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  • By RYAN LOUGHLIN
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The year 2016 may not have been the most popular year in recent memory, but as bad as it was, we all still went out and had some seriously fun times at bars, clubs, concerts and shows. The truth of the matter is, regardless of what is going on in the world, it’s still nearly impossible to no… Read more

  • DANIELLE DAVIES

1. It’s the last gay bar in town. It’s crazy that in a tourist town like Atlantic City, there’s only one gay bar. With that said, The Rainbow Room is it — the last gay bar standing. Fortunately, it’s a great divey kind of neighborhood place where the staff is friendly, the drinks flow and ev… Read more

  • PAMELA DOLLAK

Fans of ‘80s music had some hard blows in 2016. The passings of Prince and David Bowie were about all we could take. But alas, the gods were not friendly and also took pop icon George Michael on Christmas Day. Read more

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  • By DANIELLE DAVIES

While some of you are still thinking about what you want for Christmas, others have moved on to a truly essential question … what will we do to ring in the New Year? Whether you want to party like a rock star or indulge in a decadent meal, there’s something for everyone this year. Read more

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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

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1. It’s a “hidden” gem. If not for a keen eye and a noticeable tingling of your hipster spidey-sense, you might not even know The Iron Room existed. After all, the front door of this unassuming building opens into the rather unassuming Atlantic City Bottle Company, a liquor store for wine af… Read more

Have ya heard? Atlantic City has opened its first distillery since Prohibition days. Little Water, a craft whiskey and rum distillery, opened earlier this month in the town’s Northeast Inlet. Launched just last week at various outlets such as The Iron Room, Passion Vines and Joe Canal’s to n… Read more

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1. It’s chock-full of history. The whole look of Ram’s Head Inn seems right out of another time and that’s because it is. The bar/restaurant has gone through multiple changes over the years — it was a roadhouse in the ’30s and ’40s, and a family-style Dutch-themed restaurant until the mid-’7… Read more

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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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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