As another year comes to a close, it's time to gather with friends and family and enjoy each other's company, while getting in the last of your indulging before setting into your New Year's resolutions!
Thursday, December 27th:
Emergency Blood Drive at Hudson Mall
'Tis the season of giving! So, head over to the Hudson Mall this Thursday between 1-7pm to make a donation to the New Jersey Blood Services! 701 Route 440
Daily Brunch at Brightside Tavern
If you've taken the week off to enjoy the holidays then this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of Brightside Tavern's daily brunch special! From 11am-4pm you can enjoy an entrée with 3 mimosas or Bloody Marys for only $20!
141 Bright St.
Happy Hour at Porta
From 4-7pm head over to Porta to enjoy $5 select drafts, $6 house wines, and $7 specialty cocktails!
135 Newark Ave.
Friday, December 28th:
Late Night Happy Hour at Gringo's
From 10pm to 1am Friday (and Saturday) night Gringo's is the place to be for the best deals on drinks, complemented by a live DJ and fantastic food! They'll be serving up $3 draft beers and $5 margaritas late into the night!
12 Coles St.
Pre-New Year's Eve Vegan Dinner at a 'Secret Location'
Chef Tere Fox and Chef Pas Niratbhand will be brining a five-course tasting menu to a secret location in Jersey City, so you can send off 2018 while celebrating vegan food, creativity, and community! For more information and to reserve tickets, visit the event page
here. Location TBA.
Sleighs 'N Leis at Cellar 335
If you haven't had a chance to go to Cellar 335's unique holiday-themed pop-up, it's not too late! Their downtown location has re-branded for the holiday season to Sleighs 'N Leis, with signature drinks in festive mugs that are totally Insta-worthy!
335 Newark Ave.
Saturday, December 29th:
Penguins at Liberty Science Center
As one of the 12 Days of Science winter celebration, penguins are coming to Liberty Science Center this weekend! For two days only there will be a live presentation from the Jenkinson's Aquarium introducing you to one of their penguin residents, and the event is free with general admission to LSC!
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Saturday Night Dance Party at Lucky 7
In the last installment of their Saturday Dance Parties for the month, DJ Nikki Mixx will be bringing some great music all night long, complete with a great lineup of drink specials including $3 Labatt Blue drafts, $4 House Vodka drinks, $6 Vodka Red Bull Drinks, and $5 Jose Cuervo or Southern Comfort shots! Lucky 7s is always a great time whether your starting or finishing of your night out!
322 2nd St.
Joe Taino: Live in the Parlour at Fox and Crow
Rock n' Roll and Blues musician extraordinaire Joe Taino will be bringing his signature "Roadhouse Blues" style to the Parlour at Fox and Crow! The two-hour set begins at 10pm but be sure to get there early because space is limited in this trendy little dive bar!
594 Palisade Ave.
Sunday, December 30th:
Open Mic Sunday Specials at FM
FM is hosting another Friggin Fabulous Open Mic Sunday, starting at 6pm until 9pm there will be musicians, poets, comedians, and magicians for your entertainment along with Happy Hour Specials all night long!
340 3rd St.
Latin Jazz Brunch at Atlas Public House
Sundays = Brunch, and why not add in some fantastic live music to that equation? Head over to Atlas Public House for brunch with the Flying South Latin Jazz Trio!
130 Newark Ave.
Brunch at Ani Ramen
Ani Ramen might not be your first thought when picking a spot for Sunday brunch, but it certainly will not disappoint! Their unique take on brunch food might even make this your new go-to spot!
218 Newark Ave.
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.