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208 Bond StreetAsbury Park, NJ 07712
No pretentious hipster bulls**t here. Just a killer little dive with awesome food and some of the best music you'll here anywhere.
19 E. 13th St.Beach Haven , NJ 08008
The Hudson House is like your favorite pair of shoes: worn and tattered, but comfortable and dependable nonetheless.
23 Norwood Ave.Long Branch, NJ 07740
A neighborhood favorite for 40 years, Nip & Tuck garners its name from the Old West term of "taking a nip of a drink and tucking the bottle under your arm." The Nip even serves up an ever-changing "grilled cheese of the week" that need to be tasted to be believed.
415 18th Ave.Lake Como, NJ 07719
Never been to PK's? Think "Irish pub" meets "badass dive" Okay, then the two mate ... (stay with us here) ... and procreate some all-around awesomeness.
103 West End Ave.Long Branch, NJ 07740
With more than 15 different board games available for play, stumbling into Ron's is truly like falling through the rabbit hole. Drunk.
23 Bay Ave.Highlands, NJ 07732
Designed to resemble a Jamaican rum shanty, the Sugar Shack is less a dive than an uber-laid back surfer's paradise.