Things to do in Atlantic City

North Beach Atlantic City is the place to be in Atlantic City when it comes to entertainment, dining, nightlife and family fun! Guests have long traveled to this coastal gem to soak up the sun and salty air. With fun activities and events year-round, there’s always something to do in Atlantic City for families and adults searching for entertainment. From sunbathing and top-rated casinos to outdoor dining and amusement rides, you won’t run out of things to do in Atlantic City Beach.

Along North Beach, families can enjoy free public beaches, shopping and dining on the boardwalk, and historic attractions like the Absecon Lighthouse and the Steel Pier. Adults can try their luck at one of several casinos such as the Hard Rock and The Ocean, attend comedy shows, dine at a plethora of restaurants ranging from quick casual to fine dining and much more.

Discover the best things to do in Atlantic City with our helpful guide below.

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5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar

5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar at Resorts Casino & Hotel.

The fun never stops when you catch up with friends or make new ones at our favorite bar, because it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere! 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar at Resorts Casino & Hotel is tropical hideaway.

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Bar One

Bar One at Resorts Casino & Hotel.

Bar One at Resorts Casino & Hotel is the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine or turn up the action with our specialty cocktails and DJ’s every weekend. Open 24 hours.

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DAER Nightclub

DAER Nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

DAER features cutting-edge audio visual technology, elevated bottle service and a carefully curated lineup of the world’s most sought-after DJs and artists.

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Hard Rock Beach Bar

Hard Rock Beach Bar at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Located on the warm, sandy beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Beach Bar offers an unrivaled Atlantic City experience.

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LandShark Bar & Grill

LandShark Bar & Grill at Resorts Casino & Hotel.

LandShark Bar & Grill is the only year-round full-service bar and restaurant on the sand side of the Boardwalk.

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Margaritaville

Margaritaville at Resorts Casino & Hotel.

Enjoy the nightlife at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.  The restaurant features a stage for nightly live entertainment, a tiki bar and Buffett-inspired accent pieces throughout including a giant blender at the restaurant’s entrance. A seasonal exterior deck on the Boardwalk will allow guests to enjoy alfresco dining or a drink topped off with a gentle ocean breeze.

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Rhythm & Spirits

Rhythm & Spirits is located right off the boardwalk on the beach block of Tennessee Avenue. They offer inspired Italian food, pizza and cocktails. It’s the perfect spot to bring a date or celebrate a special occasion. Dine inside or outside.

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Steel Pier Nightlife

Take a walk down the boardwalk and stop into either one of Steel Pier’s four bars.

Steel Pier Pub and AC Axe & Pub are located in the front of the pier, where you can listen to Live Music and watch the boardwalk stroll past you. The Wheel Bar is located on the wheel deck where you can grab a drink and take it on The Wheel. Work your way back to the Ocean Reef Oasis Bar where you can enjoy a drink or host a party 1000 feet over the ocean. The Ocean Reef Oasis Bar boasts 360 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City Skyline.

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Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall

Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall is located right off the boardwalk and offers an award winning gastropub menu, 40 plus craft beers on tap and many more in cans and bottles. The Beer Hall opened in November 2018 and was nationally recognized by USA Today in March 2020 as the 6th best Beer Bar in the country. They offer inside and outside dining and have an enormous family friendly Beer Yard. Live music is offered every Friday & Saturday night.

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The District Bars + Restaurants

The Dirstrict Bars + Restaurants at Ocean Casino Resort.

Dive into Ocean’s District Bars + Restaurants and discover a variety of high-level flavors paired with speedy service.

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The Park

Enjoy live bands, ice cold beer, lawn games, firepits and more this summer at The Park; three acres of beautiful landscape overlooking the ocean. A perfect location for relaxation, taking in the views or taking a photo.

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