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12 Things to Look Forward to in {Hoboken in August}

There’s A LOT going on in Hoboken in August! Check out 12 of our favorite picks to enjoy the Summer fun!


1. Hudson Restaurant Week, August 1st-3rd


We’ve already given you the full scoop on this year’s Hudson Restaurant Week. But if you haven’t taken advantage of the awesome food specials lining Hudson County yet, what are you waiting for?!? There are only 3 days left to take part in this foodie miracle. With some of the best restaurants in the Mile Square participating, it’s a great time to get out there and try something new!


2. Hoboken Movies Under the Stars @ Pier A Park, Wednesdays at 8pm

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Free movies on Pier A continue! The August Movie Line Up:

  • Wednesday, August 1st 8pm: The Isle of Dogs
  • Wednesday,  August 8th 8pm: Ferdinand
  • Wednesday,  August 15th 8pm: Coco


3. Movie/TV Trivia @ Black Bear Bar & Grill, Wednesdays at 8pm


Raise your hand if you are personally victimized by Michael Scott! Oh wait, that’s not right. Put your entertainment knowledge to the test with Black Bear all August long. They’ve already announced Mean Girls & The Office, but keep an eye on their website for more opportunities to show your stuff!

  • August 1st- Mean Girls
  • August 29th – The Office


4. National IPA Day, August 2nd

mills tavern

There is no shortage of spots to pick up a brew in the Mile Square, but a few spots reign supreme in the craft beer department! Head to any of the beer-friendly spots below, but swap out your usual Lager or Pils for an IPA to celebrate and get “hoppy!” (Bonus points if you can snag a local brew!)

  • The Shepherd & the Knucklehead
  • Cork City
  • Pilsener Haus
  • Texas Arizona
  • The Madison
  • Mills Tavern


5. Namaste and Rosé for True Mentors @ Kolo Klub, August 2nd

kolo klub

Hoboken’s first pop-up yoga class and wine tasting fundraiser hosted by Devotion360 to benefit TRUE Mentors. 100% of Namaste & Rosé proceeds will go to the non-profit. Buy tickets here!

From 7-9:30pm, guests will enjoy:

  • A yoga class for all levels that combines mindfulness, movement and relaxation taught by an experienced Devotion360 yogi on mats donated by Athleta for use during the event
  • Two glasses of premium rosé and freshly-baked pastries courtesy of local vendors
  • The opportunity to participate in the TRUE Mentors raffle and win a variety of prizes


6. Hoboken Food & Culture Tour, August 4th


The Hoboken Food & Culture Tour shows the best of what Hoboken has to offer! Enjoy incredible bites of Hoboken classics like house-baked bread, fresh mozzarella, coal-fired pizza, homemade cupcakes and unique tea varieties at some of Hoboken’s most famous culinary destinations! Get your tickets for the August 4th tour, and be ready to depart at 2pm from the Hoboken PATH Station.


7. Kinky Trivia @ McSwiggans, August 7th

mcswiggans trivia

There’s a lot more than Phoenix Bombs going down at McSwiggans on Tuesday, August 7th. From 8:30-11pm, play 3 rounds of “kinky” trivia for free! The top two scoring teams will be taking home $100 worth of Adult Goodies. So grab your kinkiest crew, answer questions and take advantage of the awesome food and drink specials!

4-10pm only:

  • $5 All-You-Can-Eat Ribs
  • $10 Miller Lite Beer Towers
  • $12 Leinenkugel’s Shandy Beer Towers

All Night:

  • $3.50 Miller Lite Bottles
  • $4 Glasses of Wine
  • $4 Yuengling
  • $4 Angry Orchard drafts
  • $15 Coors Light Buckets


8. HHH 4th Birthday Party @ The Dubliner, August 9th

dubliner shots beer

Join the Hoboken Happy Hours squad as we toast 4 years of awesome events, unbeatable drinks specials, and most importantly, hanging with all of you! Join us in the celebration at our 4th Birthday party at The Dubliner Rooftop. We’ll be having awesome food and drink specials, exclusive giveaways and free cookies! Don’t forget to RSVP for FREE!

Specials Include:

  • $3 902 Brewing Drafts
  • $3 Spice Key Shots
  • $4 Bottled Beer
  • $5 Mixers & Shots
  • $5 All Apps (Excluding “The Sampler”)


9. National Whiskey Sour Day, August 25th

whiskey sour

Anyone can whip together a bourbon cocktail, but a few Hoboken bars are known for their extensive booze collections. Head to any of these spots and take advantage of their Makers, Bulleit or Woodford to celebrate National Whiskey Sour day in true Kentucky bourbon style.

  • The Winston
  • The Ainsworth
  • The Madison
  • City Bistro


10. Outdoor Drinking

city bistro

Remember when it was November and you couldn’t be bothered to drink anything besides red wine in your pajamas? Well, now it’s August, and the time for rooftop vodka sodas and sidewalk rosé is upon us. Take advantage of the awesome outdoor drinking available at these Hoboken hot spots:

  • Bin 14: try a glass of $10 bubbly on the sidewalk, Thursdays after 10pm
  • City Bistro: try a glass of half-priced house drinks, beer or wine on the rooftop until 7pm on Mondays
  • Halifax: try a $4 beer flight or $7 seasonal cocktail on the waterfront until 7pm on Wednesdays
  • House of ‘Que: try a half-priced specialty cocktail from a window seat until 7pm on Fridays
  • Pilsener Haus: try a half-priced beer or food from the grill in the courtyard until 11:59pm on Tuesdays
  • The Dubliner: try a $6 Patron drink from 8pm-close on the rooftop on Tuesdays!


11. Preseason Football

football in Hoboken

Their are few things more exciting than Football season in Hoboken, and guess what?! It’s almost upon us. August begins cold beers and loud chants as your favorite teams battle it out on the big screen of your favorite bar…and if you’re really looking for a show, our very own Jets and Giants face off for the first time in the 2018-2019 season on August 24th.


12. Activities at Resilience Paddle Sports

kayaking in hoboken

Resilience Paddle Sports prides themselves on “building healthy, resilient communities through outdoor adventure.” They offer a variety of incredible water activities from basic kayaking to paddle board yoga classes. The spots fill up pretty quick, so take a look at their website and book early! Speaking from experience (me in the yellow kayak on a sunset NYC tour), this is one of the coolest activities in the Mile Square, so you don’t want to miss out before the end of summer!

Written by Tabi Krier

Tabi is Jersey-born, but took a brief stint as a “Hey y’all”-saying, college basketball loving, southern girl while attending the University of Kentucky! GO CATS!! Now landing back up north, she can be found in her preferred color wheel (black, blush & white), with sneakers on her feet and an aggressively long walking stride. Tabi is constantly trying to balance equal but conflicting obsessions with mac & cheese, bourbon and bathing suits, but mac & cheese and bourbon always win.