Tuesday, April 1, 2008

back to school kegger at monroe center

RealHoboken.com has the scoop on the new 'Liberty Too' sports bar (name not 100% confirmed) coming soon to Monroe Center for the Arts. This new second location of the very popular Liberty Bar on 14th Street will open this September, in the old Shades of Hoboken space. To read the full story, click here!

Ever since Shades closed, we in the NW Hoboken area have been hurting for a good place to unwind. HH was sad when Shades closed, but to be honest it didn't seem like it was going to succeed from the beginning. When I went there the first time there was a fire alarm malfunction and we sat there trying to drink martinis while a ferociously loud fire alarm and strobe lights went off uncontrollably for at least 15 minutes. By the time our entrees were served and the fire department showed up, our ears were bleeding and I couldn't feel my face. At the time I thought to myself, "this can't be a good sign," and my hunch was right. I also never understood why a restaurant called 'SHADES' couldn't take the extra effort and straighten out the blinds hanging in their windows - they were a complete mess going every which way and it drove me crazy. The success of life lies in the details.

Have been saying all along that a more approachable type of comfort food restaurant/bar would be a huge success at Monroe Center - a place that offered decent food and drinks at the friendlier price point. Looks like Liberty Bar owner Dawn Kaplan has made the right move. Cheers and bottoms up! Fall can't come soon enough. Here's to hoping she adds Stella Artois to the draft beer selection!

the arts + sports x alcohol = strange fit / also kind of hot

And about that bar name, 'Liberty West' has a much better ring to it than 'Liberty Too'. You are not The Limited trying to go after children, you are a bar. A bar for men! Manly men! And the women and mo's who love 'em.


Jason said...

This is awesome! We're moving from Hudson Street over to the NW section of Hoboken and feel like it is in desperate need of a good sports bar. Love the blog, keep the posts coming!

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