An assemblage of ornate Middle Eastern- and Indian-inspired decor, with Persian rugs, Buddhist sculptures and original artwork, makes The Foundation Room in Showboat’s House of Blues like nothing else in Atlantic City. But people don’t go there at night to meditate — they go to celebrate as DJs fill the dance floor with energy every weekend.
It’s the home of reincarnated night owls
The Foundation Room is becoming best known for its after-hours parties on Saturdays when it’s open until 6 a.m. The party likely won’t peak until past 1 a.m., as people show up after seeing a concert, after getting bored of another club or just after an extended pregame in their hotel room.
Breathe in the fresh air — and some hookah smoke
The Ocean Terrace at the club is one of the coolest outdoor locations in the city, with a balcony overlooking the boardwalk and ocean, its own DJ on summer nights and couches and tables where people can relax. The terrace also offers a menu of premium cigars and hookahs.
Reserve your own private temple
There are 15 different “Prayer Rooms,” which are actually their own lavish rooms in the venue, each behind a big wooden door and filled with plush couches and exotic ornamentation. The rooms also have their own TVs and private sound systems that allow each group to plug in their own mobile device to play their own mix. Each room is a little different, and the largest can fit up to 35 people.
Feed the body before indulging the soul
The Foundation Room’s back area is a dining room with an eclectic dinner menu and tapas offerings that show influences from Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim. Just like the rest of the space, intimate booths, rich mahogany and dim lights set the mood. The dining room opens at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.