Mario’s Bar (no more)
Mario’s another victim of dull Hoboken
We said a few times that “if it wasn’t for the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade, this place would long be out of business.”
Well, since “mayor” don Zimmer put the kibosh on one day of (somewhat reckless) fun in Hoboken, that most likely contributed to the demise of Mario’s Tavern (3rd & Park) – which has been closed since December 2014. Yeah, I know – it looks no different closed than it did when it was open, and has minimal effect on the neighborhood (or anyone’s circuit of regular bars) – but still.
Some try blaming property taxes, because the assessed value almost tripled, but the tax rate was also reduced by two-thirds. So that is a non-factor. Too bad they couldn’t get their act together in terms of sprucing up the joint. I mean we have Kickstarter type projects for all sorts of stupid shit. I guess “Saving a City Institution” wasn’t one of them.
Now there are just two bars left on the “Endangered Dive Bars” list (if you don’t count the Elks): Wilton House and Maggie’s Place. Because Louise & Jerry’s got a re-vamp they were removed from the list, and DC’s Tavern was built after 2000 and doesn’t count.
Description: Closed Local Bar
Address: 301 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030
This is how it looked back in 2006: