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Nightlife & Entertainment in Atlantic City

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The glitzy beachfront metropolis that is Atlantic City boasts a thriving nightlife that caters to the most lavish tastes. Try your luck at one of the classic Art Deco-style casinos, and go wild at a thumping dance club. There are also plenty of sleek cocktail bars for a supremely sophisticated evening.

 

Casinos

 

Atlantic City’s wealth of grand casinos draw crowds from across the globe eager to take a spin on the retro roulette wheels, play a fast round of blackjack, or keep it cool through a tense game of poker.

 

Caesars

 

Caesars is a glamorous display of Atlantic City’s indulgent nightlife. This vast pleasure palace boasts huge gaming halls decked out in royal reds, golds, and greens, imitating the grandeur of Ancient Rome. Don’t forget to check out the Toga Bar, which serves a wide array of beers and spirits, and provides plasma screen televisions, so you can catch the game.

 

2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City NJ 08401. Tel: +1 609 348 4411

 

Caesars website

 

Bars and clubs

 

When you’re out on the town in Atlantic City, you won’t escape the thumping, neon-washed clubs or ritzy, laid-back bars. Whether you want a whirlwind of excitement to the soundtrack of bouncing DJs, or simply a quiet cocktail, Atlantic City has you covered.

 

Boogie Nights

 

Boogie Nights is a must for lovers of disco. The neon-lit dance floor provides plenty of space to strut your stuff, and a huge disco ball rains silver speckles down throughout the night. This retro 70s and 80s club will have you shaking and spinning – and showing off those cheesy moves – until the break of dawn.

 

2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City NJ 08401. Tel: +1 888 940-7080

 

Boogie Nights website

 

Blue Martini

 

Looking for a literally cool and chilled out place to unwind? Head to Blue Martini, which serves over 100 different types of specialty martinis. Enjoy the quirky LED-lit cocktail menus, while the 60 foot ice-rail will keep your drink cold enough to sip suavely at your leisure. While Blue Martini is relaxed during the week nights, on weekends it explodes with stellar live music.

 

1900 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City NJ 08401. Tel: +1 609 340 2000

 

Blue Martini website

 

Live shows

 

Atlantic City has always been home to riveting live entertainment, hosting numerous bouts by legendary boxers and epic concerts from rock gods. The city offers a year-round line-up of live shows across a variety of venues, suited to all tastes.

 

Boardwalk Hall

 

Opened in 1929, Boardwalk Hall - now a National Historic Landmark – is arguably Atlantic City’s top live venue, an immense indoor arena boasting over 14,000 seats. Throughout the year, it’s home to hockey games, boxing matches, and live music. Be sure to check out the Boardwalk Hall Organ, the world’s largest musical instrument.

 

2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City NJ 08401. Tel: +1 609 348 7000

 

Boardwalk Hall website

 

Comedy clubs

 

Like any city with a passion for live entertainment, Atlantic City has a thigh-slapping comedy scene. With a mix of off-beat up-and-coming comedians in dimly-lit bars, as well as headline names in the starry casinos, there’s no shortage of chuckles to be had.

 

Borgata Comedy Club

 

The Borgata Comedy Club has a wide range of comedians booked in throughout the year, meaning you can catch a live show whenever you decide to visit Atlantic City. With spacious theater-style seating, a wide stage, and vintage red-velvet curtains, this quintessential comedy venue is bound to provide a fun-filled night - and the inexpensive tickets make it all the better.

 

1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City NJ 08401. Tel: +1 609 317 1000

 

Borgata Comedy Club website