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The Court Tavern Closes Its Doors

Posted by: Dre Okorley (01/18/12)
New Brunswick venue The Court Tavern has closed its doors indefinitely, after 50 years of operation and hosting local acts such as The Gaslight Anthem, God Forbid, and many more.

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10:45 PM on 01/18/12
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damn, thats sad/odd to hear.

I always thought it was weird that New brunswick never flourished with a "medium level" music scene. the place is rocking with basement shows, and TONS of music history, but I think it could work as a place with a solid NJ Meidum level venue.

my friends played here, small place with a lot of NJ history.
11:35 PM on 01/18/12
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Never been there before but it's always sad to see a local venue close down.

30 years is definitely something to be proud of.
05:15 AM on 01/19/12
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Never been there before but it's always sad to see a local venue close down.

30 years is definitely something to be proud of.
50, but def.
06:14 AM on 01/19/12
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is it bad id be interested in trying to get loans to buy it (without the liquor license) nd re-open it.
06:33 AM on 01/19/12
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is it bad id be interested in trying to get loans to buy it (without the liquor license) nd re-open it.
Good luck! I'll back you 100%. I've only been there a few times but for a place that was the home court for Gaslight and was played numerous times by Jon Bon Jovi..I'm totally down for the Court to re-open!
07:10 AM on 01/19/12
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Always had fun playing there. The people who ran the shows were just about always assholes & ass clowns (well, really just the sound guy's were douches). However, we always had a good time in the end.

RIP...or best of wishes to whoever attempts to save it.
07:55 AM on 01/19/12
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30 in the exact same location though. They had 20 at another nearby new Brunswick location
08:16 AM on 01/19/12
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I got to play there a few times. Very sad to see it go!

ps. Nirvana played there once!
08:27 AM on 01/19/12
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08:59 AM on 01/19/12
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Weird. I was on YouTube watching the Humble Beginnings reunion set at The Court Tavern (best night of my life? maybe) when I saw this news item.
10:10 AM on 01/19/12
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its always sad when shit like this happens. Hopefulyl someone can get it open again.
10:15 AM on 01/19/12
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That's a bummer.
11:54 AM on 01/19/12
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Hah, I played here once. And I saw Driver F too. Sucks.
01:51 PM on 01/19/12
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30 in the exact same location though. They had 20 at another nearby new Brunswick location
Right, but 50 total of existence. Even you yourself submitted that number, haha.
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