On St. Patrick’s Day I was eager to go out and celebrate, but I had no idea where to go. Of course there are great spots in NYC and Hoboken, but not on a college girl budget. So after scouring the internet, I came across Grasshopper Off The Green in Morristown. My boyfriend and I decided to take the 40 minute drive from my house, and it was well worth the trip.
Grasshopper Off The Green is a huge three story Irish pub and restaurant located on Morris St. with 12 beers on tap and an extensive menu of Irish and American fare. On St. Patrick’s Day there was no cover charge which was amazing because I was expecting to pay at least $10 to get in. Each floor has its own atmosphere and something different to offer.
When you first walk in you are on the 2nd floor, pictured below. It was loud and rowdy and on this night, a sea of green. It was so crowded that there was no way I could take my own picture, so this one is courtesy of the Grasshopper Off The Green website.
If you head up the stairs you see in the picture, the third floor will either be a seating area (if you go for lunch or dinner) or if you’re there for the late night party all of the tables will be removed and the whole floor is a dance party. When I went, there was a video DJ which means that while she was DJing the TVs in the room were showing the music videos that went with each song. This was a really cool feature that I have never seen in a bar before.
Here’s the third floor during normal dining hours.
Finally, the first floor (or the basement) is a small cozy area with a bar and several tables. It was nice to go down there to cool off and grab and beer to take a break from dancing on the third floor. There was traditional Irish music playing which was a nice contrast to the top 40 music playing upstairs. We got two Angry Orchards for $13, which was not expensive at all considering it was the most popular drinking holiday of the year.
Now that St. Patrick’s Day has passed, here are the current drink specials
I LOVED Grasshopper Off The Green because of the variety and space offered by the three floors and I am planning to go back soon to try their food and some of those drink specials!