If you're looking for a place to do some serious beer drinking, Wurstbar is going to be your new favorite spot.
Wurstbar quickly started earning praise for its wide-ranging and specialized beer menu that goes far beyond the standard craft IPAs and their relaxed, intimate vibe. The beers vary almost daily with typically 14 beers on draft and another 10-12 or so bottle selections along with an extensive cider menu and a small wine list. Although they carry a variety of brew styles from a lot of excellent breweries, their list of sour beers is worth a special mention. It's hard to find sour beers in Jersey City and they've gone above and beyond to get some of the best ones out there, putting themselves on the map for that alone.
As for the food? Also fairly specialized. It's clear a lot of planning went into the overall flavor profile of each menu item. There's a more traditional menu with your choice of three sausages - an all beef hot dog, bratwurst, or kielbasa, topped with sauerkraut, mustard, onions, and relish (I recommend skipping the relish, it's overkill) and then a longer menu of signature sausages made with rabbit, venison, chicken and more and topped with everything from sweet plantains to masala curry. All sausages can be swapped out with a soy-free veggie sausage option upon request.
All in All
Wurstbar is a great space meant for people who really like beer or want to learn more about what they like. While this is not the place to go for a well-rounded healthy meal, it's exactly what you want in bar food and they're putting out some very creative sausage combinations worth trying (particularly noteworthy is the Hound Dog with bacon, Thai peanut aioli, and sweet plantains). They've recently added delivery, have weekly featured sausage and poutine specials, and have happy hour every Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm. The cider list is also not to be missed and it seems like they're starting to put together more and more events for the community as well, so stay tuned.
|One of the weekly specials "Pop Goes the Wiener" with bacon, fried jalapenos, and cheddar cheese sauce|