• Memorial Day 2019: Hoboken + Jersey City Spots Open Monday

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    Memorial Day is officially here and we have been anxiously awaiting this unofficial start to summer. While most people will be trekking down to the Jersey Shore, there are tons of places to hit up if you’re staying local for Memorial Day Weekend 2019 in Hoboken and Jersey City. Check out some of these hot spots for some outdoor {+ indoor fun} and let the party begin. Keep reading for the local spots open on Memorial Day Monday in Hoboken + Jersey City.

    Hoboken

    Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street}

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    Burger Monday is in full swing this Memorial Day Weekend and we are all about it. The burgers are juicy AF {remember — calories don’t count on holiday weekends} and are paired with truffle fries that will rock your world. One of the restaurant’s best burgers is the Big Boy Blue {with sharp blue cheese and caramelized onions} and we’d recommend trying one out. Bin 14 is also offering $6 wines, which pair perfectly together with the burger counterpart. The eatery will also be serving its traditional brunch on Monday as well. Stop by from 11:00AM-4:00PM to enjoy their delicious brunch plates. 

    City Bistro {56 14th Street} 

    This uptown locale will be open this Memorial Day serving up its declicious menu items. Opt for some savory chicken meatballs or chicken wings, before tucking into an order of pork chop Milanese or fettuccine with blackened shrimp. Either way, your stomach won’t be disappointed this Memorial Day.

    Coco Havana {32 Newark Street}

    This downtown eatery will be offering half off of all food and drinks on the Memorial Day Monday. The appetizer sampler is a great option for groups. Choose from four different apps — Cuban garlic shrimp, chorizo salteado, tostones + guacamole, and grilled Mexican style are all great options. As for an entrée, the arroz con pollo and the Havana paella are out of this world. Enjoy all of these delicioso treats at half off on Monday.

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    Cucharamama {233 Clinton Street}

    Cucharamama is a gorgeous indoor/outdoor spot to dine and drink this Memorial Day Weekend. It will be open Monday from 5:00PM-10:00PM. This authentic South American menu will blow you away. If you are into Ceviche, definitely try theirs. The pastel de choclo {Chileno Chilean beef and chicken potpie with a fresh corn crust} is so unique and delicious. The restaurant offers a full bar menu and has a nice blend of Latino based drinks for you to enjoy all day long, too.

    G Millz Boken Roadhouse {61 Jackson Street}

    If you are in the southwest end of Hoboken looking for a good time, G Millz is always a great spot to kick back and enjoy the day. It will be offering a half-priced menu from 5:00PM-9:00PM on Monday night, which happens every week. G Millz is known to have a killer brunch and a classic menu filled with tons of options. It also has some of the best drinks and specials around. If you are looking to chill with some friends — inside or out — G Millz is the spot.

    Halifax {225 River Street}

    Halifax always knows how to throw a classy, yet boozy meal and will be keeping up the standard through Memorial Day Weekend. Lunch will officially begin at 11:00PM and dinner from 5:00PM to close. This Monday, Halifax will be open for lunch from 11:00AM-3:00PM. Be sure to order one of their specialty cocktails. The Ume Breeze {ashaki, ume, amazake, + egg whites} is delicious.

    Johnny Pepperoni {219 11th Street}

    This Hoboken eatery will be open for business this Memorial Day to treat locals and tourists alike to some delicious Italian dishes. Think eggplant parigiana, chicken parm, and asparagus + ricotta pie, and so much more to satiate your appetite with.

    La Isla {25 12th Street}

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    La Isla will be open during regular business hours this weekend in the Uptown location. If you are looking for great Cuban food and unique drinks, head to La Isla. Some of our favorite dishes include the paella and the churrasco con chimichurri {marinated grilled skirt steak topped with chopped raw onions and an Argentinian steak sauce.} La Isla will be open on Monday starting at 5:00PM for dinner and drinks. We love getting dressed up and dining at this uptown hotspot. 

    Pier 13 {1301 Sinatra Drive North}

    Pier 13 will be throwing down in typical Pier fashion — with tons of drink specials. As usual, the Pier will be the spot to be this Memorial Day Weekend. Nothing beats day drinking with your friends in the {almost} summer sunshine and the pier will be open all weekend. On Monday, the Pier will be open from 4:00PM-11:00PM, so be ready to enjoy bites from tasty food trucks, like Cubano X-Press.

    Pilsener Haus + Biergarten {1422 Grand Street}

    It’s always a good time at The Biergarten. Round up your troops and enjoy an authentic culinary and drinking experience right in your own backyard. The patio and indoor space is open and will be serving up its regular food and drink menu. Plus, this locale will be offering an all-day happy hour from 1:00PM to close on Monday and will have $5 beers, $6 wines, + $7 Haus cocktails.

    Shaka Bowl {720 Monroe Street + 110 Washington Street} 

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    Get your poké bowl fix this Memorial Day, as Shaaka Bowl will be open for businesses this Monday. Grab yourself a savory ahi tuna bowl or spice things up with the spicy Shaka sauce. If you’re craving something sweet, order one of the many delicious açai bowls on the menu.

    Saku {936 Park Avenue}

    Saku is Hoboken’s newest sushi spot and will be serving the later crowd on Memorial Day Weekend. Over the weekend Saku will be featuring a Japanese beer battered hamachi with coleslaw and avocado spread on whole grain bread + fries. If you are looking for an eclectic mix of sushi and drinks, swing by Saku. Trust us, you will be glad you did. The atmosphere alone is second to none and the food is unbeatable.

    The Dubliner {96 River Street}

    We love this local bar and they will, indeed, be participating in the Memorial Day Weekend festivities. Here’s to hoping that the weather will be nonstop sunshine so we can enjoy the rooftop bar with friends. Regular hours and specials will be in effect — you know the deal. Drink, eat, and soak up the sun at this downtown rooftop hot spot.  On Monday, doors will open at 4:00PM, so be ready for some serious fun to end the long weekend.

    Urban Coalhouse {116 14th Street}

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    Urban Coalhouse will be open all Memorial Day Weekend and will be serving up its regular food and drink menus. The eatery’s artisan pies are outstanding and epic. The Don Gregorio {sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, San Marzano tomatoes, + fresh mozz} and the cauliflower {roasted cauliflower, a blend of mozzarella and provolone, + gremolata} are TDF. Urban Coalhouse will also have its regular drink menu available filled with crafted cocktails, beers, sangrias, and wines. Doors will open at 11:00AM on Monday for brunch.

    Wicked Wolf {120 Sinatra Drive}

    Wicked Wolf will be doing a Military Appreciation Special through Monday and includes a 50% off discount for all active military and veterans. It will also be serving up its Mega Mules and All-American Fishbowls all weekend for $25.

    Jersey City

    Piggyback Bar {200 Hudson Street}

    Located in the gorgeous Harborside Atrium, Piggyback Bar is a Southeast Asian inspired restaurant and bar owned and run by NYC hotspot Pig + Khao’s chef Leah Cohen and husband Ben Byruch. This is an awesome outdoor + indoor spot if you’re looking for a twist to your normal MDW plans. The restaurant sits right on the water and has unbelievable views of the city. They will be open all weekend for food + drinks. They have a phenomenal menu filled with some truly unique dishes. If nothing else, try the padcakes {a spin-off of traditional pad thai in handheld form.} You can thank us later.

    RoofTop at Exchange Place {1 Exchange Place}

    If you’re looking for a chic hangout spot this Memorial Day Weekend, RoofTop is a gorgeous place to kick back and enjoy the warm weather. With front row seats to the New York City skyline and drinks that are oh so fancy, a good time is guaranteed to be had. Head over to Exchange Place with your closest friends and try their new spring menu. It is filled with tons of unique plates like black bean sliders and bulgogi steak. The space has both indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy as well as unobstructed views of Manhattan. If you’re trying to get fancy this Memorial Day, The RoofTop at Exchange Place is the place to be. The RoofTop is open from 12:00PM-12:00AM every day.

    Surf City {1 Marin Boulevard}

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    If you feel like being “outdoorsy” in the sense that you want to drink outside in the sand, Surf City is the spot. Seafood, drinks, craft beers, cocktails, fire pits — you name it they’ve got it. They even have free parking. Surf City is such a great place to kick back and relax. No need to sit in traffic and go all the way down the shore. The bar is quite literally situated on the beach {yes, we have a beach in JC}. Get your friends together and enjoy good food, good eats, + sunshine.

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    Talde {8 Erie Street}

    This JC locale knows no limits when it comes to food, drinks, and entertainment — and we love it. The eatery will be serving up a soft shell crab bao all weekend — while supplies last. You may also enjoy the famous breakfast ramen {with brown butter pork broth, honey glazed bacon, + six minute eggs} or kung pao chicken + waffles {contains peanuts} for an Asian twist on some Americana classics.

    The Kitchen Step {500 Jersey Avenue}

    The Kitchen Step is a gorgeous rustic-chic JC spot with a fun and tantalizing menu. On the Monday of Memorial Day Weekend, the restaurant will be offering brunch and dinner for all to enjoy. Monday will feature a brunch menu from 10:00AM-3:00PM. We are huge fans of the Nutella swirl buttermilk pancakes and the fried chicken + waffles. As for drinks, The Mildred {gin, basil, lemon, blood orange Campari, meringue, + parsley essence} is always a classic choice. If you’re looking for something to blow you away, Pump Up The Jam {Tequila, strawberry rhubarb jam, acid adjusted OJ, + Aperol} is a great option. They will be accepting reservations for Memorial Day Brunch. Give them a call to reserve your table.

    The Lutze Biergarten {3 2nd Street}

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    The Lutze Biergarten is a stunning location for some day drinking fun, plus it’s pet and family-friendly so everyone can enjoy Memorial Day to the fullest together. The food menu is diverse and has a ton of different options. We absolutely love The Allie {a crab cake grilled cheese} and the Bavarian pretzel. As for drinks — the limit does not exist. Between cocktails, craft beers, wine, + more, there’s something for everyone. We’re huge fans of the Lutze Lemonade {Misunderstood Whiskey, strawberry, house lemonade, fresh mint, + club soda}. The biergarten will from 4:00PM-10:00PM on Monday.

    Will you be visiting one of these spots this Memorial Day? Let us know in the comments!


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    Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly four years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?


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