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The Stone Pony

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Address: 913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6221
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+1 732-502-0600
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12:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 17:00
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The Stone Pony is one of the world's most well-known music venues. Since it...

The Stone Pony is one of the world's most well-known music venues. Since it opened in 1974, many of the world's most popular musical artists have played here.

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Worth it for the Springsteen connection alone

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Camden, Maine
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 were some major wasted people there that were not ejected. Also, people that throw beer... More 

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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Gogol Bordello, and with all the fans crammed into the tight, musty quarters, I felt... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 music and the bars look great. Worth going when a band's playing.

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Thank Philip M
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 thrill!

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Thank NWRob
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 support the Pony.

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Yardville, New Jersey
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 NEVER been treated so poorly in a venue in my life. It took AGES to... More 

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Highland Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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. We began waiting in line at 5:45 p.m. for a "7:00 show" as stated on... More 

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Ocean
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.....

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Thank Donna G
Miller Place, New York
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605 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
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 band scene their

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Hicksville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 back to check it out.

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