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The Stone Pony

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Iconic Music Venue

This place is iconic, classic guitars line the walls from bands as different as the Bouncing Souls... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Met the BOSS

Have seen a show here from time to time over the years. Never been impressed with the place itself... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boonton, New Jersey
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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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913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6221
+1 732-502-0600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have seen a show here from time to time over the years. Never been impressed with the place itself as the only reason I went was to see a band that we liked. That aside, we had a great thrill here many years ago as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 30 November 2018

I celebrated a birthday with a few friends and family at The Pony and was entertained by Midland. This place is iconic and legendary, and anyone interested in live music, NJ, or The Boss, should stop by at least once. This is a bar with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank G_Bread_Spice
Reviewed 6 October 2018

great place to see bands the staff is great the beers are cold and the bathrooms are clean. great time every time.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank hyppbytc69
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If Bruce Springsteen hadn't played here, this would be a typical, local dark, shore bar. I've been here twice and both times the staff were rude and abrupt. They have a "take it or leave it attitude." The bar area is dirty. Bathrooms are slightly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank roadtripgene
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Our friend was playing in a band there. I've never been inside so was excited to finally go in. It's a dive bar really. Very old and dark but cool. Fun to see all the pictures and signed guitars on the walls. Must be fun...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I loved it here. We saw Gaslight do two shows on the Summer Stage, and the crowd kind of sucked, but the venue was good. There was plenty of room when the crowd let there be. It was set up similar to some festivals I've...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stfualicombs
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Asbury Park is, without a doubt, an ideal place for the beach. The grunge and the grime go hand-in-hand as a characteristic of New Jersey's history. That said, and you could refer to the previous reviews, the security and the staff need to make newcomers'...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Richiebeans
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Security took my daughter’s ID and walked away with it for an extended period of time and when we questioned it they gave some lame excuse as to why. They ended up not giving her a wrist band even though she was legal. Selling IDs???...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Liz R
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I attended the Boy George/Thompson Twins Concert and was impressed with the facility and the professionalism of the staff. The facility was very accommodating for all guests, including those with disabilities. There was a gentleman in front of us in a wheelchair and staff came...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kr2242018
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This place is iconic, classic guitars line the walls from bands as different as the Bouncing Souls to Sting to Springsteen. Enjoyed the event at the Summer stage, which i recommend you wear sneakers/comfortable shoes. You are standing in a parking lot! The inside is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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7 December 2018|
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Response from G_Bread_Spice | Reviewed this property |
I believe the band stopped playing around 10:30-11:00 and security does clear out the place within about 20 minutes.
8 November 2018|
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