Pier 13

Pier 13 thrills some Hoboken residents; others not so much

The pier at 13th Street has always had some kind of summer activities on it. In years past, it was the “Pier Sessions,” which were bands, artists and food.

This year, Pier 13 has been transformed into a daily venue where you can enjoy cocktails and music with some of the best NYC views in Hoboken. They’re open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturdays noon to 10pm and Sundays noon to 8pm. Not crazy hours late into the night.

That said, this outdoor venue still causes issues for neighbors because of the acoustics on the water.

Does Pier 13 disturb the peace?

Hoboken resident Jason snapped the above video – and couldn’t really maintain sanity living in his apartment high above the shipyard.

“Is Pier 13 bar is now a regular thing? I hope not. I can’t have a conversation in my own apartment. If Pier 13 really happens regularly you’re gonna have a lot of unhappy people. Why is the music 10x louder on the 13th floor than the ground?”

Supposedly the management of Pier 13 will incorporate a less reverberating sound system going forward – and that July 4th was a “special event.”

If any residents continue to experience quality of life issues from this venue – send your video links via email to hoboken411@gmail.com.

23 Responses

  1. 212transplant says:

    Love Pier 13! Just wish it was open later. 10pm is ridiculously early.

  2. Bbqchip says:

    Man if the noise is really that bad it can’t be a good thing for your propert value

  3. t_hist_agg_pos says:

    What a disaster. Do the owners of Pier 13 have any clue who lives in the area? Do they not realize that most residence are older or have children? They are catering to the wrong crowd.

    If there purpose is to make money, play Frank Sinatra or Coldplay, and do so at a reasonable sound level. Know your clientelle..

    I hope they get shut down. The last thing our little sanctuary of Hoboken needs is another bar!

    :mrgreen:

  4. screen name says:

    I like it. Could use more sling chairs.

  5. BklynHobo says:

    I can’t wait to go check it out!

  6. hudson says:

    I live in the Shipyard on the 12th floor facing the river. The spot has not bothered me at all except for July 4th. The music was incredibly loud. I had my windows closed and still was forced to listen to their crapy music. Other than that day it hasn’t been a problem. I look forward to checking it out.

    • Wink42 says:

      I live in the Shipyard too with my wife and kid. I really hope Piers 13 settles into a “chill” beer garden feel with local families. It will suck if it becomes full of lame fist pumping dudes getting slammed every weekend. I hope the Shipyard residents help turn it into their “local” bar so it stays calm and fun. At least the owners seem to have turned down the music so you can’t hear it off the pier now.[quote comment=”216400″]I live in the Shipyard on the 12th floor facing the river. The spot has not bothered me at all except for July 4th. The music was incredibly loud. I had my windows closed and still was forced to listen to their crapy music. Other than that day it hasn’t been a problem. I look forward to checking it out.[/quote]

      • uptown81 says:

        I went there yesterday for happy hour, thought it was great. Full Bar, Music, Lawn chairs on the grass and they even have cornhole to play. The music wasn’t loud but when they have a DJ it is. I live next door so the 10pm close is fine with me. It should be open later on the weekends but with all the families who live in the Shipyard it is tough, they should at least lower the music after a certain hour.[quote comment=”216409″]I live in the Shipyard too with my wife and kid. I really hope Piers 13 settles into a “chill” beer garden feel with local families. It will suck if it becomes full of lame fist pumping dudes getting slammed every weekend. I hope the Shipyard residents help turn it into their “local” bar so it stays calm and fun. At least the owners seem to have turned down the music so you can’t hear it off the pier now.[/quote]

      • HomeTeam says:

        They still would complain as the prevailing attitude of that complex seems to be that any fun should be on their terms only. The Fourth Reich probably wants the pier turned into another park for kids only, as they have successfully forced most childless people and trees out of the Hoboken parks since it is a prerequisite to own a $1,000 Panzer Stroller for Park entry. Even if there was no music at all, I guarantee you they would still be calling the cops. [quote comment=”216421″]I went there yesterday for happy hour, thought it was great. Full Bar, Music, Lawn chairs on the grass and they even have cornhole to play. The music wasn’t loud but when they have a DJ it is. I live next door so the 10pm close is fine with me. It should be open later on the weekends but with all the families who live in the Shipyard it is tough, they should at least lower the music after a certain hour.[/quote]

  7. jasonintheshipyard says:

    i’m the one who posted the video on youtube… i really hate to seem like i’m whining… and i think the bar on the end of the pier is a great idea… but anyone who lives here facing the water and was home on july 4th can tell you how out of control that was. the good news… pier 13 has been open for business for 7 days now… and after july 4th… we haven’t heard a thing. great news. hopefully it stays that way. we’ll have to see what happens this weekend.

    btw… not surprisingly… i emailed numerous city council members a series of videos i took… and i only heard back from one. but that’s a whole different story.

  8. briank says:

    This appears to be a great opportunity to utilize outdoor space in our cramped city. However, it is quite loud and I feel for the original letter writer. As a mostly day time outdoor spot, I would want some mellow music in the background (think dude with an acoustic guitar singing), not pounding bass lines. They need to change the music and turn it down so that this can continue as a venue and keep the neighbors happy.

  9. willlowed says:

    Their only offense is they played Le7els before midnight. NO LE7ELS BEFORE MIDNIGHT

  10. jasonintheshipyard says:

    hometeam… this isn’t about fun… it’s about not being able to have a conversation in your apartment with the window open for 12 hours straight. it’s about parents who have kids to put to bed hours before the laws say the music has to be turned down.

    personally… i get up for work at 3am. a big part of the reason i pay an outrageous amount of rent to live here is because it’s quiet and i can go to bed at 8pm. if i moved in above a bar on washington, i’d have no right to complain. but i moved into this building because it’s among the quietest in town.

    for what it’s worth… so far this week… all my neighbors who were furious after july 4th say they’re pleasantly surprised that we haven’t heard the pier since that day. most people say they’ll probably go check the place out now. i probably will too.

    the next true test will be this weekend… but the big test will be in september… when the shore crowd comes back to the 07030 on the weekends.

    • HomeTeam says:

      So you are admitting that you are better than those on Washington Street and deserving of more rights because you pay more rent in one specific building in an urban environment? Shipyard elitists colors coming through.[quote comment=”216432″]hometeam… this isn’t about fun… it’s about not being able to have a conversation in your apartment with the window open for 12 hours straight. it’s about parents who have kids to put to bed hours before the laws say the music has to be turned down.personally… i get up for work at 3am. a big part of the reason i pay an outrageous amount of rent to live here is because it’s quiet and i can go to bed at 8pm. if i moved in above a bar on washington, i’d have no right to complain. but i moved into this building because it’s among the quietest in town.for what it’s worth… so far this week… all my neighbors who were furious after july 4th say they’re pleasantly surprised that we haven’t heard the pier since that day. most people say they’ll probably go check the place out now. i probably will too.the next true test will be this weekend… but the big test will be in september… when the shore crowd comes back to the 07030 on the weekends.[/quote]

    • whineanddineinhob says:

      Spoken like another true pompous ass with a sense of entitlement. One who could care less what goes on in the rest of the city, as long as it’s not in his own backyard. Poor baby. Your lack of attention and consideration for what goes on in the rest of town is quite disgusting. Suck it up money bags. Noise levels aren’t considered in your rent contract, nor do they entitle you, your family, or whining neighbors to a good nights sleep while others are tossing and turning on weekdays and weekends. It’s about time you realized that you’re not in your own excluded area, but a part of this city where noise is noise regardless of where you live. [quote comment=”216432″]hometeam… this isn’t about fun… it’s about not being able to have a conversation in your apartment with the window open for 12 hours straight. it’s about parents who have kids to put to bed hours before the laws say the music has to be turned down.personally… i get up for work at 3am. a big part of the reason i pay an outrageous amount of rent to live here is because it’s quiet and i can go to bed at 8pm. if i moved in above a bar on washington, i’d have no right to complain. but i moved into this building because it’s among the quietest in town.for what it’s worth… so far this week… all my neighbors who were furious after july 4th say they’re pleasantly surprised that we haven’t heard the pier since that day. most people say they’ll probably go check the place out now. i probably will too.the next true test will be this weekend… but the big test will be in september… when the shore crowd comes back to the 07030 on the weekends.[/quote]

      • briank says:

        Settle down guys! I don’t read this as pompous or entitled (I must see that word 100 times per week on here!). People make decisions on where to live taking into account proximity to transportation, parks, school, and yes noise levels. It’s not like the guy moved next to a railroad and is now complaining. I live a few doors from 1st street and knew I would get bar noise. This guy didn’t expect bar noise living in Shipyard.
        If it is excessive, I would contact the operator of the establishment. If it continues, call the cops. This bar operates as any other business establishment and must abide by noise restrictions. In fact, they have even greater responsibility since they are being given a prime location (public?) to operate for part of the year by the city. I can’t imagine the owners wouldn’t be reasonable about this since they are probably drawing many customers who are also neighbors. [quote comment=”216438″]Spoken like another true pompous ass with a sense of entitlement. One who could care less what goes on in the rest of the city, as long as it’s not in his own backyard. Poor baby. Your lack of attention and consideration for what goes on in the rest of town is quite disgusting. Suck it up money bags. Noise levels aren’t considered in your rent contract, nor do they entitle you, your family, or whining neighbors to a good nights sleep while others are tossing and turning on weekdays and weekends. It’s about time you realized that you’re not in your own excluded area, but a part of this city where noise is noise regardless of where you live.[/quote]

      • Wink42 says:

        I agree Briank. The comments about entitlement and being pompous are way out in left field. Its appears there are some who simply dont like people who live in the Shipyard for some bizarre reason. I live in the Shipyard and many of the pople are simply young professionals with young children who have moved from manhattan to get better apartment bang for their buck now that they have kids (like myself). Many factors go into where you choose to live and noise level is obviously a huge factor! I would never live near 1st street simply because I dont want to hear the noise…nothing wrong with that!

        Concerning Pier 13…I think 95% of the Shipyard residents will welcome the beer garden provided there is not loud music blasting. It sucks to take your kids there if the noise is that loud. Besides, its really only a handfull of people who want ear splitting DJs late night…most people just want to have a few nice craft beers and a lobster roll and hang out and talk without sounding like you are at a rock concert.[quote comment=”216439″]Settle down guys! I don’t read this as pompous or entitled (I must see that word 100 times per week on here!). People make decisions on where to live taking into account proximity to transportation, parks, school, and yes noise levels. It’s not like the guy moved next to a railroad and is now complaining. I live a few doors from 1st street and knew I would get bar noise. This guy didn’t expect bar noise living in Shipyard. If it is excessive, I would contact the operator of the establishment. If it continues, call the cops. This bar operates as any other business establishment and must abide by noise restrictions. In fact, they have even greater responsibility since they are being given a prime location (public?) to operate for part of the year by the city. I can’t imagine the owners wouldn’t be reasonable about this since they are probably drawing many customers who are also neighbors.[/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        Well, I did read it as pompous having him think money solves all problems, and I guess that’s what makes horse racing a success (not having the same opinion). What this guy didn’t expect, was the unexpected. Quite the same as those who bought Hudson River view apartments and now find their view being blocked by new development. This guy moved into a mostly undeveloped area so what did he expect–that no business should enter his perimeter unless he approves? It doesn’t work that way. And no one stated that he “shouldn’t” call the cops for excessive noise—–that’s exactly what the rest of us do. It happens to be how things started in every other ward in this city, people moved in, and enterprise followed. It’s not anyone’s fault but his own thinking he’d be excluded from city life because his residence has a vanity name attached to it.[quote comment=”216439″]Settle down guys! I don’t read this as pompous or entitled (I must see that word 100 times per week on here!). People make decisions on where to live taking into account proximity to transportation, parks, school, and yes noise levels. It’s not like the guy moved next to a railroad and is now complaining. I live a few doors from 1st street and knew I would get bar noise. This guy didn’t expect bar noise living in Shipyard. If it is excessive, I would contact the operator of the establishment. If it continues, call the cops. This bar operates as any other business establishment and must abide by noise restrictions. In fact, they have even greater responsibility since they are being given a prime location (public?) to operate for part of the year by the city. I can’t imagine the owners wouldn’t be reasonable about this since they are probably drawing many customers who are also neighbors.[/quote]

  11. CapnJon says:

    was there Tuesday after work and thought it was great. To the child-haters on the board, I was there with my wife and son. We had a great time, met nice people, and everyone there was just relaxing. The beer was nice a cold, the people working the truck were great. The beer was a tad pricey, but totally worth it. The music was playing at such a level that you only heard it if you were right next to the speakers, so I don’t know what people are complaining about. As for a 10 pm close – that’s fine with me – there’s no need for more bars open late anyways… let this spot just be an easy going place, and not a meat market club like the rest of town!

    • Wink42 says:

      Amen! Lets hope it remains a chill bar with low music.

      [quote comment=”216443″]was there Tuesday after work and thought it was great. To the child-haters on the board, I was there with my wife and son. We had a great time, met nice people, and everyone there was just relaxing. The beer was nice a cold, the people working the truck were great. The beer was a tad pricey, but totally worth it. The music was playing at such a level that you only heard it if you were right next to the speakers, so I don’t know what people are complaining about. As for a 10 pm close – that’s fine with me – there’s no need for more bars open late anyways… let this spot just be an easy going place, and not a meat market club like the rest of town![/quote]

  12. 212transplant says:

    I have to scale back on this pier. The first time I was there I didn’t notice the prices, but went again this week and $15 for an average beer? WTF? Way too costly to enjoy on a regular basis. Outrageous.

    • Wink42 says:

      Beers are $7-$9 which is normal for craft beer. Only the large format bottles are $15+[quote comment=”216444″]I have to scale back on this pier. The first time I was there I didn’t notice the prices, but went again this week and $15 for an average beer? WTF? Way too costly to enjoy on a regular basis. Outrageous.[/quote]

  13. sunnybrook says:

    This place has turned into a complete nightmare for the average joe wanting to have a few drinks w/friends out-of-towners and enjoy the city view.

    First of all, their is an obvious limit on the capacity that can fit on said pier – why they allow strollers and dogs in the area where alcohol is sold is dumbfounding. This essentially takes up double the space that would normally be used, and sucks paying customers back towards the food truck area where drinks are not allowed. Bottom line – strollers and pets should not be allowed past the “bouncer” who is stamping hands.

    Also, this year the music selection is now deep house/trance drawing a completely different “element” to the pier. Was much better in the prior 2 years with classic rock and 90’s music.

    Hope that management doesn’t just focus on $’s and tries to provide those that would be repeat customers a better experience.

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