Local summer is here, which means year-round Asbury Park residents can finally enjoy both new and old boardwalk favorites without the crowds and lines. If you didn’t get a chance to check out SwimCrush, a new beach bar and grill located on the Asbury Park boardwalk, over the summer, there’s no excuse to not go check it out now. Read on to learn more about this quintessential boardwalk destination in Asbury Park.
SwimCrush isn’t getting boarded up for the off-season. Visitors can still stop by for a large variety of cocktails, rum buckets, frozen margaritas, pina coladas, and more. “Crushed” slushie-like beverages are their thing — hence the bar name. With drinks like Blue Crush, Watermelon Crush, and Cherry Limeade Crush, just to name a few of the crushes, expect the taste of a delicious 7/11 Slurpee mixed with alcohol. The boardwalk bar also has a full food menu featuring sandwiches, salads, and seafood-focused fare.
The eatery is located at 800 Ocean Avenue right on the boardwalk across the street from The Empress Hotel and underneath the Watermark cocktail bar. SwimCrush, which replaced the former Cubacan Restaurant, is owned by BarCo Brands, the group behind Low Dive and The Break, as well as Deal Lake Bar + Co. in Loch Arbour.
SwimCrush bar and grill offers indoor and outdoor seating with ocean views. Plus, it is dog-friendly. Inside, guests will find games like ping pong, giant Jenga, Connect 4, and cornhole as well as live music from local, up-and-coming talent.
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SwimCrush is a fun place to eat, drink, play games, people watch, and catch live musicians and DJs. The new boardwalk spot is open from 11AM to 1AM seven days a week. Check out the food and drink menu here.