Hoboken Bars

Hoboken Bars (current)

Bars in BOLD are the most recent additions to Hoboken.





1 Republik
10th and Willow Bar and Grill

Baja Mexican Restaurant
Biggie’s Clam Bar
Bin 14
Black Bear
Brass Rail
Cadillac Cantina
Carpe Diem
City Bistro
Clinton Social Club
Cooper’s Union
Cork City
DC’s Tavern (dive bar)
East LA
Elysian Cafe
Farside Bar and Grill
Finnegan’s
Green Rock

Hotel Victor
Hudson Tavern
Leo’s Grandezvous

Lola’s
Louise & Jerry’s (dive bar – renovated late 2014)
Madison Bar & Grill
Maggie’s Place (dive bar)
Marty O’Brien’s Social Club
McCarthy’s Pub
McSwiggans
Mikie Squared
Mills Tavern
Moran’s
Mulligans
Nag’s Head
Northern Soul
Onieal’s
Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
Room 84
Scotland Yard
Shannon Lounge
Sky Lounge (Dubliner)
Sushi Lounge
Teak
Texas Arizona
The 8th Street Tavern

The Squeeze (strip club in Weehawken)
The Stewed Cow Saloon
Trinity
Turtle Club
West 5 Supper Club
Wicked Wolf Tavern
Willie McBride’s
Wilton House(dive bar)
Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant (renovated 2014)

Closed Hoboken Bars

3 Forty Grill (340 Grill)
Avenue Bistro & Bar (now Grimaldi’s Pizza)
Bahama Mamas
Bar None (now Room 84)
Buskers (now Marty’ Obrien’s)
Clam Broth House (Now Biggie’s Clam Bar)

Downtown Pub (now Jack’s Cabin)
Duffy’s (Now Cork City)
Four L’s (unoccupied as of spring 2015)
Frankie & Johnnie’s (now called Dino & Harry’s)
Goldhawk (now Turtle Club)
Gaslight (now The Stewed Cow Saloon)
Helmers (unoccupied as of spring 2015)
Hobson’s Choice (now Hotel Victor)
Kelly’s Pub (now Bin 14)
Liberty Bar & Restaurant (empty as of spring 2015)
Little Town New Jersey (will be House of ‘Que summer 2015)
Lounge 11 Bar & Restaurant (now West Five Supper Club)
LUA (became McLoone’s Pier House)
Mario’s Bar (dive bar)
Maxwell’s (the “original” gone, now under new modern ownership)
McCarthy’s Pub (now Cooper’s Union)
McMahon’s Brownstone Alehouse (dive bar)
Mile Square (now 1 Republik)
NINE (Now The Cuban)
O’Donoghues (now Little Town Social)
Oddfellows (now Cadillac Cantina)
Privee (now Hoboken Bar)
Quays (now Little Town NJ)
Quiet Woman (now Northern Soul)
Railhead Bar (under renovation – to become Phoenix Bar)
Rogo’s (now Finnegan’s)
Sammy’s Roadhouse (now Brasserie de Paris)
S Sullivan’s (Stinky Sullivan’s)

Ted & Jo’s (Now Johnny Pepperoni Pizza)
The Cage (now Havana)
The Melting Pot (supposed to become “World of Beer” in 2015)
Three A’s Olde Bar & Grill (sold in 2015, under new ownership, awaiting “transformation)
Tonic (awaiting a new tenant)
Village Pour House
West End Station (Became Sammy’s Roadhouse)
Whiskey Bar (now Mills Tavern)

19 Responses

  1. homeworld says:

    Why isn’t Arthur’s on this list?

    • ralyn says:

      I think it’s time to update this list… since it was last in 2007, and it’s supposed to be the Bar’s list in Biz Directory.[quote comment=”68865″]Why isn’t Arthur’s on this list?[/quote]

    • edhobo says:

      I have to reply about another restaurant off subject…Hoboken Bar & Grill!

      This was the worst restaurant experience I have had in my life! I have been in the restaurant industry for 15+ years and I have never been in a situation like I was for a Sunday brunch at Hoboken Bar & Grill. There was a group of 6 of us including one pregnant woman. When we 1st sat downstairs they wanted us to cram 4 to a booth that only fit 3 and have 2 chairs on the other side instead of bringing us another chair after telling them that our one friend is pregnant. Once we asked again for a chair or said that we would go somewhere else they finally brought us a chair, actually 2 when we only needed one…..just goes to show they had chairs available. The owner approached our table after this with somewhat of an abbrasive attitude to ask us what the problem was. We explained, he never apologized but instead tried to make a joke and said that he would talk to them upstairs about it.

      After waiting 45 minutes for our food, my eggs benedict was cold and overcooked, my friend had the wrong cheese in her omelet and had to wait for her toast and my other friend had a skunked beer. Our server did a good job, I don’t blame her for the restaurants inadequacies. I ordered something else but had to eat it after everyone else was done eating. My friend ordered another order of toast and asked for it dry and it came out saturated in butter. This whole time the owner never came back nor did a Manager to see how things were after our food got messed up. We got our bill and nothing was comped. Now, I’m not one of those guests that tries to get things for free and I know that sometimes things happen when restaurants are busy. With that being said, I also know what good customer service is and how to take care of guests to ensure that they will come back and to let them know that you care about the type of service they are receiving. A manager or the owner should have checked on us at some point during our meal and something definitely should have been comped or a coupon for a free drink or something next time….anything to let us know that they would like us to come back.

      After we paid our bill for the full amount I asked to speak to the owner again. When he came to our table I politely told him that we didn’t have the best experience, he continued to cut us off,tried to tell me that he took care of my food off the bill when he did not. Since he did not show that he was sorry or cared in the least that we had a less than average experience, I told him that we probably wouldn’t be back. He basically said, “good, then leave” and continued to usher us out of the restaurant. When one of my friends spoke up he told her that she had been running her mouth since she got in the restaurant (referring to her asking for an extra chair for our pregnant friend when we were seated). Then the conversation turned heated on all sides. We expressed that we had frequented the restaurant in the past, all have lived in Hoboken for a very long time and know a lot of people and will tell everyone we know not to come back there. He took that as a threat and continued to yell at us and get in our faces. I won’t deny that there were then profanities expressed from our side as a result of being completely shocked that an owner, not just a manager, but an owner could have such complete disregard for the type of service his guests are receiving. When my friend told him that she hopes the place “goes under” he admitted that it probably will. It just goes to show you his own confidence in his capabilities to run a decent establishment.

      I have never had such a horrible dining experience and I am asking everyone to not give this restaurant a penny more of business. There are plenty of other bars and restaurants in Hoboken that actually take pride in giving good service and food.
      [quote comment=”68865″]Why isn’t Arthur’s on this list?[/quote]

      • klaatu says:

        My last experience at Hoboken Bar and Grill was not vey good, either. They really went downhill. I’m assuming there’s no management. The menus were even different, and the waitress didn’t know anything about their beer club.[quote comment=”214563″]I have to reply about another restaurant off subject…Hoboken Bar & Grill!This was the worst restaurant experience I have had in my life! I have been in the restaurant industry for 15+ years and I have never been in a situation like I was for a Sunday brunch at Hoboken Bar & Grill. There was a group of 6 of us including one pregnant woman. When we 1st sat downstairs they wanted us to cram 4 to a booth that only fit 3 and have 2 chairs on the other side instead of bringing us another chair after telling them that our one friend is pregnant. Once we asked again for a chair or said that we would go somewhere else they finally brought us a chair, actually 2 when we only needed one…..just goes to show they had chairs available. The owner approached our table after this with somewhat of an abbrasive attitude to ask us what the problem was. We explained, he never apologized but instead tried to make a joke and said that he would talk to them upstairs about it.After waiting 45 minutes for our food, my eggs benedict was cold and overcooked, my friend had the wrong cheese in her omelet and had to wait for her toast and my other friend had a skunked beer. Our server did a good job, I don’t blame her for the restaurants inadequacies. I ordered something else but had to eat it after everyone else was done eating. My friend ordered another order of toast and asked for it dry and it came out saturated in butter. This whole time the owner never came back nor did a Manager to see how things were after our food got messed up. We got our bill and nothing was comped. Now, I’m not one of those guests that tries to get things for free and I know that sometimes things happen when restaurants are busy. With that being said, I also know what good customer service is and how to take care of guests to ensure that they will come back and to let them know that you care about the type of service they are receiving. A manager or the owner should have checked on us at some point during our meal and something definitely should have been comped or a coupon for a free drink or something next time….anything to let us know that they would like us to come back.After we paid our bill for the full amount I asked to speak to the owner again. When he came to our table I politely told him that we didn’t have the best experience, he continued to cut us off,tried to tell me that he took care of my food off the bill when he did not. Since he did not show that he was sorry or cared in the least that we had a less than average experience, I told him that we probably wouldn’t be back. He basically said, “good, then leave” and continued to usher us out of the restaurant. When one of my friends spoke up he told her that she had been running her mouth since she got in the restaurant (referring to her asking for an extra chair for our pregnant friend when we were seated). Then the conversation turned heated on all sides. We expressed that we had frequented the restaurant in the past, all have lived in Hoboken for a very long time and know a lot of people and will tell everyone we know not to come back there. He took that as a threat and continued to yell at us and get in our faces. I won’t deny that there were then profanities expressed from our side as a result of being completely shocked that an owner, not just a manager, but an owner could have such complete disregard for the type of service his guests are receiving. When my friend told him that she hopes the place “goes under” he admitted that it probably will. It just goes to show you his own confidence in his capabilities to run a decent establishment.I have never had such a horrible dining experience and I am asking everyone to not give this restaurant a penny more of business. There are plenty of other bars and restaurants in Hoboken that actually take pride in giving good service and food.[/quote]

  2. tori says:

    has anyone tried zafra’s? or Lua? i hate the clubby corwd there, but i heard the restaurant is amazing- is that true?
    what’s a REALLY good restaurant in Hoboken. My BF lives in Tribecca- the home of amazing restaurants, and in hoboken i am hard pressed to find a great place. By great place i mean amazing food and service, and good ambience doesn’t hurt. (i don’t mean pretentious), a dive is fine with me as long as the food is amazing.
    so far i can only say Anthony David’s is amazing. i also think City Bistro is good (but so LOUD! and dark!)
    which others should i try?
    The ones i have tried and liked, but not been blown away by (good but not remarkable) are:
    Court Street, Buskers, La Isla(great for breakfast), Robongi(good seafood type asian fare), Madison (waitstaff not good. once i brought my parents there and the waitress told my father to take his hat off and he hadn’t even sat down yet- RUDE!!!!) Brass Rail, 5Forty, Leo’s Granezvous, Michelina, Margherita’s, Karma cafe(i get takeout form there all the time) Elysian, Amanda’s (great b’kfast) cool beans(great b’fast- but ridiculously retarded waitstaff- service sucks so bad i refuse to go there again)

    • jo says:

      Anthony and David’s is great..for great food
      Have you tried The Turtle Club…great new bar, light food..great atmosphere…great wine list…….
      Have been going to the Madison for many years..surprised by your comment…has always been a great staff..we thought.

      In response to tori who said:

      has anyone tried zafra’s? or Lua? i hate the clubby corwd there, but i heard the restaurant is amazing- is that true?
      what’s a REALLY good restaurant in Hoboken. My BF lives in Tribecca- the home of amazing restaurants, and in hoboken i am hard pressed to find a great place. By great place i mean amazing food and service, and good ambience doesn’t hurt. (i don’t mean pretentious), a dive is fine with me as long as the food is amazing.
      so far i can only say Anthony David’s is amazing. i also think City Bistro is good (but so LOUD! and dark!)
      which others should i try?
      The ones i have tried and liked, but not been blown away by (good but not remarkable) are:
      Court Street, Buskers, La Isla(great for breakfast), Robongi(good seafood type asian fare), Madison (waitstaff not good. once i brought my parents there and the waitress told my father to take his hat off and he hadn’t even sat down yet- RUDE!!!!) Brass Rail, 5Forty, Leo’s Granezvous, Michelina, Margherita’s, Karma cafe(i get takeout form there all the time) Elysian, Amanda’s (great b’kfast) cool beans(great b’fast- but ridiculously retarded waitstaff- service sucks so bad i refuse to go there again)

    • homeworld says:

      Haha, same thing happened at The Madison when I brought my parents there. They told me Dad to take his hat off before he even go to the hostess station.

      In response to tori who said:

      has anyone tried zafra’s? or Lua? i hate the clubby corwd there, but i heard the restaurant is amazing- is that true?
      what’s a REALLY good restaurant in Hoboken. My BF lives in Tribecca- the home of amazing restaurants, and in hoboken i am hard pressed to find a great place. By great place i mean amazing food and service, and good ambience doesn’t hurt. (i don’t mean pretentious), a dive is fine with me as long as the food is amazing.
      so far i can only say Anthony David’s is amazing. i also think City Bistro is good (but so LOUD! and dark!)
      which others should i try?
      The ones i have tried and liked, but not been blown away by (good but not remarkable) are:
      Court Street, Buskers, La Isla(great for breakfast), Robongi(good seafood type asian fare), Madison (waitstaff not good. once i brought my parents there and the waitress told my father to take his hat off and he hadn’t even sat down yet- RUDE!!!!) Brass Rail, 5Forty, Leo’s Granezvous, Michelina, Margherita’s, Karma cafe(i get takeout form there all the time) Elysian, Amanda’s (great b’kfast) cool beans(great b’fast- but ridiculously retarded waitstaff- service sucks so bad i refuse to go there again)

  3. CreativeAngel says:

    Cucharamama– it’s across the street from Zafra.

  4. strand says:

    Def add cucharama to the list and I do think the food at LUA is outstanding. However – I recomend it for dinner midweek as it can get crowded and loud friday and saturday nights. My favorite places in town are Anthondy Davids, Lua, and Augustinos. Oh and if you like steak houses Dino and Harrys ( i think i got the new name correct)

  5. truth1 says:

    Court St. is not bad for reasonable mid-week meals. Three A”s on 4th and Grand has great food 😛

  6. Clockworkdemon says:

    Where do rock type dudes go, if I don’t score me some tail with a pony tail soon… *mutters*

  7. xofalconxo says:

    Man, you’re in the wrong town. Cut that shit off, clean it up, and take a shower.

  8. greentea says:

    [quote comment=”130508″]Where do rock type dudes go, if I don’t score me some tail with a pony tail soon… *mutters*[/quote]
    Just go to the city. It’s not that hard.

  9. Tama Murden says:

    Re 6-8: Better yet “dude,” just stay home in your LaZyBoy with a 6-pack & fiddle with your own ponytail.

  10. SoulSoldSeparately says:

    Can anyone think of an establishment in Hoboken that would allow 4 people to play Scrabble (assuming, of course, that we make purchases) ?

    • HomeTeam says:

      Northern Soul probably wouldn’t have a problem with it in the front seating area. They have groups of people drinking with their little shit bandits running around with no supervision so I can’t see 4 adults playing Scrabble being an issue.[quote comment=”214760″]Can anyone think of an establishment in Hoboken that would allow 4 people to play Scrabble (assuming, of course, that we make purchases) ?[/quote]

    • wfs4 says:

      most bars wouldn’t mind, as long as you do it when they’re ‘quiet’. Many bars at peak time, remove the tables & chairs.

      I’d suggest either the Nags head on 1st St, or the Shannon, which already has a games night on Mondays.

      From he Shannon web site:

      GAME NIGHT!
      Mondaze = Game Night! Catch MNF, NHL, MLB games on 26 TVs while you play classic board Games, card Games, mind games & bar games.

      (as a disclaimer – I drink at both bars)[quote comment=”214760″]Can anyone think of an establishment in Hoboken that would allow 4 people to play Scrabble (assuming, of course, that we make purchases) ?[/quote]

  11. Stephaniecac says:

    Hi, I’m looking for a nice upscale lounge like atmosphere. It’s my friends bachelorette party with 10 girls and I don’t know where to go. Any suggestions??? I want a mix of all the hot songs out. Please help 😕

    • homeworld says:

      Kolo Klub?[quote comment=”216805″]Hi, I’m looking for a nice upscale lounge like atmosphere. It’s my friends bachelorette party with 10 girls and I don’t know where to go. Any suggestions??? I want a mix of all the hot songs out. Please help [/quote]

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