It’s hard to see summer go, but the prospect of a fall filled with football Sunday Fundays and sweater weather can get us through the agony of putting away our beach chairs. Whether you’re an avid football fan or not, there’s just something about a good bar with football on the big screen and a plate of wings, so we’ve compiled a list of some go-to spots in downtown Jersey City for some Sunday Funday activities: wings, beer, and football. Here is a list of Jersey City spots to watch football and eat wings.
Brightside Tavern | 141 Brightside Street
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This is your go-to spot with a large group. With 20 TVs in three rooms, it’s guaranteed you’ll be able to watch your team. The buffalo wings fall off the bone with the right amount of sauce to make them juuuust spicy enough that your lips are tingling. The wings are also offered with BBQ, teriyaki, and garlic parmesan sauces that we’re loving.
Cherry’s Lounge | 102 Martin Luther King Drive
This neighborhood spot offers up savory, crispy chicken wings and has several TVs throughout the space. The bar sometimes sets up a projector for maximum viewing during football games.
Corkscrew Bar + Grill | 61 Congress Street
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At Corkscrew, not only is the draft beer list impressive, but one can also enjoy a dozen or a half dozen wings with a variety of sauces including BBQ, buffalo, Cajun dry rub, honey mustard, sweet + spicy, teriyaki, or XXX spicy. The bar is open until 2AM, in the event your Sunday Funday turns into an all-night affair.
Greene Hook | 70 Greene Street
This Paulus Hook spot has an incredible variety of beers on tap, an entire front wall that opens up to the sidewalk, and of course, wings. Happy hour is from 4PM – 6 PM every day, with beer and wine specials. The wings are available dressed with your choice of one of five sauces, including traditional buffalo, and zingy garlic soy.
Grove Square | 116 Newark Avenue
Right off the Grove Street station, this classic sports bar is a fun place to meet friends from the PATH easily. The wings come in Asian or Buffalo and seriously do not disappoint.
Hudson Hall | 364 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City
This beer hall and smokehouse boasts a beer-heavy drink list, slabs of ribs and BBQ, and pretzels. The team behind local favorites like Pilsener Haus in Hoboken and Wurstbar in JC created Hudson Hall in 2016 and definitely did not disappoint. It’s got a unique vibe and is HUGE, which is perfect for a large group.
Iron Monkey | 99 Greene Street
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Catch a local game paired with some good ol’ classic buffalo wings and beer at Iron Monkey. An entire “beer bible” and ½ off on growlers from 2PM-5PM on Sundays will make you stay awhile. Vegans can also get in on the action with the baked cauliflower, dressed in Buffalo sauce.
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Left Bank Burger Bar | 194 Newark Avenue
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We know that you already know how awesome Left Bank’s burgers are, but Left Bank also has delish wings and beers. Try the wings for the early afternoon game, get that burger for the night game, and wash it all down with some delicious brews.
O’Hara’s Downtown | 171 1st Street
Another classic sports bar with plenty of TVs, O’Hara’s wings are on the wet side with a lot of sauce and a good amount of spice. It has the biggest selection of sauces we’ve seen including a mango BBQ, garlic buffalo, and honey teriyaki that you’ll be dying to try this football season. Vegans aren’t left out here – breaded cauliflower is available with the same amazing sauce selection.
The Hutton | 225 Hutton Street
This charming spot in the Heights is a great choice to watch some football – especially if your version of football is actually soccer. This bar is the go-to spot for watching English Premier League games for fans and ex-pats alike. As for wings, both traditional chicken and vegan cauliflower are available, dressed with honey-ginger of Valentina hot sauce.
White Star Bar | 230 Brunswick Street + 179 Warren Street
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Something about White Star just feels like home. It’s your quintessential corner bar that actually has great food. Even though WS is famous for its burgers, the wings are pretty amazing as well. They’re crispy and lightly sauced, with just the right amount of spice. There are ample TVs but not a ton of seats at the bar, so you may have to settle for a table by the bar.
Zeppelin Hall | 88 Liberty View Drive
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This beer hall is a great spot to watch a game and is great for when you have a large group. The wings are hand-breaded and fried crispy or smoked. Choose from a variety of sauce choices including buffalo, BBQ, chipotle, honey mustard, lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, and sweet chili — patrons could try a different sauce every Sunday.