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Find Your Happy Place at Atlantic City's Happy Hours

Get to The Continental for happy hour between 4pm and 7pm Sunday through Friday and enjoy an Astronaut, Melon Drop, Champagne-o-Rama, and other signature cocktails for a mere $5.

Happy hour devotees searching for “five o’clock somewhere” can find it everywhere and any time in Atlantic City. Any hour of the day or night, visitors can unwind in upscale casino bars with sweeping ocean views, stylish restaurants where celebrity chefs whip up scrumptious bar bites or casual local spots serving home style favorites. And because there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing, a number of spots offer happy hour specials several times a day, including the wee small hours for the super late-night crowd.

Here are a few spots around Atlantic City where special pricing on cocktails, beer, wine and food make happy hour a little happier:

In the Casinos

  • No matter when you arrive at the Mountain Bar in Bally’s, you’ll be just in time for happy hour. The fun runs round the clock with $2 and $3 beers, mechanical bull rides, arcade games and when things get really wild, the Wild West Vixens hop on the bar and entertain the crowd with their choreographed dancing. All day, every day. 1900 Pacific Avenue, (609) 340-2000
  • Seven is the lucky number during Izakaya Mondays where just about everything on the menu is $7. Nosh on their special sushi rolls including spicy crunchy tuna or escabeche. Nibble on fish tacos, lobster fritters or other appetizers. Savor slowly grilled robatayaki. Or sip a carafe of sake or a specialty cocktail. The modern Japanese spot in the Borgata serves it all for only $7. 1 Borgata Way, (609) 317-1000
  • Bar 12-21 features a happy hour with all the sophistication and style that is the hallmark of Morton’s Steakhouse at Caesars. From 5pm to 6:30pm and again from 9:30pm to 11pm, choose from the legendary restaurant’s Bar Bites menu with petite filet mignon sandwiches, blue cheese steak fries, tuna tacos and other favorites ready to nibble with prices as low as $6. 2100 Pacific Avenue, (609) 449-1034
  • Unwind in swanky surroundings at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse in the Golden Nugget. Take a seat at the bar between 4pm and 7pm and enjoy happy hour by the numbers. Order $1 oysters on the half shell, $2 shrimp, $3 artisan cheese boards, $4 domestic beers, $5 specialty and imported beers, $6 shrimp and tenderloin skewers, $7 steak tartare and other treats. Huron and Brigantine Boulevard, (609) 441-8355
  • Almost every hour at Tropicana Casino & Resort is a happy one with each restaurant and bar offering specials. At Cuba Libre happy hour is Caippy Hour where the after-work gang can enjoy a wide range of Picadas and share $5 shrimp ceviche, Mama Amelia’s empanadas, barrio chino wings and other snacks. The $5 Caipirinha selections, $4 wines and sangrias and seasonal specialties make this a top choice for happy hour aficionados. Nosh on half-price Prime Bites® at the bar at The Palm from 5pm to 7pm Monday through Friday and 4pm to 7pm on Sundays. For a more casual gathering, head to A Dam Good Sports Bar where $5 gets a 40 oz. beer. Hungry? From 4pm to 6pm and 10:30pm to midnight score drinks and food for only $5 at the Broadway Burger Bar. Tango’s has guests dancing with glee over the $2 drafts, $4 wines and $5 well drinks served daily between 4pm and 7pm. Click on the link above to check out all the happy hours at Tropicana. 2831 Boardwalk, (800) 345-8767
  • Rock out at happy hour at the Hard Rock Café at Hard Rock Hotel Casino. Music fans can sidle up to the bar (or the patio overlooking the Boardwalk during warmer months) from 11am to 4pm Monday through Friday, and choose from a wide array of cocktails including a Bahama Mama, Gold Margarita, Hurricane, Southern Rock, Purple Haze, sangrias, or buckets of Coronitas for $5. Beer drinkers can pick up a Bud for only $3 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, (609) 441-0007

The Playground at Caesars

  • Have $5? That’s all you need for happy hour at Buddakan. The menu is top-notch. Nibble on edamame ravioli, Szechuan pork dumplings, their signature Zen-ful donuts and other appetizers and then top off the evening with beer, wine, sake and a selection of their specialty cocktails. The Pier Shops at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, (609) 674-0100
  • Get to The Continental for happy hour between 4pm and 7pm Sunday through Friday and enjoy an Astronaut, Melon Drop, Champagne-o-Rama, and other signature cocktails for a mere $5. When accompanied by $5 hummus, Thai chicken skewers, tasty apple spring rolls and other scrumptious apps, who needs all the other hours in the day. The Pier Shops at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, (609) 674-8300
  • Slide into the evening during Happy Hour at Phillips’ Seafood featuring crab sliders, buffalo shrimp and other discounted appetizers. Beer, wine and cocktails are also served at budget-friendly prices. The fun happens between 4pm – 7pm Tuesday through Friday. The Pier Shops at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, (609) 348-2273
  • Cozy up to the bar at Souzai Sushi between 4pm – 6pm Monday through Friday and take in the ocean views while sipping $1 hot sake, noshing on discounted spicy crispy shrimp roll, California rolls and other sushi treats or downing $5 fireball shots or Tsingtao Sake Bombs. The Pier Shops at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, (609) 348-4443

Around Town

  • Ducktown Tavern is the kind of place where everybody knows your name. No wonder. Three different Happy Hours 11am – 1pm, 4pm – 7pm weekdays and, for the late-night crowd 3am – 5am, feature discounted drinks. And with more than two dozen TV screens the big games are always on. 2400 Atlantic Avenue, (609) 449-1212
  • Mark your calendars for Thursdays. That’s when LandShark Bar & Grill, the only year-round full-service bar and restaurant on the sand side of the Boardwalk, serves up $5 Who’s to Blame Margaritas and Euphoria Daiquiris and $3 and $4 wines and beers. Happy Hour runs from 5 to 7pm. Resorts Hotel Casino, 1133 Boardwalk, (609) 431-4120
  • It’s no wonder locals head to the Wonder Bar to wind down. During happy hour you can sip $5 margaritas and martinis, $4 house wine and nosh on wings and Philly cheesesteak spring rolls and other snacks in a casual atmosphere with water views. 3701 Sunset Avenue, (609) 344-8888
  • Nothing says happy hour like a frosty Margarita, and at $4 after-work revelers can happily and thriftily indulge in the iconic cocktail at Los Amigos. The colorful Mexican spot also offers savings on wines and the beer of the month Sunday – Friday from 4pm to 7pm, 1926 Atlantic Avenue, (609) 344-2293