‘Tis the season to be merry and get into the holiday spirit. One of the best ways to do that is to hit the town in search of holiday-inspired cocktails. From smooth and creamy eggnog to spicy chai lattes and everything in between, we’ve got you covered on where to find the most festive drinks around. Read on for a list of cocktail bars serving holiday drinks in Hoboken + Jersey City.
Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Street
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At Anthony David’s, Chef Pino serves all-day brunch seven days a week. To go along with its delicious eats, the restaurant is serving up Santa’s Favorite Cosmo. This beautiful cocktail is made with cranberry vanilla tea-infused vodka, Hendricks Gin, elderflower, Grand Marnier, pineapple, lime, and egg white.
Backstage | 1039 Washington Street
Backstage, an upscale and intimate cocktail lounge located in the back of Sirenetta, is also serving up festive cocktails. For coffee lovers, there is Snowball Fight, made with vodka, espresso liqueur, and bar cream. For those looking for fruity cocktails try Gingle Juice, a bright and citrusy drink made with orange gin, triple sec, lime juice, and sweetened with cranberry syrup.
Barbès | 1300 Park Avenue
Barbès, a Moroccan and French fusion restaurant, has curated a festive selection of holiday cocktails. Its Shortcake Martini is made with vanilla vodka, Baileys, Frangelico, and strawberry puree and topped with Christmas sprinkles. Also on its list are Merry Old Fashioned garnished with caramelized orange and Snowstorm, made with tequila, white chocolate liqueur, coconut cream, and lime.
Belo Bar | 104 Hudson Street
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For those who enjoy savory flavors, try the Bellagio at Belo Bar. It is made with burrata water, and vodka, and garnished with dehydrated prosciutto. Also among its holiday cocktails is the Boulder, made with grapefruit gin, Nutella, and strawberry cream.
Bin 14 | 1314 Washington Street
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Bin 14, known for its upscale Italian tapas and top-notch brunch experience, has crafted a spice-infused drink for the season. The Margarita Sweater is made with Casamigos Anejo, Ancho Reyes, Chambord, Allspice Dram, ginger, and lime juice and garnished with a smoked cinnamon stick.
Dear Maud | 205 1st Street
Dear Maud, an Irish-style restaurant in the Mile Square, is serving up frozen chai lattes and eggnog this holiday season. Eggnog Flip has notes of vanilla, allspice, and nutmeg. It’s worth noting that the restaurant is all decked out in gorgeous white florals, gold and silver ornaments, and Christmas lights. If you’re into aesthetics, check out Dear Maud for all the holiday vibes.
Fat Taco | 32 Newark Street
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Fat Taco, on our IG Worthy Eats list, has a wide selection of holiday cocktails, buckets, and shots. From hazelnut horchata to pomegranate punch, there’s sure to be a favorite for everyone. Also on the list is Holiday Cosmo, a recreation of the viral ornament cocktail made with vanilla vodka and cranberry juice and served in an ornament.
Il Tavolo di Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street
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Blue Christmas is the featured holiday cocktail at Il Tavolo di Palmisano. It is made with vanilla vodka, amaretto, Irish cream, Blue Curacao, Creme de Menthe, and a chocolate candy cane rim.
Metropolis | 96 River Street
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Rooftop Wine Bar Metropolis is serving cozy holiday cocktails this season. Camp Fire is made with bourbon, agave, bitters, and toasted marshmallows. Sweater Weather is made with Grand Marnier, gin, lemon, egg white, and port wine.
Panela | 36-42 Newark Street
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Latin American restaurant Panela is known for its eye-catching plates, craft cocktails, and tropical atmosphere. It’s only right that it features coquito as the holiday drink of the season. The drink is called Blitzen and it’s a chocolate twist on traditional coquito.
Sirenetta | 1039 Washington Street
Sirenetta has an extensive list of holiday cocktails this season. Among them is the Cranberry Kringle, made with Rittenhouse Rye, Demerara, cranberry, and allspice. Also on the list is the most adorable Gingerbread Old Fashioned, made with Maker’s Mark, gingerbread syrup, and bitters and garnished with a gingerbread man.
Archer | 176 Newark Avenue
Craft cocktail bar Archer features carefully curated drinks on its holiday drink menu. Some drinks are served in Christmas mugs, making them super Instagrammable. Pictured is Coco Ho-Ho, made with coconut rum, Cocchi Americano, Maraschino, peppermint, coconut cream and egg. Read the full holiday drinks menu here.
Cellar 335 | 335 Newark Avenue
It’s always a great idea to visit Cellar 335 in downtown Jersey City. This tiki-cocktail lounge is known for its Instagram-worthy drinks. Now that its annual Sleighs and Leis Christmas pop-up is in full swing, visitors can expect decked-out halls, food specials, and of course, a stunning selection of holiday cocktails. The festive drinks are served in Christmas-themed mugs. In the photo is Son of a Nutcracker, made with rum, whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye, bitters, pecan, cinnamon, ginger, orange, and lemon.
Dullboy | 364 Grove Street
This holiday season, indulge in dullboy’s Holiday Spritz, ideal for sipping before or after a meal. It’s made with Luxardo Bitter Bianco, Spanish Red Vermouth, sparkling wine, and sparkling water. The Spanish Vermouth boasts a wintery baking spice finish, invoking a sense of holiday nostalgia.
Fox + Crow | 594 Palisade Avenue
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Fox and Crow has a full seasonal cocktail menu with aromatic ingredients like rosemary, ginger, and allspice. This spot will be rotating holiday specialty cocktails starting with Brrr’bon Cider, a spiced cider bourbon, and Naughty Tini, a peppermint mocha espresso martini.
Harry’s Daughter | 4072 339 Communipaw Avenue
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Irish Coffee is the Christmas cocktail at Harry’s Daughter, a Caribbean gastropub in Jersey City. It consists of whiskey, coffee, and whipped cream. For those who enjoy rich and bold flavors, this one is sure to please.
The Hutton | 225 Hutton Street
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The Hutton just launched its seasonal cocktail menu just in time for the holiday season. One of its most popular drinks is the Peppermint Espresso Martini made with Peppermint Schnapps, cold brew-infused vodka, coffee liqueur, and cinnamon. With festive names like The Grinch Mojito and Sugar Cookie Martini, it will be hard to choose just one.
Jane Doe | 333 Newark Avenue
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At Jane Doe, a holiday favorite is The Amarena, a twist on the classic Boulevardier. A combination of bourbon, Barolo Chinato, and vibrant raspberry-infused Campari adds depth and brightness to the drink. Each Amarena is adorned with a Ghirardelli raspberry dark chocolate garnish, creating a delightful harmony of holiday flavors.
Miracle on Mercer at Franklin Social | 292 Barrow Street
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Miracle on Mercer is a magical holiday cocktail pop-up at Franklin Social that runs from November 9th to January 1st. Among its most popular drinks is the hot buttered rum made with aged Jamaican rum, velvet falernum, mixed spiced butter, oat milk, and nutmeg.
Rooftop at Exchange Place | 1 Exchange Place
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Nothing beats a cocktail with a scenic view. The Rooftop at Exchange Place is a multi-level indoor and outdoor venue with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Its seasonal cocktail menu features drinks like Deep Winter made with gin, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice, egg white, and bitters. Also on the menu is Coquito which is a crowd-favorite this time of year. See the seasonal cocktail menu here.
Würstbar | 516 Jersey Avenue
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Cozy Coquito is a popular holiday cocktail at Würstbar this season. It’s made with coconut milk, creme de coconut, condensed milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg and served in a glass rimmed with coconut flakes. This creamy coconut eggnog makes the perfect post-dinner drink with holiday flavors in every sip.