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  • The 11 Best Bars to Watch Football in Hoboken

    Navigating the bar scene be a little overwhelming without some knowledge going in. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the best bar spots in Hoboken — 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}

    Not into commercials during the games? WW hires a DJ to spin beats whenever there’s a break in the action. That + a few brews on tap, and it’s pretty much a party. It’s usually packed — creating a Sunday Funday to the max.

    For Mimosas and Sangria All Day: Mikie Squared {616 Washington Street}

    Mikie’s is a go-to spot on Sundays in general, as their $10 sangria pitchers are pretty much our fave thing ever. Add their Mimosa “flight” {pick three mimosa flavors out of their 10+ options}, and sample to your hearts content. Major bonus: this spot *may* be the Manmosa capital of Hoboken. DELISH!

    For a More Intimate Vibe: Carpe Diem {1405 Grand Street}

    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 their wings, the steak bites and pasties are on point — seasoned ground angus and potatoes stuffed in a puff pastry pocket, served with house gravy. Comfort food to the max.

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

    While this is a newer spot in Hoboken, the craft beer list is extensive and impressive — which goes hand in hand with a giant layout of TVs, everywhere. This uptown spot is quickly going to become a staple on football Sundays.

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

    Great bar food and any sports fan’s dream — their giant wall of televisions is sure to keep you satisfied {even if you’re trying to watch several games at once}. No need to bring your phone to watch the second one, Black Bear is playing every. single. game. {PS another fave wing spot!}

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

    What a Hoboken gem on Willow Ave. 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.

    For an Outdoor Experience: The Dubliner {96 River Street}

    The 3rd level of The Dubliner is an outdoor roof deck with a huge screen, thus creating the essential downtown spot for football observance. Add some Corona buckets and soak up the autumn sun — and you’ll be in Sunday Funday heaven.
    For a Spot Close to the PATH for Your NYC Friends: Texas Arizona {76 River Street}

    We all know our NYC friends can be sliiightly condescending or lazy 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. You’re welcome, NY-ers.

    For Martinis and Football: 10th and Willow {935 Willow Avenue}

    This spot is a crowd pleaser for the martini lover. Opt for the French {vodka, Chambord, a splash of pineapple juice}, the Cucumber {muddled cucumbers, mint, lime, and cucumber vodka}, 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* Football: 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 {Saturday at 7AM = check}. PS – a word of caution: 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}

    Yep, this pretty much seals the deal. Wine on tap > beer on tap. And Brass Rail actually has both — plus a kicka$$ menu {that currently includes lobster mac and cheese}. Mic drop.

    *BONUS: For a Place to NOT Watch Football and Still Drink: Halifax in the W Hotel {225 River Street}

    Let’s face it, not everyone is a football fan. And when that is the case but you still want to hang and enjoy a Sunday Funday, Halifax has a pretty stellar brunch + cocktails menu that will please even the most finicky anti-sports fan’s Sunday.

    So there you have it. The best of the best. Happy fall!


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. She started the site 5 years ago to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local Hoboken + Jersey City boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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