End of the Yappy hour? Ruff times for the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park

June 27, 2022

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A long tradition of loving dog owners in the Asbury Park area seems to be coming to an end. Yappy Hour may not be anymore.

On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from April to November, on the large terrace and the beach of the Wonder Bar, people are invited to bring their cockapoo (or any other breed) while sipping a cocktail. Yappy Hour is normally 4-7pm, as are many human-only happy hours.

This has been going on for over a decade. That’s over 70 dog years! It raises money for local animal rescues, and director Debbie DeLisa tells NJ.com it also brings the community together.

“We would like to continue this camaraderie by being able to welcome them into a beautiful and safe environment for both the puppies and the people,” she said.

Chances are it’s all going down the drain due to a construction project that may take up the land they need to run Yappy Hour. A residential complex is in sight and the planning shows no impact on the Wonder Bar building itself, but it would eliminate its terrace and much of the sandy area they need to bring in their canine customers.

The developer says it tries to work with Wonder Bar to minimize any impact. Something that could take their deck away from them doesn’t seem like a small thing.

For the loyal doggies of Asbury Park, don’t lose hope. It is only in the phase of the land use approval process and nothing final has been decided. The project would take about two years.

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