A Guide to Sports Bars in Jersey City

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Now that the spring sports season is back in full swing and bars have been able to open the bar areas as of May 7, 2020, it’s exciting to catch games out with friends — still socially distanced, of course. We’ve got you covered with the best spots to find a good brew or beverage while watching a game. Keep reading for a full list of sports bars all over Jersey City.

Carvao BBQ {686 Bergen Avenue}

Carvao BBQ

What’s better than supporting your favorite team while enjoying some classic barbeque and local or imported beer? The food is good and well priced, and as the website says, it’s “forkin’ delicious.”

Grape Vine Tavern {657 Newark Avenue} 

Hidden in plain sight, this bar holds Jersey City’s first liquor license. It’s a favorite spot for locals to come grab a beer, and you can count on Grape Vine Tavern to always have a game on.

Grove Corner Bar {116 Newark Avenue}

Grove Corner Bar

If you take the path over to Grove Street, Grove Corner Bar will be the first thing you see as you come up the northern escalators. There is currently limited seating indoors, but the outdoor seating is just as fun. You really can’t beat the location if you’re trying to meet up with a friend who doesn’t know Jersey City well.

Halftime Bar & Grill {746 West Side Avenue}

This sports bar is home to a friendly and inviting staff along with fun games you can play at the bar. Feeling the heat this summer? Cool off with the frozen cocktails.

Healy’s Tavern {374 Newark Avenue} 

Healy's Tavern

Walking in, you’re struck by the classic bar wrapping around the room. There is a place for everyone to enjoy food and drinks with friends {or flying solo}. A large TV at the end of the bar will always have a game turned on and don’t worry, the tavern doesn’t play team favorites. 

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Hudson Hall {364 Marin Boulevard}

Hudson Hall

Hudson Hall is a trendy spot, featuring a mix of traditional American and BBQ cuisine. There are plexiglass dividers between table sections currently, and the large garage doors are often open — giving the place a natural indoor-outdoor feel. No matter where you sit, you’ll be able to see your team win {or lose} with TVs at every turn.

McGinley Square Pub {755 Montgomery Street}

With a 110-inch projector showing big games, this fan-favorite has a fun atmosphere, good burgers, and exciting cocktails to enjoy while cheering on your team. Patrons can even let their own competitive spirit fly by playing games, including checkers, Jenga, and darts, provided by the pub.

New Park Tavern {575 West Side Avenue}

New Park Tavern

You could easily miss this diamond in the rough from the front, but it checks all the boxes for a classic sports bar. Inside there is plenty of room to spread out and catch your team, especially if you are a Dodgers fan. They even have outdoor seating in a private back area with a projector {weather permitting}. 

O’Haras Downtown {172 1st Street}

O'Haras Downtown

O’Hara’s Downtown has ample indoor {and outdoor} seating for you to enjoy a game or maybe two. The extensive food and drink menu are perfect for watching a doubleheader on a Saturday afternoon {or really any day of the week}. There are so many wing sauces to choose from, and the parmesan garlic is a can’t miss. 

Ringside Lounge {475 Tonnelle Avenue}

Ringside Lounge

As soon as you walk inside, you can tell this place is a place you can watch sports of any kind. Several TVs hang from the walls right next to a stunning collection of sports memorabilia. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has his own mural in the back and is even known to swing by the joint on occasion — which happened in May 2021 as the most recent time. If you are looking for good vibes, great Portuguese cuisine, and fun drinks, look no further than Ringside Lounge. 

The Hutton Bar & Grill {225 Hutton Street}

The Hutton

This delicious restaurant + bar has both indoor and covered, complete with outdoor TVs. The ambiance of the outdoor space, complete with hanging lights and a large tree in the middle, makes it a great spot for sports fans and brunch lovers alike. 

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Villa Borghese III {475 Washington Boulevard}

Villa Borghese III

You might think this Italian restaurant is only for pizza, but Villa Borghese III {also known as VB3} can hold its own as a true sports bar with televisions everywhere. The center bar gives off a chic city lounge vibe, but screens above and behind you make this the perfect place to hunker down for a game any day of the week. 

Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Drive} 

Zeppelin Hall

This restaurant and beer garden has multiple TVs in each of its seating rooms — and at the outdoor section too. Enjoy a giant pretzel and Octoberfest beer {brewed year-round}, or maybe one of the specials of the month. While Zeppelin Hall is only open Friday – Sunday, the picnic bench-style seating makes for the perfect weekend outing with friends and family. There are even fire pits outside for the colder temperatures. 

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Jean is a born and raised Jersey girl, currently calling Jersey City home. After leaving for school in Washington D.C. and a quick stint in Manhattan as a news producer, she just wanted to get back to her NJ roots across the river. As a new dog mom, Jean loves exploring Liberty State Park or walking the streets of Jersey City with her pup Kona, and is always on the hunt for the latest restaurant opening or the hottest new business. When she’s not meandering the streets, you can find her grilling on her roof, sipping rose, and looking out over that beautiful skyline. Follow her on Instagram at @jeanthequeeen to stay up to date on her latest adventures.