100 E. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Hours: 11 AM – 3 AM
It’s been way too long since our last dive, and just when I was starting to get worried that we’d visited every place within reasonable driving distance, we stumbled upon Dominic’s Tavern in Bellmawr. Tucked into a residential neighborhood, the sign prominently displayed the Thursday specials: $4 bourbons and beers, and $5 build-your-own burgers. That was all we needed to be sucked in.
Walking in, we were greeted by a Polar Bear a respectable three weeks after Christmas. Seeing Christmas decorations after New Year’s is personally very comforting to me because it reminds me of Jay’s Elbow Room, so we were off to a good start. Dominic’s is one of those places that seems way bigger on the inside. They have a rectangular island bar, which may be one of the biggest in South Jersey, and the dining room area is even bigger. The place could probably hold 200 divers with room to spare.
We grabbed a table and checked out the burger deal – they are letting you get some premium toppings on your $5 burger! Bacon, portobello, avocado, long hots – it’s all there! You can get some of their many sauces on the burgers too, and the waitress actually brought us over some sauce samples to dip into before ordering.
The burgers were solid, nothing out of this world, but we definitely got our $5 worth. Impressed with the value of Thursday deals, you know we went back on a Sunday for wing night ($5.50 / 10 wings). Dominic’s actually has wing nights on Wednesday’s too, so there are plenty of chances to dive in. When you do, bring a wet suit, because their wings are swimming in sauce. Look at those trays! Fortunately the wings are served up with wet naps and a stack of napkins.
Overall, Dominic’s is a solid neighborhood bar and a good place to watch a game. They have at least 10 TVs, and as a bonus, free popcorn! Since I have no self-control, I spent at least 5 minutes dipping popcorn into leftover wing sauce before a waitress came by and relieved me of my shameful ways. I highly suggest that you ask for extra napkins, and then do the same thing as me.
Dominic’s Tavern is somewhat of a hidden gem – it’s a solid all-around dive. They have good wings and great specials. With ample seating, it’s a great place to watch a game. Don’t forget the free popcorn!
Dominic’s regular specials list is below – you can find their rotating specials here!
Happy Hour: (Mon-Sat, 4-7): $2 Draft & Bottle Specials, $2 House drinks
Monday : $5.00 Mussels, $5.95 U-Peel Shrimp, $2.50 23 oz. Coors Lt. Drafts
Tuesday: $2.50 23 oz. Miller Lite Drafts
Wednesday: $5.99 Wings, $2.50 Coors Light Bottles
Thursday: $2.50 Bud Light Bottles
Friday: $3 Heineken and Heineken Light Bottles
Saturday: $3 23oz Yuengling Drafts, $2.50 Yuengling Light Bottles
Sunday:$5.99 Wings All Day, $2.50 23 oz. Bud & Bud Light Drafts