• RYAN LOUGHLIN

1. It’s right out of an old painting. Everything about Oyster Creek Inn screams charm. Perhaps the truest sea shack you will find anywhere on the Jersey shore, it’s located deep in the foreboding pine barrens of Leeds Point, right where the trees meet the marsh. It sits amid a quaint and tat… Read more

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  • BY DANIELLE DAVIES

Thanksgiving Eve — it’s pretty epic. Not only is everybody back in town and ready to hang out, but the night is followed up by Thanksgiving itself, an enormous meal full of comfort foods that happen to double as hangover remedies. The biggest unofficial party night of the year is finally her… Read more

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  • By RYAN LOUGHLIN

Atlantic City has had its ups and down over the years, but there is one thing about this town that will never change — when it comes to nightlife, it’s “top of the heap” (or maybe “A Number 1” depending on which Frank Sinatra line you prefer to reference). Read more

  • By RYAN LOUGHLIN

1. It’s all about the atmosphere. Most bars and restaurants make some effort to try and produce a pleasant atmosphere in which to relax and wind down, but once you pass through the incredible carved wood doors that lead into Sofia, you begin to realize that in comparison, most fall short. Th… Read more

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1. It’s still there. Despite the closing of Taj Mahal — the building that housed it — the Hard Rock Cafe has kept its doors open. While technically you must use the boardwalk entrance (no sneaking into Taj for one last round of slot play) the same great bar/restaurant awaits you inside, prov… Read more

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1. They mix up a serious margarita. The margarita is an interesting cocktail. Although technically the most popular drink in the entire world, the tricky thing for tequila lovers is to find a place that actually makes them the correct way. Dos Caminos is one of those places. What do we mean … Read more

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  • DANIELLE GOMES

Goblins, unite. Fright night is upon us … Halloween is here! It’s time to strike reality and let out your inner-monster. With spooky shows, terrifying haunted attractions, creepy ghost tours, sickly sweet trick-or-treating and more, there is something for every little ghoul and boy and their… Read more

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  • By DANIELLE DAVIES

Grab your spookiest, kookiest, silliest or sexiest costume, and get ready to celebrate Halloween, adult style. From low-key to completely over the top, there’s something for everyone this Halloween, proving once and for all, this holiday isn’t just for the kids. Read more

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1. It lives in an endless summer. So you thought a beach bar in Atlantic City meant only a few months’ worth of good times? Think again. Landshark Bar is the only year-round beach bar in Atlantic City, offering guests the chance to take in the gorgeous ocean views even when the mercury in yo… Read more

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1. Their happy hour is on an endless loop. It’s nearly impossible to fathom a happy hour that never ends, but that is exactly what is offered at Mountain Bar. Located in Bally’s Atlantic City, their constantly running happy hour is one of the best deals in all of A.C. and being that this is … Read more

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1. It’s drenched in old-school charm. While many people in Atlantic City tend to focus on what the newest, hippest nightspot is, those who appreciate a classic will be thrilled upon entering Tony’s Baltimore Grill for the first time. With its cherry wood accented interior punctuated by check… Read more

  • By DANIELLE GOMES

Golden Nugget Atlantic City will be all about the brews with its 6th annual Craft Beer Tasting, Beer Festival 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. With more than 99 seasonal craft beers on tap from more than 30 different breweries, this festival promises to have a hop, malt, lager or ale to please eve… Read more

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1. It’s most definitely not for kids. Despite their name being synonymous with a childish prank in which one’s ear ends up cruelly soaked with saliva straight from the moistened fingertip of a pre-teen prankster, Wet Willie’s at The Quarter at Tropicana Atlantic City shuns the kiddies, inste… Read more

  • By Ryan Loughlin

1. It’s a Somers Point classic. A staple of the Somers Point bar scene for the last seven decades, Gregory’s oozes with history. A simple corner bar and restaurant void of all pretention, Gregory’s is what a classic family business should be. And at four generations deep, the Gregory family … Read more

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1. It’s brand-spanking new. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has seen some major changes come to its nightlife scene this year with the arrival of the mega-club Premier and the closing of both MIXX and mur.mur, but no space is fresher off the conveyer belt than the Beer Garden. Opened within t… Read more

  • By DANIELLE DAVIES

If you haven’t heard of Derek Crider yet, hold on to your hats. Your cowboy hats, that is. Crider will play as part of the pre- and post-parties for two major country shows this weekend, and it looks like that’s just the beginning for this local rock/country/soul musician. Read more

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  • GIL DE RUBIO

In the 1968 song “Salt of the Earth,” the Rolling Stones sang, “Let’s drink to the hard-working people. Let’s think of the lowly of birth. Spare a thought for the rag taggy people. Let’s drink to the salt of the earth.” On her new two-CD set, “The Ghosts of Highway 20,” Lucinda Williams sing… Read more

  • RYAN LOUGHLIN

1. You need to try their burger. Many a sports bar grills up a burger, but almost none of them make one as tasty and mouth watering as the one that comes from the kitchen at Tailgaters. A Top 5 critics pick in this year’s A.C. Weekly Burger Bash, this is one hunk of meat that is worth every … Read more