drink menu that will hit just right. Try the jalapeño margarita. 23 Ocean Ave. N, Long Branch

The Butcher’s Block | The hype is real, people. If you truly “eat with your eyes,” this spot checks the box with a style all its own. Picking out your steak from their meat locker, adorned with wildflowers, is an experience that’s unique to this emerging location. 235 West Ave., Long Branch

Anjelica’s | Sitting in the alley, with the string lights, overhead heaters and with blankets on your lap, it’s hard not to think cozy thoughts. The BYOB spot offers classic southern Italian plates. 1070 Ocean Ave. N, Sea Bright

Pascale & Sabine | The vibe, inspired by the European brasserie model, inside is hard to beat, along with the food and drinks. On Tuesdays, they offer happy hour all night (check for restrictions) and on Sundays there’s live music during brunch. 601 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park

  • Bernie Augustine

Bernie Augustine is the new editor of Long Branch City Lifestyle. A career journalist, Bernie has been uncovering and amplifying stories on a local and national level for the last 20 years. In his free time, he enjoys time with family, taking in live music gardening, dining out and exploring new pockets along the Jersey Shore and other corners of Monmouth County. 

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