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These Hoboken Bars Allow Dogs

by Jennifer Tripucka
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When it comes to going out with your wingman, there truly may be no better wingman ever in life than your dog. Seriously though, just walking down the street with a dog (as a man or a woman), you’re guaranteed to get stopped on the reg by adoring ladies and gents. So when nightfall comes and you’re trying to enjoy a nice evening out with a few cold ones or cocktails, take note of these Hoboken bars that actually allow dogs to be patrons.

The question you may be wondering, however, is “Why do some bars allow dogs (and not others)?” The answer and reason, we’ve gathered, is food. If the bar serves food, chances are your little buddy is not allowed in as that would be a health code violation.

Ale House | 1034 Willow Avenue

the ale house

One of the only uptown spots that allow dogs, the Ale House is super dog friendly and doesn’t usually have an insane crowd where your dog would feel skittish or overwhelmed. The bar boasts a pool table, jukebox, and shuffleboard, so you can keep yourself entertained for a good portion of the night. Just be careful in the darts area, which could be a bit dangerous with rogue darts for your pup.

Cork City | 239 Bloomfield Street

cork city

A beer-lover’s heaven (and a bit of a break from the typical downtown Hoboken bar scene), Cork City offers 150 varieties of bottles and is a bit off the beaten path — of course, it allows dogs. Cork City also has a rotating tap, so the beer options differ on a routine basis. Puppies and new beer to try? Win/Win!

Read More: A List of Dog-Friendly Beaches + Day Trips in New Jersey

Louise and Jerry’s | 329 Washington Street

louise and jerry's hoboken

A self-proclaimed dive bar, L&J’s is located on Washington Street and is well-known to be super dog-friendly. In fact, the bar has even hosted a doggie costume contest in the past. It has a jukebox, straightforward drinks, and a lowkey crowd — plus, a pool table in case your pup wants to cheer you on as you pool shark the crowd.

Mulligan’s | 159 1st Street


For the dog that is into soccer (football!) and watching the game on TV, Mulligan’s is your downtown spot. You can cheer on your football team at early hours in the AM with your pup by your side. Mulligan’s opens at odd hours to make sure you can catch the games in other time zones.

Tally Ho | 215 Washington Street

Tally Ho

If you happen to be strolling along Washington Street with your pup and feeling a bit thirsty, pop into Tally Ho. This popular downtown spot offers Saturday Yappy Hours where “Dogs are welcome, humans are tolerated.” The specials run from 2PM – 6PM and include $15 pitchers and $7 mimosas. The event also serves as a fundraiser for Liberty Humane Society, as $1 from every pitcher is donated.

See More: How to Register Your Dog for Therapy Certification Training in Hudson County

Schmitty’s | 359 1st Street

schmittys hoboken dog friendly bar nags head

Nag’s Head Pub closed after 22 years of service but Schmitty’s has taken its place. This bar has a focus on microbrewery beers and a unique outdoor space in the area. And yes, your four-legged friend is most certainly allowed here.

PSA from HG: Taking your dog to the bar is lots of fun. You’ll probably enjoy it. They *may* even enjoy it, too. But, if it’s a night where they’re playing loud music and it’s really crowded, it’s probably best to leave Fido at home. It’s all fun and games until someone steps on a paw or your dog is permanently traumatized by super loud music. Just be mindful that our little furry friends are a lot more sensitive to crowds and noise than we are.

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