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Old 07-31-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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There is also a substantial amount of blacks living in the Teaneck, Englewood, Hackensack area of Bergen County. Whats good about these towns is that they are very close to New York with a great variety of restaurants and dining.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:34 AM
 
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try www.meetup.com which has a wide variety of groups for all; including black professionals in NJ
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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Cecils in West Orange is nice. Check out Voros and The Martini Bar in South Orange..
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:57 AM
 
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It is very hard for me to find a lounge where i can meet black professional men in Jersey,preferably Bergen and Essex county.is there any updated info of where to go besides nyc?
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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You might check out Papillon 25 and Above Restaurant and Bar in South Orange.

Someone just told me a new place in South Orange, Ricalton's, has a sizeable black customer base. Note that it's three floors, so try them all. I haven't been there in the evening to see for myself.

You might also sit on a park bench outside the Lucky 7 barbershop in South Orange. I see a lot of good-looking men coming out of there. :-)

Coda in Maplewood.

Note that I'm a middle-aged white woman. These are just my observations about the professional AA scene, not first-hand experience.

Edited to add that there are lots of well-off blacks in South Orange, but I think they're probably mostly married. South Orange is definitely a town for families with kids. I'd be interested in hearing your experiences.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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I think they mostly go to Hackensack.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:19 AM
 
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You could try some of the bars in Montclair. I was at The Office on Bloomfield Ave. a while back and there seemed to be a large, black customer base. But I have no idea if these were singles or not.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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You might check out Papillon 25 and Above Restaurant and Bar in South Orange.

Someone just told me a new place in South Orange, Ricalton's, has a sizeable black customer base. Note that it's three floors, so try them all. I haven't been there in the evening to see for myself.

You might also sit on a park bench outside the Lucky 7 barbershop in South Orange. I see a lot of good-looking men coming out of there. :-)

Coda in Maplewood.

Note that I'm a middle-aged white woman. These are just my observations about the professional AA scene, not first-hand experience.

Edited to add that there are lots of well-off blacks in South Orange, but I think they're probably mostly married. South Orange is definitely a town for families with kids. I'd be interested in hearing your experiences.
Singles scenes outside of major cities seem fairly spotty regardless of which state you're in or what race you are...but the above advice is pretty sound. SO and Maplewood have fairly vibrant and diverse bar crowds for smallish towns. Maplewood always impresses me with the amount of activity on what is basically a 3-block commercial strip. Coda is a cool spot, though was too crowded to get into last time I visited. Papillon has a nice bar and I usually see some AA folks enjoying drinks there. Haven't been to Ricalton's yet. Above Bar is another option in SO too.

Montclair would be the other destination in Essex. Try Upstairs in Upper Montclair...really cool space and somewhat diverse crowd...good drinks too.

I think you could also try West Orange...not as cool of a downtown as the above towns, but there's a greater mix of non-white folks there, and a few bars/lounges, I think. In the near future I could see Orange becoming a spot for this as well, a lot of new apartments going up there, sizeable black community, crime isn't too bad, artsy vibe as you head to SO, and multiple train stations.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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The thing with South Orange/Maplewood definitely has the right mix of people, I just can't say how many are single. The property taxes are easier to swallow if you have kids in the school system, so you do end up with a lot of families. I'm sure there are some singles out there, but probably not tons.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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There is a black singles meetup group that sponsors events in Jersey City and environs periodically.
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