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The Best Bars to Catch NFL Games in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Beyond

by Jacqueline Kirby Zonkowski
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The NFL has entered its Taylor Swift Era, which means there’s a whole new demographic of Swfities football fans ready to descend on the Sunday bar scene. Whether cheering on your favorite team or just waiting for the broadcast team to cut to the celeb suites, there is no shortage of local spots to take in all of the excitement. Read on to plan a football-centric outing in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond.


Black Bear Bar + Grill | 205 Washington Street for New York Giants Fans

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That constant buzz, which can erupt into a loud roar at any moment on Sunday afternoons in the fall, is Blackbear Bar + Grill on Washington. This spot is always overflowing with action, and good times, Blackbear is nestled right in the heart of Hoboken and offers some of the best burgers in the area, and a great atmosphere for watching the G-Men.

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McSwiggan’s | 110 First Street for New England Patriots Fans

Hoboken keeps the party rolling on First Street with a trip to McSwiggan’s. The Irish Pub is home to New England Patriots and the famous Phoenix Shot, which may be the only fire Patriots fans see this season. While the weather is still nice, grab a seat on the patio for game time.

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Mike’s Wild Moose Saloon | 92 River Street for Dallas Cowboys Fans

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Hoboken’s only country bar is also home to the Dallas Cowboys and the Sunday Huddle party. Visitors to the saloon can enjoy 50-cent wings and $2 Bud Lights plus other drink specials all day long. Don’t forget to take advantage of halftime happy hour, with half off everything. The bar actually takes reservations, so make those online in advance if there’s a big group.

Mulligan’s | 159 First Street for Philadelphia Eagles Fans

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Mulligan’s is probably best known as the place to catch a European football game, but in the back room on Sundays, Eagles fans fill the scene. The bar opens early on Sundays so wake up, throw on a jersey, and get cheering.

Texas Arizona | 76 River Street for Pittsburgh Steelers Fans

Fans should get in before the game to enjoy Kegs + Eggs, $3 Mimosas, and $5 drafts from 11AM-1PM on Sundays. Texas Arizona is known for its corner party scene and Sundays are no different. This bar fills with a sea of black + yellow Pittsburgh Steelers fans by game time.

The Shannon | 106 First Street for Buffalo Bills Fans

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The Shannon is home to the Hoboken Bills Backers, and it is the ultimate day party. With bar games like grown-up Connect 4, the NFL scattered across 28 TVs, and a DJ, the bar is sure to get as wild as an actual tailgate in Buffalo. Table smashing is optional.

Wicked Wolf | 120 Sinatra Drive for Any Team That Doesn’t Have a Bar


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The quintessential sports bar right on the Hoboken waterfront, Wicked Wolf offers 17 beers on tap, and countless televisions to ensure that none of the action is missed. The menu includes the game-day staples like wings and burgers, but the beer batter mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, and cheesesteak egg rolls are delicious options with a tall beer, and football, of course.



Jersey City

Boots + Bones | 116 Newark Avenue for Tennessee Titans Fans

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A quick trip to Nashville for a game may be out of the question, but head to Newark Avenue for a little football, and a little honky tonk in the heart of Jersey City. Titans fans can line dance up to the bar, or cozy up in a booth and sip some whiskey while cheering for victory. Boots + Bones is the perfect alternative to taking a flight to Nash Vegas.

Irving Public | 135 Summit Avenue for New York Jets Fans


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It’s hard to go anywhere in the area without finding a place to catch the Jets, but Irving Public is one of the newest members of the team’s bar affiliate list. The Public House, which opened earlier this year is located in The Heights, in the former Blarney Pub spot. The space has a chill vibe with plenty of beers on tap and pool tables to stay entertained at the half.

The Ashford | 145 Newark Avenue for Any Team That Doesn’t Have a Bar


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With over 100 TVs and $3 mimosas on Sunday, The Ashford is the place to post up for a full day of football. The Ashford has an entire menu dedicated to Sunday Football specials and a vast food menu to soak up those mimosas.

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New York City

John Brown BBQ | 27-20 40th Avenue, Queens for Kansas City Chiefs Fans


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This one is a bit out of the way for us 6th borough folk, but for those who are really stanning Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, this is the official Kansas City Chiefs bar in NYC. Go hungry because this place serves Kansas City-style BBQ, saving you an actual trip to the Midwest. There’s also a beer garden and live music.

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