Top 3 Ways to Jam Out at The House of Independents

Ask anyone about their experience in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and you’ll likely hear about the city’s famous music scene. Asbury is home to countless nightclubs and venues — one of the most popular being The House of Independents. This landmark hosts a number of concerts throughout the year as well as live theatre productions, comedy shows, movie premieres, and more. There’s even a balcony bar and restaurant! When you’re in the mood for dinner and a show, The House of Independents is the place to go. Here’s what you can expect from your visit.

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What’s Playing at The House of Independents

Hans Christian Andersen famously said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” If you love music, there is no better place for you than Asbury Park and The House of Independents! With a capacity of 500, this venue is a great place to hang out with friends. For concert and event dates, view their online calendar.

View of the marquee outside The House of Independents

1. Come for the Tunes, Stay for the Brews

Cold beer and live music go hand in hand, and The House of Independents has plenty for you to enjoy! Sip on premium beers and local craft brews at one of two bars, located on both levels of the concert hall.

2. Enjoy an Old Favorite or Discover Someone New

With previous performances by Riff Raff, High on Fire, The Dead Daisies, Emo Night Brooklyn, and Chris Smither, there’s always someone to see at The House of Independents. If you’re looking for a unique experience, sing along to a summer performance of Grease or attend a 90s dance party. It’s a great way to relax and have fun during your getaway!

3. Visit Other Nearby Venues

The House of Independents is just one of several venues in Asbury Park. Before you leave, be sure to stop by these spots for fantastic live entertainment.

The Stone Pony

One of Jersey’s best-known music venues, The Stone Pony has served as a launch pad for music legends like Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, and Jon Bon Jovi. Since opening in 1973, many of the world’s most popular musical artists have played on its stage. This historic club is a must-see when you’re in Asbury.

The Saint

The Saint is one of the top small live music venues in the world and is the heart of the Asbury Park music scene. National acts like Jewel, Joey Ramone, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and the Matthew Good Band have performed for just 150 fans at this intimate and enduring venue.

The Beach

If you want to enjoy live music on the beach, check out Jams in the Sand. This free summer music festival takes place every Thursday from June to August. Concerts are held at Anchor’s Bend in Asbury and feature reggae artists like Flow Tribe, Roots of Creation, the Adam Ezra Group, and more.

Come Home to Comfort in Ocean Grove, NJ

View of the first-floor King Room at the Ocean Plaza Hotel

After a memorable show at The House of Independents (or any other Asbury Park music venue!) take a short drive back to The Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Ocean View Inn. Our peaceful properties are just minutes from Asbury and offer a relaxing retreat after a night of fun.

Enjoy beautifully appointed rooms, gracious service, and warm hospitality throughout your stay. We even provide a delicious breakfast each morning! Check our availability and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!

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Photo Courtesy of The House of Independents