Are you looking for the best bars in Seaside Park NJ? Well, there are only an handful within the town itself. Get ready to discover each one. From the most relaxing vibes and laid back beach days to spots with live music.
Let’s dive right in and explore were you can get fantastic drinks in Seaside Park!
Red Fox Beach Bar & Grill
The Red Fox Beach Bar & Grill is one of the popular bars in Seaside Park NJ. Located inside of Island Beach State Park, just steps off the sand, it’s is a great place to grab a drink and enjoy a drink after a day at the beach. It is a super popular spot and does get crowded, so claim your spot early!
The bar offers pretty much any drink you could think of, including beer (with draft specials), wine, and cocktails. They also have a great selection of food, including burgers, sandwiches, and seafood – their oysters are super fresh and very popular.
Open seasonally 11:30am to 7:30pm, this is not a late night hot spot! On the weekends you will also be able to enjoy live music from 3pm – 6pm.
Bum Rogers Crabhouse & Tavern
Open all year, Bum Rogers Crabhouse & Tavern probably the biggest of the bars in Seaside Park NJ.
In addition to a full menu of food, Bum Rogers also offers a huge selection of drinks and live music. The restaurant has a full bar with a variety of beers, wines, and cocktails. The drinks are reasonably priced and the bartenders are known for their friendly service.
The restaurant also hosts live music events throughout the year. The bands play multiple times per week (usually Friday and Saturday) and offer a variety of music genres. You won’t be out all night here, they close at 11pm on the weekends, but you will have a great time.
Island Beach Fish Company
IBFC is is the newest of the bars in Seaside Park NJ. They do have a lot of bad reviews about the service, but have great reviews about the easy laid back beach vibes. Great spot to go early afternoon, lots of outdoor space. They do have live music on some afternoons.
If you are looking for Jersey craft beers, this is the bar you want to hit. They often have these great Jersey Shore breweries on tap:
- Battle River Brewing (Toms River)
- Ship Bottom Brewery (Beach Haven)
- Asbury Park Brewery (Asbury Park)
- Last Wave Brewing Co (Point Pleasant)
- Toms River Brewing (Toms River)
- Cape May Brewing Co (Cape May)
- Heavy Reel Brewing Co (Seaside Heights)
- Kane Brewing Company (Ocean)
The Sawmill is located at the very South end of the Boardwalk and generally gets very crowded, especially the later it gets in the evening.
Sand Bar Seaside Park
The Sand Bar Seaside Park directly across from the Sawmill on the Boardwalk. They do not have food (you can bring yo
ur own food in), but, they do have tons of chairs set up in the sand, cornhole and live music! Searching for frozen drinks? This is the spot to stop and cool down after a hot day at the beach or a long walk on the on the boardwalk.
Honorable Mentions: Small Bars in Seaside Park NJ
These two popular bars in Seaside Park NJ are only an honorable mention because they are more restaurant than bar. Both do have bars that you can sit at, but they are small, and more the type of bar you sit at while you are waiting for your food.
Chef Mike’s ABG
Chef Mike’s ABG is a popular restaurant located in Seaside Park, NJ. It is a great place to grab a drink and enjoy some delicious food. The bar offers a variety of drinks, including beer, wine, and cocktails. They also have a great selection of food, including appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
Ebby’s can be a fun place to get a quick drink. Not only do they have seasonal cocktails, they also have live music (even in the winter). Live music is typically on the weekends, after 7pm. They also have an outdoor bar in addition to the inside lounge area.
To Sum It All Up!
If you are going to be vacationing in Seaside Park, and are looking for a spot to grab a quick drink, or hang out after the beach, there are bars in Seaside Park NJ that can fit the bill. Best of all, almost all of them will have live music during the summer time, just what you expect from a lazy beach day!
Bars in Seaside Heights
Discover the bars that line the Boardwalk and Boulevard in Seaside Heights, all offering a variety of different atmospheres. Best of all, over the past couple of years, many fun new Seaside Heights Bars have opened their doors.
I have spent my whole life going to and loving the beach. I am a wife, a mom of 2, and a business leader with an MBA in Marketing from Seton Hall University. I have been writing about Seaside Heights and the beach for the past 10 years. I love discovering new things about our town and helping you make the most of your vacation. The only thing I love more than writing about Seaside Heights is being there. The beach is my happy place!
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