Where to Grab Dinner and Rock Out at the Jersey Shore


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Sep 25, 2023

Where to Grab Dinner and Rock Out at the Jersey Shore

Ready to savor the last few weeks of the season with an outdoor dining experience that includes awesome live music? All you need to do is add these hot spots to your end-of-summer bucket list.

Ready to savor the last few weeks of the season with an outdoor dining experience that includes awesome live music? All you need to do is add these hot spots to your end-of-summer bucket list.

Bringing “rustic and sophisticated vibes” to the Jersey Shore’s Barnegat Bay, B2 Bistro & Bar’s Bayville location is worth checking out. Dock and dine or enjoy boat watching on the spacious deck or hanging at their enormous tiki bar while you enjoy a cocktail crafted with fresh, seasonal fruit, and a scrumptious meal. Check out live music from Wednesday to Sunday, throughout the summer and fall.

B2 Bayville 125 Bayview Ave Bayville, NJ

Boasting a beautiful conservatory dining room, three outdoor decks and an open-air beer garden, Blu Grotto welcomes live bands every Thursday through Sunday all summer and into September. And tailgaters are welcome!

Blu Grotto200 Port Au Peck AvenueOceanport, NJ

If you’re looking for “eclectic fare, live music, and ocean views” then look no further than the Columns, in Avon by the Sea. As one of the shore’s most popular spots for live music at the Jersey Shore, make the Columns your choice for your next summer night out. But hurry — this seasonal spot is only open through September. Enjoy live bands, DJs, and everything in between while sipping on refreshing cocktails and indulging in their dinner menu.

Get to know the meaning of true coastal living at the Wharfside Patio Bar. Dance the night away on the deck, or relax while sipping on a signature rum bucket. With a seafood-centric menu and a focus on live bands, the Patio Bar does not disappoint.

The Wharfside Patio Bar101 Channel DrivePoint Pleasant Beach, NJ

Voted by Thrillist readers as one of the top 21 best beach bars in the United States, Donovan’s has so much to offer. With water access and cocktails served in the sand, this beachfront bar features live performers five days a week and a live beach cam 24/7.

Donovan’s Reef1171 Ocean Avenue NSea Bright, NJ

Live music, mini golf, and delicious food and drinks, all on the water. Make the trip to 9th Ave Pier for daily live music and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy a Belmar Bucket, refreshing cocktail, or draft beer to the tunes of a live band. Check out 9th Ave Pier’s lineup page for the entertainment schedule.

9th Ave Pier905 NJ-35Belmar, NJ

Looking for a relaxing night out with family? Want to cheer for your favorite sports team in front of the big screen? Ready to let loose on the dance floor? Here for all of it is Red Rock Tap & Grill. Take in the view of the Navesink River from the upper deck while you hang out and take in some live music. Red Rock welcomes live performers on Wednesdays through Sundays.

Red Rock Tap & Grill14 Wharf AvenueRed Bank, NJ

Want to see a full entertainment calendar? If you’re at Bar Anticipation, aka Bar A, you’re in the right place. With all-day DJs performing, exciting events, VIP cabanas, happy hour, daily food specials, and the best nightlife in the area, this beach bar is a must.

Bar A 703 16th AvenueLake Como, NJ

Come by boat, car, bike, or on foot to Sun Harbor Seafood & Grill to experience what you may have heard about as a true destination. In 2020, the family-owned restaurant went from dream to reality. And within 90 days of opening, over 30,000 guests had been served. Sun Harbor, run by the Fieramosca family, welcomes live entertainment every day of the week.

Sun Harbor Seafood & Grill451 E Bay AvenueBarnegat Township

Whether you dine indoors or outdoors, Water Street Bar & Grille has great drinks and great live music. Enjoy signature cocktails, craft beer, and more as well as a full dinner menu while you jam out to a live band or DJ. (See their full entertainment schedule here.)

Water Street Bar & Grille4 Robbins PkwyToms River, NJ

Eat, Drink, Relax is their motto, and if that’s what you’re looking for, then you’ve come to the right place! The Ocean View in Seaside Heights offers a Raw Bar, several entrees, frozen drinks, signature cocktails, and more as well as almost daily live entertainment through September including bands, DJs, and more.

The Ocean View2 BoardwalkSeaside Heights, NJ

Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille offers rooftop dining and entertainment with a view of the water. This award-winning restaurant serves signature sandwiches, fresh and locally caught seafood, local beer, and their famous orange crushes while you enjoy daily live entertainment like bands, karaoke, and more. Their entertainment schedule is set through September but additional dates will be added soon.

Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille1025 Beach AveCape May, NJ 08204

Seaport Pier is “North Wildwood’s one and only beachfront family-friendly bar and grill, live-music venue, and private swim club on the Boardwalk.” Enjoy the Tiki Bar with a front-row view of the beach, the Sand Bar with an oceanfront view, and of course the Seaport Stage, where you can enjoy daily live entertainment through September.

Seaport Pier2201 BoardwalkNorth Wildwood, NJ

Located on the beach in Atlantic City, Landshark Bar and Grill is the perfect spot for a Summer night out. Whether you’re in the mood to dance to a DJ or rock out to a band, grab a drink, and enjoy the entertainment while taking in the ocean breeze.

Landshark Bar and Grill1133 BoardwalkAtlantic City, NJ

Dock, dine, and, rock out at River Rock in Brick. Sip on one of their delicious Rum Buckets and dance the night away! Be sure to check out their schedule of daily live music and entertainment that goes into the fall.

River Rock Restaraunt & Marina Bar1600 Route 70Brick, NJ

Carribean Cuisine? Full bar? Live music? Must be the Watering Hull in Stone Harbor! Enjoy a signature cocktails, crushes, and more as well as dishes such as poke bowls and tacos as you rock out. Check out the Instagram to in the know about live entertainment.

The Watering Hull261 96th StreetStone Harbor, New Jersey

B2 Bayville Blu GrottoThe Wharfside Patio BarDonovan’s Reef9th Ave PierRed Rock Tap & GrillBar A Sun Harbor Seafood & GrillWater Street Bar & GrilleThe Ocean ViewHarry’s Ocean Bar and GrilleSeaport PierLandshark Bar and GrillRiver Rock Restaraunt & Marina BarThe Watering Hull