The results of our latest poll are in and there was a clear winner for your favorite Rahway bar followed by a handful of other favorites.
It’s hard to argue with a longtime institution like The Waiting Room, which captured slightly more than half of the 193 votes cast (the most votes, by the way, since last year’s favorite pizza poll). While I like to try different places (The Rail House for craft beers or Cubanu for the Tuesday night special, or what’s new at Meatballs & Brews), I often find myself going back to The Waiting Room.
Some of the choices in the latest poll probably would fare better in a “Favorite Rahway Restaurant” poll, like Luciano’s or Firehouse, but since they also have bars, they were included as options. Nancy’s Towne House often fares well in the Favorite Pizza poll. And of course, there are the experiences of longtime local joints like Kowal’s and Rocky’s.
Now you’ve got a good list to start with when you attend Friday’s Culture Crawl downtown or the Zombie Pub Crawl on Halloween (which falls on a Saturday this year). So without further ado, here are the results of our latest poll. Feel free to share and discuss your favorites in the comments section below (such as, what “Other” options were that garnered seven votes):
What’s Your Favorite Bar in Rahway?
The Waiting Room, 50 percent (97 of 193 votes)
Kowal’s Tavern, 11 percent (21/193)
Firehouse Eatery & Pub, 7 percent (13/193)
The Rail House, 7 percent (13/193)
Meatballs & Brews, 6 percent (12/193)
Luciano’s, 5 percent (9/193)
Rocky’s Bar & Grill, 5 percent (9/193)
Other, 4 percent (7/193)
Cubanu, 3.1 percent (6/193)
Nancy’s Towne House, 2.6 percent (5/193)
Mariachis, 1 percent (1/193)