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September 3, 2013

Pier 13 Boating Club Hosting Liberty Humane Society’s Dog Adoption Event and Fundraiser Saturday September 7 3-8pm

Here is another fundraising event at Hoboken’s Pier 13 bar coming up this weekend….

Pier 13 Boating Club and Liberty Humane Society’s

Dog Adoption Event and Fundraiser

Pier 13 Boating Club (www.pier13hoboken.com) and Liberty Humane Society (www.LibertyHumane.org) are teaming up for a fun-filled adoption event and fundraiser on Saturday, September 7th from 3-8PM.

Liberty Humane will have lots of cute doggies on-hand that afternoon looking for forever homes. All of Liberty Humane’s dogs are up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed or neutered so they are ready to jump right into your arms. Can’t adopt right now? Guests can still help the animals by making a donation at the bar. Generous donations are put towards preparing the animals for adoption and the housing and care they require until their forever family comes along.

Pier 13, located at 1301 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, is Hoboken’s destination for the Shipyard Marina, Sailing School, as well as the best craft food and beer purveyors in New Jersey. Besides getting the chance to meet Liberty’s amazing pups, guests can also spend the day enjoying local food trucks, craft beers, and cocktails all while sitting right underneath the beautiful New York City skyline.

Liberty Humane Event at Pier 13 Hoboken 9-7-2013

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Washington Street Shuffle – Maxwell’s in Hoboken to Re-open?

Filed under: Bars,Hoboken,Restaurants — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 11:15 AM

Maxwells to Reopen in Hoboken - Buzz on the Street

Photo by Jean-Paul Picard Hoboken Photograher and Instructor

Maxwell’s, the recently closed music night spot that had served Hoboken for a 35 year stretch seems to have come back from the grave at least potentially. There were signs put up at MAxwell’s over the Labor Day Weekend that have state the bar/restaurant/music venue is looking for experienced servers and bartenders.  People interested can apply in person or email resumes to MaxwellsHoboken@gmail.com.

For those at a loss since the institution located at the corner of 11th and Washington Streets closed, there is indeed hope it will re-open. Perhaps they just needed to get rid of one of their partners Todd Abramson who was quoted on NJ.com stating:

“The culture in Hoboken is driven by TV now. A lot of the bars downtown are fighting with each other for who has the most giant TVs. That’s what Hoboken nightlife has become.”

Well that is the opinion of one of the former partners but it looks look whoever is remaining is looking at another go.  For those music fans who loved Maxwell’s I offer these parting words….  in the immortal expressions of Jessie Jackson: “Keep Hope Alive!”

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August 27, 2013

A League of Their Own Trivia at The Shannon in Hoboken Wednesday August 28 at 8pm

A League of their Own Trivia The Shannon Hoboken 8-28-2013

“There’s no crying in baseball” – At least according to the character Jimmy Dugan in the movie “A League of their Own”  or your typical NY Mets fan. To understand the culture shock to some of woman playing professional baseball during World War II when MLB  suspended their league for several years while young men went off to war here is a quote that pretty much sums up the cultural attitudes of many during that time…..

“Careers and higher education are leading to the masculinization of women, with enormously dangerous consequences to the home, the children, and our country. When our boys come home from war, what kind of girls will they be coming home to? And now the most disgusting example of this sexual confusion: Mr. Walter Harvey of Harvey bars is presenting us with women’s baseball. Right here in Chicago, young girls plucked from their families are gathered at Harvey Field, to see which one of them can be the most masculine. Mr. Harvey, like your candy bars, you’re completely… nuts.”

Well, if you and your friends have seen this movie about women’s baseball and think you know your stuff Trivia AD is hosting another one of their trivia night’s tomorrow night at The Shannon Wednesday August 28th at 8pm. The Shannon is located at 106 1st Street in Hoboken. Reservations can be made by emailing theshannonhoboken@gmail.com.

Facebook Event Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/341692345964251/

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Pilsener Haus Jam Wednesday August 28 8pm-midnight with Julio Fernandez and Jennifer Lampert

Filed under: Bars,Hoboken,Live Music,Pilsener Haus — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 12:35 PM

Pilsener Haus Jam 8-28-2013

The Pilsener Haus in Hoboken is hosting another great musical lineup tomorrow night Wednesday August 28 from 8pm until midnight. Renowned guitarist Julio Fernandez of Spyro Gyra will be celebrating his Birthday eve with a bratwurst, a beer and a band!

The Pilsener Haus Jam will feature Julio Fernandez on Guitar,Jennifer Lampert on Vocals, Chris Clark on Keys Dave Post on Bass and Charlie Caldarola on Drums.

There is no cover for this great group of performers.


Pilsener Haus and Biergarten

Address: 15th Street between Adams and Grand Streets, Hoboken

Phone: 201-683-5465

Summer hours start May 1:

  • Open Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 2:00am
  • Friday 3:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday noon – 3:00am / Sunday noon – 2:00am
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August 22, 2013

Pitch Perfect Trivia at Village Pourhouse Hoboken Monday August 26th at 8pm

Pitch Perfect Trivia Hoboken Village Pourhouse 8-26-2013

Trivia AD was busy in Hoboken in the month of August and here is one more event at the Village Pourhouse for musical movie trivia buffs. On August 26 at 8pm Trivia AD will be hosting the Pitch Perfect Trivia contest based on the popular movie at the Village Pourhouse in Hoboken. The address is 205 1st Street Hoboken, NJ. This is your chance to get “pitch slapped” and you most certainly don’t want to be out of the action and later regret being absent and saying “son of a pitch” or something like that. But I digress like a never ending circle of fifths.

Reservations can be made by emailing seamus@funbars.com and more information about Trivia AD events by going to www.TriviaAD.com.

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Pier 13 in Hoboken to Host CASA Fundraiser Wednesday August 28th from 4-11pm

On Wednesday August 28th from 4-11pm, Pier 13 in Hoboken will be hosting a fundraising event for Hudson County CASA. For those who might not know CASA’s mission is to train volunteers to advocate on behalf of these displaced children, who have been abused and neglected, with the goal of finding each child a safe and permanent home.

Since 2003, Hudson County CASA has trained 149 volunteer advocates who have helped to place more than 150 children into permanent homes. CASA volunteers complete a comprehensive training program before being assigned to a case. Along the way, they work closely with a full-time CASA staff member whose job is to ensure our volunteers are successful in their advocacy.

So there you have it; great views with Pier 13 for a great cause Hudson County CASA.  A percentage of sales from Pier 13 and the food trucks will go towards this organization. Should there be rain the rain date is Thursday August 29th.

Hudson County CASA Event at Pier 13 Hoboken August 28 2013

For more information on Hudson County CASA go to their website at  http://www.hudsoncountycasa.org/.

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Mills Tavern Open in Hoboken After Major Renovation

The former site of the Whiskey Bar is now Mills Tavern in Hoboken and will try to capitalize on the more upscale sports bar trend that has hit Hoboken by storm in the last few years. Joining Black Bear, Texas Arizona, 4 Ls, Wicked Wolf Tavern, McSwiggans, Village Pourhouse, and 1 Republik just to name a few recently added or renovated sports bars, Mills Tavern is in what should be an ideal location to capitalize on the foot traffic from weekend visitors and weekday commuters off the PATH alike.

Mills Tavern Hoboken exterior

Some residents may lament the absence of the live music that the Whiskey Bar brought to the stage Thursdays through Saturdays but the owners obviously thought it was time to renovate and keep up with the current up-scaling of Hoboken establishments. I spoke with owner David Jaycee and this is one of four establishments he is now at least part owner of. They include Black Bear Bar, Bahama Mama’s Arthur’s and now Mills Tavern. David graciously gave TheBoken.com a tour of the place. As part of the full building renovation the 2nd floor apartment that was there was eliminated and is now a 2nd floor bar area that even has some lounge space. The space is very large with ample TVs and selection of about 20 tap beers. There are three separate bars altogether and the theme is Americana throughout with salvaged signs and tables made from re-purposed wood.

Here are more photos below:

Mills Tavern Interior Bar

Mills Tavern Interior American Motif

Mills Tavern Dancing Sign

Mills Tavern Interior Table

Mills Tavern Hoboken fried pickles

They even have a limited bar menu that includes fried pickles shown above. The pickles were tasty and I also liked the angry burger which was well prepared but a bit on the smallish side. Overall, the price points for the bar menu are very reasonable as well as the drinks . Here is wishing this new Hoboken establishment the best of luck.

Update 8/27/2013: On a subsequent visit I tried their double burger and thought that was a good value. The freshly cut french fries are also flavorful and fresh.

Editor’s Note: TheBoken.com pays for its food and drink unless otherwise noted.

Mill Tavern Hoboken

Address: 125 Washington Street Hoboken,  NJ 07030

Website: http://www.millstavernhoboken.com/




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August 16, 2013

Cadillac Cantina to Open to Public Sunday August 18 in Hoboken

Filed under: Bars,Hoboken,Restaurants — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 2:10 PM

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

The Cadillac Cantina is set to open its doors to the Public officially on Sunday August 18,2013. Located at 80 River Street In Hoboken, NJ this is the location of the former Oddfellows Restaurant and Bar. The theme now is a more upscale Mexican with a smartly renovated decor. The ownership is the same as Texas Arizona and they have POS system, Intellitap system, an automated beer tap system that keeps the beer very cold and a nicely designed bar and restaurant area. Its almost as if John Taffer of Bar Rescue had influence on the design himself.

For some humor and a bit of kitsch there is a rendition of the Lucha Libre Last supper in the main bar area as well as more traditional religious crosses in other areas. Walking around and examining the place I saw a lot of attention to detail and thought went behind the design and functionality as well.

With the amount of effort that went into this renovation the bar is being raised a bit in terms of going more upscale in downtown Hoboken. This makes sense given the demographic trends. I feel based on the margaritas and the food I ate that this new place is worth checking out on your way home from work or at night for a nice dinner and drinks with with friends.

Cadillac Cantina

Address: 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-420-7070

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cadillac-Cantina/153819394793273?ref=stream

Below are more photos of the establishment:

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

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August 2, 2013

International Beer Day at Pilsener Haus in Hoboken Today 8-2-2013

Filed under: Bars,Drink Specials,Hoboken,Pilsener Haus,Restaurants — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 11:20 AM

Pilsener Haus Hoboken International Beer Day

The  Pilsener Haus & Biergarten is celebrating  International Beer Day today (1422 Grand Street at 15th…201-683-5465).

The Pilsener Haus will be offering special $4 half-liters of Hacker-Pschorr seasonal beers, as well as 66 of the finest biers from around the world, including 16 imported drafts (not to mention the American crafts on the list).

Happy Hour lasts from 3:00pm til 7:00pm, with an additional special of a $10 bier & brat from the grill.  DJ Alex will be spinning all night.

International Beer Day (first Friday in August) is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and back yards all over the world – It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to brewers and bartenders, and rejoice in the greatness of beer!

For more information about International Beer Day, visit the website.




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July 12, 2013

Celebrate Bastille Day with Amanda’s! July 14th 6 pm

Filed under: Amanda's,Bars,Hoboken,Restaurants — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 9:55 AM

Amanda’s is celebrating Bastille Day this weekend on Sunday July 14th. Details are below….


Celebrate Bastille Day with Amanda’s!

Sunday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m.

A Five-Course Dinner paired with Five French Wines from their cellar

Menu with wine pairings:

  • Tuna Tartare with Fresh Herbs and Panisse – Olivier Leflaive 2010 Bourgogne Aligoté, Burgundy
  • Fennel-Stuffed Salmon Fillet with Onion Jam – Foucher-Lebrun 2012 Sancerre ‘Le Mont,’ Loire Valley
  • Roasted Chicken with Garlic Pearls and Jus de Volaille Lié – Château de Chambrun 2003 Pomerol, Bordeaux
  • Leg of Lamb with Flageolet in a Thyme Jus – Paul Chapelle 1999 Santenay 1er Cru ‘Gravieres,’ Burgundy
  • Crème Caramel – Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut

The price is $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and reservations are required and can be made by calling (201)798-0101.

Amanda’s is located at  908 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030.

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