4 Major Sports, 1 Action-Filled Month: {Where to Catch All the Action in Hoboken}

All sports fanatics out there should have a special place in their heart for the month of October. While much of the world begins to indulge in ‘Pumpkin-Spiced’ this and that, apple/pumpkin picking and haunted hayrides; sports enthusiasts are thrilled with the only month of game action that includes all big 4 sports leagues at the same time! Combine all of this great action with the abundance of places to experience it, and boy, are we in for one heck of a month. Let’s take a look some of the top offerings for each of our major sports.


Baseball season is at its apex with the playoffs and World Series taking place this month. Whether your favorite team has made it into the final bunch or not, one thing is for sure – as the weather gets colder, the games get closer, and each inning becomes that much more important.

Best spots to catch all of the action on the diamond:

House of ‘Que

house of que crowd

Happy Hour specials include:

  • $3 Coors Light Draft or Pabst Blue Ribbon Cans
  • $4 Shiner Draft
  • $5 Tito’s Drinks or House wines

The Dubliner


20 HD TVs as well as 2 giant projectors – what is there not to love? The heated rooftop provides a truly unique experience and allows for you and your crew to watch ball games as if you are at the stadium – without the frozen toes and fingers, that is.



The college and professional football seasons are in full swing. Saturdays are reserved for watching all of the collegiate games, and Sundays…well Sunday Fundays during football season are what make so many people ride the struggle bus and loathe Mondays.

Best spots to kick back and watch some hard hitting on the gridiron:

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead

the shep football crowd

Specials include:

  • $0.75 wings
  • $20 Bud Light pitchers
  • $28 Shocktop & Goose Island IPA pitchers
  • BONUS: Buy 2 of the above pitchers, get the 3rd 1/2 off!

Cadillac Cantina

Cadillac Cantina

Specials include:

  • $15 Corona, Miller Lite and Yuengling buckets
  • $5 Jameson Ginger or Jim Beam Coke
  • $6 Patron Pineapple
  • $3 Green Tea shots
  • $4 Patron shots
  • $5 Jameson shots

For the full guide to all football specials please check here.



Hockey season gets underway early this month, and then, from there it is 1,271 games of speed skating, quick passing, and board checking to go until the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. Almost every bar in town roots for the Rangers or the Devils, so no matter what your pub of choice is, you will never go truly wrong. We do have a few favorites though when it comes to catching the Blueshirts or those mighty Devils in action.

Best spots to watch NHL hockey:

Black Bear

Black Bear - Rangers


Black Bear is Rangers Country. Plain and simple. This bar is arguably the biggest Rangers fan zone in all of Hoboken. Catch any game here, and you will be sure to see the Broadway Blueshirts all across the giant TV wall, horn sounds on the score of a goal, red-white-and-blue-themed drink specials, and of course, your classic Madison Square Garden chants.

Texas Arizona

texas arizona hockey

TA’s location right across from the PATH has made it a popular destination for fans going to and from Devils games at the Prudential Center in Newark and of course, Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. In addition to fans, Texas Arizona has also been the bar of choice for players following their action on the ice. Grab a game and a beer here, and who knows – you might run into Taylor Hall or Henry Lundqvist!



The last of the big four sports that is slated to run in October is the NBA. The regular season kicks off about midway through the month, and boy, is there more hype than ever this year with LeBron now out in sunny LA and the Warriors adding a few new pieces for another run at a title. There is a great mix of young and established talent in the league, and we will see how the monumental move of world’s most elite player changes the outlook of the league this year. Let’s not overlook the NCAA though – college basketball gears up soon, too!

Mills Tavernmills

Mills offers a plethora of TV screens so that no matter who your team is, they’ve got you covered. As for specials – why limit tacos to only Tuesdays? Mills offers Thursday specials for tacos ($2) along with 6$ margeritas. If the South-of-the-Border offering wasn’t enough to entice you, check out their Saturday specials which include $10 carafes of white or red sangria.

McSwiggans Pub


Mcswiggans is a go-to for any and all sports action. What makes the offering even sweeter is their daily All-You-Can-Eat food specials. During the week, each day offers a $5 special for endless plates – wings, ribs, chicken bites, oysters and nachos. Come for the game, and never leave hungry!

Written by Anthony Montufar

Anthony is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan living in a small world infested with obnoxious Giants fans who have little to no mental capacity. In addition to sports, he is an avid follower of the TopSZN regime as well as the OVO label and can be found repping either one. When he is not slaving away at his desk, Steve is slugging whiskey at one of the many bars in the best square mile city in the world. Speaking of the world, he loves America more than you could ever imagine because it doesn’t get better than being back to back World War champs. Cheers, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!