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O'Hara's Downtown

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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172 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2979
+1 201-239-7373
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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New York City, New York
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472 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roasted Cajun wings dry and crispy, but they could have used less seasoning IMO. Chili without being spicy is just hamburger with beans. In this case, at least it's good hamburger and beans. It's a great spot with many tvs to watch sports, and numerous items on the menu which I'm sure would satisfy most appetites.

Thank Skych8ser
Jersey City, New Jersey
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've come here many times now, on random nights as well as for football, and in my opinion O'Hara's is a strong contender for the most fun bar in the area. It's a no frills sports bar with typical pub food, friendly service, good drink prices, and events throughout the week. They've got trivia, karaoke, and different specials every day... More 

Thank Craig C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is probably my favorite place in Jersey City. Excellent crowd and very diverse! The food is awesome, the service is pleasant and are genuinely happy there! The owner is an excellent guy! No reason not to try it out!

Thank JConine
Blackmill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were immediately seen to and given a table, they turned the television channel over for us and offered to move us closer to the TV - great service. The food was excellent, as were the drinks and we spent a very pleasant evening wondering what was going on in the Rio Opening ceremony. I would recommend to anyone -... More 

Thank Teulu_Richards
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Went to O'Hara's Downtown on 172 1st St (at Marin Blvd) Historic Downtown $2 Coors Light and Budweiser; $1 off drafts and glasses of wine. They actually carried bottles of my favorite wine (Apothic Red). Servers were great. Good thing they had 2 restrooms for women since one was stopped up! their happy hour is From12:00 PM - 07:00 PM.... More 

Thank SIK4610
Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I met some clients at this local pub one night while in the City. easy to get to, friendly staff, and pretty good food. Good beer selection, ok Ruben. We got out of there before the armature karaoke event - not our style.

Thank Jamie L
Aberdeen, New Jersey
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

The staff here was top notch.. Very friendly and attentive..it was also consumer appreciation day and they took 25% off the whole bill.. The food was also very good, had bunch of appetizers.

Thank paul12677
Silver Spring, Maryland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

This is a great place to watch any kind of sports. Lots of TV's, good food, friendly and attentive staff, and friendly locals as well. Went there to watch the Yankees game, and got sucked into the Tuesday night Trivia... so much fun!

Thank Lauren K
Middleton, Massachusetts, USA
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

We had dinner with a group of 10. We got call ahead so we didn't have to wait. Good selection of burgers and other entries. Most dinners are $10-14. Parking is a little tough. We parked in the grocery store about a block away.

Thank Joe451
Jersey City, New Jersey
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

I stay very close to O'Hara's and have visited it twice - once on a weekday and once on a Friday. I saw surprised to see that it was quite packed on both days. My experience here explained why :) The moment you enter, you are shown to a table. The moment you sit, you get a server. Momentarily after... More 

Thank rks286

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2979
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-239-7373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?