Your Guide to 12 {Can’t-Miss} Hoboken Events this Weekend: 8/30-9/3

It may mean the official end of summer, but Labor Day also means it’s time for a long weekend! We’ve rounded up all the special events happening over Labor Day weekend for you to celebrate (or mourn) the last official week of summer.


Thursday, August 30

Grand Re-Opening @ Green Rock

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Green Rock announced on Facebook earlier this week that they will officially be re-opening at 5PM on August 30! Whether they have their famous $1 beer specials still on tap is soon to be seen, but we’re so excited to have this downtown staple back in our lives.

Cocktails @ The Winston


Image: The Winston Facebook

This week, The Winston launched their new daily specials. Start the long weekend right with $7 cocktails all night long! And don’t forget to check out their other daily specials throughout the week, including exclusive cocktail classes!

College Football Begins @ Various Bars

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It’s the official start of NCAA football! Aka, the happiest time of the year, because that means we won’t have to go another day without watching our favorite teams, and that the NFL Regular Season is right around the corner! Celebrate the start of football season at various bars around Hoboken, including popular football bars like Biggie’s, Black Bear, House of ‘Que, McSwiggans, The Shepherd & the Knucklehead and more!

Spaghetti Dinner Block Party


Image: @CityOfHoboken Twitter

From 5-8pm on August 30, join the rest of the Hoboken community for a giant spaghetti block party overlooking the Manhattan skyline. What started as an event in 2005 to celebrate Hoboken’s 150th anniversary has now turned into an annual event bringing the community together over delicious Italian food. Learn more and get your tickets here!

Extended Specials @ Cadillac Cantina


Not only does Cadillac have lunch specials until 3pm and happy hour from 4-8pm, but they also offer extended specials from 8pm-close on Thursdays! Grab your friends, and enjoy two Cuervo margaritas with chips & guac for only $20, as well as drink specials on Corona, Corona Light, Ketel One mixed drinks, Don Julio shots and more!


Friday, August 31

Summer Friday @ Urban Coalhouse

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, but it’s officially the last Summer Friday of the year… but don’t worry, Urban Coalhouse is here to cheer you up with their daily lunch combos all under $12, including select heroes or specialty entrees with a soup or salad. Because pizza makes everything better.

Hawaiian Nights @ Black Bear

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Head to Black Bear for the perfect type of summer celebration. Put on your lei, and enjoy $4 Bud Light, $5 Jameson and Malibu drinks, $6 green tea shots, and $15 pineapple drinks with only an $8 refill! Let’s luau the night away.


Saturday, September 1

Brunch @ Napoli’s


Did you know Napoli’s downtown location serves up an amazing BYOB brunch on Saturday & Sunday every weekend?! Grab your own mimosa or Blood Mary supplies, and devour their delicious Italian brunch specials, including this pictured pizza…are you drooling yet?

Tally-Ho Turns 4

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All weekend long, celebrate Tally Ho’s fourth birthday with $4 green tea shots and Bud Lights! Stop by to join in on the birthday party Saturday, Sunday or both!


Sunday, September 2

Brunch @ Bin 14

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Image: Instagram @brbcookingdinner

One of the best brunches in Hoboken is at Bin 14. For only $29, you’ll enjoy zeppoles (with 3 dipping sauces!), 1 small plate, 1 entree and 1 brunch cocktail/beer/coffee/tea. Want more drinks? They’re only $3 for the next 90 minutes you’re at brunch. It’s basically bottomless at that point!


Monday, September 3

Happy Hour @ Mills Tavern


Usually we don’t consider Monday a weekend, but we’re making an exception here, because it’s a long weekend! Wrap up the weekend with happy hour specials at Mills Tavern including $3 Coors Light, $6 Titos drinks and $9.99 Bud Light pitchers.

Brats @ Pilsener Haus


It’s Labor Day! Which means BBQ and hot dogs! Did you know Pilsener Haus serves up a delicious dog perfect for a day like today? We know most of you probably don’t have your own grill, so dig in at Pilsener Haus with their $13 Bier & Brat special! Or you could always grab a dog at one of these other spots.



Written by Lindsay Steidl

Lindsay grew up in the middle of nowhere, Connecticut, where cell service wasn’t a thing (for real, “No Service” was a constant notice on her phone). But her love for pizza and all things marketing & social media brought her to the big city, and eventually to Hoboken. Lindsay is on a constant search for the best slice of Buffalo Chicken pizza and the best Bacon, Egg & Cheese on a croissant…Any suggestions?! When she is not eating or drinking, you can find her biking up the Hudson River Walkway or traveling the world. She also swears that death glare isn’t directed at you, she just has a case of RBF. She actually really likes people!