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                               #1 Best overall NJ Shore Bar

Bar Anticipation Lake Como NJ
Northern Shore region

Bar Anticipation
703-5 16th Ave Lake Como, NJ, 732-681-7422
Without a doubt one of New Jersey's best Shore bars. This is also the best place bar-none on a Tuesday night during the summer in the whole State of NJ. Great Bands on Fridays and DJ and dancing on Saturdays. Huge outside bar.

#2 Best surfside Casual bar in NJ

Donovan's Reef Seabright NJ
Northern Shore region

Donovan's Reef 
1171 Ocean Ave. Sea Bright NJ 732-842-6789
Donovan's Reef is the only Shore bar with its own private life guarded beach! Where else can you swim, drink, hang out on the beach, play volleyball, eat, and listen to bands all in the same place? Bud specials every Saturday night.


  #3 Best NJ Shore stage

Martell's Tiki Bar Point Pleasant Beach NJ
Central Shore region< FONT>

Martell's Tiki Bar
Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach NJ, 732-892-0131
Probably the best known bar in all of NJ. This Tiki Bar has it all. There's an indoor restaurant, a food court, outdoor raw bar, and an outdoor bar/restaurant overlooking the beach. Live music during the day and almost every night in the summer. A cool stage on a pier built out over the surf always attracts a good crowd.
     #4 Best overall Party spot

D'Jais Belmar Beach NJ
Northern Shore region

1801 Ocean Ave in Belmar Beach, NJ, 732-681-5055
D'Jais is a top NJ Shore town bar and restaurant featuring a full lunch & dinner menu, with outdoor ocean view seating. At Night, D'Jais is well known for it's diverse atmosphere in which different music can be heard seven nights a week. Nothing better for the last 40 plus years.
     #5 Best place to take a date down the shore

Avenue long Branch NJ
Northern Shore region

23 Ocean Ave. Long Branch, NJ 732-759-2900
Beautiful! Avenue is the modern answer to a blend of the Parisian brasserie and the luxurious beaches of St. Tropez on the Atlantic Beachfront. It boasts dramatic high ceilings and colored marble tiles that shimmer under the light. The 25-foot bar is inspired by the hull of a ship. Avenue serves lunch and dinner throughout the week as well as brunch and dinner every Saturday and Sunday.

     #6 Best Party spot North Shore region

The Parker House Sea Girt NJ
Northern Shore region

The Parker House
First Ave & Beacon Blvd. Sea Girt, NJ 732-449-0442

The Parker House has a great shore bar atmosphere. They have better than average food and live music downstairs during the week. The tavern downstairs boasts 6 Bars and a raw bar. They also have an outdoor Porch bar. The upstairs has more of a clubby feel to it. Great younger posh crowds in here.

     #7 Best surfside pickup bar down the NJ Shore

Joey Harrison's Surf Club Ortley Beach NJ
Central Shore region

Joey Harrison's Surf Club
1900 Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach, NJ 732-793-6625
Very sexy, mixed younger and older crowd with a private drinking beach. Live music on weekends in the afternoons and evenings. It seems that they do not let unattractive people into this place because everyone is always so good looking here! Great pick-up spot down the NJ Shore!

     #8 Best nighttime party spot down the NJ shore

Bamboo Bar Seaside Heights NJ
Central Shore region

Bamboo Bar
201 Boulevard Seaside Heights NJ, 732-830-3660
For a good all night party try the Bamboo Bar. This is another great hotspot down the NJ Shore where the sexy's pack in by the droves. The Bamboo Bar is a Seasonal nightclub in Seaside Heights offering many seasonal events of dance music and live bands. It has been Voted the #1 Singles Bar in New Jersey in the past! Fridays is ladies night, with $2 drinks till Midnight!

     #9 Most diverse (fun) bar in the Northern Shore Region

Moonstruck Cafe Asbury Park NJ
Northern Shore region

The Lake House Restaurant and Bar
601 Main Street Loch Arbour, NJ 732-531-5555 
Situated on beautiful Deal Lake in Loch Arbour, NJ. The Lake House offers great drink specials everyday (all day long) including $2 Miller Lite Drafts and $2 shots of Jager. Great happy hour specials Monday - Friday  3-7pm ~ Saturday and Sunday Noon-6pm with $1 Domestic Mugs! A fun place to watch sports (16 flat screens), and see live bands. The Lake House gets packed Thursdays with a college-ish (Momnouth) crowd and also boasts good crowds on Friday and Saturdays with some of the bigger bands like Kirk and the Jirks, Big Bang Baby, Mike Dalton Band, etc.
Very nice menu with many interesting selections.

     #10 Best overall bar North Shore region

The Dockside Sea Bright NJ
Northern Shore region

The Dockside
1400 Ocean Ave. Sea Bright, NJ 732-933-9419
This terrific bar and restaurant is located in one of the North Shore area's most pleasant settings. The Dockside boasts a Tiki Bar right on the water! You can eat indoors or be outside looking over the water and the boats. Has a nice varied menu and the prices are very reasonable. It's a great place to take friends or to go out for a romantic dinner by sunset. Highly recommended by

     #11 Best shore crabs with waterfront views in NJ
Crabby Jack's Somers Point NJ
South Shore region

Crabby Jack's - The Crab Trap 
Somers Point Circle, Somers Point, NJ 609-927-7377 

This outdoor bar is located behind the well-known (and perpetually crowded) Crab Trap restaurant. Pull up a stool and drink as you take in the awesome waterfront views. Enjoy our delicious crab cakes or maybe a grilled burger while overlooking the bay and the entire Ocean City skyline! Outside deck has live entertainment all summer long.

 #12 Best chic setting down the NJ Shore

Blue Martini Lounge Atlantic City NJ
South Shore region

Blue Martini
Bally's Casino and Hotel, Atlantic City NJ 609-340-2000
This chic setting offers more than 100 types of martinis. Live music and a bar with a built-in frosted ice rail - perfect for keeping the chill in your glass while your night heats up in one of the hottest clubs in town. Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays.

     #13 Best Dockside seafood and best friendly NJ shore bar

Sand Bar Brielle NJ
Central Shore region

Sand Bar
201 Union Lane, Brielle NJ, 732-528-7750
Excellent Seafood! Dockside dining on the river! Always a great fun mixed party crowd in here. You are always greeted with a warm reception in here. Lobster specials during the week and live music on the weekends. Highly recommended by! See their cool upcoming events calendar.
     #14 Best pick-up spot older crowd down the NJ shore

The Column's Avon-by-the-Sea NJ
Central Shore region

The Column's
601 Ocean Ave, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 732-988-3213
The Column's in Avon has been added here just for the awesome pick-up vibe that the club gets late at night. The Column's is right near the beach too which makes it very romantic! A sexy older crowd lurks by the bar deep into the night on weekend in the summer. Fun scene with dim lights and dancing.
     #15 Best pick-up spot younger crowd down the NJ shore

Central Shore region

Edgars Pub (No website)
153 Sea Girt Ave. Manasquan, NJ 732-449-4114
Small club with a dance floor. Younger vibrant crowd. It hops on weekends in the summer. It gets so packed with hotties that you can't help but to brush up against everyone as you move about. Pick a out hot fragrance and make your move. You can really get lucky in here. Very fun club in the summer. One of New Jersey's best!

     #16 Best Portuguese NJ shore Bar

Europa South Point Pleasant Beach NJ
Central Shore region

Europa South
521 Arnold Ave. Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, 732-295-1500

Fine Portuguese and Spanish seafood. Live Entertainment Friday & Saturdays. Warm, elegant and very comfortable atmosphere. Very nice wine list. A great place to meet singles too!

     #17 Best unknown indoor/outdoor intimate setting

Atlantic Bar and Grill South Seaside Park NJ
Central Shore region

Atlantic Bar and Grill
24th & Central Ave. South Seaside Park, NJ 732-854-1588
The locals turned us on to this, and they were right! The Atlantic Bar and Grill is perched on the dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Intimate tables for two, larger tables for four or six and bar seating are arranged so that a view of the ocean is available from any table in the house! Best seafood around! Outdoor seating on the deck is offered in-season.

     #18 Best Boardwalk bar down the shore

The Sawmill Seaside Park NJ
Central Shore region

The Sawmill
1807 Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ 732-793-1990
The Sawmill is an up and coming Hot spot in Seaside Heights. The Sawmill could be one of the best best boardwalk bar's in NJ. It is home of the "world's largest slice of pizza,". Live entertainment in the Green Room.

     #19 Best bar for a girls night out

WindanSea Highlands NJ
North Shore region

56 Shrewsbury Avenue, Highlands, NJ 732-872-2266

Good classy pick up spot in the Highlands. Beautiful waterfront restaurant with a strong nightlife. Large outdoor area too. You will see many attractive people dining and hanging out here. A very nice place to take a date too. One of the best overall bars in all of New Jersey.

     #20 Best Irish pub in the south shore region

Irish Pub and Inn Atlantic City NJ
Southern Shore region

Irish Pub and Inn
164 St. James Place, Atlantic City NJ, 609-344-9063
The best bar in AC? Well that's what the locals say. Great atmosphere, good food, and open 24 hours. There are even reasonably-priced rooms upstairs if you need to get your groove on. "No matter what anyone tells you, the best bar in Atlantic City is The Irish Pub." - Philadelphia Magazine.

    #21 Best casual sports bar down the shore
Boathouse Bar and Grill Belmar NJ
North Shore region

Boathouse Bar and Grill
1309 Main Street, Belmar, NJ, 732-681-5221
14 beers on tap and specials 365 days a year. Pool table, games and 30 televisions to catch all the games. Excellent wings and above average casual dining. The place is spotless and the staff is always very friendly. Great party spot in the Northern NJ shore region.

 #22 Most romantic North Shore region (For gay couples too!)

Moonstruck Cafe Asbury Park NJ
North Shore region

Moonstruck Cafe
517 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 732-988-0123
The Moonstruck is a little gem of a find in Asbury Park New Jersey. The restaurant/bar is situated in a gorgeous Shore house. The house has three levels, each with a romantic wraparound porch. The upper levels boast two very classy dining rooms. Each level has a cocktail lounge. The l
ounge opens for cocktails and appetizers at 4 p.m. Great place to bring a partner. A nice place for straight or gay couples to meet and relax.

#23 Best all around "Has it all" NJ shore bar

The Headliner Neptune NJ
Northern Shore region

The Headliner
1401 State Highway 35 south, Neptune NJ, 732-775-6200
The Headliner truly does have it all. Martinis, sports, Dancing, pool and decent food. Let yourself go on the dance floor, play some pool (or weather permitting, some volleyball), and grab a bite to eat at the Hammerhead's Pub or at the Cabana Bar. The pleasure fest continues at the Martini Bar with Ultra premium wines, scotches and liquor.
     #24 Best seafood Central shore region

Central Shore region

The Crab's Claw Inn
601 Grand Central Ave. (Rt. #35 North) Lavallette, NJ 732-793-4447
Serving only the freshest and finest seafood available. The Crab's Claw has an award winning wine list. They boast live music on their outside deck almost every night. Try their new in house smoked ribs! Crabs, Maine Lobsters, King crab legs, Oysters, Halibut, firecracker steak and shrimp, grilled scallops, smoked ribs, live entertainment and a bar! Need I say more? Oh yeah and sometimes women at the bar!

     #25 Best Wine selection down the shore

Cask 591 Long Branch NJ
Northern Shore region

Cask 591
591 Broadway, Long Branch NJ 732-571-8848
Come sit at their hammered- copper bar to enjoy a glass of wine. All of wines on their awesome 11 page wine list are picked personally by owner and sommelier Dennis Tafuri. You could also go to Cask 591 to relax in their jazz-era style lounge. While there you'll be treated to some great live entertainment and be able to sample one of their signature martinis.

     #26 Best Bar to watch a sunset in NJ

Northern Shore region

Sea Gull's Nest
Sandy Hook Park - Area D, Sandy Hook, NJ, 732-872-0025

The Sea Gull's nest has been included just for the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" or "God Bless America" at sunset, and the amazing oceanfront view. Better than average appetizers, burgers, salads and grilled fish sandwiches are available.

     #27 Best upscale NJ Shore Bar

Elements The lounge Sea Bright NJ
Northern Shore region

Elements, The lounge
1072 Ocean Avenue Sea Bright, NJ, 732-842-1100

A small taste of Manhattan down the Jersey Shore. The two story nightclub boasts an 18 foot waterfall and better than average sushi. Fantastic Martinis and gorgeous decor make this a true NJ Hotspot. Co-owner Matthew Bongiovi, (Jon Bon Jovi's brother), pulls in a pretty good looking and quite sexy crowd.

     #28 Best mixed crowd down the shore

Central Shore region

Hemmingway's Cafe
Seaside Heights NJ, 612 Boulevard Seaside Heights, NJ 732-830-1255
Really cool bar/restaurant right in the heart of Seaside Heights. Close to all the boardwalk action! Very cool mixed crowd in here. Very hip, up and down to earth. One of the best bars in all of Seaside Heights.

     #29 Best Jazz music/seafood down the shore

Steve and Cookie's margate NJ
Southern Shore region

Steve and Cookie's
9700 Amherst Ave. Margate, NJ 609-823-1163
Steve and Cookie's is open for dinner every night all year long. They have some very good food. They also feature some of the best jazz musicians on the island, in their piano room every night. Their classic Ash bar is always congregated by locals. In the winter you can smell the inviting scent from our two working fireplaces even before you enter their building.

     #30 Best casually cool bar down the shore

Southern Shore region

GreenHouse Cafe restaurant & bar
106 S. Benson Ave., Margate NJ 609-822-0140

The best elephant-gazing spot in the world because it's located across the street from the famous Lucy the Elephant. Party down in their full service bar with their 5,000 song touch tune digital jukebox. The stretch of beach nearby is known for bodies beautiful, in the skimpiest suits allowable.
 Wow, I really like this place!

     #31 Best Nightclub in Atlantic City

South Shore region

1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 609-317-1000

Located in the Borgara Hotel in Atlantic City NJ. Sleek and sophisticated night club-lounge that is both sexy and cozy. Sometimes it may be hard to sweet talk the bouncer to get in, but you can usually get in. Signature bottle service makes for a fancy way to impress a date.

 #32 Best Outdoor Patio bar and oceanfront seafood dining

Jack Baker's Wharfside Restaurant Point Pleasant Beach NJ
Central Shore region

Jack Baker's Wharfside Restaurant & Patio Bar
101 Channel Drive - Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, 732-892-9100
The Wharfside is located on the Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant beach NJ. During summer months, you can watch fishing boats returning from the ocean. They have a cool outdoor patio bar and a better than average the raw bar.
 You can also enjoy Maine lobster, Flounder, Cod, Haddock, Sea Scallops, Mussels, Clams and Crab Legs and more.

     #33 Best bar for a late night munch

Ichabods Bar and Grill Sea Bright, NJ
Northern Shore region

Ichabods Bar and Grill
1 E Church St. Sea Bright, NJ 732-842-6154
Icabods has a cool upstairs complete with a Foosball game, dart board and of course a bar! Downstairs also boasts a nice bar. Ichabods has at least 10 televisions and a very large menu. The food prices are very reasonable. Their $2.00 Coors Light pints are a favorite amongst the regular patrons. Pictured to the left is their newly renovated private "Party room" with private bar for individual attention to your party guests. 

     #34 Best Bang for your buck!

Northern Shore region

The Cabana Club (No Website)
On the Boardwalk in Keansburg, NJ
You can't beat the seedy atmosphere of a boardwalk bar and it doesn't get much better than Keansburg's famous Cabana Club. The Cabana Club offers a crazy ridiculous $1 Coors light special all the time. You won't be able to remember how many one dollar bills you'll rip out of your wallet, but even if you drink 20 beers, you'll still have toll money to get home!
     #35 Best up and coming live venue bar

Northern Shore region

20 Main St Keansburg, NJ, 732-546-3391
With booking some of the hottest bands on the east coast, Chaser's is quickly becoming "The" venue for live music in Central New Jersey. Whether you want to Listen to Live Music, Dance to the best local DJ's or be center stage with Karaoke, they are the entertainment destination in Central Jersey.

     #36 Best bar on the bay

Inlet Cafe Highlands NJ
Northern Shore region

Inlet Cafe
3 Cornwall Street, Highlands NJ, 732-872-9764
Very friendly Cafe/Bar where you can sit outside and watch the boats meander out in the Sandy Hook Bay. The Crab martini and the Crab trap dip are both to die for. Great seafood selection of oysters, clams, mussels, "Old Bay" beer shrimp and more. Good mixed crowd.

     #37 Best poolside bar overlooking the Ocean

The Plam Grill Beach Haven NJ
Central Shore region

The Palm Grill (Located at the Seashell Motel)
10 S. Atlantic Ave. Beach Haven, NJ, 609-492-4611
The Palm Grill is located at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
in Beach Haven NJ. The Palm grill is poolside by their Tiki Bar. The Grill offers an extensive menu of fresh fish sandwiches, chowders, crab cakes and an assortment of other items. The Palm Grill overlooks the ocean and beach! Live entertainment seven days a week outside on the deck and live entertainment by the best acts at the shore every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. On weekdays, come to happy hour at the Tiki Bar from 4 - 7 p.m. and enjoy great classic and modern acoustic rock. Remember the The Beach Club and Tiki Bar are open to everyone and are tobacco friendly.

     #38 Best views of Atlantic City Skyline

Flying Cloud Caf?Atlantic City NJ
Southern Shore region

Flying Cloud Caf?/A>
800 New Hampshire Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 609-345-8222
This awesome waterfront dockside bar is located at the Historic Gardner's Basin in Atlantic City NJ. Come by boat, car, bus, jitney or bike! Live music on the deck on weekends! Try their awesome New England Clam Chowder or crab cakes. Limited Fall and Winter Hours Please call before going in the off-season

     #39 Best authentic Irish pub down the NJ Shore

Southern Shore region

Westy뭩 Irish Pub
101 E. Walnut Ave. North Wildwood NJ, 609-522-4991
Overlooking the beautiful Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood NJ. You can either enjoy the ocean view from the deck or you can sit downstairs in their authentic Irish pub. Enjoy the nightly sing-along if your brave enough. Westy's is just a plain old; down to earth, "give me an ice cold beer" kind of place. The bartenders are very friendly and the atmposphere really can't be beat. 

     #40 Best fun bar down the NJ shore

Central Shore region

Captain Hooks Bar (No website)
1320 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 732-830-0006
If your looking for a bar down the shore with a lot of fun things to do then Captain Hook's is your answer. Captain Hook's boasts a few HD televisions, ping pong tables, billiards, video games, Foosball, air hockey, darts, shuffleboard, pinball and real basketball hoops. The cute girls a just a bonus at Captain Hook's!

    #41 Best Upscale bar with Water views

Northern Shore region

McLoone's "Rum Runner" Riverside Dining
816 Ocean Ave. Sea Bright NJ, 732-842-2894
McLoone's Rum Runner is an upscale waterfront restaurant located on the Shrewsbury River. They serve classic American cuisine. McLoone's Rum Runner is best known for its great water views and its Boathouse Deck outdoor dining. Their piano bar has been voted #1 on the Jersey shore for many years. The deck is open (weather permitting) daily at 11:30 for lunch and dinner.

 #42 Best gay bar down the NJ shore

Paradise gay Bar Asbury Park NJ
Northern Shore region

101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park NJ, 732-988-6663
"Come with us We'll take you there!" Great live entertainment and weekly specials. On Sunday's come enjoy drink specials and giveaways from 4 to 9 PM. When in the area, you can also visit Asbury's Newest Gay dance club The Circuit. Also nearby, is what has been labeled as the Gay "Cheers" of Asbury park, Georgies Bar.


  #43 Best Dive bar in a Dive Hotel down the NJ shore

Bloddy Mary's bar and Grill Cape May NJ
Southern Shore region

Bloody Mary's Bar and Grill (Atlas Hotel)
1035 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ, 609-884-7000?
If you want to relax over a luscious tropical drink or an exotic Martini, try Bloody Mary's Dive Bar with its plush rattan seating, hanging fountain and bamboo accents. It's really not as much a dive as we are suggesting. It's only another amazing NJ Seaside wonder that has to be seen to be believed. You just can't beat it with a wooden Bamboo pole!
     #44 Best outdoor patio bar down the shore

Kelly's Tavern Neptune City NJ
Central Shore region

Kelly's Tavern
Highway 35 Neptune City, NJ, 732-775-9517
Kelly's Tavern has been a family tradition at the Jersey Shore for over 50 Years. Kelly's is famous for it's warm, friendly atmosphere (as well as the tastiest overstuffed Rubens ever) that keeps local folk coming in regularly, and vacationers coming back year after year. A superb Irish tavern with a classic outdoor patio!

     #45 Most consistent shore bar

Northern Shore region

Sallie Tee's
33 West Street Monmouth Beach, NJ 732-870-8999
Sallie Tee's has always been a winner for as long as we can remember. Their nightly specials and a diversified menu has something for everyone. Sallee Tee's boasts waterfront dining at the Channel Club Marina, New York Style Deli during lunch time with super-sized sandwiches, Raw Bar, creative salads and a dynamite Pickle Bar. Their Sushi bar is one of the most reasonably rriced that we have ever seen! The handsome crowd that fills the bar goes without saying.

     #46 Best waterfront Seafood NJ

Northern Shore region

Neil's Original Oyster Restaurant & Bar (No website)
1 Willow St, Highlands, NJ, 732-872-1450
Neil뭩 Original Oyster is a year round waterfront restaurant set on the Sandy Hook Marina featuring the freshest seafood, steaks, chops burgers and steamers in NJ. Neil뭩 offers a full service bar and tiki bar with happy hour from 4:00pm ?6:30pm with special bar menu and drink prices. 

     #47 Best Chic Bar down the NJ Shore

Central Shore region

Daddy O
4401 Long Beach Boulevard Brant Beach, NJ 609-494-1300
Daddy O is a very nice bar to bring a date. Daddy O is also a 22-room boutique hotel that boasts a modern, urban chic interior. Complete with a restaurant and bar, there is outdoor dining and a rooftop deck and it's all located five doors from the ocean on Long Beach Island!

     #48 Cheapest beer down the NJ shore!

The Beach Bar Seaside Heights NJ
Central Shore region

The Beach Bar
28 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ, 732-830-7700
.99 cent Coors light drafts 24/7! Need we really say more? Pound them all day and check out the cuties! Wednesday nights enjoy live fireworks on the Boardwalk. That's all there is to say.

     #49 Best bar on a salt marsh

Southern Shore region

Oyster Creek Inn (No website)
41 N. Oyster Creek Road, Leeds Point NJ, 609-652-8565.
Although not really a shore bar, The Oyster Creek Inn gets the nod as one of New Jersey's most peculiar bars on a Salt marsh. The sunsets from the deck are truly unforgetable. The Oyster Creek Inn is just a short ride from Smithville NJ. Oyster Creek is a great place for great seafood. Grab a cocktail or two and sit outside and just enjoy the view. Nothing compares to good seafood, family and friends at the Jersey Shore.

     #50 Best overall shore bar - South Shore region

Southern Shore region

Harpoon Henry뭩
Beach Drive & Browning, North Cape May, NJ, 609-886-5529
"Paradise Found!" Situated directly on the Delaware Bay with sunsets to die for, you'll have to agree you've found paradise! Harpoon Henry's offers over 250 frozen drinks from their full bar. The food is great and the service is friendly. They have plenty of free parking and a giant sandbox for the kids! With outdoor and indoor, air-conditioned seating for 300 and three bars, everyone has a great time at Harpoon Henry's. Entertainment Nightly! It doesn't get much better than this. 

     #51 Best shot and a beer bar down the NJ shore

Central Shore region

Paul's Tavern
1705 Main St., Lake Como, NJ
Near Bar A in Lake Como NJ. A cool country cabin-like bar that is less hectic than it's counterpart. Experience the greatness Of The Original Tropical Pub Amenities; Bingo, Beer Pong, Entertainment, And awesome food! Tuesday night Karaoke from 6 - 9 PM. Friday and Saturday live DJ.

 #52 Best dance club NJ Shore

Central Shore region

Club XS (No website)
406 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 732-830-3036
Club XS is a multi-level dance club that starts to get packed right around midnight. Good late night crowds that just want to dance the night away. It can get a little wild in here.

     #53 Best unknown bar in North shore region

Stingers Night Club Long Branch NJ
Northern Shore region

656 Ocean Ave. Long Branch, NJ 732-728-1101
Stingers brings a little bit of the club scene to Long Branch NJ. They have cool specials every night of the week. Live entertainment and DJ's on selected nights. Stingers has a very cool vibe without being overdone. Stingers is a little gem of a find in Long Branch NJ if you want to go dancing. Latino night on Saturday nights. Better than average bar food. Worth a visit!

     #54 Best "Meet Market" Southern shore region NJ

Providence Club Atlantic City NJ
Southern Shore region

Club Providence (at the Tropicana)
Tropicana Hotel and Casino Atlantic City NJ, 609-345-7800
Sweaty, sexy girls boppin in the late night midnight hours! We're talking hot beautiful girls here! This place gets packed late at night. Usually more girls to guy ratio. Very fun dance club that you have to see to believe! Find your best collared shirt and your most musty cologne and get the heck out there. What are you doing still reading this?
     #55 Best Riverfront Martini Lounge

Sunsets Neptune NJ
North Shore region

Sunsets riverfront Martini Lounge & Restaurant
302 South Concourse Ave. Neptune, NJ 732-775-9911

Italian restaurant down the shore. Very nice wine list. Martini lounge. Thursdays is ladies night. Cool relaxed party spot down the NJ shore. Beautiful waterfront dining too! Fridays happy hour from 6-9 PM with raw bar on the waterfront.

     #56 Best Oceanside dining Central Shore region

Central Shore region

Diamond's Oceanside
1900 Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach, NJ 732-793-5555
Oceanside dining in NJ at it's best! Diamond's Oceanside boasts a full Drink Menu and an exclusive Wine List. Come and try their Crab Meat Margarita, loaded with Jumbo lump crab meat and topped with chunky guacamole and crispy tortilla. Very small romantic bar is located in the dining room.

     #57 Best mixed crowd down the NJ shore

Southern Shore region

Joe Pop's Shore Bar
2002 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ 609-494-0558
Joe Pop's is a very casual bar that has a nice large open space. Joe Pop's has a great party atmosphere. It is one of those bars that just always seems to be filled with good fun, good music, good food, great drink specials and of course, great company! Mixed crowd from 20's to 50's.

     #58 Best drink and eat specials down the NJ shore

Central Shore region

Leggetts Sand Bar
217 First Ave. Manasquan, NJ 732-223-3951
If your looking for some reasonably priced eats then you must come visit on Monday nights from 6 till 10PM - Enjoy .15 cent wings! Complete pasta dinners for only $7.75 on Thursdays. On Sundays, you can enjoy $2.50 Miller Lites 12 Noon - 11 PM. On weekends it gets really hot in here with a very handsome and fun crowd! Very crowded and one of the best places to pick up someone. Has nice outdoor patio.

     #59 Best new bar down the NJ shore

North Shore region

Fratello's Restaurant and lounge
810 the Plaza, Sea Girt, NJ 732-974-8833
A very nice spot to to relax and enjoy a cocktail from their full service bar or sip a delicious glass of wine from the extensive wine list while choosing from an array of innovative Italian dishes. A very relaxing and comfortable lounge type atmosphere. The owner of Fratello's is the same owner of the popular Sand Bar Restaurant in Brielle!

     #60 Best casual laid back bar down the NJ Shore

Caroline's by the Bay Somers Point NJ
Southern Shore region

Caroline's by the Bay
450 Bay Ave. Somers Point, NJ 609-927-9007
Your visit to the Jersey Shore just isn뭪 complete with out a visit to Caroline뭩 by the Bay in Somers Point NJ! Located on Historic Bay Avenue. They have 3 separate dining and bar areas including: Dining room & back bar, Tavern seating & main bar and a deck bar.

    #61 Best daily bar specials down the NJ Shore

Southern Shore region

Dog Tooth Bar
100 East Taylor Ave. Wildwood, NJ 609-522-8383
Discount appetizers and drink specials everyday from 4-6PM. Late night Happy hour's on Friday and Saturday nights from 11PM to 12AM. On Sunday's - Buy a Kona Burger ?Get a Kona Pint of Beer and T-shirt FREE! 

 #62 Best Irish Tavern down the shore

Rod's Olde Irish Tavern Sea Girt NJ
Northern Shore region

Rod's Olde Irish Tavern
507 Washington Blvd. Sea Girt, NJ 732-449-2020
Casual Old-fashioned turn of the century saloon. Beautiful laid back area of Sea Girt. Very modest but good wine list. Above average seafood and steaks.


  #63 Best Italian Bar Restaurant down the NJ shore

Cervino's Italian restaurant and bar Union Beach NJ
Northern Shore region

Cervino's Italian restaurant and bar
300 Union Ave. Union Beach, NJ 732-888-0737
Their recently renovated Bar and Dining Room provides a truly warm, intimate atmosphere. They serve magnificent huge portions of many Italian specialties. Cervino's is the perfect place to celebrate romance, friendship, or your special occasion.
     #64 Best family bar down the NJ shore

Central Shore region

The Ark Pub and Eatery
401 Sea Ave. Rt.35 North, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
The Ark serves the freshest fish in town! The Ark is a warm, friendly neighborhood type bar. The cool exposed beams and huge stone fireplace add to it's aura. The Ark has no problem catering to children and offers them their own special menu. Nothing fancy but very consistent and well above average food.
     #65 Most famous seafood dish down the shore

South Shore region

Mac's Restaurant and Lounge
908 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ, 609-927-2759
Come try their famous Crab Mac and Cheese tossed with Rigatoni, Lump Crab, Jumbo Lump Crab and Cooper Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Live Lobsters and Lobster Tails are served nightly! So is ice cold beer, by the way.

     #66 Best pickup spot South Shore region

Southern Shore region

The Beach Bar
Trump Plaza Atlantic City, NJ, 1-800-677-7787
Have you experienced the summer sensation voted 밐ottest Beach Bar in Atlantic City??The Beach Bar is packed nightly with exuberant party-goers dancing to live music, enjoying drink specials and soaking in the fun summer vibe. Friday nights boast an older crowd. Saturday nights are a younger and wilder crowd. Well worth a visit on weekends if your on the prowl. Open Seasonally.

     #67 Best bar for an older crowd in Southern Shore Region

Southern Shore region

Fitzpatrick's Crest Tavern
9600 Pacific Ave. Wildwood NJ, 609-522-1200
17 TV'S with all the Sport Packages. Good place to watch Phila Games! 16 different Beers on Tap! The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late night snacks seven days a week. The Crest Tavern also offers a full service liquor store. Usually boasts and older crowd 30-50. 

     #68 Best Ocean views North Shore region

Northern Shore region

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant
100 Ocean Ave., Long Branch NJ 732-870-1200

Very nice Bar near the beach. First you can stroll around and check out the "new" Long Branch around you, then relax at Rooney's for a drink. Pretty decent seafood menu and a great view of the Ocean. Rooney's boasts an excellent raw bar menu!

     #69 Good live venue on Long beach Island NJ

Southern Shore region - LBI

Buckalew's restaurant and Tavern
101 North Bay, Beach Haven NJ, 609-492-1065
Live Bands from Thursday through Sunday and Karaoke on Wednesday nights. Place gets pretty packed with a decent crowd. Food is overpriced just a tad bit. This place has been here forever and could be called "Old Reliable" on LBI.

     #70 Best "Grab a quick drink" spot down the shore

Jezebels Trump Tavern Atlantic City NJ
Southern Shore region

Trump Plaza Atlantic City, NJ, 1-800-677-7787
Smack dab in the middle of the casino floor, Jezebel's is the hottest club in the joint. Live entertainment, perfectly-concocted cocktails, bar top video poker and big screens broadcasting all the best games make Jezebel뭩 the ideal place to spend your evening in Atlantic City.  

     #71 Best neighborhood bar LBI

Southern Shore region - LBI

The Terrace Tavern
13201 Long Beach Blvd. Beach Haven Terrace NJ
Happy hour everyday from 4 to 6PM - All beer and Margarita's are half price. $3 drink specials every night from 9PM till midnight. Live music every Saturday with no cover charge. Very reliable down to earth drinking hole on LBI!

 #72 Best Lounge down the NJ Shore

Mix Lounge Long Branch NJ
Northern Shore region

Mix Lounge (No website)
71 Brighton ave, Long Branch NJ 732-923-9100
The MIX Lounge is an intimate martini lounge with hundreds of original recipes. Their name "MIX" says it all. Come taste a signature Martini (their s
pecialty) in awesome Extra-large glasses! Wine, Beer, and Full Bar. Food Bar,Daily Specials, Fresh Salads, Gourmet Wraps and Pizzas. Half-Price Happy Hour--Monday thru Friday, 4-7pm. Mix Lounge has a stylish, comfortable feel. A special blend of good taste, accessibility and intimacy makes Mix a lounge like no other on the New Jersey coast. 

     #73 Best BYOB in South shore region

Southern Shore region

Harvey Cedar's Shellfish Company
7904 Long Beach Blvd. Harvey Cedars NJ 609-494-7112
OK Harvey Cedar's Shellfish Company is Not a Bar but it has that old time bar room feel. It is a nice little place where older folks seem to congregate. Bring in your own beer and wine to save money (they do not charge a corkage fee). Great seafood selections and of course the BYOB helps keep the clams in your wallet and puts more on your plate!
     #74 Best bar on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Southern Shore region

Opa Bar and Grille
1700 Boardwalk, Atlantic City NJ, 609-344-0094
Located on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City NJ. The Opa has great views of the ocean and a very comfortable ambiance. The food theme is Mediterranean with a flair. 
There are bars on both levels and the bars feature a wide assortment of domestic and imported wines and beers. Outdoor seating is available.

     #75 Best Tequila selection down the NJ Shore

Northern Shore region

Copper Canyon
51 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 732-291-8444
They have an awesome Tequila menu offering over 100 different kinds of Tequila. Come enjoy their one-of-a-kind Margaritas Specialty Drinks. One of he best Southwestern Menus in all of New Jersey! The food is refreshingly different than what you might be used to. The decor is very tastily done. Well worth a visit!


#76 Best Italian Seafood Grill and Bar down the NJ Shore

Central Shore region

La Dolce Vita Italian Seafood Grill
400 Ocean Ave. Belmar, NJ, 732-749-3177
La Dolce is a great Italian restaurant with a very reasonable wine list. The bar is small but very cozy. If you are looking for a different and new atmosphere to enjoy a fine wine or cocktails, then you must visit La Dolce in Belmar NJ.

     #77 Best Italian bar fare in South Shore region

Southern Shore region

Angelo's Fairmount Tavern
2300 Fairmount Ave. Atlantic City NJ, 609-344-2439
Angelo's Fairmount Tavern has been open since 1935. This is surely a local favorite. The restaurant is known for Italian standards as well as it's famous salad dressing. The interior is decorated with Yankees and other sports memorabilia. Modest but good wine list. Well above average Italian food for a bar.

     #78 Best Pizza central shore region

Central Shore region

Squan Tavern
15 Broad Street, Manasquan, NJ 732-223-3324
The Squan Tavern may very well be one of the Jersey Shores best Italian restaurants. The Tavern has a very cozy atmosphere which bodes well for bringing a date or bringing the entire family. The pizza is top notch. The Chicken parm is top notch and their marinara sauce is just like grandma used to make. Need we say more? 

     #79 Best Sushi catch down the NJ Shore (Best Girl catch too!)

Tomatoes Margate NJ
Southern Shore region

9300 Amherst Ave, Margate City NJ, 609-822-7535
Tomatoes is a trendy, casual chic, upscale joint on the Bay in Margate City NJ. It is the place to be if your looking for a classy lady or guy. The sushi must be tried to be believed. A really cool upscale bar scene. Great pickup spot for middle aged Hotties!

     #80 Best Casual Shore bar NJ

Southern Shore region

Lucky Bones Backwater Grill
1200 Route 109 Cape May NJ, 609-844-Bone (2663)
Lucky Bones has a diverse menu with a wide selection of different kinds of food. From Italian specialties to burgers to crab and shrimp cakes. They also have great brick oven pizza. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 PM. The late night fun starts from 9PM till 1AM.

    #81 Best dive bar Meet-Market down the NJ Shore

Southern Shore region

The Princeton
21st Street, Avalon, NJ, 609-967-3457
OK, calling the Princeton a dive bar is pushing it a little. But everyone who goes to Avalon or Stone Harbor knows exactly what I mean. A great place to meet up with friends and hang out. This place is the one and only place to be at the end of the night. If your in the area, it is well worth the visit. Good pick-up spot too! Mixed crowd 25-45

  #82 Most reasonable food prices down the shore

Southern Shore region

Tony's Baltimore Grill
2800 Atlantic Ave. Atlantic City NJ
609-345-5766 & 609-345-9461
When we say that it's just $7.45 for a plate of Spaghetti and meatballs, we are not kidding! They allegedly also have the Best Pizza in Atlantic City, although we have not confirmed that yet. Bottled beers start at just $2 as well, so if budget and quality is a concern, you really can't go wrong at Tony's.


  #83 Bar with Best Views in Cape May NJ

Southern Shore region

Harbor View Marina & Restaurant
954 Ocean Drive, Cape may NJ, 609-884-5444
Try some fried Oysters in their conditioned dining room or if you prefer out on their deck. The harbor view has plenty of free parking as well as restaurant visitors' boat docking. Harbor View Restaurant offers some of the best views of the Cape.
     #84 Best Authentic Irish Pub North Shore Region

Northern Shore region

Claddagh Authentic Irish Restaurant and Pub
297 Bay Ave. Highlands NJ 732-291-0099
Live entertainment or Karaoke every night! The Claddagh draws a very attractive older crowd. A fun authentic Irish pub that is laid back. It is just a cool place to hang out. Don't forget to try their Roscommon Bangers and Chips or beer battered fish and chips!
     #85 Best Happy Hour South NJ Shore region

Southern Shore region

Cabanas Beach bar & Grill
429 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ, 609-884-4800
Happy Hour 7 days a week featuring 1/2 price beers, Margaritas and house wine! Live entertainment 4 nights a week! Beach Bar and Grill also has open air dining featuring a great menu of local seafood dishes. You really can't go wrong with this one!

     #86 Best Steaks at a bar in Atlantic City

Southern Shore region

Back Bay Ale House
800 N. New Hampshire Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 609-449-0006
Located in Historic Gardner's Basin. An awesome cozy little "Key West" style bar in Atlantic City. Very good steaks and well above average burgers. This might be the best unknown gem down the entire Jersey Shore. What makes it even more unbelievable, is the very reasonable price tags on all of their upscale fare!

     #87 Best seasonal bar down the NJ shore

Southern Shore region

The Boiler room
Congress hall, 251 Beach Ave. Cape May NJ, 888-944-1816
The nightclub at Congress Hall, The Boiler Room, is a truly unique Cape may experience. Bare brick walls, metal bar fittings and red lighting all give the Boiler Room a cool vibe. You will see some great regional entertainment and get plenty of chances to dance. Located in the basement level of the hotel, this nightclub was built right into the foundation of the building.


Southern Shore region

Beach Creek Oyster bar and grill
500 W Hand Ave, Wildwood, NJ, 609-522-1062
Beach Creek may be the best kept secret in Wildwood. They have excellent Food and a very cool Martini Bar serving unique specialty martini's. The food and drinks at Beach Creek are a little bit pricey but we feel that they are well worth it considering the atmosphere. The seafood a la Vodka is amazing. Great Oyster bar menu as well. Live Jazz Friday Evenings 6:30 to 9:30pm in dining room.


Southern Shore region

80th and the Beach, Avalon NJ, 609-368-5175
The Windrift beach garden patio is ideal for lunch, early and late evening appetizers or cocktails, complimented with entertaining jam sessions. The Windrift features a spectacular 50 foot oval bar, popular dance music nightly in-season as well as off-season. For those who prefer softer entertainment, their Signature Lounge has the soothing sounds of a piano player.

     #90 Best Acoustic guitar live entertainment down the NJ Shore

Southern Shore region

Dead Dog Saloon
3815 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City NJ, 609-263-7600
The Dead Dog Saloon is a unique two story tavern featuring live acoustic entertainment every evening in a friendly and comfortable environment. For more live entertainment head over to nearby Shenanigans

     #91 Best seedy dive bar North Shore region

Northern Shore region

Old Heidelberg Inn (No website)
20 Boardwalk, Keansburg NJ 732- 787-3131.
The Old Heldelberg is truly one of New Jersey's seediest, yet coolest bars on a Boardwalk. The Heidelberg boasts some of the best greasy, grilled Hot dogs in all of NJ. The aura inside must be seen and felt to be believed.

 #92 Best bowl of Chili down the shore

Southern Shore region

Ducktown Tavern
2400 Atlantic Ave. Atlantic City NJ 609-449-1212
A very good local bar. Very good extensive bar menu. Has live entertainment occasional on weekends. The Ducktown Tavern is sort of "The Cheers" of Atlantic City. You are bound to run into a local that you know. 3 different happy hours during the day form 11 to 1 PM, from 4 to 7 PM and again from 3 to 5AM!

     #93 Best Irish infused pub fare down the NJ Shore

Southern Shore region

Tuckers Pub
3301 Atlantic Ave. Wildwood, NJ 609-846-1110 
Come down to Tuckers and try their white pizza with steamed clams and shrimp or their famous The Irish "Bookmaker Sandwich", which includes slow roasted beef, pork, or turkey hand carved and served on a long roll with homemade au jus. Their Irish Nacho platter has sweet potatoes and cheez wiz in it!

     #94 Best live band and drink special bar down the shore

Southern Shore region

Ocean Drive Bar and Restaurant
3915 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City NJ, 609-263-1000
Live music every night! Many early-bird Happy hour specials where they offer $1 bottles of beer! Good mixed crowd. They always have really good bands at the Ocean Drive. The OD is place to be in the summer. It gets a liitle crowded on weekends.
     #95 Best Patio bar south shore region

Southern Shore region

Whitebrier Restaurant
260 20th Street, Avalon NJ, 609-967-5225
There's always something happening at the Whitebrier!
Enjoy cocktails & appetizers in Avalon's only true patio bar, the Octopus Garden. Half price drinks are available daily from 5pm-7pm. On Saturday & Sunday afternoon live music from 5pm-9pm. Sip a martini in their upscale Motorboat Bar, while listening to the soothing sounds of their nightly musicians. You can get your late night groove on with live DJ's on Weekends starting at 9pm.

     #96 Best shore spot for live venue South Shore Region

Southern Shore region

Jacks Place
3601 Ocean Dr. Avalon, NJ, 609-967-5001
Live music on Thursdays, Friday's and Saturdays. Nightly drink specials. They have many $1 and $2 beer specials almost every night. Cool place to just hang out and mingle

     #97 Best "long time standing" bar down the NJ Shore

Northern Shore region

Bahrs Landing
2 Bay Avenue Highlands/Sandy Hook, NJH, 732-872-1245
It's been here forever and has been pretty consistent throughout it's run. If you have a craving for shrimp, Kings crablegs or even authentic paella with Spanish rice and saffron, then Barhs is should be your choice. They have an outdoor Tiki bar right over the water with a view of the river, twinlights, Sandy Hook Drawbridge and Bahrs Marina. You can drink, smoke, eat clams, or just chill out.

     #98 Best Oceanview Bar NJ shore

Off the Hook Highlands NJ
Northern Shore region

Off the Hook (Ocean View Bar)
1 Navesink Ave, Highlands NJ, 732-872-2006
Great food and great waterfront views! If your looking for a relaxing place to watch the sun go down, then you need look no further than Off the Hook. A great local spot below the Twin Lights lookout, the Shewsberry River and Atlantic Ocean. Very cool indoor and outdoor bars. They also boast a pretty diverse menu with quite a few selections. 

     #99 Best Historic bar down the shore

Northern Shore region

Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park NJ, 732-502-0600
The Stone Pony is Included here for it's antiquated and infamous New Jersey history. Did Bruce put the Stone pony on the map or did the Stone pony put Bruce Springsteen on the map? Good question huh? In any case, although a tad seedy, The Stone Pony still produces great live music and is well worth a visit. 

     #100 Best oceanfront views North shore region

North Shore region

McCloone's Pier House on the ocean
One Ocean Ave. at Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ
Dazzling oceanfront views, delicious cuisine and friendly service makes  McLoone몊 Pier House a good choice for an early evening out. Their indoor and outdoor dining provides something for everyone. McLoone뭩 Pier House caters to beach-goers looking for a casual lunch as well as those desiring a fancy dining experience. Extensive wine list and tropical drink menu and fresh seafood.

#101 Best Crab House Tavern down the NJ Shore

Bum Rodgers Tavern South Seaside Park NJ
Central Shore region

Bum Rogers Tavern (No website)
2207 Central Ave. (23rd st) South Seaside Park, NJ 732-830-2770
An all time classic down the NJ shore. Bum Rogers has been family owned for more then 30 years. Located just 1 block from the entrance to Island Beach State Park in South Seaside Park. Great crabhouse and saloon. Finger lickin crabs as well as a large variety of other seafood staples.


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