Outdoor and Rooftop Bars in Hoboken + Jersey City

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The warm weather officially on its way and flowers having bloomed, we’re ready to start enjoying some drinks outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. There are plenty of great outdoor spaces to enjoy the best of what the warm weather has to offer and indulge in some alfresco drinking. Read on to discover outdoor + rooftop bars in Hoboken + Jersey City this spring.

Jersey City

902 Brewing Co. {101 Pacific Avenue}

902 Brewing

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Get some cold refreshing beer at 902 Brewing Co. while taking in the views on its rooftop, an experience you DO NOT want to miss.

Departed Soles Brewing Company {150 Bay Street}

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Departed Soles has an option to sit outdoors while sipping on its GLUTEN FREE beer. They also have a tasting room so be sure to check it out!

Harry’s Daughter {339 Communipaw Avenue}

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Yes, Harry’s Daughter does have palm trees at its restaurant. They bring the vacation vibes to Jersey! Be sure to head over and check out the outdoor seating!

Iron Monkey {99 Greene Street}

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A short walk away from Harborside Financial Center, this is always a choice to get happy hour going, with plenty of brews to choose from and lots of appetizers like wings, nachos, and loaded tater tots.

Porta {135 Newark Avenue}

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Visitors can enjoy the bar on the rooftop of this spacious Italian pizza joint {originally hailing from Asbury Park}, and while the rooftop menu at Porta is limited, the appetizing brick oven pizza and small bites are available for sharing.

Rooftop at Exchange Place {1 Exchange Place}

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Just a short walk over from the Exchange Place Light Rail or PATH stop, this rooftop bar is open all-year-round {with table service during the warmer months} and has a beautiful view of the NYC skyline. Try dishes like sliders, tacos and charcuterie, and lots of fun cocktails while enjoying the spring air from above {complete with killer views}.

Six26 Lounge and Rooftop {128 Christopher Columbus Drive}

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This LGBTQ lounge that shares a rooftop with The Ashford {and combined is actually the largest rooftop in the downtown JC area} features awesome events like drag bingo and karaoke. With sunset champagne toasts on top of all the fun activities, Six 26 is a great place to grab a drink on a Friday night.

See More: Best Spots for a Margarita in Hoboken + Jersey City

Skinner’s Loft {146 Newark Avenue}

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The quaint rooftop at Skinner’s Loft is the perfect place to enjoy a weeknight dinner or Sunday brunch on Newark Avenue and will be opening in the next couple of weeks.

Surf City {1 Marin Boulevard}

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Just a short walk from the Marin Boulevard light rail stop, this spacious waterfront hangout with plenty of eats like burgers and seafood will be officially open for the season in May – so cut that work day short and get your happy hour on. You’ll feel like you’re down the shore, but surprise — you’re in Jersey City.

The Hutton {225 Hutton Street}

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If you are in Jersey City Heights, head over to The Hutton for food and drinks with friends and family, and check out its outdoor patio area!

Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Drive}

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Gather a group of pals and head over to this indoor/outdoor Biergarten. Choose from a large number of drafts on tap and check out the bratwurst {we recommend the cheese brat} or a variety of authentic German dishes that can be enjoyed outdoors. Outdoor spots are open whenever the weather permits.

Hoboken

City Bistro {56 14th Street}

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Pop into this uptown restaurant/bar on 14th street for dinner or brunch, and check out the adorable rooftop that is ideal for cocktails on a sunny afternoon. They also have frozen sangria, chocolate martini, and SPICY margarita machines!

Charritos {518 Washington Street}

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Even though Cinco De Mayo just passed, Charrito’s serves up the margaritas year-round. Sit outside and sip on a margarita and snack on some chips and guac.

Read More: Where to Get an Aperol Spritz in Hoboken + Jersey City

Farside Tavern {531 Washington Street}

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Part of the Hoboken community since 1997, Farside Tavern has always been there to provide the Hoboken community with many drinks and lots of fun. Head over to its outdoor patio and soak up the sun.

Mulligan’s Pub {159 1st Street}

Mulligan's Pub

For more drinks and outdoor fun, be sure to visit Mulligan’s Pub!

Northern Soul {700 1st Street}

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Northern Soul’s spacious outdoor seating area also has Soul Shacks for even more outdoor dining fun!

Pier 13 {1301 Sinatra Drive North}

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If you can snag a riverside seat while enjoying frozen cocktails at this outdoor venue, it is well worth the trip on a nice spring day. Plenty of food trucks have an array of snacking options, including Thai Elephant and Pizza Vita. Be sure to check FB + Insta for updates @pier13hoboken as they only open when weather permits.

Pilsener Haus + Biergarten {1422 Grand Street}

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Hoboken’s Biergarten offers plenty of Austro-European treats fresh off the grill {including desserts} and an extensive domestic and international beer list. The outdoor area here is just about always open, set up with igloos in the cooler months and open-air seating in the spring and summer.

 

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Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.