The Turtle Club Update
Turtle Club coming first week of Feb. (next week!)
Stopped by the Turtle Club (at 936 Park Ave. – the former Goldhawk) last night – and got some exciting news! They hope to open one day next week!
Here’s what I found out, along with some of my initial observations:
- The layout is very similar to the Goldhawk, except that the front bar feels bigger, because the middle island was removed as well as the shelving behind the bar, plus the installation of mirrors – giving it a sense of more “openness.”
- The “mini kitchen” allows for some very basic dishes to be served: meat and cheese plates, paninis, and other “stove cooked” items and salads.
- More focus on wine – with a large selection of moderately priced bottles. Also remember that, because The Turtle Club is a “pick and pack,” and you can buy alcohol to go up until closing time. You may want that extra bottle after the regular liquor stores close. Oh and eight beers on tap, too.
- A big deal: Bathrooms greatly improved – with a three person capacity in each. The old Goldhawk had some of the dumpiest bathrooms in Hoboken. Hooray!
The Turtle Club has an overall warm, welcoming feel to the place, and the owners don’t intend on it being a “frou-frou” establishment, so anyone wearing practically anything can chill out and have some delicious beverages. They also still plan to have a few musical or artistic events each month.
Three flat panel TV’s throughout will typically be broadcasting a popular sports game or two. Hey, you might even want to catch the Super Bowl there?
Will update this again once they open!
See previous updates after the jump…
Turtle Club Coming Soon!
While we wait for the new drinking establishment to open – check out some of these links:
- An archived NY Times article about the original Turtle Club – from 1893!
- The Turtle Club Website (still under construction)
Who else can’t wait till they open?
Turtle Club supposedly coming Fall 2009
As one Hoboken411 reader mentioned previously – the old Goldhawk bar which closed recently, and used to feature musical acts and open mic nights – is undergoing what Obama would call a “fundamental transformation.”
“A bartender recently told me he’s re-opening here “hopefully in October” with a new place called “Turtle Club.” Didn’t seem like he was too interested in having live music. They want more dining tables in that back room.”