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 and get off the leash for a few hours.

MENU

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

UPCOMING
EVENTS

  • Will Hoge

    Will Hoge

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    For two decades, Will Hoge has carried the torch for American rock & roll, carving out his own blue-collar sound rooted in amplified guitars, melodic hooks, southern soul, and rootsy stomp. It’s a sound that nods to the best moments of the past — the punch of Tom Petty’s anthems; the countrified twang of Buck Owens’ singing; the raw, greasy cool of the Rolling Stones — while still pushing forward into new territory, with Hoge’s storytelling and larger-than-life voice leading the charge.

    Trends come and go. Yet Will Hoge remains a mainstay of the Americana landscape, hitting the road year after year, turning new pages of a career whose twists and turns — including Number One hits, a near-death experience, major-label record deals, and hard-won independence — sound like stuff of some long-lost movie script.

    Maybe that’s why Tiny Little Movies, his eleventh album, feels so cinematic. Recorded alongside Hoge’s band of road warriors, the album brims with the same electric energy that fuels his shows. These are songs for highways, hotels, the heartland, and those all-too-brief moments at home, glued together by self-reflective lyrics that find Hoge making peace with life, love, and the long ladder that leads to success.

    “Dealing with anxiety is a bit of a constant for me,” the songwriter admits. “I spent years worried about things falling apart — personally, musically, emotionally, financially, you name it. As I’ve gotten better at my life, there’s a moment of realizing that this is it. It is where it is supposed to be. So I’ve been looking around, embracing the good and the bad, hoping to change what I can, and accepting the things I can’t.”

    PLEASE NOTE: Artist is requiring all attendees of this event to have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the venue OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In attending the event, you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will abide by the following regulations: 

    All fans will provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the venue, OR will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) at the time of the event and provide proof of vaccination – either the original vaccination card or a printed copy of the vaccination card. Fans with a valid medical note preventing vaccination are required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72 hours before the event and will provide proof of negative result prior to entering the venue. 

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    $15 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $18 at the door

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  • Tramps Like Us

    Tramps Like Us

    The Nation's No. 1 Springsteen Tribute

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    Tramps Like Us
    The Nation’s No. 1 Springsteen Tribute Show

    The Wonder Bar welcomes the Spring-Nuts!

    Tramps play a special two night stand at the Wonder Bar.

    Audience requests will be featured in this two set show!

    Doors 7 pm
    Show 8 pm

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    $30 in advance plus applicable surcharges, $35 at the door

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  • Tramps Like Us

    Tramps Like Us

    The Nation's No. 1 Springsteen Tribute

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    Tramps Like Us
    The Nation’s No. 1 Springsteen Tribute Show

    Tramps return to Asbury Park for an intimate night of Bruce favorites live at the Wonder Bar in this two-set, four-hour show!

    Doors 7 pm
    Show 8 pm

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    $30 in advance plus applicable surcharges, $35 at the door

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  • Melt

    Melt

    with The Brazen Youth and Alexis Keegan

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    MELT
    with The Brazen Youth
    Alexis Keegan

    What you need to know: We’re Melt. This Fall, the seven of us will be hitting the road for the band’s first headlining tour. We released our debut EP in February 2021. Everyone told us it sounds like we’ve matured––who knows what that means, we still hold hands when we cross the street.
    What to expect: Existential pop songs with ethereal jam-sections…somewhere between soul and psychedelia.
    Here’s what other people say: “pop-jazz espresso” (Live For Live Music), “one groovy superorganism” (NPR), “a triumph” (The Boston Herald). Wow!
    What you didn’t know you want to know: There are more molecules of water in one cup of water than there are cups of water in all the world’s oceans.
    Still here? Veronica Stewart-Frommer (lead vocals) and Eric Gabriel (vocals, keys) formed Melt in their hometown New York City in 2017. Soon, five of their friends joined: Marlo Shankweiler (guitar), Josh Greenzeig (drums), Lucas Saur (bass), Nick Sare (sax), and Aaron Alcouloumre (trumpet). The first song the band ever wrote and recorded, “Sour Candy,” went viral and peaked at #5 on Billboard’s US Viral 50 Chart. It now has 6 million streams on Spotify. This unexpected success launched Melt into a double life: college during the week and shows across the Northeast on the weekend. Releasing only four more singles between 2017 and 2020, Melt was already selling out their concerts and landing opening bills with acts like Lawrence, Sammy Rae, and Karl Denson at Webster Hall. The band has also played festivals around the country, including FloydFest (VA), Southwest Invasion (Austin, TX), and the Rhode Island Music and Arts Festival.
    During lockdown, Melt released their first full-length body of work, “West Side Highway,” a collection of six songs that make you want to dance alone in your bedroom. But like you, the band’s ready to get back together and thrive off the energy of their biggest crowds yet.

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    $15 in advance plus applicable surcharges, $18 at the door

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  • Cloud9 Vibes

    Cloud9 Vibes

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    Cloud9 Vibes
    with special guests
    Reggae Lou & the Kind Buds
    P Funk North
    LNJ Sessions

    New school reggae vibes at their best! Cloud9 follows the new reggae movement set in motion by bands like Iration, Rebelution and the Dirty Heads. Cloud9 was created in 2014 to bring happiness, joy and unity to our nation with music. “We are a pop/reggae/hippie hop group with a great message,” they say!

    Doors 7 pm
    Show 7:30 pm

     

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

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  • The Nerds

    The Nerds

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    THE NERDS

    The legendary kings of the party, The Nerds, return to Asbury Park! From the Jersey Shore to Carnegie Hall, they have rocked them all. It’s a two-set show with special guests to be announced.

     

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door

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  • lespecial

    lespecial

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    lespecial

    ElmThree presents lespecial, who carve their own sonic path in modern music, creating their signature blend of “heavy future groove.” The power trio’s fresh synthesis of varied and divergent influences doesn’t underestimate the listener, reflecting a post-modern cultural climate in which fans have space on their aural palette for J Dilla, Radiohead, King Crimson and Fela Kuti.

    Veering from hip-hop to metal, prog to house, pensive indie-rock to apocalyptic dub, leaving room for head banging and hip swaying alike, while still presenting a unified sound and vision.

    Doors 7 pm
    Show 8 pm

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    $20 (plus applicable surcharges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Benefit for the Veterans

    Benefit for the Veterans

    Killer Joe and His All Star Band with Vinny Pastore

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    Benefit for the Veterans
    featuring Killer Joe and his All Star Band with special guest Vinny Pastore
    Hosted by Joe Sernio
    Proceeds benefit Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 12
    Tickets at TicketMaster and The Stone Pony box office Thursday thru Sunday from noon to 5 pm
    Doors at 7 pm, showtime 8 pm

    Price

    $25 plus applicable surcharges

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Todd Robbins Band

    Todd Robbins Band

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    Todd Robbins Band

    Todd Robbins returns to Asbury Park with another all-star band featuring Jerry Gaskill, PK Lavengood, Gary Oleyar and Paul Avrutin. Join us for a night rocking tunes you know and love in a two-set show.

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

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  • Norman Seldin’s Big Band

    Norman Seldin’s Big Band

    Sounds of New Orleans Tribute Show

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    Norman Seldin’s Big Band
    Sounds of New Orleans Tribute Show

    Join us for a night of New Orleans favorites with one of the SOAP founders, Norman Seldin. The show features music from Fats Domino, BB King, Big Joe Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, John Prine and much more. Stormin’ Norman returns to the Wonder Bar with a stellar 11-piece band, including Dueling Pianos with Ryan Gregg, Pam McCoy, Vicky Warne, Tom Timko and five saxes!

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door

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  • Micky James + Wildermiss

    Micky James + Wildermiss

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    Micky James + Wildermiss

    Born and raised in the shadows of Philly and NYC, Micky James naturally developed a taste for the theatrical and aspired to become a performer from a young age. In his music and personal style, Micky explores a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock-n-roll music, while still maintaining a contemporary pop ambition. While Micky’s flamboyant fashions evoke the glamour and swagger of past rock icons, his work is both equal parts style and substance. Inspired by the authentic energy of 60’s and 70’s iconic rock band’s, James is successful in crafting a modern and fresh approach to a timeless genre. “I wanted to take pieces of nostalgia and give it a contemporary twist,” he explains.

    Wildermiss is an indie rock band from Denver, Colorado. Emma Cole sings and plays synth bass, Joshua Hester plays guitar and Caleb Thoemke plays drums. They have sold out all of their hometown headlining shows since 2017 and steadily gained momentum nationwide with multiple support tours and festival spots. The band is currently working on the follow up to their quarantine singles “Supermagical” and “Italy” with plans to tour until their van dies again like it did in Michigan that one time.

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

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • CANCELLED: NoMBe

    CANCELLED: NoMBe

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

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  • AshenMoon

    AshenMoon

    with Garry Beers of INXS and Toby Rand of Juke Kartel

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    AshenMoon

    When they first began writing their debut album, AshenMoon bassist Garry Beers, singer Toby Rand and guitarist Jimmy Khoury unraveled their personal songwriting and began collaborating a “passion project” in Beers’ garage studio. There, in the heat of the San Fernando Valley, they created the recipe and sound of AshenMoon, a fusion of ’70s, new wave and modern rock ‘n’ roll. Produced by Beers (co-produced by Rand), the album is influenced by the electronic grooves of Beers’ work with INXS, hooky riffs inspired by Khoury’s work with Beth Hart, whilst Rand traverses his range emotionally with tales of heartbreak, love and redemption; something uniquely his own. Mixed by Grammy award winner David Reitzas and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Jeff Buckley), the AshenMoon record is majestically anthemic, whilst remaining magnetically intimate.

    “Not since my days with INXS have I felt more connected to music. We made this record from the heart and pay homage to all the great rock bands and artists that have inspired us to devote our lives to music.” – Garry Beers

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

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  • Decade

    Decade

    Authentic Neil Young Tribute

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    DECADE – THE AUTHENTIC NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE
    Thanksgiving Eve Celebration
    Decade is the premier Neil Young and ’70s tribute band. This band’s strong attention to detail and top musicianship always bring a memorable show! Decade features an all-star Jersey Shore cast with John Hathaway, Gordon ‘Bunker’ Strout, Pam McCoy, Bob Giunco, Big John Perry and Joe Napolitano. This two-set show will move through full band electric jams and soft acoustic moments.

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Smokin’ Jackets

    The Smokin’ Jackets

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    The Smokin’ Jackets
    The Jersey Shore’s fun loving rock ‘n’ roll party band is back to rock your Thanksgiving weekend!

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

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Michigan Rattlers

    Michigan Rattlers

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    Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (lead vocals/guitar), Adam Reed (vocals/upright bass), Christian Wilder (vocals/piano) and Tony Audia (drums) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. They regularly played every bar, cafe and stage in town, developing a musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger and more.

    After a few years apart, Reed and Young settled down in Los Angeles, recorded a short demo, and began  laying locally. The demo found its way in the hands of super-producer Johnny K, and they cut the bulk of their first EP at NRG studios in just one day. This self-titled Michigan Rattlers EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, Relix, Glide, Grammy.com and more. Rolling Stone named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know.” In 2018, following a massive summer tour that included stops at Bonnaroo, Firefly and Electric Forest; the band released their highly anticipated debut full length album, Evergreen, and added pianist Christian Wilder and drummer Tony Audia to their lineup. The Michigan Rattlers are currently in the studio recording their second full length album in between tour dates.

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

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