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  • Best Spaces in Hoboken + Jersey City for Your Office Party

    Chairing your office’s events committee always seeeeems like a great idea. After all it’s hardly an inconvenience to swing by Baked By Melissa before the monthly birthday celebration or your cube-mates’ wedding shower. But before you know it, your boss is stopping by your desk on a weekly basis asking for details on the annual holiday party, where it’s going to be held, and if you are under budget. {Cue the panic and fast-talking} but not to fear – the HG team has rounded up the best spaces to host office party events in Hoboken and Jersey City this holiday season and beyond. Here’s our list:

    Hoboken Venues

    The Ainsworth {310 Sinatra Drive}

    Located on Hoboken’s picturesque waterfront, The Ainsworth is an ideal location for groups of all sizes. The restaurant/bar has four shared spaces {reserved tables and floor space} accommodating up to 75 people and one private room accommodating 20 people. The eclectic interior spaces, modern American food, and unbeatable views make this a must-see venue. Menus can be customized to any budget and include signature dishes {a cheeseburger loaded with mac n’ cheese… don’t mind if we do}, stationary and passed hors d’oeuvres, and handcrafted cocktails.

    Amanda’s {908 Washington Street}

    Nestled into the heart of Hoboken, Amanda’s provides a quaint atmosphere for a sophisticated corporate event. Amanda’s has five private dining areas accommodating anywhere from 10-90 people. Although each of the rooms provides a unique dining experience, we are partial to the Reserve Room which features vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and vineyard-inspired stained glass windows – a beautiful backdrop for your holiday gathering. To book a party and view seasonal menu sections, please speak with Jonathan, Doug, Joyce or Eugene.

    ArteVino {720 Monroe Street}

    Looking for something more than just your average corporate party? ArteVino Studio Hoboken is your answer. ArteVino Studio is a great place for colleagues to unleash their artistic side and create their own masterpiece under the guidance of the studio’s instructors. Each event is 2.5-3 hours long and costs approximately $45 per person. Food and beverages can be arranged through the studio’s catering partner or you can choose to BYO and the staff will assist with set-up. As an added bonus FREE public parking is available nearby.

    Barsky Gallery Hoboken

    One of Hoboken’s newer venues, Barsky Gallery, is a loft-style gallery that features original contemporary art. Guest will have the opportunity to catch-up with colleagues while taking in artwork from around the globe. Event size is flexible ranging from intimate two-person dinners {ladies dare we say this would make the BEST proposal spot} to cocktail events for 60+. Barsky Gallery does not offer food + beverages, but they work with several local caterers and vendors to truly customize your event’s menu. Event duration is typically four hours and pricing and availability will be provided upon request.

    Biggie’s {36-42 Newark Street}

    Located in the historic Clam Broth House, Biggie’s has proudly been serving up quality seafood, shellfish, and more for the past 65 years. Biggie’s private party room seats 40 and is located on their private lower level. If you are looking for a casual, comfortable, and family-oriented event space Biggie’s is the spot for your crew.

    Birch Hoboken {92 River Street}

    With two levels of private event space, two private bars, and state of the art audio and lighting equipment, Birch has brought the glamor and allure of NYC’s most popular nightclubs to Hoboken. Birch can accommodate up to 500 guests making this the ideal space for your larger corporate events and your guests’ plus ones. Each event is meticulously managed by one of Birch’s event specialists who will work with you to customize an array of food and beverage options for your guests. Word to the wise – be sure to include Birch’s one-of-a-kind milkshakes to your menu – they’ll be a sweet ending to a memorable night.

    Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}

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    Whether you are looking for a sit-down dinner, buffet, or a cocktail style event, The Brass Rail is able to accommodate any of your event needs. Event space is available in the formal upstairs dining room and can accommodate up to 70 people. Standout menu items include a raw bar, braised short ribs, and nutella creme brulee. For questions or to schedule a time to view the dining room, call 201.659.7074.

    Carpe Diem {1405 Grand Street}

    Located in the northwest corner of uptown, Carpe Diem offers guests modern American fare in a cozy relaxed atmosphere. A private party room located on the restaurant’s second level can be arranged for dinner or dinner+dancing for parties of 20 or more. Amenities include an audio hookup for music, DJ’s for hire, a designated bartender, and private restrooms. Menu selections can be found here, and we highly recommend offering one {or all} of their chicken wingsJust sayin’.

    See More: The Best Spots for Chicken Wings in Hoboken

    City Bistro {56 14th Street}

    City Bistro’s three-story space contains a bar, restaurant, and lounge/rooftop all in one. City Bistro serves traditional American dishes with a modern twist {and has added some gluten-free and veggie options} making this a fun dining experience for all palates. City Bistro has two private event areas located on the second floor – the private lounge and semi-private dining room. Cocktail-style parties can include a bar package as well as passed hors d’oeuvres or sit-down prix fixe or buffet-style dining events are available. A minimum of 20 guests is needed to book this venue.

    Dozzino’s {534 Adams Street}

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    Located at the corner of 6th and Adams, Dozzino’s is a cozy Italian spot serving wood-fired pizzas and other farm-to-table offerings {literally when they run out, they’re out}. They have a big area that is rentable for parties in the back {+ an outdoor space in the spring, summer, and fall months}. A common spot for baby and bridal showers, it’s an easy pick for a company office party too — especially as a BYO.

    The Gravity Vault {1423 Clinton Street}

    The Gravity Vault is Hoboken’s newest alternative workout gym catering to rock climbers of all ages and abilities. While your first thought may be that their event space is limited to children’s birthday parties, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Gravity Vault staff will tailor team building exercises and rock climbing to fit the size and skill-set of your organization. After you have experienced new heights in their 25,000 square foot gym, you and your colleagues can enjoy refreshments in Gravity Vault’s event room.

    Halifax Hoboken {225 River Street}

    Best known as one of the best bottomless brunches in Hoboken, Halifax’s dining space is available for private party rentals outside of their weekend brunch schedule. Waterfront views, fresh seafood, and organic decor will definitely lighten the spirits of your guests during the busy holiday season. For further info and event inquiries checkout Halifax online.

    See More: Bottomless Brunches You *MUST* Try in Hoboken and Jersey City

    House of Que {340 Sinatra Drive}

    According to House of Que, their restaurant is THE place for traditional cafeteria style service, live music, communal seating and unique cocktails. While NJ may not be top-of-mind when it comes to BBQ, House of Que has continued to wow patrons with their brisket, smoked, chicken and hearty southern sides. If you’re looking to spice up your annual event with a southern chic atmosphere and comfort food, submit an event inquiry online.

    Hot House {200 Monroe}

    Owned and operated by former mayoral candidate Karen Nason, Hoboken Hothouse is a unique indoor + outdoor event space located in West Hoboken. The cafe serves a variety Italian pastries, sandwiches, brick oven pizza, and more, all of which can be added to your customized event menu. Additionally, Hoboken Hothouse is BYO, making this event space an affordable option for your next corporate event.

    Hotel Victor Bar & Grill {77 Hudson Street}

    Located just steps from the PATH trains, Hotel Victor Bar and Grill is a quick and easy location for your next corporate event. Hotel Victor’s menu features a wide variety of beer, spirits, and classic pub food. For more information on hosting an event, call 201.942.9555.

    Hudson Table {1403 Clinton Street}

    Hoboken’s first cooking studio is usually booked up a few weeks to months out, but it can’t be overlooked as an awesome option for some holiday cooking and cheer with your co-workers. Enjoy BYO + the private space {with your own personal chef}, and cook and eat the night away in their beautifully-designed commercial kitchen.

    Local Barre {720 Monroe, 3rd Floor}

    Looking to host an event that will challenge your coworkers both mentally and physically? Consider scheduling your next outing at Local Barre’s West studio located at 720 Monroe Street. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a barre class which many describe as a combination of Pilates, yoga and ballet — and then enjoy their beautiful space for some cocktails and cheer {we hosted our Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga class there!}. Contrary to popular belief, barre is a great workout for males AND females so contact the studio today to schedule your private event.

    The Madison Bar and Grill {1316 Washington Street}

    “Daytime eats and nighttime beats” is the best way to describe The Madison Bar and Grille. Whether you decide to host an event in the charming dining room or the livelier bar section you can’t go wrong with the food, drinks and ambience at The Madison. Standout menu items include french onion dumplings, short rib ricotta ravioli, and chicken parm. Rumor has it that the bartenders will make champagne towers upon request so be sure to inquire about the any specialty items/services that may not be on the menu. The Madison Bar offers a variety of menu and beverage options starting at $46 and $17 respectively. Add-ons such as hors d’oeuvres and sweet are available to buffet and plated meals.

    Pilsener Haus & Biergarten {1422 Grand Street}

    Whether you are planning an Oktoberfest celebration or a holiday soiree, Pilsner Haus & Biergarten is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Reservations for private events of 20 or more individuals are taken on a limited basis so be sure to act fast. One table seats 20-34 people and can be reserved free of charge for up to three hours. Pints of beer, oversized pretzels, and traditional German meats are all available for consumption. An online reservation form and additional FAQs can be found here.

     

    Turtle Club {936 Park Avenue}

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    While few know the storied past of Hoboken’s Turtle Club, the classic cocktails {BEST Moscow Mule} and delicious menu offerings have solidified The Turtle Club as dining favorite around town. Whether you are interested in hosting a private or semi-private event The Turtle Club offers flexible party packages to fit any budget. For more info and to preview the menu, visit The Turtle Club online.

    Wicked Wolf {120 Sinatra Drive}

    If you’re looking to accommodate a crowd of 300+ Wicked Wolf has got you covered. Wicked Wolf hosts lunch and dinner events in a semi-private setting. Whether you wish to have a buffet, hors d’oeuvres, cocktail receptions, or a formal sit down dinners Wicked Wolf can provide service for all requests. Vegetarian and vegan diets are always accommodated, which guarantees dining at Wicked Wold will be an enjoyable experience for all.

    Willie McBrides {616 Grand Street}

    Often regarded as “The Hoboken Irish Pub,” Willie McBrides has a large function room available for private parties of 10-350 people. The room has its own stage, in house sound system, and private bar. However, the most unique add-on is certainly the free limo you will be picked up in as a courtesy of booking the venue. Events are typically scheduled for three hours and start at $20 per person for drinks and $17 per person for a buffet meal. A full listing of beverages, menu items, and prices can be found here.

    W Hoboken {225 River Street}

    The W Hotel Hoboken is a favorite event space amongst the HG team {don’t forget our Holiday Market on the 19th!}. Located along Hoboken’s waterfront, the NYC skyline provides a stunning backdrop for a holiday event. The W’s grand ballroom can accommodate up to 230 guests for a seated dinner and menu options and pricing are available upon request. Should you have any out-of-town coworkers, reduced rates for rooms are also available.

    Jersey City Venues

    Barcade {163 Newark Street}

    Pinball, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong are just a few of the many games available at Barcade Jersey City. Barcade is part bar and part arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer. Tables can be rented Sunday-Thursday and renting the entire bar is available for private parties. Barcade typically doesn’t schedule events on Fridays + Saturdays, but if money is no problem Barcade welcomes serious inquiries. Guests will have the opportunity to play as many arcade games as they desire given that most cost a mere $0.25 per round. Food + beverage specials and packages are available so contact Barcade to begin planning your event.

    The Brightside Tavern {141 Bright Street}

    The Brightside Tavern features two rooms for private parties including their intimate Fireside Lounge for parties under 40 or the Piano Room for parties over 40. Both rooms are equipped with a large multimedia projection system — perfect for slideshows, karaoke, and more. Additional features include dartboards, a shuffle board table, and of course a piano. For more info on room rentals, food pricing, and catering, please text 917.385.0703.

    Carlo’s Bakery {Lackawanna Factory Class — 631 Grove Street}

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    If you’re looking to change it up {and incorporate something that all your co-workers can take home}, Carlo’s factory is a unique spot in Jersey City right on the border of Hoboken offering holiday baking classes — accommodating up to 25 people. Learn the ins and outs of what makes Carlo’s a delicious and nationally-renown bakery {with locations opening all over the country [after starting in Hoboken]} and have a blast baking up a storm. Click here for a list of classes and to get in touch.

    Cellar 335 {335 Newark Street}

    Best known for their global plates and tropical cocktails, Cellar 335 will immediately transport your guests to a tropical paradise conveniently located in Jersey City. Serving up progressive American food with Asian flair, it’s hard to decide whether the meals or the tiki-inspired drinks are our favorite part of Cellar 335. For more information on private events, menus, and pricing please submit an online inquiry via Cellar 336’s website.

    Gringo’s Tacos {12 Cole Street}

    Brought to you by the creative masterminds of Pier 13 in Hoboken, Gringo’s Tacos serves up Mexican inspired American cuisine using simple ingredients with complex flavors. Lucky for you, Gringo’s welcomes events and even has a piñata room stocked with actual piñatas for beating, cocktails on tap, and sombreros and maracas to help you celebrate in style. Event requests can be submitted online or by emailing events@gringostaco.com. Menu items not be be missed include The Buffalo Soldier, which is shrimp tempura, house-made buffalo sauce with house-made celery and carrot slaw topped with a ranch cream or Kim Jong Un which is a Korean short rib taco.

    Liberty Prime {111 Montgomery Street}

    For those looking for an upscale meal for this year’s corporate event, The Gallery at Liberty Prime is a great Jersey City pick. The Gallery features three private rooms all of which are equipped with a projector, sound system, microphone, and a fully stocked private bar. Rooms can accommodate 30-180 guests guests for a sit-down dinner. Should you wish to rent the entire space, 200 guests can be seated for a dinner or 400 for a cocktail reception. The Gallery has an attached parking garage so that guests do not need to worry about braving the winter elements or finding a parking space on the street.  All major hotels in the area are within walking distance making this a great venue for local or out-of-town guests alike.

    Liberty Science Center {222 Jersey City Boulevard}

    While this may have been the destination of several elementary school field trips , Liberty Science Center is much more than a museum for children. Your colleagues will surely be impressed by the one-of-a-kind views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The museum’s glass-enclosed Observation Tower is a fun space for a smaller events such as an intimate dinner or cocktail reception. Larger gatherings can be hosted in the two-story gallery spaces and grand lobby which accommodates up to 1,200 guests. Liberty Science Center provides event staff to assist with planning and setting up your event and their preferred catering vendors will help you customize the menu. For more information and availability contact Liberty Science Center at 201.253.1378 or specialevents@LSC.org.

    Satis Bistro {212 Washington Street}

    Featuring menu items such house-made fresh ricotta gnocci and a butternut squash wellington, Satis Bistro will be a meal your colleagues rave about for weeks after the event. Satis Bistro features two main dining rooms seating up to 90 people — and a mezzanine dining area seating up to 35 guests. While Satis is typically not open for lunch during the week, private parties and events can be arranged any day or time with advance notice. For more information, please email your requirements to info@satisbistro.com and a member of their staff will get back to you in a mere 48 hours with a proposed menu and term sheet.

    Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Drive}

    While you may have visited Zeppelin Hall to cool off during the summer months, this Jersey City biergarten provides ample indoor space for you next corporate event. With food packages ranging from $15-$30 per person and drinks packages from $12-$18, it is easy to plan an event on any type of budget at Zeppelin Hall. While all event menus are posted online, we would highlyy recommend ordering a few rounds of their gigantic pretzels. Zeppelin Hall can accommodate parties of 20 – 200-300+, and all details to get your party planning started can be found here.

    Have you recently planned a corporate event in Hudson County? Which venue did you choose? Please share any insider tips for your fellow readers below! 

     


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    Despite moving to the Mile Square on a whim, Nicole is happy to call Hoboken her home. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in biology and now works as a health & benefits consultant in the city. When she’s not killing it in corporate America, Nicole can be found shopping for her dream home on Park and Bloomfield, sipping a margarita on the rocks (she has yet to find one she hasn’t liked), or being dragged into a dog park by her giant goldendoodle, Sammy.


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