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What to Do in {Hoboken} When You Don’t Care About Football

Football season is here, and surprisingly, it’s not everyone’s favorite time of year. Not to worry, there’s plenty of alternatives out there for the rest of us!

Sunday Brunch Bin14 Brunch

Football Sundays are a bit of a tradition in the Mile Square. But so is brunch. There are more than enough places to get you through the entirety of the season. Hit up our ultimate brunch guide to get your Sunday lineup in order, from bring-your-own to bottomless.


Thursday Night Happy Hours

Biggie's Menu

Most bars will have games playing on Thursday nights. If your friends can’t resist being away from the big screens, at least you’ll be able to capitalize on some great specials. Biggie’s has $2 Coors. Black Bear has $5 house drinks, and Mills has $15 margarita carafes. Keep an eye on our weekend guides to find out what’s going on Thursday nights.


Trivia Nights

The Shep Outside

Gather your pals who don’t care about first downs and field goals and try out a trivia night. You can win cash prizes, gift cards and swag, if you’re smart enough. Our Trivia Guide will help you figure out where to bring your brainy crew—Willie McBride’s, Urban Coalhouse, The Shep and more!


Bars that Don’t Focus on Football

hanging meat antique

If you’re looking to avoid football all together, head to one of Hoboken’s bars that doesn’t have TVs or doesn’t cater to the football-watching crowd, like Halifax, Antique Bar & Bakery or The Winston.


Monday Specials 

Leo's plain pizza

There’s more to the start of the week than Monday night football. Believe it or not, there are specials galore around Hoboken. Try out $3 Monday at Leo’s where you can get pizza and Bud Light for just $3 each. Or you can grab a 1/2 price steak at The Ainsworth, paired with $5 select beers. And you can also head to McSwiggans for all-you-can-eat wings for $5 starting at 4pm. All of these deals can be at your fingertips with our Hoboken Happy Hours app!

Written by Cat Shaw

Cat is a New Jersey native and super proud of it. Her love of Hoboken becomes apparent when anyone from across the Hudson tries to degrade the beloved Mile Square. When not at her 9 to 5 travel industry gig, she can be found sweating it out in spin class, experimenting in the kitchen with her prized KitchenAid mixer, reading at Pier A, or—let’s be honest—devouring a Luca Brasi chicken parm sandwich while binge-watching Netflix.