Inside Going Out
April is officially upon us with spring weather blossoming in Ocean City, making it perfect for boaters to take a spin and cast a few fishing lines.
What is even more awesome is now you can tie up your boat to a dockside bar that is open such as M.R. Ducks, located on Talbot Street, Sunset Grille and Teasers, in West Ocean City and Fish Tales Bar and Grill, 21st Street, which will have its opening party on Wednesday, April 12.
If you have a boat and you’re trying to impress a new someone, what greater way than to go fishing and grab a few drinks. Don’t forget to snap a few photos while on the boat because maybe this year you will hook a better catch.
Friday, April 7, Lu’s Labs, a rescue for Labrador Retrievers will host a fundraiser at Cork Bar, located on Wicomico Street, at 7 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, silent and Chinese auctions. Contact Julie Long at OCJulie2@yahoo.com for more information.
Ocean City Fish Company, on Harbor Road in West Ocean City, will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 12, benefitting the Atlantic General Campaign for the Future. From 4-9 p.m., 20 percent of all checks will be donated to the cause.
The Big Easy on 60, 60th Street, offers happy hour daily, including $5 frozen drinks, crushes and import beers, $3.50 rails/ house wines, $3 domestic beer and $2 off specialty cocktails. Food specials include $6 appetizers. For more, visit www.TheBigEasyon60.com.
BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street, has happy hour 4-7 p.m. at the bar only. Drink specials include $2.25 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Natural Light cans, $1.75 domestic mug and $3 pint drafts, $3.25 domestic bottles, $3.50 premium beer and rail beverages, $4.25 house wine and $4.50 import beer.
Happy hour food includes pork barbecue sliders, $7.99, and hot fingers with fries, $5.99.
This Friday, catch Thin Ice at 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 8 hear Over Time at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, listen to Monkee Paw at 5 p.m. for the happy hour party.
Bourbon Street on the Beach, 116th Street, offers happy hour 3-7 p.m. daily, which includes $2 Natural Light, $2.50 drafts, $3.50 rail drinks, $5 house wine and margaritas and $6 hurricanes and crushes. Food specials include $1 oysters, $8 char grilled oysters, $9 wings and $8 half-pound burgers.
Friday, April 7 hear Reform School, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, catch Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, enjoy the Baltimore Boyz, 6-9 p.m. Every Wednesday come out to Bourbon Street for open mic from 8-11 p.m. Thursday, hear Chris Button and Dave Sherman, 7-10 p.m.
To make a reservation, call 443-664-2896.
Captain’s Table, 15th Street, is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Monday through Saturday breakfast is served 7-11:30 a.m. Sunday, breakfast is offered 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, indulge in $3 Bloody Mary’s and mimosas.
Dinner and lite fare starts at 5 p.m. daily. Happy hour is 5-7 p.m. Drink specials include $1.50 Miller Lite drafts, $1 off house wines and premium rail cocktails. Enjoy music by Phil Perdue on the piano this Friday and Saturday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. To make reservations, call 410-289-7192.
Clarion, 101st Street, offers several dining and nightlife options.
At Horizon’s Oceanfront Restaurant, receive 50 percent off dinner menu entrées, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 30 percent off from 5-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, enjoy a breakfast buffet from 7-10:30 a.m. The cost is $11.95 for adults, $8.95 for children ages 4-12, and 3 and younger are free. Sunday, indulge in a deluxe breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for children.
Breakers Pub offers happy hour daily from 4-7 p.m. Drink specials include $2.30 select drafts, $2.90 domestic beers, rail drinks and house wines and $3.85 margaritas.
Live entertainment this weekend will be provided by Power Play on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. DJ Dusty spins 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. both nights. Wednesday, April 12, hear Bryan Clark, 6-9 p.m. To make reservations, call 410-524-3535.
Coins Restaurant and Pub, 28th Street, offers happy hour daily, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include domestic drafts, $2; domestic bottles, $2.75; and rail drinks/chardonnay/cabernet for $3.50. Food specials include a quarter-pound hot dog, $2; 12 steamed clams/wings, $6; and mussels, $7.
Enjoy half-price entrées Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5-9 p.m. For a full menu visit, www.coinspuboc.com.
The Cove at Ocean Pines, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, is closed Monday through Wednesday and reopens at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.
Friday, April 7, catch Full Circle 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday, April 8, hear Smooth and Remy at 8 p.m.
Brunch begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Try the Cove’s new plated menu featuring traditional favorites.
Thursday, trivia night begins at 6 p.m., with signups starting at 5:30 p.m. For more, visit www.oceanpines.org.
Crab Bag, 130th Street, opens at 11 a.m. year-round. It offers all-day super happy hour with drink specials that include $1.50 domestic drafts, $2 rails and domestic bottles, $3.50 wines by the glass, $3.95 32-ounce mini pitchers, $4.95 Bloody Mary’s and $5.95 orange crushes.
Food specials include $6.95 cracklin kielbasa; $7.95 smokehouse chili dog, chicken sandwich, one-third rack baby back ribs, or smoke house cheese fries; and $8.95 half-pound cheeseburger.
For more specials, call 410-250-3337.
Fager’s Island, 60th Street, offers daily lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Enjoy “Island Time,” Tuesday through Sunday, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $5 crushes, martinis and Fager’s Island wines, two-for-one rail drinks, domestic beers and Coronas.
Friday, April 7, catch DJ Hook spinning on the deck at 9 p.m., then hear The Jump Off playing on stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, see DJ Groove spin on the deck at 9 p.m., then head inside to listen to Crushing Day on stage at 9:30 p.m.
To view everything going on at Fager’s, visit www.Fagers.com.
Fish Tales, 21st Street, opens at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12 for the 2017 season. For more information, visit www.ocfishtales.com.
Fox’s Pizza Den, located in the Harris Teeter Shopping Plaza, Route 54, offers locals’ dine-in only specials.
Monday starting at 4 p.m., enjoy a prime rib dinner for $13. Tuesday, stop in for half-price pizza, and Wednesday, get your taste buds ready for $10 parmesan night. Thursday is “Lucky Burger” night for $7.77, which includes a half-pound Angus burger. Friday, have fish and chips for $10.
Come in for happy hour with drink specials until 6 p.m. that include $3 domestic drafts and rails, $4 house wines and $5 orange crushes. For more, call 302-436-FOXS (3697).
Frog Bar and Grill, Inlet Village, will be open Friday through Sunday at 11 a.m. Drink specials include six pony bottle buckets of Corona, Bud, Bud Light and Miller Lite for $9.99. Frog shooters will be available all day for $3.
To hear what else is new, call 410-289-3764.
Guido’s Burritos, 33rd Street, is open Thursday through Sunday. Every Thursday night enjoy drink specials including $2 select beers, bombs and tequila during its “Bombs Away” party with DJ Papi Roisterous at 9 p.m. To view the menu and other specials, visit www.guidosburritos.com.
Harborside Bar & Grill, 12841 S. Harbor Rd. West Ocean City, offers happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drink specials include $2 rails and domestic beer bottle/drafts and $5.50 orange crushes. Food specials include $5.99 buffalo wings/pound of steamed shrimp, $7.99 bowl of garlic mussels and two dozen steamed clams for $12.99.
Friday, April 7, Billy T will provide tunes beginning at 4 p.m. Friday is also ladies night starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy $2 16-ounce Miller and Coors Light drafts, $3 shooters and $4 house wines, and of course, happy hour prices on orange crushes.
On Saturday, April 8, hear Simple Truth or Side Project, 2-6 p.m., followed by DJ Jeremy at 9 p.m. On Sunday, listen to Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m. then DJ Billy T, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11, enjoy a prime rib dinner for $15.99. Every Wednesday, hang out with DJ Jeremy during karaoke starting at 9 p.m. For all things from the home of the Original Orange Crush, visit www.weocharborside.com.
Harrison’s Harbor Watch, located in the Inlet Village, is now open for the 2017 season. Every Thursday enjoy $12.99 entrée specials including cajun shrimp and sausage pasta, hickory BBQ shrimp brochette, jerk chicken, baked Chesapeake Bay catfish, seared ahi tuna salad and coconut shrimp. To hear more, call 410-289-5121.
At Higgins, 31st and Coastal Highway, enjoy its all-you-can eat crab and corn for $29.99. Customers can select all-you-can-eat shrimp and ribs for $25.99 per person.
While at Higgins try a couple popular appetizers including the scallops and oyster casino with minced garlic and cheddar cheese atop steamed oysters. For more specials, call 410-289-2581.
Hooters, West Ocean City on Route 50, offers happy hour every day from 3-6 p.m. with drink specials including $2.50 domestic drafts/bottles, $3 wells, $3.50 house wine and $4 calls.
If you’re in the service, enjoy Military Mondays with 10 percent off for active or retired military. Celebrate wingfest Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. with 50-cent traditional or boneless wings. For more, call 410-213-1841.
Johnny’s Pizza, 56th Street, is open daily at 11 a.m. Monday is half-priced pizza night. To order, call 410-723-5600.
KY West, 54th Street, offers fine dining and casual fare, open daily at 4 p.m. Take advantage of a two-for-$25 and two-for-$45 dinner menu. The kitchen is open until 10 p.m. To make a reservation, call 443-664-2836.
Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. daily. Food specials include $8 steamed shrimp and wings, $9 calamari and $10 burgers with hand-cut fries. Drink specials include $3 domestic bottles and Miller Lite drafts, $4 rail drinks and $5 house wine. To view the menu, visit www.kywestoceancity.com.
Longboard, 67th Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Happy hour happens daily, 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, try Sizzlin’ Fajitas – chicken for $10.95, steak, $11.95, shrimp, $12.95 and mixed $13.95, starting at 5 p.m.
Drink specials include $4 house margaritas and $3 off premium margaritas. Wednesday, enjoy comfort food with homemade meatloaf and chicken pot pie. For reservations, call 443-664-5639.
M.R. Ducks, Talbot Street, has live entertainment this weekend. Catch DJ Batman at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Hear Monkee Paw at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., excluding days with entertainment. Drink specials include $1.75 Natural Light, $2.50 domestic beer, $3 rail drinks, $4 craft and import beer. Food specials include $3 bar dog, $5 clams/old bay wings and $6 steamed shrimp.
I highly suggest trying a “duck call” beverage made with light and coconut rum with pineapple juice and an order of old bay wings. For more, visit www.mrducks.com.
Nick’s House of Ribs, 145th Street, is open Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to midnight, and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy happy hour from 3-5:30 p.m. at the bar only.
Tuesday, order a single crab cake or flounder almondine with two sides and dinner rolls for $13.99. Wednesday, have a half-rack of ribs with two sides and dinner rolls for $13.99, and Thursday, eat half a BBQ chicken with two sides and rolls for $13.99. For more, visit www.nickshouseofribs.com.
Pizza Tugos, Route 50 in West Ocean City, has happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $1.75 Miller Lite and Yuengling drafts, $2.99 craft beer drafts and $1.99 rail drinks. Get $1 cheese pizza slices during happy hour. Order your pizza online at www.pizzatugos.com.
Ropewalk, 82nd Street, is open every day. Happy hour is available all day and all night. Drink specials include $2 off drafts as well as $2.50 select domestics, $4 Slushies, wines and rails and $5.50 crushes. Happy hour food specials include half-priced bada bada bing shrimp and wings.
Nightly dinner specials include half-price steam pots on Wednesday, crab cakes on Thursday, prime rib on Friday, buy-one-get-one-free dessert on Saturday, and half-price entrées on Sunday. Enjoy weekend brunch at Ropewalk, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 410-524-1009.
Seacrets, 49th Street, is open every day for the 2017 season at 11 a.m. Enjoy happy hour specials including half-price jerk chicken, Jamaican fries and onion rings, and $5 off wings/raw bar prices, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, raw bar happy hour specials are 2-5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday happy hour drink specials include $6 frozen rum runner, pina colada, orange crush and electric lemonade, $5 Seacrets spirits: gin, vodka, orange, lemon and grapefruit vodkas, white, spiced and coconut rums, light-whiskey and bourbon-whiskey. Sunday enjoy $5 Seacrets spirits rum beverages all day/night. Beer specials include $3 domestic cans, $4 import cans and $4.50 craft drafts.
Every day except Saturday, enjoy half-priced entrees, 5-10 p.m.
Seacrets Distillery tours are available every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tours cost $10 and can be booked online. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to go on a tour. Enjoy a few tastings with your choice of lemon, orange and grapefruit vodka, gin, white, spiced and coconut rum, bourbon-whiskey or light-whiskey.
Seacrets is looking for hostesses for the 2017 summer season. Call Christine Komlos at 410-524-4900 for more information, or come in and fill out an application.
Entertainment this weekend kicks off with the Freddie Long Band on the tiki stage at 5 p.m, Friday, April 7. Then hear the Zoo in the club at 10 p.m. with DJ Tuff spinning between sets. Saturday, April 8, catch the Freddie Long Band again on the tiki stage at 5 p.m., followed by Victoria Watts at 9 p.m.
Later on in Morley Hall, hear Gypsy Wisdom at 10 p.m. Visit, www.seacrets.com for more specials.
Skye Bar, 66th Street, is open Friday through Sunday. Happy hour is 3-6 p.m. with food and drink specials. Have $1 oysters and quarter-pound lobsters for $15. Drink specials include $1 off drafts, $3.50 rails, $4 house wines and $5 orange crushes.
Friday, April 7, catch Elwood Bishop at 4 p.m. Saturday, hear the Breakers, 4-8 p.m. For more, call 410-723-6762.
Sunset Grille, 12933 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City, offers happy hour every day from 3-7 p.m. with two-for-one drinks including select beer, wine, crushes and rail beverages, and half-price appetizers.
Enjoy daily lunch specials every day starting at 11 a.m.
Tuesday is Italian night and every Wednesday is date night. Indulge in a seafood feast on Thursday night. To make a reservation, call 410-213-8110.
Touch of Italy, 67th Street, offers a New York-style deli and Italian marketplace with specialties straight from the Bronx. Walk around and you are in a quaint Italian restaurant with bar and fire brick oven.
Touch of Italy offers specials Sunday through Thursday. Sunday, buy one pizza, get one half off, and indulge in Nonna’s $39 dinner special (feeds two to four people). Monday, try the manicotti for only $10 and save on wine with select bottles half-price.
Ladies, Tuesday is for you. With the purchase of one entrée, take half off another. Savor your palate in seasonal ravioli for $11, while enjoying beverages offered at happy hour prices all day and night. Wednesday, have chicken parmigiana for $12, and Thursday, eat classic spaghetti and meatballs for $11.
Happy hour is available every day at the bar and bar tables from 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $3 domestic beer and $5 rail drinks/house wine. Food specials include $7 Italian nachos and sausage and pepper sliders (yum), and $8 meatball lollipops and chicken parmesan fingers. For more information or reservations, call 410-524-5252.
Whisker’s Bar and Grill, located in the Ocean Pines Plaza, has karaoke with DJ Donnie Berkey at 9 p.m., Friday, April, 7.
Whisker’s offers food specials weekly including half-price burgers with purchase of beverage on Monday. Get fried chicken or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and vegetables on Tuesday for $9.99. Wednesday, have a half-price hot dog with purchase of beverage. Thursday, try a chicken sandwich for $5.99 all day and night. Friday, enjoy an assortment of seafood specials. To hear more, call 410-208-3922.
Don’t forget fishing is a game of catch and release or catch and keep, but don’t leave it dangling on the hook. This upcoming week should be perfect to be out on the water, and maybe I’ll spot a few boaters out and about at a few of the places listed above.
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