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Battle of the Bars Heats Up


The stakes are high this year at the Battle of the Bars in Newark. Taverna is defending its two-year winning streak at the annual event that benefits the Newark Police K-9 Fund. The benefit is set for Aug. 21 from 5-8 p.m. on the patio at the Newark Courtyard Marriott.

Along with Taverna, Caffé Gelato, Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, Catherine Rooney’s, Grotto Pizza in Newark, Deer Park Tavern, The Greene Turtle Newark and Stone Balloon Ale House are competing for the coveted Paco Cup, named after the unit’s first K-9 dog, who died in 2012.

The winner is chosen by the most amount of money raised from donations, drink sales and tips the night of the event. You can also support your local bar by donating online at www.crowdrise.com/newarkpolicek9. All proceeds go to the Newark K-9 Fund.