From Cocktails to Sunset Views at The Bradford Rooftop Bar

by Tom Lavecchia
rooftop bars in NJ

The Bradford Rooftop Bar is a hidden gem in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Situated atop the AC Hotel, it boasts breathtaking views of the Somerset Hills. The ambiance exudes sophistication and elegance, while pleasantly affordable pricing defies expectations.

The menu showcases an array of fresh, locally sourced ingredients crafted into small plates and shareable offerings. The cocktail selection brims with creativity and flavor, complemented by an extensive assortment of wines and beers.

The views from the rooftop are simply stunning, stretching miles in every direction, making it the perfect place to take in a sunset or enjoy a night out with friends. The atmosphere at The Bradford Rooftop Bar is sophisticated and upscale, but it’s also relaxed and inviting, creating an accessible space that isn’t too stuck-up. With a live DJ and bumping dance floor, It’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink with friends or to have a romantic dinner.


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The Bradford Rooftop Bar: The Perfect Date Night

We recently visited The Bradford Rooftop Bar for a night for a date night. Starting with a red pepper hummus—laced with roasted garlic, tahini and chickpeas. Served appropriately with plenty of crispy pita bread. 

For main courses,  guests should not overlook “The Grill” as it is playfully called on the menu, which lands you hanger steak, grilled bratwurst, pork flat iron, red pepper, charred broccolini and an anointment of 25-year aged balsamico. Each cut of meat is grilled to perfection in this large format entree. Meat lovers, rejoice. 


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We finished our meal with the mudslide brownie, which was decadent, rich and studded with plenty of gooey chocolate and marshmallows. The mudslide brownie is finished with a Bailey’s whipped cream, adding a slightly boozy touch to the dessert. The service was attentive and friendly, and the DJ kept the dance floor packed all night long. I was even able to convince my wife to dance with me for a few songs which made the experience that much better.

Overall, The Bradford Rooftop Bar provides an exceptional experience. The food was delicious, the cocktails were impressive, and the atmosphere was utterly perfect for a night out. Whether it be a date night or just drinks with friends,  The Bradford Rooftop Bar is the perfect option for a night out in New Jersey. 


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Additional Information About The Bradford Rooftop Bar

To get the most out of your experience at The Bradford, make a reservation ahead of time, here. Arriving early is advisable, especially on weekends, to secure your spot and avoid the crowds that often gather at this happening rooftop. Consider dressing to impress, as the sophisticated atmosphere beckons for your sleekest outfits. 

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Tom is a lifelong New Jersey resident, Rutgers and FDU alumni and the publisher of The Digest.

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