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    Best Bars in NJ: Rooftop Bars in Hoboken & Jersey City

    Nothing says summer quite like relaxing with friends and family while dining or drinking al fresco. We turned to Yelp! to find the best bars in NJ and the hottest rooftop bars in Hoboken and Jersey City  where you can soak up the rest of the summer sun!


    The Iron Monkey

    About: Rooftop dining provides a sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Downtown Jersey City.  Guests can also visit the second floor dining room where candlelight illuminates artwork-covered walls. The Jersey City restaurant’s seasonally inspired menu offers an exotic array of cuisine, which always includes the infamous Iron Monkey Mac and Cheese.

    Customers say: “I was walking home, saw the rooftop bar and couldn't resist. That's how all great love stories start, right? Anyhoo- it was a warm breezy day and I needed to quench my thirst. Iron Monkey's rooftop bar was the ideal destination for a quick mid-day drink.” –Sara M.

    Address: 99 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Website: www.ironmonkey.com

    Phone: (201) 435-5756

    Skinners Loft

    About: Skinners Loft is a neighborhood restaurant with a beautiful rooftop dining section and homemade dishes with fresh, local ingredients. They re-create the menu twice a year to reflect changing seasonal temperatures and tastes. The Jersey City restaurant features food that is both familiar yet eclectic, using fresh herbs, spices, meats, fish, vegetables, grains and dairy to create comfortable and inspired food.

    Customers say: “Check out the rooftop dining for a bit of peace & quiet from the pedestrian plaza (in a good way - love the pedestrian plaza).  Great style and feeling - like a little oasis.” –ML.

    Address: 146 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Website: www.skinnersloft.com

    Phone: (201) 915-0600


    About: Porta is an authentic Neapolitan pizza restaurant that perfectly defines the Italian phrase dining al fresco. From making its own in-house mozzarella daily to sourcing its ingredients from local vendors, Porta’s focus is always on quality and freshness. 

    Customers say: “The gem of it all is the beautiful, new, trendy and relaxing rooftop they have upstairs with 2-3 bars open at a time and with a drink menu that's seen in Venice Beach CA.  I have to say the prices are decent for the area.  I recommend the margarita pizza and the meatballs if you do dinner here.” –Dan B.

    Address: 135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302          

    Website: www.pizzaporta.com

    Phone: (201) 544-5199

    The Dubliner

    About: Jersey City residents don’t mind the quick trip to Hoboken – you can get there via the PATH train, Light Rail or even quick walk along the Hudson River Walkway. The Dubliner’s rooftop bar in Hoboken overlooks NYC and the music never stops. Insider tip: The Dubliner is an ideal spot for watching sports games, too… no matter the season!

    Customers say: “We rolled in a sweaty crew post our 5K race and Ryan was the perfect host, serving up buckets of cold corona and lime to the runners. Great rooftop bar and solid happy hour specials. Cheers to the Dubliner.” –Danielle S.

    Address: 96 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

    Website: www.dublinerhoboken.com

    Phone: (201) 656-7731

    City Bistro

    About: City Bistro is known for having great burgers, incredible thin crust pizza and fantastic entrees. And don't forget brunch! Their Crunchy French Toast is a well-known delicacy in both Jersey City and Hoboken…it’s the only place around that has it! Try it out this weekend at the go-to-spot’s rooftop bar.

    Customers say: “One of the best bars in Hoboken. The food is delicious, I have never had a bad meal here. Also they have a roof top bar over looking the Hudson.” –Jenna U.  

    Address: 56-58 14th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

    Website: www.citybistrohboken.com  

    Phone: (201) 963-8200

    Try out these rooftop bars in Hoboken and Jersey City while the weather lasts! Also check out our articles on nightlife in Jersey City and read more about the best restaurants in Jersey City, rooftop or not!