Pilsener Haus & Biergarten!

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten to open 7pm on August 9th

The wait is over, and the headline above says it all. Enjoy!

Hoboken Pilsener Haus & Biergarten aims for “beginning of August”

7/14/2011 Update:

Here’s the latest from the much-anticipated Pilsener Haus & Biergarten located at 15th & Grand Streets uptown.

They’re steadily finishing up the last of the work – and hope to begin training staff towards the end of July, and go through several test runs in order to be ready for an early August opening.

It’s an amazing space, and will likely be known for not just a great selection of craft beers – but for their unique menu, quality chefs, and a rare place in Hoboken you can enjoy a meal & drink without the distraction of televisions. It’d be nice if they could check cell phones at the door too, but that’s pushing it.

Stay tuned for further updates – and enjoy the preview photo gallery below.

Pilsener Haus Biergarten in Hoboken to open Summer 2011

It’s been about an entire year that Hoboken411 has kept you all up to date with the exciting progress that the Pilsener Haus Biergarten is making uptown at 15th & Grand Streets.

Below is a quickie sneak preview of how the construction is coming along. The owners are optimistic – and are striving to open by June 30th. However, like any large-scale construction project (in or out of Hoboken), they also said a more realistic date is “mid July.” Just throwing that out there in case some of you have already started countdown timers.

3/9/2011 Update:

Pilsener Haus Biergarten churning along in Hoboken

A brief construction update for the Pilsener Haus Biergarten that will add some serious excitement to uptown Hoboken.

Work is progressing, albeit slower than the owners would like. Because of the bad winter we are having – along with other weather snags and typical construction hiccups, they’ve bumped their estimated opening time to May 2011.

And if Hoboken experience teaches us anything – June 2011 is probably a more realistic goal.

12/17/2010 Update:

Pilsener Haus construction progressing in Hoboken, NJ

Just a quick photo update. The Pilsener Haus Biergarten is steadily moving along uptown. They’ve finished a bunch of the ceiling work, and have begun sealing up the interior. And in addition to the beautiful smoked steel windows, they started the prepare the re-bar for outdoor section, which should have concrete poured next week.

I’m still very impressed with the owner’s steadfastness to avoid installing dozens of TV’s. It may end up being the only place in Hoboken you can actually “socially network” without technology getting in the way! While I know many people who would happily welcome this kind of environment – some folks may have to brush up on their ability to converse in the flesh! Get cracking folks!

11/9/2010 Update:

Update: Pilsener Haus Biergarten Spring 2011

A quick photo update for the progress of the Pilsener Haus Biergarten coming to uptown Hoboken.

For those worried about the status of the project – never fear. Just because they’re going through some changes with their Facebook and Twitter accounts (they’re offline at the moment) hasn’t had any effect on the construction of the highly anticipated establishment. Other than the usual delays and “scope creep” that happen with most developments – the project is still going full-steam.

One aspect of the project I’m impressed with – is how the owners are holding true to their vision of authenticity. Ladi and Andy have boldly chosen not to follow the trend of installing 20-30 flat panel TV’s all over the establishment, but would rather focus on making Pilsener Haus a true destination not only for Hoboken residents, but all over the NYC tri-state area.

Heck, maybe patrons will re-learn the art of real conversation while they appreciate worldly beers, and not just brainwashing TV’s and cell phones.

Stay tuned for the next update soon!

7/13/2010 Update:

Another Hoboken411 exclusive…

Giant Beer Garden coming to Hoboken in 2010

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten has begun work at 1422 Grand St. A massive 10,000 square foot location (6,000sf inside, 4,000 outside) that will certainly inject life uptown.

The owners of Pilsener Haus said, “We want to introduce the Austrio-Hungarian Empire period in an authentic and unpretentious European biergarten while serving our customers premium European beer and food with understanding the traditional principals of pairing beer and charcuterian cuisine.”

Pilsener Haus will be the very first authentic biergarten in Hoboken, and are looking for customers that appreciate the uniqueness and specificity of a brewery-like environment, old-world motif, and genuine European food and beer (they said no domestic brews will be on tap).

The biergarten will feature two full bars, two grills serving German-style sausages, kielbasas and other menu items. The venue will have a community like feel, with 20-foot communal tables, where you can mingle with neighbors and visitors alike.

Much work lies ahead for the Pilsener Haus owners, but they’re optimistic that they’ll complete the job in 2010. I hope they finish by Oktoberfest, but then again, I don’t need a holiday or excuse to enjoy a fine pint of beer.

Here’s a video I made of the snapshots I took today, in lieu of the standard slide show. I had an extra few minutes and said why not.


Would a Hoboken biergarten do well uptown?

At Carpe Diem the other night, a Hoboken411 reader mentioned to me that she was “certain” that “Two German guys bought a place that way (pointing north) and are going to open up a Beer Garden this summer….”

First of all, the uptown area north of 14th Street is a bit, let’s say, dilapidated? And secondly, I had a tough time figuring out what beat-up location this “Biergarten” would go (especially on 15th Street). I asked her if she was sure it wasn’t going into Maxwell Place along the waterfront? And since my so-called informant was essentially at the “end of the night,” I wasn’t able to ascertain the exact location.

  1. Has anyone else heard of this?
  2. If so, is the location generally correct?
  3. How would that make the only other German place – Helmer’s – feel?

Apparently – based on the success of Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City – it may not matter where a giant Biergarten goes in Hoboken!

See this photo gallery on Flickr to pick from potential uptown 15th Street locations:

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61 Comments on "Pilsener Haus & Biergarten!"

5 years 8 months ago

An “Authentic” Biergarten would be great! I like Zeppelin Beer Garden, but it’s not German at all. They have a great selection on tap. I went for their Oktoberfest, and was surprised that only a handful of the performers could speak German. I think one of them was a German teacher, but no one from the motherland. I want to check out Loreley on the LES, I heard it’s a great time and truly authentic.

Lauren Rose
5 years 8 months ago

I was working with a realtor in late March/early April who said he was showing two men who planned to open a beer garden in Hoboken some property. Not sure what he showed them or if they chose a location.

5 years 8 months ago

I have heard rumors, from pretty reliable sources, that part of the plan for the property owned by The Rockefeller Group is to install a bier garden. However it doesn’t seem to have much momentum. That would fit with your friend’s description since TGS owns most of the condemned property in the area.

IIRC, I think they are still waiting to rezone the area as commercial property. but I could be wrong on that.

5 years 8 months ago

If it was truly authentic, it’d be spelled “Lorelei”. Anyway, I fully support and welcome a biergarten uptown. Authentic or not.

5 years 8 months ago

the place in sinatra park would be an ideal location