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Donovan’s Reef To Cease Live Music

photo via Donovan’s Reef social media

Donovan’s Reef, the popular beach side bar in Sea Bright, announced today that they are pausing live music at their venue and further limiting the number of customers they admit.

“Effective immediately, we are pausing live music at our venue and further limiting our occupancy, said owner Christine Carducci. “We will also continue to mandate masks in indoor areas, and strongly encourage customers to wear masks on the beach. “

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Murphy dines indoors in violation of his COVID orders

BLM protests are not the only acceptable excuse for Governor Phil Murphy to violate his own Executive Orders. Rain is now an excuse to dine indoors at Murphy’s favorite hotspots.

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Watermark Asbury Park Owner Wants Donovan’s Reef Shut Down

Russell Lewis, the owner of Watermark Asbury Park, responded to a NJ.com report of a bar fight, a maskless crowd and little if any social distancing at Donovan’s Reef in Sea Bright on Saturday night by calling upon State Senator Vin Gopal to get the popular Sea Bright venue shut down.

Gopal responded on facebook:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 18 Comments »

From bar fights to chill fire pits, Jersey Shore nightlife remains a COVID-19 work in progress

The first sign of trouble at Donovan’s Reef Beach Bar in Sea Bright came before even entering the longtime Jersey Shore beachfront hangout rebuilt after being destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.

A bouncer advised the line waiting anxiously for some Saturday night fun that the wait could be a while due to a fight being broken up. A bar fight didn’t bode well for the required social distancing ordered for outdoor restaurants in the age of coronavirus.

Once beyond the entrance, I walked the ramp to the upper level of the expansive outdoor bar and surveyed the scene — a sea of 20-somethings in crop tops a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Sea Bright favorite Donovan’s Reef reopens tiki bar post Hurricane Sandy

assetContentSEA BRIGHT — When borough resident Daniel Ekdahl heard that Donovan’s Reef was reopening its tiki bar on Friday afternoon, he was the first in line and bought the first beer they sold this season. He returned each day of the weekend. “I’ve known Donovan’s my whole life,” said Ekdahl, 33, remembering that his parents used… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Sea Bright favorite Donovan’s Reef reopens tiki bar post Hurricane Sandy