What’s Happening Near The Rivington for Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras is just around the corner on Feb. 28, and even though your Rivington apartment isn’t anywhere near the famous celebration city of New Orleans, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tons of fun events happening near your apartment allowing you to enjoy some Southern comfort foods and festive drinks.

To find out where to celebrate the famous holiday of letting loose without hopping on a plane, check out the following local spots:

The Village Pourhouse, which is a classic sports bar offering a huge beer list, is located at 205 1st Street, Hoboken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment. For Mardi Gras, this local hotspot will host a crawfish eating conference and live music.

Drink specials include $2 Coors Light drafts, $3 Magic Hat drafts, $3 Abita bottles, $5 Hurricanes, $15 Hurricane fishbowls, $5 Hand Grenades and $15 Hand Grenade fishbowls – plus, if you get hungry, don’t miss out on the $6 crawfish boil baskets.

Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden, a busy European-style venue with self-serve German and American grub and lots of beers in a sizable space, is located at 88 Liberty View Drive in Jersey City, which about three miles from your Rivington apartment. This popular spot may be German, but that doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate Mardi Gras – they will have live music starting at 10 p.m.

Plus, the beer garden will be serving up a crawfish boil, shrimp and grits, gumbo, muffuletta sandwiches, po’ boys, and beignets for dessert as well as a full BBQ menu – so don’t forget to eat some delicious Southern food alongside your Mardi Gras drinks!

 

The Village Pourhouse

205 1st Street, Hoboken

villagepourhousenj.com

(201) 792-2337

 

Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden

88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City

zeppelinhall.com

(201) 721-8888

Play Classic Games and Enjoy Craft Beers at Barcade

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Need to unwind for a while? Luckily for busy Rivington residents, there’s a local spot to both bring out your inner child and enjoy craft beers – Barcade, located at 163 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, which is only three miles from your Rivington apartment.

Barcade has locations in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Connecticut and opened its Jersey City location in 2011. Open from Sundays to Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Barcade serves snacks such as sliders, stuffed garlic bread, bratwurst and quesadillas as well as drinks.

Some of the classic favorite games that you can expect to find at Barcade include Asteroids, Blazing Star, Defender, Donkey Kong, Megan Man 3, Ms. Pac Man, Primal Rage and more.

All of the Barcade games accept Barcade tokens rather than quarters, which cost 25 cents each and most of the games only need one token to play. There are token machines on site where visitors can exchange up to a $20 bill for Barcade tokens.

Popular sporting events can also usually be found on television and tables can be reserved for parties on Sundays through Thursdays. Plus, for groups of 25+ people, special pricing can be arranged.

Currently, you can find tons of bar and arcade locations throughout locations, however when Barcade opened in 2004, it was credited as the inspiration behind the trend that now exists throughout the state.

Join The End Of Summer Booze N Brunch Tour Around Jersey City

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Hoboken has many great eateries to choose from especially when it comes to brunch options. If you enjoy going out for a nice Saturday or Sunday brunch, and have frequented all of Hoboken’s best spots, Jersey City is hosting a fun brunch event you can participate in to learn about some other local brunch eateries not too far from The Rivington. The upcoming Jersey City Brunch N Booze Tour is the perfect end of summer event to attend!

This tour will stop at five to six different eateries to taste some of their best brunch dishes! The tour will be led on a shuttle bus that will bring all attendees to each participating location. For about three hours, you will get to explore Hoboken’s neighbor Jersey City and the areas around The Rivington that you may or may not have had the chance to explore and try yet! The cost for the event varies based on if you wish to just dine on some delicious food or want to pair some drinks and make it a boozy brunch tour. More information about pricing can be found on the event’s website.

Local eateries that the tour will make stops at include Hamilton Pork, featuring BBQ favorites on their menu such as pulled pork, breakfast burritos and brisket sandwiches. GP’s Restaurant will be the second brunch stop which is a Jersey City favorite if you have never been. Their “Jersey Boy” is one of their most popular brunch dishes which is double stuffed with taylor ham, egg & cheese on a toasted oversized english muffin. Boozy Brunch includes their signature bloody mary, mimosas, peach bellini’s and sangria.

Other stops on the tour will be at  Bucket & BayDeparted SoulsOrale and Maritime Parc. You can visit the website of each restaurant to learn more about their menu and brunch options.

The tour which will feature narration will take place on Saturday August 27th. Reserve your tickets now by visiting their website and for more details about this fun event!