enter as strangers, leave as friends

Fanwood, New Jersey
At the crossroads of friendship and history

Fanwood was founded in 1895 around the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The old Fanwood train station, built in 1874, stands as the oldest original train station in Union County and remains the center of many community activities.

“Sheelen’s Crossing” is a bridge that was named after Charles J. Sheelen, Jr. and his family. Agustus Sheelen worked at the first cracker-barrel type grocery store in Fanwood which served many of the commuters coming back from work in New York City and became a key meeting point for the community of Fanwood.

We named our bar “Sheelen’s Crossing” to honor the Sheelen’s and in the hope that our establishment will become a vital and welcoming door within the Fanwood Community. Welcome!

casual elegance for the whole family!

Sheelen’s Bistro

Our Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro provides casual elegance in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, surrounded by the history of Fanwood in photos. Whether you are looking for farm-to-table steak, market fresh fish, or just a great burger, our Bistro won’t disappoint. Visit us and experience Sheelen’s Crossing.

Your Neighborhood Bar

Sheelen’s Pub

If you’re looking for the same great food as our Bistro in a more relaxed atmosphere… look no further than Sheelen’s Crossing Pub. Lined with a copper-topped bar, five high-def televisions, NFL Sunday Ticket, excellent bartenders, and TWO happy hours daily, you’ll feel like a regular every time you come to visit.

Check out our weekly specials

  • Military Mondays

    Drink discounts for active military, veterans and first responders. Credentials required.

  • Burger Tuesdays

    $6.99 Burgers from 5-9pm (Pickle, onion, lettuce, tomato included, eat in only)

  • Wellness Wednesdays

    Specials on well drinks

  • Ladies' Night Thursdays

    Specials on drinks for ladies from 5pm to close

  • Teacher Fridays

    Discounts for teachers with ID

Sunday Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for a New York style Sunday Brunch.

Reservations are available for parties of six or more.

Sheelen’s Growlers

Only 16 remaining! Once they’re gone, they’re gone forever!

  1. Purchase your Sheleen’s Growler full of your choice of on-tap beer for only $25.
  2. Bring your growler back for $16 refills.
  3. Enjoy your favorite Sheelen’s beer at home for a great price!

Talk to your Sheelen’s Bartender for more info! arrow

Sheelen’s Catering

Sheelen’s will take on all the heavy lifting for your on-site or off-site catering events! We will create an incredible menu to suit your budget and atmosphere.



Mon-Tue: 12pm – 9pm
Wed-Sat: 12pm- 10pm

Mon-Tue: 12pm – 1am
Wed-Sat: 12pm – 2am

Sunday Brunch
11am – 4pm



Please note that reservations are only accepted for parties of six or more.


200 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

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