• These 6 Hoboken Bars Allow Dogs

    When it comes to going out with your wingman, there truly may be no better wingman ever in life than your dog. Seriously though, just walking down the street with a dog {as a man or a woman}, you’re guaranteed to get stopped on the reg by adoring ladies and gents. {It’s pretty much a fact.} So when nightfall comes and you’re trying to enjoy a nice evening out with a few cold ones or cocktails, take note of these Hoboken bars that actually allow dogs to be patrons.

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    ^When your dog has a penchant for booze, ya gotta allow it… via 

    1. Louise and Jerry’s {329 Washington Street}

    A self-proclaimed dive bar, L&J’s is located on Washington Street, and is well-known to be super dog-friendly. In fact, they’ve even hosted a doggie costume contest in the past. They have a jukebox, straightforward drinks, and a lowkey crowd — plus, a pool table in case your pup wants to cheer you on as you pool shark the crowd.

    2. DC’s Tavern {505 8th Street}

    Off the beaten path, D.C.’s is another dive bar located on the corner of 8th and Jefferson — and known to allow a pooch or two inside {HG mascot included!}. Besides their delicious Bloody Marys and pool table, they have a record player and epic decor on the walls. As you pass through, you can even grab a “souvenir’ — they sell D.C.’s Tavern tees, which are guaranteed to be a fun memory of a night out with your boo {aka pooch}.

    3. Ale House {1034 Willow Avenue}

    One of the only uptown spots that allows dogs, the Ale House is super dog friendly and doesn’t usually have an insane crowd where your dog would feel skittish or overwhelmed. The bar boasts a pool table, juke box, and shuffleboard, so you can keep yourself entertained for a good portion of the night. Just be careful in the darts area, which could be a bit dangerous with rogue darts for your pup!

    4. Mulligan’s {159 1st Street}

    For the dog that is into soccer {football!} and watching the game on TV, Mulligan’s is your downtown spot. You can cheer on your football team at early hours in the AM with your pup by your side {Mulligan’s opens at odd hours to make sure you can catch the games in other time zones}.

    5. Nag’s Head {359 1st Street}

    A laidback downtown spot on 1st Street, Nag’s Head is rumored to allow dogs in {though we haven’t tested it personally yet with a pup}. It has a cozy, intimate vibe and is great for watching a game on one of their TVs. Just make sure that if you bring your dog on game day the televisions aren’t too loud as it’s a pretty small space. All in all a nice downtown bar that doesn’t get overly crowded — perfect to bring your pooch.

    6. Cork City {239 Bloomfield Street}

    A beer-lover’s heaven {and a bit of a break from the typical downtown Hoboken bar scene}, Cork City offers 150 varieties of bottles and is a bit off the beaten path — of course, they allow dogs! Cork City also has a rotating tap, so the beer options differ on a routine basis. Puppies and new beer to try? Win/Win!

    See More: Hotspots for Gluten-Free Beer in Hoboken


    The question you may be wondering, however, is “Why do some bars allow dogs {and not others}?” The answer and reason, we’ve gathered, is food. If the bar serves food, chances are your little buddy is not allowed in as that would be a health code violation.

    PSA from HG: Taking your dog to the bar is lots of fun. You’ll probably enjoy it. They *may* even enjoy it, too. But, if it’s a night where they’re playing loud music and it’s really crowded, it’s probably best to leave fido at home. It’s all fun and games til someone steps on a paw or your dog is permanently traumatized by super loud music. Just be mindful that our little furry friends are a lot more sensitive to crowds and noise than we are.

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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. She started the site 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 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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