Kevin Marcuse, formerly of Bar Management Group (and who also owns Town Tavern), always wanted to own a great neighborhood pub, and when the former space of Ed's Tavern in Elizabeth came up for sale, he jumped on it.
Opening this past weekend, Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill (named after Marcuse's niece) solidifies the restaurant/bar district for the neighborhood, joining The Philosopher's Stone and Jackalope Jack's at the corner of N. Caswell and 7th streets. The inside has been redone, with wide open spaces and dark Irish green splashed on the wall. The patio fronting the building is brand-new (and quite large, might I add), and Marcuse says that will be the focal point when the weather gets warmer. There are 18 + beers on tap, and yep, you read that headline correct. Kennedy's is indeed the home of the $5 car bomb. Every day. Oh, and food (see more photos on our food blog).
Parking is limited in the back of the building, but you can also park across the street at Pecan Point shopping center and behind Showmars after 9:30 p.m.