If you’re heading out for a night on the town in Asbury Park, prepare to argue with your friends, at least for a little while, about where the heck to go within the Jersey Shore’s hottest nightlife scene.
Downtown on Cookman Avenue and up on the bustling boardwalk, there are dozens of bars, big and small, crowded and empty, terrible and terrific. And nobody wants to endure an annoying, lackluster night out that ends with you blaming your friend for a bad choice when you could’ve gone somewhere awesome.
How about this: Take some advice from a local — me — and check out this updated Asbury Park bar ranking for 2018, with more than 40 watering holes judged on drink quality, service, ambiance, crowd and food availability. After a whole lot of visits, I’m happy to report there’s not only a new worst bar in Asbury Park but a new No. 1! Forget about last year's list!
Take a look, see what I thought of your go-to A.P. bar (the list begins at 44 because three bars are two-for-one establishments) and let us know in the comments which is your favorite. And of course, please drink responsibly.