Updated: Nov 7, 2019
Life is full of little moments and experiences that touch your soul. The smell of the air right before a snow storm, hearing a great joke for the first time and drinking a perfectly poured pint of Guinness. Unless you're in Ireland, a perfectly poured pint of Guinness is a rare commodity. If a trip to Ireland is not in your near distant future, do not despair because you do not have to look any further than the Tir Na Nog (#tirnanogtrenton) in Trenton, NJ to quench your thirst. This small Irish bar in an old row home pours the best pint of Guinness this side of the pond!
The "Nog" is located just inside the city limits of Trenton on Hamilton Ave and could easily be mistaken for a home. You could drive right by it if not for the glorious golden harp sign that hangs out front.
Before you even have a chance to order your Guinness, you'll quickly realize that you are in a special place. No matter how crowded the bar, the bartenders always take their time to pour the pints in a ritualistic manner as they ever so carefully let the head settle at certain points of the pour - never rushing or sacrificing their art. You are watching an artist work, and it truly a thing to behold. As you settle into your seat and raise the pint to your lips to take a sip, you'll understand this is what Guinness should taste like & a place like the "Nog" is where it should be enjoyed.
If you’re lucky enough to be enjoying your pint of black gold with one of the many live acts that regularly perform, the experience can be transcendent. Before you know it, you are stomping your feet, singing along and declaring your love for the "Nog". Do not deny yourself this #TrentonTreasure, and experience all that it has to offer. Check out the Tir Na Nog’s website to get details on their upcoming events.
Tir Na Nog
1324 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08629