The Court Tavern
124 Church St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Monday: Closed Tuesday - Sunday: 7:00pm-2:00am
Several generations of local and national bands have found their place here. Legendary acts such as Pavement (whose first show as a band was at the Court Tavern), the Butthole Surfers, and Mudhoney have performed at the Court, and it is also home to local heroes the Bouncing Souls, Thursday, and Gaslight Anthem – just to name a few! The Court has been revered as a dive – a dark decrepit beer joint at the pulse of the scene, and times may have changed, but one thing remains the same: it is a completely unpretentious place where all are welcome, and no other venue feels quite as comfortable and homey.