Historic Restaurant Chronicles - Vol. 2
Moore's Tavern & Sports Bar - Freehold, New Jersey
The history of Moore’s Tavern & Sports Bar, located at 402 West Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey, can be traced to Moses Mount, who lived in the original structure which now serves as the tavern itself. Moses was an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Upon his return to his beloved Freehold, he began operating a tavern in his home for the local gentry and opened an inn on the location for weary travelers. According to an order of the Monmouth County court of Quarter Sessions, dates April 25th, 1787, Moses was granted a “continued license” for “keeping a public house of entertainment.”
The present tavern was carefully restored in 2009 and offers all of the modern amenities one would expect from a tavern, such as superb acoustics, free Wi-Fi, fourteen flat-screen HD televisions and a 120-inch projection television, however, it still maintains the warmth and character of the inn that first opened in 1787.
Moore's Tavern is open for dining Monday-Sunday, 11:30am - 10pm. The bar is open 11:30am - 1am Sunday-Thursday, and 11:30am -2am Friday-Saturday.
For more information, visit Moore's Tavern & Sports Bar website at www.moorestavern.com.