S Sullivan’s – Doomed

S. Sullivan’s Closes in Hoboken, NJ

Sullivan’s was one of those places – with the exception of hot summer days when you can see patrons enjoying smokes outside – it’s not always easy to tell if they’re open. Apparently they have closed for good. (sold)

Ironically, one Hoboken resident told Hoboken411 that the owner said he sold the establishment because “he can’t appeal to the town’s younger crowd anymore…”

Kind of sad, because while places like Village Pourhouse are “changing with the times,” Stinky’s just throws in the towel. Perhaps they just didn’t have the mega-capital to undergo a six-figure renovation. Too bad, because it was one of the remaining “dive-like” bars in town (grungy) and even had a halfway decent jukebox!

We’ll see what comes next…

Sullivan's Hoboken Closed

Stinky Sullivans Bar & Grill

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Description: (Former) Bar & Grill
Services: Mexican cuisine, Sandwiches, Brunch on Sat & Sun. Take Out
Address: 600 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 420-9849

Sullivan’s Review

September 2006:

fabcleaner.pngQuick early dinner review.

My friend and I are working off a list of unreviewed Hoboken Restaurants, and Sullivan’s was in the area. We said why not?

It was the late-afternoon, and the place was empty, as expected. The owner was cleaning up a bit, and it smelled strongly like “Fabuloso” cleaner. While not the best smell, many things could have been much worse. So kudos to him for doing the twice-yearly cleaning (as he put it).

Surprisingly, for a standard watering hole/restaurant, Sullivan’s has very decent food.

We started with the Texas Chicken Fingers, which were nice and crispy and had a decent buffalo taste.
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My dining companion ordered the veggie sandwich, since she’s on a health kick. Se said it was rather well made and the ingredients were fresh and flavorful. Again, surprising from a corner bar.
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I chose the chicken sandwich, which had bacon and swiss cheese on it, along with some fries. The sandwich was filling, I couldn’t finish it. It was prepared well and didn’t have any unexpected strange tastes, nor was it undercooked and a health hazard. The fries were above average.
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Since the bad tap soda at Texas Arizona last month, we’ve been a bit weary ordering anything from a tap. I thought the soda was no big deal, but my friend felt it tasted pretty gross. It may have been off a bit, but I was thirsty and it sufficed. She got another glass and it was a little better. Maybe it was tap cleaning day (after we left).

Overall, Sullivan’s seems to be a reliable place to eat, which is a nice backup option considering some of the other crappy places in Hoboken.

What are your thoughts? Have you had good/bad experiences with the food or service at Sullivan’s?

9 Responses

  1. Lady says:

    Food is very decent for a bar. I would even said good. Salads are way above average, sandwiches are tasty and the appetizers aren’t bad either. Best part – bottle beer is ICE COLD. I’ve never had a bad soda there either, not the best but not bad by any means.

    Owner is friendly, usually checks in on dining customers to make sure things are good. Overall this is a great place for a quick bite, lunch/dinner and a cold beer.

  2. hobokenhottie1 says:

    why you ripping on fabuloso? I love that crap. Walmart $.99.

    love it.

  3. Stabone130 says:

    Their $15 buckets of beer is why I love this place.

  4. NJDevil says:

    This place is great – the staff, the bartenders, the owner – George, all good people, the place is a blast.

  5. ron mexico says:

    Just about every morning there are broken beer bottles outside this place. They need to find a better way to manage their recycling so the sidewalk doesn’t up litered with shards of glass.

  6. ron mexico says:

    Just about every morning there are broken beer bottles outside this place. They need to find a better way to manage their recycling so the sidewalk doesn’t end up litered with shards of glass.

  7. rag246 says:

    Just about every morning there are broken beer bottles outside this place. They need to find a better way to manage their recycling so the sidewalk doesn’t end up litered with shards of glass.

  8. Furey says:

    Soooo….I guess we know who Ron Mexico’s alt is.

  9. ron mexico says:

    no thats just rag246 trying to be clever

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