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Happy Hours


Happy hour devotees searching for “five o’clock somewhere” can find it anywhere and anytime in Atlantic City.  Day or night, visitors can unwind in upscale casino bars with sweeping views or casual local spots.  Because there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing, a number of establishments offer happy hour specials throughout the day into the wee hours of the morning.

Here are a few locations in and around Atlantic City where special pricing on cocktails, beer, wine and food can make happy hour a little happier:

In the Casinos:

“Power Hour” at Morton’s Steakhouse at Caesars is happy hour done right!  From 4:45 PM to 6:30 PM and 9:00 to close, choose from the restaurant’s Bar Bites menu with petite filet mignon sandwiches, short rib steak tacos, shishito peppers and other favorites ranging from $7 to $9.  Drink specials start at $5.50.  You can catch happy hour Sunday - Friday.
(609) 449-1044; 2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401;

Golden Nugget offers a plethora of drinking and munching options during happy hour.  Unwind in swanky surroundings and partake in an array of appetizers and drink specials at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse.  Appetizers ranging from $6 to $8 and drinks starting at $4 are available Monday - Saturday (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM).  Satisfy your hunger with a trip to Bill’s Bar & Burger for ½ off appetizers, $3 domestic beers or $5 house wines.  Happy hour is 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM daily and 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Friday.  Relax with a cool drink or quick bite during happy hour at Chart House. On Tuesday - Friday (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM) and Sunday (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM), feast on appetizers ranging in price from $5 to $8 while enjoying a wide variety of beverages including $3 domestic beers, $6 wines and $7 cocktails.  Tempt your palate with a sampling of Asian cuisine at Lillie’s.  Pick from a selection of small plates, skewers or sushi rolls and wash it all down with a glass of house sake or beer starting at $4. Still undecided?  How does a $3 peach Bellini sound? Grotto Italian Restaurant offers that and more during happy hour every Monday (all day) and Tuesday - Sunday (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM).  Try cherry pepper shooters for $6, fried artichokes for $7 or Italian long hots for $8 among other items.  If a Bellini isn’t in the cards for you, happy hour also offers draft and domestic beers for $4, wine for $7 and specialty cocktails set you back $7. (609) 441-2000; 600 Huron Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401;

 Scrumptious happy hour delights await you every day at McCormick & Schmick’s located inside Harrah’s.  A selection of $3 snacks, $5 munchies, $7 goodies and $9 bites will no doubt sate any appetite. Be sure to top it off with a cold section of local and craft beers, spirits, wine or a hand-crafted cocktail or martini. Happy hour takes place 4:00 PM to 7:00PM (Monday - Friday) and Noon to 5:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday).

Villain & Saint located in Ocean Resort Casino is the gathering spot for rockers of all ages and styles.  Patrons can enjoy live shows every weekend and a pub menu of delicious wings, cheese fries, hummus plates and more.  Happy hour takes place Wednesday - Friday (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM) with drinks and appetizers costing $7 each.   (609) 783-8000; 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401;  

Gallagher’s Burger Bar at Resorts Casino Hotel offers happy hour specials Sunday - Friday (Noon to 6:00 PM) with your choice of $3 select beers, $4 sangria and $5 select wines and cocktails.
(609) 340-6554; 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401;  

Almost every hour at Tropicana Casino & Resort is a happy one with a wide variety of special offerings.  At Cuba Libre, happy hour happens Sunday - Friday (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday - Thursday) and (11:30 AM to 7:00 PM on Friday & Sunday).  Guests can enjoy spirits and libations from local New Jersey distilleries starting at $3.50 and an assortment of tapas favorites for $6.  Carmine’s offers happy hour specials Monday - Friday (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM to close).  Offerings include cocktails and beer specials starting at $4 and eggplant rollatini, fried calamari and more starting at $6. At The Palm, PrimeTime is the right time to nosh on half-price Prime Bites® and wet your whistle with a choice of draft beer or house-made sangria specials for $5. PrimeTime takes place Sunday (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM) and Monday - Friday (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM) (609) 340-4000; 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401;

Around Town:

The Sixty Café Bar & Lounge located inside the Flagship, offers daily happy hour specials beginning at 2:00 PM.  There’s never a need to go thirsty with beers starting at $3, house mixed drinks for $4 and wine for $5 a glass.  Bar bites such as spinach and artichoke dip, wings and hummus begin at $4.  Not to be outdone, Blue Water Grille offers domestic and bottled beer starting at $4 with house mixed drinks and wine for $6.  Leave room for your choice of cheesesteak egg rolls, caprese, popcorn shrimp or clam strips going for $5.  Happy hour is daily from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
(609) 343-7447; 60 N Maine Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401;

Gourmet Italian Cuisine offers daily happy hour specials with reduced drink and food prices.  Happy hour is 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. (609) 652-1398; 324 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, NJ 08205;

Visit Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood for the “Buck-a-Shuck” happy hour.  This unique offering features $1 oysters on the half shell, $3 draft beer with wine and cocktails for $5 each.  Happy hour is Monday - Friday (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM). (609) 431-0092; 1900 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401;

An Atlantic City staple since 1912, Knife & Fork offers a happy hour selection of ½ price appetizers and raw bar daily from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
(609) 344-1133; 3600 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401;

Did someone say margarita?  It’s always a fiesta during happy hour at Mexico Restaurant & Bar with drink specials starting at $4, select beers starting at $2 and $5 appetizers consisting of nachos, flautas or quesadillas. Get your “happy” on Sunday - Friday (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM).
(609) 344-0366; 3810 Ventnor Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401;

Rainforest Café holds happy hour Monday - Friday (11:00 AM to 6:00 PM).  Enjoy domestic bottles ($3), select drafts ($4), $5 well cocktails and an array of appetizers ranging from $6 to $8.
(609) 345-5757; 2201 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 

567 Happy Hour at the Baremore Tavern in Smithville offers great $5 fare such as tuna ceviche, corn & crab fritters, truffle shoestring fries and much more.  Quench your thirst with a glass of $6 wine or $7 martinis.  Happy hour is Monday - Friday (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM). (609) 652-7777; 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, NJ 08205: