In Long Branch, the Pier Village boardwalk heats up at
night with the hot-hot-hot bar and club scenes. Avenue
Nuit is an invitation to celebrate under the stars, a vibrant
oasis fashioned after the festive paradise of St. Tropez.
Strikingly stylish and beach chic, Avenue Nuit features a
rooftop pool, outdoor fireplace, oversized bed seating, VIP
service and stunning panoramic views of the evocative
Atlantic Ocean. With evenings ranging from intimate
to extravagant, Avenue Nuit combines sophisticated
sensuality and raw energy to create the definitive nightlife
There are plenty of places to make the scene in Asbury
Park. The legendary Stone Pony and Wonder Bar, famous
for giving the world the likes of Bruce Springsteen,
Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi, still showcase upand
coming and established rockers, with occasional
visits from local rock royalty. Wonder Bar is also renowned
for its Yappy Hour, when they play host to our furry friends.
With plenty of fenced-in outdoor space, dogs can meet
new friends, get some exercise, or just chill by the water
bowl, while their humans do some socializing of their own.
Visit wonderbarasburypark.com for an up-to-the-minute
Yappy Hour schedule.
There is a thriving live music scene every night of the week
at downtown establishments in Red Bank as well as the
upscale Pearl at the Oyster Point Hotel, showcasing a wide
range of talent. You’ll find live music on the boardwalk
and in downtown Belmar, Highlands and Manasquan. Up
and down the shore and out into the western sections
of the county, you’ll find clubs that cater to the summer
crowds, spots that feature live blues, and restaurants and
supper clubs that offer jazz and piano bars for the more
sophisticated and reserved crowd. Go out and enjoy!
Thanks to a change in New Jersey’s laws that made
opening a brewery easier and more economically feasible,
Monmouth County is exploding with craft and home
breweries. From craft beer breweries to nanobreweries
and distilleries, those looking for hand-crafted beverages
will find some interesting and unique flavors to whet their
whistle in Red Bank, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands,
Belmar, Bradley Beach and other locations. Grab a map,
round up some friends and plan your tour!
Many world-renowned performers have exploded from the small clubs
and nightspots that dot the Jersey Shore in Monmouth County.
Photo by B. Cuthbert