Three A’s Olde Bar & Grill – Sold

Three A’s Sold in Hoboken NJ – what next?

We’ve been talking about the potential sale of Three A’s Bar for the past couple years. And after a few “fumbles,” the place finally changed hands – to the owners of the Green Rock (popular dollar draft beer joint for millennials downtown). New owners Danny Grey, Paul Marcotte and Mike Gallucci will be continuing operation of the bar for a little while before shutting it down for renovations.

They claim they’re going to spruce up the joint into something nice – and suggest it will NOT be a bone-head attracting venue like their downtown bar. We’ve heard “speakeasy” in the wind – but that would be a lame rip-off of the new Little Town Social on 1st Street (which beat them to the punch.)

However, the “locals” that frequented Three A’s have been outspoken regarding what the new spot will bring to the neighborhood. And if that includes “thumping” music, bottle service or any jar-heads causing a scene – it will not be pretty.

I’m sure the new owners will try to be “perfect” with their execution, but hopefully they get a true sense of what this actual neighborhood wants – and not from some social media pie in the sky. Either way, it’s nice that some new action is taking place at 5th and Grand Streets.

Three A's Sold in Hoboken NJ to Green Rock owners

Description: Neighborhood bar with new owners.
Address: 500 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 217-1650 (New # TBD)
Online: threeasbarandgrill.comFacebook

Three A’s going through whimsical renovation in Hoboken

7/22/2014 Update:

Three-A's in Hoboken NJ renovatingI love Cosmo over at Three A’s Bar & Grill in Hoboken. Set in his ways, but kind, humble and old school. A bit stubborn at times too, but that is what makes his character compelling.

Anyway, last summer, we reported that they were “for sale.” Not necessarily looking to jettison out of dodge, but rather “in the market for offers.”

Regardless – they’re now in the process of “minor renovations,” which have closed the place since the beginning of July. They intended on opening on July 14th – but missed that date.

Now – in the window is a sign indicating that a big grand re-opening is coming this Wednesday, July 23rd: “Come join us when we reopen to mark 15 years all thanks to you!” Perhaps they didn’t want to miss out on the St. Ann’s traffic?

You see, what strikes me as funny are the layers of contradiction going on here at Three A’s.

  • For one – you have a big happy “grand reopening” announcement…. and at the same time, a
  • “For Sale” sign in the window, and…
  • Rickety window frames dropping off the building making “bwooop” popping sounds like a Hanna-Barbara cartoon from the 70’s.

These may be small details – but the “neighborhood” is talking… and the weight of a “renovation” isn’t all that – if your place shows signs of decay and is for sale. Fix it up, Cosmo!

Three A's Hoboken NJ renovations

Three A’s Bar & Grill up for sale in Hoboken

6/12/2013 Update:

Looks like Three A’s is up for sale. For just a paltry $599,000 – you can own this nice neighborhood bar & restaurant – liquor license included!

The listing is as follows:

“This corner restaurant/bar is one of Hoboken’s finest secrets. It’s is a busy spot for old and new Hoboken alike. It was established 15 years ago. Beautiful oak bar seats 40, and capacity of this restaurant bar is approximately 100. Liquor license included. This type of business doesn’t come up often, so make your appointment now!”

It’d be sad to see Three A’s go. It’d be another classic piece of Hoboken gone. If we keep going at this pace, all the old school places like Maxwell’s and Three A’s will get replaced by mega-chain restaurants with 100 TV sets.

Three A's for sale in Hoboken NJ

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July 2006 Mini Review: Three A’s Bar & Grill

I’ve eaten here quite a few times and drank here a multitude of times.

I think the burgers are phenomenal. Bar pies are pretty tasty. Quesadilla, kinda wacky, but overall very fulfilling. The pasta dishes are excellent in general. They’re coming out with slightly updated menus in the next week or so. If you’ve been here before, there will be a couple new items offered.

The bar atmosphere is very welcome, and the bartenders and waitstaff are friendly and accommodating.

Here’s some additional pictures.

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Friday, May 1, 2015 2:09 pm

Cosmo was a really nice guy, and although I hadn’t been much to Three A’s in recent years, I wish him and his family the best. 411 – you’re right about the pork chops – that was some great home-style cookin’!

The Green Rock guys are venturing into something more upscale, in a busy neighborhood where they will really have a chance to attract many local residents. But can they build a business model that is sustainable, that doesn’t involve cheap beer, average bar food, and drunk 20-somethings? They are attempting to take a swing at the Hoboken big leagues.

Friday, April 2, 2010 3:27 pm

Great food with a great host – Cosmo. Ask him for his opinion on wines. I’m a regular and date back to when it was Zampella’s.

Friday, April 2, 2010 2:53 pm

Shared a few appetizers here the other night.
Grilled Scallops
Marinated and served over roasted red potatoes in a cream vinaigrette. Scallops and potatoes were tasty but the “vinaigrette” was very heavy. Not something that I would expect to be served with scallops.

Shrimp Cocktail
Served with Three A’s classic cocktail sauce. Shrimp was ok. The cocktail sauce was not! Ketchup is the closest word that could be used to describe it.

Portobello Mushrooms
Sautéed with balsamic vinegar, herbs, and topped with goat cheese. Thought they were stuffed portobello mushrooms…my fault.

Overall, the food wasn’t was just ok at best. Large portions are a plus but will no return.

kooky kat
kooky kat
Friday, September 5, 2008 11:01 am

I love watching football here! 2 big screens several other tv’s great food.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:14 pm

woo hoo! i’m so there! is it ladies’ night?

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