Our Favorite Jersey Shore Happy Hours in Monmouth County

Our Favorite Jersey Shore Happy Hours in Monmouth County


One of our favorite activities any time of the year, is to stop at a local bar, grab a drink, and eat a snack before heading home. In other terms, we love Jersey Shore happy hours.

Yes, they’re a great way to hang out with friends and coworkers, but they’re also an opportunity to try out a restaurant in a very inexpensive way. Since not all Jersey Shore happy hours are created equal, we’ve taken the liberty to do the research and have rounded up our favorites so you can get the most bang for your buck.

We’ve hit every aspect of happy hour, from the view, the booze, the food, and of course the most important question – is it a good deal? With these spots, it’s a resounding yes.

Here’s to the happiest hours of the week! (Check out our favorite Ocean County Jersey Shore Happy Hours here!)

Jersey Shore Happy Hours in Monmouth County

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, Asbury Park
Beer, beer and more beer! Known for having one of the best import beer selections around, Festhalle is also home to a pretzel like no other. If the weather is nice, head up to the rooftop with views of the Atlantic or stay inside for some German music. They also have one of the best industry nights around. Every Monday from 4pm to close, F&B workers can enjoy 50% off. Danke! 527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 997- 8767  http://www.asburybiergarten.com/

The Bar Room + Kitchen, Deal
Ever since we were introduced to The Bar Room, we’ve been telling anyone and everyone we know to get over there. Not only do they have amazing food, but their happy hour does exactly what it’s supposed to – make us happy! $3 Coors Lt & Yuengling’s along with $5 house wines and cocktails are a recipe for a happy hour… or two. 100 Norwood Avenue, Deal (732)686- 1295 http://www.thebarroomandkitchen.com

beach tavernBeach Tavern, Monmouth Beach
Head to this restaurant on the water on Sundays to kick off the work week with their all day happy hour. Or take a little trip to Mexico without the airfare on Taco Tuesdays where you’ll enjoy $5 tacos and $5 margaritas. Thirsty Thursdays give way to half price wines by the glass and there are plenty of food specials (including oysters – yes, even Happy Hours can be decadent!) 33 West Street, Monmouth Beach 732-870-8999 http://beachtavern.net/

The Bonney Read, Asbury Park
The newly opened Bonney Read is serving up the shore’s best chowder dishes and some of the best seafood we’ve ever had! Another little known fact is that they also have a great happy hour where their specialty cocktails are discounted. Come for the cocktails, stay for the seafood, head home happy as can be! 525 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park  (732) 455-3352 http://www.thebonneyread.com/

Cubacan Restaurant & Bar, Asbury Park
If you’ve never been to this boardwalk staple, happy hour will give you a taste of what a night out in Havana would be like. Weekdays from 3:30 – 6:30pm you can find us enjoying $6 mojitos and $5 appetizers turning a happy hour into happy hours. 800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park 732-774-3007 www.cubacan.net
Dive, Sea Bright
Monday through Friday until 7pm visit Dive in Sea Bright for a happy hour that’s packed with drink and food specials. Choose your poison with specials on Fruit Infused Martinis, “big” glasses of wine, and beers that go exceptionally well with the $6 food menu! Try out one of our favorite pairs to order: the pineapple martini with a side of jalapeno cheese fries. It makes us very happy. 1072 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright (732) 268-7707 http://www.divecoastalbar.com/

Eventide Grille, Sea Bright
How does a sunset, a drink, and some food sound? Yea, pretty good. At Eventide Grille in Sea Bright you can get that Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 7:00pm for half the price. House drinks, house wine, and selected appetizers including Mussels Marinara and Coconut Shrimp are all half off. It has all the makings of a Jersey Shore Happy Hour. 1400 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright (732) 530-1414 http://eventidegrille.com/

The Four Winds, Wall
With one of our earlier happy hour’s, The Four Winds kicks off three very happy hours from 3 – 6pm The Four Winds in Wall with $5 24oz Miller/Coors Lt, as well as $5 apps and house wines. It’s a perfect escape for those early birds who get out of work early. 1316 Jefferson Avenue, Manasquan (732) 223-9579 http://fourwindsrestaurant.com/

Kim Marie’s Eat & Drink Away, Asbury Park
When the words eat and drink is in the name of the restaurant, you know they’re not kidding around, especially when it comes to happy hour. Monday through Friday from 11:00am – 7:00pm (yes, you can be happy at 11:00am on a Tuesday!) you’ll find $5 appetizer specials like their Irish Egg Rolls with $4 Sangrias. 1411 Kingsley, Asbury Park 732-774-6666 www.kimmarieseatndrinkaway.com

Klein’s Tiki Bar, Belmar
Every day from 3:00 – 6:00pm take a break and head to the tiki bar where it’s five o’clock all the time. Enjoy half price house wine, well drinks, frozen drinks and $2 Lite beer specials. Sitting under a thatch roof tiki bar, watching the boats go by on the inlet, all while sipping a pina colada, we can see why it’s one of the best Jersey Shore happy hours in Monmouth County. 708 River Road, Belmar (732) 681-1177  http://www.kleinsfish.com/

the marinaThe Marina at Oceanport, Oceanport
What’s better than one happy hour? How about two… per day! We’re not pulling your leg and neither is The Marina where there are specials from 3-7pm and late night. 10 Riverside Avenue, Oceanport 848-456-4396 http://marinaatoceanport.com

jersey shore fall menusMcDonagh’s Pub, Keyport
With happy hour specials like $1.75 domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles, and $3 mixed drinks, it’s no wonder why McDonagh’s Pub has been a go to bar in the Bayshore area for the last decade! And if you’re hungry, they even offer up $3 baskets of pub grub! Its a happy hour fit for an Irishman… or any man (or woman)! 2 West Front Street, Keyport (732) 264-0999 http://www.mcdonaghs.com/

McGillicuddy’s Tap House, Loch Arbour
Tap into one of the liveliest happy hours every afternoon from Monday to Saturday. There’s no shortage of specials on drinks and appetizers to wet your whistle for a fun night ahead (or just a really good night’s rest – we’re not judging). 601 Main Street, Loch Arbour 732-531-5555 www.mcgillicuddystaphouse.com/lh/

Mister C’s Beach Bistro, Allenhurst
Mister C’s brings a lot to the table for Happy Hour. They offer some of the best ocean views in Monmouth County, $6 house martinis, $6 house wines, beer specials and some great $5 appetizers. Happy Hour at Mister C’s Beach Bistro goes from 3 to 7pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday? Its ALL DAY. Enjoy! Ocean Place and Allen Avenue, Allenhurst 732 531-3665 http://www.mistercsbeachbistro.com/

mixMix, Long Branch
One word of advice when you head to Mix – the martinis are strong and the appetizers are necessary. Mix can make any day of the week better, even Monday with their all night happy hour. You choose the liquor, they’ll make it extraordinary. 71 Brighton Avenue, Long Branch 732-923-9100 http://mixloungefoodbar.comThe Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Pick an afternoon and take a seat at the International Bar where drinks are specially priced and the entertainment is live. It’s also set in the historic Molly Pitcher Inn. A complete classic. 88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank 732-747-2500 www.themollypitcher.com

old gloryOld Glory Kitchen & Spirits, Keyport
We may have to rename happy hour into happy week. Thanks to Old Glory who has committed to keeping their patrons happy all day Sunday with signature cocktail specials and $6 “Happytizers.” Jersey Shore happy hour indeed. 84 Broad Street, Keyport 732-479-5555 www.oldglorynj.com

The Oyster Point, Red Bank
When the weather’s nice make a point to sit out at the Terrace Bar overlooking the Navesink at the Oyster Point Hotel for a classic Jersey Shore happy hour. Every Monday through Thursday, enjoy an Absolute Martini with Golden Fried Calamari all for a fraction of the cost. You’ll feel like a million bucks without spending even close to that. 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank (732) 747-2500 http://www.theoysterpointhotel.com/

Jersey Shore Happy HourThe Pour House, Tinton Falls
It’s kind of like the Cheers bar of Monmouth County. Rest easy in the cozy interior of The Pour House as you take full advantage of the long list of $5 appetizers and a menu of specially priced drinks that are guaranteed to lift your spirits. 640 Shrewsbury Avenue, Tinton Falls 732-842-4337 www.pourhouserestaurant.com

Remington’s, Manasquan
Live music and cocktail specials really just go hand in hand. At Remington’s you’ll have both. Enjoy discounts on specialty cocktails, wines, and even small plates that pair perfectly with local bands. 142 Main Street, Manasquan (732) 292-1300 http://remingtonsnj.com/

Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch
Whether it’s 90 and sunny out or 20 and snowing, Rooney’s is the spot to sip on a cocktail, eat some fancy appetizers like their PEI Mussels on special, and watch the waves come in. It’s our happy place. 100 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch 732-870-1200 www.rooneysocean.com

Shipwreck Grill, Brielle
Tell your boss you’re leaving early and head straight to Shipwreck Grill to take advantage of countless specials on small plates, cocktails, beer, and wine. You’ll even get 15% off the bar menu. 720 Ashley Avenue, Brielle 732-292-9380 www.shipwreckgrill.com

jersey shore happy hourShipwreck Point Steakhouse, Pt. Pleasant
This fancy steakhouse in the heart of Pt. Pleasant is the place to fancy up your Jersey Shore happy hour. Join them on Wednesday for half off selected bottles of wine and Fridays for their cocktail specials featuring the specialty drink of the week for $7 and $9 martinis. 20 Inlet Dr., Pt. Pleasant Beach 732-899-3800 www.shipwreckpointsteakhouse.com 

sirenaSirena Ristorante, Long Branch
Get happy the Italians do at one of the most elegant and delicious Jersey Shore happy hours around. All day Sunday and from 3:30 – 6:30 on weekdays, including Friday, you can dine like Sophia Loren and Vittorio Gassman. Just imagine the Atlantic is the Mediterranean. 27 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch 732-222-1119 www.sirenaristorante.com

The Sitting Duck, Long Branch
Get a guaranteed attitude adjustment at The Sitting Duck’s happy hour. $5 appetizers, $5 house wines, $5 martinis, and $5 beer paddles. Oh and there’s more, but you have to go check it out for yourself. 104 Myrtle Avenue, Long Branch 732-229-5566 www.sittingduckrestaurant.com

Stella Marina, Asbury Park
Get to Stella Marina early before both the first and second bars fill up. Everything from your favorite cocktails, wines, beers, and flavorful Italian appetizers are all a happy hour special, everyday from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Stay in the action at the downstairs bar or go for the elevated ocean view upstairs. Either way, you’re winning. 1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 775-7776 http://www.stellamarinarestaurant.com/

Taka, Asbury Park
The lounge at Taka’s brand new location right on Cookman Avenue in downtown Asbury Park is one of our favorite new places to enjoy a much needed happy hour cocktail after work. Sit down at the bar for specials not only on the usual wine, vodka drinks, and of course Japanese beer, but also on Taka’s Sake Sangria. Just be sure to order a few rolls to go along with it so it doesn’t “sake” you out. 660 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park  732-775-1020 http://www.takaasbury.com

Teak, Red Bank
Seriously one of the best happy hours in Red Bank, Teak goes above and beyond to make your evening that much better. Get happier during the work week with Teak’s Lucky 7’s Happy Hour featuring $7 appetizers like their delicious Forbidden Black Roll and BBQ Korean Tacos and drink specials. On Wednesday, get over the hump with happy hour till 10pm and on Thursdays take advantage of their Extended Happy Hour. It’s the best (and maybe the only way) to get through the rest of your week. 64 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 747-5775 http://teakrestaurant.com/

Trama’s Trattoria, Long Branch
If it’s the middle of the week, you should be resting on a bar seat at Trama’s Trattoria. It’s a chance to try out some of their dishes for just $10. Pair it with a glass of $5 Nero d’Avola or $3 beers and it’s a recipe for happiness. 115 Brighton Avenue, Long Branch 732-222-1121 www.tramastrattoria.com

valsVal’s Tavern, Rumson
Established in 1942, Val’s Tavern knows how to turn your frown upside down. 20 beers on tap, $3 specials on 16 oz. drafts, and $5 food specials. Seriously, they’ve been around for this long because they make people smile. 123 E. River Road, Rumson 732-842-3452 www.valstavern.com
walt street
Walt Street Pub, Red Bank
If you’ve ever taken the train to or from Red Bank you’ve probably familiar with The Walt St. Pub. It’s a common watering hole for residents of Red Bank’s West Side, and for the unlucky (or dare we say lucky) NJTransit riders who missed their train. WSP is exactly what you’d want in a watering hole; unpretentious, cheap beer and some great sandwiches! With happy hour specials like $2 domestic drafts, we may have to “miss” our train a few more times! 180 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 741-5936 http://waltstreetpub.com

Windansea, Atlantic Highlands(Seasonal-check website for details)
There’s a lot to love about Windansea; the view, the great food, tiki bar and their fresh seafood. We also love being able to enjoy 1/2 off apps, $5 house wines and $2.50 select drafts every day from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. 1/2 off mussels; sign us up any day of the week! Well, Monday through Friday only. 56 Shrewsbury Avenue, Atlantic Highlands  (732) 872-2266 http://www.windanseanj.com

The Wine Bar, Atlantic Highlands
Every Thursday, The Wine Bar offers up a special happy hour & tasting menu that includes $5 martini’s, as well as a 1/2 off, 1/2 portioned meals from their a la carte dinner menu. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy a great meal without breaking the bank. It’s always a great happy hour date spot. 40 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands  (732) 291-1377 http://www.ahwinebar.com/winebar/