stone pony

The Stone Pony in Asbury Park!

…You’ve never heard of it? Check the extensive Wikipedia article on it, or investigate the Stone Pony’s official website!

Basically, it is famous for launching the careers of Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and a few others. The club originally opened in 1974, grew famous, filed for bankruptcy and closed in 1991 (as Asbury Park deteriorated), reopened in 2000, and remains a popular venue in the Jersey Shore music scene today.