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June 19, 2012

Sex and the City Trivia Night at Liberty Bar with Hoboken Social Sandbox June 20, 2012 at 7:30pm

Trivia AD and the Hoboken Social Sandbox Meetup Group are teaming up to give the ladies a girls night out tomorrow night at Liberty Bar in Hoboken. Read below for the skinny….

Sex and the City Trivia Night at Liberty Bar

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:30 PM
Venue:  Liberty Bar & Restaurant
Address: 61 14th Street, Hoboken, NJ

“No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal,

you will never get through it without your friends!”

 -Carrie Bradshaw

Join the Hoboken Social Sandbox for a girls night out with Trivia AD’s “Sex and the City Trivia Night” at Liberty Bar! The drink specials are $5 Cosmos and Appletinis.

Note: You must call ahead and reserve a table $10 per table. Call Liberty Bar for the reservation at 201-222-6322 or email libertybargrillhoboken@yahoo.com

Link to Event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/333512540053209/

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April 24, 2012

Friends Trivia at Liberty Bar and Grill May 2nd at 8PM with Trivia AD

Friends Trivia at Liberty Bar and Grill

May 2nd at 8PM with Trivia AD

Quote: “Grab a spoon.” Do you know how long it has been since I grabbed a spoon? Do the words “Billy, don’t be a hero” mean anything to you?” — Ross

Friends Trivia is at at Liberty Bar & Grill on Wednesday, May 2 at 8pm. Five challenging rounds with questions on Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Rachel, Joey and Ross. This event is hosted by the trivia masters at Trivia AD.

Reservations highly encouraged by calling 201.222.6322 or emailing libertybargrillhoboken@yahoo.com.

Note: This event was supposed to be Thursday April 26th , but due to the Rangers game was switched to next Wednesday May2nd.

Link to Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/369375196428931/

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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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November 17, 2011

Customer Appreciation Holiday Party at Liberty Lounge and Grill Hoboken December 15th 7-10pm

Liberty Lounge and Grill Hoboken NJ

Liberty Lounge & Grill Hoboken NJ located at  61 14th Street (between Washington & Hudson) is having their Customer Appreciation Holiday Party December 15th 7-10pm. This event features the Santa’s Elves with Professional Dancer Stephanie Oxley ! Hors d’oeuvres and Drink Specials are included as well.  RSVP on Facebook and save the date: Thursday, December  15th!

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/222610191141734/

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October 3, 2011

Liberty Lounge and Grill: An Uptown Lounge-Sports Bar Option for Football Fans

Liberty Lounge and Grill Hoboken Exterior

Liberty Lounge and Grill Hoboken New Menu Cover LogoLiberty Bar and Grill is another sports bar located in uptown Hoboken that features enough TVs to check out all the NFL games on Sunday. They have recently changed their menus to reflect that they are Liberty Lounge and Grill although the outside is still adorned with Liberty Bar and Grill. Just yesterday TheBoken stopped by to check out the scene there and the inside of the bar was packed with football fans enjoying beers, drinks and bar food while watching their favorite NFL teams compete. As part of the promotion for Liberty Lounge and Grill’s makeover they were shooting a commercial video for the re-invention of this establishment. The crowd was asked to cheer as if someone scored a key touchdown in a key game. Two takes were done to capture this simulated cheering. TheBoken was able to get a clip of the second take.

Despite it being crowded, the bar service was prompt. TheBoken will have to come back at some point to try their revamped menu. Next time, I will have to get there a bit earlier to get a seat.


Liberty Lounge and Grill Hoboken TV Setup

Liberty Lounge and Grill Hoboken Bar Closeup

Here is a brief clip of patrons cheering for a Liberty Lounge and Grill commercial:

Liberty Lounge and Grill

Address: 61 14th Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 222-6322
Website: http://libertybar.com/

  • Mon-Thu,Sun 11am-2am
  • Fri-Sat 11am-3am

Liberty Bar Specials October 2011 HobokenSpecials:

  • Monday: $5 martinis, 30 cent wings, $5 selected appetizers all night.
  • Tuesday: Trivia and Fishbowls: Choose from 4 Fishbowl Flavors, 10$ Pitchers of Yuengling, Pabst and Miller.
  • Wednesday: Karaoke and Mug Night: Bring in your own mug up to 24 oz. and they will fill up. $10 Sangria and Margarita pitchers.
  • Thursday: All night happy hour: $3 Yuengling, Pabst and Miller, $4 Blue Moon, Long Trail, Flying Fish and more.
  • Friday and Saturday: DJ
  • Sunday: Direct TV NFL games. Pitcher, draft and wing specials during all football games.

Note: Always check their website for possible changes.

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August 17, 2011

Sing for a Cause at Liberty Bar August 17

Event: Sing for a Cause at Liberty Bar & Grill with the Hoboken Social Sandbox

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 17 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Liberty Bar & Grill
61 14th Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Proceeds go to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer HSS/Pink Ladies of Hoboken team.

Drink/Food Specials Include:

  •  $10 pitchers of Sangria
  •  $10 pitchers of Margaritas
  •  Happy Hour Appetizers $5 till 9 p.m.

Karoke will be $3.00 per song and all proceeds going to American Cancer Society.

So join them for a fun night of songs and laughs and making new friends!

Make sure to join the Hoboken social sandbox at http://www.meetup.com/Hoboken-cafe  or on Facebook

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May 20, 2011

The Weekend Ahead – Hoboken Bar Scene by DPB

    DPB’s The Weekend Ahead

Hobokenites/Fellow bar-goers – welcome to the first installment of the Weekend Ahead, a quick, but detailed look at what’s happening in Hoboken bars for the upcoming weekend. Sure many of the other Hoboken blogs put up ads or list specials, but your very own Drunken Polar Bear spends the time talking to bar owners, reviewing specials, Hoboken events and even analyzing super scientific meteorology patterns to ensure you have the best bar options for the weekend. So off we go…

    Weather Outlook

Much like this entire week we’re going to continue to play the cat and mouse game with those pesky thunderstorms and showers. Scattered thunderstorms tonight, a few PM showers on Saturday and then showers on Sunday so Saturday may be your best bet if you’re looking to sneak in some a little time outside.

    Subway Series This Weekend

With the title for NY baseball superiority on the line this weekend (Go Mets!) you may want to head to one of Hoboken’s sports bars for the games (Friday @ 7, Saturday @ 7, Sunday @ 1).

Black Bear
Friday – Coors Light ($3) and Jim Beam ($4) specials
Saturday – Miller Light Pitchers ($9.99) and Jim Beam ($5) specials

Saturday – Bud Light/Coors Light ($10) & Yeungling Pitchers ($11)

Also check out: Wicked Wolf, Hoboken Bar & Grill, Liberty’s, Hudson Tavern with TheBoken’s very own guest DJ with an ipod “DJ Kurt”.

    Maibock Beer Festival Extended 1 More Week at Jersey City Beer Garden

Maibock beer is a German beer most often associated with spring and the month of May. It is a pale version of a traditional bock; it is less malty and may be drier, hoppier and more bitter, but still with a relatively low hop flavor creating a mildly spicy (sometimes peppery) taste. It will be featured as well as some live music (Alpine Squeeze) at the Jersey City Beer Garden this weekend.

    Sangria Sundays

For all those recovering from the weekend or just looking to relax on a Sunday afternoon check out Mike Squared’s Sangria Sundays. $10 pitchers of Sangria all Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend and stay dry!
The Drunken Polar Bear

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January 24, 2011

Live Uptown? Looking For Some Good Food & Drink Specials?

Filed under: Liberty Bar — Tags: — TheBoken @ 3:00 PM

Liberty Bar and Grill Hoboken

Do you live in uptown Hoboken? Looking for some good food and drink specials? Check out what Liberty Bar and Grill has going on for the week.

4pm to 8pm Mon ~ Fri

$1.50 Domestic Mugs
$3 Domestic Pints
$4 Imports Pints
$3.50 ~ Cosmos Appletini & Watermelontinis
$3.00 ~ All House Drinks
$4 House Wines
1/2 OFF Selected Appetizers



T – Shirt Giveaways!
$1.50 Domestic Drafts
$5 Appetizers All Night
30 Cent Wings
$10 Pitchers

$9.99 Domestic Pitchers
30 Cent Wings

$5 Taco Appetizer Platter!
$10 Margarita Pitchers

$5 Potato Skins
$3 Domestic Pints
$4 Import Pints
$3.50 ~ Cosmos Appletini & Watermelontinis
$3.00 ~ All House Drinks
$4 House Wines

$1.50 Sliders (minimum order 2)
$3 Coors Light Pints
$5 House Wines

$2.50 Domestic Mugs
$15 Jumbo Wings & Domestic Pitcher
Alumni Welcome for All College Games

$2.50 Domestic Mugs
$15 Jumbo Wings & Domestic Pitcher

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January 23, 2011

J-E-T-S JETS, JETS, JETS in Hoboken


Huge game tonight at 6:30 for the New York Jets against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Every bar in Hoboken will have this game on so you have plenty of place to choose from.  Where are you heading for the game?  Needs some ideas?  Check out The Boken’s top 10 places to watch a game below:

Black Bear
Hudson Tavern
Clinton Social
Wicked Wolf
Liberty Bar
Mikie Squared
Four L’s
Green Rock

Want to add you own top 10?  Write a comment below and we will add it to the story!

@The Boken

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November 10, 2010

NY GIANTS Love Liberty Bar in Hoboken

Filed under: Hoboken Celebrity,Liberty Bar,new york giants — Tags: , — TheBoken @ 7:00 AM

With in the past week there has been five New York Giants players hanging out at The Liberty Bar and Grill on 14th Street in Hoboken.  Early last week Phillip Dillard Linebacker #49 and a friend enjoy a couple drinks and dinner at Liberty Bar.

Giants Players at Liberty Bar


This passed week a couple of Giants second and third string team members were enjoying Liberty Bar.  Jim Cordle, Jake Ballard and Rhett Bomar are in the photos below with some friends.

Giants Players

Have you seen any Giants with Celebs around Hoboken?  Take a picture and send them over to theboken@gmail.com and we will be sure to publish it.

@ The Boken

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