It’s officially fall, and while pumpkin spice lattes are great, the weekend calls for something a little stronger. Because let’s face it, nothing says fall more than a craft brew and some football. But finding your favorite autumn flavor on tap may be easier said than done. So we’ve done the work for you, in this roundup of where to get fall beers in Hoboken and Jersey City.
City Bistro | 56 14th Street
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Nothing complements a fall beer like one of Hoboken’s premier rooftops and outdoor setups. This year, to celebrate autumn, City Bistro will be offering a wide selection of delicious fall beers and drinks. Customers can expect brews from Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Dogfish Pumpkin, and Southern Tier Pumpkin (rotating).
Cork City | 239 Bloomfield Street
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Expect a “Pumpkinfest” for the month of October at Cork City. While the downtown beer staple is currently serving Oktoberfest beers for the month of September, you’ll find 20 (!!) pumpkin beers on tap during October. With all those options and a stellar outdoor TV setup, you’ll never want to leave Cork City this fall.
Mulligan’s | 159 1st Street
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If you’re an Eagles fan, then we know where to catch you this fall. Mulligan’s is currently serving up Sam Adams Octoberfest, with potentially more fall options on the way. Mulligan’s also has a great patio set up for your next gameday. But a word of caution: if you’re a Giants or Jets fan, you may want to stop by on any day but Sunday — as this is the local Eagles bar.
Pilsener Haus & Biergarten | 1422 Grand Street
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Hoboken’s home for Oktoberfest, the Pilsener Haus & Biergarten is your go-to for fall beverage offerings. Last year’s pumpkin beers included Southern Tier’s Pumpking, Two Roads’ “Roadsmary’s Baby,” and NJ Beer Co.’s “Chairman of the Gourd”. Follow the Biergarten on Instagram for the announcement of this year’s lineup. Along with the pumpkin options, this local Biergarten also has four Oktoberfest beers for all your festive feels. Last but (certainly) not least, patrons can expect delicious seasonal cider made with roasted pumpkins, cinnamon, allspice, fresh ginger, and nutmeg — nothing screams fall as much as that does.
The Ale House | 1034 Willow Avenue
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Looking to bring your pup while you enjoy a taste of fall? The Ale House is your spot. Not only is it dog-friendly, but The Ale House carries both Brooklyn Oktoberfest and Spaten Oktoberfest brews. Takeout is available, and the locale also has a back deck available for reservation that holds 12 of you and your closest friends.
The Shepherd & the Knucklehead | 1313 Willow Avenue
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With a great selection of craft beers, you can always count on The Shepherd & the Knucklehead to have fall and pumpkin-specific beers. The uptown Hoboken bar expects to have several rotating pumpkin beers on tap very soon. And you can count on a good selection, as there are 60 beers sometimes rotating at any given moment.
902 Brewing Company | 101 Pacific Avenue
Located in JC, 902 Brewing has been featuring a solid lineup of events, live music, beer, and game-day viewings. To go along with all the activities, 902 will can its Oktoberfest Lager!
Barcade | 101 Pacific Avenue
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With indoor dining and classic gaming (yes, gaming) available, Barcade is ready for the fall beer drinkers. With a Southern Tier Pumking and Von Trapp Oktoberfest on tap, you can enjoy a cold fall brew and play some Pac-Man, NBA Jam, and Daytona USA. And there is always the outdoor dining option if you’re craving that crisp fall air.
Departed Soles Brewing Co. | 150 Bay Street
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Departed Soles is a great spot to enjoy some fall brews with friends. “Ghost of Pumpkins Passed” was a hit last season and is available on tap this season (the cans already sold out). Not only does it have a great name, but it’s also a 100% gluten-free beer. The brewery is located right inside, so you can actually see where this fall beer is made.
Fox and Crow | 594 Palisade Avenue
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If you’re looking for a rustic, low-key vibe, Fox and Crow is the place to hang out this fall. While the brands aren’t finalized, you can expect a few seasonal and delicious options from Fox and Crow this fall.
Iron Monkey | 99 Green Street
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With over 40+ beers on tap, heat lamps, and TVs to watch the game, the Iron Monkey is a great spot to hang out this fall. Located on Greene Street in the Paulus Hook area, the Iron Monkey will be serving up “Roadsmary’s Baby,” and “Southern Tier’s Pumpking” — perfect for a chilly fall evening.
Zeppelin Hall | 88 Liberty View Drive
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Jumbo pretzels and other festive treats will surely put you in the fall spirit and that’s exactly what you’ll find at this JC spot. Zeppelin Hall hosts a month-long Oktoberfest, from September 25th to October 24th. With plenty of draft and canned beers on hand, this is a must-visit spot this fall. The well-distanced outdoor garden is perfect for those looking to take in the fall weather while sipping on some festive drinks and listening to live music