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1 There is a lot to be honored. Ever been out at a bar or club and say to yourself “wow, this band is incredible!” or “this bartender sure can mix a drink”? Sure you have, and so have we. In fact, that is why Atlantic City Weekly’s annual Nightlife Awards were created in the first place — to… Read more


Sure, there are the tables and the slot machines, but for those of you looking for other great ways to spend a few hours in Atlantic City’s casinos, we have a few fun ideas for you. Read more

1 Beers are their specialty. Looking for a beer? They’ve got you covered. With more than 70 beers on tap Firewaters Saloon easily has the largest beer selection of any bar in the area. And if you like to drink local brews, they have 15 of them to choose from. It truly is a beer drinker’s paradise. Read more

1 It’s a great place to watch the game. While many bars offer TVs to watch whatever sporting event your heart desires, come football season Tailgaters has been known to rent a massive LED screen on a flatbed truck. Patrons can knock back a few beers and apps while a larger than life lineman … Read more


1 H2O Bar & Grille Located on the 6th floor of Golden Nugget Atlantic City, H2O is a gorgeous outdoor space complete with lounge seating, fire pits, amazing views and a great pool to cool off when the heat of the sun and the party prove to be too much to bear. Their “No Shower Happy Hour… Read more


1 Girasole — This spot is best known for its incredible Italian cuisine (some of the best in all of South Jersey), but in addition to the food, the folks at Girasole know their way around a delicious drink. This summer they have several tasty options, but our pick is the “Eve’s Mint Garden,”… Read more


1. HQ2. Before Revel’s demise, HQ was one of the most popular clubs in Atlantic City. And now it’s back. Combining both daylife and nightlife (referred to as the Beachclub and the Nightclub respectively), this space now known as HQ2 is a dream come true for fans of dance, hip-hop and EDM. Ex… Read more

1. The theme. The Pickwickian opened earlier this year, with a name that turned a few heads. For those who don’t know, the word Pickwickian refers to Charles Dickens’ character Mr. Pickwick of the “Pickwick Papers.” Mr. Pickwick is a generous, happy and rather fat man — whose likeness can be… Read more

1. It’s views are tough to beat. Most casino restaurants are windowless and dark, many of them tucked away from anything that might remind you of the outside world. But Chart House bucks that trend completely, offering up gorgeous views of the marina as well as the Atlantic City skyline. Read more

1. It’s not just burgers. Despite what the name says, this bar is more than just a spot for great burgers. Don’t believe us? Check the menu. Everything from pan-seared salmon to grilled cheese sandwiches to one of the tastiest bavarian pretzels you will find in all of Atlantic City are up fo… Read more

1. Its margarita is on point. The margarita may be the single most popular cocktail in America, but that doesn’t mean that most places actually know how to make a decent one. Luckily Veracruz does, as it goes the extra mile by using fresh squeezed lime juice instead of bottled mixes. The dif… Read more

1. It’s housed in the former House of Blues. When one of A.C.’s most beloved venues, the House of Blues, shut down, the Atlantic City nightlife and entertainment scenes suffered a huge blow. Now, years later, the space formerly used for the House of Blues is the new location for The Bourbon … Read more

1. The vibe. Firewaters in Tropicana recently underwent a major change in aesthetic. The bar now drives home a truly retro, Western vibe, with a wall decorated with bullhorns, Spaghetti Western posters and bar stools that look like the backside of a horse — and that’s not a euphemism. So, if… Read more

An Atlantic City landmark that closed recently is set to reopen. The Chelsea Pub, which sits in the shadow of Tropicana Atlantic City, abruptly shuttered its doors less than a year ago after being in business for decades. But things are looking up for the pub these days, as it has acquired n… Read more

1. Thin Mint. Inspired by the Girl Scouts’ most popular cookie, Southern Tier has created a take on a Thin Mint with its Thick Mint beer. A part of the Blackwater series of dessert beers, Thick Mint is an imperial stout with balanced tastes of mint and chocolate, melding malts with notes of … Read more

1. The opening. Egg Harbor Township is home to the newest addition to the brewery boom: Hidden Sands Brewing Company. Excitement has been growing about Hidden Sands for a few months now, and it’s finally ready to open its doors 11 a.m. Friday, Jan 12. The Grand Opening will include tastings,… Read more

We’re in the middle of a craft beer Renaissance. This, for the most part, is a good thing, because it means more diversity on the taps and, in general, better tasting beer for the masses. However, a small section of people have suffered from the revolution — lovers of simple, down and dirty … Read more

1. The Iron Room. After your Saturday night rager, stop by The Iron Room from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays for a mimosa ($4) or a How to Breath Fire ($14), the Iron Room’s take on a Bloody Mary made with 3 Crab fish sauce and ginger with a fried scrapple garnish. If that’s not enough, stick aro… Read more

1. Monday. Start off your week with a good ol’ karaoke session at JD’s Pub & Grill. Hosted by Troy David, this opportunity to show off your vocal chops starts at 10 p.m., with the pub closing at 3 a.m. Or, if the pub scene isn’t for you, check out Bar Star at the Mays Landing Applebee’s … Read more