A rainy day at the Jersey Shore calls for some indoor fun, and Asbury Lanes is the perfect destination! This entertainment venue has been a New Jersey staple for over 50 years. When it shut down in October of 2015, many wondered, “Why did Asbury Lanes close?” The building was in desperate need of repair; after two years of extensive renovations, it’s bigger and better than ever. Check it out the next time you’re in town and access our complimentary Vacation Guide for even more local hotspots!
Top 3 Things to Do at Asbury Lanes
Asbury Lanes’ grand reopening in 2018 revealed a world-class sound system, delicious food, and, of course, brand new bowling lanes. Brunswick Bowling created a custom, back-to-the-future pin-setting system exclusively for the facility. Both league and individual play are available, and you can attend a variety of events throughout the year (like the Blue Hair Bowl for guests ages 55 and over). Bowling is $20 per half hour and $5 for shoes.
2. Catch a Show
Asbury Park is famous for its live music scene, and Asbury Lanes is no exception. The grand reopening featured local icon Bruce Springsteen alongside Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man. Best of all, the new setup can hold over 700 people without compromising the venue’s intimate feel. Asbury Lanes presents top-notch musical talent weekly; check the events page for a full list of upcoming shows.
Note: Bowling lanes are closed during specific performances.
The best part about visiting Asbury Lanes is that everything you need is right in one place. When your stomach starts to rumble, head to the retro-inspired diner for menu classics like burgers, milkshakes, waffles, and meatloaf. Diner hours are 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24/7 on weekends. Asbury Lanes also has two main bars with TVs if you’re in the mood to watch a game and enjoy a libation.
Spend the Night in Ocean Grove, NJ
After an exciting evening, the last thing you want to do is drive home. Why not book a room down the shore instead? Asbury Lanes is just ten minutes from Ocean Grove, a peaceful neighboring community with plenty of historic charm. We suggest staying at The Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Ocean View Inn for a relaxing retreat by the sea.
If you’re traveling solo or with your significant other, take a look at our Deluxe Queen Rooms. These beautiful (and affordable!) accommodations feature a queen bed, luxury linens and towels, daily maid service, and more. If you’re staying with a group, consider one of the Family Rooms. You can choose a room with a queen and twin bed or two queen beds. Our Family Rooms also come with a variety of upscale amenities. Don’t forget to join us for breakfast in the morning; it’s served on the terrace with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop!
Check our availability and make your reservations today.
We look forward to having you!