Events & Activities

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

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.  

Currently Cancelled until Further Notice

Karaoke Night

Currently Postponed Until Further Notice

8:30 PM


12:30 AM

  • Thousands of Songs

  • On-Screen Lyrics

  • 100s curent hits



Weekly Dining Deals

Taco Tuesday: Find our Taco Tuesday Menu here

Wednesday Power Hour:

1/2 Priced Drinks from 5-7pm and 1/2 Priced Salads & Small Plates (Eat in Only)

Thursday: 20% off Entrees from 5-7pm (Eat in Only)

Open Mic Night has been cancelled indefinitely due to COVID-19 restrictions. We thank all of our loyal musicians and attendees. We look forward to restarting this tradition as soon as we can!

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.

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.

Over the past decade, we have been fortunate enough to benefit from all of our patrons. We'd love for you to show your support by voting for us on the Hunterdon Happening List in 2021! We are so honored to be nominated in 4 different categories this year!


Click the links below to vote for The National Hotel

Best Hotel

Best Speciality Cocktail

Best Kept Secret

Best Happy Hour

Thank you for your support!!

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Contact Us

31 Race Street,Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Tel: 908.996.3200

Fax: 908.996.1240

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