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Readers' Choice: Vote for the Best Bar

Patch readers nominated the best bars in the Matawan and Aberdeen area, so vote to determine which one is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.

Where's your favorite bar in the area?

Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about the area to participate.

Nominations were accepted on Matawan-Aberdeen Patch through July 9 and include:

Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24.

Sign up for the Matawan-Aberdeen Patch newsletter to follow the voting and see if your favorite institution is named Readers' Choice 2012.

The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.

Sean King June 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Best Bar- McDonoughs
Barzillai June 19, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Sorry, but I agree with Sean. Matawan and Aberdeen have to buy a clue about what a good bar is.
Herky June 19, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Mahoneys, great Burgers and tremendous selection of beers
Grew up in Matawan June 19, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Kat Shack
Sad parent June 20, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Court Jester
Rob Paj June 26, 2012 at 07:29 PM
McDonagh's even though it's Keyport
BRIAN RHATIGAN June 26, 2012 at 07:53 PM
KAT SHACK!!!
Grumpy George June 26, 2012 at 08:43 PM
The Kat Shack - good food, good variety of drink specials (great sangria!), great people.
Moe dee June 27, 2012 at 01:52 PM
1st choice is McDonagh's -- second I guess would be Kat Shack, its just too loud in there. Can't really carry on a conversation
Marie Taylor June 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Kat Shack is definitely #1!! Great food and the best bartenders around. As this is Matawan Aberdeen Patch, McDonoughs should not even be on the list. I also love the new Prime 34.
Lee Coulombe Jr. June 28, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Kat Shack is #1 ! Great bartenders & good food ! Come join me for a drink ! (;
Mrs. B June 29, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Mahoneys has the best selection of beer and good burgers.
ChristineBalint July 29, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Brass Rail, good food, great drinks, very reasonable prices, nice atmosphere and very pleasant staff
Leone August 01, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Maloney's has one of the best selections of beers in the entire state! If you enjoy beer and haven't visited you are missing out.
Annie P August 01, 2012 at 04:42 PM
My first choice is the Court Jester, evn though the Kat Shck is awesome too...but its just too loud!!! The last place I would go for anything is Cafe 34...without a doubt the rudest staff, slow service and a cocky owner!!

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