Where to Watch the Olympics in Montclair + Beyond

After being postponed due to COVID-19, the Summer 2020 (well, 2021) Olympic games are here and taking place in Tokyo. The games will begin on July 23rd and end on August 8th, so it’s time to find a local spot to watch!  We’ve compiled a list below of places where you can watch the Olympics in Essex County.

Ah’ Pizz | 7 North Willow Street, Montclair

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Enjoy a slice of wood-fired pizza while watching the Tokyo Olympics at this well-known Jersey pizza spot. Keep in mind that the Montclair location is BYOB.

Ariane Kitchen & Bar | 706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona

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Watch who will win the gold at Ariane’s Kitchen & Bar, the perfect spot to watch the summer games live. Try the cult classic AKB burger and pair it with one of the delicious mocktails.

Cloverleaf Tavern | 395 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell

Cloverleaf Tavern

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Nothing goes better with summer weather and the Olympics than a refreshing beer. With 24 drafts rotating regularly, Cloverleaf Tavern has the perfect ambiance for this year’s games.

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Cowan’s Public | 229 Centre Street, Nutley

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If you want to view the Olympics at a trendy bar but don’t want to break the bank, head over to Cowan’s Public during happy hour and enjoy a signature cocktail for $9 with $5 loaded fries.

De Novo | 275 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair

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Catch the games in style at De Novo, a European gastropub in Upper Montclair. It offers a delicious menu with small plates, charcuterie, flatbreads, salads, burgers, house-made pasta, entrées, and late-night bar bites.

Just Jake’s | 30 Park Street, Montclair

Just Jake’s

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For that authentic neighborhood feel and cozy environment, go to Just Jake’s, a family-run restaurant and bar. The team will be offering happy hour Monday-Friday, from 3PM to 6PM.

Little Tijuana | 538 Market Street, Newark

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Maybe you haven’t heard of Little Tijuana yet, but it is Essex County’s newest margarita bar and restaurant. Enjoy world-class cocktails and more while cheering for your team.

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Montclair Brewery | 101 Walnut Street, Montclair

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This hip microbrewery isn’t just the perfect spot for a pint but is an ideal place to catch the games. Just remember it is BYOF, bring your own food.

Proven Poke Co. | 19 Church Street, Montclair

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Probably not your usual scene to watch the games but I couldn’t imagine a better place to get sushi burritos and watch my country play in Tokyo.

The Fox & Falcon | 19 Valley Street, South Orange

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Head over to this casual restaurant and bar that serves seasonal American cuisine while watching who will take the gold this summer in Tokyo.


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Katherine is a recent Montclair State grad who has a passion to explore the world. Apart from her family and dogs, she loves traveling the most. She has fallen head over heels with experiencing the world, trying new foods, learning about new cultures, and getting out of her comfort zone. She's been to 16 countries and counting. In her spare time you'll find her listening to music or daydreaming about a new adventure.