I'm looking for two kinds of bars in Hoboken.
1) a bar in Hoboken that is offbeat and divey. A place that is full with locals and a bartender that perhaps has lived in Hoboken forever.
2) The bar that is best in Hoboken for drinks, socializing, music, and fun.
Louise & Jerry's, end of discussion. The best real bar in town, real people and most of the bartenders have lived here quite some time.
And depending on what type of music you are looking for, I think they have the best jukebox in town and when they have a dj, it's not dance crap, it's real music.