9am or 11am: Does it matter?

3/3/2010:

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!

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27 Comments on "9am or 11am: Does it matter?"

rileydog
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rileydog

The HPD is a JOKE !!!! They dont even get their fat asses out of their cars !

Stpaddygirl
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Agreed rileydog I was in an accident a few hours ago and not exceptionally happy about the way I was treated (it was not my fault by the way).

In response to rileydog who said:
The HPD is a JOKE !!!! They dont even get their fat asses out of their cars !

plywood
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plywood

Good ol’ Hoboken glossary

“strongly urged” = “strong arm”

xtreme
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From what I recall, the 11 AM openings were a “rule” per se rather more of a serious recommendation from the town. A bar could still open at 9 AM if it wanted to but HPD & HFD would pay special attention to said establishment and most likely cause more headache than the extra two hours of business was worth.

I have no proof of this, just hearsay but it makes sense since I don’t think you can prohibit a proprietor from operating his/her business a certain way. If it was a law it would have to be applicable all year around – I think.

kooky kat
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you are right xtreme – it bar owners were “strongly urged” to not open until 11, and it was some threat, because I don’t recall any bars being open before that!

In response to xtreme who said:
From what I recall, the 11 AM openings were a “rule” per se rather more of a serious recommendation from the town. A bar could still open at 9 AM if it wanted to but HPD & HFD would pay special attention to said establishment and most likely cause more headache than the extra two hours of business was worth.

I have no proof of this, just hearsay but it makes sense since I don’t think you can prohibit a proprietor from operating his/her business a certain way. If it was a law it would have to be applicable all year around – I think.

nbm3
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nbm3

no cop will be writing the 2000 fines that day…. watch

plywood
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plywood

I would think at least some marginal calls will result in a ticket not being written due to the large dollar amount. If the tickets were $100, I think a higher number of them would be written.

In response to nbm3 who said:
no cop will be writing the 2000 fines that day…. watch

mooshu
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mooshu

It doesn’t matter what time the bars open. I imagine that, based on the nuisance of commuting here on this day, that idiots will be crawling our streets bright and early.

Whoever drinks alcohol this early should honestly seek the help of a professional. But whatever.

mooshu
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mooshu

And I mean in large quantities.

In response to mooshu who said:
It doesn’t matter what time the bars open. I imagine that, based on the nuisance of commuting here on this day, that idiots will be crawling our streets bright and early.

Whoever drinks alcohol this early should honestly seek the help of a professional. But whatever.

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