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March 29, 2013

Selected Friday Specials in Hoboken – Get your drink on!

Here is a selected rundown of some of the specials in Hoboken. Restaurant and Bar owners, if you would like you specials featured just send information to theboken@gmail.com along with a photo or graphic and we will be happy to post.

The West Five Supper Club, located at 505 Madison Street in Hoboken has their Pink Lady Fridays with $4 top shelf drinks until midnight. They also have their Power Hour Happy hour with $2 drinks from 10-11pm. Tonight’s DJ (March 29, 2013)  is DJ David S and warm up set by DJ Cream.

West Five Supper Club - Pink Lady Fridays

The Wicked Wolf located at 120 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken has their path to fraternity and perhaps a bit of blurred vision with their shot and a beer Fridays. $5 gets you one Coors Light and a shot of Jack Daniels honey as well as some decreased inhibitions, This special runs from 7-11pm….

Shot a Beer Fridays Wicked Wolf 2013

The Shannon at 106 1st Street has their “Flavorful Friday” specials lineup.They have a $3-$2-$1 Happy hour from 4-8pm, free pasta at 6:30pm and follow that with an offering of $5 mixed drinks from 8-10pm. Get your Shannon on! Thank God it is Friday!

The Shannon Hoboken Friday Specials 2013

The Pilsener Haus located 1422 Adams has their Friday Happy Hour from 4:00-7:00pm. For $10 you get a Bier & Brat combo. If buy any sausage from the sizzling grill a 1/2 liter bier’s is on the owners. Sounds like a good deal.

Also, 1Republik Hoboken located at 221 Washington Street has their Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm tonight as well as every weeknight. They offer select drafts at $4 along with select wines and wells as well as 2 for 1 appetizers.

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November 26, 2012

1Republik Hoboken – Customer Appreciation Night Monday November 26th from 7-9pm – 2nd Year Anniversary

1Republik located at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken is having a Customer Appreciation night tonight November 26th from 7-9pm  to celebrate their 2nd Year Anniversary. All proceeds will be donated to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund. For more about this sports bard and restaurant go to www.1republik.com.

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April 11, 2012

The Great Outdoors: 10 Tips to Eating/Drinking Outside from Hoboken’s Drunken Polar Bear

It’s getting warmer and summer is right around the corner.  We’ve slowly inched up the thermometer to shorts and hoodie weather (the best time of year).  Living in Hoboken, warmer weather brings us beautiful tree-lined streets, waterfront walkways, plenty of parks and outdoor seating any many bars and restaurants.  After many years in Hoboken, I’ve amassed some best practices to dinning and drinking outside in Hoboken.  I’m sure I will miss a thing or two so please add to it in the comments below.

(Editorial note: unlike other local blogs, I promise not to launch into a low carb induced childish diatribe on why the city doesn’t let bars/restaurants open outdoor seating before April 1st.  Normally, it’s very cold between Dec  1st and April 1st so it’s not worth the pixels.  And it’s spring – be happy!)

  1. Pick the Place – the first, and most obvious step, is picking where you’re going to enjoy the outdoors.  I thought about making a list, but with bars/restaurants changing their outdoor layout year to year it’s always changing.  Regardless, I estimate there are over 75 places to sit outside.
  2. Time It Right – Bin 14 has 90 minute wait for outside seating at 8pm on a Saturday night?  Shocking!  Many other Hobokenites like you will be flocking to locales with outdoor seating for happy hour and weekend dinners.  Get there early and have a few cocktails first to guarantee a good seat.
  3. Have a Back Up Plan – especially on those nice days there are going to be some long waits on good outdoor seating.  If your plan is to enjoy the outdoors, pick a backup bar nearby in case the wait is too long.
  4. Rooftop Ruckus – there are only two rooftop bars/restaurants in Hoboken (City Bistro & Dubliner) and they are always crowded.  While City Bistro is just a deck with no tables, I have found a great time to sneak up to the Dubliner roof is early evening (5-7pm) where you can probably grab a table.
  5. On the Waterfront – just like the rooftops there are just a few options for waterfront seating on Sinatra drive.  Plan ahead and make a reservation.  And cross your fingers.
  6. Dress the Part – if you’re walking around town your blood is flowing and you’re going to get warm, but when you’re sitting outside eating and drinking it’s going to be cold and a little windy.  Bring an extra coat, sweater, sweatshirt, shawl, etc.  Sunglasses are also a must.
  7. Find a Good Special – tons of bars and restaurants have great happy hour and daytime specials.  Nothing beats enjoying the afternoon outside with a bucket of cold beers or sangria pitchers.
  8. Crammed Quarters – in an ideal world there would be big couches and plush chairs we can sit on outside, but most outdoor seating in a little tighter than normal.  Don’t bring too much with you (bags and stuff) and be flexible about moving around a little bit.
  9. Thar’ She Blows – shocking to nobody in Hoboken, it gets windy from time to time.  Napkins, food, glasses, silverware all gets whisked away from time to time.  Make sure to be ready for the winds.
  10. People Watching – one of my and many outdoor enthusiast’s favorite urban sports.  Besides enjoying the weather and fine food/drink, the best part of sitting outside is taking in all the foot traffic.  Have fun with it!

In no way is this a comprehensive list, but here a few good places to sit outside by area:

-          Uptown – City Bisto, Pilsener Haus, Bin 14, Liberty Bar, Madison

-          Midtown – Elysian, Turtle Club, Mikie Squared, Stacks, East LA, Far Side, O’ Sullivans

-          Downtown – Brass Rail, McSwiggans, 1 Republik, Texas Arizona, Marty O’Briens, Dubliner, 4L’s

-          Waterfront – 340 Grill, Quays, Trinity, Wicked Wolf

Where’s your favorite bar/restaurant to each outside? Any other tips?

The Drunken Polar Bear

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January 10, 2012

Photo of the Day–Red Bull Car Outside 1Republik

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Red Bull Car Outside 1Republik Hoboken - Photo of the Day

Today’s photo of the day is of the Red Bull Car in Hoboken outside 1Republik last night. According to some bartenders I know they hate serving Red Bull and vodka since it keeps drunk people drinking beyond the point where they should. I guess as long as they tip well the bartenders can live with it.  Do you think Red Bull and Vodka can lead to bar fights or is it just the type of person that happens to drink it that is the root cause of Red Bull pugilism (propensity to fight) ? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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September 19, 2011

Photo of the Day: Hoboken Batman and Robin at 1Republik

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Batman and Robin with Jessica and friend at 1 Republik

Reader Jessica sent this photo of her and her friend Watching the games at one of Hoboken’s busy sports bars on Sunday, 1Republik. They are seen here posing with Hoboken’s very own Batman and Robin, who have been getting around town quite a bit as of late.

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