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

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Joe Pops Bar and Restaurant
Saturday September 29: Shake 3 X, 10 pm

The Gateway
Friday September 28: The Kootz, 8 pm-12 am
Saturday September 29: Clutchdog, 8 pm-12 am

Nardi’s Tavern
Thursday September 27: Pasta and Sinatra, 5-9 pm
Friday September 28: Third Watch, 5-9 pm; The Sweet Talkers, 10 pm
Saturday September 29: Garage Kept, 5-9 pm; Mr. Love Joy, 10 pm

Atlantic City
Gypsy Bar at The Borgata
Thursday September 27: Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, 10 pm
Friday September 28: Jump Off Band, 7pm; The Rockets, 11 pm
Saturday September 29: Shake 3X, 7 pm; 3AM Tokyo, 11 pm
Sunday September 30: Men of Horses, 8:30 pm

Haven Nightclub at The Golden Nugget
Thursday September 27: DJ Redline, 11 pm-4 am
Friday September 28: DJ Chachi with DJ So Dope, 11 pm-4 am
Saturday September 29: Mr. Mauricio with DJ Reach, 10 pm-4 am

Rush Lounge at The Golden Nugget
Thursday September 27: Bobby and Kit, 6-10 pm; Dane Anthony, 8 pm-12 am
Friday September 28: Se7en Band, 10 pm-2 am
Saturday September 29: Patty and Ernie, 6-10 pm; Late Last Night, 10 pm-2 am

Tango’s Lounge at Tropicana
Thursday September 27: The Loop, 8 pm-12 am
Friday September 28: Big Bang Baby, 7-10:30 pm; DJ Ralph, 11 pm-2:40 am
Saturday September 29: Ann Michal, 3-6:40 pm; Stealing Savannah, 7-10:40 pm; DJ Ralph, 11 pm-2:40 am
Sunday September 30: Big Bang Baby, 8 pm-12 am

Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon
Saturday September 29: Nicki Sbaffoni, 9:30 pm

Kix McNutley's
Friday September 28: Dean Dunlevy, 8 pm-12 am
Saturday September 29:
 Syd Kelly, 8 pm-12 am

The Ocean Drive
Saturday September 29: The Jump Off, 9 pm

Windrift Hotel
Thursday September 27: Jim Bannach, 6 pm
Friday September 28: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; BLT Band, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar
Saturday September 29: Jim Bannach, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; Screaming Matilda, 9:30 on, Beach Bar
Sunday September 30: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge

Stone Harbor
Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina
Friday September 28: Wes Ochs, 7-10 pm
Saturday September 29:Christian Glomb, 7-10 pm

Fred’s Tavern
Friday September 28: Johnny Phatt, 9 pm-1 am


Dogtooth Bar & Grill
Saturday September 29:Subliminal Message Band, 10 pm

Cape May

Cabanas on the Beach
Saturday September 29: Pat Stoner Duo, 5-8 pm; Covert Pop, 10 pm

Mad Batter
Thursday September 27: Mike Flannigan 7-10 pm
Friday September 28: Geno White Duo, 7-10 pm
Saturday September 29:Camille Peruto, 7-10 pm

The Rusty Nail
Thursday September 27: Gregg Carpenter, 4:30-8:30 pm
Friday September 28: Mike Flanigan Duo, 4:30-8:30 pm
Saturday September 29: Andy Reeves, 4:30-8:30 pm; The Deck Band, 8:30 pm-12:30 am
Sunday September 30: Wesley Ochs, 12-4 pm, The Patio; Terry and Tim, 12-4:30 pm

Congress Hall
Friday September 28: Tipsy Wicked Duo, 8 pm-12 am, The Brown Room
Saturday September 29: Andrew Moorer, 7-11 pm, The Brown Room; Darin MacDonald, 8 pm-12 am, The Brown Room; Tribe with Don Shaw, 9:30 pm-1 am, The Boiler Room

Staying local this weekend? Check out our South Jersey Nightlife Guide!

Author: - Editorial Staff


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