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The Stone Pony

913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6221
+1 732-502-0600
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This venue would be really cool if they didn't overpack the place. We recently saw Gogol Bordello... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Camden, Maine
Uncomfortable Classic

This venue is a bit Tougher Than the Rest. It's Glory Days are definitely in the rearview mirror... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Rebecca H
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913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6221
+1 732-502-0600
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This venue would be really cool if they didn't overpack the place. We recently saw Gogol Bordello here and it was impossible to even move. I understand that it's a small place, but people are getting BIGGER, so that needs to be considered. Also, there...More

1  Thank RoundTheWorld1111
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This venue is a bit Tougher Than the Rest. It's Glory Days are definitely in the rearview mirror. Stone Pony is basically One Step Up from the Double Deuce, that bar in Roadhouse. I saw two shows here this past year: Built to Spill and...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Although it was not officially open, the owner was happy for us to wander about you see where Springsteen played in his early days - I'm a fan and it' long been an ambition to visit Asbury Park/Stone Pony. They still have plenty of live...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! The Stone Pony did not disappoint. It was so exciting to see this iconic Jersey Shore music institution. The stage is small and the place is intimate. The walls are lined with guitars and there are pictures of music greats all over. What a...More

Thank NWRob
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to see a show, weather it's a local battle of the bands or a national act, we've seen Stryper, Sebastian Bach, Anthrax and Motorhead here. You can get right up to the stage in this intimate setting. Bartenders are great. Come out and...More

Thank chetndeb
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the stone pony last night for the first time and the place was HORRIBLE. I have never been to a more crowded establishment in my life. I can't believe how many people they had sardined inside. The staff was insanely rude I have...More

1  Thank Dominique D
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Especially The Stone Pony, which seems to rely heavily on its reputation and long-term placement in such a popular shore area--while the decor is somewhat interesting, with all the hundreds of real signed guitars adorning the walls, it is overall kind of dated and dingy....More

3  Thank Ridethewind95
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Buy tickets in advance. Eat in Asbury Park. Dance your heart out. Look at the memorabilia on the walls. Buy a hat and shirt. Take a cab /uber home . Visit in every season and walk the boardwalk.....

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Over its 40 year history, The Stone Pony has featured Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Toby Keith, and Ignite the Atmosphere. The sound is terrific, the bartender was awesome!! And the food is great. Not overpriced but a generous portion. Burgers, onion rings! Check out the...More

Thank danfriedmanmd
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stopped in cause my husband is a Bruce Springsteen fan.No concerts the afternoon we stopped in but they let us walk around inside.Amazing how many guitars on the wall!Like a museum.There is a gift shop.Billboard had some upcoming events scheduled.Stage for concerts looks good-will be...More

1  Thank brighteyes67
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Any food at the pony?
29 April 2017|
Response from Ridethewind95 | Reviewed this property |
I can't say 100% but I don't think so...at least not in the main part where you see the band's. Possibly at the bar though. But even if there is in the main area, standing wall to wall like packed sardines in a very... More
Hi, I am visiting Asbury Park from the UK soon and would like to know if I will be able to buy merchandise from the Stone Pony on a Tuesday afternoon? Thanks
23 March 2017|
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Response from chetndeb | Reviewed this property |
I believe they open at noon during the week so you should be good.
Michelina S
alot of your shows say all ages...thinking of bringing my 8 and 10 yo to a CD release...want them to start to appreciate music early...think it would be ok?
22 October 2016|
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Response from pjaquinto | Reviewed this property |
you will be fine. enjoy.