This week’s Bokenology takes us to Four L’s, 208 Washington St. This Hoboken staple on Washington Street is a casual bar and restaurant that has a little something for everyone. It caters to the sports and trivia fans, people looking for a good meal, or looking to unwind after work. Their specialty is Italian food and guests can enjoy pasta dishes as well as one of their fantastic pizzas – so good, you won’t want to share! The bar also has great happy hour specials all week that both men and women will like including: a sangria special on Wednesdays ($5 for a glass, $20 for a pitcher) and beat the clock Miller Lite special on Thursdays (a mug of beer starts at .50 cents), and $3 Vodka drinks on Fridays. David, one of the bartenders, will happily serve you the specials or anything else you might want.
DS: How long have you worked at Four L’s?
David: Four months. But I previously worked at the Clam Broth House.
DS: How long have you been bartending?
David: Four years.
DS: What is the best part of your job?
David: I just love meeting people every day. It’s fun meeting different people and getting to interact.
DS: What is the most life affirming thing you’ve ever witnessed?
David: Seeing people interact on a first date and seeing it go well by the end of the night.
DS: What is the strangest thing you’ve ever witnessed?
David: One of our regulars played Michael Jackson songs on the jukebox and danced for three hours straight.
DS: What day of the week was this?
David: It was a Sunday night.
DS: Was he any good?
David: Yeah he was – I’ll give him that. He got other people to join him.
DS: What is the single biggest tip you ever received?
David: I once got $20 from a guy who came in and was just drinking water. He had just gotten home from work and wanted to relax a bit. It was really cool of him.
DS: Best night here so far?
David: Thursday nights. It is our beat the clock night. Beer starts at .50 cents and goes up from there.
DS: What have you learned working behind the bar?
David: It has taught me to give respect to people. When people come in I treat them all the same.
DS: What is the best drink you make?
David: I make a pretty good Sangria.
DS: What do you drink on a night off?
David: I drink Jack on the rocks.
DS: How do you prepare for work?
David: I really don’t eat before work. Then I get here early to have dinner.
DS: What is the strangest drink you’ve been asked to make?
David: A Bloody Mary with tequila in it. I really don’t like Bloody Marys period, but with tequila it’s even worse!
DS: What advice would you give a 21 year-old going out in Hoboken?
David: Don’t drive here! Don’t drink and drive, you will get caught! Take public transportation everywhere.
Photos courtesy of Krista Kelly.