1. It has three outdoor seating decks. When it comes to al fresco dining, Baia has enough options to satisfy any taste. The upper deck, with its ceiling fans, access to the full indoor menu and a view of the bay, is perfect for people who want water views without the heat of outdoor dining. The lower deck is more casual, offering bar bites, seafood and burgers, with a view directly across from the bay. The side deck features food and light music by day and gets transformed into a party deck by night with weekly DJs and bands.

2. Its happy hour is ‘the best.’ Baia’s website touts its happy hour, weekdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., as the “absolute best at the shore.” Discounted drinks and cocktails include $3 draught and domestic beer; $4 Spinelli wine; $6 basic spirit drinks; $7 ‘better spirit’ drinks; and $8 ‘best spirit’ drinks, with top-shelf options like Grey Goose, Crown Royal and Patron.

3. It offers ‘twisted Italian’ food. Happy hour is the perfect time to try some of Baia’s “twisted Italian” cuisine. For $8 you can get dishes like baked eggplant rollatini, crispy calamari and ricotta-stuffed rigatoni. Happy hour also includes “seaweeds” or salads for $6 and chowders for $5.

4. Fridays and Saturdays feature local music. Nearly every Friday and Saturday during the summer, Baia has some kind of local musician to enjoy. This Friday features Brooke DiCaro inside the restaurant and Early Grace on the deck, while Saturday will see Robin Gazzara inside and Doghouse Roses on the deck. Live music starts at 6 p.m.

5. Sundays are when things really heat up. Sundays are certainly not for resting at Baia, with its Reggae Sunday line up. This Jersey Shore tradition features the band the Verdict — Baia’s house band — beginning at 7 p.m., while a DJ entertains inside. Hit the dance floor with a drink while the Verdict provides beachy tunes for you to enjoy.