Back in the '80s, there was a club on the west side of Ocean Avenue at 4th.

It was called Montego Bay and it was the place to be.

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With a stainless steel dance floor and some of the best bartenders around, people would stand in line forever trying to get in.

(photo: Belmar Beach NJ)
(photo: Belmar Beach NJ)

One thing hasn't changed, though. There still isn't any parking!

There was plenty of club competition during the decade of decadence. For example:

Fountain Casino - Aberdeen

Giulio's South - Asbury Park

The Fast Land - Asbury Park

Birch Hill - Old Bridge

Bayshores Nightclub - Somers Point

Big Man's West - Red Bank

Fat City - Seaside Heights

The Sunshine - Asbury Park

Osprey - Manasquan

Jimmy Byrne's Sea Giry Inn

Baby O's - Seaside Heights

Good Time Charlie's - Lakehurst

El Greco - Brick

Ocean Ice Palace - Brick

The Riptide Club - Wildwood

I was born in the 80s, so I've only heard it was a wild and fun decade at the Shore.

Part of me wishes I was in my 20s during the 80s or I at least got to spend of my childhood being a part of the big decade.

The music was amazing and every genre was on fire.

How about the movies of the 80s? Some of the best motion pictures ever made came from the 1980s. The Breakfast Club. Enough said.

Thanks to the beauty of YouTube, we get to take a look back at the fashion, dancing, and clubbing at our favorite hotspots.

This footage was shot by nationally-renowned comedian Mike Marino. You can catch Mike doing gut-busting comedy all over the country. Check out where he's going to be next on his Facebook page.

This is what Belmar looked like in 1986.

While were going back in time.

How the world saw New Jersey — 1940s to 1980s

This is how New Jersey saw the world from 1940-to 1980. All these photos are from AP and Getty publications, meaning they were used in a magazine or newspaper. There has been plenty of inventions and history made in New Jersey. Check the photos below.

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