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A group of friends will be convening for a concert in AP November 1, and would like a place to meet either pre or post show. Drinks are a definite, food is a plus. I made a few suggestions (Market in the Middle, Bistro Olé), but if you have any faves you'd like to share, please let me know. And thanks in advance!

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    1. If you are looking for a place with a bar ther are none in Ocean Grove and here is the Asbury short list:

      -Carmines
      - The Harrison
      - Matison Park
      - Market in the Middle
      - Moonstruck
      - Brick Wall

      1. Although we really like both the food and drinks at Market, the bar is not very big. If your group is more that 4 or so, the bar at the Brickwall is much larger. Food is not too bad either - casual, comfort food menu. (If I recall correctly, a giant plate of tater tots was $3 - good, post-drink fare!)

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        1. re: MGZ

          While I agree the bar at Brickwall is larger and offers a true bar crowd and feel (big screen tv's and all), the drinks and food don't compare to Market. While the Market bar is small, it is a true cocktail bar where they use proper liquors and mixers.

          1. re: bgut1

            I wholeheartedly agree, bgut. My thought was that Market, especially at dinner time, can be a tough place to comfortably meet friends.

            1. re: MGZ

              MGZ - I agree completely about the dinner crowds especially on a Saturday Night.

        2. I'm being forced into group dinner at The Harrison this Sat night... can anyone out there make me feel better about it? Not my first, second or third choice if I have to do dinner in AP....

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