Liberty Bar in Hoboken gets Restaurant Stakeout episode

Back in August – Hoboken411 told you that a Food Network reality TV show was being filmed at Liberty Bar.

Well since we don’t watch TV anymore, we found out from reader Lauren that it was for the show Restaurant Stakeout – and it aired this past weekend. The episode was entitled “Act Like the Boss:”

“Willie comes to the aid of Dawn, owner of the Liberty Bar and Grill in Hoboken, N.J. After 14 years in business, Dawn’s restaurant is struggling and she’s called Willie for answers. He soon discovers that Dawn’s hands-off management style has created a leadership vacuum and some serious personnel issues that threaten to bring the business to its knees.”

Several readers who don’t frequent Liberty Bar often wondered if the establishment has improved since. I haven’t been there in a while either, but I certainly have been seeing the owner Dawn around more often. Maybe Willie Degel worked some magic?

Hoboken Liberty Bar may be on Food Network


Received a few emails last week regarding the brown paper over the windows of the Liberty Bar (61 14th St.) uptown in Hoboken.

Most wondered if the establishment was going out of business.

Not to worry, they were filming a yet to be named “pilot” for The Food Network. Probably one of those unrealistic reality TV shows that “saves” a fledgling bar?

Either way – Liberty Bar is still open. No word on whether this show will come to fruition or not.