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Drivin' to See Hear Now

WW187806WW187806 Long Island, NY Posts: 551
Hello Friends, 

God Bless All on this 20th anniversary of 9/11. Hopefully some friends here can help me out. Ive been to Asbury Park, love it. I know parking is tight as it is, and will be even more limited with road closures around the stages etc. I am driving to the show from LI (I already know breaking through the city will be its own battle). 

Any advice as far as roads to avoid to get to the show. Where to park? Should I park somewhere and then Uber to get to the show? Is there parking set up near the venue? I saw the map from Fridays 10 C update, but it seems parking isn't totally mentioned there or by Sea Hear Now website... I know they would prefer us bus, train or bike in. However, my wife and I payed for 2 day passes and are heading there for the late afternoon action and then PJ. Thats the best we can do. 

Really appreciate any insight into the area from any experienced show goers or NJ peeps. THANK YOU!!
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,366
    Last time i didnt go to show but was at ap during shn. I drove in around 4 pm and found a spot right there on the street. Likely got lucky.
    If you have time, drive around festival and look for a spot for about 30 minutes. If that doesn't work drive along the coast (not inland over the train tracks, could be a little rough nieighborhoods) and park in another town/walk or whatever. I think it will be easyish to find parking if you are patient/ don't mind walking. Maybe drop your friend at show then you park. don't stress and be careful.
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    WW187806WW187806 Long Island, NY Posts: 551
    Thank you! Any particular roads/towns I should focus on? Thanks I advance.
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    you will be bettor off finding street parking in either Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach,  or even Avon.  All of which are South of Asbury,  but totally within walking distance up the boardwalk.
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    WW187806WW187806 Long Island, NY Posts: 551
    Thank you for the tip! Is it going to be mass gridlock around the area? Is there a time to get in before it gets too bad or is it just inevitable to be jammed everywhere.
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    JoeyP21JoeyP21 Allentown, PA Posts: 180
    I’m probably going meet my one buddy and park at a Walmart about 5 miles away and grab an Uber to and from the show. 
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,626
    JoeyP21 said:
    I’m probably going meet my one buddy and park at a Walmart about 5 miles away and grab an Uber to and from the show. 
    You can get substantially closer if you park at Seaview Mall in Ocean Township.  It’s a straight shot from the mall right down Sunset Avenue to Convention Hall.  
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    JoeyP21JoeyP21 Allentown, PA Posts: 180
    on2legs said:
    JoeyP21 said:
    I’m probably going meet my one buddy and park at a Walmart about 5 miles away and grab an Uber to and from the show. 
    You can get substantially closer if you park at Seaview Mall in Ocean Township.  It’s a straight shot from the mall right down Sunset Avenue to Convention Hall.  
    Oh excellent! I will def look into that. Appreciate the advice! 
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,626
    JoeyP21 said:
    on2legs said:
    JoeyP21 said:
    I’m probably going meet my one buddy and park at a Walmart about 5 miles away and grab an Uber to and from the show. 
    You can get substantially closer if you park at Seaview Mall in Ocean Township.  It’s a straight shot from the mall right down Sunset Avenue to Convention Hall.  
    Oh excellent! I will def look into that. Appreciate the advice! 
    No problem!  Bit of local history… Springsteen actually lived on Sunset Avenue for a short time in the back of a surf board factory about 1000 feet from the where the mall is today. 
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    Just a heads up about uber after the show…they can be $$. I got stuck at Merriweather and couldn’t get an Uber to our hotel. The prices were crazy. Ended up costing $90 for a 15 minute ride. May be different in Asbury Park with a lot more people and drivers around. 
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    cutzcutz Posts: 11,584
    on2legs said:
    JoeyP21 said:
    I’m probably going meet my one buddy and park at a Walmart about 5 miles away and grab an Uber to and from the show. 
    You can get substantially closer if you park at Seaview Mall in Ocean Township.  It’s a straight shot from the mall right down Sunset Avenue to Convention Hall.  
    I'm thinking of riding my bike from the Mall.

    Do you  know if that is  a safe area and a safe bike ride to convention hall?
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,626
    cutz said:
    on2legs said:
    JoeyP21 said:
    I’m probably going meet my one buddy and park at a Walmart about 5 miles away and grab an Uber to and from the show. 
    You can get substantially closer if you park at Seaview Mall in Ocean Township.  It’s a straight shot from the mall right down Sunset Avenue to Convention Hall.  
    I'm thinking of riding my bike from the Mall.

    Do you  know if that is  a safe area and a safe bike ride to convention hall?
    Yes… it’s all good. 
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    if you park at Seaview i would also recommend hitting up Kane brewery on the way.  Its right there and is awesome.
    https://www.kanebrewing.com/
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    mcgruff10mcgruff10 New Jersey Posts: 28,076
    cutz said:
    on2legs said:
    JoeyP21 said:
    I’m probably going meet my one buddy and park at a Walmart about 5 miles away and grab an Uber to and from the show. 
    You can get substantially closer if you park at Seaview Mall in Ocean Township.  It’s a straight shot from the mall right down Sunset Avenue to Convention Hall.  
    I'm thinking of riding my bike from the Mall.

    Do you  know if that is  a safe area and a safe bike ride to convention hall?
    Try to stay off route 66 and asbury ave (that gets a little rough in spots) and you'll be fine.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,626
    Easiest, fastest and safest way to the show if you’re going to park at the mall and uber or bike.  Sunset Avenue runs from the mall all the way way to the ocean where the concert will be.  There is also another huge shopping plaza on Sunset Avenue (at the intersection of Hwy 35) which would have plenty of parking and is slightly closer. Google Staples in Ocean Twp for directions.  😁


    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    davidosdavidos Posts: 471
    What about parking near the Asbury Park train station?
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,626
    davidos said:
    What about parking near the Asbury Park train station?
    The neighborhoods directly west of Main Street near the train station are pretty rough.  My best advice is to stay east of Main Street if you can find a spot or head to a town north or south of Asbury Park if you plan to park and walk. 
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,956
    on2legs said:
    Easiest, fastest and safest way to the show if you’re going to park at the mall and uber or bike.  Sunset Avenue runs from the mall all the way way to the ocean where the concert will be.  There is also another huge shopping plaza on Sunset Avenue (at the intersection of Hwy 35) which would have plenty of parking and is slightly closer. Google Staples in Ocean Twp for directions.  😁


    I think this is what I'm doing- biking this path. 

    Will my car get towed though? lol

    Thanks everyone for the info.  
    severed hand thirteen
    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+8/7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: MSG 9/11  2024: MSG 9/3-4 Philly 9/7+9/9 Fenway 9/15+9/17
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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,956
    leyritz13 said:
    if you park at Seaview i would also recommend hitting up Kane brewery on the way.  Its right there and is awesome.
    https://www.kanebrewing.com/
    I'm surprised some of those stouts aren't sold out already
    severed hand thirteen
    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+8/7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: MSG 9/11  2024: MSG 9/3-4 Philly 9/7+9/9 Fenway 9/15+9/17
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    davidosdavidos Posts: 471
    on2legs said:
    davidos said:
    What about parking near the Asbury Park train station?
    The neighborhoods directly west of Main Street near the train station are pretty rough.  My best advice is to stay east of Main Street if you can find a spot or head to a town north or south of Asbury Park if you plan to park and walk. 
    How about along Lake Ave... towards the Casino?
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,626
    davidos said:
    on2legs said:
    davidos said:
    What about parking near the Asbury Park train station?
    The neighborhoods directly west of Main Street near the train station are pretty rough.  My best advice is to stay east of Main Street if you can find a spot or head to a town north or south of Asbury Park if you plan to park and walk. 
    How about along Lake Ave... towards the Casino?
    That’s fine… it’s east of Main Street, although it might be tough to find a spot there.   All metered spots (not actual meters - they have pay stations where you can use cash or a credit card to pay for parking by the hour).  Lots of great restaurants and bars along Lake Ave and a block over on Cookman Ave.  
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    davidosdavidos Posts: 471
    on2legs said:
    davidos said:
    on2legs said:
    davidos said:
    What about parking near the Asbury Park train station?
    The neighborhoods directly west of Main Street near the train station are pretty rough.  My best advice is to stay east of Main Street if you can find a spot or head to a town north or south of Asbury Park if you plan to park and walk. 
    How about along Lake Ave... towards the Casino?
    That’s fine… it’s east of Main Street, although it might be tough to find a spot there.   All metered spots (not actual meters - they have pay stations where you can use cash or a credit card to pay for parking by the hour).  Lots of great restaurants and bars along Lake Ave and a block over on Cookman Ave.  
    Thx for all the help! Looks like there is an app that can be used to pay for parking. If it's not a beach day hopefully that will help us find parking.
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,626
    You got it!
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    cutzcutz Posts: 11,584
    on2legs said:
    cutz said:
    on2legs said:
    JoeyP21 said:
    I’m probably going meet my one buddy and park at a Walmart about 5 miles away and grab an Uber to and from the show. 
    You can get substantially closer if you park at Seaview Mall in Ocean Township.  It’s a straight shot from the mall right down Sunset Avenue to Convention Hall.  
    I'm thinking of riding my bike from the Mall.

    Do you  know if that is  a safe area and a safe bike ride to convention hall?
    Yes… it’s all good. 
    Thank you!
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    cutzcutz Posts: 11,584
    on2legs said:
    Easiest, fastest and safest way to the show if you’re going to park at the mall and uber or bike.  Sunset Avenue runs from the mall all the way way to the ocean where the concert will be.  There is also another huge shopping plaza on Sunset Avenue (at the intersection of Hwy 35) which would have plenty of parking and is slightly closer. Google Staples in Ocean Twp for directions.  😁


    I think this is what I'm doing- biking this path. 

    Will my car get towed though? lol

    Thanks everyone for the info.  
    That is a good question: Will it be good to park at that Staples or is there any chance cars could be  towed?

    Thanks again and to you too @mcgruff10.

    Appreciate ALL of the info from the locals.
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,626
    In the shopping plaza where the Staples is located there is also a Wegmans supermarket which is open until midnight.  Maybe park in that section of the lot.  
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    mcgruff10mcgruff10 New Jersey Posts: 28,076
    leyritz13 said:
    if you park at Seaview i would also recommend hitting up Kane brewery on the way.  Its right there and is awesome.
    https://www.kanebrewing.com/
    I'm surprised some of those stouts aren't sold out already
    Kane is legit.  Go if you can.  For my out of staters, nj law states that no food can be served at a brewery.  They might have food trucks or you can usually get something delivered but don't expect a menu.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,956
    mcgruff10 said:
    leyritz13 said:
    if you park at Seaview i would also recommend hitting up Kane brewery on the way.  Its right there and is awesome.
    https://www.kanebrewing.com/
    I'm surprised some of those stouts aren't sold out already
    Kane is legit.  Go if you can.  For my out of staters, nj law states that no food can be served at a brewery.  They might have food trucks or you can usually get something delivered but don't expect a menu.  
    I've had their stuff and I really like it.  I thought the stouts sell out instantly.  
    severed hand thirteen
    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+8/7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: MSG 9/11  2024: MSG 9/3-4 Philly 9/7+9/9 Fenway 9/15+9/17
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    mcgruff10mcgruff10 New Jersey Posts: 28,076
    mcgruff10 said:
    leyritz13 said:
    if you park at Seaview i would also recommend hitting up Kane brewery on the way.  Its right there and is awesome.
    https://www.kanebrewing.com/
    I'm surprised some of those stouts aren't sold out already
    Kane is legit.  Go if you can.  For my out of staters, nj law states that no food can be served at a brewery.  They might have food trucks or you can usually get something delivered but don't expect a menu.  
    I've had their stuff and I really like it.  I thought the stouts sell out instantly.  
    I think the limited release stuff does but every time i've went they've always had stout.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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    cutzcutz Posts: 11,584
    on2legs said:
    In the shopping plaza where the Staples is located there is also a Wegmans supermarket which is open until midnight.  Maybe park in that section of the lot.  
    That sounds like a possibility for me, especially if I leave right after Pearl Jam(I have a ticket for the Late show at The Stone Pony, but not sure If I'll stay)

    Thanks AGAIN.
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    mcgruff10mcgruff10 New Jersey Posts: 28,076
    cutz said:
    on2legs said:
    In the shopping plaza where the Staples is located there is also a Wegmans supermarket which is open until midnight.  Maybe park in that section of the lot.  
    That sounds like a possibility for me, especially if I leave right after Pearl Jam(I have a ticket for the Late show at The Stone Pony, but not sure If I'll stay)

    Thanks AGAIN.
    Have fun bud and be safe.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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