The Stone Pony was opened in 1974 in Asbury Park by John Roig and Robert Pielka, who were friends and coworkers from Seaside Heights. Roig purchased the building which formerly housed a restaurant and an arcade and recruited Pielka to be his partner in starting up a music venue. The first few months were rocky, and closure seemed inevitable. However, once the Blackberry Booze Band, a popular local band, began playing several nights a week, business soon picked up. Popular performers at The Stone Pony during the 1970s included Bruce Springsteen, Salty Dog, Winfield, Home, Mad Dog and the Shakes, Acme Boogie Company and many other groups. Today you can catch acts like Black Stone Cherry, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Betty Who and other musicians at the Stone Pony. Watch your favorite bands by getting The Stone Pony tickets at StubHub.
What is The Stone Pony seating capacity?
The Stone Pony seating capacity is between 600 - 2500 people, depending on the season and which stages are in use.
Is The Stone Pony accessible by public transportation?
There are plenty of public transportation options for traveling to and from The Stone Pony. Patrons can take a train or bus from the NJ transit system.
Is there on-site parking at The Stone Pony?
Although there is no on-site parking, guests attending The Stone Pony events can find metered parking on the streets and paid parking lots on Fourth, Lake and Second Avenues.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings at The Stone Pony?
There are several food vendors in the Stone Pony, such as Bubbakoo's Burritos (open all year), The Good Donuts (summer only) and Tony's Sausage and Cheesesteaks (summer only). Bubbakoo's offers TexMex choices, hot dogs, cheesesteaks, chicken tenders, tater tots, egg rolls and other menu items. The Cubacan Bar & Restaurant and Tim McLoone's Supper Club are within walking distance of The Stone Pony.
Is there lodging close to The Stone Pony in Asbury?
There are many hotels up and down the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park. The Asbury Hotel, Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel and Hotel Tides are all very close to The Stone Pony.
Are there other entertainment options nearby The Stolen Pony?
There's always something happening in Asbury Park. You can be a pinball wizard at the Silverball Pinball Museum or catch some warm rays at the beach. The Asbury Park Boardwalk is a mile-long boardwalk along the Jersey Shore that offers delicious food, boutique shops and stores, clubs, skate parks, museums, a splash pad and much more for you and your family to enjoy.
Is The Stone Pony a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The Stone Pony states that it is an accessible venue, but there is no specific information about the types of accessibility and the methods of accommodation. Contact the venue for accessibility information directly.Back to Top
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