JSQ Lounge in Jersey City Officially Reopened

As of Friday, July 2nd, JSQ Lounge located at 50 Journal Square Plaza has been officially reopened to the public after a year-long temporary closure due to the pandemic. The lounge is back and debuting a new aesthetic. Read on to learn what we know about the reopening of JSQ Lounge in Jersey City.

JSQ Lounge

(Photo credit: @jsqlounge)

In March 2019, the bar owner Joseph Barone sold ‘Journal Square Pub’ (now known as JSQ Lounge)  after operating the locale for 28 years, Jersey Digs reported. It was then taken over by Tory Aunspach of Hooked JC who had a vision to rebrand as “The Waldorf of dive bars,” he explained in a statement.

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Now, locals can stop into JSQ Lounge for a craft cocktail or cold beer in the newly designed interior or spacious outdoor setting. The new look includes fresh coats of paint including several indoor and outdoor murals – the outdoor piece being completed by local and well-known artist Mustart.

JSQ Lounge

(Photo credit: @jsqlounge)

The vibe is definitely perfect for a chill night out with friends. There’s a farmhouse/beachy aesthetic with touches of vintage accents like the gold bedazzled ceiling lights. There are two floors, making it great for large groups.

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The establishment previously served food before closing due to COVID, but will not be doing so going forward. Fret not, the bar’s cocktail game is on point and its back to regularly hosting theme nights and live music performances.

To stay in the know about JSQ Lounge, follow the bar on Instagram at @jsqlounge.

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Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.