BY MARTIN RAMONE DELOSSANTOS
Room 84 is aptly named because the address is 84 Washington Street in Hoboken. It is an intimate club; not a very large space. There is enough room to accommodate private areas called V.I.P. sections for a more private setting with friends. These spaces are sectioned off by sheer curtain panels letting you enjoy your party, but still being part of the overall scene with a dance floor.
The dominant color is white with colorful lighting dimmed enough to make you feel intimate. The bar is long so everyone can get to it and order drinks if bottle service isn’t required. If you do order bottle service it is quite an experience because you do feel like a V.I.P. with lots of attentive service from the staff. The bottle service is very affordable compared with other clubs in town. For $250 the Friday package special you get 3 bottles of top shelf liquor, and a carafe of juices and sodas. On Saturday, the 3-bottle special is $300.
The owner Joseph E. Branco revitalized the defunct BAR NONE club into Room 84 in 2009. BAR NONE was fun, too, with arty decor and inexpensive drinks. Most of the patrons came from the hood looking for a good time. Hoboken was becoming more upscale, and so was the club.
Branco created this new concept for Room 84 with new décor, V.I.P. bottle service, and cover charge. With a great staff, and live DJ music playing Top 40s, Room 84 became a classy Club/Lounge. On Wednesday the club becomes the Underground Comedy Nightclub where you can laugh all night for free with no cover charge.
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If You Go
84 Washington St
Open Wed-Sat 8pm ‘til closing