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Where to Watch the Olympics in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Katherine Chaves Diaz
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After being postponed due to COVID-19, the Summer 2020 (well, 2021) Olympic games are here and are taking place in Tokyo. The games will begin on July 23rd and will end on August 8th, so it’s time to find a local spot to watch!  We’ve compiled a list below of places where you can watch the Olympics in Hoboken and Jersey City.


80 River Bar & Kitchen | 80 River Street

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With over 10 TVs, a large projection screen, and a variety-filled menu, 80 River has pulled out all the stops for this summer’s Olympic games. Stop by during happy hour and get half-priced drinks.

Black Bear Bar & Grill | 205 Washington Street

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There’s absolutely no way you can miss any of the action at Black Bear, with over 50 HDTV’s available for viewing. It’s one of the best spots to catch a game, plus cash in on daily specials.

Dino & Harry’s Steakhouse | 163 14th Street

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Stop in for an unforgettable dinner at this staple and stay for the game. Order some dessert while you’re at it; we recommend the Snowboken. Maybe you’ll spot a local celeb rooting for the same team.

Northern Soul Kitchen & Bar | 700 1st Street

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Northern Soul offers guilt-free, comfort food and while you’re there, share the same love the owners have for the Olympics. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks. Opt for the buffalo cauliflower – you won’t regret it.

McSwiggan’s | 110 1st Street


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Watch who wins the gold at this local pub. It will be showcasing all of the Olympic events. McSwiggan’s will also be providing bucket specials while you watch the action.

Sirenetta | 1039 Washington Street

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A newbie but goodie, Sirenetta offers a beautiful atmosphere and delicious Italian cuisine. This gem will also be showing the Olympic games indoors.

Sorellina | 1036 Washington Street


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Sirenetta’s sister restaurant is not only the perfect spot for brunch or a delicious dinner, but it could also be the place to watch the summer games. Stop by during the aperitivo happy hour and enjoy $15 wine flights, $8 spritzes, and $5 Peroni’s.

The Ale House | 1034 Willow Avenue

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With nine TVs available, The Ale House will be showing all of the Olympic games. The bar will also be offering a special $6-$8 personal pitcher during the summer games.

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The Madison Bar & Grill | 1316 Washington Street

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Originally a hotel, The Madison has transformed into a place where you can enjoy daytime eats, nighttime beats, and Olympic showings in between. This is a great spot to watch some games and grab a drink.

The Shepherd & The Knucklehead | 1313 Willow Avenue

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Known for its atmosphere and food selection, this craft beer bar will be showing this summer’s games on all the TVs. During the commercials, have your own mini-Olympics while playing darts.

The Stewed Cow | 400 Adams Street

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Visit this neighborhood bar to enjoy some of the daily specials, and watch the best moments in global sport. While you’re at it, order the loaded tots, it’s a must-try!

Union Hall | 306 Sinatra Drive

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With about 40 small plates like The Hall Nachos, this spot has an excellent menu for the nail-biting action that comes with watching the Olympic games.

Wicked Wolf | 120 Sinatra Drive

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This waterside bar regularly offers new daily specials like Taco Tuesdays and Wine Wednesdays. Pop in and enjoy $5 margaritas on a Tuesday while watching the US v. Switzerland in volleyball.

Jersey City

Grove Square | 116 Newark Avenue

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With 30 TVs available, Grove Square will be having an instant happy hour for every USA Gold Medal and a happy hour half off appetizers. There will also be surprise specials when the USA team is playing so don’t miss out!

McGinley Square Pub | 755 Montgomery Street

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Stay at the bar or grab a table, none of the action can be missed with the 110-inch projector available.

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Six 26 | 128 Christopher Columbus Drive

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Filled with a full food and drink menu, Six 26 also offers brunch and vegetarian options. It will also be offering $4 Bud Lights up until 7PM for the Olympic games.

The Brightside Tavern | 141 Bright Street

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This community favorite, two-floor tavern will display the summer games in the bar room, dining room, and upstairs. Play some mini basketball while the US takes on their competitor.

The Hutton Bar & Grill | 225 Hutton Street

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The Hutton has maximized the ambiance of its outdoor space by including hanging lights, plants, and, of course, TV’s to catch all the action, whether it be the Eurocup or the summer Olympics.


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