Come to wager, or start a rager.
The Party Pit at House of Blues is a large lounge area with gaming tables, a bar, dance floor and a stage where bands and DJs rock all partygoers every weekend. It is a combination of gambling and nightlife, with sexy dancers on platforms above the blackjack and roulette tables, moving to the music provided by some of the best cover bands and open-format disc jockeys the city has to offer.
Everyone’s invited to this party
Since it’s contiguous with the casino floor and adjacent to the escalator that leads to the House of Blues, The Party Pit attracts a diverse crowd on any given night. Patrons from 21 to 61 are equally likely to be acting wild on the dance floor or by the bar, wearing anything from T-shirts and jeans to dresses and sportcoats. No matter what, the space is welcoming to whomever.
Make it your post-concert pitstop
Most shows at the House of Blues inside Showboat Casino-Hotel end around midnight, so The Party Pit is a perfect place to drop by afterward if you don’t want the good times to end. In fact, concert nights are when the lounge is most packed, because the stream of people leaving down the escalator from a show often pass by, hear the DJ or cover band playing, and come over to check it out.
It is its own concert space
The stage here will occasionally host acts that would have been able to fill the House of Blues years ago but have not churned out as much chart-topping material as they once did. Acts including Alien Ant Farm, Candlebox, Everlast, Gin Blossoms, Filter, Fuel and former Live lead singer Ed Kowalczyk, all of whom were most popular 10 to 20 years ago, have played free shows here during the last couple years. They are definitely worth seeing if you never got a chance to in their heyday.
Keep it on your calendar
While regularly open only Fridays and Saturdays, The Party Pit is liable to open on Sundays during special three-day holiday weekends and midweek for events such as Halloween. Make sure to monitor AtlanticCityInsiders.com to see what they’re planning and when.