Rogo’s

1/17/2008:

Newly remodeled.

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9/10/2007 Update:

Swung by Rogo’s for a quick beer yesterday to check out the lounge. It wasn’t “loungy” like I expected, but the bar had been remodeled adequately compared to before. Tons of TV’s on the first floor (I counted 13, but I may have missed some). Will have to come back to try the bar specials.

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9/6/2007 Update:

The newly remodeled Rogo’s is hoping to have their “soft” opening this SUNDAY.

They’ll be working out some of the kinks with the huge remodeling prior to a legitimate “Grand Opening”. Be sure to call ahead just in case.

A few highlights about the new place:

  • New Web Site
  • New executive chef with a new menu
  • New drink menu and specials
  • New HD Flat Screens with HD feeds for all the games
  • Free WIFI hot spot so bring your lap top to stay up to date on your fantasy teams
  • New bar upstairs
  • New back room
  • And more….

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7/2/2007 Update:

411 reader “ahobokenguy” sent this note in, indicating that Rogo’s will be closed for the summer while they renovate.

“Hey There Mr. 411.

Rogo’s will be closing for the rest of the summer for major renovations. If you want to get your wings before football starts this Tuesday July 3rd is going to be your last chance. No, there was no change in owners and it is not going to be condos just a some needed updates, like flat screens and flooring. It probably won’t be as big a change as the Shannon but for those who like Rogo’s for what it is now they better get their fill this week. Thanks.”

8/2/2006:
SEE WING NIGHT REVIEW BELOW

Description – Bar, Pool, Beer Pong. Inexpensive Drinks
Services –
Bar, Pool, Private Parties,
Address –
734 Willow Ave, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4002
Telephone –
(201) 217-1512

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August 2006

So after wing round 1, which 10th and Willow Bar and Grill barely won, we’re on to the next few places that are highly acclaimed in Hoboken for having “the best” wings in town.

Mind you, the term “best” is very personal and based on opinion only… I truly hate that phrase when speaking about opinions. If you want to say “the best home run hitter” you can look at statistics that tell no lie, but “best taste” is nothing that can be justified. So let’s move one here.

Went down to the local watering hole Rogo’s.. Tuesday night is the $0.20 wing night. Pretty much a bargain if you think about it. 10 wings for 2 bucks. Not bad.

First off, the bar is always relatively filled with people, which is good. Except Monday’s.. which suck, but wait till Monday Night Football!

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The bartender we had, Brendan, was quick and knew what our drink preferences were within 5 minutes. That’s the sign of a good bartender. Someone who is no nonsense, personable and quick. A+ to him.

For purpose of this review, ordered a few of each kind of wing. BBQ, Teriyaki and Hot Wings. They all came out in a foil-lined basket with celery and bleu cheese dip.

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The wings were terrific. Each wing I tried was cooked to perfection. Meat fell off, and was crispy and delicious. Although I was not a big fan of the Teriyaki. It was relatively boring and tasteless. The BBQ wings were much better. Had a hot yet sweet taste. The Hot wings were just like you’d expect. Spicy, yet not overwhelmingly hot to the point of burning your taste buds. Big points for them.

Each basket came with celery and bleu cheese dip. The dip was perfect, not some phony dressing thickened with some mystery agent. Just right.

The crowd was very nice and normal as well. Much better than the typical near-the-PATH type crowd, where just plain annoying behavior presides… this neighborhood bar is just people hanging out having a good time with one another. I like that.

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Overall, this is a great night to come down to Rogo’s. They have pitchers of beer available for cheap, and the food from the kitchen was better than you’d expect. It’s very recommended!

Check out their other specials during the week and pay them a visit!

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167 Responses

  1. HomeTeam says:

    ^^^^

    BS!

    I’ve been to plenty of “open bar” functions in Hoboken and none of them required everyone to buy wristbands etc. Those who want to can, those who don’t pay for their drinks the normal way.

  2. hoboken hammer says:

    Re: #160 – if I am not mistaken, the person who complained said that you could either 1) pay $40 for open bar or 2) pay for your own drinks. This isn’t uncommon. Many bars are… well, bars – open to the public. You may have many guests but there are other people there too not affiliated with the group – often times they give out a wristband to people who are with the group. And if you say that you can’t pick and chose to do either open bar/non-open bar, I am going to a birthday party this weekend which has the option to either pay for an open bar special or buy drink by drink.

  3. 9 says:

    First off, they didn’t rent out the entire bar, just the upstairs room. Second, they were assured that people weren’t required to do the $40 “special” (which isn’t much of a bargain, but that’s beside the point). So whoever made the arrangements with my friends was dishonest about not requiring the $40 buy-in. If the bar wanted to do that, that’s within their rights, as much as I hate it, but the lack of honesty is weak. Several people besides myself were refused admission upstairs, as well.

  4. hobokenite0 says:

    Went here for the first time this past Saturday night. Bartender had the biggest attitude I’ve ever encountered. For that reason alone I will probably never return. There are too many great options in this town to deal with a bartender on an ego trip, or whatever her excuse was for being miserable. Shame too, because it’s nice to have options that are off Washington.

    • HomeTeam says:

      Might have been a light night for guidos? She probably missed their scent of cheap cologne and hair gel.

      In response to hobokenite0 who said:

      Went here for the first time this past Saturday night. Bartender had the biggest attitude I’ve ever encountered. For that reason alone I will probably never return. There are too many great options in this town to deal with a bartender on an ego trip, or whatever her excuse was for being miserable. Shame too, because it’s nice to have options that are off Washington.

  5. 9 says:

    If anyone associated with Rogo’s happens to read this, you might want to tell the dude you hired to leave those advertising cards all over the PATH trains and station that leaving cards on every other step during a rainy day is pretty bone-headed. Just sayin.

    • homeworld says:

      They treat their customers like crap in their establishment, so why would it be any different at the PATH?

      In response to 9 who said:

      If anyone associated with Rogo’s happens to read this, you might want to tell the dude you hired to leave those advertising cards all over the PATH trains and station that leaving cards on every other step during a rainy day is pretty bone-headed. Just sayin.

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