The Guide to Jersey Shore Live Entertainment at Bars & Restaurants

The Guide to Jersey Shore Live Entertainment at Bars & Restaurants

A clear night, drinks are flowing, everyone’s having a good time, and a local band is rocking the stage. Jersey Shore live entertainment hot spots are the best places to spend your summer. These are some of our favorite Monmouth & Ocean bars, restaurants, and some more unconventional venues to check out live musicians, comedy, and more!

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Jersey Shore Live Entertainment at Bars & Restaurants in Monmouth & Ocean

Bum Roger’s Crabhouse & Tavern, Seaside Park
Bum’s is more than just Seaside’s favorite spot to get fresh garlic crabs! They have live music every night of the week – and Beat the Clock on Wednesdays – with different bands coming in every Friday and Saturday night! Check out the schedule here. 2207 SW Central Ave, Seaside Park (732) 830-2770

jersey shore live entertainmentThe Columns, Avon-By-The-Sea (Seasonal)
Visit the Jersey Shore’s famous colonial mansion/restaurant/bar/night club, The Columns for live music and tons of fun! They have resident bands in the house every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus different bands taking the main stage every Friday & Saturday at 9:30pm. See the schedule here. 601 Ocean Ave, Avon By The Sea (732) 988-3213

Cubacan, Asbury Park
Cubacan is located right on the Asbury Boardwalk, has outstanding authentic Latin American cuisine with a Jersey Shore twist, they make a killer mojito, AND they have live traditional Latin bands performing every weekend. Need we say more? 800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park (732) 774-3007

Eventide Grille, Sea Bright
Enjoy some great food and drinks, a killer sunset over the marina, and live music at Eventide Grille at the Navesink Marina every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Listen to music while you dine Friday from 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday 7-10 pm and Sunday from 2-5pm with Dave McCarthy. 1400 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright (732) 530-1414

iPlay America, Freehold
From top name performers and comedians in the event center, to holiday and family fun events, to special entertainment at the GameTime Bar & Grill. iPlay will keep everyone in the family entertained! There are also plenty of meet & greet opportunities for the kids to meet their favorite performers! 110 Schanck Road, Freehold (732) 577-8200

Klein’s Fish Market & Waterside Cafe, Belmar(seasonal schedule) 
In the summer, you can catch live music 7 days a week at Klein’s, located right on the river! Their tiki bar is tons of fun! Check out the schedule for live music, plus all the summer specials here. 708 River Road, Belmar (732) 681-1177

jersey shore live entertainmentLatitudes on the River, Forked River
With different live bands and musicians playing every night, it’s always a good time at the Latitudes Beach Bar! Be sure not to miss out on Country Thursdays, one of the most fun days of the week! See their Facebook page for the most current schedule of events.  361 East Lacey Rd, Forked River (609) 242-2648

McDonagh’s Pub, Keyport
Check out McDonagh’s Summer Concert Series. Every Saturday night hear the sounds of new talented musicians performing at the Pub at 10pm, with drink specials and late night menu available until midnight. Not to mention karaoke every Tuesday! 2 West Front Street, Keyport (732) 264-0999

McIntyre’s Pub, Toms River
McIntyre’s features a variety of local acoustic acts, plus open mic night on Thursdays! Check out their Facebook page for updates. 1747 Hooper Ave, Toms River (732) 349-0420

Oyster Creek Inn, Leeds Point
Enjoy the sounds of summer at the Oyster Creek Inn! Hear live music every Monday and Wednesday night from 6-9pm in the Crab Room. Nothing says summer more than music, cocktails and sunset on the water! Click here for the lineup.  41 North Oyster Creek Road, Leeds Point (609) 652-8565

Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank
Every week this summer, Oyster Point is hosting Thursdays on the Half Shell. Join us on the Terrace Deck for food, drinks and music from some of the shore’s best known artists, and see the lineup here! Come relax with a cocktail and enjoy the new clambake inspired menu with a view of the river. Happy Hour kicks off at 4pm, followed by live music at 6pm. 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank (732) 747-2500

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Parker House, Sea Girt (seasonal)
The Parker House is a premier local establishment for a multitude of attractions including unbeatable house specials, live entertainment upstairs and down, and a variety of annual fundraisers! Parker House features live entertainment upstairs and downstairs, every week, all summer long! First Ave & Beacon Blvd, Sea Girt (732) 449-0442

Patricia’s of Holmdel
Patricia’s has started bringing in special performers once in a while for lovely nights of music and dining! See their Facebook page for upcoming events. 2132 Highway 35, Holmdel (732) 275-0234

rooneysRooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch
At Rooney’s you’ll find not only a great ocean view, but live music on the outdoor patio 4 days a week! Check out for the schedule. 100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch (732) 870-1200