ID Policy

Bar Anticipation Identification Checking Policy
Bar Anticipation ID policyBar Anticipation’s identification policy follows that of State Law.

Identification questions CANNOT be determined over the phone or via email. Since, the appearance of the individual presenting the identification must be compared to the identification presented by the individual, identification questions can only be answered in person by the individual looking at the identification in question.

Every person entering Bar Anticipation must present either a valid Photo Drivers License or an official Photo Identification Card issued by the State or Federal Government. Currently, other than a valid Photo Drivers License, State ABC law only allows us to accept an American Passport as proof of age. Details below.

Primary Identification typically accepted:

Drivers License – If a drivers license is changed, duplicate, not from New Jersey, or if the door person doesn’t believe the individual presenting the identification is the person who is pictured on the identification, secondary (back up) photo identification is required.

Passport – If the passport appears altered in any way, or if the individual presenting the identification does not look like the person on the passport, secondary (back up) photo identification is necessary.

Further, the picture on the passport must be less than five years old (if the individual presenting the passport is younger than thirty years old) to be accepted as a primary form of identification. By way of example, if the passport presented says that the individual is 24 years old, and the picture on the passport was taken when that individual was 18, this is NOT acceptable as a primary form of identification.

If an individual does not have one of the two above pieces of identification, they will not be allowed in.

Secondary Identification:

The following Secondary (back up) ID is acceptable ONLY if accompanied with a primary form as outline above:

  • County Identification Card (photo)
  • Military ID (photo)
  • College ID (photo)
  • Credit Card, Debit Card, or Bank Card  (photo)
  • College or High School Yearbook
  • NJDMV Boat License (photo)

If there is any question, after observing the Primary and Secondary identification, the following may be used to help the door person decide if the individual is of age. The below is not to be used in place of secondary identification however:

  • Automobile Registration and Insurance Card (together)
  • Credit Cards (non photo)
  • Work Identification


  • Anyone that is believed to be visibly intoxicated will be denied entry.
  • Anyone that is believed to have been recently in a fight (bleeding, torn clothing, visibly agitated) will be denied entry.
  • Anyone acting in such a manner to suggest that they will cause a disturbance on the premises will be denied entry.
  • Even if an individual has all of the above identification, if the door personnel does not believe the person presenting the identification is the person to whom the identification belongs, that individual will not be allowed in.

The bottom line is, if there is a doubt about your identification, bring as much back up as you possibly can to give yourself the best chance of getting into the bar.

All identification issues must be handled at the door with the person presenting the identification in question. Identification issues cannot be solved over the phone or e-mail.

Save The Date

Saturday, February 25
Annual MARDI GRAS Party
featuring BIG BANG BABY Beads, Boas, Masks and More! Starts at 10 pm.

Tuesday, February 28
Annual FAT TUESDAY Party
featuring THE EVENT HORIZON. Beads, Boas, Masks and More. Starts at 9 pm.

Sunday, March 5
Annual Belmar Saint Patrick's Day Parade Party.
Starts at 10 am.

Friday, March 17
Saint Patrick's Day Party
featuring LIFESPEED. Giveaways and Corned Beef! Bud and Bud Light Specials. Party all day. Band Starts at 9 pm.

Saturday, April 29
featuring Seven Bands and Seven DJ's. Official opening of the Outdoor Bars. Starts at 1 pm.

Friday, May 5
VIP Card Redemption Party
Trade in Your 2016-17 VIP Card for a 2017-18 Card. Starts at 9 pm.

Sunday, May 21
Rubber Ducky Races on Grotto Beach Begin!
with Bacardi Ardi, DJ Billy Reybert and DJ Funsize. Starts at 1 pm.

Friday, May 26
Memorial Day Weekend Begins
with DJ Mike Nice and LIFESPEED. Starts at 9 pm.

Sunday, May 28
with FIVE DJ's, BIG BANG BABY, EVOLUTION X, CHANGING LANES, THE SMOKIN' JACKETS and More bands to be announced. Starts at 1 pm.


 All drink specials and cover charge times are subject to change without notice and may not be offered on Holidays or during certain Special Events.

Enjoy $2.50 Lite Pints, $2.75 Bottles and $6.50 Pitchers plus $3 Sols & Dos Equis ALL NIGHT
2 For 1 Burgers
from our Famous Signature Burger Menu. GIANT Screen TVs with awesome sound!

- The Drafts Start at Only 50¢ at 8 pm and increase 25¢ every hour. The HOTTEST Night on the Planet! featuring CHANGING LANES & THE EVENT HORIZON alternate Tuesdays. The Bands start early at 9:30 pm. Admission is Free until 8 pm


Enjoy a Retro, featured Ice Cold 40oz Beer Only $5, live entertainment, and in house BBQ Specials.

Country Night Starts 9 pm. $5 16 oz Can Cups with $1.50 Refills. Rob and Jay Live 9 pm plus DJ Chris. FREE Admission ALL NIGHT

"Sip & Savor" Half Price off entire Food Check. Starts at 5 pm. Some restrictions apply. Reservation suggested but not necessary. 732-681-7422 "GET BUBBLY" CHAMPAGNE NIGHT Featuring Special Champagne, Tapas & Dinner Prices $29 Bottles of Mionetto with DJ PRIME
FREE Admission All Night.

from 4 - 9 pm with DJ Kirk Lopez & DJ Mike Nice plus Emcee Rob Busch and Shirlene $2.25 Bud & Bud Light Pints Complimentary Buffet with Carving Station Free Admission till 9 pm.

FRIDAY NIGHTS ROCK! GREAT LIVE BANDS & DJ $3 Bud & Bud Lights All Night, with INCREDIBLE BANDS every week plus DJ Mike Nice's Dance Party between sets. See Calendar for Band Schedule Free Admission until 9 pm.


"Make Happy Hour FUN Again" with BACARDI ARDI & DJ FUNSIZE - $2 16oz Drafts plus Trivia, Interactive Games, Dancing and Prizes!


The State's BEST Bands with DJ Mik's Dance Party and $3 Lites All Night See the Calendar for details.


ALL the Games on Over 70 TV's in HD with two GIANT Screens. Enjoy Ice Cold $2.50 Lite Pints, $3 Bottles, $4 Corona/Light Bottles and $6.50 Pitchers!

Special Football and Full Menu of Incredible food available. All fan clubs and Fantasy Leagues welcome.

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Weekly Food Specials

Saturday Brunch
Saturday Brunch 10 am -2pm
Order any Brunch Platter & receive a Complimentary 9oz Mimosa, Screwdriver, Beer, or Bloody Mary

Sunday Brunch
Sunday Brunch 10am to 1pm
Order any Brunch Platter & receive a Complimentary 9oz Mimosa, Screwdriver, Beer, or Bloody Mary

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar Football Season 4 pm)

Monday Burger Night
2 for 1 Burgers
from our Award Winning Specialty Signature Burger Menu

Tuesday Wing Night
50¢ Wings (5 pm - close)
Sign the Waiver and take
Bar A's Bad Ass Wing Challenge
Eat 12 Bad Ass wings in 12 minutes to win a Bad Ass T-Shirt

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Special Appetizer Menu (5 pm - close)

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Friday Happy Hour Buffet
Friday Happy Hour Buffet & Hors d’oeuvres 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Weekly Blue Plate Specials - Only $4.95
Monday to Friday 11 am - 4 pm (subject to change without online notice)

Monday - Guinness Beef Stew with Mashed & Garlic Bread
Tuesday - Homemade Meatloaf Platter with Mashed & Veggies
Wednesday - Roasted or BBQ Chicken with Mashed & Veggies
Thursday - Grilled or BBQ Pork Chop with Mashed & Veggies
Friday - Fish & Chips (Broiled or Fried Cod) with Fries, Tartar Sauce & Malt Vinegar