Sport Club Português
OUR VENUE & NEIGHBORHOOD
SPORTS CLUB PORTUGUES
IRONBOUND, NEWARK NJ
The name "The Ironbound" is said to derive from the large metalworking industry in the area or from the network of railroad tracks that surrounded the neighborhood. The first Portuguese immigrants arrived in the 1910s. By 1921 there was a large enough Portuguese population to found Sport Club Português, the first of over twenty Portuguese social clubs that would call the Ironbound home.
This year the social club is celebrating its 100th year.
The area is populated in large part by Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish and Latin American immigrants and their descendants. As you can imagine there is an amazing list of restaurants and bakeries in the neighborhood that bring the cuisines and cultures from these areas together.
The Venue is just half a block from the main strip Ferry Street. It is across from a great new coffee shop and it is just few blocks from Newark Penn Station that has the trains to and from NYC and from all round the country passing through.
It is also just a short and cheap Uber ride from Newark International Airport.
Here is a FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS in the hood: restaurants, bakeries, cafes, markets near by.
Here are LODGING options
Here is HOW TO GET THERE & PARKING information
Please bear in mind that the bar downstairs will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
We can not control who goes in or out of there.
We will have a bar in the dance space for most of the event which will be for vaccinated people only, however if during certain hours you would like a drink or to take a break down there we are not able to guarantee vaccinated only.