The Best Happy Hours in Jersey City, According to Locals

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Ah, happy hour. Sometimes after your 9-5, you’re just looking to let loose a little {especially after the year we’ve all had}. And while there is an endless number of spots in Jersey City and Hoboken where you can grab a cocktail – sometimes you don’t want to break the bank on a drink. Therefore, we’ve put our trust in Hoboken Girl readers when it comes to scoping out the best happy hours in town – so keep reading to find out where you can find the best happy hours in Jersey City for your next outing, according to local residents.

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Cellar 335 {335 Newark Avenue}

Cellar 335

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With an abundance of specialty cocktails on the menu, you’ll always want to try something new at Cellar 335. With $2 off specialty cocktails, well-made drinks, and beers on Tuesdays through Fridays – it’s a great opportunity to do so.

Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue}

Fox and Crow

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This Jersey City Heights gem is a must-visit if you’re in the area. Its eclectic, low-key vibe is is a great place to enjoy local musicians/talent playing. Plus, you can enjoy discounted cocktails and mixed drinks on Monday through Friday from 5PM – 7PM.

Read More: Your Ultimate Guide to Brunch Spots in Jersey City

Franklin Social {292 Barrow Street}

Franklin Social

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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. The full menu can be found here.

Hudson Hall {364 Marin Boulevard}

Hudson Hall

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A smokehouse and Biergarten, Hudson Hall is a fun spot for your next happy hour. On Mondays through Fridays from 4PM – 7PM, you can enjoy $5 drafts and $6 glasses of wine. PS – there are also daily food specials {including on the weekends} so check out the latest happy hour offerings.

Lokal {2 2nd Street}


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Views of NYC and a great happy hour menu. Lokal has a variety of drink specials with most beers and winemaking on the list. Bonus: there’s also delicious eats at a discounted price. From 4PM – 6PM on Tuesdays through Sundays, you can indulge in this happy hour menu.

Lucky 7 {322 2nd Street}

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, {also Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM – 8PM} you’ll find $4 well drink specials, and $3 select draft specials.

See More: A Guide to Pizza in Jersey City

McGinley Square Pub {755 Montgomery Street}

McGinley Square Pub

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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}

The Archer

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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 you can find $9 specialty cocktails and other specials that are available from 5PM – 7PM on Mondays through Fridays.

Villa Borghese 3 {475 Washington Boulevard}

Villa Borghese 3

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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.


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Taylor is an {overly} proud Jersey girl, who has been lucky enough to call Hoboken home for the last three years, and Jersey City for two prior. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way to Hoboken. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NYC area. A lover of all things local, she has a long list of favorite restaurants and coffee shops where she spends a good chunk of her time. You can also catch her running on the waterfront, walking her new pup, watching reruns of Real Housewives, or making a trip to HomeGoods