Hotel Victor – For Sale

Hotel Victor Bar for sale in Hoboken

Hmm. Just a few short years after the big renovation – Hotel Victor Bar & Grill is up for sale. I always thought downtown bars close to the PATH were gold mines? Why would you sell it?

“Hoboken Business Opportunity! This thriving Hoboken Bar and Restaurant located at 77 Hudson Street is a fully renovated, turnkey, operating business in a PRIME location. Here’s your chance to own a piece of Hoboken. Home of Frank Sinatra, baseball and our very own Cake Boss. Sale includes liquor license, fully equipped kitchen, furnished bar and dining area, fixtures, audio, & TV equipment are included. NYC PATH/HOBOKEN TRAINS/NJ TRANSIT TERMINALS are directly adjacent to this already booming establishment.”

You interested? Contact Vera at (201) 637-9983.

Hotel Victor Hoboken NJ for sale

Description: Bar & Restaurant located downtown near the PATH station. Formerly Hobson’s Choice.
Address: 77 Hudson Place, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: Facebook
Phone: (201)420-0070

Hotel Victor Bar & Grill to provide fun atmosphere in Hoboken

3/26/2012 Update:

Now Open – see Hotel Victor Review here (A+++).

Had a chance to speak with Hotel Victor Bar & Grill Owner David Ruosso the other day – and got a little information about what the status of the old Hobson’s Choice is.

Basically – interior renovations are coming along smoothly. A refinished bar, new flooring, updated tiles and more tables will add to the brighter feel of the spruced up establishment. David said he hopes to have some kind of “friends and family” soft opening within the first two weeks of April, with an official grand opening later in the month.

The available alcohol selections are fundamental, “we’re not trying to re-invent the wheel,” said Ruosso. About 15 different tap beers and a wide-ranging list of bottled wines. The food menu will be basic as well – from light finger-food to slightly more upscale entrees.

Ruosso was able to contact the actual Victor family who owned the bar back in the early 1900’s, and still have two restaurants in Glen Rock and Fairlawn. Amazingly, he got an authentic photo (circa 1916) of the original Victor grandfather standing behind the bar. The image is being preserved and framed by Mimosa Digital right here in Hoboken – and will be one of the first pictures you see upon entering the establishment.

Additionally – they’re trying to restore and preserve the old Hotel Victor sign, and illuminate it with white neon light (it was lit up pink back in the day). That would add a fantastic feel to downtown Hoboken, and become a great beacon for visitors and residents alike.

When asked what he wants customers to feel when they think of Hotel Victor, Ruosso said “We want be like when you visit a hotel bar on vacation – people tend to have lots of fun in that relaxed atmosphere.”

Life after Hobson’s in Hoboken: Hotel Victor Bar and Grill

3/14/2012:

After serving patrons for 15 years – popular downtown watering hole Hobson’s Choice located at 77 Hudson Place closed down late in January 2012.

But never fear – a new bar, now called Hotel Victor Bar and Grill is set to re-open relatively soon.

The establishment isn’t going through major renovations other than an superficial interior facelift, improved bathrooms, and bringing the space “up to code.”

Stay tuned!

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14 Comments on "Hotel Victor – For Sale"


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DarrylJ
3 years 5 months ago

You could put a some kegs and a few wooden picnic tables in there and succeed. It’d take a complete moron to screw this bar up. But the improved bathrooms were long overdue. I do remember very warm tap beer from Hobson’s, though. Maybe it had something to do with the southern exposure.

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bradski
3 years 5 months ago

Took a peek inside and it looks a lot nicer! One of the best people watching spots in Hoboken.

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Adam_C
3 years 5 months ago

As long as the old bartenders don’t get invited back, Hotel Vic will do great. Some fishy things happened over there in the past from what I heard.

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 5 months ago

They will probably also have problems with the historical committee when requesting to light their outdoor sign in white neon. They prohibit this outdoor lighting now and prefer goose neck lights to indicate their businesses. It’s only seen inside establishment, such as beer signs, menu’s etc. I don’t know if this law is flexible for “existing” signs that haven’t been lit such as the Hotel Victor and Clam Broth House.

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Ed A
3 years 5 months ago

I was one of many people involved (carpenter) in redeveloping the original Victor Hotel to the Santa Fa Yacht Club around 30 years ago. I used to cash my pay check and have a beer every Friday. We were required to leave the sign as is, but had the right to get it working but chose not to. I don’t know what the ruling would be today but I’d like to see it lit with it’s original colors once again. A lot of history at the Victor. [quote comment=”214791″]They will probably also have problems with the historical committee when requesting to light their outdoor sign in white neon. They prohibit this outdoor lighting now and prefer goose neck lights to indicate their businesses. It’s only seen inside establishment, such as beer signs, menu’s etc. I don’t know if this law is flexible for “existing” signs that haven’t been lit such as the Hotel Victor and Clam Broth House.[/quote]

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 5 months ago

Thanks for your info EdA. I hope they do get approval to light this sign as it once was. This town needs a little color. Washington street looks so drab. Even during the holidays with Christmas lighting, something seems to be missing.[quote comment=”214807″]I was one of many people involved (carpenter) in redeveloping the original Victor Hotel to the Santa Fa Yacht Club around 30 years ago. I used to cash my pay check and have a beer every Friday. We were required to leave the sign as is, but had the right to get it working but chose not to. I don’t know what the ruling would be today but I’d like to see it lit with it’s original colors once again. A lot of history at the Victor.[/quote]

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hobokel
3 years 4 months ago

I wanted to love the Hotel Victor. I tried on 2 occassions and even though it is a brand new bar, it has ZERO vibe. The service is absolutely horrible. My friends and i went in for drinks today and the waitresses has no clue as to what is going on. I also didn”t like the fact that they had not ONE picture of Wayne Hobson. So many random pics, but none of that era. It was just a shame. As i said, it has ZERO character. Just another yuppie bar, blah balh balh. Plain white walls, plain menu. As “new” as it is, it will never have the following as hobsons. Even though Hobsons was a dive bar, it had alot of characters. New place has NONE of that. Can’t see me going back