1. Bar Anticipation
This sprawling, indoor-outdoor hangout builds on its bar scene with VIP cabanas & sand volleyball.
732-681-7422 • www.Bar-a.com
2. Bond Street Bar:
Asbury Park – 208 Bond St.
Down-to-earth watering hole providing classic cocktails & bar bites such as burgers & corn dogs.
Asbury Park – 800 Ocean Ave Sleek, sprawling bar & lounge with a fireplace & waterfront deck, serving cocktails & tapas.
732-455-3447 • www.watermarkap.com
4. Hudson House:
Beach Haven – 19 E. 13th St. Friendly service. Arcade games, darts, pool, shuffle board. Great music. Friendly fellow bar-goers. Not too crowded in the off-season, but still a great time!
5. Elbow Room:
Bradley Beach – 416 Main St. Whether it’s a draught beer, a creative cocktail, or a reasonably priced glass of wine… the Elbow Room’s got what you need.
732-898-6860 • www.elbowroomnj.com
6. The Chubby Pickle:
Highlands – 23 Bay Ave. Local sports bar featuring comfort eats in a relaxed setting with open-mic & live music nights.
732-872-7000 • www.thechubbypicklenj.com
7. McDonagh’s Pub:
Keyport – 2 West Front St. Irish pub set in a redone circa-1900s building serving a roster of burgers & beers, plus live music.
732-264-0999 • www.mcdonaghs.com
8. The Wine Loft:
Long Branch – 32 Laird St. Upscale spot for wine by the glass or bottle served alongside eclectic tapas in a refined setting.
732-222-7770 • www.thewineloftnjpier.com
Manasquan – 142 Main St. New American fine dining in a casual dining room with a large aquarium & murals of beach scenes.
732-292-1300 • www.Remingtonsnj.com
10. Martell’s Tiki Bar:
Point Pleasant Beach – 308 Boardwalk Funky beachfront dance club with tropical drinks, raised deck, views of the ocean & live band stage.
732-892-0131 • www.Tikibar.com