Your Guide to College-Affiliated Football Bars in Hoboken

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We all know there are plenty of bars to watch Sunday football within the Mile Square, — but when it comes to college football it can be difficult to navigate where to watch your favorite team. Whether you’re looking to cheer on New Jersey’s Scarlet Knights or The Fighting Irish, we’ve rounded up a list of local spots and their home teams for all your college football needs. Here’s your guide to college-affiliated football bars in Hoboken:

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Where to watch…

Rutgers University There are plenty of local bars to rock your red and chant R-U rah rah with fellow Scarlet Knights. Check them out at the following spots:

  • Cadillac Cantina {80 River Street}
  • The Winston {72 Hudson Street}
  • Tally Ho {215 Washington Street}

West Virginia University — To cheer on the Mountaineers, take Hoboken’s country roads to Green Rock.

  • Green Rock {70 Hudson Street}

Penn State — We Are Penn State!! Hoboken is home to many Penn State fans and luckily enough there are just as many local spots to cheer on the men in blue and white.    

  • Texas Arizona {76 River Street}
  • Village Pourhouse {205 First Street}
  • The Ale House {1034 Willow Avenue}

Notre Dame — Don’t waste time traveling all the way to South Bend, Indiana when you can post up at Ferryman on First or Shepard + The Knucklehead to watch The Fighting Irish with Hoboken’s large fan base.

  • Ferryman on First {94 Bloomfield Street}
  • Shepherd + The Knucklehead {1313 Willow Street}
  • Louise & Jerry’s {329 Washington Street}

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University of Delaware — The Fightin’ Blue Hens have been a powerhouse in the FCS this year. Will their lucky streak last? Continue to root them on at The Ale House. 

  • The Ale House {1034 Willow Street}

University of MiamiThe U may be having a down year, but don’t let that stop you from continuing to root them on with fellow Cane fans at The Shannon.

  • The Shannon {106 First Street}

University of Michigan — 2018 proves to be the year for Jim Harbaugh to finally lead the Michigan Wolverines to a win over rival Ohio State, a big ten title and ultimately a chance in the college football playoffs.

  • McSwiggan’s Pub {110 First Street}

University of Alabama — Roll Tide! As the most dominant college football team within the last decade, Nick Sabon looks to continue leading his team to another National Championship.

  • The Dubliner {96 River Street}

Syracuse University — After the Carrier Dome, The Shannon is the next best place to watch the Syracuse Orange.

  • The Shannon {106 First Street}

Clemson University — Will Freshman Trevor Lawrence be able to lead the #2 ranked Clemson Tigers to another ACC title as well as a chance to battle Alabama for a National Championship? Watch them at 8th Street Tavern to find out!

  • 8th Street Tavern {800 Washington Street}

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When Tersey moved to Hoboken over 6 years ago, she was working within the luxury retail marketing industry for brands such as Jimmy Choo and David Yurman. A year ago, Tersey took a leap a faith and decided to pursue her passion for Interior Design and has been working towards receiving her certificate of Interior Design and Architectural Studies at Parsons The New School in NYC. In between her studies, Tersey also works as a freelance product stylist and photographer. When not buried in a design project, Tersey can be can be found sweating it out on a Soul Cycle bike, strolling down Washington Street walking her two French Bulldogs named Molly & Ruby, or dining out at her favorite local restaurants with her husband.