Room 84 – Now Open!

11/24/2009 Update:

Room 84 open for business in Hoboken

The former “Bar None” at 84 Washington Street has completed it’s transformation into the newest Hoboken night club & lounge “Room 84.”

With it’s opening this past weekend, reviews have been surprisingly upbeat. The interior looks nice, and the crowds have been improved.

Have you been there yet? If so – please share your observations!

SEE ORIGINAL HOBOKEN411 UPDATE AFTER THE JUMP!!!

9/30/2009:

The old Bar None club / lounge at 84 Washington Street hasn’t been sold – but is going through a transformation / renovation instead!

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Room 84: A totally new mission objective

Owner Joseph Branco (who also owns Emanuel’s Salon across the street), decided to refresh the basement club into a completely different experience – focusing more on the lounge aspect and “room service” type atmosphere with private tables.

I spoke with the manager Darrell this week – and here’s a bit of what you can expect when the new hangout “Room 84” opens towards the end of October:

  • Revamped layout – more intimate, with private seating / lounging areas.
  • A new take on “bottle service” – where you can customize your table’s selections to accommodate different tastes.
  • “Media Wall” behind the bar, to display various moving graphic images to suit the mood, season or occasion.
  • Full spectrum LED lighting throughout the bar
  • Improved acoustics that reduce the need to yell at the top of your lungs.
  • An appropriate dress code and cover to weed out the riff-raff.
  • A small private room for rent – for more exclusive gatherings

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43 Comments on "Room 84 – Now Open!"


Member
6 years 4 months ago

Wasn’t their bread and butter catering to the ‘riff-raff’? Who’s going to go there now? This has never been a ‘Hoboken bar’, the only people who really went here were from out of town – like Bahama Mama’s.

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Chapter 155
6 years 4 months ago

I recently met one of the new people in charge, Ralph, and his description of the bottle service and clientele they are seeking show promise. I for one will be setting up a couple of parties for my fellow professionals to determine if this is going to be a good place or your typical “pay a cover to dance with the jersey shore crowd” type of place. Best of luck and I hope Tiger Schulman doesn’t end up buying your space.

Member
6 years 4 months ago

I fear covers, dress codes and bottle service just draws a different kind of riff-raff. The kind for whom wallet means rubber band.

Member
Chapter 155
6 years 4 months ago

Magnum bottle, or the equivalent, should cost no more than $150 per. At that rate you could get 6 people together contributing 25 a pop and covers their drinking all night with tip. A magnum, in my opinion, can support up to 10 people with a comfortable level of drunk. I think the problem with bottle service is that A) they charge $250 for a $70 retail bottle and B) most people enjoying the bottle don’t feel the need to pony up any money to the person laying out the cash. If everyone split the costs of the bottle they’d… Read more »

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blaueaugen
6 years 4 months ago

who the hell is going to go to this place? after the rep it’s had? will it still have the stench or urine in there? always felt like a frat house basement party in there, went here twice like 6 years ago, ugh what a dump!

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patssoxrevscelts
6 years 4 months ago

I think that’s the point. They’re obviously putting a lot of money/effort into reinventing the place to draw a crowd different than their reputation. It’s certainly worth a try.

In response to blaueaugen who said:
who the hell is going to go to this place? after the rep it’s had? will it still have the stench or urine in there? always felt like a frat house basement party in there, went here twice like 6 years ago, ugh what a dump!

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