We may not have been close friends with the kid at school who had the party house, but we still hung out there every afternoon in the summer. Tucker’s Tavern feels like that kid’s house, and the huge square bar in the middle of this spot in Beach Haven is where you should find yourself during Happy Hour (3-7pm every day). Their Bloody Marys are topped with jumbo shrimp, bacon, and blue cheese-stuffed olives, and they go great with a basket of wings and $1 oysters. Like at the party house in high school, there’s usually someone playing guitar in the corner, and there’s a roof where you can watch the sunset with someone who you asked to prom (15 years ago).
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