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7 Margarita Spots in 5 Hours: Our Hoboken {Margarita Crawl}

February 22nd is National Margarita Day! To celebrate, we at Hoboken Happy Hours did the heavy lifting (those margarita chalices are not small), and crawled to 7 Margarita spots in Hoboken in one day.

Note: The following took place between 1pm and 6pm on a sunny Saturday in Hoboken. Events occur in real time (kind of)…

Before we jump into the crawl, check out what our squad had to say about their past run-ins with Tequila…



1:00pm: Cadillac Cantina

Cadillac Team pic

Cucumber Cilantro Margarita: “Tasty, not too much cilantro” – JK

Jalapeño Margarita: “Love jalapeno and spicy, perfect compliment” – AE

La Sandia Citricos Margarita: “A taste of Summer.” – JC


1:45pm: Wicked Wolf

The French Margarita:

“Very sweet and very strong. The way I like my men.” – KS

“Meh.” – JC and AM

Note: All margaritas consumed were made with Don Julio Tequila (thanks Ben from Diageo!)


2:30pm: The Ainsworth


Photo Credit: @hashtagfoodpic

Crooked Knife:

“Favorite Cocktail in Hoboken.” – GC

“Spiciest drink I’ve had so far.” – AM

Margarita: “Delicious and classic.” – JK

The Barista: “It’s the best thing I’ve ever had!” – TB

Note: “Three stops. No salt” – GC


3:15pm: House Of ‘Que

Frozen Strawberry Margarita: “This tastes like a strawberry daiquiri. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted and more.” – LS

Traditional Frozen Margarita: “It’s what you expect.” – BT

Tequila Tasting: “I prefer the younger one.” – JK

3:26pm: The lights of Hoboken are all timed out. If you walk at the right pace the lights will always be in your favor. – AE

3:49pm: “I like Reposado and didn’t even know it!” – TB (Our token vegetarian and former non-tequila drinker)

3:57pm: “What’s our next stop? Do they have cheese fries there?” – TB

Note: Blanco Tequila is younger and Reposado Tequila is aged.


4:00pm: East LA

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Coconut flavored Margarita: “Tastes like a pina colada.” – JK

Pineapple flavored Margarita: “I kind of wish there was more pineapple.” – JK

Nachos: “Omigod there’s beans under here?!?!?!?” – KS and GC

Note: Tequila is the only alcohol that is not considered a depressant. Because it’s made with agave, it is considered a stimulant. – BA

5:12pm: We abducted ML midway through her moving day.

“I am the most sober participant that has EVER participated in a margarita crawl.” – ML

5:20pm: Celine Dion was sung.


5:45pm: City Bistro

Original: “It’s good from the classic perspective; it’s good.” – JC

Grapefruit Jalapeño: “Spicy, but good.” – JK


6:30pm: Las Olas

Las Olas

Spicy Mango Margarita:  “I am so over spicy margaritas and possibly margaritas in general. Hahaha who am I kidding?” – JK

No matter whether you prefer frozen or on the rocks, spicy or watermelon, there are plenty of places to enjoy a delicious cold margarita on National Margarita Day. Salud!

Written by Joanne Kornelli

Joanne has proudly been a resident of Hoboken for almost 10 years. Having tried margaritas at only Mexican restaurants she was excited to go on this journey. She is now a tequila know-it-all and will gladly explain to you the difference between “good tequila” and “bad tequila” over a shot of Don Julio.