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Roaring good times at this Hoboken beer hall in a former belt factory

At  the Pilsener Haus in Hoboken, N.J. (clockwise from top): mixed sausage plate; soft pretzel and two sauces; the bar at the biergarten; kielbasa and calamari dish.
At the Pilsener Haus in Hoboken, N.J. (clockwise from top): mixed sausage plate; soft pretzel and two sauces; the bar at the biergarten; kielbasa and calamari dish. Credit: PHotos by Chris Malloy for the boston globe

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Tall candles and the glow they cast on customers and their glass steins are, in the later hours, a charming light source at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in Hoboken, N.J. Waitresses costumed as beer wenches flit between long wooden tables. Drinks flow, voices roar, and chickens roast on spits in the grill area. For a second, the beer hall feels like it could have existed in Medieval Bavaria. But then the band shifts into a furious cover of Guns N’ Roses and you’re jolted back to modern time. Pilsener Haus opened in 2011 on the ground floor of an abandoned factory that once mass-produced belts.

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