Wicked Wolf Tavern Grand Opening!

9/9/2010 Update:

Wicked Wolf Tavern now open for business in Hoboken NJ

Good news bar & restaurant lovers in Hoboken! The Wicked Wolf Tavern is now open for business.

Last night was their “Friends and Family” night, along with a very soft opening afterward at 9pm. They’ll be open at 4pm today and tomorrow – serving food and beverages – as well as the showing the first NFL game of the season tonight (Saints vs. Vikings at 8:30pm) on 22 – yes twenty two – gorgeous ultra-thin HDTV displays. Five more may be added at a point in the future.

Tonight and tomorrow will be dinner-only openings, with full lunch and dinner services starting on Saturday, September 12th – just in time for College Football. They’ll be open for both lunch and dinner seven days a week thereafter. Restaurant opens at 11am, and also will include a late-night menu from 11pm-1am as well. Two features of the new bar/restaurant stood out for this reporter – 20 tap beers, and fresh ground beef hamburgers (no frozen nonsense there).

The big “grand opening weekend” is set for next weekend – September 17th and 18th. The featured band will be Bruce Springsteen Cover specialists Tramps Like Us – making their exclusive Hoboken debut.

Hoboken411 may swing by for a casual meal next weekend – with a comprehensive review coming in October – after they’ve had time to settle into the groove.

Welcome to Hoboken, Wicked Wolf Tavern!

See all previous exclusive Hoboken411 updates after the jump!

9/1/2010 Update:

Wicked Wolf Grand Opening September 9th

For those eager to check out the anticipated waterfront hot spot in Hoboken – mark your calendars for Thursday, September 9th.

The Wicked Wolf of Hoboken will have their GRAND OPENING on that day. Swing by and greet the owners and staff!

8/17/2010 Update:

Wicked Wolf on track; Menu Preview

The management at Wicked Wolf Tavern in Hoboken contacted me recently to say that they’re still on track to open in mid-September.

Take a look at the Wicked Wolf Menusee anything you like?

7/29/2010 Update:

Wicked Wolf moving along; hopes to open in September

Back with your monthly progress report on the Wicked Wolf Tavern at 2nd & Sinatra on the Hoboken Waterfront.

Again, I walk into a place when they’re laying the floors. Glue everywhere!

One aspect I’m beginning to enjoy about this bar as it comes together – is the fact that the bar is long, and parallel to the river. Not one single bar or restaurant along the Hudson is like this in Hoboken. I wonder why not? They’re either oddly shaped, or perpendicular to the river.

Anyway – Wicked Wolf hopes to open sometime in September – adding yet another “going out” option for both residents and visitors. Will it help the local economy overall? Or just hurt other businesses that aren’t up to speed?

6/29/2010 Update:

Wicked Wolf Tavern progressing in Hoboken; Hiring soon

6/10/2010 Update:
The owners of the Wicked Wolf Tavern at 2nd & Sinatra said to Hoboken411 back in April – that they hoped to open up in June of this year. Instead, the Grand Opening is expected to be July 20, 2010.

They’re also about two weeks away from holding their “3 night interviews” looking see over 300 applicants to fill around 80 positions. The “auditions” will feature several rounds of “American Idol” style interviews in front of the executive panel. Further interviews will be handled afterward. They’re looking for candidates with great personalities and strong work ethic, of course! Positions include management, kitchen, bartenders, bar backs, waiters, security and more. Go to www.wickedwolfhoboken.com (under employment tab) to find out more.

Wicked Wolf owner Todd Kosakowski is excited to finally be opening in Hoboken, after nearly two years of planning. “We feel we will be a great new addition to the waterfront and to Hoboken, and look forward to being a superb asset, neighbor and addition to the great culture of this awesome area!”

I can’t wait to have a beer at this new hot waterfront spot!

4/2/2010:

Wicked Wolf Tavern – Hoboken’s newest venue!

Good news, Hoboken waterfront lovers! After years of waiting, the empty commercial space at 2nd and Sinatra finally has a real, live tenant!

Set to be the best Hoboken waterfront bar

Under construction now (and set to open some time in June, 2010) – is Wicked Wolf Tavern!

I got lots of juicy information from Todd, one of the owners – but will spare you the details until the next update.

For now, I’ll give you the following nuggets to digest:

  • Wicked Wolf Tavern will be a full range establishment. Bar, restaurant, live music, and more!
  • 2500 Sq. Ft. Interior will have a capacity expected to be between 200-230 patrons
  • Outdoor seating with around 60 seats
  • 30 Televisions, including some at booths
  • Rich mahogany bar, sweeping NYC skyline views
  • American continental menu (burgers, salads, sandwiches and the like)
  • Even kiddie-based events for the moms during the day!
  • Many other names were considered – including “River Street Ale House”

After a lengthy discussion with Todd – it’s safe to say that this man knows very well how to operate a successful bar & restaurant. You can expect great things from this spot once they open this summer!

Another update next month!

A big Hoboken welcome and best of luck to Wicked Wolf Tavern!

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63 Comments on "Wicked Wolf Tavern Grand Opening!"


Member
4 years 10 months ago

Had anyone had a pleasant experience here yet? I keep hearing bad things.

Member
4 years 11 months ago

I’ve been here twice enjoyed both times..unfortunately two Sunday’s ago someone threw up in the middle of the bar during the Eagles game – yeah probably cuz they suck but nonetheless the vomit was there for quite along time. Several of the people working there stepped around it and finally about 15 minutes later someone came to clean it up….wow I can’t remember last time I saw vomit on the floor of a bar. Hope that is the type of clientele they want to avoid!

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BokenBarMan
4 years 11 months ago

Dear fellow Hobokenites –

Wicked Wolf just opened. New management. New staff. Why does everyone think it should be perfect after one full weekend of operation? Of course there will be some problems with all aspects of the operation. Give them the time to get their proverbial sea legs and get a nice rhythm going. If after 3+ months these same issues keep occuring then the owners should seriously get hands-on involved.

I do agree that when specials are advertised they should be VERY CLEAR about what is and is not included.

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getz76
4 years 11 months ago

Why? Because there are plenty of options in town that know how to get the job done. If you cannot hire competent managers and staff, after pouring so much money into the actual bar, then you do not deserve a chance.

Running and working a bar is not that complicated. It is hard work, but not complicated.

Gone by January.[quote comment=”197804″]Dear fellow Hobokenites – Wicked Wolf just opened. New management. New staff. Why does everyone think it should be perfect after one full weekend of operation? Of course there will be some problems with all aspects of the operation. Give them the time to get their proverbial sea legs and get a nice rhythm going. If after 3+ months these same issues keep occuring then the owners should seriously get hands-on involved. I do agree that when specials are advertised they should be VERY CLEAR about what is and is not included.[/quote]

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danielle
4 years 11 months ago

well said 76.

owners should get their hands on AFTER the team screws up…great advice.

sounds like some greedy bar owners that thought it would be easy to open a bar in a town that already has enough.

manager offers a drink for a food mix up, no comp? brilliant. what if the person doesn’t drink? i hate when places offer you things like that or dessert when he could have rectified the whole situation by taking your meal off the check.

i don”t even feel sorry for these owners.[quote comment=”197805″]Why? Because there are plenty of options in town that know how to get the job done. If you cannot hire competent managers and staff, after pouring so much money into the actual bar, then you do not deserve a chance. Running and working a bar is not that complicated. It is hard work, but not complicated. Gone by January.

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plywood
4 years 11 months ago

This was a big money fit-up too. “Choosy” in a beer towers joint? “Cultivate a certain clientele” as in loose tie flip a credit card at the bar when entering for a large thirsty party with spotty service? The view isn’t worth it. See ya at Willie McBride’s.

Member
4 years 11 months ago

And/or The Gaslight. [quote comment=”197758″]This was a big money fit-up too. “Choosy” in a beer towers joint? “Cultivate a certain clientele” as in loose tie flip a credit card at the bar when entering for a large thirsty party with spotty service? The view isn’t worth it. See ya at Willie McBride’s.[/quote]

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eleenyc
4 years 11 months ago

And/or Louise & Jerry (The greatest)
And/or Oddfellows (love the help here)
And/or Maxwells (we are lucky to have such a great venue i our city)[quote comment=”197772″]And/or The Gaslight.

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pawzclawz
4 years 11 months ago

I am an uptown resident. I agree Louise&Jerry’s is the greatest. It’s just too early to go in there,when I’m in that neighborhood. I used to stop in Oddfellows on my way home from work years ago. I used to go to Oddfellows on Sunday nights years ago. I lived in Union City at the time. Oddfellows used to have acoustic music on Sunday nights. Oddfellows is a great place. I only used to drop in to Maxwell’s on occasion. I was staying in another location uptown during the summer. I wanted to try a different place, other than where I usually went. I went to Maxwell’s. It’s been my go-to place ever since. [quote comment=”197849″]And/or Louise & Jerry (The greatest)And/or Oddfellows (love the help here)And/or Maxwells (we are lucky to have such a great venue i our city)[/quote]

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getz76
4 years 11 months ago

Maxwells is always good. Oddfellows is as well.

Mulligans in the early mornings on the weekends for proper football.

My living room is pretty good, too. [quote comment=”197849″]And/or Louise & Jerry (The greatest)
And/or Oddfellows (love the help here)
And/or Maxwells (we are lucky to have such a great venue i our city)

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nbm3
4 years 11 months ago

Sounds like a superficial place.