Red Bank

Red Bank is the Garden State’s own Greenwich Village, filled with trendy stores, funky coffee shops, a vibrant arts scene and eclectic cuisine.
 
On the Navesink River and just five miles from the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a logical stop on the way to Jersey beaches, but this town is ideally a destination onto itself.
 
Music and arts are hallmarks of Red Bank. The Count Basie Theater (99 Monmouth St.) presents live music acts and the Two River Theater Company (21 Bridge Ave.) is the spot for new and original plays.
 
Shopping is centered on Red Bank’s main thoroughfare, Broad Street and its arteries.
 
Try the coffee and sandwiches at No Joe’s Café (52 Broad St.). You’ll find a big draw on W. Front St. – some of town’s 250 antique stores.
 

Location

United States
40° 20' 55.0932" N, 74° 4' 41.0304" W
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Downtown Red Bank
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Red Bank is the Garden State’s own Greenwich Village, filled with trendy stores, funky coffee shops, a vibrant arts scene and eclectic cuisine.
 
On the Navesink River and just five miles from the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a logical stop on the way to Jersey beaches, but this town is ideally a destination onto itself.
 
Music and arts are hallmarks of Red Bank. The Count Basie Theater (99 Monmouth St.) presents live music acts and the Two River Theater Company (21 Bridge Ave.) is the spot for new and original plays.
 
Shopping is centered on Red Bank’s main thoroughfare, Broad Street and its arteries.
 
Try the coffee and sandwiches at No Joe’s Café (52 Broad St.). You’ll find a big draw on W. Front St. – some of town’s 250 antique stores.
 


Don’t miss:

• The nearly century-old Russian Orthodox St. Nicholas Church.

 
• The free Jazz & Blues Festival, held every June.
 
• Italian cuisine at Gaetano’s, Oak Bridge Tavern, an organic beer garden, classic American dishes at the Molly Pitcher Inn and Mexican at Juanita’s. 
 
Insider tip:
If Red Bank looks familiar, it may be because it features prominently in films by director Kevin Smith. Smith’s production company, View Askew, is based on Broad Street.
 
If you’re a fan, you’ll want to visit his store, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, where you’ll find comic books, movie swag and occasional appearances by Smith’s stable of actors.

 

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