Home of the Rocket Fuel®

For 49 years CJ’s Restaurant & Bar has been serving food and fun to residents and vacationers of Fire Island.

Known as the “Home of the Rocket Fuel®”, CJ’s has become Fire Island’s landmark bar for this refreshing Fire Island must-have cocktail.
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CJ's Rocket Fuel
Join us everyday for some great drinks, great food, & great company.
Happy Hour
Daily 3pm-6pm
Monday-Thursday 11AM–12AM
Friday-Saturday 11AM–4AM
Sunday 11AM–12AM
Fire Island National Seashore
479 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach
NY 11770
Eat & Drink
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Give the gift of great food, amazing Rocket Fuels, and priceless time spent with friends & family.
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St. Patrick's Day
At CJ's Fire Island
Sunday, March 15th

$5 Jamo Shots | $6 Guinness | $12 Green Rocket Fuels
Buffet from 11:00am

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Live Music
Live music every weekend
from Memorial day to Labor Day.
Tom Bauer
Select Fridays
Tom Bauer
Johnny Kroo
Every Sunday @ 2:00
Memorial Day to Labor Day
(except June 30)
CJs, 49 years strong
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About CJ's

CJ's has resided in the heart of Ocean Beach since 1971. It was opened by John "Gio" Palermo and named in honor of his son, Christopher John. The bar is known to many as "The Home of the Rocket Fuel®", a pina colada type of mixed drink infused with Barcadi 151, and where one can get the most affordable lobster specials Fire Island has to offer. CJ's is simple and that is why it is wonderful. You can always count on drinks flowing, people laughing, and music rocking at this legendary institution of Fire Island.

After beloved Gio's death in 1998, the bar was bequeathed to head bartender JT Prolo who followed the simple recipes of CJ's until 2012 when The Palms Hotel stepped in to continue the CJ's tradition of Rocket Fuels and Lobster Specials. The teams of "blender guys and girls" continue to work behind the bar making CJ's the #1 seller of Rocket Fuel on Fire Island year round.

The Palms is committed to maintain the "Cheers" of Fire Island for the community of people and change of tourists and guests that visit each year! So come in, sit back, relax, and have a world famous "Rocket Fuel".

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Phone: (631) 583-9890


    CJ's is proud to announce it’s exclusive affiliation with The Morgan Center as our sole 501(3)(c) Not For Profit charitable organization.

    Our affiliation has been ongoing for the past 10 years. We urge anyone looking for donation sponsorship to contact the Morgan Center at 1-888-499-6620 .

    We are unable to support any other charitable events or organizations as our understanding and passion to be affiliated with the Zuck Family remains strong and viable.

    Thank you for your inquiry and please consider this organization when contemplating charitable donations.

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