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.

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23 Comments on "Pier 13"


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sunnybrook
1 year 2 months ago

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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212transplant
3 years 1 month ago

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.

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Wink42
3 years 1 month ago

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]

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CapnJon
3 years 1 month ago

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!

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Wink42
3 years 1 month ago

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]

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jasonintheshipyard
3 years 1 month ago

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.

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 1 month ago

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]

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briank
3 years 1 month ago

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]

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 1 month ago

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]

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Wink42
3 years 1 month ago

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]

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HomeTeam
3 years 1 month ago

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]

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willlowed
3 years 1 month ago

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