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Complete Guide to Finding {The Perfect Event Space} for your Holiday Party in Hoboken

The Holidays are fast approaching, and although it seems like it was just Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July is not the holiday we are talking about. It is officially the season of eggnog, roast dinners and holly jolly cheer! It’s officially the time of year where your most worn clothing items are sports jerseys and ugly Christmas sweaters, and you spend your evenings on Pinterest looking for “Easy recipes for an office potluck”.

Long story short, it’s party time, and Hoboken has no shortage of places to party, but not everywhere allows you to host one!! To make planning your holiday extravaganza a little easier, we are breaking down places in Hoboken with dedicated event spaces and bookings to create the perfect party for you and your guests! 

Antique Bar & Bakery

122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken

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Antique Bar and Bakery boasts some of the most delicious and unique food in Hoboken, and it can be yours for the night this Holiday season. The retro vibe, combined with the open kitchen makes this a one-of-kind spot for you and your guests. And with all star dishes including Beef Cheek Parm, Oven Roasted Rib Eye and Lobster pasta, plus shareable snacks like seasonal rice balls, stuffed breads and mussels, you are sure to impress! 

For pricing and booking inquiries, please contact them at 201.683.7029 or by visiting their website.


Antique Loft

33 Newark Street, Hoboken

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The most recent branch of the Antique family has all of the best of Antique Bar and Bakery’s culinary mastery, with unbeatable views of the Manhattan skyline. The panoramic views are accessible from all parts of the venue, with high ceilings and large windows — you won’t even need to take advantage of the expansive balcony outside to catch a glimpse of the city that never sleeps (although, you’ll probably want to)!

For Loft pricing and booking inquiries, please contact Antique Bar & Bakery at 201.683.7029 or by visiting their website.


Biggie’s

36-42 Newark Street, Hoboken

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Biggie’s prides themselves on being able to host a wide variety of events in both their Hoboken and Ramsey locations. With dedicated party rooms and some of the yummiest seafood in town, Biggie’s is an easy choice for a Holiday gathering.

Capacity: 40 People 

For pricing and booking inquiries, visit their event website.


Bin 14

1314 Washington Street, Hoboken 

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Okay, so who loves wine?!! Everyone? That’s what I thought. The restaurant group behind Anthony David’s, Bin 14 and others, offers private events in their cozy, uptown Hoboken wine bar. The focus on elevated Italian food, small plates and unique wines combine to make this spot the perfect location for a more sophisticated event; and the exposed brick/dim lighting create a very intimate ambiance. 

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at 201-963-9463 or by visiting their event website.


Cadillac Cantina

80 River Street, Hoboken 

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Merry Christmas!!! Or should I say, Feliz Navidad? This holiday season, trade in your traditional buffet pasta, roasted meats and holiday cookies for rice, carne asada and dulce de leche at Cadillac Cantina! The space has some availability for parties of all sizes this Holiday season, so grab your squad, your spot and maybe even your sombrero!

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at 201-420-7070 or by visiting their event website.


City Bistro

56-58 14th Street, Hoboken 

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So it is not exactly rooftop weather anymore, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of the other awesome spaces upstairs at City Bistro. Primed for parties, the 2nd floor has 2 separate event spaces: The Lounge & The Private Dining Room. These rooms can accommodate cocktail parties, sit down prix fixe dinners or buffet style events, and with the great vibe and great food at CB, you really can’t go wrong with any of these party styles!!

Capacity: Minimum 20- Maximum 85

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at 201-963-8200 or by visiting their event website.


Halifax 

225 River Street, Hoboken

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Although the Mile Square City has expansive views of the Manhattan skyline along the Hudson River Walk, there are few establishments that are lucky enough to share that view, and among them is the breathtakingly beautiful: Halifax. Halifax prides themselves on hosting customized/tailored parties covering event details even down to personalized menus and cocktail offerings. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful spot for a girls’ brunch and holiday gift exchange, or a sophisticated, high-end place for a corporate event– Halifax has what you need!

For pricing and booking inquiries, please email info@halifaxhoboken.com.


McSwiggans

110 1st Street, Hoboken 

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Holiday Happy Hours are kind of my jam. You don’t have to dress up, you don’t have to make a casserole, and most of the time, you get discounted drinks. To help make your Holiday Happy Hour/Party a reality, McSwiggans offers drink packages that are tailored to your individual needs and budget. McSwiggans is definitely not fancy, but for more casual, laid back holiday drinks, this staple Hoboken Irish Pub would be the perfect fit.

Pricing Packages per person:

  • $25-All Draft & Bottled Beer, and Wine
  • $30-All Draft & Bottled Beer, Well Liquor, and Wine
  • $35-All Draft & Bottled Beer, Premium Liquor, and Wine

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at 201-798-6700 or by visiting their event website.


Napoli’s Downtown

133 Clinton Street, Hoboken 

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We love both of the Napoli’s locations, and although they will allow you to rent out both locations, the Downtown location boasts a bit more of a restaurant look than Uptown’s old world pizzeria vibe. Serving up some of the best pies, salads and pastas in town, Napoli’s has a little something for everyone. (I definitely wouldn’t skip the vodka pie, though.) With this venue, you also have the luxury of skipping expensive open bar packages because Napoli’s is BYO!!! Grab a bottle, pick a date, and celebrate the Holidays with a pie other than pumpkin!

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at 201-479-0440.


Pilsener Haus

1422 Grand Street, Hoboken 

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Who doesn’t love a good German beer hall? I know I do! There are few things better than big beers, big brats and big screens. Pilsener Haus has something for everyone with traditional entrees like schnitzel to shareable giant pretzels. The long tables make it an ideal place for a large group, even in the regular dining room. One table seats 20-34 people and can be reserved free of charge for up to three hours. Plus, they have a separate room that can accommodate a larger group.

Capacity: Minimum 20 – Maximum 100

For pricing and booking inquiries, visit “Reservations” on their website.


The Madison Bar & Grill

1316 Washington Street, Hoboken

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The Madison is an uptown staple, and with either a charming dining room or a lively bar area, the Madison is the perfect spot for your next party. They have an expansive selection of spirits, wine and craft beers plus menus packed full of American classics with a fun “Madison” twist. The best part about planning an event here? They post all of their catering menus online, so you can preview and select the menu items that are best for you!

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at events@madisonbarandgrill.com.


The Shepherd & the Knucklehead

1313 Willow Avenue, Hoboken 

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With one of the most extensive craft beer selections in Hoboken, there is no better place for a beer lover to throw a party than the Shep! The Shep also has a great atmosphere, despite being a “sports bar”, it has more of a restaurant vibe, with a laid back, but modern decor and a heavy emphasis on the food!! The Shep does not have a dedicated party area, but do allow rentals of the entire space!

For pricing and booking inquiries in Hoboken, contact Joseph Schiavo at jschiav5@knights.ucf.edu.


The Winston

72 Hudson Street, Hoboken 

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The Winston is definitely one of the new kids in town, but don’t overlook this location for your next party. With a cool speakeasy vibe and amazing craft cocktails made by expert mixologists this space is unlike any other in Hoboken. Their “Churchill Study” creates the perfect private setting and party packages include cocktail demonstrations and personalized cocktails that will remain in The Winston cocktail book forever, which means Rudolph won’t be the only one “going down in history”.

For pricing and booking inquiries, visit their event website.


Urban Coalhouse

116 14th Street, Hoboken 

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Although only the Red Bank location has a private party space, Urban Coalhouse Hoboken can make your vision come alive by offering either the entire restaurant or a portion of it to you and your guests. There are few things better to share than pizza and wings (two things Urban Coalhouse excels at, IMO). Plus, with craft cocktails, sangria and a good beer selection there’s plenty of stuff to help you wash down those snacks.

For pricing and booking inquiries, visit their event website.


Willie McBride’s

1616 Grand Street, Hoboken 

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Willie McBride’s is arguably one of the best live music spots in town, but its time to think of WMB as more than just your Saturday hangout, but also a great spot for your next party! Willie McBride’s offers 4 different 3-Hour Open Bar Party Options based on budget. With a private space in the back and a semi-private balcony up top, you will have your pick of location based on the needs of your party. Like McSwiggans, Willie’s is not the fanciest on this list, but for a casual event that is a good time in a great location, you can’t go wrong with Willie’s!

Pricing Options for 3-Hour Open Bar:

  • Party Option 1 – $20 PP: Domestic Draft Beer, Wine and Soda
  • Party Option 2 – $23 PP: Domestic Draft Beer, Wine, Soda and House Mixed Drinks
  • Party Option 3 – $27 PP: Imported Draft and domestic Draft Beer, Wine, Soda, House Mixed Drinks
  • Party Option 4 – $30 PP: mported and domestic Draft Beer Wine, Soda, House and Premium Mixed Drinks

Capacity: Minimum 10- Maximum 350

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at 201-610-1522 or at WILLIES999@AOL.COM.


The Ainsworth

310 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken 

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The Ainsworth has menus with signature entrees, hors d’oeuvres (passed or stationary), plus handcrafted cocktails, all customized based on your budget (but I think we all know that the mac and cheeseburger is an absolute must)! The space is beautiful with an open floor plan that looks like a combo between your favorite sports bar and your trendy cousin’s LA apartment. They have a private space that accommodates up to 20 people, and they also offer parties in the entire dining room, accommodating 75. With unbeatable views of NYC, plenty of customization and killer american food, this spot is a good one for any event.

Capacity: Minimum 20 – Maximum 75

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at 201-716-7070.


Amanda’s

908 Washington Street, Hoboken 

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If you are looking for fine dining in a sophisticated atmosphere, then Amanda’s is the perfect spot for you! They have 5 different party rooms with a unique vibe and of varying capacity. They also offer 5 different party menus: 2 dinner party menus, a 2 1/2 hour cocktail reception, a weekend brunch party menu, a weekend lunch party menu– and prices for each are listed on their website!

Party Room Capacities: 

  • The Breakfast Room: 8-10 People
  • The Library Room: 12-15 People
  • The Reserve Room: 16-28 People
  • The New Front Room: 25-32 People
  • The Ballroom: 30-40 People

For larger groups, rooms may be combined.

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at manager@amandasrestaurant.com.


Birch

92 River Street, Hoboken 

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Birch is one of the larger event spaces in Hoboken! So for your big corporate events, or if you have a tremendous amount of friends trying to celebrate with you, then this is your spot! The inside of the venue is modern and simple, which is why it is the perfect backdrop to make your own. Plus, when booking an event you will get assigned an Event Specialist who will help you customize food and drink menus for your guests (can you say alcoholic milkshakes?!)

Capacity: 500 People 

For pricing and booking inquiries, please email info@birchhoboken.com! Or for an immediate response from their VIP Manager, you can call/text 201.744.5117


The Brass Rail

135 Washington Street, Hoboken 

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The Brass Rail is Hoboken’s premier upscale dining restaurant, offering a warm, exciting, and comfortable atmosphere. With two distinct event spaces, The Brass Rail has a little bit of something for everyone.

  • The Formal Dining Room upstairs, which is perfect for banquet style, formal sit down or cocktail reception.
  • The Bistro Room, which is perfect for casual get-togethers with cocktail service and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Capacity: 70 People 

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at  201-659-7074.


Elysian Cafe 

1001 Washington Street, Hoboken 

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Elysian Cafe may be under new management, but that’s not going to stop them from cranking out amazing French food and great cocktails. The ambiance inside Elysian is truly beautiful, with ornate details and a vintage European vibe, and the quaint party room is no different. Keep in mind though, this event space is not available Friday Night, Saturday Night or Sunday Brunch.

Before booking you should review their booking/cancellation policy.

Deposit: $250

Capacity: 30-40 People 

For pricing and booking inquiries, contact them at 201-798-5898.


The W Hotel 

225 River Street, Hoboken 

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The W’s first floor restaurant, Halifax, already made this list, but it turns out that’s not the only event option inside this waterfront hotel. The Ballroom is a great space for a larger event, and the New York skyline creates the perfect backdrop. When booking an event in this space, you will also receive discounted hotel rates for any out-of-town guests, or those looking for a staycation!

Capacity: 300 People 

For pricing and booking inquiries contact them at 201-253-2400.


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.