Lana Lounge – what next?

What would you put at the Lana Lounge spot in Hoboken?

As many of you know – the old Lana Lounge shut down, and they’re going through all sorts of gut renovations now.

Regardless of what is coming, if you had the choice to put whatever you wanted there – what would it be?

Another club? A big Apple store? A bookstore? High rise condos? Or level it and put a dog run there?

Lana Lounge closes down in Hoboken, NJ

6/19/2012 Update:

Not sure how many “locals” made the Lana Lounge (once called Riverstreet) a destination these days – but in case you didn’t notice, they quietly had their “closing party” and shut down this past weekend.

I bet some area residents are thrilled about it (the crowds weren’t always the most hospitable to the neighborhood). However, this is a massive space at 92 River Street – and I’d expect it to become re-occupied eventually. The location is just too good for it to disappear entirely.

Do you already miss Lana Lounge?

6/23/2008 Update:

I’m sure you might have noticed that Lana Lounge had been “marketing” their new Cuban/American menu over the past few weeks. They’ve been handing out free samples of plantains, sandwiches and empanadas. I had a taste of their Cuban Sandwich a week or two ago, and have to say it was quite tasty!

Has any actual Hoboken resident gone there to actually sit down and have a meal yet?

Here’s the latest Lana Menu in case you’d like to peruse it.

8/28/2007 Update:

About three weeks ago, Lana finally made the transformation into a combination lounge/restaurant.

Starting off initially with just sushi, they hope to open up their kitchen within a few weeks and begin offering Cuban cuisine as well. Looks pretty nice inside. Has anyone tried the Sushi yet?

While I haven’t been to this club in a long time since it was River Street, has anyone braved the weekend crowds to check the club scene out?



Bar, Night Club

Description – Large Night Club, Dance club – 3 floors. See web site for event schedule.
Services – Bar, Night Club, Dance club
Website –
Address –
92 River St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-5615
Telephone – (201) 656-8516

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115 Responses

  1. mercy says:

    Anyway I take them off my list. I only put him on because he was cute.

  2. mercy says:

    [quote comment=”89613″]Echo and the Bunnymen! nice…they’re touring again[/quote]
    Get out? lol

  3. MidnightRacer says:

    My two favorite scene from

    No Retreat. No Surrender.

  4. MidnightRacer says:

    You have to rent the movie. The main character trains with an imaginary Bruce Lee type invisible mentor he made up in his head.

  5. emarche says:



    “The skill of gymastics, the kill of karate”.

    If anyone needs me, I’ll be out back gouging out my own eyes.

  6. 9 says:

    [quote comment=”89575″]Ridgemont High @ Buckalews….good times![/quote]

    No doubt. Fun show this past Saturday.

  7. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”89618″]My two favorite scene from

    No Retreat. No Surrender.

    Oh god, that was terrible. I saw that when I was young, and thought it was great. Now the fight choreography just looks so weak.

    Sometimes it’s better left in your memory. I’ve gone back and watched movies, especially F/X heavy and fight flicks, and they all look terrible.

    2001 Space Odyssey, made in 1968 STILL holds up even today.

    Gymkata… *snort* there are no words.

  8. jscirish27 says:

    Let’s not forget Raiders of the Lost Ark was an eighties flick … and don’t lie you guys all watch The Breakfast Club everytime it’s on USA…

    Some seminal bands in the eighties such as Husker Du, Soul Asylum, the Flaming Lips, and the Descendants were overlooked as well. Most of the mainstream might have been fluff, but there were quite a fewgood underground ventures going on.

  9. MidnightRacer says:

    There was a thread about water shortage – to which I would suggest the solution found in the 1980’s movie, “DUNE”, in which the spice was life and everyone wore body suits in the desert planet wherein the body suits recaimed the water loss from your body and fed it back to you. That was cool.

    RE: No Retreat. No Surrender.
    [quote comment=”89667″]Oh god, that was terrible. I saw that when I was young, and thought it was great. Now the fight choreography just looks so weak.

    Sometimes it’s better left in your memory. I’ve gone back and watched movies, especially F/X heavy and fight flicks, and they all look terrible.[/quote]

    Gotta judge it in that time period. Inspirational and really connected. To this day, I can remember relating to the imaginary Bruce Lee type invisible mentor. I did the same thing (trained from 7 yrs old to 18 yrs old). So I was the same age as the star. Hit a chord with me.

    Gymkata had high production value for the 80’s, but it was ridiculous that a pommel horse just happened to be in the middle of town surrounded by a bunch of mutants waiting their turn to get scissor kicked. Upon further reflection, perhaps this was the worse.

  10. Reformerus_Gianticus says:

    [quote comment=”89333″]I’ve been there once. It was amazing. Go for the experience – I met about 15 guys, none of them from Hoboken, all of them candidates for AMAZING!!!

    And you’re right about the smell, I can’t imagine eating there.[/quote]

    Kudos to you for making the effort to at least check the place out. Though undoubtedly you were were also checked out in the process (how ya doin’). Lana (again Anal backwards) is too much of a socialogy lab to let the article about it fall off the Hoboken 411 map. is one of the best but here is another possible source for the patronage of the place:

  11. whineanddineinhob says:

    How about a counseling center for those obsessed with their electronic devices?

  12. HobokenEgo says:

    Anything but another cheesy guido club. Bad enough we got Snookie and JWow next door, let the riff raff start moving to Jersey City. Let’s start cleaning up this city. The Hoboken residents who own places here need to have some pride and do everything that they can to block low class owners from building these cheesy Seaside Heights type places.

  13. joey maxim says:

    ego ..your a class act..its a wonder other italian americans were not offended by your.raciest comments towards ethnic backgrounds…ever consider bobbing for zappoles in an italian social club..guess your ansestors were here before the native americans,,you are one work of have a major problem..if your kin didnt come over on the mayflower,your just another spoke in the wheel of life that family immigrated here..tone it down..cannot believe your raciest post was printed..lord have mercy on you.

  14. nbm3 says:

    I believe there is a second floor going upwards. Probably a successor to Teak since Teak has been sold to new owners

  15. shoegal21184 says:

    I think it would be nice to see a Trader Joes in that spot!

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