J.J. Bitting Brewing Company

J.J. Bitting Brewing CompanyJ.J. Bitting Brewing Company is located in downtown Woodbridge, NJ. The 100-year-old building once belonged to J.J. Bitting Coal and Feed Depot, but was restored to house the brewing company in 1997.

Fun Fact: J.J. Bitting  was the first brewery to operate in Woodbridge Township since the repeal of prohibition in 1933!

The staff was friendly and at ease even on a busy Saturday night. Plus, the place was packed, so that’s always a good sign. The brew pub  has three distinct areas: the bar, main dining room and outdoor patio. J.J. Bitting has about 8 different beers on tap at any given time.  Note: Only beer brewed on premises is served, so don’t expect to purchase any name brands here. IMG_9844

I sampled two different brews during my visit: Victoria’s Golden Ale and Nut Brown Ale. Click here to read my review.

The menu has a nice selection of traditional bar food plus a few unexpected items. I’d recommend the tater tots – available with about a dozen different toppings –wings and pot stickers.  Also, I enjoyed the Bittings Steak Baguette: tender NY strip steak piled high on fresh bread and served with tasty au jus. Our waiter recommended the ribs, which were nothing to brag about; so, don’t hesitate to pass those up.

I enjoyed my visit to J.J. Bittings and will definitely be back to try their summer beer line up while taking full advantage of the patio. Plus, it’s only about 20 minutes away from the nearest shore point. Cheers!

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  1. Pingback: Beers of the Week: Victoria’s Golden Ale and Nut Brown Ale | Head Over Beers

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