One of the few good things that came out of the pandemic was all of the innovative ways that bars and restaurants were able to serve customers. Many of the area’s beloved eateries and bars got creative, offering at-home cocktail kits and to-go drinks that can be enjoyed from a couch and a living room. Some spots in the area still offer it as a convenient alternative, taking the work out of enjoying a nightcap. Check out our list of Hoboken and Jersey City bars and services that still offer cocktails for delivery.
At the time of this publication, cocktail delivery is still legal in the state of New Jersey, but only for 7 months after the end of NJ’s state of emergency, which Governor Murphy declared was over on March 7th, 2022. While this could mean to-go cocktails may halt come the fall, there is also legislation in the works to make cocktail delivery a permanent NJ offering. HG will keep you informed with the latest information.
Antique Bar + Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken
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As one of the Mile Square’s most iconic eateries, Antique Bar + Bakery still serves many of the beloved drinks in to-go formats. Sip on a Hey Hendry or Smokin Mary while feasting on an Antique + Chill meal for two or four. For four years in a row, this spot won the honor of The Hoboken Girl’s Best Cocktails according to readers— definitely making the to-go options worth a try.
Dullboy | 364 Grove Street, Jersey City
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This Jersey City spot is known for having some of the best cocktails — and vibes — in the pedestrian area. Choose from cans of the house-made Peach, Grapefruit, Blood Orange, and Passion Fruit drinks — all of which have bases like bourbon, tequila, and gin — or mix and match with a Ponyboy four-pack. You can snag them from the bottle shop alongside wines and liquors that are also available for purchase.
East LA | 508 Washington Street, Hoboken
Alongside cervezas on-the-go, East LA offers the restaurant’s famous margaritas for delivery. At-home diners can get one served frozen or on the rocks, and can select from a wide range of flavors including peach and sangria. For a pre-party or dinner party, the restaurant offers a four for the price of three deal.
Harry’s Daughter | 4072 339 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City
This beloved Caribbean spot not only has its array of flavorful eats available on Grubhub, but there are also limited cocktails on the to-go menu. While you won’t see the extensive drink menu that you would in the restaurant, you can still order classics such as Ria’s Rum Punch and a pina colada.
Hits Different Cocktails | Online
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While not a bar or brick-and-mortar establishment, Hits Different Cocktails is an online delivery service that brings you cocktails right to your door. Started by local bartender Emily Perez, the goal of this service is to increase access to professional-grade cocktails right from the comfort of your own home. With fun drink names like ‘Tea Time’ and ‘Honey I’m Home,’ Hits Different offers cocktails that are both pleasing to the eye and made with quality ingredients. And you can drink them in your pajamas.
Stingray Lounge | 1210 Washington St, Hoboken
Upscale cocktail bar Stingray Lounge allows you to bring the high-quality libations right to your own home. At-home options include classics like the Moscow Mule and the Penicillin, as well as more unique options like The Sting Lemonade (made with blueberry) and a Botanist Gin-based Mother of Pearl.
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Tippled Sweets | Online
Tippled Sweets specializes in Boozy desserts with the fun tagline, ‘Have your cocktail and eat it too!’ From frozen treats to pastries, Tipple Sweets gives anyone with a sweet tooth a chance to doubly indulge in both dessert and alcohol. While delivery isn’t available for Tipple Sweets just yet, The Hoboken Girl got word that a delivery service will be coming soon this summer, so be sure to keep your eyes out.