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

There will be no Yappy Hour Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17, 18 and 19 due to the huge Sea Hear Now Festival. With more than 30,000 people expected, we do not want to subject our dogs to all the chaos. Fifth Avenue will be completely closed and there will be no parking anywhere near the Wonder Bar. The WB will be open at noon and the Yappy Deck will be open for festival guests who would like a cocktail from our Tiki Bar Saturday and Sunday.

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

  • Sea.Hear.Now presents Reignwolf

    Sea.Hear.Now presents Reignwolf

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Sea.Hear.Now presents Reignwolf
    with special guest
    Doors: 10:30 pm
    Show: 11:30 pm

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    $18 in advance plus applicable fees, $20 at the door plus applicable fees

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Promised Land

    Promised Land

    Ultimate Jersey Shore Tribute

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Promised Land
    Ultimate Jersey Shore Tribute

    Let the good times roll with a night of classic Jersey Shore music you know and love from SSJ, Bruce, Cafferty, Bonds, Bon Jovi and more! Promised Land plays a two set show starting at 8:30 pm.

     

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Kendall Street Company

    Kendall Street Company

    with DeeOhGee and Vintage Pistol

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Kendall Street Company
    with DeeOhGee and Vintage Pistol

    Kendall Street Company is a jam-alt rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. From late night jam sessions at the University of Virginia to main stages at venues and festivals throughout the country, Kendall Street Company has broken the mold of improvised rock and entered a world of jazz-grass infused psychedelic bliss. The band’s musical style incorporates elements of jam, folk, jazz, funk, and psychedelic rock. They embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots.

    “The Space Race” is Kendall Street Company’s first single off their highly anticipated pop-ambient space opera double LP “The Year the Earth Stood Still,” (set to release summer 2021). Recorded in the midst of a pandemic, the record was born as a collective improvisational experiment over a 5 day period in a rural farmhouse studio. With imaginations running wild and sessions lasting through to the wee hours of the morning, the record quickly took on a life of its own as a time capsule of the band’s thoughts, feelings, and creative drive in a year of great uncertainty over their own future, and that of humanity at large.

    Averaging over 100 shows per year since 2013, KSC has performed at festivals such as Lockn’, Roosterwalk, Floydfest, Resonance, and Domefest and has opened for acts such as Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, moe., Papadosio, Umphrey’s McGee, Goose, and Leftover Salmon. All the while, the band has released myriad records, EPs, and singles to national acclaim.

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

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Joey Cape

    Joey Cape

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    Joey Cape
    with support from Jose Prieto of MakeWar

    Joey Cape hits the road performing songs from his latest release, A Good Year To Forget, additional cuts from his solo catalog and Lagwagon classics.

    The time Joey Cape spent with his parents over the past year didn’t just allow him to reconnect with them; it also afforded him time to write songs. Because recording studios were shutting down everywhere due to COVID, Cape got creative and turned the “cabana-type thing” he was living in into a home recording studio. “I just decided that if I was going to make a record like this, I should make it in full isolation,” he says. “I have a Murphy bed, so every morning I’d push up the bed, pull out the studio stuff, have some coffee or tea, get out my little chair and off I went.” Despite Cape’s isolation while writing A Good Year To Forget, his fans will hear much more than just a voice, guitar and bass on this record. Indeed, he ended up playing a plethora of instruments when recording the album, including electric and lap steel guitars, piano, mandolin and drums.

    “I almost made a solo record alone,” he laughs. “But that great fun you have in collaborating with other people in the studio is just priceless. There’s always something positive you can find-something of redeeming value in an experience where there’s a struggle of suffering. I played everything because I reached a point where I realized that’s something I’d have to hold onto if it was going to be the record I wanted and set out to make. It forced things to be very basic, but I’m okay with that.”

    A Good Year To Forget seeks to find the positive in the negatives to become a record of pure triumphant beauty. Hushed and haunted, there’s an almost Nick Drake-ian poignancy to these 12 songs, especially on the wistful The Poetry Of Our Mistakes. Come Home, a song inspired directly by the words his mother had spoken on the phone, is a beautifully melancholic, slightly folky tune full of hurt and longing that also manages to be reassuring at the same time. Elsewhere, Under the Doormat is a harrowingly beautiful ode to a lost love of the past. Check Your Ego at the Door is a ballroom lament steeped in timelessness, while Fictional is a scornful take on the false images and lives that proliferate on social media.

    “By any standard, 2020 was a bad year,” Cape says. “This record has truly distilled my own experience of the past year, what I’ve learned and what I’ve felt. It feels right and I’m very proud of the result.”

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

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

    Little Stranger

    at the Wonder Bar
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    LITTLE STRANGER

    Born and raised in Philly, crash landed in Charleston, Kevin and John Shields are breaking into previously uncharted waters with their quirky indie hip-hop group, Little Stranger. Between John’s melodic singer-songwriter magnetism, Kevin’s in-your-face delivery, and an overall undeniable groove, this duo is sure to get any audience up and moving. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Odelay-era Beck, Little Stranger delivers a fresh take on melodic hip-hop. Every track brings the uniqueness and strangeness that their name implies.

    For the past few years, the duo has perfected their live performance by playing over 100 shows per year prior to the coronavirus shutdown. The group also puts a big focus on creating arresting visual experiences through their music videos, their own eccentric television program (LSTV), and in-house graphics. Between their out-of-the-box creative endeavors and an ever-increasing arsenal of new tunes, Little Stranger is poised to make 2021 another slam dunk.

     

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

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Christine Martucci

    Christine Martucci

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Gay Pride Weekend Kickoff with the Two Christines!

    Christine Martucci and the Band of Love
    with Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz

    Price

    $20 in advance plus applicable surcharges

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • I Am The Avalanche

    I Am The Avalanche

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    I Am The Avalanche

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

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • 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.”

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

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Tramps Like Us

    Tramps Like Us

    The Nation's No. 1 Springsteen Tribute

    at the Wonder Bar
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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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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Melt

    Melt

    at the Wonder Bar
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    MELT
    with The Brazen Youth

    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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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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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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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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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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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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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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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • NoMBe

    NoMBe

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    NoMBe
    with special guest Richie Quake

    Noah McBeth, or NoMBe, was born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany, where his parents split at an early age and he was raised by his grandparents – mainly his grandmother.  When he was 18 years old he went on a class trip from Germany to Las Vegas. Unlike his classmates, NoMBe decided to chase his dreams in music and never returned.  He signed with TH3RD BRAIN Records and released his debut LP “They Might’ve Even Loved Me” in 2018, which has accumulated more than 300 million total online streams to date.   The album was released single by single, on a monthly basis through an entire year.. The album was a tribute to the women in his life, from his godmother Chaka Khan to true loves to summer flings. The album was praised for its unique blend of old school rock and electronic influences, NME declares that “it’s a brilliant glimpse of a talent who can make magic in just about any territory.” The album caught the ear of music legends Pharrell Williams and Elton John, as well as pop culture icons Kylie Jenner and Heidi Klum. Singles from the album received worldwide airplay from SiriusXM Alt Nation to Annie Mac on BBC Radio, including “Wait” and “Freak Like Me” being added to Triple J. With CHROMATOPIA, NoMBe embarks on a new journey blending electronic and alternative music in a fresh, innovative and experimental way. CHROMATOPIA blends electronic and alternative music in a fresh, innovative way, typically more experimental.  The first single from the album “Weirdo” encourages you to embrace your inner weirdness and to accept yourself to give others the strength to accept who they are too.

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

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • AshenMoon

    AshenMoon

    with Garry Beers of INXS and Toby Rand of Juke Kartel

    at the Wonder Bar
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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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    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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