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 up-and-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 Sea Bright, 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!
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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 and up the Bayshore, Bradley Beach and other locations. Grab a map, round up some
friends and plan your tour!