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Madison Bar + Grill: Daytime Eats and Late Night Beats

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Hoboken is home to some of the best restaurants and bars, but also has some of the most sought after nightlife, making the Mile Square a sweet spot for locals {and, of course, out-of-towners}. But what about a place that has both? We’ve found that people who love The Madison Bar and Grill for its awesome eats, don’t know that it always has a packed and lively night scene — and vise versa. The Madison, at 14th + Washington, is who we all wish we were — a crazy party at night, but cleaned up and classy for brunch in the morning {share your secrets, Madison!}. Because this is such an iconic Hoboken spot, we’re taking you inside both sides of the Madison for daytime eats and late night beats… and we mean late, they’re open until 3:30AM.  


Originally opening its doors as the Madison Hotel in the 1950s, this local hot spot has plenty of charm from yesteryear, adding to its standing as a Hoboken staple. However, the location has been a bar and grill in Hoboken since the ’90s {more on the history of The Madison here}. Now, let’s get to the food. Whether you’re looking for a hot date night spot, a boozy brunch buffet with your family, or a casual dinner with your squad, the menu at The Madison has something for everyone. From a black bean veggie burger and the porky Balboa sandwich, to short rib ricotta ravioli and their signature chicken parm, you really won’t be disappointed with your order. If brunch is your thing, then you won’t be intimidated by their incredible buffet selections, including oysters, eggs benedict, crème brulee French toast, breakfast burritos, and a chocolate fondue fountain — just to name a few.


And we’d be remiss not to mention the cocktails. These bartenders are slingin’ some of the best drinks in the Mile Square – we mean, hello, they were one of the first ones in town to have Frosé.

While good food is one of the things Hoboken is best known for {next to brunch and parking tickets}, so is a great night life scene. But don’t be fooled by The Madison’s family-oriented vibes during the day, because once 10:00PM rolls around, this place becomes a packed dance floor, with plenty of space to chill to the best music in the area. From throwbacks to hip hop and everything in between, you’re guaranteed to have fun ending your night here… and you will definitely end your night here, since they’re open until 3:30AM. Just be forewarned, they stop letting people in at 2:00AM.

While the floor will be sticky from spilled drinks and the place will be crowded, ladies, listen upThe Madison does not admit men that are under the age of 25. If you’re tired of getting hit on by guys who pretty much just got their license, THIS. IS. YOUR. SPOT. Oh, and there’s no line. Ever.


Ready for some HG insider info? Of course you are. They do $30 bottles of champagne, and if you’re reeeeally nice, the bartender will make you a champagne tower. Ohhhh, you fancy! And just one more little reason to head to The Madison: their witty signage. See proof below.


All in all, The Madison has it all: Food? Check. Drinks? Check. Awesome night scene? Check. Really cute fall decor, Double check. {No, we’re not kidding. This stuff matters in Hoboken.}


Are you heading to The Madison? Share your experience with us on IG @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!


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Daria moved to Hoboken with two of her best friends and considers it to be the best decision she’s ever made. As a total foodie, Daria has made it her mission to try every restaurant in Hoboken, and beyond. Having a Dad as a chef, (imagine three-course meals every night) she says that her love for food is basically in her DNA. At this point, anyone who knows her already understands that they automatically have to offer her a bite (or two) of whatever they’re eating. When she’s not eating or researching the menus of new restaurants, you can find her either running along the waterfront, taking a stroll along Washington St. or working in the city as a publicist.

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