The Best Small Music Venues in Our Area
Though New York City has a lot of small music venues, there are two small spots in our area that made the list of "The Best Small Music Venues in America."
Thrillist also included some great country haunts in this list, including the Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
But the Jersey and Philly places that made the list are The Stony Pony and The Trocadaro - two of the great music venues within driving distance!
Here's what Thrillist had to say:
The Stone Pony
Asbury Park, NJ
Local Jersey Shore acts still populate the stage of this beachside venue, but it's an essential pilgrimage for one reason only: Bruce Springsteen found his voice at this low-key bar. He may not be a fixture anymore, but The Stone Pony is the Jersey Shore's essential destination for rowdy bros looking to hear the best amped-up punk rock.
Once a popular spot for vaudeville, burlesque, and movies, this downtown venue is the city's best destination for the hottest punk and indie acts. And they’ve held on tight to their roots: Movie Mondays at the Balcony shows screenings of everything from Beerfest to Indiana Jones.