Best Entertainment, Nightlife & Recreation in Morris/Essex

Planning a girls' night out or a kids' party? Here are the best entertainment, nightlife and recreation destinations in these two counties, as voted by you!



Beer Selection

1. tie Cloverleaf Tavern
395 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.226.9812
cloverleaftavern.com

1. tie Hot Rods
175 North Main St.
Wharton
973.361.5050
hotrodsbbq.com

Cooking Classes

1. Morris Tap & Grill
500 Route 10 West
Randolph
973.891.1776
morristapandgrill.com

2. Pink Cake Box
18 E. Main St.
Denville
973.998.4445
pinkcakebox.com

Fireworks

1. Denville
discoverdenville.com/events

Fourth of July Parade

1. Randolph
randolphnj.org

2. tie Florham Park
fpjuly4th.com

2. tie Montclair
montclairnjusa.org

Girls’ Night Out

1. Pinot’s Palette
351 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.744.7500

40 Market St.
Morristown
pinotspalette.com

2. Uptown Art
28 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
862.209.1717

50 Upper Montclair Plz.
973.487.6347
Montclair
uptownart.com

3. Rails Steakhouse
10 Whitehall Rd.
Towaco
973.335.0006
railssteakhouse.com

Guys’ Night Out

1. tie Rails Steakhouse
10 Whitehall Rd.
Towaco
973.335.0006
railssteakhouse.com

1. tie Rockaway River Barn
11 Green Pond Rd.
Rockaway
973.453.6900
rockawayriverbarn.com

Happy Hour

1. Maxfield ’s on Main
713 Main St.
Boonton
973.588.4450
maxfieldsonmain.com

Hiking Trail

1. Tourne Park
89 Norris Rd.
Denville
morrisparks.net

2. Pyramid Mountain
Kinnelon
morrisparks.net

3. tie Muriel
Hepner Park
Denville
denvillenj.org

3. tie Patriots’ Path
East Hanover
morrisparks.net

3. tie South Mountain Reservation
South Orange Ave. & Cherry Ln.
West Orange
essexcountyparks.org

Horseback Riding

1. tie Freedom Horse
158 Flocktown Rd.
Long Valley
908.852.4201
freedomhorseinc.com

1. tie Seaton
Hackney Stables
440 South St.
Morristown
973.644.3355
seatonhackney.com

Ice Skating

1. tie Aspen Ice Arena
16 Aspen Dr.
Randolph
973.988.2794
aspenicearena.com

1. tie Mennen Arena
161 E. Hanover Ave.
Morristown
973.326.7651
morrisparks.net

Irish Pub

1. Thatcher McGhee’s
53 Broadway
Denville
973.586.3377
thatchermcghees.com

2. Quiet Man
64 E. McFarlan St.
Dover
973.366.6333
quietmanpub.com

3. Grasshopper
2891 Route 23
Newfoundland
973.506.6210
grasshopperirishpub.com

Kids’ Parties

1. Melon Ball Art Studio
125 Clinton Rd.
Fairfield
973.988.3020
melonballart.com

Martinis

1. Second Half on Main
5 E. Main St.
Denville
973.784.4040
secondhalfonmain.com

Museum

1. Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown
973.971.3700
morrismuseum.org

2. tie Acorn Hall
68 Morris Ave.
Morristown
973.267.3465
acornhall.org

2. tie Denville Historical Society & Museum
113 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
973.625.1165
denvillenj.org

Nature Center

1. Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Mendham
973.543.6004
schiffnaturepreserve.com

2. tie Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 E. Hanover Ave.
Morristown
973.326.7603
arboretumfriends.org

2. tie Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
241 Pleasant Plains Rd.
Basking Ridge
973.425.1222
fws.gov/northeast/greatswamp

Summer Camp

1. Randolph YMCA
14 Dover Chester Rd.
Randolph
973.366.1120
randolphymca.org

2. Harbor Hills
75 Doby Rd.
Mendham
973.895.3200
hhdc.com

Theater

1. Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St.
Morristown
973.539.8008
mayoarts.org

2. tie New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St.
Newark
973.642.8989
njpac.org

2. tie Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Ave.
Madison
973.408.5600
shakespearenj.org

3. Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Dr.
Millburn
973.376.4343
papermill.org

Zoo

1. Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange
973.731.5800
turtlebackzoo.com

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