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Bars Playing the St. Peter’s Game in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Stephanie Spear
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There’s nothing like a Cinderella story to get even the least-interested basketball fans excited about the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. It seems like every March there’s a new team to learn about, whose bracket-busting play reaches new heights for a once unknown program. This year, the Cinderella story is Jersey City’s own St. Peter’s University, located at 2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. 

The St. Peter’s Peacocks Men’s basketball team has stunned basketball fans across the nation with their play.  Winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship earned them a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The first round saw the Peacocks, seeded 15th, take on the Number 2 seed University of Kentucky. The Peacocks won 85-79 in overtime, knocking the eight-time champions out of the tournament. The Peacocks went on to play Number 7 seed Murray State, winning 70-60. It was during the post-game media session after this game that Peacocks Head Coach Shaheen Holloway gave us this now-famous quote: “I’ve got guys from New Jersey and New York City. You think we’re scared of anything?”

The Peacocks will play the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday, March 25 at 7:09PM. The game will be aired on CBS, and in plenty of bars throughout Hoboken and Jersey City.

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Disclaimer: This is a growing list that will be updated as we receive more information. If you know of another local business that will be playing the game, please email hello@hobokengirl.com.

Hoboken

The Ale House | 1034 Willow Avenue

Basketball fans can bring their pups to this laid-back, neighborhood bar. The game will be on and specials include $5 Kona Big Wave & Hanalei Island IPA, $5 High Noons, and $6-$8 Personal Pitchers.

Black Bear | 205 Washington Street

This quintessential Hoboken spot is the place to go for pretty much any televised sporting event. It has over 50 TVs plus a 25 foot HD TV wall behind the bar. With daily specials on food and drink, it is sure to be a festive atmosphere come tip-off. Doors open at 11AM.

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House of ‘Que | 340 Sinatra Avenue

We already love House of ‘Que for its incredible BBQ and live music. For the St. Peter’s game, House of ‘Que will have $25 Bud Light buckets and $35 Big Wave Ale towers.  Happy hour runs from 7PM-9PM with additional drink specials. Doors open at 12PM.

Madd Hatter | 221 Washington Street

There are 40 TVs at this spot, and we imagine that all of them will be tuned into the game.  This popular local bar is offering $19.99 all-you-can-eat wings, the same for tacos, and a variety of drink specials like $4 Bud Light drafts, $6 Irish car bombs, and more for every March Madness game this year. Guests can reserve a table in advance. Doors open at 11AM. 

Mikie Squared | 616 Washington Street

Mikie Squared is known for being *the* spot for NFL games, so it fits that it would be a solid choice for the St. Peter’s game. In addition to dozens of TVs on which to watch the game, Mikie’s specials will include $25 White Claw buckets, $20 buckets of High Noon, and $4 pints. Doors will open at 11AM.

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten | 1422 Grand Street

This spacious spot will have the game on its many TVs. Doors open at 4PM. Guests who wear St. Peter’s gear will get their first Pilsener Haus draft beer for $5. The soft pretzels are big enough to share, but we won’t tell if you order one just for yourself.

Schmitty’s | 359 1st Street

Doors will open at 4PM for the game watch at Schmitty’s. The game will be on and the bar will have shot specials ready to go, $5 white tea and $5 green tea shots. Fans wearing St. Peter’s gear will receive a 10% discount.  Pets are welcome in the bar’s outdoor space, so even Fido can join in on the fun.

The Stewed Cow | 400 Adams Street

Doors will open at 5PM at this neighborhood spot. The St. Peter’s game will be on all 10 TVs and the bar is offering a special of $20 buckets of bottles.  Live music will follow the game.

Texas Arizona | 76 River Street

Just outside of the PATH station, Texas Arizona will be playing the game on its TVs that line the spacious bar. Specials are TBD.

Wicked Wolf | 120 Sinatra Avenue

The Wicked Wolf has daily food and drink specials for the entire tournament. Guests can watch the game on one of the dozens of TVs. Happy hour runs from 4PM-7PM, and patrons can reserve a spot, ensuring a clear view of the TV.

Jersey City

902 Brewing | 101 Pacific Avenue

902 Brewing will be re-releasing Hurley Hoops and Hops, a basketball-themed amber lager brewed in collaborations with Jersey City’s Coach Hurley, mid-month. At the brewery, patrons can enjoy $5 Peacock Pints, a special beer for the occasion. Live music will follow the game.

Cherry’s Lounge Bar + Grill | 102 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Cherry’s Lounge is offering a burger, fries, and a beer for just $16 for all of the March Madness games. Stay updated on Instagram.

Departed Soles | 150 Bay Street

This downtown JC brewery made a special label for one of its signature brews in honor of the Peacock’s win over the UK, calling it Busted Bracket. T-shirts with the same design are available for pre-order, and a portion of the proceeds for each will go to relief efforts in Ukraine. Several of the beers here are gluten-free, and the facility allows dogs. Doors open at 2PM Friday for the game watch party.

Golden Cicada | 195 Grand Street

This downtown JC spot is ready to sling tacos and cocktails to celebrate the Peacocks. Anyone wearing St. Peter’s apparel gets their first drink free, and anyone with St. Peter’s face paint gets a free beer and a tequila shot. And any St. Peter’s staff or student (of age) gets their first drink free and a free side of fries. Doors will open at 4PM.

Hudson Hall | 364 Marin Boulevard

This spacious spot will have the game on its many big-screen TVs. Happy hour will run from 3PM-6PM. Between the great pub-food menu and draft beers, there are plenty of great choices to enjoy while watching the game.

The Hutton | 225 Hutton Street

 

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At the Hutton, fans can watch the game indoors or outdoors on the heated patio. Doors open at 11AM, so you can really get the best seat in the house by getting there early. We like the variety of cocktails here.

McGinley Square Pub | 755 Montgomery Street

Doors open at 6PM for this neighborhood spot. The game will be on, with sound, using the bar’s 110-inch projector, with a DJ on deck for the afterparty. Half-priced beer pitchers and half-priced ‘Peacock Juice’ buckets will be available to the first 30 people who show up to the watch party in Peacock gear. This pub is offering $10 Bud Light pitchers, $10 bombs and mind erasers, $25 White Claw buckets, and $50 Long Island Iced Tea pitchers for every game

O’Hara’s Downtown | 172 1st Street

This classic pub is a solid choice for any big game-watch. But for St. Peter’s, O’Hara’s serves as a satellite location for fans to celebrate together: the bar and its patrons were featured on CBS’s coverage of the team’s run. Doors open at 11AM, leaving plenty of time to get a spot before the game.

O’Leary’s Publik House | 788 Garfield Avenue

Owner Kevin O’Leary is a proud St. Peters alum and played on the men’s basketball team during his time there in the mid-1990s, so of course, this will bar will be rolling out all the stops for the game. The watch party specials include $3 domestic drafts and $7 appetizers.

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White Star Bar | 230 Brunswick Street + 179 Warren Street

 

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White Star is serving a specialty sandwich for March Madness called The Triple Burger. It has three patties. The game will be on TVs throughout both locations. Stay updated on Instagram.

Zeppelin Hall | 88 Liberty View Drive

Everything about this beer hall is huge, and that includes the giant TVs that will be showing the game on March 25th. Doors open at 4PM. There is a special Burger Battle menu with over a dozen new kinds of hamburgers for a limited time. 

There will also be an on-campus game watch at St. Peter’s per this flyer:

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