April 23, 2024


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New restaurant-bar bringing Asbury Park vibe, Watermelon Kegs to downtown Fort Lauderdale

From the land of Springsteen and Bon Jovi, the Asbury Ale Property will be the signature floor-flooring tenant at Culture Las Olas, the hip, riverfront household tower in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Found in a historic building in the heart of the motion in Asbury Park, N.J., the unique Asbury Ale House has obtained recognition with an elevated gastro-pub menu, additional than 50 beers on faucet, dozens of TVs tuned to sports and an attention-grabbing tactic to cocktails. Watermelon Keg, everyone?

In Fort Lauderdale, the restaurant will choose in excess of a notable 10,000-sq.-foot house facing the New River, extending from the Wharf to the FEC railroad tracks, together with a 3,000-sq.-foot patio. Plans also call for a booth-lined, turfed outside match area along the tracks (consider cornhole, air hockey, huge Jenga, beer pong).

Proprietor Matt Gullace has operated various restaurants and bars around New Jersey, and opened Asbury Ale Household in 2015. He’s been a frequent customer to Fort Lauderdale (an aunt was the spa director at the Ritz-Carlton) and expects to open up at Modern society Las Olas in Oct.

Talking by cell phone from Asbury Park on Wednesday, Gullace (pronounced gull-ACE) answered a number of crucial concerns.

How’s the weather conditions there suitable now?

Oh, it’s chilly, man. It just started out snowing.

What is Asbury Ale Home? What are we obtaining in downtown Fort Lauderdale?

It is a thing for everybody. Unbelievable foodstuff, coal-fired pizzas, gourmand burgers. It’s what I connect with “casual-high-quality.” … We do a large amount of Instagram-worthy gimmicks with beverages. We do Watermelon Kegs, frozen margarita flights.

What is a Watermelon Keg?

We get a comprehensive watermelon and we gut the middle of it and we provide it to you at the table with Tito’s watermelon punch inside of, with four rocks glasses. You scoop your drink out of the watermelon.

What is a well-known food stuff product at Asbury Ale House?

We do something termed a Drunken Chunk. It’s drunken pasta that is Italian breaded and deep fried, so it gets to be a bite, and you dip it in do-it-yourself vodka sauce [made with Tito’s].

In Asbury Park, you’re an aged section retailer. In Fort Lauderdale, you are on the floor ground of a hip new residential tower. Will it appear additional like Tiny Steven’s garage or Bon Jovi’s hair stylist’s studio?

Ha! So we’re undoubtedly heading to provide the really feel of Asbury Park to Lauderdale, but clearly not getting absent from the amazing Fort Lauderdale environment. We’ll have murals on the wall of [Asbury Park icon] Tillie the clown and the Stone Pony [music venue], landmarks of Asbury. But we’ll also be throwing in our Florida kicks, as very well.

Supplied the historical past of Asbury Park, you are going to have live tunes?

Absolutely. We’ll have dwell bands, DJs, the whole nine.

You host soccer watch situations. Which is comedy, suitable? There is no football in New Jersey.

Ha-ha! We’re definitely significant on sporting functions at the Ale House. We have a projector wall, 40 TVs. So we’ll be displaying every UFC fight, each and every important sporting event, and we also have the NFL Sunday Ticket. We’ll be displaying each individual one recreation on each Tv set.

For information, pay a visit to AsburyAleHouse.com.


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