In all the printed stuff about Asbury Park and the Boardwalk, it kept mentioning someplace called the "Atomic Bar" that was allegedly open all the time and sounded kind of fab. But the only bar on the Boardwalk that looked like a place I could get a decent frozen drink was someplace called "Aqua Bar," and it was always closed. Finally I figured out that "Atomic Bar" is what they were calling the old halfway-falling-apart Howard Johnsons.
While this place has great potential if it were to be fixed up, right now it's just creepy. Really, I was scared just going in to see if they had any postcards. They did, and they were obviously from the 60s. It really was kind of freakish.