Village Pourhouse RETURNS!

Little Town Social to revert back to Village Pourhouse in Hoboken, NJ

As of this weekend – Little Town Social in Hoboken will close for good.

However, they will re-open in time for Football Season as Village Pourhouse again!

Owner Sean McGarr said that they received countless requests from people to bring back what was considered Hoboken’s favorite sports bar. And while Little Town was indeed good (as is everything they do), popular demand wins.

So look forward to the fall when Village Pourhouse returns to Hoboken for round number two!

Village Pourhouse Returns to Hoboken NJ

See previous updates below.

Little Town Social – A new Hoboken hot spot

5/29/2015 Update:

If you live in Hoboken and haven’t checked out Little Town Social (205 1st St.) yet or are visiting from out of town this weekend – you have a great option for the taking!

Little Town Social Hoboken NJ

How Little Town Social came to be!

Earlier in May 2015, restaurateurs and stars of Bravo’s Manzo’d with Children, Albie and Chris Manzo reintroduced the Little Town brand to Hoboken. The Manzo brothers joined forces with Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr once again to open Little Town Social – an evolution of Little Town New Jersey focusing on locally sourced and inspired fare served in a richly designed social setting.

The culinary experience is led by Executive Chef, Sarah Sproule who has spent almost a decade working under notable chefs and honing her craft in farm to table cuisine. Chef Sproule brings her passion for sustainability and community to Little Town Social with her creative menu options and hand crafted rooftop salt, Urban Sproule – New York City’s first sea salt ever produced in a salt house on a rooftop in Midtown Manhattan.

Menu highlights include Oyster Shooters Trio (bloody & celery salt; pineapple, jalapeno & Thai chili salt; cucumber, pickled rhubarb & virgin salt), Little Town Burger made with New Jersey’s Central Valley Farms pasture raised beef (fried onion, Jersey cheddar, bacon, roasted tomato, bravas sauce on a brioche bun), Kimchee Buns (steamed pork, kimchee brisket, kewpie mayo), Mac & Cheese Crab Claws (with Jonah stone crab) and the daily Chef Sandwich special featuring farmers market and rooftop garden ingredients with artisan bread. Little Town Social’s menu is designed around shareability and provides recommendations for shares based on party size.

The beverage program features a mix of classic cocktails, as well as modernizations of classic cocktails such as the Ellen Arthur Cosmo (Absolut, Cointreau, Passion Fruit and Lime Juice) and The Mineshaft (Jameson, Aperol, Grand Marnier, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters). Little Town Social offers an extensive bourbon, scotch, and tequila list as well as wine on tap. Guests also have the option of 30+ beers on draft from microbreweries as well as rotating seasonal specials.

“We are excited to expand the Little Town brand with Little Town Social,” says Albie Manzo. “The new eatery brings an elevated experience to Hoboken offering residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy locally sourced fare with a menu designed around sharing with friends and family,” Chris adds.

The cozy yet modern venue set with dim lighting and warm tones embraces the vibe of a local social hall and resonate with both those stopping by for a drink or bite to eat as well as those looking for an intimate setting to host an event or private party. Little Town Social provides ample bar seating, a communal table that can hold parties of up to 16 as well as private and semi-private spaces for any kind of event. The restaurant is open daily for lunch, dinner, and late night, as well as open early on the weekends for brunch.

Little Town Social is open Monday – Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM, Thursday – Friday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM, Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM.

For more information:

Village Pourhouse in Hoboken to “re-brand” with the times

1/5/2015 Update:

A bit over four years after opening and becoming the go-to bar & restaurant on First Street, Village Pourhouse is pulling the curtains on this act. On January 12, 2015 – they will be closing to undergo renovations and upgrades to adopt to the needs of the neighborhood.

According to the owners, they are staying put – but “re-branding” the establishment as Little Town Social.

“We’re very excited about all the changes we’re doing in Hoboken,” said owner Sean McGarr. “Village Pourhouse has been great for our company,” McGarr continued, “but our customers have gotten older, and voiced their opinion on what their needs are in a neighborhood pub. We have listened and will bring them something that we believe they will appreciate in Little Town Social!”

Little Town Social is expected to re-open sometime around March 2015.

(Get your commemorative T-shirts for Village Pourhouse before the end of this weekend!)

Village Pourhouse Hoboken rebranding to Little Town Social

Village Pour House makes positive Hoboken impression

11/22/2010 Update:

Hoboken411 has visited Village Pour House (205 1st St.) a couple times already – and I believe it’s the model of how a bar / restaurant should be run in our city. Positive, uplifting owners who hire capable, friendly staff – and keep their business running in a way that encourages repeat business.

I’ve spent some time at VPH in the past couple weeks, and have to say it’s a refreshing infusion to the existing Hoboken bars & restaurants. So far, we have nothing but good things to say – and pray that it stays that way!

One primary positive about Village Pour House is – that the kitchen is open until 1:00am seven days a week – which is a fantastic option for many residents, couples, and families that have odd hours in town – and don’t want to be restricted to the earlier hours that most establishments keep.

See a very brief video overview of VPH below:

11/10/2010 Update:

Village Pour House Hoboken upgrades First Street

For the past several days, the Village Pour House at 205 First Street in Hoboken has been quietly open.

Village Pour House Hoboken NJ Now Open November 2010

Big Party Thursday, Officially open on Friday

The 300+ capacity bar/restaurant was ironing out the kinks in preparation for the Grand Opening Party scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, November 11th from 7pm to 10pm. The big gala “RSVP-Only” event will feature celebrities, a load of NYC media outlets (who will be bused in) – and a “red-carpet” too! The bar will be open to the general public after 10pm – and officially open all day and night starting Friday, November 12th.

The Village Pour House features four distinct areas for drinking, dining and socializing, and will have a myriad of events spanning each week. From sports games on the 31 flat-screen TV’s, to dart leauges, beer pong, and even functions for businesses, parents and kids too!

In speaking with owner Mike Sinensky – I was impressed at their dedication to keeping the VPH as a positive attribute to the neighborhood. Part of their security staff will focus on the exterior of the large establishment – keeping any potential crowd noise down – and even ensuring the sidewalks are clean (for the entire length of the block!)

Hopefully they start out strong, and keep the level of service up for a long time. Full Hoboken411 review coming in the next few weeks once they settle in.

10/18/2010 Update:

Village Pour House Hoboken: Menu Preview

Forgot to add this little nugget to the Hoboken Village Pour House update last week!

Village Pour House Hoboken NJ Menu Teaser

Take a look at the menu – and share your thoughts! Selection looks good, and prices seem fair – along with a healthy dose of daily specials. Stay tuned to Hoboken411 for more updates!

10/13/2010 Update:

Pour House Hoboken progressing

Some progress photos of the much anticipated pub/restaurant replacement to the old O’Donoghue’s at 205 First Street!

6/1/2010 Update:

Sneak Preview of the Hoboken Village Pourhouse

As many of you know – O’Donoghue’s at 205 First Street bid farewell last week – and will make way for the new Village Pourhouse, which already has downtown residents excited!

Here’s a peek of the layout of the sweet new pub! (click to see larger version)

Village Pourhouse Hoboken NJ first floor plans hoboken411 sm

4/13/2010 Update:

Village Pour House comes to Hoboken

Just updating this entry from January – Village Pour House will be filling the space at 205 First Street now occupied by O’Donoghue’s – who after 25 years in Hoboken, will be calling it quits.

Odonoghues Hoboken NJ to become Village Pour House 1


I’ve never been – have you?

Some residents in Hoboken have mentioned to me that a Village Pour House location is slated for the Mile Square.

I haven’t gotten word back from the NYC bar owners – but apparently some employees at one of the locations of said establishment were talking about the Hoboken location.

One, has anyone heard the same thing? And two, do you know where exactly?

I’d think that 11th Street spot at Maxwell Place would make a perfect location!

Village Pour House Hoboken NJ

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:06 am

The place is too big and in the wrong location. Ten years ago my building was all singles & couples with no children. Now 90% have children, which means they don’t go out drinking. Every stroller you see, means another condo unit whose occupiers don’t frequent bars. Though you have to admire the owners determination. First bar failed, second bar failed, I somehow don’t think it will be a case of third time lucky. Also 1st Street is full of cheap Irish bars. The Shannon has $2 or $3 happy hour beers. You need to sell a lot of $3 beers to recoup the multi-million dollar refurbishment that will be needed. Hoboken is changing, there are too many bars, time a few more closed.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:20 pm

The place has been as empty as Mario’s since they reopened. I walked by on a Saturday at 10pm and there couldn’t have been more than 5 people in there.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:57 pm

Thank God! Little Town Social was honestly the worst bar I have ever been to

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 1:47 pm

This is my neighborhood and the current set up is great for a few beers sans family (huge selection), but I never go with my family (or anyone else) when I want to eat. Their menu was garbage bar food. Marty OBriens food is better and yes they accommodate kids. I think Pourhouse will still get a ton of late night business on First, but this might get them more happy hour into dinner business if the menu is better.
As for the previous commenter, keep in mind that a family of 4 like mine will drop $100 plus a $25 tip in one hour flat at a place like MOB on a Saturday evening. How many 20 something singles rack up a bill like that, tip well, and move on to turn over the table in one hour? You may have something against kids, but a smart business owner will want to fill their place at 5:30 as well as at 11:30.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:37 am

I’m guessing stroller access, changing stations and lots of tile so the sounds of screaming little shit bandits will be amplified throughout the premises so all can enjoy your little gift from god.

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