• All About 512 Quantum Sound Bar + Restaurant in Jersey City

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    What was once a music studio in Jersey City has now been flipped and turned into 512 Quantum Sound Bar + Restaurant, an eatery with deep musical roots, a rooftop, and three levels altogether.

    The main goal in restoring the old recording studio, co-owner William Martinez told Jersey Digs, was to preserve the unique musical history of the building. Located at 512 Paterson Plank Road, it may be a restaurant-slash-bar now, but anyone who dines or drinks on one of 512 Quantum’s three levels will notice just how prominent the theme of music is throughout. In fact, murals of artists who once recorded there are featured all over 512 Quantum’s walls. Keep reading to learn all about 512 Quantum Sound Bar + Restaurant in Jersey City.

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    What To Expect Inside

    On the walls throughout the space you’ll find images of Madonna, Taking Back Sunday, Jimi Hendrix, Rage Against the Machine, and more. But near the bar, you’ll find something perhaps even more appealing: a range of cocktails, an array of TVs, and a good ol’ happy hour.

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    ^ Drink creation by resident mixologist Hugo

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    Plus, 512 Quantum doesn’t just employ bartenders — they have mixologists ready, willing, and able to make whichever drink quenches your thirst.

    Drinks aren’t the only items on the menu that people are buzzing about. While it appears that 512 Quantum does not yet have a website or available digital menu, they do have a Facebook and Instagram and a copy of their menu found its way onto Yelp.

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    Shellfish options include oysters, Little Neck clams, jumbo shrimp and lobster cocktail. Notable dinner entrées include roasted salmon, grilled branzino, steak frites, churrasco, half chicken, lemon fettucini, and pesto pasta. Of course, there is also your more typical bar fare: sliders, burgers, steak sandwiches. There are also sweet plantains, wings, fried calamari, polenta, and so much more also available at the bar.

    And if you’re a sports fan looking for a comfortable place in Jersey City to watch the game, 512 Quantum certainly has no shortage of flat screens. So bring it on, football szn!

    The History of 512 Quantum

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    ^ 512 Quantum Sound in 2014 when it was still used as a recording studio.

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    But perhaps the most interesting part of 512 Quantum is its history. Long before 512 Quantum was even a recording studio, it was a factory. A factory for chandeliers, no less. The warehouse space was used for a chandelier factory until 1981. Producer Reggie Lucas — sound familiar? He produced Madonna’s first album — bought the space that year and turned it into a famed recording studio called Quantum Sound Studios.

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    Almost twenty years later, Reggie Lucas sold the studio to Tim Giles, who founded Big Blue Meenie Recording Studios. Then in 2014, Diamond Tech bought the 9,000-square-foot space and converted it into what it is today: a bar/restaurant with quite the musical foundation.

    512 Quantum Sound is officially open, so be sure to stop by and discover all that is has to offer for yourself.

    Have you visited 512 Quantum  Sound Bar + Restaurant yet? Let us know in the comments below!


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    Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer who specializes in sustainability and health and wellness content. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton.