Our History

In early 2013

Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge opens it's first location ahead of Memorial Day Weekend. As on of the landmark locations at the corner of 8th and Main Street, Stay Gold put down roots as one of the original venues to hit the scene of the new-look downtown Belmar.


Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge becomes one of the first places in Belmar to feature local art. With that, the cafe introduces a rotating 'art wall' with creations from local artists that is also available for purchase.


Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge hosts a variety of live music and special events, but it became one of the first venues with a stage where local musicians are invited to a weekly open mic night to showcase their talents.


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World-renowned reggae artist, Mishka, performs at Stay Gold to kick off the summer with local legends Stringbean and The Stalkers.


The New York Times features an article with respect to the 50th Anniversary of 'The Outsiders' title "Why ‘The Outsiders’ Lives On: A Teenage Novel Turns 50". In that, Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge receives exclusive praise as one piece of the historical novels longevity.


Our Philosophy - Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge - Belmar, NJ & Howell, NJ

After several years of success in Belmar, Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge opens it's second location in Howell, NJ. Providing the same great cafe food & specialty beverages but with an expanded dining experience. The reimagined interior provides a Brooklyn-like atmosphere that paves the way for the future of social cafe enviroments.