Live bands.
Beach vibes.
Furry friends.

WELCOME TO
THE WONDER BAR

The Wonder Bar is a true classic in Asbury Park, known for great live music, tasty food and the world famous Yappy Hour—where dogs run the show.

YAPPY
HOUR

Why should humans should have all the fun? We welcome dogs big and small, young and old to run around, sniff some butts and get off the leash for a few hours.

MENU

As you can tell, we’re not your usual beach bar. Our new look menu features favorites like burgers, fries and wings, and offers a taste of the unexpected, too.

UPCOMING
EVENTS

  • CANCELLED: Kenny Dubman and the Fearless Four

    CANCELLED: Kenny Dubman and the Fearless Four

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    This show has been cancelled.

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  • POSTPONED: Marco Mendoza

    POSTPONED: Marco Mendoza

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    This show is being postponed to a future date. Tickets will be honored, or refunds available at point of purchase.

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  • POSTPONED: Kat Cunning

    POSTPONED: Kat Cunning

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    This show has been postponed to a future date. Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

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  • CANCELLED: Mike Mains & The Branches

    CANCELLED: Mike Mains & The Branches

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    This show has been cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

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  • POSTPONED: Bent Knee

    POSTPONED: Bent Knee

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    Due to circumstances outside of our control, we regret to inform you that this show has been postponed until further notice.  Hang on to your tickets, we’ll email you (and post updates here) as soon as a new date is announced.

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  • Daniel Donato

    Daniel Donato

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    DANIEL DONATO
    #COSMIC COUNTRY
    INTO THIS DECADE

    Instrumentalists bear the burden of communicating musical ideas without the aid of lyrics or storytelling proper. For many years, that’s how 2018 Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato operated as the guitarist for Nashville acts like The Wild Feathers, Paul Cauthen and The Don Kelley Band.

    From age 14, Donato has developed his brand of crisp, soulful, on-the-edge telecaster picking under bar lights, honing his skills and proving his mettle within the city’s prominent live music scene. All the while, a growing love of songwriting mirrored the pace of his ever-improving guitar chops.

    Now, a short three years after his departure from Kelley’s classic country outfit, the 23-year-old is signed to William Morris Endeavors as an artist with a docket of jam-ready country and bluegrass songs. Backed by his three-piece “Cosmic Country Band” – cosmic country is a catch-all term for experimental roots music, often assisted by electronic sounds – Donato stands at the frontier of his career with characteristic intrepidity, no longer bounded by the expressive limitations of his instrument.

    His strident voice and explorative songwriting carry his music into new territory, offering bold ideas to his fan base while staying true to what drew them to him in the first place: a palpable love of music delivered through excelled craft. With one eye on the night’s gig and another on the ages, Donato is continuing his journey down country music’s long and winding road, leaving no stone unturned.

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    Tickets: $10 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $12 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • POSTPONED: Uncle Ebenezer/Enjoy! 

    POSTPONED: Uncle Ebenezer/Enjoy! 

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    ASBURY PARK MUSIC + FILM FESTIVAL POSTPONED

    The Asbury Park Music and Film Festival’s unwavering commitment to provide music education to underserved kids in and around Asbury Park is still our priority.

    With that in mind, we are working on rescheduling events for the summer, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored.

    New dates will be announced in the near future. For those unable to attend, refunds will be available upon announcement of these new dates.

    We will have more details in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and please stay safe.

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  • POSTPONED: APMFF presents Marshall Crenshaw

    POSTPONED: APMFF presents Marshall Crenshaw

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    ASBURY PARK MUSIC + FILM FESTIVAL POSTPONED

    The Asbury Park Music and Film Festival’s unwavering commitment to provide music education to underserved kids in and around Asbury Park is still our priority.

    With that in mind, we are working on rescheduling events for the summer, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored.

    New dates will be announced in the near future. For those unable to attend, refunds will be available upon announcement of these new dates.

    We will have more details in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and please stay safe.

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  • CANCELLED: Promised Land/Jarod Clemons

    CANCELLED: Promised Land/Jarod Clemons

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    This show has been cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.
    Look for new Promised Land dates this Summer!

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  • Muscadine Bloodline

    Muscadine Bloodline

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    Muscadine Bloodline
    with Jobe Fortner

    There’s a new force making major waves in country music, Muscadine Bloodline. Proud natives of Mobile Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster started Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016. From the first time they took stage, Nashville started talking… so now, with two Billboard charting critically acclaimed EPs under their belt, it’s no surprise the rest of the music world is quickly catching on. The duo’s reputation for high-energy live experiences has resulted in a schedule full of shows spanning from coast to coast. Charlie’s contemporary vocals complimented by Gary’s harmonies and masterful guitar licks make MB a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity. Infamously undaunted by the big stage, their sound intertwines the brash irreverence of early southern rockers with the seductive quality of ’90s country love songs. Captivating hooks heard in songs like “Movin’ On” and the aggressively anthemic “WD-40” stand as a testament to MB’s wide ranging music-making capability. Every song and every show is a moving experience but at the same time, unmistakably Muscadine Bloodline.

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    $12 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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  • Billy Hector & The Midnight Horns

    Billy Hector & The Midnight Horns

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    Billy Hector & The Midnight Horns

    Whether Billy Hector is teasing you with his sultry slide work, picking through delta blues or flat-out cranking it up and crunching out the electric blues/rock on his beloved vintage Fender Stratocaster, his music reflects the true soul and origins of the blues; always passionate, engaging and dedicated to making the audience move and sweat.  Having honed his chops and style through three decades of performances, Hector is critically recognized as one of the hottest and most interesting guitarist/songwriters on the original circuit and has even been called “A New Jersey state treasure” by music writers.

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $22 at the door

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  • CANCELLED: GBH

    CANCELLED: GBH

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    This show has been cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

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  • Eric Hutchinson

    Eric Hutchinson

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    Eric Hutchinson
    with special guest Casey

    Sometime last year, Eric Hutchinson came to a strange realization: he kept daydreaming about high-school. It had been over twenty years since the singer-songwriter had graduated from
    Montgomery Blair High School, yet his adolescent dreams, hopes, fears, anxieties and emotions the singer faced as a kid began flooding back; suddenly, the singer felt transported back into his
    teenage self. Growing up in suburban Maryland, Hutchinson’s teenage years were filled with the type of alienation and private angst recognizable to most anyone who’s ever been 16. Twenty-
    plus years later, the singer was finally ready to write about it.  The result: Class of 98, a 90’s alt-rock-inspired autobiographical record that chronicles the singer-songwriter’s adolescence.

    “It took me a long time to understand myself,” Hutchinson says. “Writing this record allowed me to get into the time machine and go back and look around my old life and report from my current
    point of view. That was fun. The problems were waiting for me: Who likes me? Why doesn’t this person want to be around me? Why don’t I understand myself?”

    After experimenting with a series of genres like Americana/soul and jazz on his last few albums Modern Happiness and Before and After Life, the singer-songwriter turned to the pop-punk alt-
    rock of his youth for the riff-heavy Class of 98, taking inspiration from bands like Green Day, Oasis, and Weezer. “That music is in my guitar DNA,” says the singer. “I love 90’s music, and
    this type of sound was so formative for me.” To help round out his sound, Hutchinson recruited Justin Sharbono (formerly of Soul Asylum) to offer his distinctive (and period appropriate) guitar
    playing on the album. Hutchinson also enlisted the sonic guidance and mixing talents of Paul Kolderie, who’d made great 90’s records with bands like Radiohead, Hole, The Lemonheads,
    Buffalo Tom and The Pixies.

    For Hutchinson, taking such an imaginative leap with a concept as specifically personal of Class of 98 was an artistic risk he knew he needed to take. “I don’t think people want me to keep
    making the same record, as much as anyone might think they do,” he says.

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    $22 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door

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  • Stormin’ Norman Seldin 

    Stormin’ Norman Seldin 

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    The Stormin’ Norman Seldin Big Band Show
    “The Sounds of New Orleans” and classics by Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Randy Newman, and Seldin originals! The band features “Dueling Pianos” with Ryan Gregg, Pam McCoy, 5 Saxes, Victoria Warne – guitar, Gerry Gironda – Bass, Ed Dougherty – Drums, Damian Cremisio, Lee Sanderson, Vic Cappetta, Rich Taskowitz, Rick Brunermer, and surprise guests. Early show starting at 8:30, with two long sets.

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    $17 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • POSTPONED: Uli Jon Roth

    POSTPONED: Uli Jon Roth

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    This show has been postponed. Tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. Refunds available at point of purchase.

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  • The Dude of Life

    The Dude of Life

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    The Dude of Life
    with the Relix Jerry Dance Party

    Relix presents a special post-show event with The Dude of Life with the Jerry Dance Party featuring DJ Jerrbrother. For several decades, Dude of Life (aka Steve Pollak) has been writing songs in an ongoing collaboration with Phish, and for multiple solo projects.  There will be a special free pre-show Jerry Party set.  The post show is a ticketed event.

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    $18 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • Anthony Krizan Band

    Anthony Krizan Band

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    Anthony Krizan Band
    with the Relix Jerry Dance Party

    Relix presents a special post-show event with the Anthony Krizan Band featuring members of Amfibian with the Jerry Dance Party.  Anthony calls his music blues infused rock ‘n’ roll with soulful swampy under tones. One of the premier songwriters and producers in the New York metropolitan area, Anthony Krizan first rose to fame in 1994 as lead guitarist for the commercially successful band Spin Doctors. There will be a special free pre-show Jerry Party set. The post show is a ticketed event.

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    $12 in advance (plus applicable surcharges)

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  • The Professionals

    The Professionals

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    The Professionals
    Ruts DC

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    $22 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door

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  • DeSol

    DeSol

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    Due to the overwhelming response to their DeSol reunion show, the band will return to the Wonder Bar stage for a special two-night appearance Sat., May 30 at 8 pm (21+) and Sun., May 31 at 6 pm (special all-ages early show).

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    $15 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • DeSol

    DeSol

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    Due to the overwhelming response to their DeSol reunion show, the band will return to the Wonder Bar stage for a special two-night appearance Sat., May 30 at 8 pm (21+) and Sun., May 31 at 6 pm (special all-ages early show).

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    $15 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • Kathouse

    Kathouse

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    Once again the Wonder Bar is pleased to welcome KATHOUSE for the after party of Gay Pride weekend!  Music starts at 6 pm. Admission will be $5 and we will start charging at 3 pm.We usually reach capacity by 5:30 pm so stop in during the day to get your wristband and make sure you have guaranteed admission to our after party!

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    $5

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  • Michael Allman Band

    Michael Allman Band

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    Michael Allman Band
    The South’s gonna do it again at the Wonder Bar! The Michael Allman Band returns (Michael is the eldest son of Gregg Allman) with a night of classic southern rock and plenty of Allman Brothers music. Two-set show at 8.

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    $16 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • Hollis Brown

    Hollis Brown

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    Hollis Brown
    50 Years of Getting “Loaded”

    Hollis Brown hits the road with a special two-set show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Velvet Underground’s classic album Loaded. After six straight months of touring to promote the release of their new album, Ozone Park, playing tight opening sets for the likes of Robert Randolph and Vintage Trouble, Hollis Brown is ready to stretch out on stage.

    The Queens-based rock band brings their 50 Years of Getting “Loaded” show to Asbury Park on June 12. Following a full set of material from their three albums, Hollis Brown will perform the
    Loaded album in its entirety for the first time on tour.

    “When we were starting out, Loaded was an album that showed us how to write songs, and also how to capture a no-frills energy in our sound. It will be the first time we are performing this show in its entirety, and we can’t wait to hit the stages,” said singer Mike Montali.

    Hollis Brown Gets Loaded was born out of a 2013 tribute concert to Lou Reed, where they were first asked to perform the seminal 1970 Velvet Underground album live. Alive Naturalsound Records then convinced the band to commit their track-by-track interpretations to vinyl, which they recorded live over two days in a house in the country, for a limited-edition Record Store Day 2014 release. However, the album soon took on a life of its own, with surprise airplay on tastemaker stations like KEXP Seattle and KUT Austin, prompting the label to issue a full physical and digital release. To this day, Hollis Brown’s versions of tracks like “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” and “Sweet Jane” continue to organically find their way onto streaming playlists, and remain among their top songs on online music services.

     

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $22 at the door

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  • King Buffalo

    King Buffalo

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    King Buffalo
    with Wreaths

    From Rochester, New York, King Buffalo is the trio of vocalist/guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson. Since forming in 2013, the self-proclaimed “heavy blues” band has made its name via 3 EPs, 2 Full-lengths, and tours with the likes of The Sword, All Them Witches, and Elder.

    They will release their fourth EP, Dead Star, on March 20 via self-release throughout North America and European issue by Stickman Records.

    Self-recorded in late 2019 and early 2020 Dead Star continues to push King Buffalo’s psychedelic aspects deep into the cosmic ether, and basks in elements of ambient drone, space rock, prog, mantra-style heavy and synthesizer soundtracking, as well as the bluesy, classic riffing and creative urgency that has underscored their particular style since their 2013 demo and 2016 debut album, Orion.

    “In the early stages of Dead Star, we made the decision to make a strong commitment to experimentation,” explains guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay. “From exploring different time signatures, tunings and textures, to tweaking the song writing processes themselves. We’re extremely proud of these recordings, and feel it’s some of our most ambitious work yet.”

    Dead Star continues the risk-taking that fueled Repeater, honoring the core dynamic of King Buffalo as a band while boldly introducing new ideas and sides of their sound to their audience. When it was released ahead of their second full-length, Longing to Be the Mountain, it was an opportunity for the trio to explore new ideas and adventure into what at the time was new sonic terrain for the band. It smoothed the transition between 2016’s Orion and the follow-up LP, and complemented both works.

    Their new “short release,” Dead Star, is more substantial. As in, it’s 36 minutes long. From where I sit, that’s an album one way or the other, and certainly the flow of its six tracks bears that out as well. But the function is similar to Repeater in that King Buffalo once again embrace their creative drive in an open and exciting way. The six songs of Dead Star are thrillingly progressive, taking on aspects of synth and new textures and atmospheres that enrich the band’s core melodies and grooves so as to broaden their scope and make them all the more engrossing. Beginning with the 16-minute pair “Dead Star Pt. 1 & 2,” and running through the finale closing track, Dead Star works to push the boundaries of expectation of what King Buffalo can accomplish as a band, and thereby accomplishes them as well.

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    $12 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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  • Hotbed, Shoobies, Skyeline, Ross Owen

    Hotbed, Shoobies, Skyeline, Ross Owen

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    Hotbed, Shoobies, Skyeline , Ross Owen and The Tribe

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    $10

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