The Jersey Shore isn’t going to let a superstorm get in the way of its summertime fun. A good portion of the area is not only open and ready for your tourism dollars, but the folks there are pushing new ways for you to experience it — from big clubs to dog-friendly beach bars.
HQ Beach Club/HQ Nightclub at Revel
For those who like their summertime with a heavy dose of party, there’s HQ Beach Club and HQ Nightclub, two new destinations at Atlantic City’s newest casino, Revel. For night owls, the HQ Nightclub will host a revolving cast of high-profile DJs. And those who like their sunshine with a side of table service should try the HQ Beach Club, a luxe pool lounge with model servers offering bottle service for those relaxing on their daybeds or bungalows (reservations required).
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Pier Village’s Le Club Avenue
The Jersey Shore gets exclusive with the Avenue’s Beach Club, located in Long Branch. The members-only club is family-friendly during the day but transforms into a more adults-only spot at night with cocktails, a full menu and open-air lounges complete with a rooftop pool. Membership prices range from $3,000 to $5,500; weekend passes are also available when capacity permits. Call 732-759-2900 for more information.
Beach Shack/Rusty Nail goes pet friendly
Going to the beach doesn’t mean that your favorite furry friend has to stay home. The Beach Shack, Cape May’s laid-back beachfront motel, is allowing dogs to stay overnight as well as to dine (from a new doggie menu) at popular beach bar the Rusty Nail. Rates for the Paw’s Up package start at $156 a night, which includes a $35 a night pet fee.
The Golden Nugget is making a big play in the nightlife market with the opening of its brand-new Haven Nightclub. The latest entry into the AC nightlife scene boasts a state-of-the-art DJ booth, LED video wall, dance floor, 25 banquettes offering signature table service and two full-service bars. Ke$ha and Pitbull will be on hand for this weekend's grand opening.