during the 1940′s through the 1970′s Maxwell’s Tavern served Hoboken’s neighborhood as a local gathering place and restaurant. It was especially popular with the workers at the nearby “Maxwell House Coffee Plant”. Serving food and drink for all three shifts. In the 70′s it began its time as a music venue featuring local and up and coming internationally famous musicians. After a brief stint as a “Brewpub” in the 1990′s, it returned to music as one of the tri states prominent rock music venues. Maxwell’s now returns to its roots as a neighborhood tavern serving simple fare in a warm and family friendly atmosphere.
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This isn’t the first time that Maxwell’s has closed — in the late ’90s a failed reboot of the venue as a brew pub led to Abramson and two partners, Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and the Amazing Incredibles’ Dave Post, reclaiming the space and continuing to run it as it had been previously.
Parts of the music video for Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” were filmed at Maxwell’s on May 28, 1985. The music video was directed by Hoboken resident John Sayles.
In April 2013, Maxwell’s came in third in Rolling Stone magazine’s “Venues that Rock” list of the best clubs in America.
iam Steven Vizena, a local visual artist, building a dynamic Visual Art exhibition space at Maxwell’s. The vision is to continue the tradition of Maxwell’s as fertile ground for bringing together Art, Artists and the community, creating an environment that stimulates our senses, conversation and connection with those around us. Development of the rear dining and exhibition space of Maxwell’s continues and will follow the opening of the front area in the near future.
my work will be up for the coming opening and I look forward to engaging with artists and those interested as I guide the growth and development of this opportunity for art and people to mix. Use the “Featured Artists” tab for the current exhibition and for more information about exhibiting and upcoming events.
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