Best Bars in Atlantic City

Best Bars in Atlantic City

From the boardwalk to the casinos, Atlantic City is open for business, welcoming visitors who want to visit the gaming tables or enjoy a night on the town. Thankfully, most AC venues have outdoor spaces that have allowed them to remain open while complying with the latest restrictions.

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Open year-round, The Back Bay Ale House boasts patio seating and marina views perfect for a night out with friends. Mason jar drinks add to the rustic style and the bar serves up a large selection of both domestic and imported beers. Daily happy hours keep things hopping in Winter and make a point to visit for TBT drinks and food.


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Speaking of being transported back in time, The Irish Pub will take you back to the days of a stylish speakeasy. Low lighting, intimate tables, and an antique bar complete the atmosphere where a wide selection of beers and whiskey is served. 


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The Ducktown Tavern is a family-friendly bar and restaurant recently rated one of the “best bars at the Jersey shore.” Ducktown is always hopping with daily happy hours, Mexican Night and ample free parking. The tavern is open 24 hours and offers a dependable selection of beers on tap and in bottles. 


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The party goes on year-round at Margaritaville where the tropical setting brings the ocean vibe to life. House-made margaritas, a full menu of mixed drinks, and a wide selection of bottled beer keep the party going throughout the evening. Expect Jimmy Buffet and island-themed music to keep the energy up even while dancing is on a pandemic hiatus.


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AC’s most famous brewpub, Tun Tavern, has something for everyone. It serves up a variety of in-house handcrafted beers paired with food options – be sure to try the Red Ale. Live music on the weekends makes their award-winning food taste just a bit better. Enjoy a bit of history with the city’s first brewpub.


Don’t forget to confirm your desired bar is open and if any special restrictions exist. Masks are mandatory everywhere and reservations may be required – best to call first.