Liberty Bar & Restaurant

Liberty Bar changes ownership in Hoboken, NJ

Here’s some “hospitality industry” news in Hoboken today. After many many years, Liberty Bar on 14th Street uptown has changed ownership. We’ll eventually close out this entry and create a new one once the new owners have had time to settle in, and make the desired changes to the establishment.

Liberty Bar Hoboken NJ new ownership

Liberty Bar gets a makeover in Hoboken, NJ

December 2011 Update:

In case you were wondering – Liberty Bar on 14th Street uptown recently completed their makeover. I like the new look! A bold red color theme, and more “loungy” feel is a decent upgrade to keep pace with the times.

Description: Bar, Restaurant, Music Club, Outdoor seating with a limited view of Manhattan. Zagat rated. Entrée price range $11-$23.
Website: www.libertybar.com
Address: 61 14th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 222-6322, Fax: (201) 222-0146

6 Responses

  1. esw7178 says:

    The bar looks great and the food has definitly improved. But, the dj has got to go. It’s a sports bar and everyone who shows up wants to watch the game. The place clears out when the dj comes on. I just don’t understand why you would drive away your customers?

  2. njnjnjnj says:

    Dawn, great job on the decor, it looks great. Now, invest in a chef and the people will come. Launch a new menu with as many fresh, local ingredients as possible. I’ll give you an example of what an old diner in NJ did to change and they have customers driving there from all over the state. Check out the Vincenttown diner menu and their about us page:
    http://vincentowndiner.com/about.html

    Use in town suppliers and tell people on the menu exactly that:
    Implement local mozz cheese like Fiores or Biancamano’s on burgers and sammys
    Locally baked bread from Dom’s or Antique
    Grass fed beef supllied by Joe’s Prime Beef
    Hoboken Eddies bbq sauce
    Local NJ/NY/PA/ beers on Tap
    etc..

    Even though your profit margins will be trimmed, you will have 5-10 times more customers, and your lunch crowd will grow tremendously. Good Luck!

    • iforgotmymantra says:

      I think the red exterior looks great, and I think it’s nice that there’s a reader out there with a constructive suggestion like a menu change with local ingredients. What a good idea![quote comment=”212696″]Dawn, great job on the decor, it looks great. Now, invest in a chef and the people will come. Launch a new menu with as many fresh, local ingredients as possible. I’ll give you an example of what an old diner in NJ did to change and they have customers driving there from all over the state. Check out the Vincenttown diner menu and their about us page: Use in town suppliers and tell people on the menu exactly that: Implement local mozz cheese like Fiores or Biancamano’s on burgers and sammys Locally baked bread from Dom’s or Antique Grass fed beef supllied by Joe’s Prime Beef Hoboken Eddies bbq sauce Local NJ/NY/PA/ beers on Tap etc..Even though your profit margins will be trimmed, you will have 5-10 times more customers, and your lunch crowd will grow tremendously. Good Luck![/quote]

  3. lhoward222 says:

    I remember when Liberty opened in the very late 80s or early 90s. It was a pleasant outpost in an area no one ever went.

    When I moved back to Hoboken in 2002, I visited a number of times … found the food OK/adequate, bar service the same. You know, a good sports bar for a swift pint and fried food.

    But after witnessing the loud/obnoxious cliqu-ish sports crowd and witnessing, then reading, about gay-bashing, quit Liberty for-ever. No special draws … no special sports coverage, no special service, no special comfort (perhaps that’s what they are aiming for — comfortable sports viewing), deffo not special food, no specialty of any sort to draw interest.

    Probably will never forget the HORRIBLE brunch I had at Liberty with a local Hoboken friend upon learning wait at Turning Point was 45 mins. Horrible at Liberty b/c food was obviously all frozen then microwaved, bad service, dirty plates/glasses … I was embarrassed I had suggested Liberty upon learning wait at Turning was too long.

  4. wiskeytango1 says:

    howard…I remember when the Liberty gave you a lunch for 5.00,when Maxwell House and Standard Brands along with Bethlehem Steel workers frequented the place.
    The woman who owns the liberty trys her best and seems to be a nice person.I think her parents have a piece of the place..she is a hard worker..Across the street is the Bistro and on the corner the Hudson, other corner Madison..Compertition is heavy. :)

  5. ntableman says:

    Having lived uptown since the mid 90’s I have to say I went in this place exactly twice, with the most recent being 2009. All I can say is how many places with 50 TV’s watching sports do we need in Hoboken, or even on 14th street? I’d love to see something a little more elegant replace it, something more akin to Bin 14. I also remember hearing the guy from City Bistro talk to someone about designing his logo in the starbucks at the shipyard way-way-back and hoped that place might be a tad different, but it is really unremarkable (and getting really run down).

    Let’s face it there are like 3-4 places to go for a nice dinner without all the madness uptown and the emptiness of Baja compared to the crowed at Bin 14 says something – especially when in the 90s the wait at Baja would be over an hour.

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