Little Buddy Hideaway

Asbury Park, NJ
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550 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ
Opened in May 2016
Wed-Sat 9pm-2am

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Little Buddy Hideaway

5.3

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Everyone You
Decor 6.9
Drink Quality 6.3
Drink Selection 6.5
Food Quality 6.9
Food Selection 6.3
Mood 5.5
Music 1.9
Service 5.8
Tikiness 4.2
Tilt 4.1
Vibe 4.1

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Humuhumu’s description

Little Buddy Hideaway opened in May 2016 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The space is not richly decorated, but makes heavy use of bamboo and thatch. The menu of tropical cocktails is mostly originals or their takes on classics, and there is a small menu of bar snacks available.

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Evie Apple
Evie Apple is a semi-regular at Little Buddy Hideaway.
June 1, 2019, 3:25 PM
I'm a regular at Little Buddy's, and I have to say that these rating and comments need a refresh! The space is very richly decorated, mysterious, and cool. You even have to go through a literal "hole in the wall" at the bar next door to even get inside! They have retro black and white TVs playing old cartoons and movies, a ton of buoys and thatch, tiki heads, art, and little lighted nooks with comfy patio furniture. They also expanded the bar food by a LOT and the food is very good.

The drinks are now served in mugs on the weekends, and they have a lot of cool ones, including parrot mugs and shark bowls.

The music on some nights may be top 40, but they have frequent Tiki/Exotica/Surf Rock bands and DJs on the weekends. Check out DJ Hi-Tide, Slowey and the Boats, or any of their other live music concerts!

All in all, it's a hidden gem, especially if you go on one of the Tiki/Exotica/Surf Rock nights.
Witty_Pseudonym
Witty_Pseudonym has visited Little Buddy Hideaway.
May 15, 2017, 12:24 PM
I've been here once so far with friends and I had a good enough time I'd come back, but in terms of tiki I have some critiques. The biggest thing was the lack of tiki mug in my hand. They have mugs on the wall, but all we got were plastic cups. Brightly colored plastic cups, but generic SOLO cups nonetheless. When I inquired I was told that they do not serve drinks in mugs Friday through Saturday.

The crowd was generic. To them it was just another bar to drink at and treated it as such. While not the most detrimental thing it did affect another aspect of the (lacking) tiki; the music. The music they were playing wasn't bad music. In fact we liked a number of the songs they played that night, but it was 80's & 90's, not exotica, or islander, or anything remotely tiki.

It has a lot going on for it and could go a lot further with some simple fixes. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, but I wouldn't trek for it specifically.
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  • Evie Apple
  • Angelina Sofia
  • CandyGhoul
  • AtomicLady
  • twocaledonias
  • timeinhell
  • NatalievonTiki
  • Witty_Pseudonym
  • Peter
  • RandomBear
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