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Your Guide to 14 {Can’t Miss} Hoboken Events this Weekend: 5/17-5/20

Thursday 5/17

Jack Daniel’s Tour @ McSwiggans

jack daniel's virtual tour mswiggans

Tour the Jack Daniel’s Distillery with a virtual reality night from 7:30-9:30pm at McSwiggans!

Thirsty Thursday @ The Ale House

the ale house mules hcw

Every Thursday is a Thirsty Thursday at The Ale House from Open-10pm. Enjoy specials like:

  • $5 Cask & Crew Whiskey Drinks
  • $5 Flavored Vodka Drinks
  • $7 Ale House Mule

$1 Oysters @ The Ainsworth

Ainsworth outside

Belly up to the bar at The Ainsworth for Happy Hour and enjoy:

  • $5 Select Beers
  • 1/2 Price Glasses of Wine
  • $1 Oysters


Friday 5/18

Happy Hour @ Biggie’s

biggies beer flight

Happy Hour is from 3-7pm at Biggie’s. Head over for specials that include:

  • $5 Specialty Margaritas & Mojitos
  • $5 Well Drinks
  • $1 Off Draft Beers
  • $5 House Wines
  • $5 Specialty Martinis
  • Happy Hour Food Menu

Hayward @ Willie McBride’s

willies limo

Call for your free limo pick up after 9pm, and catch live music from Hayward on Friday at 11pm!

Friday Night Drafts and DJ @ Mulligan’s

mulligan's night

Come to Mulligan’s for the $3 domestic pints from 3-11pm, and stay for the DJ in the back room at 9pm!


Saturday 5/19

7th Annual Hoboken Irish Festival

hoboken Irish festival

Stop by the 7th Annual Hoboken Irish Festival on Saturday between 12-6pm! Check out music and dance performances, as well as Irish food, crafts, and a beer garden provided by Finnegan’s Pub.

Maifest @ Pilsener Haus

Maifest Pilnser Haus

Ring in Spring the traditional German way by celebrating Maifest.

The Saturday Wave @ The HUB

drewski the hub

Shake it on Saturday night with Drewski at The HUB – no cover all night!

Patrick Cappiello 2.0 @ Bin 14

bin 14

Bin 14 will be hosting one of the top Sommeliers in the world, Patrick Cappiello. $75 per person includes a 4-course tasting menu crafted by Chef Anthony Pino.

Drink Green Rock Dry @ Green Rock


Green Rock will begin their 3-week closure on Sunday May 20th. When the suspension is over, they will remain closed well into the summer to complete some cosmetic changes. Join them Saturday and help clean house on all food and beverages until they re-open again!


Sunday 5/20

All Day Happy Hour @ Urban Coalhouse


Stay happy all day with Urban Coalhouse’s all day Happy Hour! Sip on these specials:

  • $3 Domestic Drafts
  • $5 Craft/Import Drafts
  • $5 House Wines
  • $5 Well Drinks

Boozy Brunch @ Hotel Victor

Hotel Victor

Treat yourself to bottomless mimosas by adding $12.99 to any of Hotel Victor’s brunch items! From 11am-3pm you can also enjoy $25 Mimosa Buckets (1 bottle of Champagne & 3 Juices).

Brunch @ The Shepherd & the Knucklehead

Shep Brunch Sandwich

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead’s weekend brunch is tried and true! Not only are their menu items mouthwatering, but from 11am-3pm you can also get:

  • $5 Bloody Marys
  • $15 Sangria Pitchers
  • $25 Buckets of Prosecco Splits (4)

Written by Amanda Eitzen

As a 4-year Hoboken resident, Amanda fancies herself a Hoboken guru; generously imposing her bar and restaurant opinions on friends and strangers who never ask for it.  If you don’t see her at happy hour, she’s doing 9-to-5 marketing, sweating in some sort of fitness routine, or chowing down on delicious, yet healthy, foods. Follow @411fitlife to see what she’s up to besides grabbing drinks around town.