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Asbury Park

Is it worth a long weekend over the summer for a group of gay guys so like beach/bar/dance activities?

by Anonymousreply 1703/01/2013

As long as the weather is nice, you can always hang out at the beach all day.

Other than that, there ain't a whole lot going on in AP. Despite all the hoopla surrounding its "renaissance" it's still a pretty run down place.

I'd rather do a long weekend in Ptown or Rehoboth than AP.

by Anonymousreply 105/12/2010

The Empress Hotel is fun. It has a great pool and a fun (if somewhat campy) club. And the town does have good restaurants and a few cute shops. Its definitely a nice place to go for the weekend.

by Anonymousreply 205/12/2010

Thanks

by Anonymousreply 305/13/2010

Great mid-century modern antique shops on Cookman Ave. as well as some wonderful restaurants.

by Anonymousreply 405/13/2010

bump

by Anonymousreply 505/17/2010

Is there any other bar besides that Paradise in the hotel? The other dive a few blocks away closed up.

by Anonymousreply 605/17/2010

Beach

by Anonymousreply 705/19/2010

surf

by Anonymousreply 805/19/2010

The Empress Hotel is nasty. They allow smoking all over and you are constantly assaulted by tobacco addicts.

by Anonymousreply 905/19/2010

Bump from two years later. It seems like asbury park is crawling with built young gay men and tattooed lesbians that look like personal trainers. The boardwalk is really nice.

by Anonymousreply 1006/30/2012

Asbury Park is very gay positive. A lot of young straight families mixed with gay guys with perfect bodies. A lot of new shops have opened up there.

by Anonymousreply 1106/30/2012

Ralph Kramden bought a uranium mine in Asbury Park

by Anonymousreply 1207/01/2012

Why are DLers obsessed late Y?

by Anonymousreply 1307/03/2012

I love Asbury Park!

Lots of gays and lesbians of all ages and types, straight young hipster musicians and artists, young cute waiters everywhere who are in a local band and hoping to be the next Bruce Springsteen, quirky shops, art galleries and cafes and an independent bookstore and indy movie theater all on Cookman Ave. and an old-fashioned Jersey shore boardwalk wrapped around a clean and healthy beach. You can bike everywhere if you are so inclined.

55 miles from NYC so it takes a little over an hour to drive and NJ Transit trains from Penn Sta. almost every hour (but they take 1 & 3/4 hours). The beach and Cookman Ave. are in close walking distance of the train station.

by Anonymousreply 1407/03/2012

its like Beirut with an occasional cocktail

by Anonymousreply 1507/03/2012

How did it survive Sandy?

by Anonymousreply 1603/01/2013

it barely survived

by Anonymousreply 1703/01/2013
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