Hey, we know you like your apartment in Woodbridge, NJ. And why not? You took your time finding it. It’s close to work and the gym. You like the kitchen, the view, the way the light hits the window at sunset. Your books are here, your DVDs, your lucky spoon collection, your cat. This is the place you feel most comfortable.

But it’s summer, and that means getting outside. It means beer and baseball, late nights and surprises. It means bars. Luckily there are plenty of good ones near your apartment in Woodbridge, NJ. Here are a few.

JJ Bitting Brewing Company – 33 Main St., Woodbridge
This microbrewery sports a roof deck and locally famous ribs and burgers. Enjoy beer at the source with hearty food in the open air—what’s not to like?

Big Shots Sports Club – 33 US 1, Iselin, NJ 08830
Big Shots is a playground for grownups, with countless TVs over three levels and frequent live music.

Firehouse Eatery & Pub – 455 St. George Ave., Rahway, NJ 07065
Locals say this is want we all want in a bar—good beer, hearty food, friendly service, trivia, music, and fun.

Chris Michael’s Steakhouse – 40 Oakwood Ave., Woodbridge
This upscale steakhouse, lounge, and sports bar is a great place to watch the game or bring a date.

Fire N Ice – 85 Lafayette Rd., Fords, NJ 08863
This Zagat-rated spot features tobacco hookahs, a Mediterranean menu, live music, and a dance floor.

Got a favorite hangout near your apartment in Woodbridge, NJ? Let us know, and watch this space for more tips on summer fun.