Nightlife

Top Choice Winery in Cape May

Willow Creek Winery

The 'baby' of Cape May's six wineries, this former lima bean and dairy farm christened its first bottles in 2011, and produces a solid combo of reds and whites. The weekend tapas menu and sangria bar is pretty mind-…
Beer Garden in Asbury Park

Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten

Deutschland by the Sea: quaff from 41 draft ales on the rooftop beer garden or check out live music in a space as big as two barns, with classic long beer-hall tables. Snack on pretzels bigger than your face, fill u…
Pub in Wildwood

Old City Pub

The owners of the old Tucker's exposed this joint for what it is: a lovely old Victorian with vaulted windows and high ceilings, and walls tastefully painted in muted two-tone green against an exposed-brick backdrop…
Bar in Asbury Park

Bond Street Bar

If you've had enough of the fancy side of AP, come here: burgers, corn dogs and beer are all five bucks, and sometimes less. No frills, cash only and the bar staff sell shirts that say 'Bond Street Bar: Go F*** Your…
Bar in Atlantic City

Iron Room

This high-end rectangular room away from the Boardwalk mixes spirits with unobtrusive classic rock while you melt into the seat cushions along the wall, helped by the $14 specialty drinks and a chalkboard full of cr…
Distillery in Atlantic City

Little Water Distillery

AC's first legal hooch house since the days of Prohibition, these crafty brothers plan on turning out 20,000 gallons of the hard stuff – specifically whisky and rum – per year. A cigar lounge outside completes the s…
Bar in Asbury Park

Johnny Mac House of Spirits

How can you beat a free slice of pizza with every drink? Themed nights such as Wednesday's Speed Dating night, three levels of different activities such as Skee-Ball, and subterranean tunnels to other bars. God does…
Microbrewery in Cape May

Cold Spring Brewery

Sip a red, wheat, porter or pale ale while soaking in the vibe of the 1804 restored Cape May barn. It's nice to know your drinking leads to something – profits from the beer sales fund the adjoining Historic Cold Sp…
Bar in Atlantic City

The Irish Pub

The name says it all. Dark paneling lined with memorabilia from the golden age of drinking (Jack Dempsey boxing posters), this pub gets you going up or coming down: it's open 24 hours. Save some room for the St Jame…
Cocktail Bar in Cape May

Hemingway's Restaurant

It's hard to imagine the Old Man and the Sea author shaking his thing to the hits of the ’70s and ’80s, but it's fun to try. We're certain he at least would've enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching. The live DJ se…