Last Call for GoldHawk!

7/10/2009 Update:

Want some last-minute plans?

Here’s two good reasons for you to have a drink at Goldhawk tonight (10th & Park)…

  • Goldhawk is closing it’s doors for good tomorrow night and…
  • Skanatra will be the last live band to play there! (8pm)

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See previous updates after the jump…

7/9/2009 Update:

3, 2, 1, Farewell!

The Goldhawk Bar and Lounge (10th and Park) is closing for good this Saturday night, July 11th.

If you’ve never been – stop by once in the next three days – so you can say that you have – or if you’re a regular, “close out” the memories and attend what should be a pretty big “last day” bash on Saturday night. (I believe the last “live band” will be tomorrow, Friday night).

From what I understand, the new owners are probably going to convert it into either a swanky lounge type establishment, or something cookie-cutter like other “successful” bars in Hoboken. Only time will tell how good it will be, what kind of clientele it attracts, and whether it’ll be worth repeated visits.

Thanks for the memories (I think) Goldhawk!

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SEE PREVIOUS UPDATES BELOW…

6/15/2009 Update:

Sayonara?

Word on the street is that GoldHawk Bar & Lounge was recently sold – and is/will be closing. I walked by yesterday afternoon and it seemed closed.

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Beatnik Pub & Lounge (Previously Liquid Lounge)

Description – Pub & Lounge, Live Music. See calendar of events on the web site.
Services – Bar, Lounge
Website – www.thegoldhawk.com
Address – 936 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-420-7989, Fax – 201-420-7276

50 Responses

  1. mcspacebar says:

    Given the general lack of imagination displayed by business owners in this town of late, i am expecting the new owners to F*ck it up big time.
    Please, if your reading this “new owners”, Prove me wrong!
    I would like that.

  2. MF says:

    i have an amazing business idea… open up a generic. blase (sp), no-character bar – Hoboken is STARVING FOR ONE OF THOSE!!!! one that appeals to douchebag guys with rooster hair and 23 yo dimbat marketing job chicks who love their “edge”

    actually i went to this place only once i think and it struck me as a bit odd but it was many many years ago so i dunno.

  3. ricky roma says:

    what a difference a year or two makes. for the slightly older crowd who were done with loud obnoxious places filled with 22 year olds, park between 10th and 11th has been an oasis for years. ted and jo’s and the goldhawk – what more could an aging alcoholic with a taste for good music and burgers want? now once again a barren wasteland. tj’s still sits empty and shuttered and the only place in town that featured live, original music that you didn’t have to buy a ticket for is now closing – weak weak weak

  4. mooshu says:

    I feel lucky enough to have enjoyed this place on several occasions. A haven away from the traffic and noise of Washington street it was. The concerts were fun. I liked sitting in the darts area and screaming nonsense and laughing over an unusually-strong mixed drink with friends. And the bartenders would always refill our bowl of beer nuts before we asked.

    Sigh. :)

  5. strand tramp says:

    there are tons of chinamen in ireland too but that doesn’t make them irish.

  6. el_diablo says:

    I live next to the Goldhawk and I have been waiting 5 years for this dump to close. It has been a complete waste of space- I hope the new owners can make it interesting and improve the neighborhood.

    • ricky roma says:

      i would LOVE to hear your suggestions. i have said this is my favorite bar in hoboken – what is yours? goldhawk – for a bar – was a good neighbor. anything new that goes there will not be as kind to the neighborhood i assure you. so what is your ideal use for that space?

      In response to el_diablo who said:

      I live next to the Goldhawk and I have been waiting 5 years for this dump to close. It has been a complete waste of space- I hope the new owners can make it interesting and improve the neighborhood.

    • homeworld says:

      Obvious troll.

      In response to el_diablo who said:

      I live next to the Goldhawk and I have been waiting 5 years for this dump to close. It has been a complete waste of space- I hope the new owners can make it interesting and improve the neighborhood.

  7. TheGreenMan says:

    I haven’t commented on here in probably a year, but I have to on this one.

    First off el_diablo you must be kidding. If you’re upset about a “waste of space” as you say, you can walk 100 feet to something else. You’re not living in Iowa. Secondly, do you want another Lounge 11 on your block? Have a great time with that if that’s what it becomes.

    I’m really unhappy Goldhawk is closing. I have great memories from the Liquid Lounge open mike night and just as many during the Goldhawk days. Very unique, with a good crowd and good bands that aren’t Big Orange Cone or some other over-established band. Great people, great characters and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s really a shame that it’s closing to say the least.

    Let’s see what happens, but I’m far from optimistic that something equally good and neighborhoody will open there.

  8. NorthKrissy says:

    How many dive bars are left in this town?

  9. tubeman says:

    Greetings and Felicitations.
    I’m sure the new place will be frequented by the following:
    1. Almighty Rottens
    2. Pure and Vicious Stinkins
    3. Chockfulls
    4. Utter Lickers
    5. Tremendous Mainers
    6. Bombastic Butchers
    7. Grade A Rottens
    8. Unfiltered Almighties
    9. They Are Beyond Belief
    10. A Veritable Chockful
    11. Lord A Pure Rotten Festival
    12. A Disgrace Indeed

    There are many more but what’s the use? The place will be overrun by all of the above and more. It’s a lost cause. Hoboken is diseased and there is no cure.
    Good luck to future patrons and hopefully you can add to my list of an even dozen. I bid farewell to you all.
    Tubeman

  10. plywood says:

    Shout out to the old school. Joe Borzatta, we hardly knew ya.

  11. ricky roma says:

    they are stripping the wood off the front of it today – first real work i have seen done over there.

    • salamander says:

      Goldhawk used to be Tavern on Park back when 10th & Willow was Ennio’s

      A bartender from Hudson Tavern recently told me he’s re-opening here “hopefully in October” with a new place called Turtle Club. Didn’t seem like he was too interested in having live music. They want more dining tables in that back room.

      In response to ricky roma who said:

      they are stripping the wood off the front of it today – first real work i have seen done over there.

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