The Best Martini Spots in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Believe it or not, winter is coming. We have said farewell to frosé and had our share of all the pumpkin beers. Martinis are up next! Nothing beats a martini on a cold winter night at a {socially-distant} bar with your friends {six feet apart}. 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.

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Hoboken Martinis

Antique Bar & Bakery {122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}

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Antique Bar & Bakery is a true Hoboken gem. They are known for their amazing dishes like steaks and fishes that come right out of their 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, Hoboken}

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This gem specializes in epic drinks. Aside from the Manhattan-style decor and comedy nights, Belo Bar is known to serve up delicious drinks, including martinis.

Dino + Harry’s {163 14th Street, Hoboken}

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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, obviously.

Grand Vin {500 Grand Street, Hoboken}

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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. Their 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. 

Northern Soul Kitchen + Bar {700 1st Street, Hoboken}

Come for the buffalo cauliflower – stay for the espresso martinis. Visit Northern Soul‘s new Soul Shacks 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. The perfect way to end your visit? With their shareable s’mores dessert.

Stingray Lounge {1210 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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Stingray Lounge is an underrated spot for intimate vibes and fresh seafood. Their cocktail game is on-point, and they happen 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.

Read More: Your Guide to Beer and Wine Delivery in Hoboken + Jersey City

The Madison Bar + Grill {1316 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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Everyone knows 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 are strong but too good to pass up. 

Union Hall {306 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken}

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You go to Union Hall for the views, but you stay for the drinks. Appetizers and martinis after a long day at work {or working from home} makes everything better. From dirty martinis to classic ones with a twist, this place does it all.

Barbès {1300 Park Avenue, Hoboken}

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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. They 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, Hoboken}

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Everyone enjoys a good saki + sushi pairing, and Sushi Lounge in Hoboken takes it to the next level with their martinis — pairing perfectly with their sushi. They also serve up classic lychee martinis if you prefer something sweeter. 

HG Tip: Order the sakitini, martini infused with saki, and cucumbers.

Jersey City Martinis

Dullboy {364 Grove Street, Jersey City}

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Dullboy in Jersey City is mixing up some creative and fun cocktails. They have small plates to soak up the booze, like shrimp bao buns and sweet potato hummus. The cocktails are super different and flavorful, and their martinis are nice and robust. They have a fantastic outdoor set up with heat lamps and outdoor movie nights every Sunday. 

Edward’s Steakhouse {239 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City}

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Whether your dining in or staying outside this holiday season, Edward’s Steakhouse in Jersey City offers a dreamy ambiance, well-cooked steak, and ice-cold martinis. Take a seat at their outdoor bar and sip on the martini of your choosing. Our Managing Editor, Amanda Lederman, is sure it’s one of the best dirty martinis she’s ever had. 

Liberty Prime Steakhouse {111 Montgomery Street, Jersey City}

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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 they have to offer.

Madame Claude Bis

Beyond the exquisite French food at this Jersey City spot, Madame Claude Bis serves up some incredible martinis — especially its 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, Jersey City}

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Matthews is known for its incredible brunch and glittery cocktails. They also have a fantastic espresso martini with cinnamon.

HG Tip: Technically the ’80s glam glitter cocktail is not a martini, but it’s STILL their most noteworthy shop stopper.

See More: Your Guide to Wineries + Breweries Near Hoboken + Jersey City

Roman Nose {125 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

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, Jersey City}

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The Hamilton Inn does it all, from a finger-licking good brunch to their 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. 

Are you shaken and stirred by this list? Let us know if there’s a place we’ve missed.

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Hannah is a Jersey girl at heart. She grew up in Marlboro New Jersey and moved to Hoboken just three months after graduating from SUNY Cortland. She has been living in Hoboken for four years now and never intends to leave. Hannah works in advertising in NYC, but her real passion is all things food and wine. When she’s not at work, you can find Hannah taking pictures of food and posting on her blog @talkdirty2yourfood. You can also find her at Powerflow Hot Yoga or having a glass of wine at a local bar or restaurant around Hoboken.