STAFFORD - Are you ready for a beautiful new beer garden right on the Barnegat Bay? So many residents and visitors to the LBI region love the Beer Garden at the Mainland at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin. Mainland owner Chris Vernon has a brand new beer garden that is expected to open tomorrow, June 29.  The Beer Garden is one aspect of The Boat Yard at the Causeway Marina. 

Vernon recently purchased the Marina and a liquor license from Stafford Township to kick the new Boat Yard at the Causeway Marina into an expanded operation.  Vernon's company Mercer Management and Development Group also owns the Bonnet Island Estate, the Mallard Island Yacht Club and the new Hotel LBI.  

The area has missed a place for residents and visitors to drive up, park the boat and enjoy meals and drinks. Area boaters are going to love this stop right on the Causeway.  There is ample parking for automobiles on the site.  The Beer Garden will also feature live music. 
 

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The Beer Garden is open to the public and is located just east of the large causeway bridge on the northern side.  The entrance is a bit complicated until construction is finished for the u-turn.  Drivers heading east will need to go past the LBI Hotel and turn left at Barnegat Avenue, then back onto Route 72 west, then a right after your pass the Cedar Bonnet Estate on the right. 

Owner Chris Vernon (pictured below) and his team are working hard putting together the final touches for Saturday's opening.






 

 

 

The Boat Yard Beer Garden has a basketball court and a bunch of other great activities for children. This is a great place for mom and dad to relax and the kids to have a great time.  

 

 

 

 

There is a brand new large bar, plenty of tables all throughout the garden and food trucks to enjoy great eats. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The menus are clearly displayed on the side of each food truck. The menu includes a daily local catch, lobster rolls, crab cake, clam strips, street tacos, sliders, street dogs, chicken fingers, plant based burgers, fried cheese curds and lots of side items.  All of these at reasonable prices.  

 

 

 

 

 

The new Boat Yard at the Causeway Marina promises to be a great place for area residents and visitors to enjoy.