The Best Hoboken + Jersey City Happy Hours of the Week {August 14th, 2017 Edition}

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There’s nothing like a tasty happy hour to turn a bad day around in a snap — or it can simply be the cherry on top to the best day ever. No matter your mood {or drink style}, there’s a flurry of happy hours happening this week. Get ready, get set, get happy — here’s what you have to look forward to this week in the world of Hoboken and Jersey City happy hours.

Monday — August 14th

Stand for Peace: In Memory of Heather D. Heyer at Newark Ave. Pedestrian Mall {Jersey City}  

Jersey City Stands for Peace is organizing and event to remember Heather D. Heyer. As stated on their Facebook page: “Come in peace. We are one of the most diverse cities in the nation. It’s our divine responsibility to have a voice on what’s happening in Virginia and in our country. This is a moment in American history that pleads us to redefine our roles as citizens, to not only speak up but to take action.” More information here.

Pier 13 Battle on the Green {Hoboken}

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Torn between exercising and getting your drink on? Problem solved with TRU Mentors’ happy hour on the green at Pier 13. While playing mini-golf and going head-to-head in a battle of bocce ball, you can also savor 1/2-priced drinks and enter to win amazing prizes — all while benefiting TRU Mentors.

Movie Monday at Lutze Biergarten {Jersey City}

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Relive your childhood with the modern version of the Disney classic — The Jungle Book at Lutze Biergarten on a mega movie screen. The showing starts at 8:30PM, but you can head over earlier to get your happy hour on if you can’t wait. And you can leave the snacks at home: popcorn is included! Read more about the event here.

Tuesday — August 15th

Seinfeld Trivia at Maxwell’s Tavern {Hoboken}

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How well do you know one of NYC’s most famous party of four? Put your years of binge-watching Seinfeld to the test at Maxwell’s Tavern {1039 Washington Street] for the ultimate trivia night. The event, presented by Hoboken Happy Hours, goes down at 8:00PM. Register here.

Dystopia Rising Game Night {Jersey City}

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Margaritas, tacos, and zombies? That’s what we call the perfect recipe for a night of dystopian and foodie fun. Join Dystopia Rising New Jersey for a night of nerdy board games at LITM {140 Newark Ave}. Happy hour specials go from 5-7PM and include $5 martinis, house wines, and craft beer of the day; $4 select beers; and $5 snacks to satisfy your munchie needs. Make your reservations here.

Wednesday — August 16th

Trivia Night at Pilsener Haus {Hoboken}

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Ok, so you may not be Einstein smart, but we bet you’ve got a lot of brains to show off. Every Wednesday night, you can count on a fun trivia night at Pilsener Haus Biergarten {1422 Grand St.}, where you can throw back a cold one with friends and work that noggin.’

Wine Down Wednesday at Lutze Biergarten {Jersey City}

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Hop on over to  Lutze Biergarten {15 2nd Street} after work to mix and mingle with other professionals while sipping on your favorite glass of vino. The event starts at 7:30PM and is hosted by Moishe House Hoboken. You’re sure to make valuable connections to make that next career move — and in a relaxing, vacation-like atmosphere with unreal views of the city.

Thursday — August 17th

Hoboken Night Ride {9th and Grand Streets, Hoboken}

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Can’t decide between an adventure day and a drinking day? Here’s your solution. Ride around the Mile Square on your bike with good company — get some light exercise in before enjoying a couple beers. Bonus: you just might discover new sights around town. Meet at 9th and Grand, and if you don’t have a bike, there’s a Hudson Bike Share station right at the pick up spot. Get full details here.

Liberty Science Center After Dark: Boardwalk {Jersey City}

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Kick off Jersey City’s LGBT weekend on the Boardwalk — well, not the real boardwalk, but this event at Liberty Science Center {222 Jersey City Blvd.} will make you feel like you’re actually DTS. With games galore, outdoor experiments, beachy cocktails, and $5 rainbow bites from local vendors, we can’t think of a better celebration to attend this weekend. Tickets are $20 — get yours now.

Friday — August 18th

Lounge Act Nirvana/Same in the End/RHCP Tribute {Hoboken}

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They say third time’s the charm, and that’s certainly true if you head out to Maxwell’s Tavern {1039 Washington Street} for not one, but THREE tribute bands dedicated to the ’90s. Take yourself back to one of your favorite decades with Nirvana, Same in the End, and Red Hot Chili Peppers with your squad. There’s a $10 cover, but we promise the nostalgia will be well worth it.

Balance Hair Celebrates Pride {Jersey City}

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A guaranteed way to bring people together? Really good hair and even better drinks. Balance Hair in JC {353 2nd Street} is bringing the best of both worlds together with a showing of the classic John Waters film Female Trouble, delicious cocktails and giveaways upon giveaways at the salon. Get more info here.

Saturday — August 19th

#SquadGoals at Village Pourhouse {Hoboken}

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Bring your #squadgoals moment full circle with a party you can’t miss at Village Pourhouse {205 1st Street} that’s dedicated to the hashtag we can’t get enough of. Every Saturday night, you can head here to live it up and dance it out with a different DJ and your closest friends. This week, DJ Impact will be spinning beats, so it’s sure to be a wild time.

Punk Rock Dance Party at Pet Shop {Jersey City}

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Channel your inner disco queen with a night dedicated to ’70s jams at PS Wine Bar/Pet Shop JC {193 Newark Ave}. With DJ Jay Insult playing his new wave and spin punk vinyls, you’re guaranteed to dance the night away while remembering your favorite ’70s moments through music.

Sunday — August 20th

The Led Zeppelin Engagement {Hoboken}

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Get ready to rock on with a Led Zeppelin tribute night, presented by The City of Hoboken and ALEOmusic, at Sinatra Park at 7:00PM. Last year’s event honoring David Bowie was such a hit that the festivities had to happen again this year. Listen to the best of the best Hoboken musicians playing Zeppelin’s legendary music.

BridgeGate Summah Blowout Fundraiser {Jersey City}

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Unfortunately, summer must come and go, but to say goodbye to the season of sunshine and fun times, get down with DJ Marvilous at O’Leary’s Publik House {788 Garfield Ave} with $5 food and drink specials. And if the end of summer is making you feel extra stressed, there will be two free meditation classes, $5 acupuncture services, and a $10 massage chair station. The event is FREE, but a $5 donation is highly encouraged {supports WomenRising York Street Project}.

No matter how you spend your week, we hope you make all your hours happy ones! Let us know where you’ll be hanging out this week on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog and #HobokenGirl.


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By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.