Welcome To The Shepherd & The Knucklehead

“Where we celebrate the duality in man”

Hoboken Location Opening In September

Locations

Haledon

Hoboken

529 Belmont Ave
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 942-8666
email Chris: cmschiavo@yahoo.com
email Joseph: jschiav5@knights.ucf.edu

1313 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 714-4222
email Joseph: jschiav5@knights.ucf.edu
email Michael: craftbeergm@gmail.com


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Offerings

A Multitude Of Micro Brew Taps

A Multitude Of Micro Brew Taps

90 craft beer taps in Haledon & 60 in Hoboken

Full Menu Steak House

Full Menu Steak House

Grilled Angus steaks butchered onsite

Wine By The Glass

Wine By The Glass

Top brand reds and whites

Growler Fills

Growler Fills

Grab some beer to take home with you

Full Liquor Selection

Full Liquor Selection

Our bar is fully stocked for cocktails

Special Events

Special Events

Brewery promos, triva, and more

Beer

At The Shepherd & the Knucklehead, our commitment to great beer is legendary. Our 90 taps in Haledon and 60 in Hoboken make us among the top in craft beer selection in the nation. We have invested in the most expensive equipment available to provide the best possible beer drinking experience. Our nitrogen and carbon dioxide system and our glycol machine are state-of-the-art, mixing the gases perfectly, pumping your beer from our keg room to each of our taps, and keeping each and every microbrew cold and fresh until the moment it hits your glass.

 

 

 

Food

At The Shepherd & The Knucklehead, we offer a classic and creative menu of high quality pub fare featuring grilled Angus Steaks butchered onsite, wings, giant German pretzels, fresh Polish kielbasa sourced from a local butcher in Wallington, vegetable wraps, burgers, bisque, chili, mussels, grilled shrimp, and fresh fish creations.

 

Accolades

  • NJ.com’s Star-Ledger: #1 Rated Craft Beer Bar in NJ
  • CBS NY: “Top 5 Beer Bars in NJ”
  • Thrillist: 33 Best College Bars in America
  • NJ Monthly: Top 26 Watering Holes for the Craft Beer Lover
  • NJ Monthly Critic’s Choice: Restaurant with Best Beer Selection

 

Our Story

kerouac-quote-200x300IMG_0174Perhaps you’re asking: Where did our name come from? The Shepherd & the
Knucklehead is a novel published in 2001. It delves into the subject of the duality in man. The responsible (Shepherd) and the irresponsible (Knucklehead) represent the mental tug of war going on inside each of our minds, bodies, and souls. The main character, Oliver Wendell Tweed (a compilation of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Boss Tweed—in other words, a mix of purity and greed) is on a search for the meaning of this duality in each of us. Along for the journey is his sock monkey and constant companion, Francis Bacon. Interestingly enough, Oliver owns a pub near a university and implores emerging philosopher-students to develop both sides of their brain so they can ensure balance in their lives.

At The Shepherd & The Knucklehead, we do not just celebrate the duality in man with great beer, food, and service, we also give back to the community. For seventeen years, our pub has been redistributing our profits to help clothe, feed, and house the poor—both locally and across the globe. We have fed 231 Jewish Ethiopian families, purchased an ambulance for a German Lutheran missionary, and provided ongoing support for Father McGhee’s food pantry on Montgomery St. in downtown Paterson. We have raised—and continue to raise—money for research into leukemia and testicular cancer. Every week, we donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a worldfamous charity dedicated to helping the poor. To continue this commitment to the poor, we have pledged $25,000 over the next five years to Project Faith, a charity run by the Diocese of Paterson, NJ.