South Jersey Spotlight!
Nestled away in a small South Jersey town is the greatest tavern you’ve never heard of, ‘The Sleeping Abbey Tavern’, and that’s just how they like it.
The super exclusivity of the tavern makes it a dream stop for the most hardcore of craft beer drinkers who, for the vast majority, have heard only whispers about this place.
Then there’s the fact that 3 Dogs Brewing distributes solely to Sleeping Abbey, so good luck getting your hands on their beer.
We were fortunate enough to obtain these exclusive pictures from a friend of a friend of a friend’s second cousin twice removed on his mother’s side.
This person, who asked us not to use his real name for safety reasons, so we’ll call him “Mark who likes Skulls”, was a wealth of information about The Sleeping Abbey.
He was once a regular at The tavern, before having his VIP status revoked by ownership over a sticker related issue, which to this day he claims no knowledge of the incident.
“Mark who likes Skulls” informed us that there are a multitude of rigorous tests involved in gaining VIP membership, but he refused to give exact details about these tests.
He was in a class of 7 applying at the time, yet he was the only one who passed, and lived.
“Hey man, I won’t lie, it was hard. Probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. But you know what? Totally worth it. The Sleeping Abbey Tavern was a dream, and I made it. That felt great. I mean, I’m sorry for those that didn’t make it, but they just weren’t good enough, ya know? Not only is the beer delicious, but the food, damn. My mouth is watering just thinking about those meals prepared from scratch. Everything was fantastic. I wish things could have turned out differently and I could still go there, but it happens. If you ever have the opportunity to become a Sleeping Abbey VIP member, go for it, life’s too short not to.” ~Mark who likes Skulls
You can follow The Sleeping Abbey Tavern on Twitter: @sleepingabbey
But keep your hopes down, they only acknowledge the best of the best beer drinkers.