Nightlife in Bergen County is NOT what it used to be. The police cracked down on DWIs to the point where the best places went out of business. I may defer to other virtual tourists on this one, sad to say.
Hackensack is the hometown of internationally renowned rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.). It's also been said that Turner's current bandmate in the Voices of Classic Rock, guitarist extraordinaire Leslie West of Mountain, attended Hackensack High School (it's not that easy to verify because West's biographies typically state he was born and raised in Forest Hills, Queens, NYC and that he dropped out of school in the 10th grade). Over the years, celebrity rock musicians have been spotted around Hackensack at such places as liquor stores and the old Packard's supermarket, possibly paying Joe a visit!