By Phil Stilton
SEASIDE HEIGHTS–After being snowed out on their first planned Friday night dance party a week earlier, the Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights hosted Fireball Friday on February 15th.
Brian Huntenburg, manager at the club said they’re back and ready to continue the party that was interrupted when Hurricane Sandy shut them and the rest of the barrier island down last fall.
The Bamboo Bar hosted their grand reopening on Saturday, February 2nd. “Opening weekend was unbelievable,” Huntenburg said. “The response has been great here. We had a set back with the weather the second weekend, but this is our third weekend open. People could not wait to get back to Seaside.”
The Bamboo Bar will be open Friday and Saturday nights going forward, weather permitting and are planning a large St. Patrick’s Day party on March 9th.
Huntenburg says it is one of the biggest days of the year for the club and they will have entertainment and food all day long, including live bands, Irish food and live dj’s both upstairs and downstairs. The party runs from 10 am to 10 pm. “The whole place is open, including the new addition we put on last summer and it’s going to be a great view of the parade.”
“People in Seaside, whether you’re on the boardwalk or not, the people here are resilient and excited for it to come back,” Huntenburg said. “The nostalgia is coming back, the people are coming back and it’s a great thing for the town.”
The club, which is two blocks away from the beach and boardwalk sustained only minor damage during the hurricane.