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Best Bars for Live Music

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Best Bars for Live Music

AC has an impressive line-up of big-name concerts, but what if it’s Friday night, you’re ticketless, and simply need to feel the reverb of a live set? Just head downstairs to these casino bars, where everyone from twangy country acoustic acts to high-energy rock bands fill the space with energy and excitement.


Bikini Beach Bar
Bally’s, 1900 Pacific Ave.

As soon as the summer season kicks in, this sun-loving bar comes alive. But it’s not just waterside lounging and frozen margaritas – although that’s plenty of reason to nab a table! Nearly every afternoon and well into the night the atmosphere is turned up by party bands taking the stage and getting the crowd dancing. Check out the Bally’s website for the monthly schedule of bands playing.  MORE...


Gypsy Bar

Borgata, 1 Borgata Way

Need a little extra something to encourage some moves on the dance floor? Head to this sultry spot in the Borgata for an experience in gourmet tequila. Browse the massive menu, pick your poison, and enjoy. Then get out there thanks to the daily live music sets for the region’s most popular cover bands, strumming up everything from the latest top 10 hits to classics you grew up with.  MORE...


Rush Lounge
Golden Nugget Casino, 1 Castle Blvd.

Whether you hear the tunes coming from this relaxing space off the gaming floor and follow them in or make it your Friday evening destination, you’ll find plenty to keep you in Rush Lounge. Enjoy bottle service, bar-top video poker, and a line-up of daily bands and DJs that keep the tempo up and the fun going strong. Check the site for the monthly schedule.   MORE...


Mountain Bar
Bally’s, 1900 Pacific Ave.

Ready to get a little bit country? Enjoy the rustic décor, classic drinks, and, yes, mechanical bull that make this bar a must-try spot for some late night antics, but be sure to stick around for the show. Tipping their hat to Coyote Ugly, the Wild West Vixens turn the bar top into their stage, then hand it over to a steady stream of cover bands and up-and-coming country artists. Check out the Bally’s website for the monthly schedule of bands on deck.   MORE...