Bar Anticipation Voted New Jersey’s Most Fun Bar

(Pictured:  David Sancious, Eileen Chapman, author Nicki Germaine, Vini “Loper” Lopez, Tom Cunningham, Peter Knobler, Mike Appel and Garry Tallent.)

The votes for the most fun bars in every state are in, and one New Jersey destination has won the top honor, according to the website Thrillist.

After an extensive search, Thrillist has deemed Bar Anticipation in Lake Como as one of the most fun and “wildest” destinations in New Jersey.

Bar Anticipation is our favorite spot at the shore, as it’s the Home of Springsteen on Sunday with Tom Cunningham every month, with special guests from the E Street Band and the local scene stopping in to talk to Tom live on the radio and fans from near and far enjoying breakfast, mimosas, and conversation. Tom has met people from all over that schedule his monthly shows as part of destination weekends at the shore, or adding it as a fun thing to do in the summer for weekly vacations. You never know who is going to stop in and perform live on the show, give an interview, or auction off a book or tickets, whether it be members of the E Street Band like Garry Tallent, David Sancious and Vini Lopez, Jersey’s Country duo Williams Honor, Southside Johnny, The Weeklings, Glen Burtnik solo, and more.

(pictured: Tom Cunningham with Williams Honor)

Also, Bar Anticipation is where 1071 The Boss hosts our annual Mistletoe Rock Holiday Party, and this year was bigger and better than ever with Super Trans Am on stage rocking for the JBJ Soul Kitchens in Red Bank and Toms River.

(pictured: Boss Jocks at Bar Anticipation Mistletoe Rock Holiday Party: Robby and Rochelle, Van Dusen, Michele Amabile and Jack Speers)

According to Thrillist, ” It’s one of the first things you see driving on the parkway into the Belmar/Lake Como/Spring Lake Golden Triangle of summer fun: a brick and mortar oasis flush with Orange Crushes and bathing suits. It’s a beach bar. A dance club. A frat house filled with 50-year-olds in Jimmy Buffet visors. A live music venue adjacent to cabanas and beach volleyball courts. A concentrated hit of Spring Break. “

It continues: “On Tuesdays in the summer, shore folk from all walks of life come to the legendary Beat the Clock — where beers start at 50 cents, and tick up another quarter every hour. It’s a race against time to have as much fun as possible… which is actually a pretty apt metaphor for Bar A’s entire operation. Every second you spend at Bar A, the stakes are raised. The longer you linger, the more you’ll like it. And the more you like it, the more your body will pay the price the next day. Because you never beat the clock, friends. The clock beats you.”

(pictured: Tom Cunningham with The Weeklings)

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