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 Bar and Restaurant
Saturday September 22: Jimmy Brogan Band, 10 pm

The Gateway
Friday September 21: Robb Connolly, 8 pm-12 am
Saturday September 22: No Clue, 8 pm-12 am

Nardi’s Tavern
Thursday September 20: Pasta and Sinatra, 5-9 pm
Friday September 21: Todd Meredith, 5-9 pm; Nowhere Slow, 10 pm
Saturday September 22: Jimmy Brogan, 5-9 pm; Gas Station Disco, 10 pm

Atlantic City
Gypsy Bar at The Borgata
Thursday September 20: Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, 10 pm
Friday September 21: Flowers For Taco, 7pm; Steal The Sky, 11 pm
Saturday September 22: Stealing Savannah, 7 pm; My Hero Zero, 11 pm
Sunday September 23: Liquid A, 8:30 pm

Haven Nightclub at The Golden Nugget
Thursday September 20: DJ Beatbreaker with DJ B. Mills, 11 pm-4 am
Friday September 21: Breathe Carolina with DJ Chris Levine, 11 pm-4 am
Saturday September 22: Tritonal, 10 pm-4 am

Rush Lounge at The Golden Nugget
Thursday September 20: Dane Anthony, 8 pm-12 am
Friday September 21: Ken Shiles and CiBon, 6-10 pm; Big City, 10 pm-2 am
Saturday September 22: Big Daddy Duo, 6-10 pm; Audio Riot, 10 pm-2 am

Tango’s Lounge at Tropicana
Thursday September 20: The Loop, 8 pm-12 am
Friday September 21: Marquee, 7-10:30 pm; DJ Ralph, 11 pm-2:40 am
Saturday September 22: Ann Michal, 3-6:40 pm; Marquee, 7-10:40 pm; DJ Ralph, 11 pm-2:40 am
Sunday September 23: The Loop, 8 pm-12 am

Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon
Friday September 21: Shaun Durnin, 9:30 pm
Saturday September 22:
 Nicki Sbaffoni, 9:30 pm

Kix McNutley's
Friday September 21: Dean Dunlevy, 8 pm-12 am
Saturday September 22:
 Syd Kelly, 8 pm-12 am

The Ocean Drive
Friday September 21: Five Times Famous, 9 pm
Saturday September 22: Tom Brett Duo, 5-9:30 pm; High Five Swan Dive, 9 pm

The Springfield Inn
Saturday September 22: Juliano Brothers, 2-6 pm

Windrift Hotel
Thursday September 20: Jim Bannach, 6 pm
Friday September 21: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; Cover Pop, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar
Saturday September 22: Jim Bannach, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2; Late Last Night, 9:30 on, Beach Bar
Sunday September 23: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2

Stone Harbor
Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina
Friday September 21: Wes Ochs, 7-10 pm
Saturday September 22:Matt Adams, 7-10 pm

Fred’s Tavern
Friday September 21: Dean Dunlevy, 9 pm-1 am
Saturday September 22: The Seabillys, 9 pm-1 am


Dogtooth Bar & Grill
Friday September 21:DJ Denny Oh, 9 pm
Saturday September 22:Birmingham Six, 9 pm

Cape May

Cabanas on the Beach
Friday September 21: Burn Moore, 5-8 pm
Saturday September 22: Joey Denoble, 5-8 pm; The Credibles, 10 pm
Sunday September 23: Justin Lampe, 5-8 pm

Mad Batter
Thursday September 20: Andy Reeves, 7-10 pm
Friday September 21: Greg Carpenter, 7-10 pm
Saturday September 22:Les DeRose, 7-10 pm

The Rusty Nail
Thursday September 20: Gregg Carpenter, 4:30-8:30 pm
Saturday September 22: Andy Reeves, 4:30-8:30 pm, The Patio; The Knockers, 8:30 pm-12:30 am
Sunday September 23: Wesley Ochs, 12-4 pm, The Patio

Congress Hall
Thursday September 20: Matt DiVenti, 7-11 pm, The Brown Room
Friday September 21: The Dane Anthony Band, 9:30 pm-1 am, The Boiler Room
Saturday September 22: The Billy D Light Trio, 9:30 pm-1 am, The Boiler Room
Sunday September 23: Aaron Burgos, 7-11 pm, The Brown Room

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

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