5 of the Best Places to Experience Jersey Shore Nightlife

There’s nothing better than planning a trip to the beach after a long work week. This is especially true at the Jersey Shore, where a wide range of bars, lounges, and music venues will help you let loose and have fun. Whether it’s a celebration with friends or a romantic evening for two, these Jersey Shore nightlife destinations have something for everyone. Here are some of our favorites.

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Where to Enjoy Jersey Shore Nightlife 

1. The Stone Pony

Located on the historic Asbury Park Boardwalk, The Stone Pony is a world-famous music venue that has earned the designation as one of the greatest rock clubs of all time. Legendary performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, and The Rolling Stones have all taken place here. The club opened in 1974 and has been steadily rocking ever since, with live music available each night. Check their website for a full list of upcoming events.

2. Wonder Bar

The Wonder Bar is another boardwalk hotspot that attracts Jersey Shore locals and visitors alike. Like The Stone Pony, the Wonder Bar is associated with famous local legends like Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Clarence Clemons, and many others. Feel free to dance the night away on the large dance floor or enjoy food and drinks on the spacious outdoor deck. Cheers!

3. Watermark

Craving a handcrafted cocktail? Head to Watermark in Asbury Park. This sleek bar and lounge infuses their own spirits and serves them alongside sweeping ocean views. Drink ingredients vary by the season, and the rotating selection of wine and beer is just as impressive. Be sure to stop by on Thursday for an all-night happy hour starting at 5 p.m.!

4. Paradise

Drinks, dancing, and drag shows, oh my! If you’re looking for a good time, Paradise is the place. It was voted New Jersey’s #1 nightclub experience and offers a wide range of events throughout the summer months. Test your vocal skills on karaoke night, or hum along to some live music. The club even boasts two dance floors with different music.

5. Bond Street Bar

Bond Street Bar is a true gem in Asbury. Weekdays are usually mild with friendly regulars and bartenders, but Friday and Saturday can get crazy as the bar fills with young professionals and hipsters. The menu also features some of the best burgers in town. With reasonably priced drinks and a warm, inviting atmosphere, this watering hole is a staple at the beach.

Nurse Your Hangover at The Inns of Ocean Grove

After you’ve had a few too many, head back to The Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Ocean View Inn and doze off in one of our comfortable guest rooms. Our properties are just minutes from Asbury Park and have everything you need to unwind. You can even refuel with a delicious breakfast and refreshing ocean views the next morning! No matter where you wind up, a trip to the Jersey Shore guarantees an evening you’ll never forget. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

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