ASBURY PARK- The Jersey Shore’s Best Kept Secret ! (Find Out Why)


What is going on members of the Barrio It’s Jon and i’m at Chadwich Beach right now Down the Jersey shore As they call it locally here And i’ve been coming to my friends beach house here for probably More than the last 10 years And today i’m going to be taking you guys to a really interesting place Called Asbury Park Which is a beach side town It has a boardwalk It was made famous by Bruce Springsteen and everybody has been telling me that this place Is changing a lot That it’s getting revitalized And we’re going to go explore it together Hola Adriana I’m already filming you How do I look? Good, you’ve got your latino music on It took us about an hour to get here A little bit of traffic coming into Asbury Park And we’re heading for the Boardwalk Going to show you guys all that. But before we do We are walking past a really famous music venue called The Stone Pony Which helped launch careers of some famous people you’ve probably heard of Like Bon Jovi And Bruce Springsteen So if you guys remember this is Andrew He’s Jersey through and through And he was in one of my videos in the past. What’s going on man. Like your shirt by the way Nice color. Thank you Matching the sunset You like his shirt to? Yeah It’s actually more crowded here Than I expected And i’ve been to every major boardwalk In New Jersey This is what you do in the summer You grow up in Jersey I’ve been coming down here for a long time It’s my first Jersey shore trip since the summer of 2015 So I’ve been really curious about Asbury Park And I’ve heard from a lot of people that It’s super hipstery It’s like Williamsburg Coming to Jersey So I’m going to be on the lookout for that Mike my friend insisted we try this place Which has a lot of different food varieties at the end of the boardwalk Eat Poke Bro We are not in Hilo, Hawaii anymore Can I get two of the ziti slices I think I can handle it though I got it, i got it We had so many choices for food but I went really old school And I ordered pizza with ziti on top Because when I was in High School I’d go out for lunch in Northern New Jersey I always ordered that. So i’m hoping Luigis can Make me feel some nostalgia It’s actually surprisingly hard to keep together a pizza that has ziti on top Okay they nailed this They really did a good job This reminds me of Fair Lawn, NJ A lot Yeah I used to get this all the time I was telling the audience that Look what Mike ordered, this is insane. Wow Andrew somehow convinced us to come to a fudge shop Which seems like a very good idea right now It’s like the inside of a candy bar It feels like a caramel Like a milky way or something Fudge is a big jersey shore thing isn’t it? Yeah, i’ll tell you the reason why Because where it was invented was Vassar College That’s in Poughkeepsie, New York Back in 1889 During class girls there were making caramel The professor when she was walking around she saw one student undercooked her caramel. And said you really botched this The term for botch in 1889 was fudged So thanks to Andrew I discovered that fudge was invented in Poughkeepsie, New York And is very popular all the way from Poughkeepsie down to Maryland Because of that I was not looking for that information but I found it And we trie the fudge here, very very good Very Jersey Shore style Now we’re going to be walking to a pin ball museum And that’s all i’m going to say about this for now Because from what I’ve heard This could be one of the coolest things I’ve filmed in a really long time. This place is so cool I’m seeing pinball machines from like the 1950s To current And with one of these wirstbands, 12.50 I have one hour of unlimited play And i’m going to be jumping around like crazy Guys check this out This is like the most Canadian thing ever Alright i’m bored of this game already I want to find something really reallly old Strike 2 Strike 4 Strike 7 You know how when you were a kid and you only had a few dollars to play a game. Well here if you get bored of any of these games You just jump to another one So I don’t think i’ve played any game longer than 5 minutes Because there is just so much going on From so many different eras I’m honestly a little bit overwhelmed They had this game in Mexico, yes? Yes, there is a story when your mom asks you to go to the store to buy something And it took you like a while It’s because you were playing this You were classically trained You’re stuck We found a game i’m half way decent at This 1960s baseball Press here to pitch And then you swing like this Watch I got a double And the runners move over I just scored a run This cost 10 cents when it first came out That’s incredible Andrew what the heck are you doing It looks like kitty litter I won Again As we leave the retro arcade I’m stating to understan this hipster Williamsburg vibe here Normally at the Jersey shore You see games on the boardwalk And like hot dogs, hamburgers, and funnel cakes And here we’ve seen more sushi and crepes And definitley things that I would picture in Williamsburg or at Smorgasburg for sure So we’re going to 1 more stop right now A very classical bar And you’re going to recognize it probably right away We are crossing the street and about to go into wonder bar Which is one of the oldest establishments here in Asbury Park And well known as one of the places that Springsteen Used to perform And i’m hoping to find some of his memorabilia inside And at a minimum at least have a beer What about you Andrew? Yeah sounds good boss. That was really fun in their actually At wonder bar I was talking to one of the bouncers and he was telling me That the owners of the place Know Springsteen really well That he still comes in there To this day And that he’s performed there many many times And his memorabilia was all over So I thought that was really cool They had live music there This whole Asbury Park scene is really cool We’ve got kind of a mix of the old stuff going on back here And the new more hipstery vibe when you go to the boardwalk So I totally recommend you check this place out And if you live in New York City You can take a train, about an hour 45, two hours here So it’s totally worth it Andrew what’d you think? It was pretty good. I normally don’t come at night I’ve been a couple of times To some of the places And I’d recommend it to anybody Jersey guy recommends it New York City guy recommends it Totally come check Asbury Park out Want to encourage you to subscribe if you are new here I’m going to be in New York for the next couple of months Got a lot more videos coming out Thank you so much for watching Until next time


33 Responses

  1. Here Be Barr

    August 13, 2017 2:59 pm

    #Notificationsquad what was your favorite game at the pinball museum? Subscribe ( if you're new.


  2. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

    August 14, 2017 3:20 pm

    Looks like a cool day out! Some of those old games were amazing! Nice one Jon! – Thomas

  3. Journal of Nomads

    August 14, 2017 5:46 pm

    Hahaha it made me laugh so hard when you said this game looks so Canadian!!It does, Hockey is our sport! 😀

  4. Look Who's Blogging

    August 14, 2017 7:51 pm

    That pizza got me hungry. i only have a smoothie for lunch. cool pinball museum. i think Vegas has one too. where was the Zultar machine?

  5. The New Travel

    August 15, 2017 1:33 am

    Love the old Springsteen tunes – he's my mom's favourite 🙂

    EAT POKE BRO haha… wow. Quite the name

  6. Director of Religious Education

    August 16, 2017 6:50 pm

    I have been to Asbury Park, NJ twice. Walking down the boardwalk was an experience. Seeing this video reminds me of the fun things I did in this. place. My friends and I made a bet who can eat 3 big slices of those pizzas you had and I won with a heavy stomach! Thanks for bringing me back to memory lane.

  7. Cennet Poshka

    July 18, 2018 4:09 am

    At 3:14 when you said “this reminds my of Fair Lawn, NJ” what did you mean by that, did you grow up there?

  8. Adrienne

    October 15, 2018 9:18 pm

    You were in 33 COUNTRIES?! What has been your favorite so far & why? Have you ever been to CA? What city do you recommend staying in for a first time traveler and why? I hear San Diego is a nice cheap beach town to live in.

  9. MPNNag

    October 27, 2018 4:44 pm

    Was anyone at the Madame Marie event on top of the Howard Johnson Building one summer night? She maid the clouds over the Wonder Bar begin to Pinwheel, all the people in attendance began to run from the event off the building at one time. Many people were injured trying to flee. I never questioned her powers, someone ask Bruce Springsteen. Some people don't go to the cross roads.

  10. GusTheBus09

    February 22, 2019 1:42 pm

    Yeah I went here in 2017 and went to some of the same places as you. I went to the pinball museum too and I liked the doctor who one.

  11. cultfan 52

    March 14, 2019 7:18 pm

    I was in Asbury Park last weekend. They have torn down the boardwalk and are building high rise apt. there.

  12. Kevin

    April 15, 2019 3:49 am

    This video is annoying and will attract the exact kind of people who usually ruin formerly fun places. Oh…and by the way, the food place with the pizza and hipster 'poke' bowls burned to the ground this weekend.

  13. Italian mermaid

    May 9, 2019 10:26 am

    Great job! Btw, locals do not and never have said ‘down the shore’ , we say ‘going to the beach’ .
    Love your video!

  14. jeremimi

    August 20, 2019 12:20 am

    Ya a few years ago it was our best kept secret. Unfortunately I’ve noticed the past two years a major uptick in visitors.

  15. Robert Lofrano

    August 25, 2019 4:49 am

    I liked Asbury park back in the early seventies, it was all lit up all of the original buildings were still intact, many were demolished. I played a lot of those arcade machines when they were an everyday thing. The boardwalk was a more traditional one. Awith games of chance, pizza , funnel cakes and many more one of which was Kohrs ice cream and orangeade, the original orange julious. Good place to go after seeing Yes and a lot of great acts at Convention hall. When I do go down there i look around I see skeleton of the casino and remembering how it was. Sad that this generation will never get to experience the way it was. Anyway time marches on.


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