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Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Jennifer Tripucka
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The 57th Super Bowl is here, and whether you’re a die-hard football fan or are only tuning in for Rihanna (no judgment on either, our HG team is split), local bars are the place to be. Navigating the bar scene can be a little overwhelming without some knowledge going in — especially on an unofficial national holiday like Super Bowl Sunday. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the best bar spots for watching the Super Bowl in Hoboken + Jersey City — and not just any bar spots, but according to your mood and taste preferences. 

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For a Party Atmosphere: Wicked Wolf | 120 Sinatra Drive

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Not into commercials during the games? The Wolf knows and occasionally hires a DJ to spin beats whenever there’s a break in the action. That plus a few brews on tap, and it’s pretty much a party. For the Super Bowl, tables are available to reserve, but general admission is available too — though WW suggests arriving early to beat the lines if you’re going GE.

For a Brunch Party Vibe: Madd Hatter | 221 Washington Street

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Madd Hatter has 40 TVs and is a pretty popular spot for the party crowd on Sundays in general. It’s pretty loud, and tables go quickly — so if that’s your vibe, make sure you arrive early to score a table. The Super Bowl party will start at 4PM and there will be a DJ during commercial breaks.

For a Family-Friendly Experience: Pilsener Haus | 1422 Grand Street

If you’re into watching the games but want to bring along the fam, Pilsener is a great spot that will serve the dual purpose. There are TVs throughout the interior, and long tables with stroller-friendly options. The drink and food list is also worth a nod — make sure you order the Bavarian pretzel. Pilsener will be kicking SBS off at 4PM, and beers + bites will be half-price during the 4th quarter.

For a More Intimate Vibe: Carpe Diem | 1405 Grand Street

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One of our favorite spots for wings, Carpe is the ideal atmosphere for someone who enjoys watching football at a bar but craves a smaller venue – where everybody knows your name. Tip for newbies — besides the wings, the steak bites and pasties are on point, made with seasoned ground Angus beef and potatoes stuffed in a puff pastry pocket, served with house gravy. Nachos will be on the specials menu for the Big Game, which is a reason to celebrate in itself.

For a Spot You *Miiight* Catch a Retired Pro Athlete: Green Rock | 70 Hudson Street

Green Rock has been a Hoboken bar staple for years, and Football Sundays are no exception. This spot gets pretty rowdy on Sundays, and there have been NFL athlete spottings from time to time, including former Hoboken resident Eli Manning and Daniel Jones (though, our bet is they won’t be there cheering on enemy teams). In addition to Super Bowl gameday specials, Greenrock will be giving away a 42-inch flat-screen TV — how’s that for some sports betting?

MORE: NFL Players that Have Lived in Hoboken + Jersey City

For Craft Beer Uptown: The Shepherd and The Knucklehead | 1313 Willow Avenue

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The craft beer list at The Shep is extensive and impressive — which goes hand in hand with a giant layout of TVs, everywhere. This uptown spot is a staple on football Sundays, and it’s pretty roomy, which is ideal.

For a Wall of Televisions: Black Bear Bar & Grill | 205 Washington Street

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Great bar food and any sports fan’s dream — the giant wall of televisions is sure to keep you satisfied. Black Bear will have drink specials available all night, with quarterly giveaways throughout the game.

PS: Another favorite wing spot!

For a Bar That Lets You Order Delivery to the Bar: Ale House | 1034 Willow Avenue

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Complete with shuffleboard, darts, pool, and a jukebox, Ale House is your elevated neighborhood dive bar. Major bonuses: You can bring your dog to the bar, you can order delivery from anywhere to eat at the bar while drinking, and you can enjoy games galore.

There will be no cover fee for the Super Bowl, and guests can indulge in $7 personal pitchers. As the bar says on its Instagram: “Where else you gonna watch? Share a bathroom with 12 friends and cheese dip? Gross.” Fair point.

For a Spot Close to the PATH for Your NYC Friends: Texas Arizona | 76 River Street


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We all know our NYC friends can be a little reluctant when it comes to venturing into Hoboken. The solution? A bar next to the PATH: Texas Arizona. This locale is upbeat, with solid food and beverage options, and of course, the ability to get back into NYC in about 10-15 minutes.

For Martinis + Football: 10th and Willow | 935 Willow Avenue

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This spot is a crowd-pleaser and for good reason. Opt for the French Martini (vodka, Chambord, a splash of pineapple juice), the Cucumber Cooler (lemon, green tea, cucumber and mint vodka, seltzer), or Lycheetini (vodka, lychee liquor, and a splash of lychee juice) — three of our favorites — and it’s pretty much a fancy football Sunday.

For a Place to Watch *Real* Futbol: Mulligans | 159 First Street

Yes, American football is what Sundays in fall are all about in the sports world, but when it comes to the rest of the world, real football = soccer. Mulligans is THE spot to watch your favorite club team play. The starting times of soccer games vary due to time differences, but luckily this bar is always open for the game. PS: If you’re an Eagles fan (or NOT) – this is also an Eagles bar on Sundays.

For a Place to Enjoy Wine on TAP! and Football: The Brass Rail | 135 Washington Street


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Yep, this pretty much seals the deal. Wine on tap > beer on tap. And Brass Rail actually has both — plus a kickass menu – including the lobster mac and cheese. Mic drop.

Another Spot for the Dogs: Schmitty’s | 359 1st Street


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Similar to its predecessor Nag’s Head, Schmitty’s is super dog-friendly — a perfect spot to catch a game with your pups.

For When You’re With a Large Group: The Shannon | 106 1st Street


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The classic Irish pub has lined with TVs, has tons of games, has tons of outdoor seating in addition to inside, and it knows how to throw a party (yes, there’s a dance floor too.)

For When You Want Comfort Food + Whiskey: The Stewed Cow | 400 Adams Street

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The Stewed Cow is a spacious bar/restaurant with plenty of bar space and tables to dine on classic comfort food and some whiskey or bourbon while catching a game (psst: the Buffalo Chicken Tenders are top-notch). The outdoor seating also wraps around the side of the bar. For Super Bowl Sunday, Stewed Cow has no table minimum — but, if you have a crew of over six people, a deposit is required. There will be food + drink specials throughout the night.

For Checking Out a NEW Sunday Setup: 8th Street Tavern | 800 Washington Street

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8th Street Tavern recently is under new management, and so is the Football Sunday situation. The spot has been upgraded to have some more sports viewing potential. There’s a new giant TV on the wall, and a full menu + drinks, of course.

For When You Want to *Maybe* Meet Someone New: McSwiggans | 110 1st Street

McSwiggans gets packed to the brim during football season – and for good reason. It has a ton of space inside and even sets up a tent outside for al fresco drinking and dining along with the other 1st Street bars. There are also a SLEW of couples that met their significant others here — so many, that we did a whole article on it here.

For BBQ + The Games: House Of ‘Que | 340 Sinatra Drive


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For some delicious BBQ during the game, House of ‘Que is the place to go. There are TVs everywhere you look, so you’ll never miss a single play. Plus, they have deals on Bud Light buckets, High Noon buckets, and mimosa buckets to go alongside your BBQ. House Of ‘Que also has open-air garage doors and a picnic table set-up, to pair with a perfect view of Manhattan — which we love.

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For Burgers + Wings: The Brightside Tavern | 141 Bright Street

Outside of the cozy brick walls and open space, The Brightside Tavern boasts friendly staff and delicious bar classics. It also offers near-constant specials and hearty American fare with a twist, including must-try rice and beans. Owner Tommy once told us that he thinks Brightside does simple food best, like burgers and wings — and we’d have to agree. With a long list of burgers to try, plus classic wings with different sauces, this spot makes for a delicious and fun game day experience. 

For a Traditional Football Sunday Experience: Cherry’s Lounge | 102 Martin Luther King Drive

For a classic football Sunday experience, Cherry’s Lounge is to place to visit, where a longstanding bar offers old-school digs for a traditional bar vibe. Wings, salads, and wraps meet tasty catfish nuggets and shrimp dishes, and a recent makeover saw the space get brighter with a cool back area.

For Some Unusual + Creative Menu Options: Corkscrew Bar | 61 Congress Street


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This Jersey City bar aims to be a home away from home, where a huge variety of unique wing creations become reality. Honey mustard + sweet and spicy are menu regulars but, for limited times (which includes football season overlap), Corkscrew Bar is also offering peanut butter and jelly wings, a one-of-a-kind menu option that’s perfect for celebrating a big Sunday win. It also makes us excited to see what other creative menu ideas the team cooks up next time.

For NYC Vibes Without the Commute: Dorrian’s Red Hand | 555 Washington Boulevard

This newly-minted Jersey City Irish pub originated on New York City’s Upper East Side in 1960, bringing a storied city atmosphere over on this side of the Hudson River. It serves up brisket chili and cheesesteak rolls, all while crowds can cheer on their favorite New York team — without having to cross a state line. Dorrian’s also hosts fun comedy shows every Saturday night for those who want to get the football party started a little early.

For Great Cocktails + a Friendly Neighborhood Bar Feel: Ed + Mary’s | 174 Coles Street


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Ed + Mary’s is the spot to visit for some great cocktails in a friendly neighborhood bar atmosphere. For football Sundays, there’s an extensive craft beer menu alongside food like wings, mozzarella sticks, buffalo cauliflower, and house-made beef jerky. Ed + Mary’s will be celebrating the Cheifs vs. Eagles with $5 wings and all-day bucket deals. 

For a No-Frills Bar with Good Eats: Healy’s Tavern | 374 Newark Avenue

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Healy’s provides a true dive bar feel with no frills — except for a super fun jukebox. The no-frills mentality doesn’t apply to the food though, which exceeds expectations — there are so many stellar sandwiches on this menu, and the disco fries are not to be missed. On Sunday, Healy’s will be resurfacing its Super Bowl potluck tradition, which kicks off at 5PM.

For the Best Smoked Meats: Hudson Hall | 364 Marin Boulevard

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This Biergarten is the spot for the best of both worlds, as it also runs as a smokehouse — so you can enjoy some of the best smoked meats Jersey City has to offer while watching some good Sunday football. The rustic space offers Eastern European inspiration and huge TVs + tables to accommodate bigger groups.

For a Trendy Atmosphere: Jersey Social | 837 Jersey Avenue


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This Hoboken-bordering sports bar is ideal for Instagram photos, as it boasts a modern, trendy atmosphere. Football Sundays can be taken up a notch at this sleek spot, located inside Cast Iron Lofts. In addition to big TVs with sports, Jersey Social also has a nice selection of board games for those commercial lulls or halftime breaks.

For Big Portions + Big Appetites: O’Hara’s Bar & Grill | 172 1st Street

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It’s a good idea to go to O’Hara’s hungry, as this traditional pub spot is known in the area for its good portions. The menu is chock full of beers, burgers, ribs, and more, perfect to tide you over while the football teams on the huge TVs compete for big wins.

For Great Pizza: Paulie’s Brickhouse | 264 Central Avenue

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Just as the name suggests, this eatery offers brick oven pizza in a bar atmosphere, and the pies served are among the best in the city. Paulie’s also has a customer loyalty offer, where ten dine-in visits allow guests to redeem a free classic cheese pizza.

For Delicious Portuguese Food + A Lively Atmosphere: Ringside Lounge | 475 Tonnele Avenue

Keep on the sports theme and head to this boxing-inspired bar, where some of Jersey City’s best Portuguese food is on the menu. Mike Tyson made an appearance at Ringside in April, which hosts a tight-knit, sports-loving community that’s just as passionate about football as it is boxing — with the lively, party atmosphere as proof.

To Set Up Camp + Stay All Day: White Star Bar | 230 Brunswick Street

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With two locations in Jersey City (the second is on Warren Street), White Star Bar offers craft cocktails and one of Jersey City’s best burgers. The menu is complete with a brunch that lasts until 4PM and tons of entrees, sandwiches, and shareables that offer plenty of different options so you can stay all day, from the first 1PM kickoff to the last whistle on Sunday night.

For Family-friendly Football Fun: Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden | 88 Liberty View Drive

This European-style bar offers self-serve American cuisine and a family-friendly atmosphere every football Sunday. Take even the littlest football fans for a day on the town at Zeppelin Hall, where for-the-table platters and kids’ menus are also available. Parking can be tough, so we recommend taking public transportation or Uber/Lyft — which is always a plus if you’re going to drink. Zeppelin’s Super Bowl party will be a “bacon fest,” which is exactly what it sounds like (delicious), paired with BBQ, beers, pretzels, and a full bar.

To Go With a Crowd: 902 Brewing | 101 Pacific Avenue

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This huge, lofty space offers some unique local brews about as fresh as they can get. Sip on a New England Crusher cleverly called the Brady’s Nightmare and enjoy the beer’s namesake throwing the ball every Sunday. The huge taproom is ideal for big crowds, too, meaning your entire crew and out-of-town guests can take part in the fun.


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