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The Best Wine Bars {in Hoboken and Jersey City}

by Jennifer Tripucka
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In food holiday land, there are some holidays we take TOTALLY seriously {ah-hem, World Nutella Day} and some we don’t. But, when a girl hears that it’s National Drink Wine Day OR National Wine Day…now those are holidays we can get behind {and if you think you’d rather be at the gym…think again}.


But, where to go? We’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite spots for imbibing a glass of delicious wine *and* some yummy food, too. Here are the top wine bars in Hoboken and Jersey City:

Sorellina {1036 Washington Street, Hoboken}

Hoboken’s newest wine bar, located in the old location of Helmer’s, Sorellina is a great spot for some delicious stomped grapes. Chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and buttoned leather couches and high top tables contribute to the warm and fun ambiance, and the location is reasonably spacious {albeit super busy on a Saturday night — so make a rezzie!}.  There’s an extensive cheese and wine menu {of exclusively Italian wines}, but we noticed there is no pizza served which was a bit surprising for an Italian-inspired restaurant {looks like a post-dinner Benny’s trip may be in the cards…just sayin’}. Regardless, the food is delicious: plates of bolognese pasta and pesto gnocchi make this spot a perfect combination of comfort food meets upscale wine bar. For those wanting something savory followed by sweet, there is also a selection of desserts. If you have friends or dinner dates that are less wine-inclined, they also offer a variety of martinis for the advanced palate — including a fig martini and other fancy concoctions.

Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street, Hoboken}

One of Chef Pino’s genius Hoboken creations and the OG of wine bars in town, Bin 14 is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser with its cozy ambiance and high-quality cuisine. The wine bar offers a contemporary blend of upscale Italian tapas in an industrial-chic space — with exposed brick walls, tin molded ceilings, and a marble top bar. For those who don’t do gluten, there are delicious substitutions for most of their carbs {including bruschetta and pizza!}, and a selection of great wines from all parts of the world. We also recently discovered Bin 14’s newly improved brunch, which is pretty noteworthy {and yes, there’s a Bloody Mary bar…}!

Third and Vine {353 3rd Street, Jersey City}

A cozy wine bar located in Jersey City, this husband- and wife-owned locale has quickly become a popular spot off-the-beaten path. Hidden on a side street in the Village area of JC, Third and Vine is known for its ricotta meatballs, pork belly, cheese selection {of over 30+ cheese}, hot cheese sandwiches, and of course — wine. The drink list is curated from an eclectic selection of international and domestic wines and spirits, and it changes on a regular basis. Did we mention they serve a lot cheese? Mmmmm. 

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Satis Bistro {212 Washington Street, Jersey City}

Previously known to HG for their scrumptious ravioli in a mouth-watering vodka sauce, this European-inspired Jersey City staple also serves as a wine bar, which it founded in 2012 after acquiring a liquor license. In addition to a full bar and signature cocktail list that changes with the seasons, Satis offers over 30 bottled beers and over 45 wines by the glass — ranging from $8 – $25 per glass — and of course, the full enchilada: bottles of wine! The ambiance at this Jersey City restaurant is rustic with a dimly lit aura, making it the perfect spot for a dinner with family and friends or a date night. Plus, the food is fan-f&$#king-tastic, if we do say so ourselves. 

Grand Vin {500 Grand Street, Hoboken}

In the former spot of Three As, Grand Vin is a wine bar nestled in the heart of West Hoboken. GV has a limited menu selection, but you can get a delish dinner there {and lots of daily specials}, the wine bar’s menu is pretty extensive {with reasonably priced wines, we might add}. If you’re used to small, cramped spots in Hoboken — you’ll be pleasantly surprised, as there’s actually a lot of room … AND they take reservations! Among the must-try dishes on the menu: veal meatballs, their homemade gnocchi, and “Hoboken Shrimp” — a combo of stuffed with spinach, pignoli nuts, wrapped with Proscuitto in a white wine sauce, served with vegetables. YUMMM. The space also hosts a variety of wine-tasting events, which is always a plus. A great addition to the neighborhood, that’s for sure.

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Those are just a few of our favorite wine bars to date in the area. Where will you be celebrating today? Cheers! 

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