Hoboken bars could sell alcohol as early as 5 a.m. for upcoming World Cup games pending council vote

Bars and restaurants could open as early as 5 a.m. on days when World Cup games are being played – starting after the qualifying rounds.

Matt Trapani

Jul 20, 2023, 10:30 PM

Updated 327 days ago

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The Hoboken City Council has fast-tracked an ordinance that would allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol outside of the typical business hours during the men’s and women’s World Cup games.
Under the ordinance, bars and restaurants may open as early as 5 a.m. on days when World Cup games are being played – starting after the qualifying rounds. The establishments would have to apply to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to extend their hours. There would also be a $100 fee.
Patrons would have to remain indoors between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. The establishments would only be allowed to play the games during that time – no music would be allowed.
Outdoor viewing of the games would not be permitted.
A special council meeting will be held on July 24 to give the ordinance a second reading and a final vote.


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