Explore the Neighborhood

Eat. Drink. Hang out. From day to night, downtown Newark is alive with arts, events, dining and more. Relish a pre-show dinner. Relax in Military Park. See why we love where we live!

Nico Kitchen + Bar

  • Lunch: Mon – Fri, 11:30 am – 3 pm
  • Dinner: Mon – Thurs until 9 pm, Fri until 11 pm, Sat + Sun in conjunction with performances
  • Happy Hour: Mon – Fri, 4 pm – 7 pm on non performance days only

Conveniently located inside NJPAC, this sleek american bistro dishes up modern cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails and tasty bar bites. On show dates, NICO’s prix fixe menu offers a spectacular dining experience and still gets you to your seat on time.

Please call us at 973.642.1226 for our most up to date menu.

tier 3 café

Open for select performances:

  • All NJSO pops and classical concerts

On the third floor of NJPAC, our value-priced pre-show buffet includes salads, sides, entrees, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage for $24/person (plus tax and gratuity). Cash bar also available. Open two hours before select performances.

the secret’s out…

…Newark is the place to be. Museums and art galleries. BBQ joints and hot dog trucks. Festivals and family fun. Before or after your trip to NJPAC, explore all our area has to offer.