Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at These Irish Eateries Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With Saint Patrick’s Day almost here on Friday, March 17, Rivington residents who want to celebrate with some authentic Irish food rather than just some typical green beer have lots of options in their Hoboken neighborhood.

Throughout the area, there are tons of Irish restaurants that will make your taste buds feel like you’re in Ireland – even if you don’t have a drop of Irish blood in you.

Carpe Diem, located at 1405 Grand Street in Hoboken which is only three blocks from your Rivington apartment, is a convivial haunt featuring Irish pub grub and a large beer list, plus a fireplace and outdoor seating. Established in 2006, this Irish restaurant offers a more upscale take on traditional Irish dishes.

Try their gruyere and mushroom burger, which features a medley of sautéed mushrooms smothered in gruyere or the Claire’s Fave Burger, which has melted gorgonzola cheese and tumbleweed onions. This corner bar and restaurant also has dishes of other cuisines, such as their chicken stiry-fry and rigatoni alla vodka, if you’re visiting with someone not so keen on Irish food!

McSwiggan’s Pub, located at 110 1st Street in Hoboken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, is a classic Irish pub features burgers, brunch, sandwiches, entrees and all-you-can-eat specials.

A restaurant filled with deals every day of the week, they have $5 all-you-can-eat wings on Mondays starting at 9 p.m. as well as Miller Lite pitcher specials and live music. Check out their online calendar to see what else is happening at McSwiggan’s this week!


Carpe Diem

1405 Grand Street, Hoboken

(201) 792-0050



McSwiggan’s Pub

110 1st Street, Hoboken

(201) 798-6700


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.

Spring Happy Hours in Hoboken

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Celebrate, it’s the first week of spring! What better way to do so, than by checking out Happy Hour specials at local bars in Hoboken? 😉 All of these suggestions aren’t too far from your Rivington apartment so you won’t even have to take your car out of our garage!


Monday: Start the week off right with some Disney Trivia at Maxwell’s (1039 Washington Street). Trivia starts at 8pm on March 21st, so be ready to show off your Disney knowledge, from 1930’s Snow White to the recent blockbuster Frozen.

Tuesday: Every Tuesday night at 8pm bring your friends and enjoy Bigger Bingo at House of ‘Que (340 Sinatra Drive). There you can enjoy all the drink specials and prizes – plus it’s free to play.

Wednesday: Get creative at DIY Uncorked (49 Harrison St) with Hoboken Social Sandbox. This event will involve making your own wine rack! Admission cost will include all the materials and tools needed, plus an instructor who will teach you how. This particular event is BYOB.

Thursday: 8pm Karaoke at The Ale House (1034 Willow Ave). Sing your heart out and enjoy their free popcorn and Happy Hour $5 drink specials for Jim Beam drinks and Jameson shots.

Friday: It’s finally Friday, so head on over to The Brass Rail for 1/2 off Draft Beers and House Wine from 4:30-7pm. They also have $5 Red Sangria available from 7pm-close.

Saturday: You could spend the day at Willie McBride’s, with all the specials they have going on! Start the day with some brunch which includes a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Later, take in some live music from The Event Horizon playing at 11pm.



Best Hoboken Bars of 2015

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Our city has been the best in our mind forever, but this year Hoboken is now catching on with everyone’s best cities and places to live lists. With that in mind, Hoboken has also been the place to go when it comes to the bar scene. Here are three awesome Hoboken bars of 2015 that you should definitely check out in 2016.


Pier 13

A family friendly beer garden that offers a variety of food, drinks, and activities. With a prime location that is easily accessible for NJ and NY residents, Pier 13 is open from May through October in order to enjoy the wonderful weather and skyline view that can’t be beat.


Cork City

The self-proclaimed, “Hoboken’s Beer SpeakEasy,” bar is a relaxing break from the typical Hoboken bar scene. You can head over and grab one of 140 brews, throw some darts or simply relax by the fireplace. If you enjoy craft beer, this is the place to check out!


The Stewed Cow

Known for its bourbon, this bar wows whiskey lovers. Well off Washington Avenue, Hoboken’s main drag, there are 100-plus American whiskeys available, from the affordable to the astronomical. A 2-ounce pour of cult whiskey Pappy Van Winkle 15-year Reserve will set you back two hundred bills. Don’t like whiskey? There are about 20 draft taps. The menu includes the Roadkill Platter (brisket, bacon, scrambled eggs and biscuit, with spicy sausage gravy), or the Infamous Brunch.