When you go out for a few drinks with your friends, what do you look for?

Are you looking for a place where the music is pumping and the dance floor is on fire? Or do you prefer a place that has a nice view?

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My wife and I prefer the latter, we love places like The Sand Bar in Seaside Heights, Jenks, and Beacon 70.

They're all great places to grab a cold one while also enjoying some great views of the water.

Sometimes though, what you want in a bar isn't a view but rather the peace and quiet of a dive bar.

A dive bar is usually a small spot with an eclectic atmosphere, dim lighting, and relatively cheap drinks.

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My favorite is Rigger's in Seaside Heights.

They have $6 whiskey gingers, a wood-burning fireplace in the corner, and a pool, and the bartenders sometimes bring their dogs to work with them.

It's the kind of place where everyone who goes there knows everyone else who goes there, I love it.

But Riggers, despite the fact I could wax poetic about it all day, isn't Jersey's greatest dive bar according to experts.

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What Is The Best Dive Bar In New Jersey?

Believe it or not, it can be found near the Jersey Shore.

According to 24/7 Tempo, The Hudson House Bar in Beach Haven is Jersey's best dive bar.

Called "The Hud" by locals, it's a bar that was originally a prohibition speakeasy and is now just a local favorite dive.

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They've got cheap beer and a pretty unique atmosphere that you'll definitely want to check out!

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