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Outdoor Dining Permits Available in Bayonne

          In order to support the local economy, Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne City Council have announced that, beginning April 1, 2021, local food and/or beverage establishments may be able to establish temporary outdoor seating with the issuance of a temporary use permit. These permits may allow food and/or beverage establishments to expand the areas available for seating on a cases by case basis.  These temporary use permits were approved for most establishments last year through an active mercantile license from the City of Bayonne.  If a food and/or beverage establishment received approval in 2020 for temporary outdoor dining, a new application is not required if the proposed use remains the same.  However, proof of 2021 insurance must be provided. If the business proposal has changed, a new application will be required. 

          Temporary outdoor dining permits allow operation from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at A.B.C.-licensed facilities and normal business hours for non-A.B.C.-licensed facilities. 

          Food and/or beverage establishments interested in continuing their temporary outdoor dining use permit in the same manner as the 2020 approval must sign a certification and mail or place it in the drop box by the outside of City Hall to the attention of Room #13- Zoning Office.  There is no fee to continue the temporary outdoor dining use for qualifying food and/or beverage establishments.

          A food and/or beverage establishment that did not apply previously or receive approval for outdoor dining must submit a new application packet along with proof of insurance coverage.  There is no fee for new applications or the continuation certification.            For questions, please contact Tracey Tuohy in the Zoning Office at 201-858-6110 or Michele O’Reilly in the Health Department at 201-85

Dining and Entertainment on Uptown Broadway Set for Friday, October 9 and Thursday, October 15

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that outdoor dining and entertainment events on Uptown Broadway have been scheduled for Friday, October 9, and Thursday, October 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The event of Friday, October 9, will take place on Broadway from 41st Street to 45th Street, with a rain date of Saturday, October 10. Live music will be provided by Keith Borelli and Bennett Rhode.

The event of Thursday, October 15, will take place on Broadway from 33rd Street to 38th Street, with a rain date of Friday, October 16. Live music will be provided by Dave “Doc” Watson and Lisel Cox.

On both dine out nights, a portion Broadway will be closed to traffic in the area of each event, in order to accommodate the outdoor dining and entertainment.

Participating restaurants will set up tables, chairs, and tents on the street.

The event organizer is City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski. The Council President said, “These special events are all about supporting local restaurants and small businesses during this trying time. We are happy to extend the success of our recent Downtown and Midtown dining events to our Uptown area.

Mayor Davis said, “I would like to thank Council President Ashe-Nadrowski and all participating businesses for planning these great events. We should all do whatever we can to support our local small business community.”

In order to allow for event set-up, the street-closing on Broadway will start at 4:00 p.m. on the night of each event. Broadway will be closed until 11:00 p.m. that night, in order to provide time to remove dining furniture and equipment from the street.

No parking will be allowed on Broadway in the outdoor dining areas from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., in order to provide space for the restaurants and entertainment.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain dates of Saturday, October 10, and Friday, October 16, would have the same hours and street closing details described above for Friday, October 9, and Thursday, October 15.

The dining and entertainment events will observe the mask requirements and social distancing guidelines established by the State of New Jersey.


Broadway Diner interior -Source Yelp

Governor Phil Murphy has announced that New Jersey restaurants can resume indoor dining on Friday, September 4.  They must follow various state guidelines, due to the Coronavirus.

Restaurant patrons will be required to wear masks unless they are eating, under the age of two, or have a health issue.

Restaurant staff members will be required to wear masks.

Tables must be spaced at least six feet apart.

Restaurants will be required to follow enhanced sanitation procedures.

Guests must place orders only at a table, and staffers must bring food and beverages only to tables.

Patrons will be barred from walking around while eating.

Seating will be limited to a maximum of eight customers per table — unless everyone is from an immediate family or the same household.

Reservations will be encouraged for greater control of customer traffic. Customers will be required to provide a phone number if making a reservation.