Best places to party in Atlantic City
At Revel, there’s no need to wait until sundown for the nightlife experience. Those who want to get the party started early can head to HQ Beach Club, a pool club that opens before noon. Expect a lot more than beach chairs and pina coladas: This is a full-on packed club with big-name international DJs. Headlining DJs tend to go on mid-afternoon.
500 Boardwalk, 609-345-2211, www.revelresorts.com
End your Saturday nights at the Tropicana. The intimate after-hours party is at Vamp Room in Anthem Lounge. By “after-hours,” we mean it kicks off at 3 a.m. The smaller setting lends itself well to bottle service, for all you high rollers.
2801 Pacific Ave., 609-576-5206, www.anthemlounge.com
The Mountain Bar at Bally’s is a refreshing twist on the typical shore scene, and it’s especially great for beachgoers on a budget: no cover and the prices are always at happy hour level, so head to this honky tonk if you’re looking for boardwalk nightlife that’s a little more casual. Don’t worry, you’ll still get live music and DJs on the weekends, plus dancing cowgirls on the bar and a mechanical bull.
1900 Pacific Ave., 609-340-2000, www.ballysac.com
There’s no shortage of places to take a dip in AC, but a nighttime pool party puts a new spin on diving in (just don’t drink and dive). Under the enormous glass dome at Harrah’s Pool After Dark. you’ll find an indoor pool/club and, on the right night, resident DJ Paul DelVecchio, better known as Pauly D of “The Jersey Shore.”
777 Harrah’s Blvd., 609-441-5585, www.thepoolafterdark.com