Hoboken’s Hidden Gems
Hoboken is known for our restaurants, bars and magnificent views of New York City but did you know there’s hidden gems in this city and even underground caves that are minutes from your apartment?
Here are our top 10 hidden secrets in Hoboken:
Sybils Cave at 1301 Hudson Street is truly hard to find if you don’t know it exists. Sybil’s Cave is the oldest man-made structure in Hoboken, created in 1832 by the Stevens Family as a folly on their property that contained a natural spring. By the mid-19th century the cave was a recreational destination within walking distance from downtown.
Pilsener Haus Biergarten at 1422 Grand Street has the best beer selection and bratwurst combo in Hoboken, but you won’t find this anywhere near the main drag on Washington Street.
Sweet at 343 Garden Street: the name says it all. Sweet has delicious cupcakes and homemade desserts.
Elysian Park (Hudson Street between 10th &11th) is a beautiful historic park. It feels like you stepped back in time with its mature trees and turn-of-the-century statues. If you are a fan of Marlon Brando you may recognize one of the many scenes from “On the Waterfront” that were filmed here. They also have a restaurant Elysian Café which is just a few minutes from your Rivington apartment.
Hoboken Public Library at 500 Park Avenue: this beautiful historic building offers many children’s programs and activities while still providing an oasis for reading or studying for many residents.
DC’s Tavern at 505 8th Street is a bar that is so hidden most people in Hoboken have never heard of it. But if you like having drinks out of Mason jars and grunge music, then this may be your new favorite spot.
Anthony David’s/Bin 14: If you love wine, then you definitely want to visit this establishment. Their brunch is legendary as well as their chef’s tastings.
Little Grocery at 214 Jefferson Street: if you a quick and easy French breakfast place, go to Little Grocery for an egg sandwich – simple and delicious!