How to Spend a Night at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park

When it comes to Jersey Shore nightlife, one place stands out from the rest. The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park is a quirky nightclub and grill that’s been around since 2002. It’s a favorite of locals and visitors, offering live music, food, and great drinks. Feel free to cut a rug on the dance floor or enjoy a cold beverage on the spacious outdoor deck. Whatever you choose, we promise your trip to the Wonder Bar will be one for the books! Here are some of the things you’ll see there.

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Experience the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park

Music & Events

Like the world-famous Stone Pony, Wonder Bar continues the tradition of offering original, live music on the Jersey Shore. It’s been associated with local legends like Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Clarence Clemons, and many others. The state-of-the-art sound system and large dance floor are perfect for those who want to dance the night away; and with an indoor/outdoor capacity of 2,000 patrons, this venue appeals to fans of all musical genres. Check out the bar’s schedule for a full list of upcoming events.

Tip: All shows at the Wonder Bar are 21 and up unless otherwise noted.

Yappy Hour

If you’re traveling with a furry friend, you’re in luck! The Wonder Bar is dog-friendly and hosts Yappy Hour each week during the summer season. Simply head to the outside deck and enjoy food and drinks while your pup romps around in a large fenced-in area. You’ll find swimming pools, an agility course, and a special “time out” area for those who need to unwind. Dogs of all sizes are welcome Thursday through Sunday, and small dogs have their turn on Mondays.


Did you know that one of the most recognizable Jersey Shore landmarks is painted on the Wonder Bar? The bar’s outside deck is named “Tillie’s Landing” after Tillie, a grinning mural that was originally located on the side of Palace Amusements. This amusement park “fun face” has been featured in movies, TV shows, magazines, and even a famous photo of Bruce Springsteen. Today, it can be seen at the Wonder Bar as well as on T-shirts, coffee mugs, car magnets, earrings, and more.

Come Home to 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. Enjoy refreshing ocean views, warm hospitality, and top-notch amenities throughout your stay. You can even refuel with a delicious breakfast each morning! No matter where the night takes you, a trip to the Wonder Bar in Asbury guarantees an evening you’ll never forget. We can’t wait to hear all about it!

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