What once was a laundromat along the main retail corridor of The Heights has been completely transformed into a new restaurant, and locals can now stop by for drinks and some grub, with more food options coming soon.
Paulie’s Brickhouse, at 264 Central Avenue, quietly held their soft opening on December 22nd. The owners initially weren’t going to open until the calendar turned over into 2018, but they decided to launch a little earlier after a renovation finished sooner than expected.
The space itself was formerly occupied by the Central Suds laundromat, but the original exposed brick from the walls is about all that remains from that business. A full brick oven, which is mostly visible from the dining area, was installed at the property during the overhaul. For now, patrons can stop by for a drink and several pizza options currently being served up at the restaurant.
The 12” bar pie pizzas at Paulie’s Brickhouse are all named after Jersey City’s landmarks and neighborhoods. A few options include The Heights (a margarita pie), The Hamilton Park (a BBQ chicken version), The Jersey City Reservoir (cheeseless), The GREENSville (vegetarian), The Westside (meatlovers), and The Waterfront, a white pie (wink, wink?).
The restaurant sports sit-down tables and a full bar area, which is unique compared to other establishments nearby. According to the Central Avenue Improvement District, Paulie’s Brickhouse is currently one of only three active liquor licenses along Central Avenue. Their bar menu features 16 beers on tap, plus wine and cocktail options.
As Paulie’s Brickhouse continues to fully launch, their food choices will be expanded to include burgers, sandwiches, wings, and a full appetizers menu. Several flatscreen TVs are featured near the bar area, making it an ideal spot to take in a game.
The latest restaurant to hit The Heights opens at 11 a.m. for lunch and will close at 1 a.m. seven days a week. A full launch date hasn’t been announced yet, but those curious can stop by for a preview and follow Paulie’s Brickhouse on Facebook for updates.