Nothing beats going out with your friends and ordering a killer martini – after all, there’s a reason it’s one of the most popular cocktails in the world. The clean profile of the vodka makes for the perfect base to add any flavor to. Lucky for us, Hoboken and Jersey City have quite the list of places where you can find the perfect martini for your taste. Dirty, shaken, stirred, espresso — they’re all here. Read on for a guide to the best martinis in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Antique Bar & Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue
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Antique Bar & Bakery is a true Hoboken gem. The eatery is known for amazing dishes like steaks and fishes that come right out of the woodfired oven. The vibes are cool, and the cocktails are yummy. Sipping on a martini at this spot on a Saturday night is always the right move. Reservations are hard to come by, so book ahead.
Belo Bar | 104 Hudson Street
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This gem specializes in epic drinks. Aside from the IG-worthy decor and comedy nights, Belo Bar is known to serve up delicious drinks, including martinis.
Del Frisco’s Grille | 221 River Street
Take it dry, dirty, shaken or stirred, take yourself to Del Frisco’s Grille for their epic martinis along the beautiful waterfront.
Dino + Harry’s | 163 14th Street
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Steaks are the #1 here, but so are the drinks at Dino’s — and old-school vibes, of course. On nights when you’re looking for some live music, you might find a piano player tickling the ivories. End your meal with a Snowboken, of course. HG Tip: Order the dirty!
Grand Vin | 500 Grand Street
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Oh, Grand Vin. Hoboken adores this restaurant and wine bar. The ambiance is chic and cozy, the food is always on point, and the drinks are fabulous. Come for the wine, stay for the martinis. The dirty martinis do not disappoint and pair great with the short ribs. HG Tip: Grand Vin makes a killer espresso martini that will keep you coming back for more.
Il Tavolo di Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street
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Delicious Italian cuisine, spacious outdoor seating, and strong cocktails – Il Tavolo is killing it. Opt for The Lychee martini, it’s delicious and IG-worthy.
Northern Soul Kitchen + Bar | 700 1st Street
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Come for the buffalo cauliflower – stay for the espresso martinis. Visit Northern Soul for a chill day or night out with friends. The vibe is everything here, along with the welcoming staff – while the espresso martinis a local favorite.
Sirenetta | 1039 Washington Street
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A local favorite that offers a great atmosphere, friendly service, Italian cuisine, and delicious cocktails. HG Tip: Get the pride-tini during Pride Month!
Stingray Lounge | 1210 Washington Street
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Stingray Lounge is an underrated spot for intimate vibes and fresh seafood. Stingray’s cocktail game is on-point, and the lounge also happens to have some of the freshest oysters in the area. It is the ultimate spot for a date night to enjoy small plates, paired with a martini or two.
The Madison Bar + Grill | 1316 Washington Street
The Madison is the go-to spot for all the vibes and post-dinner drinks. HG Tip: Ask for Matt and get a blue cheese olive dirty martini. They’re strong – as they should be!
Union Hall | 306 Sinatra Drive
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Union Hall has the views, but you should also stay for the drinks. Appetizers and martinis after a long day at work (or working from home) make everything better. From dirty martinis to classic ones with a twist, this place does it all.
Barbès | 1300 Park Avenue
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Barbès is a French & Morrocan-inspired restaurant with unique dishes and tasty beverages. From the second you walk in, you truly feel right at home. And when you sit at the bar, the real magic happens. The bartenders love to make a cocktail that suits you. If you are feeling a martini, this scene is the place for it. The team will make a martini however you’d like it and add their own, individual twist. HG Tip: Order the Rockin Moroccan, but ask for it in a martini glass.
Sushi Lounge Hoboken | 200 Hudson Street
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Everyone enjoys a good saki + sushi pairing, and Sushi Lounge in Hoboken takes it to the next level with martinis — pairing perfectly with the sushi. The eatery also serves up classic lychee martinis if you prefer something sweeter. HG Tip: Order the sakitini, martini infused with saki, and cucumbers.
Dullboy | 364 Grove Street
Dullboy in Jersey City is mixing up some creative and fun cocktails. This gem also has small plates to soak up the booze, like shrimp bao buns and sweet potato hummus. The cocktails are super different and flavorful, and the martinis are nice and robust.
Edward’s Steakhouse | 239 Marin Boulevard
Whether your dining in or staying outside, Edward’s Steakhouse in Jersey City offers a dreamy ambiance, well-cooked steak, and ice-cold martinis. Take a seat at the outdoor bar and sip on the martini of your choosing.
Liberty Prime Steakhouse | 111 Montgomery Street
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We love a steakhouse, and this Jersey City gem does not disappoint! There is nothing like a filet with blue cheese stuffed olive martini on the side. Pop on over to Liberty Prime Steakhouse and take a bite (and sip) out of what the eatery has to offer.
Laico’s | 67 Terhune Avenue
If you are in the mood for Italian cuisine – including dishes like chicken Francese or rigatoni arrabbiata with shrimp – head to Laico’s and order a martini to complete the meal. This local spot is a must-try at West Side.
Madame Claude Bis | 390 4th Street
Beyond the exquisite French food at this Jersey City spot, Madame Claude Bis serves up some incredible martinis — especially it’s dirty. One of the coziest spots to enjoy downtown, it’s a go-to for a meal + cocktail situation if you’re in the mood.
Matthews Food & Drink | 351 Grove Street
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Matthews is known for its incredible brunch and glittery cocktails. There’s also a fantastic espresso martini with cinnamon. HG Tip: Technically the ’80s glam glitter cocktail is not a martini, but it’s STILL the most noteworthy shop stopper.
Roman Nose | 125 Newark Avenue
Authentic Italian food in Jersey City paired with espresso martinis? Yes, please. Roman Nose is serving up all the pasta and tasty wine. After you fill up on the food, order an espresso martini for dessert and kick that food coma to the side.
The Hamilton Inn | 708 Jersey Avenue
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The Hamilton Inn does it all, from a finger-licking good brunch to an extensive selection of burgers. If you are a dirty martini lover, pull up a chair. HG Tip: Ask for the Maria Reynolds martini, aka a “very dirty” martini, with lots of blue cheese olives.