Jersey Shore Nightlife Guide

Jersey Shore Nightlife Guide

Join us this weekend as we explore the variety of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs that offer live music for an exciting night out down the Shore! Our selected tunes encompass all genres of sound—live DJs, rock and roll covers, solo acoustic, and more.

We’ve listed the below venues of the Jersey Shore from North to South, starting at Long Beach Island and travelling down the coast to the tip of Cape May. 

If you want to add your favorite live music location, e-mail us directly at and we’ll be sure to include it in next week’s list!

Long Beach Island
Joe Pops Bar and Restaurant
Thursday August 16: The Benjamins, 10 pm
Friday August 17: Men of Horses, 10 pm
Saturday August 18: My Hero Zero, 10 pm

The Gateway
Thursday August 16: Joey D. Rockin’ Oldies, 7-11 pm
Friday August 17: The Following, 8 pm-12 am
Saturday August 18: Jimmy Brogan Band, 8-12 am

Nardi’s Tavern
Thursday August 16: Pasta and Sinatra, 5-9 pm; Radio Neon, 10 pm
Friday August 17: Tim Gysin, 5-9 pm; Gas Station Disco, 10 pm
Saturday August 18: Garage Kept, 5-9 pm; Modern Luxe, 10 pm
Sunday August 19: Dave Christopher Band, 5-9 pm; Mr. Love Joy, 10 pm

Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club
Thursday August 16: Sammi Eldebs, 4-6 pm, The Tiki Bar; Thunder Thursday DJ, 10 pm-2 am
Friday August 17: Ted Hammock and the Pickles, 4-7 pm, The Tiki Bar; Mike Declan, 10 pm-1 am
Saturday August 18: Pool Party with The Nerds, 3:30-7:30 pm; The Zoo, 10 pm-2 am
Sunday August 19: Shorty Long and The Jersey Horns, 3:30-7:30 pm, The Pool; Ted Hammock and Matt Fisher, 10 pm-1 am, The Tiki Bar

Atlantic City
Gypsy Bar at The Borgata
Thursday August 16: Garden State Radio, 10 pm
Friday August 17: Thunk, 7 pm; The Rockets, 11 pm
Saturday August 18: The Loop, 7 pm; Red Hotts, 11 pm
Sunday August 19: Lost in Paris, 8:30 pm

Haven Nightclub at The Golden Nugget
Thursday August 16: Anthony Pisano, 11pm-4 am
Friday August 17: Brohug with DJ Sam Pace, 10 pm-4 am
Saturday August 18: DJ Clue with DJ Reach, 10 pm-4 am

Rush Lounge at The Golden Nugget
Thursday August 16: Dane Anthony, 8 pm-12 am
Friday August 17: Big Daddy Duo, 6-10 pm; Two Point Oh, 10 pm-2 am
Saturday August 18: The Wood Vibrations, 6-10 pm; All Souled Out, 10 pm-2 am
Sunday August 19: Laura Lea, 8 pm-12 am

Tango’s Lounge at Tropicana
Thursday August 16: The Loop, 9 pm-1 am
Friday August 17: Marquee, 7-10:40 pm; DJ Ralph, 11 pm-2:40 am
Saturday August 18: Ann Michal, 3-6:40 pm; Marquee, 7-10:40 pm; DJ Ralph, 11 pm-2:40 am
Sunday August 19: Stealing Savanah, 9 pm-1 am

Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon
Thursday August 16: Shaun Durnin,9:30 pm
Friday August 17: Joe O’Brien,9:30 pm
Saturday August 18:
 Nicki Sbaffoni, 9:30 pm
Sunday August 19: Rich Baker, 9:30 pm

Kix McNutley's
Thursday August 16: Dylan Perry, 5-9 pm; Syd Kelly, 8 pm-12 am; The Chatterband, 9:30 pm-1:30 am
Friday August 17:
 Jim Shaw, 5-9 pm; Syd Kelly, 8 pm-12 am
Saturday August 18:
 Sean Breslin, 5-9 pm; Syd Kelly, 8 pm-12 am; The Heartbeats, 9:30 pm-1:30 am
Sunday August 19: DJ “C”, 4-8 pm; The Heartbeats, 6-10 pm; Syd Kelly, 8 pm-12 am

The Ocean Drive
Thursday August 16: Kim N’ Tonic, 5-9 pm, The Sandbar; Gypsy Wisdom, 10 pm, The Main Stage
Friday August 17: Five Times Famous, 5-9 pm, The Sandbar; Garden State Radio, 10 pm, The Main Stage
Saturday August 18: Dueling Pianos, 8 pm, The Sandbar; Eleven Eleven, 4-9 pm; Lost in Paris, 10 pm, The Main Stage
Sunday August 19: Secret Service, 4-8 pm, The Sandbar; Go Go Gadjet, 10 pm, The Main Stage

Thursday August 16: DJ Kurteousy, 9 pm-12 am
Friday August 17: DJ Ernesto, 9 pm-12 am
Saturday August 18: DJ Mike B, 5-8 pm; DJ AJ, 9 pm-12 am

The Springfield Inn
Thursday August 16: DJ Redline, 8-10 pm, The Deck
Friday August 17: LeCompt with DJ Brother Mike, 8 pm-12 am, Inside
Saturday August 18: Juliano Brothers, 8 pm, Inside; Bonehead and DJ John Lee, 10 pm-12 am, Inside
Sunday August 19: Rad and Kell, 4-8 pm, The Deck; Juliano Brothers, 8 pm; LeCompt and DJ Brother Mike, 10 pm-12 am, Inside

Princeton Bar and Grill
Friday August 17: Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, 10 pm-2 am, The Princeton
Saturday August 18: Sidearm, 10 pm-2 am, Circle Tavern; Stellar Mojo, 10 pm-2 am, The Princeton

Windrift Hotel
Thursday August 16: Jim Bannach, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; The Exceptions, 8 pm, Beach Bar
Friday August 17: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; Big House Band, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar; 3AM Tokyo, 9:30 pm, Level 2
Saturday August 18: Michael Bannach Duo, 4 pm, Level 2; Jim Bannach, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; Covert Pop, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar; Chatterband, 9:30 pm, Level 2
Sunday August 19: Jimmy Doran, 5 pm, Level 2; Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; Late Last Night, 6 pm, Beach Bar; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2

Stone Harbor
Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina
Thursday August 16: Sean Loosh, 8-11 pm
Friday August 17:
 Kurt Manderbach, 8-11 pm
Saturday August 18: Charlie Phillips, 8-11 pm
Sunday August 19: James Howell, 8-11 pm

Fred’s Tavern
Thursday August 16: Big Daddy Duo, 9 pm-1 am
Friday August 17: Where’s Bat?, 9 pm-1 am
Saturday August 18: Where’s Bat?, 9 pm-1 am


Dogtooth Bar & Grill
Friday August 17: DJ Denny Oh, 9 pm
Saturday August 18: Ryan Tennis Trio, 10 pm

Cape May

Cabanas on the Beach
Friday August 17: The Chatterband, 10 pm
Saturday August 18: 52 Pickup, 6-9 pm
Sunday August 19: Reel-Ting Band, 3-7 pm

Mad Batter
Thursday August 16: Mike Flannigan, 7-10 pm
Friday August 17: Jim Doran, 7-10 pm
Saturday August 18: Joe and Mike, 7-10 pm

The Rusty Nail
Thursday August 16: Gregg Carpenter, 4:30-8:30 pm
Saturday August 18: Andy Reeves, 4:30-8:30 pm, The Patio; The Big Ric Review, 8:30 pm-12:30 am
Sunday August 19: Wesley Ochs, 12-4 pm, The Patio; Terry and Tim, 4:30-8:30 pm, The Patio

Congress Hall
Thursday August 16: Maddie Hogan, 6-10 pm, The Boiler Room
Saturday August 18: Darin MacDonald, 8 pm-12 am, The Brown Room; The Dane Anthony Band, 9:30-1 am, The Boiler Room
Sunday August 19: Matt DiVenti,
8 pm-12

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