I turned to "C" and said, I'm going to check the Stanhope House, what do you think?"
We liked the act, http://www.shadetreemechanicsband.com/ said yes.
I picked up the phone and called "R" and his wife "E" , said "We're going, meet us, she said yes." and they did.
The beer was cheap, the place was crowded [there was a second band playing on the other stage.] The menu is basic - anything that you want, as long as we can prepare it in a fryer.
Our band was half rock, half blues, very loud, and damned good.
It was exactly as billed - a great American Road House.
In NJ - of all places.