A.C. Now: Last Hurrah for Beach Drinks


Sure, you’ll plan to come back for a weekend or two in the next couple of months. But then there’ll be the football game. Or that wedding. Or the leafy yard. Face it: This might as well be your last weekend down the shore: Hit the best of A.C.’s al fresco watering holes. (Before it’s Thanksgiving.)

Best of the Bay

The Deck at Trump Marina
Huron and Brigantine Avenue, 609-441-2000; trumpmarina.com
If you remember Mick as a girlish boy or once took White Snake seriously, you’ll love to relive your glory days at The Donald’s dockside delight, located on the marina side of the entry. Go for the cold Coors Lights. Go for the grilled burgers. Go to discover the post-50 meet market.

Back Bay Ale House
800 North New Hampshire Avenue, 609-449-0006; backbayalehouse.com
Mason jars of margaritas and a pretty upstairs balcony overlooking the bay are the attractions of this charming bayside pub. The free and ample parking isn’t bad, either.

Best of the Beach

Bally’s Bikini Bar
Park Place and Boardwalk, 609-340-2000; caesars.com
Dude. This is totally the place to start the bachelor party before noon. The drinks are strong. The dance floor is small. The servers wear string bikinis.

The Beach Bar at Trump Plaza
Mississippi and the Boardwalk, 800-677-7378; trumpplaza.com
The biggest of the beach bars has its own grill, an oxygen bar, and cover bands that, believe it or not, have a following.

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