The Best Nightclubs in Jersey City, New Jersey

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Katherine Oakes

In this thriving and lively riverfront city there’s no shortage of good food, good drinks and good times – the only difficult part is picking where to go. From the busy atmosphere in Historic Downtown in Jersey City to the party scene in Waterfront and Paulus Hook, there are lots of options for the crowds of locals and tourists. So, if you’re looking for the best place to spend your evening, check out our guide to the best nightclubs in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Cherry Lounge

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What’s unique about Cherry’s Lounge is that it’s not only a vibrant nightclub, but a restaurant and lounge intertwined with the community. In addition to having a variety of live music and DJs, they also host events, such as the popular $2 Tuesdays. Thanks to their involvement in the community, this is a true locals’ haunt and a place worth checking out for yourself.


The Neapolitan-style pizza at Porta is enough to draw any food and drink lover to this cozy, casual and fun space. However, the thing that keeps them here all night is the downstairs area that gets converted into a nightclub complete with live DJ music and bands. Plus, the rooftop is outfitted with a full-service bar and pizza kitchen (!) so you can drink outdoors with friends.

South House

A Texas-inspired restaurant, bar and nightclub in the heart of Jersey City, the South House is one of the most popular local watering holes. It’s rustic, eclectic decor upstairs makes you feel right at home and the speakeasy-style of its downstairs bar and club gives you a one-of-a-kind nightclub experience.

Corgi Spirits

While primarily known as a distillery, Corgi Spirits transforms into a vibrant nightlife destination on weekends. This unique venue offers craft cocktails, live music performances, and themed parties. With its trendy ambiance and innovative drinks, Corgi Spirits promises a memorable night out.


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Combining a tiki bar with a speakeasy-style nightclub, Cellar335 offers a unique experience. With its tropical-themed décor, exotic cocktails, and occasional live entertainment, this venue stands out as a playful and lively spot in Jersey City.

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