• Hailey's Beer Senate - October 2016 - "Curtis' Choice" Recap

    In a ground-breaking decision, a senator was given the opportunity to run a Beer Senate without Moshe!

  • Hailey's Accolades

    October 10, 2016

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    Travel: Retro arcade adds new tourism element to Metuchen

    Hailey's Harp-Cade, a classic game arcade attached to Hailey's Harp and Pub, is now open for business in Metuchen

    METUCHEN – Most bustling downtowns have an abundance of popular restaurants and colorful retail shops. But in the age of the internet, there’s one component that can sometimes be left out — or more fittingly, at home — a business that can offer an experience or an activity.

    October 1, 2016

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    Hailey’s Harp-Cade in Metuchen New Jersey Brings Old School Arcade Fun to Your Traditional Irish Pub

    So an Arcade, Viking Beer and a Central New Jersey walk into a bar…

    Yes! You heard that right folks. There is no punchline to this one. Central New Jersey now has its very own Arcade Bar. In Metuchen (a small town nestled in between Woodbridge and Edison townships) Hailey’s Harp & Pub on Main Street is an already well established Irish Pub and Eatery with a great selection of alcohol and food to choose from. However, the pub now has an alter ego located behind it on 15 Station Place. The two egos combined are like a mullet straight out of the 80s, business in the front, party in the back.

    September 16, 2016

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    A Model Senate

    Hailey's Harp and Pub's distinguished Beer Senate had its first meeting since its annual summer hiatus. Presumably, all the Senators went back to their constituents over the break to learn what beer issues their voters felt were critical to their happiness. Or maybe they just went down the shore. Either way, they came back in full vigor.

    And yours truly confirmed two salient facts during the meeting of this august body. First, this is how all Senates should function. Second, I am decidedly not a fan of sour beers.

    But first things first. The agenda, as set by Barman Moshe, is always a winner: good food coupled with good beers. And the atmosphere is always convivial, unlike in that other Senate run by the government. Actually, "convivial" is the polite way of saying raucous, friendly and, most importantly, fun. Then there's the all-important vote taken at the end to decide which beer gets to shoulder its way onto Hailey's official taps, and this year, Octoberfish from Flying Fish got the nod. It wasn't my first choice, but it was well deserved. The other contenders were Boulevard's Pumpkin Sour, Neshaminy Creek's Punkler Dunkelweiss (which actually had more pumpkin notes than Boulevard's, if you ask me) and Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster DIPA. That latter was my choice.

    But, of course, beer is a most subjective item. You like what you like, and no one should tell you what your choice should be, even if it's a canoe beer. That's why I took two sips of the sour beer and gave it away. I know sours are de rigueur these days, but to me me they're just, well, too sour and unenjoyable. I must not be alone, because the Sour didn't score any votes, and I know at least one famous local brewer who says, "If my beer comes out sour, I pour it down the drain." While they certainly have their devotees, I have yet to find one that can elicit even a "that's not bad" from me.

    Moshe's food, as always, was worth the price of admission, and I was not alone in telling him he needs to put that fabulous Veal Schnitzel on Hailey's regular menu.

    As with most beer events, the speakers became less important than the drinkers' conversations as the night wore one, so Moshe had his work cut out for him as he tried to explain why he was appointing Curtis as the host for next month's legislative session. Curtis will be using his own favorite beers in the lineup, which is a great way to spark interest and engage the Senate faithful. The real Senate should work this way, with everyone "trinken, essen und lachen." Then voting.

    Here's hoping Curtis is not a big sour beer guy.
    Or my "trinken und lachen" will be severely subdued.

    Cheers!
    The PubScout

  • National IPA Day at Hailey's! - 8/14/16

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    Thursday, August 4th Hailey's will be paying homage to the most popular style of craft beer out there with an IPA TAP TAKEOVER featuring IPA's from both local and national breweries! "Hop on" the IPA train with us!

  • Hailey's Beer Senate - June 2016 - "Final Countdown" Beer Senate Recap!


    There was a packed house for June's "Final Countdown: Beers With Numbers in Their Names" Beer Senate as we celebrated another successful year with our senators!

  • Hailey's Beer Senate - May 2016 - Triple Crown Beer Senate

    RECAP: Senators gathered on Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm for the Hailey's Beer Senate: Triple Crown Edition!

  • Hailey's Derby Darby - Saturday, May 7th, 2016

    Hailey's has something VERY special planned for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7th this year! We will be tapping the Founders KBS AND a vintage 2015 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout in an epic bourbon-off for the ages! Come in around noon for the craft beers and then watch the most exciting two minutes in sports on Saturday, May 7th, while trying two of the most sought-after craft beers out there!

  • Hailey's Beer Senate - April 2016 - The Fall Classic in Spring Beer Senate

    Following the triumphant return of major league baseball in America, senators gathered for the 2015 MLB Championship Series  Senate, tasting brews from Missouri, New York, Toronto and Illinois.

  • Hailey's Irish Mondays!

    Every Monday night all of your favorite Irish entrees are only $9.99 each!

  • New Belgium Tap Takeover

    NEW BELGIUM is finally bringing their prized brews to NEW JERSEY! Stop by Hailey's on Thursday, March 24 to try everyone's favorite - the legendary FAT TIRE amber ale, plus the Ranger IPA, Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Hoppy Blonde, and the Rampant Imperial IPA!

  • Hailey's Beer Senate - March 2016

    The March 8th “Primary Politics” Beer Senate was a caucus for the ages! Democrats, Republicans and Independents, side by side, united in their collective mission to select the best beer. For the first course, we paired the smooth and frothy New Holland Brewing’s “Poet” Oatmeal Stout (5.2% ABV)

  • Hooley Red Ale

    Announcing a collaboration between Cypress Brewery and Hailey's Harp and Pub:

    Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, this sessionable Irish Red Ale is malty and deep red hued, with:

    • Maris Otter,
    • Vienna,
    • Crystal, and
    • Roasted malts;
    • earthy hops,

    and is fermented with Irish Ale yeast. 5.0% ABV and 21 IBU.

  • Harpoon Tap Takeover at Hailey's - February 25th, 2016

    Come down on Thursday February 25th for our Harpoon Tap Takeover! We'll be featuring Harpoon's IPA, Take 5 IPA, and Hoppy Adventure Double IPA. We'll be having special prices on Harpoon draft beer and giveaways the entire night. Make sure you stop by!

  • Hailey's Beer Senate - February 2016

    February's Mardi Gras-style Senate had an amazing turn-out, with 37 senators in attendance! (That may not come as a surprise to anyone who has tasted Louisiana-style cooking.) The first course,

  • Hailey's Tap Takeovers

    Attention all craft beer lovers! Look out for upcoming TAP TAKEOVERS at Hailey's! If you can't make it to the brewery itself, a tap takeover is the next best thing. We have hosted a wide range of brewing companies in the past, from craft beer titans like Southern Tier and Founders to hometown heroes like Cypress. 

  • Hailey's Beer Senate - January 2016

    As was decided at the conclusion of the December Beer Senate, we kicked off 2016 with the "New Year, New Beer" theme, featuring selections from four new craft breweries! 

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    Do you love the democratic process, free flowing conversation, great food, and most importantly, beer? Then WE WANT YOU! to come to our monthly Beer Senate. Hailey's Beer Senate is held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Space is limited (about 40 "senate" seats) so make sure you get here early, because it is our "worst kept secret". No Membership is required, just show up for a friendly, spirited debate over beer and food.