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!

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Joe Pops Bar and Restaurant
Wednesday August 21: The Nerds, 10 pm
Thursday August 22: The Benjamins, 10 pm
Friday August 23: The Counterfeiters, 10 pm
Saturday August 24: The Event Horizon, 10 pm

The Gateway
Thursday August 22: The Kootz, 7 pm
Friday August 23: The Drunken Clams, 8 pm
Saturday August 24: No Clue, 8 pm

Nardi’s Tavern
Wednesday August 21: Jumper, 10 pm
Thursday August 22: Pasta and Sinatra, 5-9 pm; Triple Rail Turn, 10 pm
Friday August 23: Gypsy Moon, 5-9 pm; Gas Station Disco, 10 pm
Saturday August 24: Third Watch, 5-9 pm; Smoking Jackets, 10 pm
Sunday August 25: Dave Christopher Band, 5-9 pm; Mr. Love Joy, 10 pm

Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club
Wednesday August 21: The Pickles, 4-7 pm; Chris Guastelli, 7-10 pm; Matt Fisher, 7-10 pm; The Pickles, 10 pm-2 am
Thursday August 22: Sami Eldebs, 4-7 pm; Chris Guastelli, 7-10 pm, The Fire Pits
Friday August 23: Ted Hammock and the Pickles, 4-7 pm; Mike “Mitch” Corliss, 7-10 pm; The Pickles, 10 pm-2 am

Saturday August 24: The Martians, 3:30-7:30 pm; Friend Zone, 10 pm-2 am
Sunday August 25: Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns, 3:30-7:30 pm; Ted Hammock and Matt Fisher, 10 pm-2 am

Atlantic City
Gypsy Bar at the Borgata
Wednesday August 21: Steal the Sky, 9 pm
Thursday August 22: Garden State Radio, 10 pm
Friday August 23: JJ Rupp, 7-10 pm; 3AM Tokyo, 11 pm
Saturday August 24: Men of Horses, 7-10 pm; Crazy in Stereo, 11 pm
Sunday August 25: Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, 9 pm

Rush Lounge at the Golden Nugget
Wednesday August 21: Lisa Bouchelle, 8 pm-12 am
Thursday August 22: Dane Anthony, 8 pm-12 am
Friday August 23: Patty and Krissy, 6-10 pm; Se7en Band, 10 pm-2 am
Saturday August 24: Bobby and Kit, 6-10 pm; Spoiled Rotten, 10 pm-2 am
Sunday August 25: Ken Shiles and CiBon, 8 pm-12 am

Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon
Thursday August 22: Shawn Durnin, 9:30 pm
Friday August 23:
 Joe O’Brien, 9:30 pm
Saturday August 24: Nicki Sbaffoni, 9:30 pm
Sunday August 25: Rich Baker, 9:30 pm

Kix McNutley's
Thursday August 22:  Syd Kelly, 8 pm; The Chatterband, 9:30 pm
Friday August 23:
 Syd Kelly, 5 pm; Dean Dunlevy, 8 pm; The Chatterband, 1:30 am
Saturday August 24: Sean Breslin, 5 pm; Syd Kelly, 8 pm; The E Street Shuffle, 9:30 pm
Sunday August 25:  The Heartbeats, 7 pm; Bill Caterini, 8 pm; The E Street Shuffle, 1:30 am

La Costa Lounge and Deck Bar
Wednesday August 21: Tyler Kingsley, 8 pm, The Deck
Thursday August 22: CJ and Seamus, 8 pm, The Deck
Friday August 23: Jumper, 8 pm, The Deck; Goodman Fiske Band, 10 pm, The Lounge
Saturday August 24: The Sofa Kings, 8 pm, The Deck; Legacy Band, 10 pm, The Lounge
Sunday August 25: The Insiders, 8 pm, The Deck; Jerry Blavat, 8 pm, The Lounge; Split Decision, 10 pm, The Lounge

The Ocean Drive
Wednesday August 21: Mike Thompson, 5-9 pm; My Hero Zero, 9 pm
Thursday August 22: Gypsy Wisdom, 9 pm
Friday August 23: Kim and Tonic, 5-9 pm, The Sandbar; Garden State Radio and DJ Tommy B, 8 pm
Saturday August 24: Dueling Pianos, 4-8 pm, The Sandbar; The Benderz Band and DJ Freezie, 6-10 pm, The Sandbar
Sunday August 25: Secret Service, 4-10 pm; Stellar Mojo with DJ Montone, 9 pm

The Springfield Inn
Wednesday August 21: The Way Outs, 8 pm, The Deck
Thursday August 22: DJ Redline, 8 pm, The Deck
Friday August 23: Brian and Mindy with DJ Kevin Kong, 8 pm
Saturday August 24: The Juliano Brothers, 8 pm; Little Nikki’s Radio with DJ Dave Mass, 10 pm
Sunday August 25: Barclay Mo, 4 pm, The Deck; The Way Outs, 8 pm; LeCompt and DJ Brother Mike, 10 pm

Rock ‘N Chair
Wednesday August 21: Mark Fisher, 7 pm
Thursday August 22: Que Acoustic, 8 pm
Saturday August 24: Animal House, 10 pm

Sunday August 25: Johnny’s Cousin Steve, 7 pm

Windrift Hotel
Wednesday August 21: Doug Jennings, 6 pm
Thursday August 22:  Jim Bannach, 6 pm; The Exceptions, 8 pm, Beach Bar; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2
Friday August 23: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Beach Bar; Marquee Band, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar
Saturday August 24: Doug Jennings, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Beach Bar; Late Last Night, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar
Sunday August 25: Juliano Brothers, 4 pm, Beach Bar; Jim Doran, 5 pm, Level 2; Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Beach Bar

Stone Harbor
Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina
Wednesday August 21: Alexandra March, 8-11 pm
Thursday August 22:
 Ray McGeehan, 8-11 pm

Friday August 23: Ken Shiles and Ci Bon, 8-11 pm
Saturday August 24:Rafael Ponde, 8-11 pm
Sunday August 25: Matt Adams, 8-11 pm

Fred’s Tavern
Friday August 23: Bryen O’Boyle, 9 pm
Saturday August 24: Mikle Thompson, 9 pm

Dogtooth Bar and Grill
Wednesday August 21: Brandon Ireland, 9 pm
Saturday August 24: South Paw Trio, 9 pm

Cape May
Cabanas on the Beach
Thursday August 22: Animal House, 9 pm
Friday August 23: DJ Joe Byrd, 9:30 pm

Sunday August 25:Shot of Southern, 6-10 pm

Mad Batter
Wednesday August 21: Dan Barry, 7-10 pm
Thursday August 22: Mike Flanigan, 7-10 pm    
Saturday August 24:Joe and Mike, 7-10 pm

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

Author: - Editorial Staff



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