Paul’s Tavern has been owned and operated by the Heaney family since 1979 when the original bar and property was purchased from Sedan’s. The first of several expansions were done in 1987. In 1992 the outside Beer Garden was replaced with a traditional log cabin to accommodate the thriving Jersey Shore tourism and nightlife.
In 1993 the adjacent house and property were purchased. The house was knocked down and the second cabin was built, including a kitchen which continues to serve light bar fare today. Behind this structure a tented Patio Bar was put in place, including spacious seating and flatscreen TVs for outdoor enjoyment.
In April 2013, the original cabin was renovated. The stage was expanded and professional lighting was installed creating an extensive and vibrant venue for all kinds of live music. The cabin was changed to the “Sound Garden” and continues to host music festivals, live bands and DJ’s, receptions, and all types of benefits and fundraisers. Many of the areas best bands have played here and Sound Garden remains one of the largest indoor venues for live music in the Jersey Shore.
Throughout the summer Sound Garden hosts George Pappa’s Original Breakfast Bingo which he made famous at the historic Tropical Pub.
Renovations were also made in the original Paul’s Tavern and “The Well” was introduced in the spring of 2013. This transformation is a throwback to the original 1979 Irish pub with a modern ambiance complete with 70 inch flatscreen TVs. The Well is a great place for having casual drinks and food, watching a game, celebrating any kind of party, or hosting alumni benefits and fundraisers.