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Sea, Sips, and Smiles!

Experience the nightlife of Central NJ by sipping on a Rum Bucket while overlooking the Atlantic. Drinks are always flowing and the environment is always welcoming. Drink al fresco in an outdoor bar area or make yourself at home in a cozy seaside dive bar. Whatever it is, you'll share laughs and make memories that you'll be talking about the next morning.

River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar

  (732) 840-1110 | Ocean County

Brick, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Mixed Crowd Bars

River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar is an excellent option for a mixed crowd bar on the Jersey Shore. With four different bars, older and younger crowds can separate or mingle with each other. There are drink specials for everyone to enjoy every day of the wee... Read More

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Mix Lounge and Food Bar

  (732) 923-9100 | Monmouth County

Long Branch, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Lounges

The Mix Food Bar and Lounge is a Long Branch hotspot for locals and tourists alike. With alcohol-infused fruit for their signature drinks and roomy, comfortable couches, there's no reason why you shouldn't make the Mix a stop on your list of bars and lounges at the Jersey Shor... Read More

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D'Jai's Belmar

  (732) 681-5055 | Monmouth County

Belmar, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Pick-up Bars

D'Jai's of Belmar has been around for years and is one of the most well-known Jersey Shore hotspots. With so many people coming in and out the club each night, you'll connect with someone special in no time at al... Read More

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Shipwreck Point Steakhouse

  (732) 899 3800 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Raw Bars

Shipwreck Point Steakhouse provides the best raw bar in Ocean County. Choose from your favorite little or Great Neck clams and pair with one of their delicious steak... Read More

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The Stone Pony

  732-502-0600 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

The Stone Pony is the best dive bar in Asbury Park NJ! With shows indoors and outdoors, your favorite beer on tap, and even a taco place inside, you can watch live music with your friends. Frequenting this bar will have you seeing a ton of people you know - maybe even Bruce Springsteen himsel... Read More

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Boathouse Bar and Grill

  (732) 681-5221 | Monmouth County

Belmar, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Mixed Crowd Bars

Boathouse Bar and Grill provides daily specials that all ages can enjoy. From wings and tacos to sushi and beer, there really is something for everyone. Mixed crowds will enjoy Boathouse and want to come back the minute they leav... Read More

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The Beach Bar

  (732) 455-8501 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Lounges

The Asbury Park Beach Bar is an excellent option for a lounge on the Jersey Shore. With the beach as your backdrop, you will already feel relaxed as you sit on your favorite tropical drin... Read More

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Porta

  (732) 776-7661 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Pick-up Bars

Porta is the best way to meet someone special! This popular Jersey Shore club may be a pizza place by day but transforms into the best place to party at nigh... Read More

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Parker House

  (732) 449-0442 | Monmouth County

Sea Girt, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Raw Bars

For over 140 years, The Parker House in Sea Girt has served up some awesome raw oysters and clams for Jersey Shore families and friends to make memories over. An excellent summer destinatio... Read More

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McGillicuddy's Lakeside Taphouse

  (732) 531-5555 | Monmouth County

Loch Arbour, New Jersey

Best Outdoor Jersey Shore Bars

McGillicuddy's Lakeside Taphouse is an excellent outdoor bar at the Jersey Shore. Though it is right on Deal Lake, look over the bridge and you'll see the waves of the Jersey Shore! From a great happy hour to awesome drink specials, the best seafood, and more, there's always something new to try here! Experience their patio and feel like you're on a tropical... Read More

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Jack-n-Bills

  732-793-3000 | Ocean County

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

Jack- N-Bills provides a party on the Jersey Shore every week. Unlike the other clubs in Seaside Heights, you'll recognize everyone you come in contact with. From the bartenders to the DJs to the people, you'll feel like a part of the family each time you com... Read More

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Bond Street Complex

  732-774-1575 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

The Bond Street Complex may be composed of four bars, but the Bond Street Bar is the best dive bar in Asbury Park NJ! With $1 bud lights on Mondays, this is the place for a small bar with great food and even greater peopl... Read More

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Kelly's Tavern on the Shore

  (732) 775-9517 | Monmouth County

Neptune City, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Mixed Crowd Bars

Kelly's Tavern on the Shore is a watering hole for folks younger and older. A shore favorite for locals, the traditional Irish tavern serves up the best of Irish far... Read More

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Jenks Club

  (732) 899-0569 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Pick-up Bars

Head over to Jenk's Club, where you are sure to meet someone new! Tons of people flock to the club in the summer until the beginning of the fall. From shoreside drinks to great nightlife, Jenk's Club draws many fun personalities for you to mee... Read More

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The Bonney Read

  (732) 455-3352 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Raw Bars

The Bonney Read is an excellent option for a raw bar in NJ! Located in the middle of Asbury Park NJ, the Bonney Read provides fresh locally sourced seafood and a clam and oyster ba... Read More

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The Columns

  (732) 988-3213 | Monmouth County

Avon-By-The-Sea, New Jersey

Best Outdoor Jersey Shore Bars

The Columns is a perfect opportunity for you to relax with your favorite people. Their outdoor dining experience is calming and enjoyable - just look across, it's right on the beach. Dining at the Jersey Shore is great with this outdoor ba... Read More

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The Brighton Bar

  (732) 229-9676 | Monmouth County

Long Branch, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

The Brighton Bar is a historic dive bar right in the heart of Long Branch, NJ! Enjoy live music and the best drinks at the best prices for a dive bar on the Jersey Shor... Read More

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Langosta Lounge

  (732)-455-3275 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Lounges

Langosta Lounge is an excellent destination for a Jersey Shore lounge in NJ. Located right on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, you can eat the best seafood dishes with a handcrafted cocktail in your hand, while staring at the coast. There's nothing more relaxin... Read More

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Otto's Bar and Grill

  (732) 695-3755 | Monmouth County

Oakhurst, New Jersey

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

For a great community dive bar in NJ, head to Ottos! This unique dive bar in Monmouth County features awesome food specials, drink specials, and games to keep you happy all night lon... Read More

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The Ugly Mug

  609-884-3459 | Cape May County

Cape May, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Located just a few blocks from the Cape May, NJ Beach, The Ugly Mug is a bar that you will want to return to time and time again. They are well-known in the area for serving excellent beers, wholesome plates of food and offering guests the ultimate beach tavern atmosphere. Unlike the typical beach bar in NJ, The Ugly Mug is a tavern, focusing primarily o... Read More

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The Spot

  732-701-8303 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Spot Pizza and Grill is located right off of Route 88 in Point Pleasant NJ! The bar features over 20 beers on tap and many craft beers, both seasonal and year-long, to choose from. Besides beer, they also offer some kooky and creative cocktails such as the Georgia Peach, Root Beer Float, Jersey Heartbreak or Planters Punch. They also carry wine, marti... Read More

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Squan Tavern

  732-223-3324 | Monmouth County

Manasquan, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Journey down to the Central Shore Region and visit the Squan Tavern, located in gorgeous Manasquan NJ! Equipped with a full service bar and restaurant, they specialize in beer and wine, from non-alcoholic beer to the best of drafts! They artfully craft various shots, martinis and unique cocktails you won't find in most Jersey Shore taverns.

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Harpoon Willy's

  732-223-8880 | Monmouth County

Manasquan, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Harpoon Willy's is located on the scenic Manasquan River in Manasquan NJ! This Jersey Shore staple is a refuge for locals during the summer season, but they are open year round. Just a few blocks from the shore, come in after a day trip from the beach or for a night out to enjoy the scenery. Come in any time of the year and enjoy artfully crafted and refr... Read More

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Remington's

  732-292-1300 | Monmouth County

Manasquan, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Located in Central NJ, Remington's is an upscale bar for people looking to have an elegant night out. While the bar is not on the Jersey Shore, they are only a short drive away and as such, feature seafood specials such as clams, salmon, tilapia and other items on their a-la carte menu. Additionally, they create specialty menus and dishes for local events... Read More

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Riggers & Razzles

  732-830-9600 | Ocean County

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Riggers, located off the boardwalk and directly on the Boulevard, encompasses the true definition of a Jersey Shore dive bar. This cash only bar is known for reasonably priced drinks, friendly bartenders and an at-home atmosphere, it is not your typical Jersey Shore bar. They're known for their $10 mini shakers which the bartenders can fill with dozens of... Read More

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Piero's Restaurant

  732-264-5222 | Monmouth County

Union Beach, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Piero's is an elegant restaurant, bar and banquet hall located in Union Beach, New Jersey, right on Route 36. They have 2 full service bars, one on each floor, and the bartenders will always make your drink of choice. If you are a wine connoisseur, Piero's Restaurant is the place to go for your drinks. They have a great selection of wine that is sure to p... Read More

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Tavern on The Bay Resort

  609-926-3500 | Atlantic County

Somers Point, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Directly on the bay in Somers Point NJ, Tavern on the Bay offers a stunning restaurant and bar inside a fully renovated Victorian Mansion. Multiple dining rooms vary in style from the elegant Bay Room to a 1930s style Cocktail Tavern and the one-of-a-kind Open Air Deck which features two large bars. Tavern on the Bay Resort is accessible by land and sea, ... Read More

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Food, fun, and drinks await you at Stage House Tavern!

Stage House Tavern is an excellent dining option in Somerset County. Choose from your favorite dishes such as their house made ravioli, burgers, and braised short ribs. 

The Stage House Tavern

  732-873-3990 | Somerset County

Somerset, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Stage House Tavern prides itself on a great environment, a "rustic American fare," and the best cocktails around. Don't believe us? Try them yourself in Somerset Count... Read More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

  609-348-6700 | Atlantic County

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Cuba Libra Restaurant and Rum Bar is open for lunch and dinner daily, serving their customers the best Mexican drinks and food this side of the border! They pride themselves on having some of the best mojitos, spirits, tropical cocktails and rum punch in the area and will often recommend that guests try their Sunburn 11, Zombie 13 or Grilled Pineapple moj... Read More

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Laguna Grill & Rum Bar

  609-266-7731 | Atlantic County

Brigantine, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

For your perfect day with breathtaking scenes of the Atlantic Ocean, visit Laguna Grill and Rum Bar in Brigantine, NJ. Enjoy elegant cuisine with panoramic ocean scenery and choose a meal from their extensive menu. They feature a range of special entrees, exclusive side dishes and delicious desserts.

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Hemingway's Cafe

  732-830-1256 | Ocean County

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Hemingway's Cafe offers fine dining, a banquet hall for private events and some of the best nightlife on the Jersey Shore. They offer five full service bars throughout their 20,000 square foot facility to accommodate the large amounts of party-goers that come to Seaside throughout the year! Entertainment activities include billiards, darts, 25 HD TVs, two... Read More

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Reef & Barrel

  732-449-4114 | Monmouth County

Manasquan, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Manasquan, NJ is home of one of the best coastal bars on the Jersey Shore, Reef & Barrel. The bar features a friendly, casual and warm atmosphere with a touch of the party vibe. Almost all local residents flock to Reef & Barrel on a weekly basis, but first-timers are more than welcome. Beer and specialty shots are their forte. The crowd favorites are eith... Read More

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The Irish Rail

  732-223-9300 | Monmouth County

Manasquan, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Irish Rail is an all-American restaurant and bar with an Irish flair. Their full service bar serves the best draft and craft beers from Guinness Stout to Full Sail Sessions Lager and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The bar is also known for making delicious Bloody Marys, Martinis and cocktails. Head out for a night of local performances with live bands and si... Read More

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Watermark

  732-455-3447 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Watermark is known to be the most elegant bar in Asbury Park, NJ! They have several expert mixologists on staff who beautifully and perfectly craft signature drinks. Their culinary approach to cocktails gives them an edge above any competition. Many of their signature drinks are made from spirits which are infused in-house and juices are always freshl... Read More

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Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern

  609-492-1065 | Ocean County

Beach Haven, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Just blocks away from the beach in Beach Haven, NJ, Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern has both beer and wine lists that will leave you speechless. Offering about 20 different kinds of beer, you will find beers ranging from traditional Yuengling lagers and Budweiser to English style IPAs such as Goose Island IPA and German lagers including Leinenkugel's Big... Read More

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Clarks Landing Dockside Bar & Grill

  732-899-1111 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Recently relocated to the marina level in Clarks Landing, Clarks Landing Dockside Bar and Grill specializes in great food, exceptional drinks and a waterfront view that will leave you breathless. Their prime location on the marina gives you the rare opportunity to sit down and relax with the drink of your choice including beer, cocktails or wine, a plate ... Read More

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Bond Street Complex

  732-774-1575 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Favored by locals and tourists alike, the Bond Street Bar & Grill is home to some of the best drinks in the Tri-state area. They sell high quality mason jar drinks with a wide variety of options to choose from. They always have two local brews on tap so people can get the home-brewed quality they want.

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Pic-A-Lilli Pub

  609-344-1113 | Atlantic County

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Voted Best Buffalo Wings in Atlantic City for over 20 years, you know Pic-A-Lilli Pub is the place to go for a casual night out! They have beer, shots and great food available at their restaurant and pub. You can find delicious items such as steak sandwiches, burgers, salads and, of course, you can find their famous wings on the menu! Specials change on a... Read More

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Spicy Cantina

  732-793-4777 | Ocean County

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Spicy Cantina is about more than just good food and drinks; it is about living positively, decent conversation at the bar with friends, making new wonderful memories and taking time for you to relish the good life. The building features are two levels, each one distinct in ambiance and presentation. On the Boardwalk level you will discover a warm tavern a... Read More

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The Sawmill

  732-793-1990 | Ocean County

Seaside Park, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Sawmill has been a Seaside Heights Boardwalk staple since 1977. Sit at the bar or their indoor seating and enjoy unobstructed views of Seaside Park Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy Happy Hour specials Monday through Sunday from 3pm - 7pm on select foods and martinis, as well as $5 Slice & A Pint. The Sawmill is known for their Frozen Delights, Crus... Read More

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Boathouse Bar and Grill

  732-681-5221 | Monmouth County

Belmar, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Located on Main Street, just two blocks from the beach, sits Boathouse Bar and Grill, a low key and cozy bar. A variety of patrons flock to the Boathouse Bar and Grill for a night of drinks, live music and dancing. Several nights a week local DJs turn Boathouse into a dance party! Other nights, local bands perform and the crowd can enjoy a low-key night a... Read More

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The Crab's Claw Inn

  732-793-4447 | Ocean County

Lavallette, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Crab's Claw Inn is located in beachy Lavallette NJ and has become known as the perfect beach-side bar to spend an afternoon or evening down the Jersey Shore! The bar is stock with over 100 different beers from around the world! Adventurous beer lovers can take a step away from traditional American beers and enjoy beers from Turkey, Vietnam, Scotland, ... Read More

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Baker's Water Street Bar and Grille

  732-240-4800 | Ocean County

Toms River, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Whether you're looking for a night out with friends, a casual business lunch location or the best bar to watch the game, Baker's Water Street Bar & Grille is the place to go in Downtown Toms River! During the day Baker's Water Street is a hip sports bar with a younger clientele, but at night the bar morphs into a cool dance party with live music. Specials... Read More

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Boardwalk Bar and Grill

  732-714-2241 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Boardwalk Bar, located directly on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant, NJ, is not the typical boardwalk beach bar you'd expect. Offering exotic drinks that are sure to make your mouth water as well as a selection of beer, you are invited to sit upstairs, relax and enjoy the oceanfront views while simultaneously taking in the lively beach atmosphere.

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Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant

  732-775-7776 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Located in Asbury Park, NJ, Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant is the place to go if you are looking for exceptional wine and exquisite Italian cuisine. Highlighting their full bar and extensive wine list, this restaurant prides themselves on being able to give everyone the drink they desire.

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The Columns

  732-988-3213 | Monmouth County

Avon-By-The-Sea, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Columns is an elegant, spacious and vibrant bar located in beautiful Avon-by-the-Sea. The Columns features classic beachy-style drinks including martinis, as well as beer and wine. An amazing menu features different choices for everyone, at a reasonable price! Fan food favorites include the fried calamari or the freshly made crab cakes! Stay for the n... Read More

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Moonstruck Cafe

  732-988-0123 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Moonstruck brings a whole new unique twist to the traditional American cocktail bar and lounge. Located on the historic Asbury Park boardwalk, Moonstruck is a warm and inviting transition from most Jersey Shore bars. Moonstruck Cafe adds a classy and elegant twist to your usual weekend hangout. Enjoy wines shipped from all over the world and carefully... Read More

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Bar Anticipation

  732-681-7422 | Monmouth County

Lake Como, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Featuring a full scale bar, restaurant and nightclub, Bar A is known for their amazing drinks and wild night life. Offering specials every day of the week including 2 for 1 Burgers on Monday nights or complimentary Buffet on Thursdays. They also offer occasional specials such as Beat the Clock almost every weekend. At 8pm beers start at just $.50 and ever... Read More

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Rainbow Room

  609-317-4593 | Atlantic County

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

The Rainbow Room is the only LGBT bar in Atlantic City, NJ! Open from 8pm - 3am every Monday through Thursday and 9pm - 5am every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The Rainbow Room always has something fun and interesting going on. Some of their well-known events are Sultry Saturdays Drag Shows, events that are sure to entertain the masses.

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Charlie's Bar and Restaurant

  732-528-4350 | Atlantic County

Somers Point, New Jersey

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Charlie's Bar and Restaurant in Somers Point, NJ has one of the best cocktail menus you will find in Atlantic County. Offering everything from mixed drinks and giant frozen coolers to wines and shooters, this beach bar has it all. Likely their best-known cocktail selections are their java drinks. In this menu category you will find favorites such as Baile... Read More

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River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar

 (732) 840-1110 | Ocean County

Best Jersey Shore Mixed Crowd Bars

Brick, New Jersey

River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar is an excellent option for a mixed crowd bar on the Jersey Shore. With four different bars, older and younger crowds can separate or mingle with each other. There are drink specials for everyone to enjoy every day of the wee... Read More

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Mix Lounge and Food Bar

  (732) 923-9100 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Lounges

Long Branch, New Jersey

The Mix Food Bar and Lounge is a Long Branch hotspot for locals and tourists alike. With alcohol-infused fruit for their signature drinks and roomy, comfortable couches, there's no reason why you shouldn't make the Mix a stop on your list of bars and lounges at the Jersey Shor... Read More

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D'Jai's Belmar

 (732) 681-5055 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Pick-up Bars

Belmar, New Jersey

D'Jai's of Belmar has been around for years and is one of the most well-known Jersey Shore hotspots. With so many people coming in and out the club each night, you'll connect with someone special in no time at al... Read More

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Shipwreck Point Steakhouse

 (732) 899 3800 | Ocean County

Best Jersey Shore Raw Bars

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Shipwreck Point Steakhouse provides the best raw bar in Ocean County. Choose from your favorite little or Great Neck clams and pair with one of their delicious steak... Read More

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The Stone Pony

 732-502-0600 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

Asbury Park, New Jersey

The Stone Pony is the best dive bar in Asbury Park NJ! With shows indoors and outdoors, your favorite beer on tap, and even a taco place inside, you can watch live music with your friends. Frequenting this bar will have you seeing a ton of people you know - maybe even Bruce Springsteen himsel... Read More

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Boathouse Bar and Grill

  (732) 681-5221 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Mixed Crowd Bars

Belmar, New Jersey

Boathouse Bar and Grill provides daily specials that all ages can enjoy. From wings and tacos to sushi and beer, there really is something for everyone. Mixed crowds will enjoy Boathouse and want to come back the minute they leav... Read More

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The Beach Bar

  (732) 455-8501 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Lounges

Asbury Park, New Jersey

The Asbury Park Beach Bar is an excellent option for a lounge on the Jersey Shore. With the beach as your backdrop, you will already feel relaxed as you sit on your favorite tropical drin... Read More

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Porta

 (732) 776-7661 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Pick-up Bars

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Porta is the best way to meet someone special! This popular Jersey Shore club may be a pizza place by day but transforms into the best place to party at nigh... Read More

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Parker House

  (732) 449-0442 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Raw Bars

Sea Girt, New Jersey

For over 140 years, The Parker House in Sea Girt has served up some awesome raw oysters and clams for Jersey Shore families and friends to make memories over. An excellent summer destinatio... Read More

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McGillicuddy's Lakeside Taphouse

  (732) 531-5555 | Monmouth County

Best Outdoor Jersey Shore Bars

Loch Arbour, New Jersey

McGillicuddy's Lakeside Taphouse is an excellent outdoor bar at the Jersey Shore. Though it is right on Deal Lake, look over the bridge and you'll see the waves of the Jersey Shore! From a great happy hour to awesome drink specials, the best seafood, and more, there's always something new to try here! Experience their patio and feel like you're on a tropical... Read More

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Jack-n-Bills

 732-793-3000 | Ocean County

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Jack- N-Bills provides a party on the Jersey Shore every week. Unlike the other clubs in Seaside Heights, you'll recognize everyone you come in contact with. From the bartenders to the DJs to the people, you'll feel like a part of the family each time you com... Read More

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Bond Street Complex

 732-774-1575 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

Asbury Park, New Jersey

The Bond Street Complex may be composed of four bars, but the Bond Street Bar is the best dive bar in Asbury Park NJ! With $1 bud lights on Mondays, this is the place for a small bar with great food and even greater peopl... Read More

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Kelly's Tavern on the Shore

  (732) 775-9517 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Mixed Crowd Bars

Neptune City, New Jersey

Kelly's Tavern on the Shore is a watering hole for folks younger and older. A shore favorite for locals, the traditional Irish tavern serves up the best of Irish far... Read More

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Jenks Club

  (732) 899-0569 | Ocean County

Best Jersey Shore Pick-up Bars

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Head over to Jenk's Club, where you are sure to meet someone new! Tons of people flock to the club in the summer until the beginning of the fall. From shoreside drinks to great nightlife, Jenk's Club draws many fun personalities for you to mee... Read More

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The Bonney Read

 (732) 455-3352 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Raw Bars

Asbury Park, New Jersey

The Bonney Read is an excellent option for a raw bar in NJ! Located in the middle of Asbury Park NJ, the Bonney Read provides fresh locally sourced seafood and a clam and oyster ba... Read More

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The Columns

 (732) 988-3213 | Monmouth County

Best Outdoor Jersey Shore Bars

Avon-By-The-Sea, New Jersey

The Columns is a perfect opportunity for you to relax with your favorite people. Their outdoor dining experience is calming and enjoyable - just look across, it's right on the beach. Dining at the Jersey Shore is great with this outdoor ba... Read More

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The Brighton Bar

  (732) 229-9676 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

Long Branch, New Jersey

The Brighton Bar is a historic dive bar right in the heart of Long Branch, NJ! Enjoy live music and the best drinks at the best prices for a dive bar on the Jersey Shor... Read More

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Langosta Lounge

 (732)-455-3275 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Lounges

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Langosta Lounge is an excellent destination for a Jersey Shore lounge in NJ. Located right on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, you can eat the best seafood dishes with a handcrafted cocktail in your hand, while staring at the coast. There's nothing more relaxin... Read More

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Otto's Bar and Grill

  (732) 695-3755 | Monmouth County

Best Jersey Shore Dive Bars

Oakhurst, New Jersey

For a great community dive bar in NJ, head to Ottos! This unique dive bar in Monmouth County features awesome food specials, drink specials, and games to keep you happy all night lon... Read More

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The Ugly Mug

 609-884-3459 | Cape May County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Cape May, New Jersey

Located just a few blocks from the Cape May, NJ Beach, The Ugly Mug is a bar that you will want to return to time and time again. They are well-known in the area for serving excellent beers, wholesome plates of food and offering guests the ultimate beach tavern atmosphere. Unlike the typical beach bar in NJ, The Ugly Mug is a tavern, focusing primarily o... Read More

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The Spot

 732-701-8303 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

The Spot Pizza and Grill is located right off of Route 88 in Point Pleasant NJ! The bar features over 20 beers on tap and many craft beers, both seasonal and year-long, to choose from. Besides beer, they also offer some kooky and creative cocktails such as the Georgia Peach, Root Beer Float, Jersey Heartbreak or Planters Punch. They also carry wine, marti... Read More

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Squan Tavern

 732-223-3324 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Manasquan, New Jersey

Journey down to the Central Shore Region and visit the Squan Tavern, located in gorgeous Manasquan NJ! Equipped with a full service bar and restaurant, they specialize in beer and wine, from non-alcoholic beer to the best of drafts! They artfully craft various shots, martinis and unique cocktails you won't find in most Jersey Shore taverns.

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Harpoon Willy's

 732-223-8880 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Manasquan, New Jersey

Harpoon Willy's is located on the scenic Manasquan River in Manasquan NJ! This Jersey Shore staple is a refuge for locals during the summer season, but they are open year round. Just a few blocks from the shore, come in after a day trip from the beach or for a night out to enjoy the scenery. Come in any time of the year and enjoy artfully crafted and refr... Read More

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Remington's

 732-292-1300 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Manasquan, New Jersey

Located in Central NJ, Remington's is an upscale bar for people looking to have an elegant night out. While the bar is not on the Jersey Shore, they are only a short drive away and as such, feature seafood specials such as clams, salmon, tilapia and other items on their a-la carte menu. Additionally, they create specialty menus and dishes for local events... Read More

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Riggers & Razzles

 732-830-9600 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Riggers, located off the boardwalk and directly on the Boulevard, encompasses the true definition of a Jersey Shore dive bar. This cash only bar is known for reasonably priced drinks, friendly bartenders and an at-home atmosphere, it is not your typical Jersey Shore bar. They're known for their $10 mini shakers which the bartenders can fill with dozens of... Read More

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Piero's Restaurant

 732-264-5222 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Union Beach, New Jersey

Piero's is an elegant restaurant, bar and banquet hall located in Union Beach, New Jersey, right on Route 36. They have 2 full service bars, one on each floor, and the bartenders will always make your drink of choice. If you are a wine connoisseur, Piero's Restaurant is the place to go for your drinks. They have a great selection of wine that is sure to p... Read More

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Tavern on The Bay Resort

 609-926-3500 | Atlantic County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Somers Point, New Jersey

Directly on the bay in Somers Point NJ, Tavern on the Bay offers a stunning restaurant and bar inside a fully renovated Victorian Mansion. Multiple dining rooms vary in style from the elegant Bay Room to a 1930s style Cocktail Tavern and the one-of-a-kind Open Air Deck which features two large bars. Tavern on the Bay Resort is accessible by land and sea, ... Read More

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Food, fun, and drinks await you at Stage House Tavern!

Stage House Tavern is an excellent dining option in Somerset County. Choose from your favorite dishes such as their house made ravioli, burgers, and braised short ribs. 

The Stage House Tavern

 732-873-3990 | Somerset County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Somerset, New Jersey

The Stage House Tavern prides itself on a great environment, a "rustic American fare," and the best cocktails around. Don't believe us? Try them yourself in Somerset Count... Read More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

 609-348-6700 | Atlantic County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Cuba Libra Restaurant and Rum Bar is open for lunch and dinner daily, serving their customers the best Mexican drinks and food this side of the border! They pride themselves on having some of the best mojitos, spirits, tropical cocktails and rum punch in the area and will often recommend that guests try their Sunburn 11, Zombie 13 or Grilled Pineapple moj... Read More

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Laguna Grill & Rum Bar

 609-266-7731 | Atlantic County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Brigantine, New Jersey

For your perfect day with breathtaking scenes of the Atlantic Ocean, visit Laguna Grill and Rum Bar in Brigantine, NJ. Enjoy elegant cuisine with panoramic ocean scenery and choose a meal from their extensive menu. They feature a range of special entrees, exclusive side dishes and delicious desserts.

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Hemingway's Cafe

 732-830-1256 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Hemingway's Cafe offers fine dining, a banquet hall for private events and some of the best nightlife on the Jersey Shore. They offer five full service bars throughout their 20,000 square foot facility to accommodate the large amounts of party-goers that come to Seaside throughout the year! Entertainment activities include billiards, darts, 25 HD TVs, two... Read More

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Reef & Barrel

 732-449-4114 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Manasquan, New Jersey

Manasquan, NJ is home of one of the best coastal bars on the Jersey Shore, Reef & Barrel. The bar features a friendly, casual and warm atmosphere with a touch of the party vibe. Almost all local residents flock to Reef & Barrel on a weekly basis, but first-timers are more than welcome. Beer and specialty shots are their forte. The crowd favorites are eith... Read More

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The Irish Rail

 732-223-9300 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Manasquan, New Jersey

The Irish Rail is an all-American restaurant and bar with an Irish flair. Their full service bar serves the best draft and craft beers from Guinness Stout to Full Sail Sessions Lager and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The bar is also known for making delicious Bloody Marys, Martinis and cocktails. Head out for a night of local performances with live bands and si... Read More

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Watermark

 732-455-3447 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Asbury Park, New Jersey

The Watermark is known to be the most elegant bar in Asbury Park, NJ! They have several expert mixologists on staff who beautifully and perfectly craft signature drinks. Their culinary approach to cocktails gives them an edge above any competition. Many of their signature drinks are made from spirits which are infused in-house and juices are always freshl... Read More

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Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern

 609-492-1065 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Beach Haven, New Jersey

Just blocks away from the beach in Beach Haven, NJ, Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern has both beer and wine lists that will leave you speechless. Offering about 20 different kinds of beer, you will find beers ranging from traditional Yuengling lagers and Budweiser to English style IPAs such as Goose Island IPA and German lagers including Leinenkugel's Big... Read More

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Clarks Landing Dockside Bar & Grill

 732-899-1111 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Recently relocated to the marina level in Clarks Landing, Clarks Landing Dockside Bar and Grill specializes in great food, exceptional drinks and a waterfront view that will leave you breathless. Their prime location on the marina gives you the rare opportunity to sit down and relax with the drink of your choice including beer, cocktails or wine, a plate ... Read More

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Bond Street Complex

 732-774-1575 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Favored by locals and tourists alike, the Bond Street Bar & Grill is home to some of the best drinks in the Tri-state area. They sell high quality mason jar drinks with a wide variety of options to choose from. They always have two local brews on tap so people can get the home-brewed quality they want.

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Pic-A-Lilli Pub

 609-344-1113 | Atlantic County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Voted Best Buffalo Wings in Atlantic City for over 20 years, you know Pic-A-Lilli Pub is the place to go for a casual night out! They have beer, shots and great food available at their restaurant and pub. You can find delicious items such as steak sandwiches, burgers, salads and, of course, you can find their famous wings on the menu! Specials change on a... Read More

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Spicy Cantina

 732-793-4777 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Spicy Cantina is about more than just good food and drinks; it is about living positively, decent conversation at the bar with friends, making new wonderful memories and taking time for you to relish the good life. The building features are two levels, each one distinct in ambiance and presentation. On the Boardwalk level you will discover a warm tavern a... Read More

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The Sawmill

 732-793-1990 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Seaside Park, New Jersey

The Sawmill has been a Seaside Heights Boardwalk staple since 1977. Sit at the bar or their indoor seating and enjoy unobstructed views of Seaside Park Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy Happy Hour specials Monday through Sunday from 3pm - 7pm on select foods and martinis, as well as $5 Slice & A Pint. The Sawmill is known for their Frozen Delights, Crus... Read More

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Boathouse Bar and Grill

 732-681-5221 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Belmar, New Jersey

Located on Main Street, just two blocks from the beach, sits Boathouse Bar and Grill, a low key and cozy bar. A variety of patrons flock to the Boathouse Bar and Grill for a night of drinks, live music and dancing. Several nights a week local DJs turn Boathouse into a dance party! Other nights, local bands perform and the crowd can enjoy a low-key night a... Read More

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The Crab's Claw Inn

 732-793-4447 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Lavallette, New Jersey

The Crab's Claw Inn is located in beachy Lavallette NJ and has become known as the perfect beach-side bar to spend an afternoon or evening down the Jersey Shore! The bar is stock with over 100 different beers from around the world! Adventurous beer lovers can take a step away from traditional American beers and enjoy beers from Turkey, Vietnam, Scotland, ... Read More

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Baker's Water Street Bar and Grille

 732-240-4800 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Toms River, New Jersey

Whether you're looking for a night out with friends, a casual business lunch location or the best bar to watch the game, Baker's Water Street Bar & Grille is the place to go in Downtown Toms River! During the day Baker's Water Street is a hip sports bar with a younger clientele, but at night the bar morphs into a cool dance party with live music. Specials... Read More

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Boardwalk Bar and Grill

 732-714-2241 | Ocean County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

The Boardwalk Bar, located directly on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant, NJ, is not the typical boardwalk beach bar you'd expect. Offering exotic drinks that are sure to make your mouth water as well as a selection of beer, you are invited to sit upstairs, relax and enjoy the oceanfront views while simultaneously taking in the lively beach atmosphere.

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Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant

 732-775-7776 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Located in Asbury Park, NJ, Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant is the place to go if you are looking for exceptional wine and exquisite Italian cuisine. Highlighting their full bar and extensive wine list, this restaurant prides themselves on being able to give everyone the drink they desire.

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The Columns

 732-988-3213 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Avon-By-The-Sea, New Jersey

The Columns is an elegant, spacious and vibrant bar located in beautiful Avon-by-the-Sea. The Columns features classic beachy-style drinks including martinis, as well as beer and wine. An amazing menu features different choices for everyone, at a reasonable price! Fan food favorites include the fried calamari or the freshly made crab cakes! Stay for the n... Read More

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Moonstruck Cafe

 732-988-0123 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Asbury Park, New Jersey

The Moonstruck brings a whole new unique twist to the traditional American cocktail bar and lounge. Located on the historic Asbury Park boardwalk, Moonstruck is a warm and inviting transition from most Jersey Shore bars. Moonstruck Cafe adds a classy and elegant twist to your usual weekend hangout. Enjoy wines shipped from all over the world and carefully... Read More

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Bar Anticipation

 732-681-7422 | Monmouth County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Lake Como, New Jersey

Featuring a full scale bar, restaurant and nightclub, Bar A is known for their amazing drinks and wild night life. Offering specials every day of the week including 2 for 1 Burgers on Monday nights or complimentary Buffet on Thursdays. They also offer occasional specials such as Beat the Clock almost every weekend. At 8pm beers start at just $.50 and ever... Read More

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Rainbow Room

 609-317-4593 | Atlantic County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Rainbow Room is the only LGBT bar in Atlantic City, NJ! Open from 8pm - 3am every Monday through Thursday and 9pm - 5am every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The Rainbow Room always has something fun and interesting going on. Some of their well-known events are Sultry Saturdays Drag Shows, events that are sure to entertain the masses.

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Charlie's Bar and Restaurant

 732-528-4350 | Atlantic County

Top 100 Jersey Shore Bars

Somers Point, New Jersey

Charlie's Bar and Restaurant in Somers Point, NJ has one of the best cocktail menus you will find in Atlantic County. Offering everything from mixed drinks and giant frozen coolers to wines and shooters, this beach bar has it all. Likely their best-known cocktail selections are their java drinks. In this menu category you will find favorites such as Baile... Read More

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Romance And Booze!

Plan your next date night to include drinks, whether it's BYO or provided there. Read through our list of the top boozy date ideas in NJ for some inspiration. Your date will love having the ability to sip on her favorite red, cocktail, or brew while spending time with one of their favorite people--you! And if you aren't yet, then you will be by the end of this date.

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