Hoboken + Jersey City Spots Open on New Year’s Day 2020

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January 1st is a special day in Hudson County {and not just because the street cleaning schedule is suspended}. There’s an exciting year ahead — full of residents’ New Year’s resolutions and new restaurants + shops to come. These local spots are open on the first holiday of 2020, so come celebrate the next decade around town. Find out what’s open for dining, shopping, drinking, and more in Hoboken + Jersey City on New Year’s Day 2020.

If You’re Looking to Dine in Hoboken…

Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street}

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AD’s will open at 5:00PM for New Year’s Day dinner, so rest up in the morning for a delicious meal. Book your reservation and dine as late as 9:30PM.

The Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}

The Brass Rail knows how to brunch and it is serving up items from its regular menu from 11:30AM-4:00PM. They are also open for dinner reservations until 7:30PM. 

Bin14 {1314 Washington Street}

This Hoboken staple is open from 5:00PM-10:00PM on New Year’s Day. Enjoy small plates and an intimate dinner uptown.

Carpe Diem {1405 Grand Street}

Cozy up by Carpe Diem’s fireplace on New Year’s Day. The Irish pub is open for normal hours from 4:00PM-2:00AM.

Charrito’s Midtown {518 Washington Street}

Check out Charrito’s for the holiday — the restaurant is open during its regular hours on Wednesday, from 11:30AM-10:00PM.

Elysian Cafe {1001 Washington Street}

French-inspired bistro Elysian cafe will be serving food on New Year’s Day from 12:00PM-9:30PM. 

La Isla {25 12th Street + 104 Washington Street}

Both La Isla locations will be open on New Year’s Day. The uptown location will be open from 10:00AM-3:00PM for brunch and 4:00PM-10:00PM for dinner, while the downtown location will be open from 9:00AM-10:00PM.

Margherita’s {740 Washington Street, Hoboken}

Margherita’s will be open this New Year’s Day for all of your Italian food cravings this year.

Napoli’s {133 Clinton Street +1118 Washington Street}

Both Napoli’s locations are open on New Year’s Day from 11:30AM-10:00PM, so Hoboken residents will be able to satisfy their pizza cravings.

Northern Soul {700 1st Street}

Northern Soul in downtown Hoboken will be open during its regular hours on New Year’s Day from 11:00AM-12:00AM. 

Saku {936 Park Avenue}

If sushi is what you’re craving, Saku is open for dinner on New Year’s Day from 5:00PM-10:00PM. Make your reservation here

Soul Curry {618 Washington Street}

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This hip restaurant serving Indian fare will be serving dinner during its normal hours from 5:00PM-10:00PM on New Year’s Day

Union Hall {306 Sinatra Drive}

Enjoy your New Year’s Day meal with a skyline view! Union Hall will be open for brunch until 3:00PM and dinner until 2:00AM.

Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant {232 Willow Avenue}

American-style bar + grill Zack’s is serving lunch and dinner from 11:00AM-2:00AM on Wednesday. Ring in the new year with your favorite burger.

See More: New Year’s Eve 2020 in Hoboken + Jersey City: THE GUIDE

If You’re Looking to Dine in Jersey City…

Amelia’s Bistro {187 Warren Street}

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Classic new-American restaurant Amelia’s is open in Jersey City from 11:00AM-11:00PM on New Year’s Day.

Battello {502 Washington Boulevard}

Upscale seafood restaurant and critically acclaimed Battello will be open from 11:30AM-10:00PM for the holiday. 

The Hutton Bar & Grill {225 Hutton Street}

JC pub The Hutton is serving dinner from 4:00PM to 10:00PM on New Year’s Day.

The Kitchen Step {500 Jersey Avenue}

Rustic-chic spot The Kitchen Step will be open from 11:00AM-4:00PM {no dinner though}. HG Tip: Try the chicken and waffles — you will not be disappointed.

Mathews Food & Drink {351 Grove Street}

American fare restaurant Mathews will be open for lunch and dinner from 11:00AM-10:00PM on Wednesday, January 1st.

Orale Mexican Kitchen {341 Grove Street}

Head to downtown Jersey City for great Mexican fare from 11:30AM-6:00PM on New Year’s Day at Orale Mexican Kitchen. 

Skinner’s Loft {146 Newark Avenue}

Family-run JC restaurant Skinner’s Loft is open for dinner from 5:00PM-10:00PM during the holiday. 

Sushi by Bou {218A Newark Avenue}

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Inside Ani Ramen, this new sushi speakeasy in downtown Jersey City will be open on New Year’s day from 5:00PM-10:00PM.

White Star Bar {230 Brunswick Street + 179 Warren Street}

White Star Bar will also open both locations’ doors for brunch at 11:00AM on New Year’s Day. 

If You’re Looking to Shop in Hoboken…

Coup de Coeur {1214 Washington Street}

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Check out this uptown Hoboken shop for the best boutique finds. Coup de Coeur is open during its normal hours on New Year’s Day from 12:00PM-8:00PM.

Francesca’s {318 Washington Street}

A Hoboken favorite, Francesca’s, will be open on New Year’s Day from 10:00AM-5:00PM. The chain boutique is perfect for any January birthday gifts or post-holiday shopping needs.

Oran Apparel {1026 Washington Street}

Check out men’s clothing store Oran Apparel in uptown Hoboken. They will be open during their normal Wednesday hours from 11:00AM-6:00PM.

Sephora {319 Washington street}

Put those holiday gift cards for Sephora to good use! Pick up all your makeup needs in downtown Hoboken from 10:00AM-6:00PM.

Vintage on First {257 First Street}

There’s no better resolution than shopping vintage in the new year. Vintage on First will be open from 12:00PM-8:00PM. 

If You’re Looking to Shop in Jersey City…

Hazel Baby & Kids {199 Montgomery Street}

Children’s clothing store Hazel Baby & Kids in JC will be open during their normal Wednesday hours: 10:00AM-8:00PM.

Hound About Town {17 McWilliams Place + 218 Montgomery Street}

Both Hound About Town Jersey City stores will be open on New Year’s Day from 10:00AM-5:00PM, so be sure to shop for the furry friend in your life. 

WORD Bookstore {123 Newark Avenue}

If you’re looking for a good book to read in 2020, head to WORD Bookstore in Jersey City from 9:00AM-9:00PM during normal Wednesday hours.

If You’re Looking to Drink in Hoboken…

Madd Hatter {221 Washington Street}

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Shake off your headache and head over to the Mad Hatter for a New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch from 10:00AM-5:00PM. Enjoy $2 mimosas, $4 Bloody Mary’s and White Claw, $6 vodka Red Bulls, and more. 

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead {1313 Willow Avenue}

A more casual drinking option, the Shep is open in uptown Hoboken for your drinking pleasure complete with general trivia night. Enjoy select $5 house wines and $14 PBR pitchers.

If You’re Looking to Drink in Jersey City…

Fire & Oak {485 Washington Street}

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In addition to a champagne brunch beginning at 11:00AM, Fire & Oak will be open all night for dinner and drinks. The extensive wine and beer list are perfectly designed to help you forget about work the next day.

Hudson Hall {364 Marin Boulevard}

A biergarten heaven during the holidays, Hudson Hall will be open on New Year’s Day, offering their regular menu and drinks until 12:00AM. HG Tip: try the Wolffer Rose Cider or the Hofbrau Oktoberfest for a real HH experience.

If You’re Looking for Activities in Hoboken…

Tai Chi at the Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street}

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Expert in the art of Tai Chi, Pieter Sommen will hold a class at the Hoboken Historical Museum on January 1st, 2020 at 10:00AM. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than decreasing stress and anxiety with this Chinese form of exercise. More details and sign up here.

The Office Trivia at Black Bear Bar & Grill {205 Washington Street}

Calling all employees to the conference room! Black Bear will host The Office trivia starting at 8:00PM. Reserve a ticket here and get a chance to win with your Scranton knowledge.

Secrets to Meditation at HBKN Meditation Club {127 Washington Street}

Attend a free, 90-minute introductory workshop to the Art of Living Happiness Program at the HBKN Meditation Club downtown. Learn about meditation and breathing techniques to slow your life down when things get stressful. Find more details and sign up here.

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If You’re Looking for Activities in Jersey City…

Stand Up Comedy Night at Bobby Dee’s {49 Beacon Avenue}

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Comedians from Late Night TV and NYC Comedy will be on stage in Jersey City at Bobby Dee’s for a hilarious night you won’t want to miss. The event starts at 9:00PM, but head over early to enjoy drink specials. Get more details here.

Which of these places will you be visiting this year in Hoboken + Jersey City? Tell us in the comments below! 

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Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Megan is a Jersey Girl at heart with a passion for writing and content creation. She is an alumna of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and currently works in media relations for a Fortune 500 company. In her free time, you can find her at Crunch Fitness or exploring new brunch spots, dive bars, and local boutiques with her friends. Megan covers human-interest stories and lifestyle news geared toward young professionals and the every day Hoboken Girl.