Mark digs DC’s Tavern

10/10/2007:

This is Mark’s submission for last month’s Hoboken411 Yankees ticket giveaway! He likes the unpretentious and down to earth aspects of local watering hole, DC’s Tavern.

“Upon exiting the Path train in Hoboken you are inundated with a sea of generic restaurants and drinking establishments, difficult to find any particular characteristic that really differentiates one from another. A landscape as devoid of individuality as the people that call it home for two years after college and then move on. However if you take the walk eight blocks up and eight over, you will find an unassuming door marked only with a black awning displaying the initials DC’s.

Outside there is no velvet rope, flashing lights, or booming music attempting to drum up artificial importance to pull in wondering passerby’s. Instead past the door you would find a bar individualized by its memorabilia covered walls, framed picture of Motorhead, and the strangely mesmerizing spinning blue Schlitz orb behind the bar. Bartenders that greet their regulars with a handshake and still throw you the occasional free round. On any given night you may find a DJ spinning Country/Bluegrass, a live jazz trio, or just a group of people offering you their extra slice of pizza while they debate who was more influential, The Clash or The Ramones.

Still, perhaps the highlight of a trip to DC’s is the corner juke box, a throwback that still gives you three plays for a dollar and five for two, contains whole albums instead of just a couple songs, and has a music selection as eclectic as the patrons that feed it dollars all night…………just hoping to hear their favorite songs before that most dreaded of two word pairings “Last Call!”

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zxcv
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zxcv

Louise and Jerry’s seems to pour a fine Guinness too.

emarche
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I’m sensing a GREAT GUINNNESS QUEST OF 2008 in the offing. Fantastic then.

oh well okay
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oh well okay

[quote comment=”77023″]That’s a bold statement and might make for an interesting question for the rest of the board (not to mention an interesting experiment):

Who pours the best Guinness in town?

I’ve had good, bad and jump-over-the-bar-to-kick-the-bartender-in-the-yambag-bad pours…who’s the best?[/quote]

i am dying for a guinness thread on this board. as far as i know there is not one place in town that uses the proper gas – a nitrogen/co2 mix. everyone uses straight co2 – the gas used for the rest of the taps – which is why the head is notas frothy as it should be, but is instead pockmarked with air bubbles.

ted and jo’s used to pour a decent pint. nag’s head is also a good one. loved hennessy’s when it was around.

so for the guinness drinkers out there – any place actually use the right gas? hudson tavern was supposed to have it, but last time i went was not set-up yet

strand tramp
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strand tramp

Hennessey’s

ron mexico
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ron mexico

Nag’s Head

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