Dining kicked up a notch:
The Reserve: Bally’s best restaurant, The Reserve, begins at The Preview Bar, where you can drink specialty cocktails and sample a tasty tapas menu. Enjoy surf and turf here, where local produce and a fancy evening on the town come together. Just remember to save some money for the tables. Sunday brunch is one of the best in the city, including buffet and an included tapas menu.
Arturo’s: With views of the Boardwalk and ocean, this elegant restaurant is perfect for the people-watcher in you. Enjoy fine Italian dining before hitting the nightlife scene. Just don’t tell your mom you like Arturo’s sauce more than her’s. She won’t like that.
Keep it casual dining: If there is one thing Bally’s has plenty of, it’s comfort food.
6ix, A Bistro: Come here for 24-hour dining, where rotisserie sandwiches will fill any stomach and homemade ice cream will cure all your late-night cravings. Be advised that you can’t fall asleep there after your meal.
Johnny Rockets: If something inexpensive is what you’re looking for, this may be the place for you in Bally’s. Enjoy typical diner food in a ’50s atmosphere, complete with fountain sodas, malt shakes and a jukebox. For just a nickel, Elvis can serenade you during your meal. Just don’t get too distracted or your friends may steal your fries.
Bagel & Doughnut Connection: This place has all the necessities to get a quick breakfast fix and start your day on the casino floor. Just remember, stacking a muffin in between two doughnuts does not make a sandwich.
Noodle Village: Get your fill of Chinese and Vietnamese dishes here. If you’re in the mood for more Asian than just food, it is located just across from the Baccarat Palace Asian gaming area.
Gold Tooth Gertie’s: Another breakfast option, Gold Tooth Gertie’s in Wild, Wild West also has pizza and sandwiches to keep you satisfied throughout the day. Everything is baked fresh daily, and you can also grab coffee, espresso, cappuccino or even hot chocolate to get your caffeine fix before hitting the tables. No discounts are given if you actually have gold teeth.
Harry’s Oyster Bar: One of the newer restaurants in Atlantic City, you have the chance to enjoy some outdoor dining here. Look for their specialty cocktail menu that changes seasonally, as well as happy hour specials and an eclectic menu full of seafood fare in a sports bar atmosphere. Oh, and they have pretty good oysters, too. From the Dougherty family of Knife & Fork and Dock’s Oyster House fame.
Nanking: The only Asian fusion restaurant in Atlantic City that blends Chinese, Thai and Indian under one roof, it’s the only place where you can get everything from dim sum to duck. Just try not to shout the word duck when you order it, or some people may end up on the floor to get out of the way of flying objects.
Sack O’ Subs: If sandwiches are what you’re craving, this Jersey Shore staple will keep you satisfied. Enjoy Italian meats and cold cuts in this cafe-style atmosphere. The best part is, they’re even open late to cure those late-night cravings after leaving the bar.
Walt’s Primo Pizza: Open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, you can fill up on thin-crust pizza after leaving the bar. Or better yet, grab a pizza and then head back to the 24-hour happy hour at Mountain Bar to party the rest of the morning.
Pickles: What better way to dine in Atlantic City than on the Boardwalk? At Pickles, you can get everything from warm brisket to surprisingly yummy stuffed cabbage. Oh, and, of course, a bowl of pickles for the table. Who would expect any less?
Philadelphia Soft Pretzel Factory: The best place to go for all your nuggets, pretzel dogs, dipping sauces, oh and pretzels, too! Just try not to get too much salt everywhere when you bring snacks back up to your room.
Ben 'N Jerry's: It's not really summer until you've had some Cherry Garcia, or at least some kind of ice cream, and this is one of the tastiest places in town.
Rita's Water Ice: The same tasty water ice you'd expect from Rita's everywhere, but conveniently located in a casino!
Wild About Wings: Before you get your drink on at Mountain Bar, head next door to this tiny eatery where you can get some tasty french fries, wings and other yummy bar food to absorb some of those shots you'll be downing.
Party all the time: Bally’s has an option for every type of party animal, including a 24-hour hot spot.
Bikini Beach Bar: You can enjoy live music and DJs. Check out the theme of the day before you go, in case you want to dress to match. Sample from the menu featuring everything from burgers to seafood. Just remember: the five-second rule doesn’t really apply in sand.
Blue Martini: Live music is played here differently than anywhere else in Atlantic City. The performance space is located directly behind the bar, so you never have to take your eyes off the show to order a drink. Enjoy the 66-foot-long ice rail along the bar to keep your drink cool. And if there name wasn’t enough of an indication, they also boast an extensive list of martinis that come in extra-large glasses.
Lobby Bar: If there was one thing you can never have enough of, it’s 24-hour bars. This lounge is the place to be if you’re looking for a laid-back place to mingle. Atlantic City Insiders are not responsible for anyone drinking for 24 hours straight at The Lobby Bar.
Preview Bar: Located at the front of The Reserve steakhouse, enjoy a tapas and specialty cocktail menu, plus a burger bar. It’s a good place to pregame or wind down after a crazy night in the Wild, Wild West.
Mountain Bar: Expect to have a wild time here in the Wild, Wild West casino, where happy hour lasts 24 hours. Get some entertainment when the Vixens dance on the bar, plus enjoy specials on shots and drinks all day long. But be careful, it’s easy to lose track of time at this nonstop party in the middle of the casino. You can even grab some cheap eats here.
Main Stage: If you’re in a western mood, mosey on over to the Main Stage at Wild, Wild West, where you can let loose and hold on for dear life on a mechanical bull ride on Fridays and Saturdays. Not sure where beer pong fits into a western, but tournaments are also held here for big cash prizes, so get that throwing hand ready! Plus, there’s always great live rock bands on weekends.
Shopping: Inside Bally’s you can find Studio, Park Place Jewelers, The Gift Shop and the Spa Pro Shop, among other selections. But you can also find The Pier Shops a short walk away to enjoy high-end designers. Click here to learn more about The Pier Shops (Link to blurb on shops under Caesars)
The Spa at Bally’s: Escape to this beautiful spa with multiple whirlpool tubs overlooking a giant pool on one side and views of the ocean on the other. Feel like you’re in your very own cabana. Atlantic City Insiders cannot promise a customized cabana boy to join you on your stay. Click here for 360 degree view of spa http://delivery.vrxstudios.com/50304/VirtualTours.htm?id_type=2&id=367787
Fitness Center: Work out in separate men’s and women’s fitness rooms, play on ping pong tables, racquetball and basketball courts and swim in the indoor pool. You don’t have to do it all, but at least pick one to work off all those cocktails from last night.
Belezza Salon: You say your straightener broke? And you forgot your makeup?? No need to worry. The salon can take care of these and other emergencies to get you ready for a night on the town. Besides hair and makeup, the facility also takes care of nails, waxing pampering techniques and more. There is also one located at Caesars.
Family Fun Center: So you have your reservations set for the spa, salon and dinner. You’re just forgetting one thing … the kids! Drop them off here, where they can play around in a full arcade and cash in tickets for prizes. Oh the joys of learning gambling early…
Catch a show:
Ocean Ballroom: Generally used as a large meeting space, the ballroom can seat 100-1,200 people and can even be divided in half. It works as a theater, school room and banquet and reception area.
Gaming: Bally’s has Simulcast wagering in Billy’s Poker Parlor on the 6th floor, where betters can see up to 32 tracks per day. The casino also features 138 table games, including 26 poker and 40 Blackjack tables, as well as more than 2,730 slot machines.