Best of Monmouth 2019: Entertainment, Nightlife & Recreation

Planning a girls' night out or a kids' party? Here are the best entertainment, nightlife and recreation destinations in this county, as voted by you!




Beer Selection

1. Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten 
527 Lake Ave. 
Asbury Park 
732.997.8767 
asburybiergarten.com

2. Jughandle Brewing Company
4057 Asbury Ave. 
Tinton Falls 7
32.898.2220 
jughandlebrewing.com

3. The Downtown
10 W. Front St.
Red Bank 
732.741.2828

Girls’ Night Out

1. Teak
64 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.747.5775
teakrestaurant.com

2. Pinot's Palette
100 Rte. 9 
Manalapan 
732.637.8899

12 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.219.9222

2100 Rte. 35
Wall Township
848.469.8923
pinotspalette.com

3. Bar Anticipation
703 16th Ave.
Lake Como
732.681.7422
bar-a.com

Dance Lessons

1. East Coast Dance Company
2204 Rte. 35
Sea Girt
732.987.9047
eastcoastdancenj.com

2. Arthur Murray Dance Center
140 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.383.6501
arthurmurrayredbank.com

3. Fred Astaire Dance Studios 
2410 Rte. 35 
Manasquan 
732.528.0151
​fredastaire.com/manasquan

1201 Sycamore
Tinton Falls
732.542.4188
fredastaire.com/red-bank

Guys' Night Out

1. Stumpy's
22 Meridian Rd. Unit 5
Eatontown
732.544.5069
stumpyshh.com

2. YESTERcades
80 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.383.7873
yestercades.com

3. iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd.
Freehold
732.577.8200

Gymnastics School

1. Aerials
151 Industrial Way E.
Eatontown
732.389.0404
aerialsgymnasticsnj.com

2. Ace Gymnastics
3601 Sunset Ave.
Ocean Township
732.918.2400
acegymnj.com

3. Monmouth Gymnastics
600 Campus Dr.
Morganville
732.972.8811
monmouthgymnastics.com

Happy Hour

1. Teak
64 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.747.5775
teakrestaurant.com

2. Bar Anticipation
703 16th Ave.
Lake Como
732.681.7422
bar-a.com

3. Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Ave.
Rumson
732.933.9272
saltcreekgrille.com

Irish Pub

1. The Dublin House
30 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.747.6699
thedublinhouse.co

2. Kelly's Tavern
43 Rte. 35
Neptune City 
732.775.9517 
kellystavernjerseyshore.com

3. St. Stephen's Green Publick House
2031 Rte. 71
Spring Lake
732.449.2626
ssgpub.com

Kids' Parties

1. Rockin' Roxanne's Party Magic
Manasquan
732.223.4432
rockinroxanne.com

2. Coco Bean Play Café
70 Apple St.
Tinton Falls
732.224.1100
​cocobeansplaycafe.com

3. Sweet!
702 10th Ave.
Belmar
732.280.8889
sweetbelmar.com

Live Music

1. The Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park
732.502.0600
stoneponyonline.com

2. Jamian's
79 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.747.8050
jamiansfood.com

3. Eventide
1400 Ocean Ave.
Sea Bright
732.530.1414
eventidegrille.com

Specialty Cocktails

1. Watermark 
800 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park
732.455.3447
watermarkap.com

2. Mix Lounge
71 Brighton Ave.
Long Branch
732.923.9100
mixloungefoodbar.com

3. 10th Ave. Burrito Company
801 Belmar Plz.
Belmar
732.280.1515
tenthaveburrito.com

Neighborhood Bar

1. Murphy's Tavern
17 Ward Ln.
Rumson
732.842.1600
murphystavernrumson.com

2. Maloney's
119 Main St.
Matawan
732.583.4040
maloneyspubnj.com

3. Reef & Barrel
153 Sea Girt Ave.
Manasquan
732.449.4114
reefandbarrel.com

Public Golf Course

1. Shark River Golf Course
320 Old Corlies Ave.
Neptune
732.922.4141
sharkrivergolfcourse.com

2. Suneagles Golf Club
2000 Lowther Dr.
Eatontown
732.389.4300
suneaglesgolf.com

2. Charleston Springs Golf Course
101 Woodville Rd.
Millstone
732.409.7227
charlestonsprings.com

Sports Bar

1. MJ's
845 Rte. 34
Matawan
732.566.6220

1005 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.796.1400

3205 Rte. 66
Neptune City
732.918.9700

1213 Sycamore Ave.
Tinton Falls
732.542.3131
mjsrestaurant.com

2. Fireside Grill & Bar
133 S. Main St.
Marlboro
732.780.7900
firesidegrillandbar.com

2. Bar Anticipation
703 16th Ave.
Lake Como
732.681.7422
bar-a.com

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The multi-faceted Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers...

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146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ
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The artist Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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The multi-faceted Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ
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Sponsor: Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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“Oh, the thinks you can think!” when Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters collide in this unforgettable, fantastical musical extravaganza! Accepted students will create larger-than-life...

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Telephone: 732-281-7560
Contact Name: Rachel Repole
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The artist Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: The Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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The multi-faceted Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ
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Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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Neptune, NJ  07754
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Cost: $25 for members, and $30 for non-members

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Sponsor: Monmouth Museum
Telephone: 732-224-1992
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Above & Beyond: The History of the Medal of Honor explores the history of the most prestigious military decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces. The medal is awarded to...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors,Veterans+active military personnel free

Where:
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Holmdel, NJ  07733
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Cost: $160 Monthly

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Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Count Basie Center for the Arts
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Cost: $160 Monthly

Where:
Count Basie Center for the Arts
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Sponsor: Count Basie Center for the Arts
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Contact Name: Rachel Repole
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The artist Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: The Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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Above & Beyond: The History of the Medal of Honor explores the history of the most prestigious military decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces. The medal is awarded to...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors,Veterans+active military personnel free

Where:
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
1 Memorial Lane
Holmdel, NJ  07733
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“Oh, the thinks you can think!” when Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters collide in this unforgettable, fantastical musical extravaganza! Accepted students will create larger-than-life...

Cost: $295

Where:
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Count Basie Center for the Arts
Telephone: 732-281-7560
Contact Name: Rachel Repole
Website »

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“Oh, the thinks you can think!” when Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters collide in this unforgettable, fantastical musical extravaganza! Accepted students will create larger-than-life...

Cost: $610

Where:
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Count Basie Center for the Arts
Telephone: 732-281-7560
Contact Name: Rachel Repole
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The artist Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: The Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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The multi-faceted Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ
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Sponsor: Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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Cost: Admission

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Sponsor: Monmouth Museum
Telephone: 732-747-2266
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Above & Beyond: The History of the Medal of Honor explores the history of the most prestigious military decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces. The medal is awarded to...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors,Veterans+active military personnel free

Where:
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
1 Memorial Lane
Holmdel, NJ  07733
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Cost: Free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Sponsor: Monmouth Museum
Telephone: 732-747-2266
Website »

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The artist Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ  07701
View map »


Sponsor: The Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

More information

Show More...
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The multi-faceted Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

More information

NJ Emerging Artists Series Presents Kate Eggleston: Still Deep    October 18th, 2019 - November 17th, 2019   Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm  Gallery Talk:...

Cost: Admission

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Sponsor: Monmouth Museum
Telephone: 732-747-2266
Website »

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The Write Journey'sWOMEN’S WRITING GROUPSaturdays: October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th,November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th & December 7th10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.The women’s writing group provides space...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
1st Cup Coffee (in The Studio)
96 First Avenue
Atlantic Highla, NJ  07716
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Sponsor: The Write Journey
Contact Name: Chelsea Palermo
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Above & Beyond: The History of the Medal of Honor explores the history of the most prestigious military decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces. The medal is awarded to...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors,Veterans+active military personnel free

Where:
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
1 Memorial Lane
Holmdel, NJ  07733
View map »

More information

“Oh, the thinks you can think!” when Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters collide in this unforgettable, fantastical musical extravaganza! Accepted students will create larger-than-life...

Cost: $610

Where:
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ  07701
View map »


Sponsor: Count Basie Center for the Arts
Telephone: 732-281-7560
Contact Name: Rachel Repole
Website »

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Cost: $50

Where:
Middletown Arts Center
36 Church St.
Middletown, NJ  07755
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Sponsor: Middletown Arts Center
Telephone: 7--
Contact Name: Maggie O'Brien
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The artist Peter Bradley has had a long and storied career. In 1968, as Associate Director of the prestigious Perls Galleries in New York City, he was one of the first black art dealers in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: The Oyster Point Hotel
Contact Name: Ellen Martin

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