Two new Jersey City gay bars

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The Royal in Jersey City, NJ
The Royal in Jersey City, NJ

New Jersey’s second-largest city is recognized as one of the best places to live for diversity and city amenities. This spring and summer, Jersey City gay bars will more than double. Two new LGBT establishments will make a stronger case for the city as a great LGBT “best place to live.”

The Royal's Kevin Hunt. Photo by Alina Oswald
The Royal’s Kevin Hunt. Photo by Alina Oswald
The Royal, 100 York Street, Jersey City
The Royal has opened at 100 York St. It is owned and operated by Paul Cate and George Makrogiannis, the same ownership team of next-door neighbor Buddy Who’s. The venue features a friendly bar and restaurant atmosphere.

 

Six26 owners Ken and Jeff on the terrace. Photo by Alina Oswald
Six26 owners Ken and Jeff on the terrace. Photo by Alina Oswald
Club Six26, 128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, opening this June

Club Six26 will be opening soon at 128 Christopher Columbus Drive. If you are curious where the name comes from — June 26, 2015 is when the Supreme Court decided the constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The huge complex is still under construction. But when finished, its facade will feature a full wall of windows. The venue also features a large rooftop bar area with a panoramic view of Jersey City. It is expected to open by June 2018.

 

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Six26's terrace view down Columbus. Photo by Alina Oswald
Six26’s terrace view down Columbus. Photo by Alina Oswald
The Royal's interior. Photo by Alina Oswald
The Royal’s interior. Photo by Alina Oswald
The Royal's entrance. Photo by Alina Oswald
The Royal’s entrance. Photo by
Alina Oswald
The Royal's George Makrogiannis. Photo by Alina Oswald
The Royal’s George Makrogiannis. Photo by
Alina Oswald