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The Wonder Bar

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American, Bar
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1213 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5611
+1 732-502-8886
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited on a Sunday before heading out of town and enjoyed the laid back local vibe of the place. Inside was your typical bar minimal seating with a large stage and dance floor. Outside was a tiki bar that had one side for folks to eat and enjoy bar basket food at picnic tables or high tops, play bean bag... More 

Thank Roberta C
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on a cold and rainy February afternoon, there was an amazing Blues band playing, the place was rocking had a couple of drinks and some fried mushrooms, Perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Thank chetndeb
Montville, New Jersey
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619 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 848 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

It's called Yappy Hour, a chance for your dog to socialize. Your dog gets to run around and socialize with other dogs, take a dip in the doggie pool, drink some water from various bowls and get some attention from other patrons. You get to sit back and enjoy their socialization, brink some draft beer from their outside bar, eat... More 

Thank duck8to
Reston, Virginia
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visited on Saturday night to see the Blasters. Cool place. Good drinks not too expensive. There is a large outside area so smokers were happy.

Thank CJDittes
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The wonder bar is a place where the ghosts of Asbury Park past, present and future drink together. Happily. Don't miss it.

Thank Daniel W
Glassboro, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Fun time with friends. Got a little loud during sound check for band playing later in the evening, but they were good so we didn't mind too much!

Thank kikimac2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We spent a beautiful Friday nite sitting outside with friends, watching the other guests who brought their dogs. Music was good, beers were nice and cold.

Thank nancy d
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon here listening to live music - standing room only, so obviously a popular venue

Thank Pauli925
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Quite okay place. Bouncers are friendly, bartender is quite nice. Affordable drinks and food. Also enjoyed their live band.

Thank 561gracet
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Saw the Smithereens at the Wonder Bar on Sat. 9/3 and Sun. 9/4 of Labor Day weekend 2016. What a great little gem, right down the street from The Stone Pony on Ocean Ave. Good beer specials and excellent place to see live music.

Thank SXMNixPix

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5611
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-502-8886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?