Best of Essex 2018: Entertainment, Nightlife & Recreation

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




Cooking Classes

1. Verjus Restaurant
1790 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood
973.378.8990
verjusrestaurant.com

2. Chef it Up
512 Franklin Ave.
Nutley
973.542.8542
chefitupkids.com

3. Kings
778 Morris Tpk.
Short Hills
973.258.4000
kingsfoodmarkets.com

Girls’ Night Out

1. Park Avenue Art Studio
2 Park Ave.
Caldwell
973.816.7906
parkavenueartstudio.com

2. The Crosby
193 Glenridge Ave.
Montclair
973.509.2337
thecrosbymontclair.com

3. Egan & Sons
118 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.744.1413
egannsons.com

Irish Pub

1. Egan & Sons
118 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.744.1413
egannsons.com

2. Cloverleaf Tavern
395 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.226.9812
cloverleaftavern.com

3. Tierney's
138 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.744.9785

Kids' Parties

1. Park Avenue Art Studio
2 Park Ave.
Caldwell
973.816.7906
parkavenueartstudio.com

2. JUMPnasium
204 Passaic Ave.
Fairfield
973.808.1700
jumpnasiumparty.com

3. Kidville
516 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.826.0350
kidville.com

Painting Parties

1. Park Avenue Art Studio
2 Park Ave.
Caldwell
973.816.7906
parkavenueartstudio.com

2. Pinot's Palette
531 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.744.7500

510 Franklin Ave.

Nutley
​973.284.0700
pinotspalette.com

3. ArteVino Studio
51 Uppper Montclair Plz.
Montclair
862.500.1165
montclair.artevinostudio.com

Theater (Performing Arts)

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

2. The Wellmont Theater
5 Seymour St.
Montclair
973.783.9500
wellmonttheater.com

3. NJPAC
1 Center St.
Newark
888.466.5722
njpac.org

Wedding Receptions

1. Pleasantdale Chateau
757 Eagle Rock Ave.
West Orange
973.731.5600
pleasantdale.com

2. Nanina's in the Park
540 Mill St.
Belleville
973.751.1230
naninasinthepark.com

3. The Manor
111 Prospect Ave.
West Orange
973.731.2360
themanorrestaurant.com

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