The Mile Square City certainly has no shortage of bars, but that doesn’t mean that every place in town can claim to be a perfect place to grab a brew. Cork City in Hoboken is one of them.
Located at the corner of 3rd street and Bloomfield Avenue, Cork City is a local favorite and a true beer lover’s paradise. Located just a block off of bustling Washington Street, Cork City is the ideal haunt to meet up with friends for a more laid back hang, to watch a game, and experience some of the best beer drinking in town.
It’s not rare these days for a bar to boast an extensive list of beers on tap. Many bars now feature that impressive-seeming wall of taps behind the bar, but Cork City in Hoboken is one of the few where that distinction truly matters.
The 51 taps (yes, you read that correctly!) rotate daily, so it’s almost impossible to sample every beer in the place—though we won’t try and stop you from trying…provided you do so safely.
Perhaps the best part of Cork City, from a beer-drinking perspective, is that the majority of these 51 taps are reserved for crafts from breweries both local and all around the world.
(Currently, you can have a Party Wave IPA from Kane Brewing in Ocean, NJ to Black Marble Irish Stout from Sullivan’s Brewing in Kilkenny, Ireland.) The staff at Cork City also takes meticulous care of its taps, which ensures a fresh pour every time.
One can find practically every style of beer here, from IPAs to Pilsners, Hefeweizens, Ales and Stouts, and Berliners, in addition to many Ciders and hard Seltzers.
For those who are extra interested in the beer they’re drinking, Cork City’s daily tap menu is always visible via large screens on the wall behind the bar, which displays the name of the beer, the brewery it comes from and where it’s located, as well as the alcohol content in each. Cork City also offers regular tastings and events with local brewers.
In addition to its taps, Cork City also offers scores of other bottled beers, from your major brews like Bud and Coors to additional craft selections.
The barroom is spacious but not overwhelming, and offers a charming and relaxing atmosphere. If you luck out, you can find a spot next to the fireplace, perfect on fall and winter days in particular. Otherwise, there is ample seating both at the bar and at tabletops throughout the room.
With many TVs both behind the bar and scattered around the other walls, you’ll have a good view of the game no matter where you set up. On nice days, the staff will pop open the large storefront windows which lets in ample fresh air; there’s also outdoor seating for those who want to enjoy their drinks fully al fresco.
If you’re the competitive type, or just like to indulge in a friendly barroom game every now and then, the dartboard in the back awaits.
Just be extra careful—Cork City isn’t just a dog-friendly establishment, but very inviting for our four-legged friends.
Especially during the daytime, expect plenty of cuteness at your feet.
Cork City does not have a kitchen, but don’t let that deter you—if you’re hungry, the staff is more than happy to let you bring food in (not that you would, but just don’t make a mess and be cognizant of your fellow beer lovers!)
All in all, Cork City is truly a one-of-a-kind Hoboken gem.
Its mix of top flight beer culture, a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, and convenient location combine to make Cork City a unique spot amidst the hustle of south Hoboken.