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April 13, 2012

NJ Devils Viewing Party at Texas Arizona Friday 13th at 7pm

Filed under: Bars,Drink Specials,Hoboken,Sports,Texas Arizona — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 12:00 PM

NJ Devils Viewing Party at Texas Arizona Friday 13th at 7pm

Join Texas Arizona Friday April 13th to watch the New Jersey Devils kick off their Stanley Cup playoff run against the Florida Panthers at 7pm! They’ll have lots of specials and giveaways to enjoy throughout the game.

Texas Arizona is located right off the PATH at 76 River Street in Hoboken. Their Website is www.texasarizona.com.

The recently remodeled bar has plenty of TVs for sports fans and two full bars.

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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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April 3, 2012

Texas Arizona to celebrate Boaks’ 4th Anniversary Wednesday April 4th at 7pm

Filed under: Bars,Beer,Hoboken,Texas Arizona — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 3:40 PM
Come down to Texas Arizona on Wednesday April 4th to celebrate Boaks’ 4th Anniversary!
The Staff at TA’s will be tapping four of their outstanding beers:
  • Wooden Beanie
  • Monster Mash
  • Two Blind Monks
  • Flemish Brown
Festivities begin at 7pm.  Don’t miss out on some great specials and lots of fun! Texas Arizona is located at 76 River Street Hoboken, NJ. Their phone number is (201) 420-0304 and their website is  texasarizona.com‎.


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March 23, 2012

Photo of the Day– Motorcylces Outside Texas Arizona in Hoboken via HDR

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day,Texas Arizona — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 7:45 AM

Motorcycles Outside Texas Arizona Hoboken 3-22-2012 HDR 2 cropped

The photo of the day is this trio of motorcycles outside of Texas Arizona. Vroom vroom! I took this shot for the vibrant colors of two out of the three choppers and the black chopper in the middle adds nice contrast. Thanks to the lady in the stripped shirt for not moving during the multiple shots I took to get this effect. Due to the busy location of Texas Arizona during rush hour I had a to wait a bit to get the shots with as little movement as possible. Still you can see some ghosting in the top left corner with the three legged woman. That is an unintended effect, I don’t believe she works for the carnival. Next shot will be all about the ice cream truck.

Come back every day for a new photo of the day at TheBoken.com. No other website in town is doing this technique for their photo of the day series. It takes a steady hand and concentration to get this to work. No tripod is used in getting these HDR shots.

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March 9, 2012

Dogfish Head Craft Beer Event – at Texas Arizona March 14th at 7pm

Here is a note from Texas Arizona for an upcoming craft beer event….

Dogfish Head Craft Beer Event – at Texas Arizona

Date and Time: March 14th at 7pm
Location: Texas Arizona Hoboken (near the PATH)
Email: beerclub@texasarizona.com

This is shaping up to be one of our best events with one of the biggest craft brewers, Dogfish Head! You’re invited Wednesday March 14th to come try some of the best craft beers in the world from this great brewery. We will have lot’s of nice glassware to give away and we’re working on a grand prize for one lucky beer club member to take home! Here’s the tap list which includes a few beers you may know, but have not had a chance to sample yet:

On Tap:

  • 60 Minute IPA
  • 120 Minute IPA
  • World Wide Stout
  • Faith-full Ale (Pearl Jam)
  • Namaste
  • Noble Rot


  • Baron Baton
  • Midas Touch
  • 90 Minute IPA
  • Faith-full Ale

The festivities start at 7pm and will go as long as we can! Don’t miss out, some of these brews are very limited in supply and you may not see them for a while!


Texas Arizona

Address: 76 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-420-0304
Website: www.texasarizona.com

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December 29, 2011

Texas Arizona New Years Eve – Only a $10 Cover!

Texas Arizona in Hoboken is having a New Years celebration this year with only a $10 cover with drink specials and a live DJ all night. This bar is conveniently located near the PATH Station at 76 River Street and has plenty of TVs for sports fans. Call 201-420-0304 for more information.

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November 17, 2011

Mama Mare Breast Cancer Pub Crawl in Hoboken December 3rd 1:30-8pm

The Mama Mare Breast Cancer Foundation proudly presents it’s 2nd Annual Drink for Pink Pub Crawl. Come out for a great pub crawl to 4 great Hoboken bars all while helping to fight the ongoing battle against Breast Cancer! This Event is on Saturday December 3rd and runs from 1:30pm until 8pm. The starting bar is the Wicked Wolf in Hoboken at 120 Sinatra Drive. 

Mama Mare Pub Crawl Hoboken 12-3-2011

Registration information:

  • Pre-Registration: $15.00 @ www.mamamare.org through Nov 27th (guarantees you a T-Shirt if you Pre-register by 11/27)
  • After November 27th: $20.00 @ www.mamamare.org till Dec 2nd at 10pm
  • Day of Registration: $20.00 at the Wicked Wolf Tavern

Registration includes:

  • Ticket to the pub Crawl
  • Drink Specials at all 4 bars on the pub crawl
  • Free Pizza at the last bar
  • Drink for Pink Pub Crawl T-Shirt (for ALL pre-registrants and for post 11/27 registrants while supplies last so make sure to Pre-Register)

Event Schedule:

  • The Pub Crawl starts at 1:30 pm
  • Registration Check-In/Day-of Registration tables from 1:30 – 3pm at the Wicked Wolf Tavern (120 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken NJ)
  • Once you check-in enjoy $3.00 Coors Product Pints and $3.00 Well Drinks at the Wicked Wolf Tavern!
  • The Pub Crawl continues at the next Hoboken bars:
  • 3pm – 4:30pm: Texas Arizona (76 River Street) with $2.00 Coors Product Pints and $3.00 Well Drinks
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm: Mulligan’s Hoboken (159 1st Street) with $2.00 Coors Light Pints and $3.00 Well Drinks and a Live DJ
  • 6pm – 8:00pm: The Shannon (106 First Street) with $2.00 Coors Product Pints and $3.00 Well Drinks and Live DJ

Sponsors of this event:

  • Peerless Beverage Company (www.peerlessbeverage.com)
  • Fillippo’s On First (267 First Street, Hoboken NJ)
  • In Loving Memory of Kimberly B. Zander & Mary Ellen Pernice (aka Mama Mare)

All proceeds raised will go towards the mission of the Mama Mare Breast Cancer which is to provide support services to breast cancer patients and their families, and raise funds for biomedical research being conducted in search for a cure. Please visit www.mamamare.org for more foundation information.

Mama Mare Breast Cancer Foundation
PO Box 1379
Easton, PA 18040

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