Introducing Hudson River Waterfront’s new open-air Biergarten!

Just four minutes from Downtown Manhattan via the PATH to Exchange Place or the NY Waterway Ferry, the Lutze is the place to enjoy a variety of craft beers, cocktails, great food, games, and breathtaking views of Manhattan.

Jersey City’s first outdoor, waterfront biergarten was influenced by its rich history of accepting and welcoming new arrivals and creating a place where they could thrive and add to America’s rich tapestry of culture. In particular, the biergarten was inspired by the early German American settlers to the area – you can see their mark in street names and buildings throughout the area.  We decided to honor that contribution.  Every biergarten needs a name.  Ours specifically is named after one man, Wilhelm Lutze. Willy Lutze, as he was called, was born in Jersey City in 1900 to immigrant German parents.  He died in 1973 in Jersey City.  He spent his life, as millions have done since, right here in Jersey City, where he raised four daughters and supported his family as a carpenter and mason. He was hardworking, always fair, and extremely proud.  His legacy continues well past his life.

We built this biergarten to activate and share the waterfront that we love so much and to honor all of our heritages.  In that spirit we will be donating a substantial portion, if not all of our profits, to local charities and political causes that benefit Jersey City.

Welcome to the Lutze.  Have a wonderful, safe time.

Michael J. DeMarco, CEO, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation




Waterfront AT 15 SECOND ST. 

Jersey City (GPS: 3 Second St.)



NY Waterway offers ferry service to Paulus Hook (dedicated Harbor-side ferry service coming soon!)


On-site, discounted parking available.


Take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail directly to the Harborside station.


Use PATH service to the Exchange Place station.


Monday - THURSDAY: 4 PM -10 pm  

FRIDAY: 12 PM - 12 Am

Saturday: 12 Pm - 12 am  

Sunday: 12 Pm - 8 pm




What are your Hours?

As of May 4, 2017 The Lutze is open: 
Monday-Thursday 4PM-10PM
Sunday NOON-8PM

Are Children Allowed?

The Lutze is family friendly.  Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.  Only patrons 21 and older will be served alcohol.

Are Dogs Allowed?

Willie Lutze loved dogs and so do we!  Well behaved dogs of all sizes are welcome at The Lutze.


Are you only Outdoors?

Yes,  we are only outdoors.

Do you Close Early Due to Weather?

The Lutze does close early due to inclement weather, early closure is at the discretion of the manager.  Check our social media pages or call (201)915-8508 before coming to confirm The Lutze is open.

Can I bring in Outside Food or Beverages?

Outside food and beverages are not allowed at The Lutze.  You may purchase food from the variety of food trucks and vendors we have on-site.

Can I Bring My Own Chairs?

We do not allow outside furniture.  However, with our variety of seating options, The Lutze accommodates seating for over 450 people.

Can I Host an Event?

For event inquiries,  please contact thescoop@lutzebiergarten.com.

Can I Reserve Seating?

For table reservations, please email us at thescoop@lutzebiergarten.com for more information.

For questions or suggestions or just to tell us how we’re doing….thescoop@lutzebiergarten.com.