Restoring the Lanes was a labor of love
Heroes get remembered. But legends never die. They get reborn though — like a phoenix rising from the ashes. With a slick new sound system, Dare Devil Design, and pretty good food, to boot. If — that is — the legend in question is Asbury Lanes.

Locals don’t need to be told how much history this beloved institution holds for Asbury Park. First opened in the 1960s as an 18-lane bowling alley, young creatives quickly claimed the place as their HQ, erecting a makeshift stage where would-be guitar gods and punk rockers jammed along with the sounds of tumbling pins crashing in the background.
Longtime Lane-goers will be happy to see the team worked to salvage every orginal design element they possibly could. The iconic bowling pin sign underwent a painstaking restoration. The famous ocean-maid mural by local Asbury Park artist Pork Chop has been refreshed and expanded by the artist himself. The building’s exterior walls have been treated to a powerwash and a freshly painted logo, while the interior walls are keeping their hard-earned patina. But at the end, Asbury Lanes isn’t just a story of restoration. It’s a story of renewal—the tenacity of spirit to come back even better; the gumption to not just be history, but make history.
The spirit of the Lanes has remained indestructible