40 TVs. 52 beers. 48 brands of alcohol. Do you need to know any more about Asbury Ale House? Of course you do, because I haven’t even mentioned the delicious food and the fact that they are the only bar in town with Tito’s Vodka on tap. Ale House is located on Cookman Ave. in Asbury Park and I ventured there this past weekend to see what the buzz was about.
The bar was super crowded and I was ready to eat, so my boyfriend and I fought our way through the crowd to the restaurant area to grab a table. Along the way we passed a giant shot wheel, a shuffleboard table, a photo area with props and a photographer, and countless TVs. When we finally got to a table we each ordered a Bacardi white rum and coke.
White Rum and Coke $8
As for the food, I ordered the nachos which come with your choice of beef or chicken chili. I was undecided but the waiter recommended the beef so I went with that. I was impressed with the size of the serving which as you can see below was very large. I was only able to eat less than half and I took the rest home. Every bite was delicious and for the amount of food it was definitely worth the $10.
My boyfriend ordered the Rise and Shine burger, which includes 2 slices of bacon or pork roll, American cheese, and a sunny side up egg.
Another fun feature of the Asbury Ale House is that they have all kinds of giveaways and special events. Every Friday is #freefriday which means each guest after a certain time gets a raffle ticket for a chance to win a TV or other great prize. They also have trivia nights with prizes like a trip to the Bahamas (see Instagram post below)
They also had a “Make Your Own Bloody Mary” bar on Valentine’s Day. It’s the unique quirks like these that set Ale House apart from other bars in the area.
The music was an eclectic mix featuring artists like Bon jovi, Eminem, and Backstreet boys to name a few. Since it was so crowded when I visited, I hope to return to Ale House to try it again especially when the rooftop area is open!