• The Best Hoboken + Jersey City Happy Hours of the Week {July 24, 2017 Edition}

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    It’s an eventful week here in Hudson County with some unique and interesting happenings to say the least! The happiest hours of the week include charity events, the St. Ann’s Festival, a succulent workshop, a Sex + The City brunch, Hamilton karaoke night, and so much more. Check out what’s in store for you in the last full week of July.

    Monday – July 24th

    St. Ann’s Festival at St. Ann Church {Hoboken}

    The St. Ann’s Feast + Festival on 7th St and Jefferson St. kicked off on the 22nd, but the fun doesn’t stop until the 26th. This Italian festival is celebrating its 107th year, and you definitely don’t want to miss all the fun, music, entertainment, games, prizes, drinks and DELICIOUS food. Fried ravioli + Oreos, zeppoles, Nutella crepes, pizza — the list goes on. Here’s what’s in store for you when you stop by on Monday and Tuesday from 6PM – 11PM or Wednesday from 1PM – 11PM.

    New Bites at Gringo’s {Jersey City}

    Gringo’s is the newest taco joint in JC and there’s no better way to kick off the week than by trying something new. The space alone is worth the visit {we’re talking a cool interior and ’90s hiphop jams}. From tacos like the “Look Mom I’m Vegan!” {roasted carrot, charred cauliflower, grilled corn, pickled red onion, scallion, and salsa verde} and “The Buffalo Soldier” {shrimp tempura, house-made buffalo sauce with house-made celery and carrot slaw topped with a ranch cream}, you’ll be sure to find the taco of your dreams. If that’s not enough, they also serve Insta-worthy cocktails.

    Tuesday – July 25th

    Movie Night at Pier 13 {Hoboken}

    Grab a drink and watch Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure during Pier 13’s movie night from 8PM – 11PM. You can also enjoy some food truck bites from Pizza Vita, No Pao, and Amanda Bananas. Take advantage of all Pier 13 has to offer and rent a paddle board or kayak before the summer flies by.

    Hamilton Karaoke Night at The Brightside Tavern {Jersey City}

    Jersey City Ties is hosting a Hamilton karaoke night at The Brightside Tavern this Tuesday from 7PM – 10PM. Show off your Hamilton vocals along with other Broadway and cinematic tunes. If you’d rather leave the singing to the pros, they’ll also have Broadway and movie trivia, food, drinks and games. There’s a $20 cover that will benefit the community service of Jersey City Ties including a holiday toy drive and Career Night benefiting the Boys and Girls Club. For more information about the event, click here.

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    Wednesday – July 26th

    Hoboken Girl Helps WomensRising at The Shep {Hoboken}

    Score drink specials and support a great cause by heading over to The Shepherd and The Knucklehead {1313 Willow Ave, Hoboken} on Wednesday, July 26th from 6:30 – 9:30PM for our Hoboken Girl Helps event benefiting WomenRising — a local women’s shelter that supports women + families in Hudson County. We just ask you bring supplies such as baby wipes, diapers, and women’s hygiene products. Bring at least $10 in supplies and get $4 beers/$6 cocktails {half-off}, and $2 off sliders and tacos all night. Cash donations are accepted and 100% of the proceeds and supplies will go to WomenRising.

    July Weekday Warriors at TALDE {Jersey City}

    Miss Wong’s at TALDE is hosting Weekday Warrior, an open night for DJs to show their skills. Enjoy the underground bar/lounge, get a cocktail from their drink menu, and check out this DJ showcase. With guest judges, open tables, DJ battles, and prizes, this will surely hype up your hump day.

    Thursday – July 27th

    Succulent Workshop at Pilsener Haus {Hoboken}  

    From 7PM – 9PM, Beaucycled is hosting Succulent Night at Pilsener Haus on Thursday. This DIY workshop {$22} will have you celebrating Thirsty Thursday while enjoying some crafty fun. Grab one of their speciality beers and get the supplies and knowledge you need to plant and care for your own succulent arrangement. It tends to sell out fast, so get your ticket here.

    Summer Beach + Boat Soiree at Surf City {Jersey City}

    The Columbia University Club of NJ is hosting a Summer Beach Party from 7PM – 10PM at Surf City. Start the fun earlier with their Boat Soiree at 5:45PM where they’ll be taking a ride across the Hudson to The Honorable William Wall {a steel barge with an upper deck bar}. You can purchase tickets for that here. As for the Beach Party at Surf City, they’ll have reserved tables, yummy seafood, and a cash bar — get your tickets and don’t miss out!

    Friday – July 28th

    Summer Showcase at Maxwell’s Tavern {Hoboken}

    Maxwell’s is hosting The Latest Noise Live! Summer Showcase on Friday. The doors open at 7:30PM and the show starts at 8PM. Their happy hour runs from 5:30PM – 8PM, so grab a seat early and choose from $5 well drinks + glasses of select wines, $2 off drafts and bottles of beer. For tickets to the show, click here.

    Drink and Draw at the Jersey City Art School {Jersey City}

    Spend your Friday night at Jersey City Art School drinking, munching, and drawing during this 4-hour open session from 8PM – 12AM. They’ll supply the models while you bring any media of your choice. You can pre-order tickets online for $25 or pay $30 at the door.

    Saturday – July 29th

    NJ ‘Christmas In July’ Bar Crawl {Hoboken}  

    Show your Christmas spirit this Saturday with a Hoboken bar crawl hosted by Elite Bar Crawls. Not only is this crawl Christmas themed, but it also supports St. Mary’s Children Hospital. Starting at Hoboken Bar + Grill at 12PM, the crawl will continue through Hoboken at bars like 1Rebulik, The Shannon, and more. Your ticket will include up to 40% off food + drink specials and entry to the halftime and after party. For tickets and more info click here.

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    Silent Disco at Transmission {Jersey City}

    Head over to Club Transmission on Saturday for a 21+ silent disco. The theme is Angels and Demons, so get all dressed up in white, red, or black to match. There will be a cash bar and plenty of goodies to complement the night. For more information + tickets click here.

    Sunday – July 30th

    Game of Thrones Brunch at Wicked Wolf {Hoboken}

    We’re all about themed brunches this week in Hoboken. Trivia AD and Wicked Wolf have you covered on Sunday with a Game of Thrones brunch and trivia. They’ll be going through six seasons worth of questions from 1PM – 2:30 PM. You can secure your spot here. Get a $5 morning cocktail off their brunch menu and some stuffed french toast as brunch goes from 11AM – 2PM.

    Brunch and Books at The Bistro {Jersey City}

    Get brunch at The Bistro in Grove Square on Sunday. From 1PM – 4PM, the NYC chapter of Brunch + Books {a book club of young professionals} will be there hosting a book discussion on Algorithms to Live by: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths. Bottomless brunch at The Bistro for $10.95 runs from 11PM – 3PM with Bloody Marys, mimosas, and screwdrivers.

    You have zero excuses to stay in this week, considering how packed it is with fun events you definitely don’t want to miss. Share your festivities with us on Insta @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!


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    Mostly from Marco Island, FL, Danielle moved to NJ to pursue her Bachelor’s in Communication & Media Arts at Montclair State University. Despite her geographical location, she always had a soul connection to Hoboken and the surrounding area, spending nearly every summer meandering through the sweet streets of the Mile Square while visiting her family. Besides writing, she's a lover of cozy cafés, good lyrics, inspiring speeches, mountainous retreats, and sunsets on the skyline. She enjoys capturing the moment and has a passion for travel and discovery. You can often find her exploring the city or venturing to one of her favorite East Coast spots.


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