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    WHO ARE THEY: The Royals Burlesque show features Philadelphia drag queen celebrity Brittany Lynn and her Royal Court which consists of buff male performers. Lynn is the creator of Philadelphia’s Drag Mafia, a show which had an impressive 10-year run at several nightlife venues. She also hosted a show in the Studio Six nightclub and at Resorts Casino Hotel’s ProBar. Philadelphia City Paper declared her the “Hardest Working Drag Queen.”

    Brittany Lynn

    WHO ARE THEY: Based out of Branson, Mo., The Cat’s Pajamas are a five-piece vocal harmony group founded by Brian Skinner that has toured the world, making a name for themselves over the course of the past seven years. The group appeared on the third season of “The Sing-Off” and didn’t take home the crown, but they didn’t let that dissuade them and they’ve managed to achieve success on their own since then. The Cat's Pajamas performed on cruise ships and at the Music City Centre Theatre in Branson, attracting a loyal following.

    The Cat's Pajamas

    WHAT IS IT: Created by Atlantic City-based producer Allen Valentine, The Curious Show is a production that includes talented aerialists, jugglers, comedians, contortionists, hand balancers and production show dancers.  

    The Curious Show

    WHO ARE THEY: The Real Men of Scores is a male revue that is featured exclusively at the Blue Velvet Theater in Scores Atlantic City. The Theater has two stages, a full bar, tableside seating, cocktail and bottle service.

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    The Real Men of Scores

    1 Bungalow is one part Miami, one part Ibiza. With its crisp, white beach umbrellas and sleek yet comfy lounge chairs, Bungalow Beach Bar, located at the beach at California Avenue, makes you feel as if you’re in Miami or even relaxing on the shores of Ibiza. The setting, complete with a multitude of palm trees gently swaying in the salty breeze, is as chill as you can get in A.C. But come nighttime, it’s a different scene, as Bungalow turns into a very chic nightclub. With two levels on which to party, plus a great dance floor, this Mediterranean-style bar and restaurant is a stylish standout among all of the Key West-type beach bars around town.



    Comedy Clubs

    1 Cuba Libre has a brand new cool little “outside” bar called The Shack. OK, so The Shack is not exactly “outside,” but it is outside of Cuba Libre — right next to the IMAX Theater in The Quarter at Tropicana, in fact. It was designed to look like a beach bar in Old Havana — which is perfect for The Quarter, since that is the overall decor theme there. It’s only opened on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to close (generally 4 a.m.), but they have a neat laid-back seating area where you can nosh on empanadas or chill with a frozen mojito or frozen sangria ($8.25 each), which are served in adorable branded coconuts. You can even stroll around The Quarter with your coconut concoction.

    Cuba Libre


    Comedy Clubs

    1 Back Bay Ale House still likes to focus on beer. Back Bay Ale House opened in 2003 as just that — an ale house. While its focus is more than just beer these days, they still take pride in serving some of the best beers out there . You’ll find names such as Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, Allagash White, Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale, Guinness and Back Bay Sunset Ale.

    Back Bay

    1 Golden Nugget Atlantic City has two fabulous outdoor party scenes — The Deck and H2O Pool + Bar. The former is a terrific spot to pull your boat up to and enjoy lunch and a cocktail or beer. It’s incredibly colorful with bright, cheerily hued umbrellas in blue, red and green and an enviable view of the marina. The latter is more of a daylife scene for relaxing with the beautiful people. It’s littered with sleek lounge chairs and chic cabanas in warm reds, oranges and yellows. Cabanas, which have their own TVs and refrigerators, can be rented for the day or week — price upon request. On Saturdays and Sundays at H2O you’ll find the hottest local DJs such as Chris Devine.

    The Deck

    1 The world’s top DJs play here. Some of the biggest names in the music world — when it comes to disc jockeys, at least — play at HQ Beach Club. We’re talking names such as American-born Armand Van Helden, Steve Aoki and Kaskade; Dutch DJs Sander van Doorn and Tiesto; Tommy Trash from Australia and so many more. The DJs get propped up in their own booth and spin international electronic music from a state-of-the-art sound system with an equally high-tech LED screen. DJs generally begin to spin in the mid-afternoon and go until whenever the party stops.

    HQ Beach Club

    1 It’s a beach bar that’s open 365 days a year. There aren’t too many beach bars in Atlantic City that remain open year-round. But Landshark Bar & Grill in front of Resorts Casino Hotel does. With a full-service outdoor bar, cornhole games and a gas fire pit, you can bring your own beach chair and enjoy a cocktail in the sand any time of the year. It’s also a fully functioning enclosed bar and restaurant with a covered deck. So you can stay warm in the offseason, but still go outside for photo ops if you want — even in the colder weather. In fact, this past winter Landshark was packed with wanna-be photogs who just had to capture an image of the winter’s main attraction — snow on the sand.

    Landshark Bar & Grill

    1 They have about 10,000 square feet of sand. What makes Bar Anticipation Beach Bar (commonly referred to as Bar A) at Trump Plaza different from other beach bars, is that they have roughly 10,000 square feet of sand and palm trees — making it the largest beach bar in A.C., at about twice the size of the second biggest. You feel as if you’re in an island oasis. The place is loaded with ample seating from an assortment of beach and lounge chairs, as well as adirondacks. So you can literally sit in the sand and view the ocean as their wait staff serves you beachy favorites such as grilled fish tacos ($15), which are three flour tortillas filled with grilled ahi tuna, shredded cabbage, tomato, avocado and wasabi, or the “Bar A” Burger ($11), which is 8 ounces of chopped sirloin topped with sauteed onions, tomatoes, lettuce, bacon and American cheese.

    Bar A Beach Bar

    1 They focus on “daylife” — not nightlife. The overall theme at Cabana Club at The Chelsea is to celebrate “daylife,” not nightlife. The pool at Cabana Club is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, but the party really gets kicking on Saturdays and Sundays when the DJ spins noon to 5 p.m. DJs who perform at this “day club” include regional favorites DJ Sinatra, DJ Dramatic and DJ Vito G. This is a 21 or older pool with a top-notch club vibe. If nightlife is more your thing though, you can rent out the space any evening for your private party.

    Cabana Club at The Chelsea Hotel

    1) It’s A.C.’s only oceanfront “ultra lounge.” The Deck at Scores, which opened for the season at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort earlier this month, is Atlantic City’s only oceanfront “ultra lounge.” The decor is done in a Miami-esque motif, with plush couches and chairs, rich colors, a sleek bar and unending ocean views. It’s an upscale lounge where by day you’ll find guests dropping in from the beach dressed in swimsuits and flip-flops, but at night, they’re dressed to impress. It’s also one of A.C.’s only lounges that’s open seven days a week — all day and all night, as the hours generally range from noon till at least 4 a.m.

    ATS/The Deck at Scores

    They have happy hour five days a week, including a special “Wine Down Wednesday.”

    Bar One

    When Kelsey and Kimberly Jackson opened Kelsey’s Atlantic City in December 2012, they were filling a void in A.C.


    The Scores Atlantic City complex just got a lot sexier … and more theatrical, too.

    Real Men of Scores

    Mountain Bar is more than a bar — it’s part of a huge entertainment complex.

    Mountain Bar

    After a long and frigid winter, we’ve finally made it to the home stretch of the most highly anticipated season at the Jersey Shore.

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    Back Bay Ale House

    Two beloved works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — a favorite wind concerto and one of his most famous symphonies — will be featured in the next Bay-Atlantic Symphony performance 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box.

    Bay Atlantic Symphony

    Chris “CT” Tamburello from the MTV reality series “The Challenge” hosted his own birthday party at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort on Saturday, the night after hip-hop and reggaeton star Noreaga performed there.

    Chris "CT" Tamburello hosted at The Pool After Dark, Harrah's

    If you’re a fan of Boogie Nights at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, you are used to hearing the best songs from the ’70s and ’80s. Well, if you’re a fan of the ’90s, you are now in luck as the club is encouraging people to dust off their skorts, Hammer pants and grunge flannel to party on Thursdays, which is ’90s night.

    Boogie Nights

    Kacie McDonnell, a reporter and anchor for Fox29 Philly, checked out “The Magic of Rob Lake” show at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort last week. Accompanied by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Aaron Murray, McDonnell was spontaneously picked by Lake to join him on stage for an illusion, and Lake says he had no idea who she was when he chose her.

    Kacie McDonnell

    If you’re into yoga, the next time you are in Atlantic City, you probably want to stay at the Golden Nugget.


    WHAT IS IT: The Burlesque Show is a production at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa which offers up a tribute of sorts to the burlesque style of the 1940s. The show debuted at Borgata last summer and features entertainers from around the globe in vaudeville skits and provocative dances.

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    The Burlesque Show

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