Tuesday was my first New Jersey Devils viewing party, but it certainly didn’t go as planned. The Devils lost a close game, my ride somehow got lost in Morristown for twenty minutes and I missed the entire first period. There was traffic on the Parkway and it was a long day of work. French fries were thrown. Were it any other event, this night would have been a total disaster.
However, my night at North Brunswick Pub defied a troublesome start. A trip far from the friendly confines of the Rock proved more than hospitable when at least 50 Devils fans packed into a bar with more than 20 HD TVs. It was a hockey paradise with drink specials and 35-cent boneless wings.
Grant Marshall of the 2003 Stanley Cup team was there to sign autographs and quite approachable. Fellow general Kevin Lankey went home with four autographed pucks for friends, Marshall talked hockey with anyone who wanted to chat and even posed for photographs. Other autographs were raffled away from Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias. It was a fun night for a few lucky Devils fans.
Though the game didn’t go our way, the Devils kept it interesting. Against the defending Stanley Cup champs, our Devils repeatedly battled back before falling in the final minutes to the Boston Bruins. Scoring three goals against Tim Thomas is no small feat and the Devils received goals from David Clarkson and Nick Palmieri. It was Palmieri’s first two-goal game of his career.
The result wasn’t what we’d hoped for, but the energy throughout the bar was electric and it was a great way to watch an away game. The Devils Generals thank the North Brunswick Pub for being wonderful hosts and turning each of their 20 screens to a great Devils hockey game.
There will be another Devils viewing party in West Hampton next weekend. The Devils Army invades South Jersey for a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. If a night filled with traffic and anger that ends in a loss can be this much fun, Saturday’s viewing party is bound to be more exciting. We’ll see you there.
What could be more fun than hanging out with a group of fellow hockey fans, enjoying delicious discounted food and drinks, meeting NJ Devils alumni, playing exciting games, taking home fabulous prizes, and watching your NJ Devils take on the reigning Stanley Cup champs on a giant 80 inch HD projector?
Why don’t you come find out for yourself? Next Tuesday, November 15, the Devils Army Generals will be hosting our second viewing party of the season as the NJ Devils travel to Beantown to take on the Boston Bruins. As we continue our quest to bring the Devils Army to all corners of New Jersey and beyond, we’re venturing into the heart of the Garden State, to the North Brunswick Pub on Route 1 in North Brunswick, NJ.
The North Brunswick Pub is known for its tasty pub grub, reasonable prices, and friendly, casual atmosphere. With multiple large flat-screen TVs, two 80 inch HD projectors, and more, it’s the perfect place to recreate that “at the game” feeling. This location was actually suggested to us by a member of the Devils Army on Twitter, and is a favorite among many of my own family and friends.
As always, there will be contests and giveaways, raffles, a silent auction, and an appearance by a member of the Devils alumni – 2003 Stanley Cup Champion Grant Marshall.
If wings are your thing, you’re in luck—Tuesday nights at the Pub are “35 Cent Boneless Wing Nights” from 6pm until close! Be sure to check out some of their mouthwatering new sauces, including Mediterranean Feta, Creamy Pesto, Red Pepper Basil, and Garlic Parmesan! There will also be discount pitchers of domestic beer and other food and drink specials to be announced.
The fun starts at 7pm. Come join us at the North Brunswick Pub, located at 1864 Route 1 (on the northbound side) in North Brunswick, NJ. For directions, click here (I have provided directions from the Prudential Center—please make sure to change the starting address to your own).
For more information, please check out and RSVP to our Official Facebook Event. Bring a friend, Get Your Jersey On and we’ll see you there!
Have an idea for a possible viewing party location? Leave your comment below!
To celebrate the return to the ice of the New Jersey Devils for the start of the 2011-12 season, fans will be gathering at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Edison, NJ (for directions, click here) on Monday October 3rd at 7PM, for some food, drinks, and some Devils’ related fun.
Anthony’s has been kind enough to host us for our get-together, and will be showing some Devils’ videos/highlights on their TV’s (along with the Colts at Bucs Monday Night Football game, if that’s your thing).
Former Devils’ forward Jim Dowd will be making an appearance!
There will be drink specials (can anyone say $1.50 Peroni beers?) and Anthony’s will be letting us sample their spectacular wings!
We will also have some giveaways and some items to raffle off. Anthony’s will have some gift cards to give away.
Anthony’s is a great, family-friendly place, so feel free to bring everyone! It’s worth attending just for their amazing pizza.
You can use this link to print out a (free) ticket for the event. A ticket is not necessary, but anyone who presents the ticket will get a free entry into one of the raffle items.
Known for its high energy atmosphere and simple menu, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (which has 29 locations in the northeast U.S. and Florida, including this one in Edison) uses 800-degree coal burning ovens to create a “well done” taste. Signature menu items include specialty pizza made with the freshest top-quality ingredients, coal-oven-roasted chicken wings topped with grilled onions and Italian-style salad. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza’s food and service have continually been ranked “very good to excellent” by Zagat Survey, the distinguished dining and entertainment guide.
What better way to watch your favorite team than with a bunch of fans at a bar with giveaways and the possible Alumni sightings? The Devils Army Generals and the New Jersey Devils are planning on having a viewing party each month of the 2011-2012 season and would like to cater to the best fans in the NHL. In order for us to do so, we need to know what county you’re in so we can plan viewing parties in your area.
We’d also love suggestions for locations in your county so we can check them out!
Let’s hear from you Devils Army!