Events & Activities

The National Hotel is proud to offer private dining facilities at our location, custom-tailored to your needs.

Please fill in your requirements so we may cater a special event for you and your guests.

Bi-Weekly Tuesday Trivia Night

Don't forget about our bi-weekly Tuesday Trivia night, also downstairs in the Rat. Tuesday Trivia is the brainchild of our good friend, Russ Coen.  He and our General Manager, Marlon Aranha, launched Tuesday Trivia on December 28th, 2010, and it has become an instant favorite.  Tuesday Trivia runs every other Tuesday from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. at The Rat, unless otherwise indicated on this page.  

Next Trivia night is scheduled for: Tuesday, April 30th, 8-10pm

Karaoke Night Every Wednesday



8:30 PM


12:30 AM

  • Thousands of Songs

  • On-Screen Lyrics

  • 100s curent hits



  • Sunday, September 6th: Waterfront Blues

  • Sunday, September 13th: Rick Charwin

  • Sunday, September 20th: Brad Rau 

  • Sunday, September 30th: Michael Arenella

Check back soon for additional listings.

Catch Open Mic Night every Thursday!! Music kicks off at 7pm under the tents out back!

We want to thank Alex Wolfson, our loyal Frenchtown friend & patron, who launched our weekly Open Mic Night, "The Frenchtown Underground." It was hosted by Alex, Banjo Bill, Jesse Ketchel, Rich Cahill, and a few other dedicated musicians who selflessly kept this going in The Rat for many years, and we hope that it will continue to provide a community gathering sport in Frenchtown for years to come. 

Don't forget about our bi-weekly Tuesday Trivia night, also downstairs in The Rat.


Poker Night every Friday! Over $100,000 in prizes each year, brought to you by America's #1 poker league, World Tavern Poker. Play for free every week,

7pm & 9pm.

Thank you for joining us to welcome our participating musicians.  We hope to see you again at The National Hotel to listen to our next performer. 

Monthly Music Events


Contact Us

31 Race Street,Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Tel: 908.996.3200

Fax: 908.996.1240

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