5 Delicious Sangria Spots in {Jersey City}

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Warm weather is amidst and summer is just around the corner. We don’t know about you but to us the warm weather means time to unwind!  What better way to unwind than with fruit infused wine!? Yes, we are talking about sangria.  We researched and tasted {maybe more than once} to find you where you can get your sangria fix in Jersey City!  Check out our favorites, below:

1. Raval {136 Newark Ave}



Another newbie to Newark Ave, this Tapas restaurant sets itself apart with it’s Spanish inspired small plates and great cocktails, especially their sangria. Be sure to stop in to give it a try {anytime} but we recommend going for happy hour Monday – Saturday from 3-7pm or Sundays from 3pm-close.  Why, you ask? Because you really can’t beat $5 glasses and $15 pitchers. And what better place to get your Sangria fix than a Spanish restaurant.

2. Lisbon {100 York St}



This quaint Portuguese restaurant in Paulus hook gives the Newark spots a run for their money! Their Sangria is on point and made from scratch {and in our experience, bottomless}.  Service is great and your glass will always be topped off.  With their amazing prices order by the glass or the pitcher {we vote pitcher!!}  During happy hour from 12pm-7pm you can get small pitchers for $8.95 or large for $15.95.

3. Churrasquiera Europa {542 Newark Ave}



This may look like your average bar-restaurant in Journal Square but inside you’ll find awesome food and even better sangria! They serve Brazilian & Spanish food so they know what they are doing in the Sangria department.  Go with friends and grab a {huge} pitcher for $21 – trust us, it goes along way!!


4. Light Rail Café {237 Randolph Ave}



This great spot located in the Bergen Lafayette part of JC isn’t your typical Spanish or Portuguese restaurant — BUT they still serve some amazing sangria that packs a punch! We had the red {the white looked amazing too}, and it came in a huge glass that was well worth the $10 {we missed happy hour}.  Sangria specials are great on Wednesdays: $8 OR stop in during “BeLa Hour” Monday-Friday from 11am-7pm for $7 Sangrias. You’ve been warned: Cash only!

5. Liberty House {76 Audrey Zapp Dr}



Know for its gorgeous atmosphere and incredible views of the waterfront, this amazing restaurant and wedding venue boasts an awesome take on sangria {bet ya didn’t know about this one}. May we introduce champagne sangria!  Two of our favorite things combined into one?  Say no more.  We came here for brunch and the champagne sangria was the PERFECT touch.

Which place will we see you at tonight getting your sangria fix? Enjoy!




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Christine is a born-and-raised Jersey Girl who landed in Jersey City several years ago. After a year of living in JC and absolutely loving it, Christine and her husband decided to make it a little more permanent and buy their own little piece of downtown Jersey City. When she isn’t crunching numbers as a merchandise planner in NYC, you can find her strolling down Newark Avenue heading to Barre, running along the waterfront, trolling the awesome JC vintage shops or discovering another great place to grab a bite to eat. If she’s not enjoying all that Jersey City has to offer, you will most likely find her on her couch…watching Bravo.