Look… we’ve done our due diligence—and this isn’t the first time we’re saying it—Nag’s Head served the best pint of Guinness in town.
Now that title is up for grabs once again as the First Street pub has announced its sale, closing the door on a local favorite that has been serving Hoboken since 1998.
“Thank you to the lovely Nag’s Head community including all those patrons that have come and gone over the years! It has been an honor to serve you over the last twenty two years,” reads a post on social media. “We also want to extend our gratitude to our incredible staff.”
Owner Barney Finnegan and his wife are Ruth leaving the hospitality business behind on their own terms.
“We have sold the bar and we are starting a new phase in our lives-retirement! We have had many good memories with you all and we will miss your friendly faces. Best of luck to you as you continue to move through this uncertain time. We wish the new owners the best of luck and hope you’ll stop in to visit them! Slainte 🍻“
The bar at 359 First Street was a favorite for Hobokenites in the know. Hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, the bar reopened a month to the day after the Superstorm swept into town—serving as a stout example of the resilience and spirit shown by Hoboken during those challenging days.
Nag’s Head will be missed. What we wouldn’t give for one more pint…