Redd’s owners Doug Palsi, Dan Palsi and Frank Pinto have been friends since grammar school and, combined, have more than 75 years of experience in the hospitality industry. The Palsi Family has successfully operated Redd’s Restaurant & Bar in Carlstadt (near Met Life Stadium) since 2002 and selected Newark as their next location due to the growing number of residents and employees in the neighborhood, and as a result of customers who encouraged them to follow the New Jersey Devils to Newark.
When Doug, Dan and Frank were looking for a place to expand on the success of Redd’s Restaurant & Bar they clearly viewed Newark as a community that would appreciate the culture and atmosphere their German Biergarten would provide. The three life-long friends felt their Biergarten would complement Newark’s rich beer history with the likes of Ballantine Brewery, G. Krueger Brewing Co. and Anheuser-Busch, which helped shape the city in the early 20th century and felt it was just very fitting for a beer garden-style restaurant to make its home in the heart of Newark.
Simply put Redd’s knows how to combine a uniquely innovative communal dining and bar experience with some of the greatest sporting events, concerts and family entertainment. That’s why Governor Chris Christie declined Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s invitation to join him in New York’s Times Square to announce Super Bowl
XLVIII would be played at Met Life Stadium. Instead, The Governor chose to announce that the Super Bowl would be played in New Jersey at Redd’s Restaurant & Bar in the heart of the Meadowlands indicating, “Redd’s is the Times Square of New Jersey”!