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December 19, 2013

Festivus at Village Pourhouse December 23rd at 8PM in Hoboken – Air Your Grievances!

From the folks at Trivia AD, with Chanukah over and Christmas a bit commercialized there is a holiday for the rest of us: Festivus! ……

Festivus in Hoboken 12-23-2013 Village PourHouse

Do you hate the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas? Are you exhausted from raining blows on other shoppers while reaching for that last doll on the shelf? Do you find tinsel distracting?

If we’re scratching you right where you itch, then gather to celebrate a Festivus for the rest of us with a Seinfeld Trivia & Airing of Grievances at Village Pourhouse Hoboken on Monday, December 23 at 8pm!

https://www.facebook.com/events/248199138670667/

In case you didn’t know, Festivus is really December 23 — YES, we know we just blew your mind.

Reservations can be made at seamus@funbars.com with “Festivus” in the subject line.

So what are you waiting for? Stop crying, and fight your father!”

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May 1, 2013

NHL Playoffs – Handicapping the Eastern Conference – A playoff primer from a Hoboken Resident

Filed under: NHL,Sports,Sports Bars — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 5:20 PM

Here is a NHL Eastern Conference Playoff primer from reader Chuck aka “The Iceman” on this year’s 2013 NHL playoffs. Hoboken locals may root for the following local or nearly local teams such as the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils or NY Rangers at Hoboken’s many sports bars. This year Chuck has the Penguins advancing to the NHL finals. Read below for his breakdown….

NHL Playoffs – Handicapping the Eastern Conference

Late contenders, a definitive Original 6 flavor….and the team that no one wants to face

Easten Conference Preview NHL Playoffs 2013

Strike shortened seasons are particularly difficult for your typical die-hard, face-painting, siren-helmeted, don’t-even-ask-me-to-be-remotely-productive-during-a-Red-Wings-Playoff-Game hockey fan.

They do however make for some interesting playoff races and some even more intriguing plot twists. While some teams have sprinted to the finish line like Michael Grabner with his hair on fire, others have looked as wobbly as a Johnston & Murphy-shoed head coach navigating the journey across the ice to the locker room between periods. Teams that looked good early in the season suddenly resemble the dead catfish that’s ceremoniously tossed on the ice in Nashville after a Predator Goal while teams that looked shaky or downright bad early in the season now resemble the girl responsible for removing the catfish from the ice surface.

As is always the case regardless of the sport in question, coming together and getting hot at exactly the right time is the key to a championship season. So while the highly-seeded and home-ice gifted Bruins, Canadiens and Senators cool off just as the Islanders, Capitals and Rangers head into the Post Season on a roll while perennial Cup Contenders like the Flyers and Devils suffer through a rare non-playoff campaign, the 1st Round promises to be chock full of highly unpredictable and drama-laden hockey.

Let’s break down the field:

Pittsburgh Penguins - Despite Sidney Crosby’s broken jaw as well as a few other key injuries to the likes of James Neil and Paul Martin, the one constant in the Eastern Conference this Season has been the Pittsburgh Penguins. Aided in large part by deadline deals that brought Brandon Morrow and Jerome Iginlia to the Igloo, the Pens have secured home ice for as long as they can survive the rigors of the NHL Playoff grind. Having recently rattled off victories in 22 of their last 25 games, the Pens have redemption on their minds, eagerly seeking payback for last season’s meltdown at the hands of their bitter Keystone State Rival Philadelphia Flyers in Round 1 of the Playoffs.

Leading this charge will be Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who despite posting yet another solid regular season, undoubtedly still has the bitter taste of last year’s debacle in his mouth, a Series in which the heavily favored Pens were eliminated in 6 games by the Flyers, lowlighted by Fleury suffering the rare indignity of the dreaded “double snowman” as the Flyers scored 8 goals in Game 2 AND 3. Look for the Flower to bounce back and with the assistance of his star-studded cast of teammates, this Penguin Team is certainly one of the favorites to emerge from the Eastern Conference as Champions.

Boston Bruins - After a late season trip through the doldrums in which the Bruins posted a 1-5 record against what was largely a field of non-playoff contenders and league doormats, the Boston Bruins seem to be rounding into shape and back to playing Stanley Cup caliber hockey.

Sort of.

Questions remain regarding the Bruins ability to score (2.63 goals/game) and although the Bruins tend to excel in areas that championships teams historically do (2nd overall in the penalty kill at 88.2% and 3rd in goals allowed at 2.21/game) they lack the elite scorer who can make the key play and steal a pivotal game late. Although the deadline deal that brought Jaromir Jagr to the Steel City has given them a boost (9 points in 10 games) and they’ll always have a chance as long as Tuukka Rask continues to play at Vezina Trophy Levels (2.00 G.A.A. and a .928 Save Pct.), savvy playoff veterans and a strong goalie in a playoff field loaded with strong goalies will not be enough for the Bruins to emerge from the East.

Washington Capitals - That star-spangled, red, white and blue blur you just saw was the Washington Capitals barreling towards the finish line of the NHL Regular Season. Winners of 10 of their last 11, the Caps appear poised to make a deep run into the playoffs led as always by the incomparable Alexander Ovechkin. Washington is all about special teams, as their deadly power play unit converts at a rate of just under 26%, good enough to lead the entire NHL. Their penalty kill on the other hand ranks among the League’s worst (28th/77.6%) so when watching a Capitals Game, rest assured that the fun starts the moment the linesmen raises his arm to send one or more skaters off to the sin bin. This of course plays right into the hands of this explosive group, as their brand of hockey bucks the modern day trend of winning with defense and goal tending. Washington instead looks to push the tempo and race up and down the frozen sheet hoping to lure their opponent in the speed and skill game.

Over their last 10 victories the Caps have scored 4 or more goals in 7 of those contests and 5 or more in 5 of them. In a League loaded with 2-1 games, this team is a throwback to a more free-spirited brand of wide open hockey. The relatively unproven and unknown Braden Holtby is grinding his way through a rather mediocre season, as he is playing to the highest GAA (2.61) and the lowest Save Pct (.919) of his admittedly young career. Holtby has the talent and potential to do his share to push the Caps deep into the Playoffs, but with a field that includes the likes of Henrik Lundqvist, Craig Anderson, Marc-Andre Fleury and a rejuvenated Evgeni Nabokov, he will need to play at the very top of his game as the field narrows and this stakes increase. Having said that, Ovechkin’s presence alone makes the Capitals a legit contender.

Montreal Canadiens - Given the state of affairs in Montreal over the last few weeks, it wouldn’t seem entirely unreasonable to add Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” to the musical play list on the heels of both the Canadian and American National Anthem prior to the start of each home game. Losers of 6 of their last 8, Montreal heads into the Playoffs colder than a Zamboni’s spare tire. After a surprisingly fast start, defense has become a major problem in Montreal, and with a lack of support in front of him Carey Price is the owner of the lowest Save Pct. (.904) of his solid NHL Career. The Habs lack a bonafide goal scorer, however they do rank 6th in the League in overall scoring, lighting the lamp an even 3 times per contest. But as their Penalty Kill flounders (25th overall) and their overall lack of defensive consistency continues to rear its head, this team will need a major turnaround to contend with the heavyweights in the Conference. I don’t see it happening.

Toronto Maple Leafs - The Leafs last hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup during the Summer of Love. There really hasn’t been all that much to love over the 45 years that followed for this history-drenched blue blood franchise. Making a return to the Playoffs for the 1st time since 2004 is a good and long-awaited step in the right direction for a rabid albeit exasperated and beleaguered fan base.

The Leafs can find the back of the net, there’s no question about that (5th overall in the NHL in scoring at just over 3 goals/game). Couple that with a lock down penalty killing unit (3rd in the League) and a big young goaltender who appears ready to carry the load that accompanies a lengthy run for the Cup in James Reimer (2.46 G.A.A./Save Pct. of .923) and the Leafs would appear to at least on the surface to be a contender.

But their recent play on the ice tells a different story.

Over a 4 game stretch in which Toronto went 1-3, the Leafs were out-shot, out-hustled and simply out-played. Scoring chances have been somewhat hard to come by as of late and unless the Leafs can re-discover their rhythm they will have major difficulty advancing more than a Round into the Playoffs and even that might prove to be a daunting task. I’m afraid Leaf Nation will be forced to settle for incremental baby-steps and await next year to see if their club can rise to the next level.

New York Islanders - Perhaps the best story of the abbreviated NHL Season, the New York Islanders continue to prove the naysayers wrong as they gain momentum down the stretch despite a tough division, an aging goalie and a salary budget smaller than most New Yorkers allot for Starbucks. Led by budding superstar John Tavares and his 28 goals, the Islanders have shaken off a slow start and a severe case of the February blues to emerge as one of the hottest teams in all of hockey, and they’ve done so at precisely the right time. Despite a pair of tough 1 goal losses to New Jersey and Philadelphia in the waning moments of the season, the Isles have a knack for staying in hockey games even on those nights when they do not bring their A-Game to the rink, and despite their youth and relative inexperience, they manage to step-up and make the pivotal play when their more seasoned opponents wilt in the clutch.

Evegeni Nabokov has enjoyed a career revival along the way, posting a 23-11 Record between the pipes as this young Islander Team grows in confidence and experience every step of the way, galvanized by this veteran net minder who suddenly resembles the dominant lock down force he was when he once guarded the red stripe in San Jose as a member of the Sharks. Will Nabokov’s heavy workload be his undoing as the grind of the NHL Playoffs kicks in? Only time will tell, but rest assured this Islander Team will be a nuisance for whichever high-seed draws them in Round 1. They are in fact the proverbial “team that no one wants to face” this post-season.

Cinderella, your chariot has arrived.

Ottawa Senators – After a season defined by streaks both hot and cold, the Ottawa Senators head into the Playoffs looking to build on last season’s more than respectable post-season showing, one in which they extended the top-seeded New York Rangers to 7 games before bowing out. Their 9-14 Record on the Road however would indicate that they will have trouble escaping the 1st Round, as their seeding situation will force them to pack their bags for Games 1 and 2. Craig Anderson has certainly done the job and then some in net for Ottawa since assuming the starting job 22 games ago posting a 1.67 G.A.A. with a sparkling .941 Save Pct. The Sens enter the Post-Season as the tournament’s most offensively-challenged team, scoring a measly 2.3 goals/game, good (or bad as the case may be) for 29th in the League. The lack of young play makers coupled with the inability to win consistently on foreign ice spells trouble for this Senators Team. A fairly quick exit from the Post Season would appear to be their fate.

New York Rangers - Saddled with the burden of high expectations on the heels of the off season acquisition of Rick Nash, the Broadway Blueshirts have developed a season long knack for doing things the hard way. An inability to score early coupled with the unfortunate eye injury suffered by Marc Staal have left the Rangers relying on Henrik Lundqvist to control their destiny on night in and night out basis. Luckily for them, the King resides on the League’s shortlist of elite goaltenders and has managed to carry them to the Playoffs despite his teammates’ patches of uneven and inconsistent play. Nash has without question lived up to the hype, and along the way the young Derek Stepan has quietly emerged as a star as well, leading the team with 42 points, and his 17 goals are a mere 2 lamp-lighters behind Nash’s team leading 19. The Rangers have reason for optimism heading into the Playoffs for a number of reasons however. Deadline deals that have brought in the likes of Ryane Clow and Derick Brassard have given the Blueshirts grit and secondary scoring respectively, with Brassard tallying 4 goals in his last 5 games for the Rangers. Brad Richards has suddenly begun to tickle the twine after suffering through a disappointing campaign. And with the King minding the cage, you know you’ve got a money goaltender as your last line of defense.

Do the Rangers have a puncher’s chance to win the East? Absolutely. But inconsistency of this nature doesn’t typically go away overnight and usually proves to be fatal. The Rangers will win the Stanley Cup. In 2014. But until John Tortorella gets a full training camp under his belt in order to fully and correctly implement his complex defensive philosophy and All Star defensemen Marc Staal returns to patrol the blueline, the Rangers are merely a flashy, star-studded also-ran. Having said that, you simply cannot count them out.

Prediction: In the end I expect to see the deep and immensely talented Pittsburgh Penguins vanquish the Washington Capitals in 6 games and therefore earn a much-deserved trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Pittsburgh is the only team in the East that has played high quality, end-to-end hockey in every facet of the game over the course of this entire admittedly jumbled season, and their veteran leadership and star power (with or without Sid the Kid) is simply too much for anyone else in the Conference to overcome.

Original link: http://patrick44.hubpages.com/hub/NHL-Playoffs-Handicapping-the-Eastern-Conference

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March 14, 2013

Amateur Ball Players Registration Event at Hoboken’s Village Pourhouse Friday March 15th 6-9pm

Attention weekend warriors with a love of basketball, softball or flag football. If your competitive juices are still flowing here is a event for you tomorrow night at the Village Pourhouse on Friday March 15th from 6-9pm. This will be an in person registration event by the ABL (Amateur Ballplayers League) for the aforementioned spring sports.

ABL Flyer Hoboken - Basketball Softball Flag Footbal Village Pourhouse March 15 2013

The Village Pourhouse is located at 205 1st Street in Hoboken, NJ.
Here are some other ABL links for more info:
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June 12, 2012

US vs Guatemala World Cup Qualifier on Tonight at Mulligan’s at 10pm – Available Otherwise Via PPV

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Tonight the United States National Team plays versus Guatemala as it continues its quest to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The game isn’t available on free TV or cable, rather only via Pay-Per-View (PPV) for $29.99. US Soccer explains why the game is only available on PPV on a FAQ on their site. Hoboken residents are in luck though. The game is being played at Mulligan’s on 1st Street with a small cover charge of $10 to help cover the cost. Watch the game with other fans there tonight starting at 10pm. Go team USA! For international sports Mulligans is the place to see games in Hoboken.

Mulligans Hoboken

Address: 159 1st Street  Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-876-4101
Website: http://www.mulligansonfirst.com/

Additionally, check out their Euro 2012 Schedule for the remainder of this week below…

EURO 2012  Schedule at Mulligans Week of June 11-17:

  • Tuesday, June 12: Greece v Czech Republic 12:00 and Poland v Russia 2:45 ET
  • Wednesday June 13: Denmark v Portugal 12:00 ET and Netherlands v Germany 2:45 ET
  • Thursday, June 14: Italy v Croatia 12:00 ET and Spain v Ireland 2:45 ET
  • Friday June 15:  Sweden v England 12:00 ET and Ukraine v France 2:45 ET
  • Saturday June 16:  Czech Republic v Poland 2:45 ET and  Greece v Russia 2:45 ET
  • Sunday June 17:  Denmark v Germany 2:45 ET and Portugal v Netherlands 2:45 ET
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May 25, 2012

UFC 146 at Wicked Wolf Hoboken Saturday May 26th 7pm – No Cover!

The Wicked Wolf in Hoboken will be showing UFC 146 on Saturday May 26th. The fights starts at 7pm and there will be no cover to get in. The Wicked Wolf is located at 120 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030. Call 201-659-7500 for more information.

Fight Card: Alistair Overeem will be the underdog entering a mixed martial arts fight for the first time in a long time, when he faces UFC Heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 26th.

Link to Wicked Wolf Hoboken: http://www.wickedwolfhoboken.com

Link to UFC 146 Website: http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC146

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March 21, 2012

The Philadelphia Phillies Club of Hoboken 2012 Schedule

Spring in the air! The Philadelphia Phillies Club of Hoboken meets at Friday nights at Mulligan’s to watch the Phillies play. Their  first meeting is Friday April 13 – vs. NY Mets, 7:05 PM. Mulligan’s is a sports oriented bar located at 159 First Street in Hoboken. Beer Specials are offered throughout the entire game.

Phildelphia Phillies Club of Hoboken 2012

Full (Friday) Schedule:

  • April 13 – vs. NY Mets, 7:05 PM
  • April 20 – at San Diego, 10:05 PM
  • April 27 – vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:05 PM
  • May 4 – at Washington, 7:05 PM
  • May 11 – vs. San Diego, 7:05 PM
  • May 18 – vs. Boston, 7:05 PM
  • May 25 – at St. Louis, 8:15 PM
  • June 1 – vs. Miami, 7:05 PM
  • June 8 – at Baltimore, 7:05 PM
  • June 15 – at Toronto, 7:07 PM
  • June 22 – vs. Tampa Bay, 7:05 PM
  • June 29 – at Miami, 7:10 PM
  • July 6 – vs. Atlanta, 7:05 PM
  • July 13 – at Colorado, 8:40 PM
  • July 20 – vs. San Francisco, 7:05 PM
  • July 27 – at Atlanta, 7:35 PM
  • Aug 3 – vs. Arizona, 7:05 PM
  • Aug 10 – vs. St. Louis, 7:05 PM
  • Aug 17 – at Milwaukee, 8:10 PM
  • Aug 24 – vs. Washington, 7:05 PM
  • Aug 31 – at Atlanta, 7:35 PM
  • Sept 7 – vs. Colorado, 7:05 PM
  • Sept 14 – at Houston, 8:05 PM
  • Sept 21 – vs. Atlanta, 7:05 PM
  • Sept 28 – at Miami, 7:10 PM

Facebook Group Link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/hobokenphillies/

Mulligans-Hoboken

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October 13, 2011

Official Red Bulls Viewing Party at Mulligan’s Hoboken on October 15th 4pm

Luke Of Red Bulls Celebrates Goal

The New York Red Bulls, MLS Soccer Team, will host an official viewing party for their away match this weekend at Mulligan’s at 159 1st Street. The team plays Sporting KC on Saturday at 4pm on MSG. The event will include drink specials and a number of prizes. The Red Bulls are fighting for a playoff spot with two remaining games in the season before the MLS playoffs start at the end of the month.

More details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186886051386366

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October 10, 2011

Mulligan’s Hosting Q and A with Claudio Reyna on Monday Oct 10 at 8:30pm!

Filed under: Bars,Hoboken,Red Bulls,Sports,Sports Bars — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 12:10 PM

Mulligan's Hoboken

Mulligan’s Hosting Q and A with Claudio Reyna on Monday Oct 10 at 8:30pm!

Claudio Reyna is the US Soccer Youth Technical Director and Former U.S. Men’s National Team Captain. The US Team is in Hoboken today, and scheduled to play Ecuador on Tuesday Oct 11 at 7pm @ the Red Bull Arena in Harrison. Claudio will be at Mulligan’s tonight (10/10/2011) at 8:30pm to meet local fans, and answer questions from them. It’s a great opportunity for local soccer fans to meet him!

Mulligans Hoboken

Address: 159 1st St. (between Bloomfield & Garden) Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Phone: 201-876-4101

Wikipedia Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Reyna

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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/
Hours:

  • 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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September 30, 2011

DPB’s 7 Simple Steps to Selecting Your Football Bar

Filed under: Bars,Columnist,Hoboken,NFL,Sports Bars,Sports Bars — Tags: , , , , , — Drunken Polar Bear @ 10:00 AM

Greetings from London, Hobokenites! No bar review this week as I am on the road for work in Foggy Old London-town. Walking to work each day I see a myriad of betting shops, football (soccer) club jerseys and pubs packed with drinkers. It reminds me why I still think American football is so much better and has me excited I booked my flight home in time for the Jets vs. Ravens game this Sunday night. With the football season hitting week 4 and the plethora of bars in Hoboken, picking 1 bar for the games each Sunday may be overwhelming. Don’t worry – your friendly Arctic Drinker is here to help. Here are my 7 key considerations to picking a football bar each year.

Bears Fans enjoy a game at Rogos in Hoboken

1- Location, Location, Location:

You don’t want to have to walk too far to get to your normal bar so look in your neighborhood. However, you can’t be completely lazy so make sure to look more than a few blocks away. Pick a bar that is a nice walk and has other bars within a block or two as backup options for those super busy weeks.

2- Game Selection – I Want It All:

Any bar with a TV is going to play the Jets, Giants, standard 1pm/4pm games and Sunday and Monday night football. While that schedule can include anywhere from 4-6 games that may not be enough for the true die-hard football fans. If you’re an out-of-town fan or want to catch all the games for your fantasy football team pick one of the bigger sports bars (Black Bear, Village Pourhouse, 1Republik, Shannon, etc.) that have tons of TVs and play all the games.

Football at Black Bear Bar and Grill Hoboken

3- The Setup Has to Be Just Right:

If you’re a diehard fan of your chosen team beware of the bars that play the game but not the sound. Oftentimes bars mute the sound and play music – very frustrating for the true fan. Find a bar that has some comfortable and accessible seating. It’s a long day of football (3-11 hours) and standing the whole time would be a lot for marathoners. You probably won’t find lush recliners, but a simple high table and chairs will do.

4- Good Specials – All Day Drinking Can Ding Your Wallet:

Most who go out for the 1pm game usually end up staying at least into the 4pm games and sometimes even longer. The hours tend to add up and so will your tab if you don’t find a bar with a good special. Many bars have good Sunday specials that offer include buckets, towers, draft discounts and good specials on food.

5- The Crowd – Small, Larger, Out-of-Towners:

Find a bar with a crowd that suits your need. You prefer a quieter and smaller crowd then go for one of the smaller bars. Want to be around tons of people – pick one of the big sports bars. Each bar has a different crowd so make sure to do a test run and check it out. This is especially important as some bars are loyal to out-of-town teams (Mulligans = Eagles, Shannon = Buffalo, etc.).

Rogos Sports Bar - Football Sunday in Hoboken

6- Eats – Fried, Fast and Filling:

Let’s face it – you’re not eating health food on Sunday watching football. Select a bar with good football food – heroes, wings, fried food, burgers, fries. Some bars may not have a kitchen and let you order delivery. A hassle to some – a gold mine to others.

7- Bartenders – Cold Beer & Fast Service:

The final and most simple concept. Pick a bar with a good bartender. They don’t have to make fancy drinks, just serve good, cold beer fast to everyone. Bonus points for bartenders that put the game you want to see on the TV closest to you. If you do frequent one bar try and make friends with said bartender. It will lead to beer buybacks, faster service and maybe a reserved table or two.

Back stateside next week – any bars you all want me to review?

- The Drunken Polar Bear

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