Created By: PH Project
The bar was first owned by Bobby Albert but its original location was taken down in 1970 to build Ferren Parking Deck. Later relocated to 124 Church Street where it played a significant role in the 1980’s New Brunswick underground music scene hosting well known bands such as The Smithereens. The bar was shut down in 2012 but reopened later that same year operating under new owner. The Tavern is important to New Brunswick history because it is one of the few homegrown places in a city with a large corporate business presence.
Reading Between the Landscapes
As you continue on the tour look out for other Mom and Pop businesses. What do these locatons contribute to the New Brunswick community and why do you believe is it important that they remain here?
This point of interest is part of the tour: New Brunswick: A Walk through the Past