Destination Guide


Hoboken is perfectly placed for work and play.

Destination Guide Hoboken

When In Hoboken, You Must

Know Before You Go

Halifax Restaurant features Northeastern farm and coastal cuisine, with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients. The vast majority of their product, if not made in-house, comes from farmers, fisherman, and artisans from Delaware north to our namesake, Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Reserve your spot now for their Bubbles Brunch every Saturday and Sunday.

Halifax Restaurant

Treat Yourself

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.


/mah-tz/ slang.
Abbreviated word for creamy Italian mozzarella.
Tony, get the mutz from the fridge!

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Downtown

The business and transportation hub of our little town also hosts the liveliest bars and restaurants.

2. Midtown

Steven's Institute of Technology, Church Square Park, and multiple bagel and pizzeria spots in a block radius. What more can you ask for?

3. Uptown

Slightly quieter than its counterparts, Uptown has many hidden gems. Check out Little City Book's new location, grab a coffee at BWE café, see a movie at Bowtie Cinemas, and try the best wings in Hoboken at Carpe Diem.

4. The Waterfront

While the Hudson River Waterfront spans 18.5 miles, Hoboken's one mile contains many influential and historical spots. Visit Sybil's Cave which was inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and stop by numerous World War II memorials along the way.

Ultimate Access

Antique Bar and Bakery

Antique Bar and Bakery

122 Willow Ave

Head over to Antique Bar and Bakery for unique twists on classic cocktails and a speakeasy feel. While the décor is 70’s chic with walls plastered in movie posters and a menu that reads as a script, the coal oven creations are among the top rated for locals.

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Ask about their stuffed breads. Also, cocktails like All the Way and Stone’s Throw From Manhattan are must-trys. For dinner, choose an entrée that you can drench one of their five signature sauces in. You’ll thank me later!

Revival Vintage Boutique

Revival Vintage Boutique

47B Harrison St

Looking for something eccentric? Check out this local thrift store where art, music and fashion link up. Their showroom exhibit select discoveries that span the past three centuries and elevate current trends beyond the generic monotony of thrift stores and mass retail.

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Make it a day. After shopping, check out Barsky Gallery right next door!

Belo Bar

Belo Bar

104 Hudson St

Experience all that jazz at Hoboken’s newest cocktail bar complete with smooth drinks and classic American fare.

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Even more fun: join them Wednesday nights for piano karaoke and mid-week specials.


Willie McBride's

616 Grand St

Looking for an Irish Pub with great food, great music and free rides to and from the venue? You can find all these things at Willie McBride’s. Join them for live music by local bands every Friday and Saturday night and come back Sunday for a Full Irish Breakfast!

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When you use their free limo service, you also get in to the bar with no cover!

Either / Or




720 Monroe St

Slightly off the beaten path, CycleBar is located in the Monroe Center where they make every spin class a party.

City Bistro


City Bistro

56 14th St

After you work up a sweat, chill out at Hoboken's only rooftop bar. They have specials every day of the week including happy hours and brunch party on Sundays with a live DJ and prix fixe menu.

Packing List

w hoboken packing list

1. Sneakers

With a town only a square mile, you can skip the Uber and walk from bar to bar.

2. Denim Jacket

Denim jackets have made a comeback and are no stranger to Hobokenites.

3. Faux-Leather Leggings

Trendy and versatile, you can dress these leggings up for a night out or pair with a sweater for a more casual look.

4. Mini Backpack Purse

Convenient to keep all your belongings with you.