SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Graduation season is just around the corner and Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant is available to those seeking to host a private party to celebrate the Class of 2018. 

The New Market Avenue establishment offers a variety of private party packages and features casual décor and a family-friendly atmosphere. A private dining area also makes it the perfect site for special events up to 75 people. 

“We are committed to providing you the perfect party with the most delicious food,” said Southside owner and South Plainfield native Alexis Broehl.

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Southside is available for all private events, including but not limited to birthday parties, communions/confirmations, retirements, funeral repass and memorials, baptisms, bar or bat mitzvah, rehearsal dinners, or showers as well as fundraisers and corporate gatherings. 

Those hosting a party at Southside can decorate to suit their needs or theme as well as customize the menu to accommodate their guests. Additionally, although closed on Mondays, Southside will open to accommodate a part of 10 or more. 

“We cater to you and your guests,” said Broehl, adding, “Our menus can be tweaked to accommodate food preferences and allergies and will work to meet requests.”

Each of the restaurant’s three party menus features an appetizer, salad, and choice of main entrée, including chicken, fish, steak, or vegetarian along with soda, coffee and tea. Party packages range from $22 to $30 per person, depending on the selected dishes, and customers can also customize menu options to suit their party needs as well as add dessert and beer and wine. Children’s options are also available. 

Whether a private party, a celebratory dinner, or a family night out, Broehl said the goal at Southside is to provide a casual, family-friendly atmosphere where guests feel comfortable and not rushed. 

“We want our guests to enjoy being here and don't want them to feel rushed or pushed out the door. We want people to feel welcome and comfortable, like they are home except without the cleanup. That has been out goal since day one,” said Broehl.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, Southside boasts both a private, bar fully stocked with top-shelf liquor as well as a private dining area. In addition to a raw bar that includes always fresh, never frozen items, the restaurant features a brick oven and offers an extensive menu of seafood, beef, chicken, pork, and pasta dishes along with soups, appetizers and salads all prepared by Southside’s professional and experienced chefs. A kid’s menu is also available as are desserts and specialty coffees.

Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant is located at 118 New Market Avenue, just off of Hamilton Boulevard. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday-Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. the restaurant is closed on Mondays but available for private events. Reservations are welcome.

For more information, follow Southside on Facebook at To make a dinner reservation or to inquire about hosting your next party or event at Southside, stop by during regular business hours or call (908) 484-4800.

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