9am or 11am: Does it matter?
Back to the way it was…
For the 2010 Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade, bars will begin serving alcohol at 9:00 AM.
For last year’s parade, the bars didn’t open until 11am, but this isn’t the first time they’ve opened earlier. While city officials may think getting party-goers inside the bars may help, most residents I spoke with said it makes little difference, as each place will immediately fill to capacity anyway, and the same lines will be formed outside practically every bar in town. Some people even think the police calls for fights and other disorderly behavior will start even sooner!