ID Policy

Bar Anticipation Identification Checking Policy

Bar Anticipation ID policyBar Anticipation’s identification policy follows that of State Law.

Identification questions CANNOT be determined over the phone or via email. Since, the appearance of the individual presenting the identification must be compared to the identification presented by the individual, identification questions can only be answered in person by the individual looking at the identification in question.

Every person entering Bar Anticipation must present either a valid Photo Drivers License or an official Photo Identification Card issued by the State or Federal Government. Currently, other than a valid Photo Drivers License, State ABC law only allows us to accept an American Passport as proof of age. Details below.

Primary Identification typically accepted:

Drivers License – If a drivers license is expired, changed, duplicate, not from New Jersey, or if the door person doesn’t believe the individual presenting the identification is the person who is pictured on the identification, secondary (back up) photo identification is required.

Passport – If the passport appears altered in any way, or if the individual presenting the identification does not look like the person on the passport, secondary (back up) photo identification is necessary.

Further, the picture on the passport must be less than five years old (if the individual presenting the passport is younger than thirty years old) to be accepted as a primary form of identification. By way of example, if the passport presented says that the individual is 24 years old, and the picture on the passport was taken when that individual was 18, this is NOT acceptable as a primary form of identification.

If an individual does not have one of the two above pieces of identification, they will not be allowed in.

Secondary Identification:

The following Secondary (back up) ID is acceptable ONLY if accompanied with a primary form as outline above:

  • County Identification Card (photo)
  • Military ID (photo)
  • College ID (photo)
  • Credit Card, Debit Card, or Bank Card  (photo)
  • College or High School Yearbook
  • NJDMV Boat License (photo)

If there is any question, after observing the Primary and Secondary identification, the following may be used to help the door person decide if the individual is of age. The below is not to be used in place of secondary identification however:

  • Automobile Registration and Insurance Card (together)
  • Credit Cards (non photo)
  • Work Identification


  • Anyone that is believed to be visibly intoxicated will be denied entry.
  • Anyone that is believed to have been recently in a fight (bleeding, torn clothing, visibly agitated) will be denied entry.
  • Anyone acting in such a manner to suggest that they will cause a disturbance on the premises will be denied entry.
  • Even if an individual has all of the above identification, if the door personnel does not believe the person presenting the identification is the person to whom the identification belongs, that individual will not be allowed in.

The bottom line is, if there is a doubt about your identification, bring as much back up as you possibly can to give yourself the best chance of getting into the bar.

All identification issues must be handled at the door with the person presenting the identification in question. Identification issues cannot be solved over the phone or e-mail.

Save The Date

Friday, November 13
Special Jimmy Buffet Happy Hour with JIMMY & THE PARROTS
- Enjoy the State's Biggest and Best Happy Hour!

Tuesday, November 24
Special Holiday Beat The Clock with LIFE SPEED
- Drafts Start at 50 cents at 8 pm and increase 25 cents every hour with DJ Dave.

Wednesday, November 25
Night Before Thanksgiving with Big Bang Baby
- $2.75 Coors Light All Night with DJ Mike Nice.

Friday, November 27
The State's Biggest Band, GARDEN STATE RADIO
- $2.75 Bud and Bud Light All Night with DJ Mike Nice.

Saturday, November 28
- $2.75 Miller Lites All Night with DJ Mike Nice.

Friday, December 18
HOLME for the Holidays
- Party with the band HOLME at our Annual Holiday Happy Hour

Nine Hours of Entertainment with Emcee Bacardi Ardi, BIG BANG BABY and DJ Mike Nice.
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 All drink specials and cover charge times are subject to change without notice and may not be offered on Holidays or during certain Special Events.

Enjoy $2.50 Lite Pints, $2.75 Bottles and $6.50 Pitchers plus $3 Sols & Dos Equis ALL NIGHT
2 For 1 Burgers
from our Famous Signature Burger Menu. Live Reggae 5:30 - 9 pm plus DJ Chris.

- The Drafts Start at Only 50¢ at 8 pm and increase 25¢ every hour. The HOTTEST Night on the Planet! featuring GARDEN STATE RADIO, THE EVENT HORIZON & NINE DEEEZ NITE alternate Tuesdays. The Bands start early at 9:30 pm. Admission is Free until 8 pm


Enjoy a Retro, featured Ice Cold 40oz Beer Only $5, live entertainment, and in house BBQ Specials.

COUNTRY U Starts 9 pm. $5 16 oz Can Cups with $1.50 Refills. Rob and Jay Live 9 pm plus DJ Chris. FREE Admission ALL NIGHT

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL The BEST place to catch the game with $2.75 Bud and Bud Lights plus $3.50 Heinekens All Night Giveaways plus FREE Admission All Night.


from 4 - 9 pm with DJ Kirk Lopez & DJ Mike Nice plus Emcee Rob Busch and Shirlene $2.25 Bud & Bud Light Pints Complimentary Buffet with Carving Station Free Admission till 9 pm.

FRIDAY NIGHTS ROCK! GREAT LIVE BANDS & DJ $2.75 Bud & Bud Lights All Night, with INCREDIBLE BANDS every week plus DJ Mike Nice's Dance Party between sets. See Calendar for Band Schedule Free Admission until 9 pm.


Every knows about Bar A's Great Bands and Dance Party with $2.75 Lites All Night. See Calendar for Band Schedule FREE Admission till 9 pm.


ALL the Games on Over 70 TV's in HD with two GIANT Screens. Enjoy Ice Cold $2.50 Lite Pints, $3 Bottles, $4 Corona/Light Bottles and $6.50 Pitchers!

Special Football and Full Menu of Incredible food available. All fan clubs and Fantasy Leagues welcome.

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Weekly Food Specials

Saturday Brunch
Saturday Brunch 10 am -2pm
Order any Brunch Platter & receive a Complimentary 9oz Mimosa, Screwdriver, Beer, or Bloody Mary

Sunday Brunch
Sunday Brunch 10am to 1pm
Order any Brunch Platter & receive a Complimentary 9oz Mimosa, Screwdriver, Beer, or Bloody Mary

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar Football Season 4 pm)

Monday Burger Night
2 for 1 Burgers
from our Award Winning Specialty Signature Burger Menu

Tuesday Wing Night
50¢ Wings (5 pm - close)
Sign the Waiver and take
Bar A's Bad Ass Wing Challenge
Eat 12 Bad Ass wings in 12 minutes to win a Bad Ass T-Shirt

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Special Appetizer Menu (5 pm - close)

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Friday Happy Hour Buffet
Friday Happy Hour Buffet & Hors d’oeuvres 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Weekly Blue Plate Specials - Only $4.95
Monday to Friday 11 am - 4 pm (subject to change without online notice)

Monday - Guinness Beef Stew with Mashed & Garlic Bread
Tuesday - Homemade Meatloaf Platter with Mashed & Veggies
Wednesday - Roasted or BBQ Chicken with Mashed & Veggies
Thursday - Grilled or BBQ Pork Chop with Mashed & Veggies
Friday - Fish & Chips (Broiled or Fried Cod) with Fries, Tartar Sauce & Malt Vinegar

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