at 140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, 07302 United States

Downtown Jersey City Gallery | Restaurant | Lounge | | "Jersey City's Best Mac + Cheese" Judges' Choice 2011 | Winner of People's Choice Award for 2011 Chili Cook-Off |

140 Newark Ave
Jersey City , NJ 07302
United States
Contact Phone
P: (201) 536-5557


An acronym for Love is the Message, LITM is Jersey City’s neighborhood destination for creative seasonal cocktails, award-winning American food and the local art and film scene. Every day offers its own unique experience- from the light-hearted and bouncy Friday nights, to the decompressing Monday happy hour fix, or Wednesday’s casual treat to a burger and beer- LITM has a day to fit your mood. Monthly art shows and film screenings are home to LITM, with the 100th Art exhibition slated for April 2012. The eclectic feel of the space attracts parties small and large- surprise birthdays, wedding receptions, baby showers, bachelorette parties and more! We invite you to join us and get to know our staff, who were almost all on the other side of the bar before being employed by their favorite local spot. Also a perfect spot to have your birthday party, class reunion, bridal shower or any other kind of event you can think of. Private parties are also available. Just let us know what you're thinking of and we can make it happen! Saturday or Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to have your event.

How To Get to LITM

PATH, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

Opening time

  • Mondays: 17:00- 01:00
  • Tuesdays: 17:00- 01:00
  • Wednesdays: 17:00- 01:00
  • Thursdays: 17:00- 01:00
  • Fridays: 17:00- 02:00
  • Saturdays: 17:00- 02:00
  • Sundays: 12:00- 22:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)
Services LITM provides
LITM specialties

Reviews for LITM

Alyssa R.

I've been going here for at least 7 years & I've never had the reason to review it, but I'll voice my opinion. The food is good for the price. The drinks... Read more

Jerry L.

Solid food, solid drinks, but almost no vegan options. Maybe could you redo the tofu wings to be egg and dairy free? Also, add some vegan cheese and vegan... Read more

Lina K.

My best friend threw me a birthday party here and everything was great! My friends got there early to decorate. There were wings, sliders (veggie and... Read more
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Company Rating

12512 Facebook users were in LITM. It's a 4 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Restaurant/cafe category in Jersey City, New Jersey

4500 FB users likes LITM, set it to 8 position in Likes Rating for Jersey City, New Jersey in Restaurant/cafe category

Getting ready for tonight's #artexhibition "The Opposite of Hate" lots of cool new work like these two pieces by @greedygoods and @kayt_tape #loveart #lovebomb #harrybeingharry #downtownjc #jerseycityart #luxurycouch

Published LITM on 2016-03-01 18:07:23 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-02-28 17:23:23 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-02-26 22:30:20 GMT

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Published LITM on 2016-05-12 01:57:16 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-05-12 01:37:12 GMT

My son takes eight ladies out for Mother's Day every year. This year we dined at the Skinners Loft in Jersey City on Newark Avenue and after dinner a young man approached my son and asked if he would like to participate in a lip sync event at LITM. All nine of us went into this Bar and wow--were we entertained and treated like royalty. The Host and Hostess for the evening were superb--filled with talent and most of all "down to earth" individuals who enjoy seeing others smile. I was so blessed by my experience at LITM and I was able to watch my nieces lip sync to I'm Going Down by Mary J Blige and my son and I lip synced and danced to MJ's Rock With You! What a good time we had--we should have started at LITM and ate their delicious meals on the menu. Everyone in the place raved about the food--we will be back--to eat and to play again! God bless you--Your Staff is amazing and dedicated to the community~ We will definitely be back to visit soon! And we will bring more people with us--get ready James Brown!

Published Lisa Cunningham on 2016-05-09 21:45:23 GMT

#pulledpork #posole #mexicancomfortfood #hominy #hominystew #cincodemayo #jerseycity #downtownjerseycity #jerseycityeats #thatsouptho

Published LITM on 2016-05-05 22:24:06 GMT

Chef Eduardo is serving up some crazy good #elotes! #mexicanstreetcorn #guajillosauce #jerseycityeats #jerseycity #downtownjerseycity

Published LITM on 2016-05-05 22:07:55 GMT

Mitch and Alan are making Palomas wit @altostequila and @jarritos grapefruit soda for #cincodemayo along with passionfruit and pomegranate margaritas. $5 house margaritas $3 tequila shots $4 coronas and tecates! Tons of delicious Mexican food specials! #cincodejersey #jerseycity #downtownjerseycity #jerseycitybartender #jerseycitydrinks

Published LITM on 2016-05-05 21:54:49 GMT

Art! Drink Specials! Elephants!

Published LITM on 2016-05-03 20:26:02 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-05-01 16:10:51 GMT

Starting this sunday! Lip Sync Karaoke. Say whaaaaat?

Published LITM on 2016-04-27 16:17:30 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-04-27 01:04:49 GMT

$5 Happy Hour Martinis at LITM? Yes, please!

Published HDSID on 2016-04-06 18:08:39 GMT

A lot of great artwork at LITM in Jersey City-- Up for the month of April, so go check it out!

Published RLoArt on 2016-04-06 13:10:24 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-04-04 18:55:04 GMT

I have some work on display alongside the works of other talented artists at LITM in Jersey City-- the theme of the show is RETROFUTURISM. Come on out to the opening tomorrow night!

Published RLoArt on 2016-04-04 13:01:07 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-03-31 20:47:46 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-03-19 04:17:20 GMT

John is ready to make your $5 #happyhour martinis. #itsfridaypeople! #jerseycitydrinks #jerseycityhappyhour #downtownjerseycity #jerseycitybartender

Published LITM on 2016-03-18 21:12:53 GMT

Working on spring cocktails! Get ready! #blueskies #springcocktails #jerseycitydrinks #bluedrinks

Published LITM on 2016-03-16 21:48:13 GMT

Published LITM on 2016-03-08 17:48:57 GMT

Hey there! Thanks to everyone who came out last night to check out the "Opposite of Hate" show at LITM! It was great seeing friends, meeting other artists, and talking artstuffs with everyone! Next up: Art & Soul @ Sticks & Stones on April 2nd!

Published RLoArt on 2016-03-02 22:25:40 GMT

Opening Tonight! Come soak up some love!