About Our Building

About Our Building

Our Civil War era brick and stucco building was home to Mason’s Bar for the past 60 years. A down and dirty working class bar most famous for it’s “bone” collection, was once featured in Weird New Jersey Magazine. Also an office for a canning factory, the temporary Catholic Church while St. John’s was being built and, rumor has it, a bootleg business run by a one-armed Italian. DeAnna’s grandfather brought horses up Route 29 when it was still a dirt road to sell to Mr. Mason’s father at this site.

When we renovated we decided to maintain a connection to the past by keeping the neon bar sign, the glass block windows, the wainscotting around the bar and the bar itself is the original, scaled down and resurfaced. Even the barstools are original and if they could talk! Our building has had a long and colorful history — we are very happy to have the opportunity to continue that tradition!