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

  • Jarod Clemons, Spyne!

    Jarod Clemons, Spyne!

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Jarod Clemons and the Late Nights
    with special guest SPYNE!
    Jarod Clemons and his band The Late Nights return to the WB! Jarod is a top emerging artist on the current Asbury Park music scene. The show will feature Jarod’s originals and some classic Asbury favorites. Combined with his compelling original music, passion for classic blues rock and emotional stage presence Jarod always brings an exciting live show!

    SPYNE! has been rockin’ NJ since 2021 with a refreshing ’90s alt rock sound, capturing the essence of legendary bands from the era. With every show comes a powerful, unique sound that only gets stronger and more defined with each performance, making the evolution of SPYNE! in every show better than the last. This band is beyond dedicated to their music and is planning a full throttle 2024 to bring their music to the world. Join us at the Wonder Bar for this great Asbury line-up!

    21+ admitted

    Price

    $16 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $18 at the door

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • The Counterfeiters

    The Counterfeiters

    Live Band Karaoke

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    The Counterfeiters – Live Band Karaoke
    Top 40 Party

    Join us at the Wonder Bar for a special version of Live Band Karaoke! The Counterfeiters will have the audience on their feet participating and screaming for more! Along with the bands awesome Top 40 party mix… Audience members will be asked to play with the band… Exactly what you think it is – and more. The Counterfeiters will turn some fans into real live rock stars! Featuring state-of-the-art sound, flat screen lyrics, and the most diverse repertoire in the biz; everything from disco to R&B to Hip Hop to Hair Bands to Yacht Rock to Country. Grab a few friends, jump on stage, and get ready to rock the house like you never have before with the best backing band… consummate entertainers that will keep the House rocking from start to finish.

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    21 and up

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Hockey Dad

    Hockey Dad

    with Mind's Eye

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    HOCKEY DAD
    Mind’s Eye

    21+

    What began as something to do while there was no surf has become so much more for Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming aka Hockey Dad. In 2013 the two who had been friends since early childhood started jamming in their parents’ garage because there were no waves. With Zach on guitar/vocals and Billy behind the drum kit the two quickly progressed to writing their own songs and had a set together to start playing some shows locally across Wollongong.

    Early 2014 saw the duo take the next step of recording the tracks. They enlisted Tom Iansek on production duties and headed down to Melbourne to record five tracks that would become their debut EP ‘Dreamin’. Released in June of 2014, it instantly clicked with music fans both across Australia and internationally, with the release gaining the band a cult following. With that the band then hit the Australian live circuit hard through the back half of 2014 and into 2015 while also writing plenty of new music.

    Between shows during the 2015 they managed to once again hit the studio to record their debut album and were also invited to the USA for the first time to play CMJ festival in New York. The first US tour would prove pivotal in the bands international plans with agency and label representation in North America coming from their showcases and the event and as a result they would return to the US in March 2016 to play SXSW.

    August of 2016 saw the band release their debut album ‘Boronia’, named after the street the duo grew up on, the band were now taking their sounds well beyond that humble little street in Windang. On release day the band kicked off a coast-to-coast North American headline tour before heading across to do album release shows in the UK, Netherlands and France. Following their international touring schedule Hockey Dad returned home for the Australian leg of the ‘Boronia’ tour with shows selling out almost immediately on the back of strong radio and media support.

    Following the touring cycle for the debut album, they hit the festival circuit in Australia playing main stages on most of the countries favourite festivals before it was time to begin work on their sophomore album. This time they took a totally different approach to recording by heading to Seattle to record with producer John Goodmanson.

    Released in February of 2018, the second Hockey Dad album propelled the band further in both their home country and abroad. In Australia the album was a Triple J feature album, debuted in the top ten of the album charts and eventually was shortlisted for Australian album of the year, in the US it topped college radio charts and in the UK/Europe it gained positive press across the board. It was backed up with headline touring across the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia, selling out iconic rooms in London, New York, Amsterdam and plenty more. Once again the band followed up the album cycle by hitting the festival circuit both in Australia and across the UK and Europe.

    After working so well with John Goodmanson for the recording of ‘Blend Inn’, Hockey Dad returned to Seattle in mid 2019 to begin work on their third album ‘Brain Candy’. The first single from the release ‘I Missed Out’ dropped in late 2019 and despite only having a few weeks of eligibility entered Triple J’s famous Hottest 100 countdown (the third straight year they’d made an appearance). Hockey Dad’s third album ‘Brain Candy’ was a victim of the pandemic and held back for release. With most of the world in the grip of lockdowns, some alternate ideas to touring in support of the release had to take place, so the band played a release-week livestream that was globally supported by Youtube, as well as a hometown Drive-In Show. It helped the album debut at number two on the Australian charts.

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Bit Brigade

    Bit Brigade

    performing The Legend of Zelda + Castlevania Live

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Bit Brigade
    performing “The Legend of Zelda” + “Castlevania” LIVE
    Nmlstyl

    Doors: 7pm
    Show: 8pm

    Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on
    stage.

    21+ admitted

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • The Wilson Springs Hotel

    The Wilson Springs Hotel

    with Wildly Grown

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    THE WILSON SPRINGS HOTEL
    with Wildly Grown

    The Wilson Springs Hotel is a high-powered country and bluegrass outfit based out of Richmond, Virginia. The band combines tones of traditional country and western swing, bluegrass, folk, and rock to create a unique sound that is simply their own. The band travels as a five-piece unit; coming from a diverse background of musical influences, they bring new and exciting stylings to the classic sounds of American Country and Bluegrass. They released their debut self-titled album in the Fall of 2021 and have since followed it up with performances at the Charleston Bluegrass Festival, Rooster Walk, Watermelon Picker’s Fest, as well as being named an “On the Rise” artist at Floydfest in the Summer of 2022.

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Big Bang Baby

    Big Bang Baby

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade Afterparty
    More Info

    Event Details

    Big Bang Baby
    Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade Afterparty

    Doors at noon
    Show 2 pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

    $15 (plus applicable surcharges)

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Joey Harkum

    Joey Harkum

    plus Green Knuckle Material

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    For his entire life Joey Harkum has been strumming a guitar and after a decade of touring as the lead singer and songwriter of Baltimore-based band Pasadena, he released his debut solo album, Love and Labor, to critical acclaim in 2016.  Known for his deep and poignant lyrics telling stories of joy, love, loss and sadness, Joey brings the human experience to life through his relentless tour schedule that culminated in the release of Live at Buffalo Iron Works in 2018. 2020 brought new challenges but Joey responded with writing and recording new music and released his album “Storyboard” in March of 2021.

    Special Guest: Green Knuckle Material 

    21+

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Fungkshui

    Fungkshui

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Fungkshui

    Bring on the jam with Asbury Park’s red hot jam band Fungkshui in a two-set show and rocking St. Paddy’s celebration with special guests.

    21 and up admitted

     

    Price

    $16 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $18 at the door

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Eddie Testa Band

    Eddie Testa Band

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Eddie Testa Band
    Rock ‘n’ Soul Dance Party

    Join us for Ruthanne Harrison’s Birthday Bash! The incomparable Eddie Testa and his red hot 6-piece band always deliver the good times at the Wonder Bar! A night of good time rock ‘n’ roll with two long sets.

    Doors 7 pm
    Showtime 8 pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

    $15 advance (plus applicable service charges) / $20 day of show

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Free Throw

    Free Throw

    with Super American & Carpool

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Free Throw
    Super American
    Carpool

    21+

    Doors: 7:00pm
    Show 8:00pm

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Anthony Krizan Band

    Anthony Krizan Band

    Res X

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Anthony Krizan Band
    with special guest Res X

    NJ based guitarist, singer, band leader and producer brings a full band show to the Wonder Bar. Anthony Krizan’s list of
    music world and performance credits is deep, including years with the Spin Doctors. AKB will hit early at 8:30 and will be joined by surprise guests with show culminating into a late night jam. Res X (with Johnny Burke and Joey Herr) open at 7:30.

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 7:30pm

    21+

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Canceled: The Englishtown Project

    Canceled: The Englishtown Project

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    The Englishtown Project show scheduled for March 30 has been canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Couch

    Couch

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Couch

    Boston-based band Couch infuses pop with funk, rock, and R&B/soul. Their vibrant sound is further defined by the members’ backgrounds in jazz, a cappella, and musical theater.

    Until Spring 2021, Couch members were scattered across the country at various universities; they tackled the challenges of being a “long-distance” band, writing and even recording virtually for three years. Despite these challenges, they celebrated the release of their debut EP, “COUCH,” in February 2021 as well as three new singles and a headline tour in 2022.

    In 2023, Couch released their sophomore EP, Sunshower, accompanied by an eponymous 20-city national tour, performances at Boston Calling and Levitate, and a sold-out UK tour.

    Couch injects each project with their signature flavor: expressive horns, warm vocals, and bubbling synths—crafting an oasis of joy for musicians and non-musicians alike. Stay up to date on their activity by following them on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

    21+ admitted

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Rachel Ana Dobken Album Release Show

    Rachel Ana Dobken Album Release Show

    with DRKHRT, Jwalttz

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    RACHEL ANA DOBKEN
    “Acceptance” Record Release Show
    with special guests DRKHRT, Jwalttz

    Rachel Ana Dobken is a quadruple threat (drums, guitar, vocals, keys) from Asbury Park, NJ. Described as “My Morning Jacket-meets-Amy Winehouse,” she has a knack for blending heavy indie-rock & soul, and has been featured by Relix, Guitar Girl Magazine, The Aquarian Weekly, The Star Ledger & more. Dobken worked closely with Danny Clinch and has sat in with the likes of Ben Kenney (Incubus), Mike McCready, Blind Melon, Robert Randolph, Rayland Baxter & more.

    Dobken’s highly anticipated upcoming album “Acceptance” (2023) was produced by Erik Romero (The Front Bottoms) and Paul Ritchie (The Parlor Mob, gods, DRKHRT) in conjunction with Dobken. She played drums, guitar, keys and sang alongside bandmate/bassist Dan Haase, Erik Rudic (guitar), Mark Masefield (organ) and more special guests TBA.  She will also be joined by current guitarist JT Sofo on April 5th.

    DRKHRT is a rock band from Asbury Park, NJ, formed by Paul Ritchie (The Parlor Mob, gods), Ray Beck (Mohican, slowdust) Gary Zampini (Gringo Motel, gods) & Chad Sabo (The Cold Seas. Their first release “Wild Dreams” was something right out of their inner minds transferred like ink to paper, an erratic and chaotic story sketched out in under 15 minutes of heavy tones, blown out drums, riffs, and catchy melodies.

    Jwalttz is a DIY bedroom project that James Waltsak started back in high school in Shark River Hills, NJ. Taking inspiration from many different sources, his music represents different things one feels navigating throughout different points of life. James states “I’m not really sure what I’m doing , but I know that I enjoy what I’m doing.”

    Doors                   7:00 pm

    Showtime            7:30pm

    • 21 and up

     

    Price

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

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Jesus Jones

    Jesus Jones

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    JESUS JONES
    with Discoveries of The American Scientific

    Jesus Jones are back – but to be strictly accurate, they never actually went away. Jesus Jones first came together back in 1988, and their distinctive brand of sample-heavy pop found an instant, and receptive audience. Throughout the early 90’s the band enjoyed phenomenal success, particularly in America, where their single “Right Here Right Now” rose to number one, and their second album “Doubt’ sold over a million copies. They played the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, supported INXS at Wembley Stadium, and performed to a quarter of a million people in Brazil.

    21+ admitted

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Moon Hooch

    Moon Hooch

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Moon Hooch 

    Doors: 7:00 PM
    Support: 8:00 PM

    Moon Hooch: 9:15 PM

    21+

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • David Morris

    David Morris

    Bored in the USA Tour

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    DAVID MORRIS
    Bored in the USA Tour

    David Morris is a country artist, singer-songwriter and rapper from Charleston, West Virginia. His sound mixes trap style beats with slide guitars, banjos with catchy hooks, and lyrical mastery with relatable lyrics. David’s music has the power to connect with fans from all walks of life and push the country music genre forward. His growth on all platforms has skyrocketed since the release of his 2020 debut album, “Red, White, & American Blues,” which features several standout single such as the feel good anthem “Smalltown Queen”, the supportive “Who Hurt You” and the anthemic “Does He Know About Us.” David has landed himself just shy of 25 million collective streams on Spotify, and 15 million on Apple Music alone. David has received praise from several critics, and Elevator Music even cited that he very well may be “The future of country music.” David’s success however, is matched with a humble outlook. He says, “The greatest honor as an artist is seeing your music resonate with people. Hearing that a song can comfort someone, or inspire someone is the real reward”. If you are looking for an artist that writes raw and honest lyrics, but also produces tracks that you can drive down a backroad blasting through your subwoofers, look no further.

    21+ admitted

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Little Hag

    Little Hag

    Yawn Mower, Sunglaciers, Teen Idle

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Little Hag
    Yawn Mower, Sunglaciers, Teen Idle

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 7:30 pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

    $10 (plus applicable service charges)

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Sensational Soul Cruisers

    Sensational Soul Cruisers

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Sensational Soul Cruisers

    The Sensational Soul Cruisers are not just another 11-man vocal harmony group with horns. While it is still sometimes possible to find a band featuring a similar line up of instruments, it is unlikely that you will ever find another that performs with as much energy, passion, and talent as these guys. From their humble beginnings rehearsing in Freehold Borough at the chicken coops on Route 33 to the basement of the Cycle Shop on Throckmorton Street, this band has come a long way from its “Eddie and the Cruisers” days to become one of New Jersey’s best kept secrets.

    Under the tutelage of legendary Jersey Shore sax player Screamin’ Steve Barlotta, who has been the captain of this fantastic soul cruise for over 30 years, who has catapulted this band from the recesses of a dingy basement to over 200 performances a year while capturing the true essence of the Jersey Shore sound and its true R&B roots. Fortunately for those of us that feel that the sound of classic Philly Soul, Motown, Disco, Stax, and the music of The Temptations, Four Tops, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, The Trammps and other such groups was and still is some of the best music ever recorded or played live, there will be plenty of chances to see the Sensational Soul Cruisers perform this year and for many years to come. While the band travels to and plays concerts in theaters, clubs, public festivals, and private events throughout the country, they will be spending quite a bit of time up & down the east coast this year.

    Over the past 3 decades the Soul Cruisers have been fortunate enough to grace the stage with many great artist from Bruce Springsteen, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Gloria Gaynor, Gary US Bonds, John Cafferty, Southside Johnny, The Emotions, Bon Jovi, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder. As well as being the long time favorite house band at New York City’s famed Copacabana.

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    21 and up

    Price

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

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Fastball

    Fastball

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    FASTBALL

    Nostalgia is easy. Easy money. Easy memories. And the peak-and-crash crash rush of the comfortable and familiar, which fades away in an instant. Inspiration is hard. Achieving it demands vulnerability, cooperation, and a belief that the next
    thing you create could genuinely move someone’s soul.
    Over the many years together, the men of Fastball have come to appreciate that the whole point of their careers together is building off of the trust, creativity and just plain hard work of making inspired music together. It’s a career highlighted by the early career chart-topping success of hit single “The Way,” which guitarist Miles Zuniga wryly remarks, “I like to say that ‘The Way’ gave us the freedom to continue doing what we do.”
    What the band has done steadily through the years is continually hone its voice and sound, which has further evolved on its new self-titled album, recorded in far west Texas at Sonic Ranch Studio with acclaimed producer David Garza. Fastball is the fourth album the band has made during a 10-year streak that founders Zuniga, guitarist/singer Tony Scalzo, and drummer Joey Shuffield agree has seen them at their most creative and open-hearted as a trio of musicians and lifelong friends.

    21+ admitted

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Punk Rock Factory

    Punk Rock Factory

    with Adam and the Metal Hawks

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Punk Rock Factory
    Adam and the Metal Hawks

    7 pm: Doors
    8 pm: Adam and the Metal Hawks
    9 pm: Punk Rock Factory

    21+ admitted

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Dead Poet Society

    Dead Poet Society

    FISSION Tour

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    DEAD POET SOCIETY
    FISSION Tour
    with ANDRES

    Asked what it is he wants audiences to take away from FISSION, the second album from Dead Poet Society, Jack Underkofler offers these eight words: “We want to leave them with the truth.”

    The affable and engaging 30-year-old delivers these words with the forthrightness that marks his discussions about the band he fronts, completed by Jack Collins (guitar), Will Goodroad (drums) and Dylan Brenner (bass), and the art this collective of college friends have exhaustively dedicated themselves molding, too often to their own detriment.

    It’s an answer that epitomizes the dedication with which the quartet approach their craft, and the search for its purest, most meaningful form. “It’s not as simple as saying we want our music to leave people with a positive outlook,” Underkofler explains. “You want music to speak to wherever you find yourself. We want to leave people feeling that whatever they are experiencing is valid, no matter what place they are at in their lives.”

    After a decade defining, redefining and perfecting their art, where Dead Poet Society find themselves on the eve of their sophomore release is much clearer. Make no mistake: Dead Poet Society are a uniquely captivating group, rock’s next great breakout act, with FISSION capturing the hearts and challenge the minds of fans old and new on the journey
    ahead.

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • The Nerds

    The Nerds

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    THE NERDS

    The legendary Nerds will play a two-set show starting at 8 pm as they return to the Wonder Bar! From the Jersey Shore to Carnegie Hall and beyond, they have rocked them all! When The Nerds are on stage, it’s always a great night at the Wonder Bar!

    Doors 7:00pm
    Show 8:00pm

    21 and up admitted

     

     

    Price

    $22.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions
  • Satsang

    Satsang

    at the Wonder Bar
    More Info

    Event Details

    Satsang

    “I just want to write and perform songs that touch the heart and help others”. Letting go of genre, expectation, and boxes, Satsang has leaned into the power of songwriting to drive their release, Flowers From The Fray (the band’s 5th album in 6 years). Recorded and self-produced with the help of bandmate and longtime collaborator Parker Brown, this record finds the duo tucked away in a secluded cabin in Southwest Montana digging back into the foundation on which Satsang was founded on. “These songs were all so personal to me” says Drew McManus. “Whether it was really sifting through the stage of life I had found myself in which was a kind of dark night of the soul, or leaning into the love of my wife. This record is truly me bearing my heart. I needed to seclude myself to find out where these songs wanted to go, and having Parker’s musical guidance had a big hand in that. ”This record, coupled with the band’s last release All. Right. Now. is a maturing. A growing into the songwriter and musicians that the band was destined to be. A settled and firm foundation of influences and sound that brings every external aspect in and finds it internalized and distilled into “Flowers From the Fray”.

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 9:00pm

    21+

    Time

    Location

    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    Directions