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April 26, 2012

Hoboken’s Guards Hurling Pub Crawl and Auction Saturday April 28 4pm – Starts at Nag’s Head

Here is a pub crawl to help support a cool sport that some may not know about… Hurling. Combine that with a pub crawl and the first joke that comes to your head is which type of hurling? Funny but this group is a nice addition to Hoboken’s cultural diversity and it is actually a great game that requires a high degree of skill.

Guards on Patrol: Hoboken’s Finest (Athletes) Crawling,

to be Auctioned Sat. April 28

Discover Ireland’s national sport – Hurling – enjoy live Irish music,  great drink specials, free food, make new friends and enter to win one of several Irish hurling jerseys at the 2nd Annual Guards on Patrol Pub Crawl & Hurler Auction.

Ladies and gents of all country origins who enjoy having a good time (craic, in Irish) are encouraged to attend this preseason kickoff fundraiser for the Hoboken Guards Hurling Club.

You’re saying you’ve never seen a hurling match? You’re the person this pub crawl was designed for, as hurling matches will be played on the sponsoring pub flat screens. Rumors are swirling around Hoboken that Mile Square City residents Eli Manning and newly arrived Tim Tebow will be in attendance. A spot may exist somewhere on the Guards roster.

Event Time: Saturday, April 28, 4–10 p.m. (unofficial ending time)
Guard Patrol Pub Crawl Destinations:

Cost to attend the event is a $10 bracelet and allows for discounted drink specials (to be announced shortly) and food at Mulligans. A five piece trad session band is included in the evening featuring a bodhran, accordian, banjo, pipes and guitar at three of the four pubs. Attendees can purchase the bracelet at sponsoring bars on the day.

Click here for photos from last years Guard Patrol, which drew 120 people despite pouring rain and gale force wind: http://www.hobokensocialsandbox.com/photos/1420031/#24047551

Sign-up on the corresponding facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/348595608523294/

“We’ll Start the Bidding at… $20”
The featured event of the day will take place in Shannon Lounge when ladies on the crawl will have the chance to bid on their “favorite” team player as part of a Hurler Auction.

On the auction block will be 13 single (meaning…unattached…we’ve had to explain this to people so just making sure we’re  on the same page) hurlers ranging in age from early 22 to 30 somethings…the same amount of men that we put on the field at once representing the black white and red in a New York Gaelic Athletic Association match.

Hurling is a physically demanding sport, so the lads should be moving from pub to pub in quick form. Each auctioned hurler comes with a gift certificate to a local restaurant such as Zylo Restaurant, Onieals of Hoboken and SoHo, The Madison Bar & Grill, Court Street, Carpe Diem, etc. Bidding will start at $20 per hurler. The winning bidder gets the gift certificate, whether or not she wants to use it on a date with the accompanying auctioned hurler is her call!

ATTENTION LADIES! Have a question you would like asked each auctioned hurler when he’s on the block? Post it on our facebook page, or email it with any other question to: hobokenhurling@gmail.com

The Guards are fresh off their first tournament competition of the year, the annual Rockland 7s Tournament in Orangeburg, N.Y. Hoboken were victorious in all five matches against  Philadelphia (Pa), Washington D.C., Rockland (NY), Allentown (Pa.), knocking off Washington (D.C.) to capture the trophy with a 5-0 record on the day!

The Guards, seeking both male and female new recruits, have begun training for the 2012 NYGAA Junior Hurling Championship season, which runs May through August in Manhattan College. Check hobokenhurling.com for the 2012 season schedule, which will be released shortly.

See you Saturday!

Hoboken Abu!

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January 20, 2012

Photo of the day- Moran’s in Hoboken

Filed under: Bars,Hoboken,morans,Photo Of The Day — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 10:10 AM

Today’s photo of the day is of Moran’s Pub Located at 501 Garden Street Hoboken, NJ 07030.  This pub is a neighborhood bar that serves up pints in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. They even have a cozy back room for parties and special events. For Discussion: What is your favorite local pub in Hoboken? Feel free to share in the comments below….

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December 14, 2011

Hoboken Republicans Happy Hour for Shelter Tonight 6pm at Moran’s

This event sponsored by a political party is anything but political. The Hoboken Republicans are sponsoring a Happy Hour at Moran’s at 501 Garden Street for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter tonight starting at 6pm. This group is looking to put the compassion into the phrase “Compassionate Conservative” in a meaningful way.
Here is their invite….
Just a reminder to join the Republicans of Hoboken for Holiday Happy Hour to benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter on December 14th at Moran’s  501 Garden Street.

Bring a non-perishable food item and Moran’s will give you your first beer.

Where: Morans – 501 Garden Street Hoboken NJ, 07030
When: December 14th 2011
Time: 6 pm to closing

For more information about this event contact Republicans of Hoboken via email RepublicansofHoboken@gmail.com or phone 201-927-8395.

Editor’s Note: This is for purposes of notification of a charitable event for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter and not an endorsement or support of a political party. The Hoboken Homeless Shelter is a important organization and deserves our community support regardless of political affiliation.


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September 27, 2011

Hoboken Bookworms – Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein at Moran’s October 19th 7:30pm

Art of Racing in the Rain Garth SteinThe Hoboken Bookworms meets monthly at bars in Hoboken to discuss a book and  have a few drinks. They are a mix of fun people who enjoy a night of intellect and drinking!

Their next book will be: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

They will be meeting on Wednesday  Oct 19 @ Moran’s in Hoboken. Meetings are scheduled at 7:30 PM.

If interested send them  an email to get more information or be added to their email list at hobokenbookworms@yahoo.com.



Address: 501 Garden St., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-795-2025

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April 1, 2011

Moran’s – Your Neighborhood Bar

Filed under: Bars,Irish,morans,Pub/Saloon,Sports Bars — Tags: , , , , — Drunken Polar Bear @ 2:00 PM

Moran’s at 501 Garden Street “Your Neighborhood Bar”

Friday night. It was a long week of work and after grabbing a little dinner I was all tucked into my couch set to root on some NCAA basketball games. Buzz, Buzz, Beep – the familiar alert of my Blackberry BBM with one of my best friends asking… “Want to go out for a few beers and catch the basketball games.” I was comfortable, nestled up in my favorite hoodie and had a cold beer in my hand, but what kind of bar reviewer would I be if I didn’t jump on this opportunity…so off to Moran’s I went and thus it’s the subject of this week’s review.

As with many of the bars in Hoboken, I have been to Moran’s before because it’s one of the good neighborhood places in Hoboken, just a mere 2 blocks off the main drag. Tucked away on the northeast corner of Church Square Park (5th & Garden) it’s just a stone’s throw from 7-Star Pizza, a regular pit stop on the way home for bar revelers (and yours truly – I am sucker for a good white slice).

Moran’s fits the mold of a typical Irish pub, but is actually far bigger than you would think when looking at it from the outside. In addition to bar seating, there are 4-5 tables that allow you to sit down for a few pints and catch glimpses of the park out the window. Move on down from the bar and you get a standard jukebox and a dartboard and a quasi-hidden backroom.

One of the first things that struck me as I walked into Moran’s was that it sounded like a bar, a real bar. No base thumping, music blasting or sports announcers echoing in decibels so loud you couldn’t hear – just conversations, glasses clinking and music in the background. After grabbing a pint of Guinness I played a few games of darts, besting my friend with a dramatic finish of bull, double bull (pure luck I guarantee you, but here’s some photo proof!)

Following my darts domination, we grabbed a table to catch some of the basketball games. The crowd at Moran’s is generally a little older (mid-20’s and up), but in good spirits. The bar got crowded as the night went on, but it never got out of control. I was always able to move around with relative ease to grab a few beers from the bar.

Moran’s has the regular selection of mixed drinks, but does very well with its draft selection which includes Carlsberg (a personal favorite), Guinness, Sam Adams Noble Pils in addition to the standards. The bartenders are friendly and even employ the nearly extinct practice of the buy-back after a few rounds. Hidden from me even after 10+ visits, was the Moran’s cash register, which although bookended by countless bottles of vodka and whiskey, looks like it hails from the prohibition era. If you do make it Moran’s definitely check it out.

Next time your friends ask “where should we go in Hoboken tonight to watch the game or just grab a few” – try Moran’s. It may not have the mobs of people that frequent bars downtown, but it is definitely a fun alternative.

Finally, I need your help! if you have any suggestions for bars to review next please post them in the comments below. With the 100+ bars in Hoboken there isn’t any shortage, but I’m always looking for good suggestions from my readers.

The Drunken Polar Bear.


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