This postcard shows Frankie & Johnny’s Saloon in the late 1990s. The bar was formerly known as McKelvey’s Bar for many years (decades in fact). The “Frankie” in Frankie & Johnny was local resident and businessman Frank Hoffnagle. Frank’s son, Brian, and daughter, Missy, are close personal friends of mine. I am sure many of you knew Frank before he passed away and also know Brian and Missy or Frank’s other children who live outside New Jersey. Frankie & Johnny’s was truly a bar where “everybody knows your name.” Sadly, the building, which was located at the corner of Ocean Terrace and Porter Avenue, was torn down a few years ago.
Frankie & Johnny’s Saloon