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Guide To The Shore: Top Beach & Pool Bars

July 17, 2015 11:26 AM

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Looking to relax by the beach, or dance the night away? The Jersey Shore offers a variety of beach and pool bars to enjoy during the summer season.

The Windrift
105 80th Street
Avalon, NJ 08202

The Windrift Hotel in Avalon has a beach bar and a tiki bar which both open at noon. Enjoy live afternoon entertainment, cocktails, lunch, and happy hour at the beach bar. The menu includes shared plates, raw bar, sandwiches, burgers, salads, specialty pizzas and sushi. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the tiki bar also offers cocktails, lunch and happy hour and is home to “World Famous Wing Night,” on Tuesdays with $1.50 Miller Lite drafts and $7 pitchers.


Laguna Grill Martini Bar
1400 Ocean Avenue
Brigantine, NJ 08203

At the Laguna Grill & Rum Bar in Brigantine, enjoy drinks and dining in the outdoor patio bar located right on the beach. The summer menu includes a seafood bar, small plates, fresh fish, pasta, pizza, burgers and sandwiches. Patrons can enjoy live entertainment every day and free valet service on the weekend. Laguna Grill & Rum Bar also offers indoor dining at its oceanfront restaurant.

Ventura’s Greenhouse Café
106 South Benson Avenue
Margate City, NJ 08402

Ventura’s Greenhouse Café in Margate has a tiki deck located right off the Benson Avenue beach. The deck offers the two bars as well as raw bar selections and pizza. The Rooftop Bar is Ventura’s Greenhouse newest attraction. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Lucy the Elephant, patrons can enjoy food, drinks and a brand new state of the art entertainment system. Enjoy a night out with DJ’s from across the nation.

The Rusty Nail
205 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204

Just steps away from the beach, the Rusty Nail in Cape May offers outdoor seating, a sand bar, fire pit and shuffleboard. The iconic surfer bar and restaurant also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Patrons can enjoy live entertainment throughout the whole summer season.

Cabana Club at The Chelsea Hotel
111 South Chelsea Avenue 5th floor
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Located on the fifth floor of the Chelsea Hotel, the Cabana Club offers drinks, light fare and music. Private cabanas line the pool and are equipped with Apple TV, comfortable wicker furniture and bottle and food service. The Cabana Club is open Saturdays and Sundays only.

The Pool at Harrah’s
777 Harrah’s Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ

The Pool at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City is 82 degrees 365 days a year. Patrons can soak in one of five hot tubs and can schedule a private massage from one of their professional Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa masseuses. Caribbean cuisine and refreshments are served in the bar and grill cove or poolside. Cabanas can also be reserved, and equipped with a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and comfortable couches large enough to sleep in. Hotel guests at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City receive complimentary admission to the Pool by day and non-hotel guests are charged a cover fee. Guests must be 21 years of age to enter The Pool.

The Pool After Dark: On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the pool turns into a nightclub, featuring celebrity hosts and performers and housing big-name resident DJs. Poolside table or private cabanas can be reserved.

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