Fitzgerald’s 1928 – Glen Ridge NJ
Fitzgerald’s in Glen Ridge, NJ is a fairly new bar & restaurant. It is a very nice looking place, lots of wood high ceilings, and nice architecture. While I haven’t eaten here, I’ve been several times for drinks. One thing I’ve noticed over the previous trips is that there isn’t anything special, a couple beers, a couple scotches, a couple tequilas.
However this time they must had added some new taps or cycled out some of the under performers. I enjoyed three very nice beers this trip to Fitzgerald’s. First I had the Palm a Belgian Ale, served appropriately in a goblet, it was very malty and smooth slightly bitter.
Next was a local brewery, Criket Hill, Colonel Blide’s ESB, great aroma and color. Lots of bitterness, more so then you’d expect from an ESB, but a good caramel flavor. Also from Crick Hill I had the IPA, sweet grapefruit aroma. Strong hop bitterness and citrus flavor were dominant throughout this beer.
While I liked the beer, if I had another one I would have run out of desirable options. This bar could be a gem if it had some more styles of beer on draft or bottles.