I know the guy running the bar, and he asks me to call whenever the noise bothers me. But when he doesn't answer, what recourse do I have?
Bukt found the Jersey City municipal code online. Chapter 222 Article 1 says:
A. No person shall make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others.B. No person on property owned by him or her or under lease or other arrangements shall allow or give permission to any person on the property to utter or make loud, unnecessary or unusual noises or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others.
That looks promising. While I'm usually anti-law, this one makes me happy. In a libertopia, I'm not sure what course of action I'd have to take.
So we'll see how the cops handle it. Sadly, even if the cops do get the bar to shut up, I'll still be short my sleep.