Many people love Jersey’s legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen. Others can’t stand him. If you’re in the latter group this information can still be helpful. It can tell you where not to go so you can avoid having to be in his presence.

The rest of you can use this to plan your weekends.

So many people ran into Springsteen and they have a story to tell for life. I’m not one of them. If you’d like to be, here’s a list of his known hangouts where we can’t guarantee anything but you might just have a shot at running into him.

Bruce Springsteen Performs At BST Hyde Park Festival 2023
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Max’s Bar & Grill in Long Branch.

Bruce has loved the Jersey Shore since his early club days and this is a joint he’s been seen at a number of times. It’s at 25 Matilda Terrace.

Roberto’s Freehold Grill in, of course, Freehold.

Don’t let the name fool you. It’s the same place that used to be called Tony’s and Bruce has been coming here awhile. It’s literally within short walking distance to his old childhood homes and he loves getting back to the old neighborhood. It’s at 59 East Main Street.

Roberto's Freehold Grill via Facebook
Roberto's Freehold Grill via Facebook

Jersey Freeze in Freehold.

The Boss was spotted here countless times over the years and he still goes. A year and a half back he even showed up with pal Jon Bon Jovi for a couple ice cream cones. They’re at 120 Manalapan Ave..

jerseyfreeze1952 via Instagram
jerseyfreeze1952 via Instagram

The Windmill in Long Branch.

If you don’t find Bruce at Max’s you might spot him here at their fierce competition, the original WindMill. Around since Bruce was 15 this fast food joint is famous at the shore. Find them at 586 Ocean Boulevard.

Federici’s Pizza in Freehold.

Another haunt of Bruce Springsteen's. This pizza is favored by many in the Freehold area and comes with a bit of an urban legend. Folks have mistakenly believed it was owned by the same family as Danny Federici the late keyboard player from Bruce’s E Street Band. Not true. Different Federicis. Bruce goes here because of the food not the bloodline.

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Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook.

I'’m not sure just how often he goes but he’s sure made news here. This is where he accepted a shot or two of tequila from fans who encountered him out on a motorcycle ride. Then when he rode off police busted him for DUI. It was dropped when he agreed to a $500 fine. If you say hi to Bruce at Sandy Hook just maybe do it without a bottle.

Happy Boss hunting!

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