Complete Guide to {Outdoor Drinking Spots} in Jersey City

As Summer descends upon us, with the days getting warmer and longer, we are all looking for a way to spend some nice relaxing time outside. We have compiled a complete list, just for you, of the places in Jersey City to drink and eat outdoors this sunny season!


Ani Ramen: Backyard

Everyone's favorite neighborhood ramen spot will have their outdoor seating open this summer season, so you can enjoy their large selection of ramen bowls and small plates while enjoying the warm weather! 218 Newark Ave.


Atlas Public House: Outdoor Patio

A Pedestrian Plaza staple, Atlas offers delicious international-inspired food and a great selection of New Jersey craft beers, which you can enjoy on their sidewalk patio! 130 Newark Ave.


The Brightside Tavern: Outdoor Patio

For Brunch through evening drinks, Brightside is always a good choice! They have daily specials, including live jazz, open-mic events, and karaoke! 141 Bright St.


Ed & Mary's: Outdoor Patio

Sipping wine and eating comfort food on a cozy patio is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon or evening! 174 Coles St.


Hudson Hall: Outdoor Patio

Hudson Hall's menu will fill your summer barbeque cravings with their smokehouse classics all made in their in-house smoker, along with a smorgasbord of pickles, meats, cheeses, and soft pretzels! 364 Marin Blvd.


The Hutton: Backyard

This cozy-chic restaurant located in the Heights offers a selection of American fare, beer, wine and cocktails. With their cozy backyard seating, what more could you ask for?! 225 Hutton St.


The Lutze Biergarten: Outdoors

The Lutze Biergarten is open again for another season! This is the perfect place to spend a day or night relaxing and enjoying the warm weather and waterfront views. This year, Pizza Vita will be there with a wood-fired pizza oven along with a raw bar and multiple food trucks. There are also drink vendors with craft beer, cocktails and more! 3 2nd St.


Piggyback Bar: Waterfront Patio

A celebrity chef and waterfront views–there isn't much more you could ask for in a restaurant! Located right on the water, this perfectly situated spot is the perfect place to end up after an evening stroll along the boardwalk. 200 Hudson St.


Porta: Rooftop

Have a mini-getaway in the heart of the city in this popular rooftop spot! Enjoy your drinks, and frequent live bands, high above the hustle and bustle of Newark Ave. 135 Newark Avenue.


Talde: Outdoor Patio

Talde offers a unique selection of Asian-American fare that is perfect for sharing! Spend a warm evening out on their patio with a group of friends or on a date night! 8 Erie St.


Abbey's Pub & Grill: Outdoor Patio

Tucked away in the corner of the Jersey City downtown, Abbey's has your fill of standard pub food and a relaxed vibe, the perfect place to hangout with a group of friends on a sunny afternoon. 409 Monmouth St.


Amelia's Bistro: Outdoor Patio

Daily food and drink specials make this the perfect spot any day of the week to sit outside and relax amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Paulus Hook. 187 Warren St.


Beechwood Café: Outdoor Patio

Beechwood Café offers outdoor sidewalk seating, where you can enjoy their famous breakfast burritos while out in the sunshine! This spot is BYOB, so bring your favourite wine or beer along to enjoy with your meal. 290 Grove Street.


Bistro La Source: Outdoor Patio

Nothing beats their Monday special of bottomless mussels on a nice large patio in the heart of Paulus Hook! 85 Morris St.


Broa Café: Backyard

This intimate BYOB Portuguese café provides daily fresh food specials made with local ingredients. Be sure to get there early to snag a seat in their backyard patio! 297 Grove St.


Buddy Who's: Outdoor Patio

Brunch, Burgers, and Brews! Their tagline says it all! One of Jersey City's newest locations for burgers made-to-order and a fantastic selection of beers. Their outdoor patio has hanging baskets and string light so you can forget you're in the middle of the city! 247 Washington St.


Corgi Spirits: Outdoor Patio

This newly opened distillery (the only one in all of Jersey City, might I add) has an outdoor section open all summer with food trucks Thursday to Sunday. Bring your furry pal and enjoy some craft cocktails while playing classic outdoor games like cornhole! 1 Distillery Drive.


Departed Soles: Outdoor Patio

This popular Jersey City craft brewery has opened up their patio, so you can enjoy your delicious and unique pints and flights in the great outdoors with your furry friends! 150 Bay St.


Dolma: Outdoor Patio

This tiny Mediterranean restaurant is a hidden gem in Jersey City. With small plates of authentic Mediterranean food, it is the perfect spot for a small meal or mid-morning brunch. This spot is BYOB, so bring your own bubbly to mix with their freshly-squeezed orange juice for excellent mimosas! 270 Grand St.


Fire & Oak: Outdoor Patio

For a classy date night or a family dinner, Fire & Oak is always a great choice, with delicious gourmet food and beautiful presentations. 479 Washington Blvd.


Frankie: Outdoor Patio

Frankie is Jersey City's only place for authentic Australian cuisine. Enjoy your meal in their small outdoor patio seating. 264 Grove St.


GP's Restaurant and Bar: Outdoor Patio

In this scenic location right next to Hamilton Park, this popular and expansive outdoor dining area will allow for a nice getaway from the busy city. Along with modern Italian cuisine, there is frequent live music, so be sure to check out their social media to pick the perfect time to go! 236 Pavonia Ave.


Greene Hook Bar & Kitchen: Outdoor Patio

Greene Hook is a popular spot for post-work drinks, located steps from Exchange Place, with a spacious inside and a large patio to suit any size of group, along with an extensive wine selection. 70 Greene St.


Gringo's: Outdoor Patio

Gringo's offers classic Mexican street food and an extensive selection of tequila drinks, all to be enjoyed on their communal benches in their front yard patio. 12 Coles St.


Grove Corner Bar/Bistro: Outdoor Patio

With tons of deals including everyday Happy Hour and daily brunch specials at the Bistro, this set of bars located right off the Grove Street PATH station is the perfect place to sit outside for a drink any time of day! 116 Newark Ave.


Hamilton Inn: Outdoor Patio

A great place for classic American fare, creative cocktails, and draft beers, with a small, intimate patio. 708 Jersey Ave.


Hamilton Pork: Backyard

Hamilton Pork's outdoor seating is now open! Get your fill of Tex-Mex BBQ ribs, pulled pork, tacos, and all kinds of other amazing food served in skillets straight from the smoker! 247 10th St.


Hard Grove Café: Backyard

Did you know your favorite Cuban brunch spot also has a backyard patio? Now you can really feel like you're in the heart of Havana while enjoying a nice cold mojito! 286 1st St.


Harry's Daughter: Outdoor Patio

Did you know Jersey City's first Caribbean Gastropub also has outdoor seating? The roti quesadilla with jerk chicken is my personal favorite, and don't forget the side of pumpkin rice! 339 Communipaw Ave.


Iron Monkey: Outdoor Patio

This waterfront bar offers an amazing selection of craft beers and an intimate rooftop setting, perfect for day or night! Bonus–if you LOVE any of their draft beers, you can buy a growler of it to take home with you! 99 Greene St.


The Kitchen Step: Outdoor Patio

A market-inspired menu with a southern Italian twist that you can enjoy on their lovely patio…it's enough to make you forget you're in the middle of a busy city! 500 Jersey Ave.


Latham House: Outdoor Patio

The scent of their delicious food will carry you from the Grove PATH station all the way to their beautiful patio, conveniently located right next to the Krispy Kreme factory! 299 Marin Blvd.


Left Bank Burger Bar: Outdoor Patio

Left Bank features some of the best and most unique burgers you will find in the city, along with daily drink specials–you can't go wrong! Check out their outdoor seating to devour one of their indulgent burgers while enjoying the beautiful weather! 194 Newark Ave.


Liberty House Restaurant: Outdoor Patio

Spending a day in Liberty State Park? Liberty House Restaurant is the perfect place watch the sunset outdoors with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and Jersey City. 76 Audrey Zapp Dr.


Light Horse Tavern: Outdoor Patio

Get your fill of American eats in an upscale fashion! Though the interior of this restaurant is beautiful, their patio offers a prime location for people-watching in Paulus Hook! 199 Washington St.


LITM: Outdoor Patio

Besides having one of the best karaoke nights in the city, LITM also has a large sidewalk patio, perfect for enjoying your Monday night Moscow Mule or weekend Iced Tea cocktail while people-watching in the Pedestrian Plaza. 140 Newark Ave.


Luna: Outdoor Patio

One of Jersey City's newest establishments, praised for their amazing food and even better atmosphere, has also just opened up their sidewalk seating area, so you don't have to miss out on the sunshine while you enjoy some classic Italian fare. 279 Grove St.


Maritime Parc: Outdoor Patio

Another Liberty State Park staple, this restaurant offers a chic place for New American fare and beautiful panoramic views of Manhattan. 84 Audrey Zapp Dr.


Mathews Food and Drink: Outdoor Patio

Take your glittery 80's Glam Cocktail to the streets! Or at least to the patio, where you can take in some vitamin D along with your daily dose of specialty cocktails! 351 Grove St.


More Express: Backyard

More Express is the perfect spot to get your fill of sushi and authentic Thai food, especially in their relaxed backyard garden patio. 281 Grove St.


New Park Tavern: Outdoor Patio

Arguably one of the best patios in the city with tons of seating, where you can enjoy live music with some easy-going bar food and drinks. 575 West Side Ave.


The OAK on Pine: Outdoor Patio

This is your next date night spot! It has a romantic vibe and a southern-inspired menu that can do no wrong, which you can now enjoy in their outdoor seating, but don't forget the booze because Oak on Pine is BYOB! 196 Pine St.


O'Leary's Publik House: Outdoor Patio

I dare you to follow O'Leary's on social media and not want to eat there everyday! Their unique weekly specials feature mouth-watering sandwiches and entrees loaded with perfect combinations of flavors and ingredients, and at unbeatable prices too! 788 Garfield Ave.


Pet Shop: Backyard

Pet Shop will have their large backyard patio open all summer long for you to enjoy some vegetarian eats paired with beer, wine, and cocktails! 193 Newark Ave.


Pint: Backyard

This hole-in-the-wall bar has hands-down the best and most extensive selection of craft beers in the city! Take advantage of their daily Happy Hour specials in their intimate backyard patio. 34 Wayne St.


Razza: Outdoor Patio

Steps away from the downtown core, Razza's sidewalk patio is a great place to grab dinner before hitting the bars! Head there early because they fill up quickly! 275 Grove St.


Roman Nose: Outdoor Patio

Enjoy daily happy hour specials and delicious Italian comfort food while people watching. 125 Newark Ave.


Rooftop at Exchange Place: Rooftop

This multi-level rooftop bar and terrace with its unobstructed Manhattan views is an Instagram dream! Located right on the Hudson River waterfront this spot is perfect for spending a weekend day or night! 1 Exchange Place.


Satis Bistro: Outdoor Patio

Scenic Paulus Hook has yet another wonderful restaurant with a patio for you to relax at while enjoying some homemade charcuterie and cheeses and a glass of wine. 212 Washington St.


Skinner's Loft: Rooftop

Make your way up to the rooftop of this multi-level bar in the heart of the downtown strip for an ethereal experience. With string lights and an abundance of plants, you'll feel like you're in a fairy-tale garden! Paired with delicious and unique house cocktails, this is the perfect spot for a date on a beautiful summer evening. 146 Newark Avenue.


SOUTH HOUSE: Outdoor Patio

Enjoy their eclectic décor out in the open air while sipping a speciality cocktail on the patio of this popular Southern hotspot! 149 Newark Ave.


Surf City: Outdoors

Missing out on the beach vibes this summer? Let Surf City bring them to you! This beach-themed bar brings you the frozen drinks and waterfront views you crave in any summer vacation. 1 Marin Blvd.


Taqueria: Backyard

The backyard patio of Taqueria transports you out of the city, so you can enjoy your fill of tacos and margaritas in the sunshine! 236 Grove St.


Uncle Momo's: Outdoor Patio

If you're feeling tired of eating the same cuisines that seem to be at every restaurant, Uncle Momo's will offer you a little adventure! Their Lebanese-French menu features specialties like Lamb Tajines, Moussaka, Makanek, Quzi, and fresh baked pita! 289 Grove St.


White Star Bar: Outdoor Patio

White Star is committed to serving arguably the best burgers in Jersey City, with locally sourced ingredients and bread. Now you can see if you agree with them while sitting out in the fresh air! And if burgers aren't your thing, they have a huge selection of classic American food and craft cocktails. 179 Warren St. & 230 Brunswick St.


Zeppelin Hall: Backyard

Zeppelin Hall offers you with a classic German Biergarten feel right in the heart of the city, with a massive outdoor seating area packed with benches for you to enjoy your authentic giant pretzels and Bratwurst, and a 30oz beer to wash it all down! 88 Liberty View Dr.


Written by Claire Layton

Claire is a quintessential Canadian girl looking forward to exploring JC one craft beer at a time! She is a graduate student of anthropology, spending all of her free time either at the gym, frequenting comedy bars, or scouring the city for free concerts.