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Long Beach Island Nightlife

Long Beach Island, or LBI, affectionately known by locals and visitors, is renowned for its white sandy beaches, charming seaside towns, and laid-back coastal vibe. As the sun dips below the horizon, you can opt for a quiet evening through moonlit strolls along the shore. But if you’re feeling adventurous and prefer to witness another side of LBI, go out and experience its vibrant nightlife! Sip on tropical cocktails, enjoy the sea breeze, and dance to the beats of lively music. You’ll find beachfront bars, cozy pubs, and happy hours on every corner. Explore the after-dark adventures and enjoy the carefree spirit that captures the essence of island life.

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529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

This inclusive space boasts a stage hosting national touring bands and DJs while providing a platform for local talents. Their new Velvet Lounge offers a VIP bottle service area for the ultimate club night experience. Enjoy free entry, a dedicated server, and a great view of all the action with up to five friends.

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7908 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

This family-owned establishment serves a rotating menu of artisan pizzas, house-made pasta, and dishes made from organic ingredients and sustainably caught fish. Whether looking for a cozy evening with friends or intimate celebrations, this restaurant in Long Beach Island offers a relaxed setting and even features happy hour specials.

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100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Black Whale Bar & Fish House is more than just a corner bar; it’s a hub for great drinks and fantastic seafood. From craft cocktails to Fred’s Beer Can Stash, this spot has a variety of beverages to complement its seafood dishes. They also feature live music three nights a week during the summer, supporting local musicians and enhancing the overall dining experience.

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13211 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

A relatively newcomer on the Long Beach Island bar scene, Delaware Avenue Oyster House offers a wide selection of craft beers with 12 on tap. You’ll also find a full raw bar and an array of sandwiches and tapas bites.

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4401 Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach, NJ 08008

Daddy O is a multifaceted venue offering a restaurant, bar, and hotel. While prices might be higher, the combination of swift and friendly service, delectable, well-presented dishes, and a NYC restaurant vibe makes it a cherished LBI hangout. 

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19 E 13th Street in Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Hudson House Bar, affectionately known as “The Hud,” is a hidden gem in LBI’s nightlife scene. This hole-in-the-wall pub is known for its solid and expansive cocktail menu, ensuring a fantastic selection. Whether it’s the weekdays or lively Fridays, the parties here never seem to end, making it a trendy destination.

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2002 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

Experience fantastic live music, delectable cuisine, and mouthwatering cocktails in a vibrant shore bar setting. Adjacent to the establishment is an outdoor beach yard boasting a tiki bar, dining tables, and a stage where LBI’s finest acoustic performers take the spotlight.

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11801 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, NJ 08008

Being here is like attending a pop concert on Long Beach Island. This hotspot regularly hosts LBI’s top cover bands, providing an evening filled with great music and a lively atmosphere. And the best part? You won’t have to worry about getting home safely after a night of festivity, as Nardi’s Pink Party Bus, a courtesy service, is there to take you home.

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1500 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, NJ 08008

The menu offers burgers, wings, and seafood dishes. If you prefer indoor dining, you’ll find a welcoming space with a full bar, nine HD TVs, and plenty of tables. Additionally, live acoustic music enhances the vibrant atmosphere of this establishment

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830 N Bay Ave #23, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Their 15 Barrel production brewery is on the bayfront, offering incredible views. It caters to surfers, watermen and summertime guests! You can enjoy their creation year-round; when the weather allows, you can savor them in beer gardens.

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200 E 24th St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

While many places on the island offer weekend entertainment, this hotel is a standout venue that takes the crown for hosting live music. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after a day at the beach, grab a happy hour drink at their bar, and savor the sounds of live tunes. Try their world-famous Bloody Mary and enjoy the nightly melodies!

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13201 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, NJ 08008

Experience the relaxed vibe of LBI, where nightly entertainment brings joys of great music, delicious seafood, and fantastic company. The lineup spans everything from reggae to rock, promising good vibes and a memorable time.

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1302 Long Beach Boulevard in Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ

The Arlington is a vibrant taproom and gastropub rolled into one. Its happy hours are a local favorite, offering craft beers and a fresh and locally sourced American menu. With tasty food and a lovely ambiance, The Arlington stands out as LBI’s answer to the gastropub scene.

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227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

Open year-round, The Gateway, a family-owned establishment since 1940, offers live entertainment, delectable dishes, and a laid-back ambiance. It features a well-attended bar, comfortable lounge, booth, and table seating.

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2 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

This downtown Long Beach nightlife establishment rolls out Happy Hour from 3-6 PM. Get on a flavorful journey with their rotating selection of draft beers sourced from micro and craft breweries nationwide. You can also dance the night away with some of the Jersey Shore’s best DJs with themed parties like Teen Nights.

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350 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

The Rooftop offers handcrafted cocktails and awe-inspiring, unobstructed bay views. Savor the sunset on the top deck while unwinding in one of the comfortable outdoor lounges.

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10 S Atlantic Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

This is the hottest spot for daytime and nighttime entertainment. Head over to the oceanfront Tiki Bar for the ultimate pool party experience, featuring bands that’ll have you on your feet. And when the sun goes down, continue the fun in the nightclub in Long Beach, where you can dance to the greatest bands and DJs at the Jersey shore.

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101 Southwest Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

You’ll find craft beer, a gastro-pub-inspired menu, and a unique nautical-themed space at this lively establishment. The fully covered Outside Deck is the perfect spot with the best bay views, offering seating for 45 or hosting cocktail parties for up to 60 guests. Moreover, they offer weekly live music entertainment to enhance your dining experience.

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