CJ Barna Performs at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room!

CJ Barna
Have You Heard CJ Barna Perform? If you’ve stopped by the Yankee Doodle Tap Room on a Thursday night, the answer to that question would be yes. If you haven’t, you don’t know what you’re missing.

CJ, a NJ native, began performing in the Tap Room last spring. His pop rock style mixed with a heavy R&B influence creates a unique sound and that easily made him a crowd favorite.

His sets are a blend of original and cover songs – everything from Hello, a song off of his new album Circle, to One Week by the Barenaked Ladies!

Of his musical style, CJ says “If Edwin McCain, Rob Thomas and Paul Rogers had lunch at Jason Mraz’s house, that would be where my original music would probably live. I like taking covers and adding just a little of me into them.” Got that?

CJ’s local roots, unique style, and loyal fan following were all factors in securing gigs in local area venues such as Big Mans West in Red Bank, Small World, Thomas Sweet, It’s A Grind, Grover’s Mill, Café Improv, and of course, the Nassau Inn! Never one to disappoint a crowd, he keeps the crowd engaged and singing along “…I love songs that have a positive spin, and make people feel and or bop.”

CJ Barna

CJ entertaining the crowd

When asked what drew him to music, CJ had one word, “Love.” Going on to explain, he said, “I’ve loved music ever since I can remember. I’m always listening to it and I love the creative aspect of it. For a while it was to meet girls! But in the end, it comes back to how much I love it… writing it, singing it, feeling it come alive and watching it touch people.”

In addition, CJ also composes orchestral music and new age instrumentals and has released three albums in these genres along with Circle and one other – a collection of demo releases – for a total of five albums!

If you’re in the Princeton area on Thursday nights and are looking for some excellent entertainment, look no further than the Yankee Doodle Tap Room – CJ Barna will take it from there.

By: Lauren Scarpa

Nassau Inn Rejuvenation Provides Exciting New Amenities to Guests and Clients!

The buzz surrounding the rejuvenation venture of the Nassau Inn, a luxury, full-service hotel located in Palmer Square, has guests, clients, the community, and visitors alike eagerly anticipating the finished result.

“We are thrilled with the transformation of the Nassau Inn and cannot wait to unveil the completed results,” said Lori Rabon, Nassau Inn’s General Manager. “Every detail has been selected to ensure we provide our guests the best experience possible.”

Renovated guestroom

New Guest Room

Currently in the second year of development, what once operated 203 quaint and colonial guest rooms, the Nassau Inn will now have 188 entirely modernized guestrooms, 14 updated meeting or socials rooms – including the completely redesigned Prince William Ballroom (to be unveiled this September) that is sure to leave future brides in awe.



Prince William Ballroom Under Construction

Additional updates to the Nassau Inn will include wireless internet; a state of the art media wall in the ballroom that will appeal to those planning meetings, weddings, and social events; brand new audio visual systems and digital signage throughout the Inn; fully refreshed public spaces; and the recently constructed Yankee Doodle Tap Room outdoor Patio (currently open).

Outdoor Patio

Yankee Doodle Tap Room Outdoor Patio







By: Lauren Scarpa

Yankee Doodle Tap Room Events for May!

Yankee Doodle Tap Room

Each month, we’ll highlight events, specials, and promotions that we’re offering!

New Menus Premier in the Tap Room
Have you heard about the new menus from Chef Nino? They’re a hit! With some brand new options and a few old favorites, everyone will have something they love! Also, don’t forget dessert… can you say Nutella s’mores? Um, YUM! Click here to take a look!

Mother’s Day Specials – May 13
Show mom how much you care this year by treating to her a delicious meal in the Tap Room (we were voted best Mother’s Day Brunch by the Princeton Patch). Here’s a sneak peek: Crab Wonton, Pan Seared Duck, Sliced Hangar Steak, Strawberry Shortcake, and more! See the menu here. And you still have time to make your reservations!

CJ Barna Performs at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room
Every Thursday local crowd favorite CJ Barna will perform on the Tap Room Patio from 6:30-9:30pm. If you’re in the mood to hear some great music, stop by!

Soccer Specials!
The Tap Room is offering 10% off any tap beer to those who stop by and watch the televised soccer games!

Happy Hour Specials!
Have you been to the Tap Room for Happy Hour? What are you waiting for? Join us for $2 Bud Light and Yuengling, $2 House Wine, and $4 Well Drinks!

Social Media!
Finally – do you want to save some money? Of course, we all do! Well, if you like the Nassau Inn on Facebook or follow @NassauInn on Twitter or check-in on foursquare, we’ll give you 15% off your check! All you have to do is show your server on your mobile phone, computer, or tablet/iPad!

By: Lauren Scarpa