It’s officially March!
And while there is excitement to celebrate the month by honoring women’s history or the NBA’s March Madness, many others are gearing up to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th)
To honor Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and Irish history, St. Patrick’s Day is brought in by wearing green clothing, speaking on the luck of the shamrock, parades and festivals, drinking beer, and chowing down on bar food.
With over 120 bars and establishments in Hoboken, it can be challenging to decipher which ones are the best to visit to bring in St. Patrick’s Day.
But fear not – we have a few recommendations for you to check out the days and weeks before the official St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
Below are the top seven bars to visit in Hoboken to get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.
MADD HATTER HOBOKEN
221 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ
Madd Hatter Hoboken is a top-tier sports bar with over 40 big-screen TVs and projection TVs surrounding the massive island bar.
The bar and restaurant also have a delicious Wonderland brunch daily from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Some food options include French roast, avocado toast, eggs benedict, sweets, and drinks such as bloody marys.
This bar will be hosting bar crawls on Mar.4 from 10 am to Mar.5 at 3:00 am, Mar.11 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET, Mar. 17 from 3:00 pm to 3:00 am Mar.18, and Mar.18 from 3:00 pm ET to 10:00 pm ET.
159 1st St., Hoboken, NJ
Mulligan’s Pub is a Hoboken bar showcasing European football and the NFL on large-screen TVs across the establishment’s walls.
The full-service kitchen offers juicy chicken wings and sirloin burgers while offering Irish-inspired cuisine with Dublin fish and chips, and a traditional Irish breakfast served all day.
Mulligan’s also has a private party room and a complete bar ideal for personal, corporate, and holiday events. Additionally, Mulligan’s has competitive pool and dart leagues that you can join.
734 Willow Ave., Hoboken, NJ
Get ready to have a good time at Finnegan’s Pub.
They stream every NFL game live, view Premier League matches, and play darts.
They have succulent chicken wings and sandwiches like the classic Reuben, made with Guinness-braised corned beef, handmade sauerkraut, and melted Swiss and Russian dressing, all grilled between slices of Rye bread.
The pub also has a Party room available for private events if you’re interested. Live performances are also held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
501 Garden St., Hoboken, NJ
Moran’s is one of the oldest genuine Irish pubs in the heart of Hoboken.
This pub’s classic Guinness is perfectly poured, and the food is mouth-wateringly good.
The establishment offers Irish and American gastropub food that’s made fresh with quality ingredients.
These food items include Irish poutine with short rib, curry sauce, Irish cheddar, scallions, Limerick fish & chips, and Lenny’s Classic Shepherd’s Pie, which is gluten-free.
Moran’s was also featured in the HBO documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing At All and the short film Ball and Vase, which chronicles a 92-year-old World War II veteran and widower who lives in a small apartment in Hoboken as he navigates an opportunity to face the world around him.
CARPE DIEM PUB & RESTAURANT
1405 Grand St., Hoboken, NJ
Carpe Diem Pub & Restaurant was created in 2006 and is considered a “hidden gem” tucked in Hoboken’s northern edge.
The bar’s restaurant has an ever-changing menu, keeping things fresh and delivering a fantastic gastro-pub experience. From steaks to sandwiches to authentic Irish pub cuisine and chicken wings, Carpe Diem prides itself on delivering a meal or snack for every person’s craving.
And we can’t forget the drinks to wash the food down. There is an extensive collection of wines and bubbly. They also sell beer and spirits.
Customers can also happily enjoy a lowkey drink as they catch up with friends or watch a game at the bar. Families and couples can get cozy by the fireplace in the dining room or take in the serene and peaceful outdoor cafe when it’s warm outside.
WILLIE MCBRIDES IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT
616 Grand St., Hoboken, NJ
Willie McBride is another favorite Irish bar amongst patrons in the heart of Hoboken and Branchburg.
The bar is run by husband and wife duo Sean and Maura Hession, accompanied by their daughters Chloe and Dara.
There is an extensive range of draft beer and pub food in a small and intimate space with open fireplaces.
On the weekends, you’re in for a treat to some live music. And if you want to get to Willie McBride’s Irish Pub & Restaurant stylishly, you can call the bar’s complimentary limo service to pick you up.
343 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ
Onieal’s is a cozy bar on a picturesque corner off Church Square Park. In the spring and summer, the bar has outdoor seating that gives a peaceful view of the park, a comfortable dining room, and a spirited bar and lounge area.
The food is also just as good as the views. The menu includes crab cake sandwiches, chicken wings, and burgers for dinner and lunch.
Onieal’s also serves up brunch. Things such as Oneil’s Irish breakfast, eggs benedict, or shepherd’s pie are some of the many savory items.
As for drinks, they serve specialty cocktails, wine, and beers. For brunches, Oneil’s provides a brunch cocktails menu and a Wine Down Wednesday, where people can get 25% off their purchase of wine by the glass or the bottle.
There is also another location in the SoHo area of New York City.
Overall, this is just a glimpse of what bars in Hoboken can be perfect for visiting for this St. Patrick’s Day 2023.
And if you’re interested in more bars around New Jersey, check out these sports bars in Jersey City and rooftop bars around Jersey City.