Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Harborside Craft Brew Fest

On Saturday, October 15th, Harborside will host the first Craft Brew Fest with over 150 styles of craft beer, delicious food, and live music.

There will be two sessions, one from 12-4pm and the second from 5:30-9:30pm, and all tickets come with a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited tastings. There is also a designated driver option which includes a bottle of water, access to all the food and vendors, and entry into the event. A full list of the breweries involved is listed on the site.

From the organizers:

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, a traditional celebration of beer and countrymen held in Germany since the 19th century, Harborside will be hosting an eclectic variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles, combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. With over 150 craft beers it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives.

There will over 15 New Jersey breweries in attendance, including Jersey City’s own Departed Soles, Hoboken’s 902 Brewing, and many others. Guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples, paired with live music from Drum and a Tantrum and Street Hassle and the Brass Balls. Delicious food from the Cow and the Curd, Urban Lobster Shack, San Matteo Pizza, Mac Truck NYC & Nuchas. & more!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Session Times
Session 1: 12:00 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Harborside Atrium and Waterfront Esplanade
34 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Entrance on Christopher Columbus Drive – Harborside Waterfront Esplanade next to the Exchange Place PATH station and the Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Ticketing Info
Take advantage of early bird pricing (prices go up $5 two weeks and one week before Fest):
General Admission: $60
Designated Driver: $15
Make sure to use promo code Jceats for $15 off your ticket price!

Tickets are available online at:

To get an idea of what past events have been like, check the video


  1. Thanks so much for the promo code! We bought tickets to attend and look forward to sampling all the options here in JC. Usually if I see something like this is NYC, it's either on a "school night" or wallet raping prices. We plan on doing some serious day drinking, a practice not for the weak of liver! I'm glad and excited that JC is starting to have more of these type of events and that you're keeping us JC locals in the know.

    1. Thank you and I'm glad you're going! Hopefully a good turnout will increase the frequency of these types of events.