While many of the routines that come with the 9-to-5 have changed, there’s one that hasn’t, and that’s happy hour. This post-work time to catch up with friends and coworkers is a great way to wind down from the day and enjoy some discounted beverages and snacks. We’ve rounded up the best happy hours in Hoboken and Jersey City according to locals, so read on to plan the next after-work outing, whatever time that may be.
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Belo Bar | 104 Hudson Street
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This is one of the happiest hours in town. Belo Bar, a relatively new spot in downtown Hoboken, hosts a happy hour daily (that’s right, we said every day). On Monday through Sunday, catch Belo Bar’s happy hour from 4PM – 7PM. There are countless fun cocktails and food items on the happy hour menu.
Carpe Diem | 1405 Grand Street
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This uptown hidden gem always serves up delicious cocktails and food. For happy hour, Carpe Diem has a great $2 off draft beers special from 4PM – 8PM on most weeknights, and half-priced bottles of wine on Thursdays. Make sure to check out this cozy spot – the fireplace in the dining room is perfect for winter.
City Bistro | 56 14th Street
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Monday might be a bit of a dark horse choice for a happy hour slot but City Bistro has a different approach. This popular uptown spot has half-priced almost everything on the menu, including food. Sign us up for a rooftop happy hour to start the week – and BYOB (blanket, that is!)
Finnegan’s | 734 Willow Avenue
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With a different special daily, Finnegan’s is an ideal spot for post-work drinks and catching up with friends. Some of the specials include Wing Night on Tuesdays – with $.50 wings and $3 select beers, draft night on Wednesdays – where any draft is $5, and more. BONUS: Finnegan’s has live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – plus Sunday is open mic night.
Grand Vin | 500 Grand Street
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With a happy hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5PM – 7PM, Grand Vin is one of the most popular after-work drink recommendations among our Hoboken Girl readers. The Grand Street’s spot $12 Wine Flight Tuesdays are a must-try in town. Grand Vin recently debuted seasonal cocktails, plus a new ‘Wine Down Wednesday’ tradition with live music.
Green Rock | 70 Hudson Street
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This is the ultimate spot for weeknight football, basketball, or any other televised sporting events. ICYMI, Green Rock in Hoboken has domestic mugs for just $1 dollar on Tuesdays through Fridays from 5PM – 8PM. It’s a steal, as are some of the other specials. These include Taco Tuesday (half-priced tacos and $5 Casamigos margaritas), and Karaoke Night on Thursdays (all drinks are half-priced).
La Isla | 25 12th Street
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Take a half-day, and enjoy half-priced wine by the glass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11AM – 4PM at La Isla’s uptown location. With daily food specials, this is a great spot to meet for an early happy hour or a working lunch.
The Cuban | 333 Washington Street
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Head to this Hoboken hotspot from 3PM to 6PM on Monday through Friday. On the happy hour menu, patrons find discounted signature cocktails, including The Cuban’s Mojitos and Avenida Washingtons.
Madison Bar + Grill | 1316 Washington Street
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From Tequila/Taco Tuesday to Wine Wednesdays, and more, The Madison is a go-to uptown spot for an evening out. Happy hour is every weekday at The Madison from 4PM – 8PM, with deals on beer, wine/sangria, and well drinks/margaritas. The seasonal cocktails are not to be missed.
McSwiggan’s | 110 1st Street
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Trivia Tuesday nights at McSwiggan’s are a go-to for some post-work drinks. With $3.50 Miller Lite bottles, $4 glasses of Pinot Grigio, and $15 buckets of Coors Light, patrons can test their knowledge from 8:30PM – 10PM at this downtown spot. PS – a good variety of specials pop up throughout the week at McSwiggan’s, so check with them directly to learn more.
Mikie Squared | 616 Washington Street
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From Wine Down Wednesdays to Thursday’s Martini Mania, and even Sangria Sundays (perfect for NFL gameday). The Washington Street spot has a happy hour special almost every day.
Stingray Lounge | 1210 Washington Street
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This gem of a cocktail/seafood bar has a happy hour menu every day, including the weekends. Sundays through Wednesdays guests can expect 50% off oysters and sparkling wine. On Thursdays, check out the $15 lobster rolls and half-off beer deal. And on Fridays and Saturdays, Stingray Lounge offers $9 house cocktails.
The Stewed Cow | 400 Adams Street
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On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays The Stewed Cow has half-off both drafts and wine, making it one of the best happy hours in town. Check out the Adams Street spot’s new look (you’ll love the decor).
Cellar 335 | 335 Newark Avenue
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With an abundance of specialty cocktails on the menu, guests will always want to try something new at Cellar 335. With $2 off specialty cocktails, well-made drinks, and beers on Tuesdays through Fridays, t’s a great opportunity to do so.
Fox and Crow | 594 Palisade Avenue
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This Jersey City Heights spot is a must-visit in the neighborhood. Its eclectic, low-key vibe is a great place to enjoy local musicians/talent playing. Plus, patrons can enjoy discounted cocktails and mixed drinks on Monday through Friday from 5PM – 7PM.
Franklin Social | 292 Barrow Street
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This charming tavern with a rustic and cozy vibe offers discounted cocktails, wines, and draft beer on Mondays through Fridays from 4PM to 7PM.
Lokal | 2 2nd Street
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Lokal has the elusive perfect pairing: views of NYC and a great happy hour menu. Lokal has a variety of drink specials with most beers and wines on the list. There’s also a robust happy hour menu available from 4PM – 6PM on Tuesdays through Sundays, including items such as oysters and cheese boards at discounted prices.
Lucky 7 | 322 2nd Street
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With a daily happy hour, Lucky 7 is a go-to when it comes to drinks after a long day. On Mondays through Friday from 3PM – 8PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM – 8PM, guests find $4 well drink specials, and $3 select draft specials.
McGinley Square Pub | 755 Montgomery Street
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McGinley Square Pub in – you guessed it – the heart of McGinley Square, has a great daily special that includes $5 drafts. With a great atmosphere, add this to your happy hour spots list.
The Archer | 176 Newark Avenue
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After a long day at work, we could all use a “Workman’s Comp Cocktail Hour.” That’s the happy hour theme at The Archer, where patrons can find $9 specialty cocktails and other specials that are available from 5PM – 7PM on Mondays through Fridays.
Villa Borghese 3 | 475 Washington Boulevard
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This restaurant offers some exceptionally priced happy hour specials. On Mondays through Fridays, enjoy $3 bottled beer, $4 shots, and $5 wine by the glass. Bonus: during the happy hour, enjoy discounted appetizers. After trying this happy hour, we have a feeling you’ll come back for more.
Wurstbar | 516 Jersey Avenue
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Patrons can enjoy poutine and discounted drinks during enjoying happy hour from 4PM until 7PM on Mondays through Fridays at this popular Jersey City spot. With $6 draft wines, $5 cans of cider, and more discounted food items, the group will have a great time.