Jersey Rock City's choice hangout for the neighborhood's influx of hip kids and 20-something punks.. The Scene You don't need a tattoo to get in, but body art marks one common theme among the local pool sharks in the no-frills front room and the skull-capped punk-rock regulars at the bar. A large pair of light-up lips recalls Uncle Joe's gay bar past, but the small lounge area in the back, boasting comfy couches, a fireplace and an upright piano, has been fully converted to an unlikely loud rock spot.
The Draw Jazz fusion combos and singer-songwriters make appearances, but rock bands--both local heroes and touring acts--bring in the crowds. The stage-less lounge area feels full with 15 folks in attendance, but can accommodate a tightly-packed 50, its tight walls vibrating as amps compete with a thunderous drum set. In the summer months, the sound propels out to an expansive backyard with ample seating and a roomy gazebo, for those who don't need to look the lead singer in the eye.