Hobson’s Choice Closing

Hobson’s Choice bids farewell to Hoboken

Today is the LAST day Hobson’s will be open!

Hoboken411 reader Jason does a fabulous job summing it up – and recommends that everyone (even ex-residents) come by today for one last drink:

“Today, Hobson’s Choice will be closing it’s doors. Wayne Hobson started this bar as a place where hard working people could come home after work to their local watering hole, where every one was treated with respect, and drinks were reasonably priced because making money came second to making people of all statuses be able to just have a comfortable place to catch up with friend and make new ones. Did not matter who or what you did, just a good place to unwind. This was a a regulars type of bar, closet thing to Cheers I have ever known. So many friendships, relationships and marriages started there. You always saw the same crowd and you always felt like you were home. Unfortunately, Wayne died on 9/11.

“Many tried to keep the low key friendly environment after his passing but over the years it lost its way and business slowed, These circumstances have unfortunately caused Wayne’s mom to sell. It would be great for all who once called this their home away from home to celebrate all the good memories. Catch up with those they have not seen and thank Ms. Hobson, Johnny, Belinda and everyone else who has worked their, and say thank you for the memories and bonds they made with so many. Anyone who spent time their will never forget this place and the good times it provided us all for years.

I hope the new owners keep the same vibe as it had in its glory days. Where all the workers knew your name and treated as VIP all the time. Most importantly I hope they keep the name and the tributes in the bar to Wayne. Although it is not in his family anymore, would be great to carry out his dream and let the bar keep his memory alive for all time.”

Hoboken’s gets much needed makeover in Hoboken
5/11/2007 Update:

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Description – Bar, Lounge close to the PATH station. Bar food price range $9-$13.
Website – hobsonschoiceinc.com
Address – 77 Hudson Pl, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-420-0070, Fax – 201-239-9400

See previous pictures below.

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20 Comments on "Hobson’s Choice Closing"


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Jimmy Mack
3 years 6 months ago

Well. nothing lasts forever. But, Hobson’s will re-open. New owners, remodelling, and maybe a name change.

But what lasts is: the ability and the dedication to make the good times keep on rolling!

The traditional ( is it a tradition or a habit ? ) Saturday Blues Jam will this time, not miss a beat (pi). It is under careful care now due to tremendous, and I mean tremendous, response and success at Hobson’s Choice. Also thank Belinda and Todd who showed so much love and respect as they steered Hobson’s lately. They love music and gave it a new home. The Blue jams have been attended by capacity crowds, stronger than ever.

So, to keep it alive, the Hoboken Saturday Blues Jam will now be held at the Shannon.
On First Street, near Hudson St. 106 First St. Thanks to owners Marie and Tara, we will be moving there for the first jam on Feb. 4. 4PM Jimmy Mack and the Boys will be leading the brigade. The jams have seen a lot of the veteran players, and a host of new players, adding to the fire. All are welcome, and as a result, we are seeing plenty of new young talented “Blues players”. You’ll also hear some classic rock, Stones and Beatles thrown in.

I believe the hit of the nite at Hobson’s last nite blowout, with the room packed, the pool table had to retire to the sidewalk outside!!! where I believed I was going to have to sing and play cause there was NO room inside, was the finale song,” Stuck in the Middle With You” dedicated to Hobson’s and all of Hoboken. It’s where we love to be.

Let’s all stick together at the Shannon. Jimmy Mack

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aurora
3 years 6 months ago

Too bad, another one bites the dust in Hoboken.

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hobposer
5 years 8 months ago

Great place to go once you get mom and dad and none stop chatting aunt Edna out of your apt. Raise a pint of Guinness and celebrate both the holidays are finalized and the removal of family and in laws from your apartment.

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6 years 9 months ago

[quote comment=”115349″]Chip I used to hang out there a lot in the roaring 90’s, and I go there for happy hour a couple times a month. I went back there a couple weeks ago at around 9PM on a Thursday night and the place was full of River Street rejects. No Belinda or Johnny behind the bar…weird. I had my one beer and headed over to L&Js. :|[/quote]

Johnny is there on Sunday evenings…still one of my favorite hang outs Happy Hour, Sunday & Thursday. Friday & Saturday get out early before NJT starts rolling them in..(except on late Fri & Sat nights)

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rag246
6 years 9 months ago

Chip I used to hang out there a lot in the roaring 90’s, and I go there for happy hour a couple times a month. I went back there a couple weeks ago at around 9PM on a Thursday night and the place was full of River Street rejects. No Belinda or Johnny behind the bar…weird. I had my one beer and headed over to L&Js. 😐