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The Best Martini Spots in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Hannah Taub
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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. Lucky for us, Hoboken and Jersey City have quite a 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.

Hoboken

10th + Willow | 935 Willow Avenue

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10th + Willow is an ideal spot for a cucumber martini nightcap (or a spot to get the night started if you’re a late bloomer). This long-standing bar/restaurant is known for its martinis and buffalo shrimp (together or separately), and is a great spot to dance the night away — depending on the night, if that’s your thing.

Augustino’s | 1104 Washington Street

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Augustino’s is known around town as a highly-coveted dining spot — partially because it’s tough to get a table (it’s tiny inside) but also because the food is so delicious. The martinis here are just as good as the food. We also highly, highly recommend finishing off the meal with some ice box pie.

Antique Bar + Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue

Antique Bar + Bakery is a true Hoboken gem. The eatery is known for amazing dishes like steaks and fish 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.

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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.

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.

Dear Maud | 205 1st Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This neighborhood eatery and craft cocktail bar has owners that first made their way in New York City, and brought their cocktail magic to Hoboken. Martini options here include the Maud’s Pickled Martini, the Cold Brew Martini, and more. HG Tip: Try out the Rose Pickled Dirty Martini with the cheese or meat board.

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. 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.

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. Try out its martini selection, it’s delicious and IG-worthy.

La Boheme | 233 Clinton Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This South of France-inspired locale in Hoboken serves up martinis — including espresso martinis. The food here is also a must if you’re looking to start your evening off with some wood-fired flatbreads or other sustenance.

Little Bar | 1401 Hudson Street

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Founded by the same team behind Halifax, Little Bar has a variety of drink choices and seafood selections. One of our favorites from here is the “She’s-SO Lim-N Ly-Chee” with grey goose vodka lychee chung, + shiso (pictured above). Another option is the “Martini Served Frank’s Way, Joe’s Way… My Way” —  Frank’s way is with Beefeater Gin + Dolin on the rocks, Joe’s way is with Sapphire Gin + Dolin served straight up.

The Madison Bar + Grill | 1316 Washington Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Madison Bar + Grill serves up dirty martinis as well as a variety of espresso martinis (which are $10 every Thursday). One of the options is an only-in-Jersey twist on an espresso martini — with shaved parmesan cheese on top.

Metropolis | 96 River Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This multi-level restaurant and bar also has a rooftop and serves various types of martinis — including a Hot N Dirty Martini and an Apple Martini.

Northern Soul Kitchen + Bar | 700 1st Street

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 are a local favorite. There are also regular martinis too.

Olivia’s | 1038 Garden Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you can score a reservation, Olivia’s has some top-notch mixology. Try out the Oliva’s Espresso Martini with vodka, Kahlua, and Owen’s Espresso. Olivia’s refers to the drink as “The Best in Hoboken…Maybe even the world!”

Sirenetta | 1039 Washington Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sirenetta is a local favorite with a great atmosphere, friendly service, Italian cuisine, and delicious cocktails. On Mondays, Sirenetta has martinis for $10 all night long. Some martini options include a mermaid martini, a French martini, a James Bond martini, an olive oil martini, and a chocolate martini.

 

 

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.

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.

Jersey City

143 Social | 143 Newark Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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While the captivating wallpaper, plush seating, and dimly-lit ambiance fill the room, this speakeasy is brought to life with the buzzing crowd, an electric fireplace in the center of the room, and a decorative bar lined with a selection of the finest spirits. Martini options here include the Number 27 with Skyy Vodka, cold brew, nougat syrup, + creme de noyaux, or the Number Eighteen with Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin, mirto, cranberry tonka cordial, lemon, + saline.

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

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Whether you’re 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.

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. Be sure to pair a meal with a martini.

Laico’s | 67 Terhune Avenue

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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.

Liberty Prime Steakhouse | 111 Montgomery Street

We love a steakhouse, and this Jersey City gem does not disappoint. There is a variety of martini choices to pick and choose from. Liberty Prime Steakhouse’s lineup includes Lychee Martini, Espresso Martini, Strawberry Lemonade Martini, Watermelon Martini, and a Tiramisu Martini — to satisfy any sweet tooth craving.

Lokal | 2 2nd Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This spot has stunning waterfront views of the NYC skyline, plus a delicious variety of martinis — choose from options like a Lychee Martini, a regular martini, and an espresso martini, among others. Lokal is also serving up some great modern American cuisine.

Madame | 390 4th Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Madame is a French bistro that serves up shareable plates and handcrafted cocktails. The espresso martini here includes Tito’s, Cafe Borghetti, + baking spices.

Maddy Rose Restaurant at Liberty House | 76 Audrey Zapp Drive

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Maddy Rose is a Jersey City restaurant and bar with coastal cuisine, craft beverages, and a vibrant atmosphere. The Frosty Hour Espresso Tower serves four and includes Reposado Tequila, cold brew liqueur, espresso, cinnamon syrup, + vanilla liqueur — a must-try when visiting this JC spot. Customers can also get regular espresso martinis here.

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.

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South House | 149 Newark Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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South House brings southern vibes to Jersey City with Austin, Texas-fusion-inspired menu items. This bar is known for its ‘farm to glass’ specialty cocktails. Options include regular martinis, espresso martinis, and more.

Under the Boot | 116 Newark Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Under the Boot describes itself as a “Southern twist on a historic concept…awoken by effervescent highballs and spirited conversation.” The permanent addition to the Jersey City Southern-style eatery Boots + Bones serves up “The Bootlegger” martini with Empress Gin, ume, lavender-infused cordial, dry vermouth, + fresh lemon juice.

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