Our Two Cents
One of the most beautiful places to take a drink or bite in Jersey City, The Light Horse does impress. If your visit is by day, huge windows will drench the lower level of the main room in natural light. At night chandeliers and well placed sconces provide a warm, relaxing glow to unwind. Tap selection is varied and does change, yet it is not as kinetic as it used to be. On our visit we sampled the classic Aventinus doppelbock served in a proper bulbed weizen and in excellent drinking condition. We also quaffed a well presented Six Point and Flying Fish Bayshore Oyster Stout.
Drinks were accompanied by an excellent cheese plate, cooked to medium-rare spec burger and a steak sandwich. The shoestrings were a tad too salty, but with all the beer at our behest, bacchanalian rehydration was easy.
The crowd during lunch is markedly business which could make the ultra casual and self conscious feel a bit out of place. Have no fear though; there always seems to be a very "regular" crowd congregating at the bar and the hightops on the bar’s perimeter.
Barstaff on all our visits have always been attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.
Prices surely aren’t rock bottom, but then again you wouldn’t expect them to be at an impeccably executed tavern as this. If you’re looking for no frills, down and dirty drinking, there are a few other spots withing Paulus Hook that you can venture out to.