behind bars at Big Shots

Jan 5, 2008 Full story: Home News Tribune 45

“We're not like the chain restaurants that don't cater to the sports fan. We have 45 TVs, we have a 71-inch plasma TV”

Name: Caroline Bausch Time behind bars: 1 year Currently serving at: Big Shots Sports Bar and Grill, 780 Route 1 north, Iselin. via Home News Tribune

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F Bigshots

Belleville, NJ

#22 Feb 3, 2009
Two girls were literally assaulted by one of the Bouncers there the other night and the cops will do nothing. One girl was punched in the stomach and the face and grabbed her by the throat to the point where it left marks on her neck. The other was thrown threw the door and to the ground. Even if they deserved to be thrown out of the bar, which I saw no reason, there is absolutely no excuse for a 300 lb. man to literally beat up two girls. The worst part is they'll probably get away with it. Look at all the comments about the cops and that place on this forum alone.

I hope nobody ever sets foot in that place. I know I will never go there again.
WHT

Huntingtown, MD

#24 Feb 12, 2009
Ya Im sure that's exactly what happened two inocent girls were suddenlt attacked by a 300 lb bouncer. That kind of stuff happens all the time, especially at a business. Give me a break. Those girls were probably asked to leave because they were drunk or being a problem. Then being typical New Jersey they probably started mouthing off instead of just leaving. Past that no one can say what happened. The bottom line is that if a 300lb bouncer hit a girl I dont think she'd get up. This isn't TV.
SME

Huntingtown, MD

#25 Feb 12, 2009
By the way if you are writing from a perspective that you simply saw this taking place, how would you know that the cops won't do anything about it? Or that you were close enough to see marks on her neck but you didn't stop it. If I saw two girls getting beat up as you put it by a bouncer I would have stept in. It seems that perhaps you are one of the girls that got thrown out and instead of realizing that you were asked to leave for a reason, probably because you were drunk or being a problem have decided to bash the bar. Anyone that sticks around to argue with a bouncer about being asked to leave a bar instead of leaving is typical trash. I am just sick of reading people use the web as a place to state lies or half truths. The bar is a nice place. I have been there and liked it. It sounds like security did their job and whoever was asked to leave didn't. Why, I have no idea and really don't care. People need to be responsible for their actions.
jess

Yonkers, NY

#26 Feb 24, 2009
this place is so incredibly wack!!!!!! this is a sports bar that swears it a club. the crowd sucks and its so not worth going if you want to really have a goodnight. I tried to have my Boy friends birthday there in a VIP room, we wanted a different scene bc we usually do bdays in nyc or hoboken. I thought it would be a fair location for my north and south jersey friends to meet somewhere in the middle. To make a long story short they confirmed my reservation and then tried to take it a way 2 days before the event when it was booked a week and a half ago, by saying that i couldnt have my event there and all they could so for me was give me a table in the main area {the table sits 4 ppl so my other 15+ friends would just have to crowd around, and that i needed a min of 30 ppl and 3 bottles non of which was disscused {The bottles weren't a problem or the room fee {which is another thing that was new]when i booked the room. the guy said they have another party that wants the room even though my was confimed first. they wanted me to change mine. they basically were trying to book the reservation was going to yield them the biggest profit. i was willing to drop a lot of money for his birthday but they didnt bother to offer me any of their options at first it was like pulling teeth when all i wanted to know was what they offered or any packages they give when you book a private event. I had to cancel the whole thing bc it wasnt worth it, the crowd is 35ish + which consists of all the local white trash that lives around there. you should see what some people wear ahahahahah. anyway no avid nightlife seeker would ever go there. no young trendy people at all, cant believe ive gone there once myself. we are hosting the party in Hoboken were they always treat us with class and professionalism!!!
michelle

Yonkers, NY

#27 Feb 24, 2009
worst place i have ever been to the crowd is just a bunch of local wannabes that never made it past highschool and they think they are somebody bc they know people who go there. what losers!!!
Mmk

Vineland, NJ

#28 Feb 26, 2009
What's a 'local wannabe'- let's use some operational definitions to clarify here. Every town has a local hang out...but I guess Elizabeth must be special (or perhaps no one would ever want to go to Elizabeth to begin with...but that's not the issue here). Big Shots is a decent bar that draws large crowds, clearly it's serving its purpose. Is there some shady business going on between town officials and the ownership...maybe? Do things get out of hand sometimes? Obviously. It's a BAR people, an establishment where people drink. Unfortunately, sometimes people drink over their limit but once again, that happens at ALL bars no matter how aware and careful bartenders are. I also have to take issue with people making false arguments about the car accident that occurred during the summer. Know the facts and also understand that not ALL the facts may be known to the public. The driver was not exceedingly over the alcohol limit and who really ran the red light?...hmm. Either way, it was an unfortunate accident and if you feel so strongly about stopping drunk drivers - do something about it. Chances are, you've driven home from a bar or someone's house under the illusion that you were "ok" to drive home or perhaps you've watched your friend drive home...or watched a stranger. We'd all like to claim we never have - but let's face reality here. The truth sucks sometimes. Anyway...back to the bar ITSELF. If it's not for you, don't go. If you want a club scene - go fist-pump your little heart out down at Chris Michaels. If you want a sports bar that doesn't care if you wear sweats and a hoodie...go to Fox & Hound. Not every bar is suitable to everyone's liking, but don't be so jaded to focus on one or two situations (situations that perhaps you only 'observed' from afar or heard about through rumors) to completely judge an establishment.*Just as a note...I don't work for Big Shots, I don't know anyone that does, basically, I hold no attachments to it. I just can't stand how ridiculous some people's comments are. Peace!
guest

Jamaica, NY

#30 Apr 14, 2009
ROCKER wrote:
Food and bear are good, the best part are the waitresses, i got 2 of em to come home with me and we had a great time!!!! YEA, meeting with one tonight........shh...but yea highly the place is great but the parking sucks
yea ok buddy
dknj

Kenilworth, NJ

#31 May 17, 2009
ROCKER wrote:
Food and bear are good, the best part are the waitresses, i got 2 of em to come home with me and we had a great time!!!! YEA, meeting with one tonight........shh...but yea highly the place is great but the parking sucks
BS!!!
dknj

Kenilworth, NJ

#32 May 17, 2009
michelle wrote:
worst place i have ever been to the crowd is just a bunch of local wannabes that never made it past highschool and they think they are somebody bc they know people who go there. what losers!!!
u have your head up your ass. plenty of professionals in there. lots of ass in there too!!! i for 1 am a lawyer. i frequent there, but i did graduate highschool. maybe all the short shorts worn by the hotties has u uneasy...
sunshine

Riverside, NJ

#33 Jun 4, 2009
YOU SOUND AS IF YOU HAD A BAD RUN IN AT THIS PLACE... OR MAYBE YOU'RE JEALOUS... OR UPSET THAT YOU'RE NOT THE "PROMOTER" THERE... I MEAN YOU DID INVEST THE TIME TO WRITE AS MUCH AS YOU DID LOL AND TRUTH BE SAID BEING A PROMOTER IS NOT A STAND UP JOB... MAYBE SAVE YOUR PENNIES AND GO TO COLLEGE AND YOU TO CAN OWN A FEW BARS/CLUBS OR BE LIKE MYSELF AN OWN JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING :)
NJ nightlife Director wrote:
Big Shots in Woodbridge, NJ is one of those places where the owner is sports bar guy by heart but is trying to make it more than it is or... more than it should be. It is a sports bar..period! yet they try to have a dress code now and they have hired "promoters" ??? please, promoters for what? your only gonna attract white trash crowds at that kind of dump..especially where the location is. The owner should not try the approach of weeding people out by having guestlists and being selective becuase the trendy people who count in the nightlife scene in NJ will not go there..period. next thing they will do is have guestlists lol. it is a sports bar, not a trendy club and it will never be. Oh by the way did you know how much the parking sucks at Big Shots in Woodbridge, NJ? it used to be 88 Keys which was a failed business at that location. Right idea perhaps for a sports bar but wrong location, terrible parking and a club it will never be.I cant believe a sports bar has a dress code and promoters. That is just pathetic. Places like this tried to open in other prime areas of Nj and they failed within 18 months lol. There are too many places around that area and within 15 minutes of that area that will smoke them and are established. Sure it may have a little boost in the summer right now with their new outside area but...I cant wait to see the place go bankrupt beucase in the winter months no one will go there. The real party people in Nj and the "real and recognized promoters in NJ wont touch that place. I hear their promoters are from NY. The big dogs in NJ are laughing at this sports bar trying to be hip. The location sucks. Smart entertainment directors like us, using hardly any energy, can easily re-route people to better venues nearby. Right now, they will have a big buzz and you can expect one because the owner is paying any shmo who is an advertiser, promoter, or "big shot" in the entertainment biz but when the buzz dies and the smoke clears..the crummy location will not work in the fall and winter months. a place like Big Shots in Woodbridge, NJ will not survive only being fun in the summer and will most likely fail within 30 months from or so from now. They are spending a ton on promo right now and thats fine but..no one will go to a sports bar that tries to have promoters lol.
BIG SHOT

Philadelphia, PA

#34 Aug 4, 2009
JUST ANOTHER JEALOUS JO
NJ nightlife Director wrote:
Big Shots in Woodbridge, NJ is one of those places where the owner is sports bar guy by heart but is trying to make it more than it is or... more than it should be. It is a sports bar..period! yet they try to have a dress code now and they have hired "promoters" ??? please, promoters for what? your only gonna attract white trash crowds at that kind of dump..especially where the location is. The owner should not try the approach of weeding people out by having guestlists and being selective becuase the trendy people who count in the nightlife scene in NJ will not go there..period. next thing they will do is have guestlists lol. it is a sports bar, not a trendy club and it will never be. Oh by the way did you know how much the parking sucks at Big Shots in Woodbridge, NJ? it used to be 88 Keys which was a failed business at that location. Right idea perhaps for a sports bar but wrong location, terrible parking and a club it will never be.I cant believe a sports bar has a dress code and promoters. That is just pathetic. Places like this tried to open in other prime areas of Nj and they failed within 18 months lol. There are too many places around that area and within 15 minutes of that area that will smoke them and are established. Sure it may have a little boost in the summer right now with their new outside area but...I cant wait to see the place go bankrupt beucase in the winter months no one will go there. The real party people in Nj and the "real and recognized promoters in NJ wont touch that place. I hear their promoters are from NY. The big dogs in NJ are laughing at this sports bar trying to be hip. The location sucks. Smart entertainment directors like us, using hardly any energy, can easily re-route people to better venues nearby. Right now, they will have a big buzz and you can expect one because the owner is paying any shmo who is an advertiser, promoter, or "big shot" in the entertainment biz but when the buzz dies and the smoke clears..the crummy location will not work in the fall and winter months. a place like Big Shots in Woodbridge, NJ will not survive only being fun in the summer and will most likely fail within 30 months from or so from now. They are spending a ton on promo right now and thats fine but..no one will go to a sports bar that tries to have promoters lol.
BIG SHOT

Philadelphia, PA

#35 Aug 4, 2009
if you put a DEPOSIT DOWN the date would have been yours YOU DIDNT!!!!
jess wrote:
this place is so incredibly wack!!!!!! this is a sports bar that swears it a club. the crowd sucks and its so not worth going if you want to really have a goodnight. I tried to have my Boy friends birthday there in a VIP room, we wanted a different scene bc we usually do bdays in nyc or hoboken. I thought it would be a fair location for my north and south jersey friends to meet somewhere in the middle. To make a long story short they confirmed my reservation and then tried to take it a way 2 days before the event when it was booked a week and a half ago, by saying that i couldnt have my event there and all they could so for me was give me a table in the main area {the table sits 4 ppl so my other 15+ friends would just have to crowd around, and that i needed a min of 30 ppl and 3 bottles non of which was disscused {The bottles weren't a problem or the room fee {which is another thing that was new]when i booked the room. the guy said they have another party that wants the room even though my was confimed first. they wanted me to change mine. they basically were trying to book the reservation was going to yield them the biggest profit. i was willing to drop a lot of money for his birthday but they didnt bother to offer me any of their options at first it was like pulling teeth when all i wanted to know was what they offered or any packages they give when you book a private event. I had to cancel the whole thing bc it wasnt worth it, the crowd is 35ish + which consists of all the local white trash that lives around there. you should see what some people wear ahahahahah. anyway no avid nightlife seeker would ever go there. no young trendy people at all, cant believe ive gone there once myself. we are hosting the party in Hoboken were they always treat us with class and professionalism!!!
Anonymous

Saddle Brook, NJ

#36 Aug 16, 2009
This place was absolutely horrible last night Saturday). The crowd was incredibly lame and the only good thing were the tiny half off drinks for ladies night. The male bartender was an absolute asshole and they overcharged my credit card $20. Be careful that they do not cheat you when you go, or just save yourself the hassle and trouble and do not waste your time going at all!
Jayne D

Chester, NJ

#37 Sep 15, 2009
I had a blast last weekend, we saw Marty and the Martians playing, crowd was great, no complaints here. We're all going back on Oct 30th for the Halloween Party!!!
Jayne
Joe D

Cranford, NJ

#38 Nov 14, 2009
Gonna have to agree with the negative reviews here. It does make a difference when the owners are scumbags. Since opening they've been well known for hiring pretty girls and then cutting the hours and schedules of those who won't sleep with them. It doesn't make for the best "vibe" when you're there. It feels just like what it is: a bunch of Woodbridge cop wanna be players who have no business owning a bar. It's a bad mix. On the upside there are a lot of TV's and no bad view for NBA/NFL. On the downside they don't do boxing or UFC events and seem clueless about either.
Joe D

Cranford, NJ

#39 Nov 14, 2009
F Bigshots wrote:
Two girls were literally assaulted by one of the Bouncers there the other night and the cops will do nothing. One girl was punched in the stomach and the face and grabbed her by the throat to the point where it left marks on her neck. The other was thrown threw the door and to the ground. Even if they deserved to be thrown out of the bar, which I saw no reason, there is absolutely no excuse for a 300 lb. man to literally beat up two girls. The worst part is they'll probably get away with it. Look at all the comments about the cops and that place on this forum alone.
I hope nobody ever sets foot in that place. I know I will never go there again.
If you ever have trouble with cop security at a bar in NJ call the New Jersey Attorney General's office. You'll never get justice from Woodbridge PD about a situation in a Woodbridge bar that's owned by Woodbridge cops. Take it a step higher where someone will actually listen.
Jaime Alguersuari

Clifton, NJ

#40 Nov 16, 2009
Hey don't bitch about the Woodbridge cops. They are the only ones who care enough to support our local Indian community by going regularly to Dunkin Donuts! How you ever seen a more obese bunch than the Woodbridge PD?
Kristina

University Park, PA

#41 Jan 25, 2010
F Bigshots wrote:
Two girls were literally assaulted by one of the Bouncers there the other night and the cops will do nothing. One girl was punched in the stomach and the face and grabbed her by the throat to the point where it left marks on her neck. The other was thrown threw the door and to the ground. Even if they deserved to be thrown out of the bar, which I saw no reason, there is absolutely no excuse for a 300 lb. man to literally beat up two girls. The worst part is they'll probably get away with it. Look at all the comments about the cops and that place on this forum alone.
I hope nobody ever sets foot in that place. I know I will never go there again.
That is the biggest load of bullshit I've ever heard, and I know you're someone speaking out of your ass because I was there and saw the whole thing. The women wouldn't leave and the one woman ATTACKED the bouncer and he just put his arms out to defend himself, which last time I checked was perfectly legal. All you negative reviewers are just pissed because Big Shots didn't want you in the bar, because they have a selective crowd. And to everyone that said Big Shots will close down in the winter... that's a load of crap because it's packed EVERY NIGHT. Stop the jealousy and negativity.
Sean

Colonia, NJ

#42 Apr 14, 2010
I am curious if anyone can answer this. Driving by several times I believe I saw signs saying they show the Sunday WWE Pay Per Views but I cant find anything on their site about it. Does anyone know if this is true? Also what is the dress code like?
Corrine

North Arlington, NJ

#43 May 3, 2010
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