Where to Stop for Happy Hour in Hoboken

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After a long workweek, there aren’t many things better than stopping by a neighborhood bar before heading back to your Rivington apartment for a good night’s rest. Luckily, there are plenty of neighborhood bars right near your home that offer unbeatable happy hour specials.

Pilsener Haus and Biergarten at 1422 Grand St. is a European-style biergarten three minutes from your apartment that offers sausages, beer and other Austrian-Hungarian favorites served throughout communal tables. Happy hour at the neighborhood hotspot is served on Wednesdays through Fridays until 7 p.m., where a bratwurst and half-liter of Pilsener Haus original beer goes for $10.

Onieals Restaurant and Bar has a location in SoHo as well as at 343 Park Ave. – seven minutes from your Rivington apartment. This homey spot offers happy hour from Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with various specials, including $5 glasses of wine on Wednesdays for ‘Wine Down Wednesdays.’

Zach’s Oak Bar and Restaurant, located at 232 Willow Ave. which is seven minutes from your Rivington apartment, offers warm and upscale hospitality and, of course, great happy hour specials that include both drink and meal deals which vary by the day, including half-priced wine on Wednesdays.

Cooper’s Union, which is located at 104 Hudson St. making it 11 minutes from your Rivington apartment, offers $4 pints on Wednesdays for their happy hour. The casual and friendly neighborhood bar has shuffleboard, a jukebox and typical bar fare if you start feeling a little hungry.

Refreshing Memorial Day Drinks for Our Rivington Residents

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The best parts of holiday weekends are the company, relaxing time off and of course, the food and drinks! There are many options and festive refreshments you can serve whether you are hosting a Memorial Day party in your Rivington apartment, bringing a pitcher to a gathering, or relaxing in your apartment by yourself! Here are some Memorial Day hosting tips for our residents here at The Rivington.

Nothing says holiday cookout quite like the fresh taste of lemonade to go with your hotdog or hamburger. Here are some sweet recipes for some savory Memorial Day lemonade drinks!

Classic Homemade Lemonade 

Strawberry Lemonade


If you are hosting or attending a picnic around Hoboken, an alternative refreshing beverage option is to bring along some punch. You can’t go wrong with a traditional punch, and every recipe is easy to adapt to make with or without alcohol, making it great for any type of Memorial Day get together. Take a look at these great options for the perfect punch recipe to mix up this holiday weekend.

Sparkling Punch

Cranberry Punch 


You can also check out this article which has a mix of 8 different punches you can try out this long holiday weekend.


Nothing says the beginning of summer like a nice cool cocktail. After a busy work week, Memorial Day weekend is the perfect excuse to relax and enjoy a nice drink. Here are some great drinks with a twist, perfect for the beginning of summer drinking season!

Grilled Pineapple Mojito

Watermelon Margaritas


Looking for even more boozy refreshment ideas? Take a look at the following article by Cosmopolitan, which features 15 different drinks perfect to make for Memorial Day.


15 Memorial Day Cocktails You Should Make

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day at The Rivington

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While the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl may have passed, officially St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t start until March 17th. With that being the case, there are still many fun holiday activities you can partake in to keep up the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! Whether you’re celebrating St. Pat’s at home, at a friend’s or at your favorite Irish pub, the aim of the day is have some good “craic” (Irish for fun).

 There are all sorts of popular St. Patrick’s Day games and ideas to choose from for your St. Paddy’s Day bash. Get in the mood by decking out your apartment – add some shamrock and leprechaun cutouts, Irish flags and green streamers. Bring it up an authentic notch by making a festive centerpiece with Irish bells (to bring good luck) and white calla lilies (symbolizing beauty).

 Nothing says “Erin go Bragh” like these Irish treats! Check out this website for some ideas; there’s mint chocolate Guinness brownies, boozy shamrock milkshakes, Irish cupcake pops and corned beef and cabbage mini-sliders. All perfect food choices if you’re looking to host your own St. Paddy’s Day party in your Rivington apartment.

Invite your neighbors over this March 17th and play a few games. Try out your luck with Irish-themed Bingo. Create your own St. Patrick’s Day Pictionary with Irish themed clues written on small shamrocks or play St. Patrick’s Day Trivia. Make it interesting with a Green Beverage Contest, by seeing who can make the best green cocktail. All the losers have to drink up, of course (maybe the winners too!)