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 Shore Bar and Restaurant
Saturday September 15: Eleven Eleven, 10 pm

The Gateway
Friday September 14: Marty and the Martians, 8 pm-12 am
Saturday September 15: Joey D. Rockin’ Oldies, 7-11 pm

Nardi’s Tavern
Thursday September 13: Pasta and Sinatra, 5-9 pm
Friday September 14: Tim Gysin, 5-9 pm; Radio Neon, 10 pm
Saturday September 15: Elvis Show, 5-9 pm; Shorty Long, 10 pm

Atlantic City
Gypsy Bar at The Borgata
Thursday September 13: Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, 10 pm
Friday September 14: Kicking Sunrise, 7 pm; The Benderz, 11 pm
Saturday September 15: Ninedeeznite, 7 pm; Stellar Mojo, 11 pm
Sunday September 16: Split Decision, 8:30 pm

Haven Nightclub at The Golden Nugget
Thursday September 13: DJ June, 11 pm-4 am
Friday September 14: Steve Powers and DJ Sam Pace, 11 pm-4 am
Saturday September 15: Borgeous, 10 pm-4 am

Rush Lounge at The Golden Nugget
Thursday September 13: Dane Anthony, 8 pm-12 am
Friday September 14: Ann Michal, 6-10 pm; Big Bang Baby, 10 pm-2 am
Saturday September 15: Bobby and Kit, 6-10 pm; LeCOMPT, 10 pm-2 am

Tango’s Lounge at Tropicana
Thursday September 13: Evolution X, 9 pm-1 am
Friday September 14: DJ Ralph, 11 pm-2:40 am
Saturday September 15: Ann Michal, 3-6:40 pm; The Loop, 7-10:40 pm; DJ Ralph, 11 pm-2:40 am
Sunday September 16: Funk Daddy, 8 pm-12 am

Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon
Friday September 14: Joe O’Brien, 9:30 pm
Saturday September 15:
 Nicki Sbaffoni, 9:30 pm

Kix McNutley's
Friday September 14: Ethan Haffert, 8 pm-12 am
Saturday September 15:
 Syd Kelly, 8 pm-12 am

The Ocean Drive
Friday September 14: Five Times Famous, 9 pm
Saturday September 15: The Benderz Duo, 9 pm

The Springfield Inn
Saturday September 15: Juliano Brothers, 2-6 pm

Windrift Hotel
Thursday September 13: Jim Bannach, 6 pm
Friday September 14: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; JJ Rupp Band, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar
Saturday September 15: Jim Bannach, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; Covert Pop, 9:30 on, Beach Bar
Sunday September 16: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge

Stone Harbor
Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina
Friday September 14: Wes Ochs, 7-10 pm
Saturday September 15:Ray McGeehan, 7-10 pm

Fred’s Tavern
Friday September 14: Bryen O’Boyle, 9 pm-1 am
Saturday September 15: Mike Beck, 9 pm-1 am


Dogtooth Bar & Grill
Friday September 14:DJ Denny Oh, 9 pm
Saturday September 15:Billy D Light, 9 pm

Cape May

Cabanas on the Beach
Friday September 14: Jay Laboy, 5-8 pm
Saturday September 15: Justin Steere, 5-8 pm; 52 Pickup, 10 pm

Mad Batter
Thursday September 13: Mike Flannigan, 7-10 pm
Friday September 14: Jim Doran, 7-10 pm
Saturday September 15:Dan Barry, 7-10 pm

The Rusty Nail
Thursday September 13: Gregg Carpenter, 4:30-8:30 pm
Friday September 14: Chad Morales Duo, 4:30-8:30 pm, The Patio
Saturday September 15: 
Mountain Towns, 8:30 pm-12:30 am

Congress Hall
Friday September 14: The Dane Anthony Band, 9:30 pm-1 am, The Boiler Room
Saturday September 15: Darin MacDonald, 8 pm-12 am, The Brown Room

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

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