• Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Hoboken {+ Get Your Green Fix}

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    Irish or not, sometimes you just can’t help but join in on the green fun come St. Patrick’s Day. The Mile Square is jam-packed with Irish pubs who show their pride on any given day, but when it comes this green holiday — they go all out. If you’re not into the whole bar scene but still want to get your green on, indulge in some corned beef and cabbage at some local faves or grab a green bagel smothered in cream cheese. Which ever way you celebrate, we’ve got you covered — check out our list of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Hoboken this year:

    Drink Like the Irish:

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    Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street}

    Willie McBride’s is a great Irish-pub to hang at any night, but on St. Patrick’s Day they will have live music ALL DAY {starting at 2PM} including The Nerds who will be performing at 11PM.

    The Ainsworth {310 Sinatra Drive}

    Double the celebration — The Ainsworth is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day + March Madness Viewing Party on Saturday, March 17th.

    Black Bear {205 Washington Street}

    Let’s be real — you probably have plans to spend your Saturday at Black Bear anyway, so as a bonus enjoy Irish food specials all day, green Bud Light drafts for $5, Guinness Draughts for $6 and Irish Car Bombs for $8

    Mills Tavern {125 Washington Street}

    You don’t have to be at an Irish pub to enjoy all that St. Patrick’s Day has to offer — this Saturday get Irish food specials, $4 green beers, $5 green tea Shots and $6 Guinness Draughts at Mills Tavern.

    Brewshot at the Cast Iron Lofts {837 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City}

    Brewshot at the Cast Iron Lofts building {seconds away from Hoboken} will have live music, drink specials, games, and Irish coffee this Saturday, March 17th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

    St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl {Hoboken}

    Registration Point:

    Ainsworth Hoboken {310 Sinatra Drive} 12PM-8PM

    Participating Bars:

    Ainsworth Hoboken {310 Sinatra Drive} 12PM-2AM

    Mikes Wild Moose Saloon {30 Newark Street} 12PM-8PM

    Cadillac Cantina {80 River Street} 12PM-8PM

    Texas Arizona {76 River Street} 12PM-8PM

    The Hub Sports Venue {16 Hudson Place} 12PM-8PM

    Venti Woodstone {20 Hudson Place} 12PM-2AM

    And of course, a list of Irish pubs in Hoboken:

    Mulligans

    The Dub Pub

    Willie McBride’s

    Carpe Diem

    McSwiggan’s

    Finnegans

    Moran’s

    The Nag’s Head

    Greek Rock Tap + Grill

    Scotland Yard

    The Shannon

    Eat Like the Irish:

    hoboken st patrick's day corned beef and cabbage

    READ: St. Patrick’s Day {Recipes} Corned Beef and Cabbage + Irish Soda Bread

    Court Street {61 6th Street}

    Court Street serves up their traditional corned beef and cabbage once a year for St. Patrick’s Day, so stop by Saturday, March 17th or you’ll have to wait til’ next year {and you wont want to miss out — its gooooood}.

    Onieal’s {343 Park Ave}

    Head to Onieal’s, an off the beaten-path delight, for a warm and comforting shepherd’s pie that is a regular staple on their menu.

    Carpe Diem {1405 Grand Street}

    This cozy pub features Irish favorites on their menu like shepherd’s pie and fish + chips. Also check out their “pasties” appetizer, a puff pastry filled with seasoned ground beef and potatoes, served with gravy {think: portable shepherd’s pie — yum}.

    Tony Baloney’s {263 1st Street}

    This famous pizza-joint known for their unique creations obviiiii has something amazing up their sleeves for St. Patrick’s Day. Behold — the Evil Leprechaun pizza with 12 hour Guinness braised corned beef, stout mustard, pickled kraut, caraway seed rye crust, and Irish white cheddar. Even better, these same ingredients are also available on fries and a sub — yup.

    Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City}

    Zeppelin Hall isn’t just celebrating the day of, but they have an entire week dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day. They have created an entire Irish-inspired menu that includes corned beef and cabbage, fish + chips, Reuben sandwich, and more, available March 14th-18th. On Saturday, the 17th, they will have live Irish music and green beer {yes, you heard that right} to celebrate.

    For Breakfast:

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    Give your taylor ham, egg, + cheese a makeover with a green bagel at various bagel shops in town including, O’Bagel, Bagels on the Hudson, + JP’s Bagel Express.

    Indulge in some classic corned beef hash available all throughout town at breakfast/brunch spots like The Malibu Diner, Willie McBride’s, and Schnackenberg’s.

    Make it Yourself:

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    If you’re staying in but still want to enjoy some good ol’ Irish fare — pick up some Irish-inspired ingredients while doing your weekly food shopping. Supermarkets like Kings and Trader Joes have displays consisting of everything you’d need for a St. Patrick’s Day meal, complete with corned beef and cabbage.

    Or, if you’re more on the healthy side this holiday — check out this super simple recipe for Green Lentil Penne with Deconstructed Pesto from Explore Cuisine. You can find the lentil penne at Organic Basic Foods in Hoboken.

    Green Treats:

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    Schnackenberg’s {1110 Washington Street}

    Green cookies, green cupcakes, and a festive Lucky Charms milkshake {above}, oh my — definitely make Schnackenberg’s one of your green-stops this holiday as they are serving up homemade green treats that are sure to please.

    Carlo’s Bakery {95 Washington Street}

    This Hoboken-staple gets festive for every holiday and St. Patrick’s Day is no different. Stop in for some themed cupcakes and Irish soda bread — and remember to skip the line with your Hoboken ID.

    Sweet {343 Garden Street}

    Sweet’s treats never disappoint {in both taste and appearance} and for the green-holiday they are baking up some adorably decorated themed cookies in the shapes of shamrocks and green + orange mustaches.

    Choc O Pain {in Hoboken + Jersey City}

    This bakery whips up scrumptious baked goods on a daily basis, so of course they’re baking fresh Irish Soda bread in honor of the holiday. Pick up a loaf from one of their 4 {yes, 4!} locations in Hoboken and Jersey City to go with your Irish-meal.

    Milk Sugar Love {19 McWilliams Place, Jersey City}

    Take a quick trip to Jersey City this St. Patrick’s Day and try the festive “Mint Macs” they are whipping up {a green-twist on their regular macaroon ice-cream sandwiches} as well as their minty Frosty Clover milkshake.

    See More: Chic Ways to Add Green to Your Look on St. Paddy’s Day

    Accessorize:

    st patricks day hoboken bracelets

    Our Whole Heart {Hoboken-Based Etsy Shop}

    Snag yourself an *adorable* shamrock bracelet from this Hoboken-based Etsy store — they are 20% off right now, just sayin‘.

    Washington General Store {509 Washington Street}

    Hoboken’s Washington General store is one of our go-to gift spot for any occasion, and they have some cute green totes to shop for St. Patrick’s Day this year.

    Target {100 14th Street, Jersey City}

    Ok, we know you’re here on the weekends anyway {we get it, no shame} so it’s only a given that we include good ol’ Tarjay on the list. Their dollar spot  *insert angels singing here* has an entire section of cheap {but adorable} St. Patrick’s Day accessories from headbands, to decor for your party.

    How {or where} will you be spending St. Patty’s Day this year? Share with us in the comments!


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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


    One comment

    • I wouldn’t typically comment, but please please don’t say “Eat like the Irish” and suggest where you can get corned beef. It is not an Irish dish – it’s been associated with Irish people here in America, but it is not a traditional Irish meal. Love this Blog, so please don’t think I’m being disparaging happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️❤️

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