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Inside Going Out

By Taylor Sloan | Jun 29, 2017
Photo by: Taylor Sloan Will Holt of Kansas City, left, is joined by Mark Misek, center, and Sid Newby, both of Wichita, at Cowboy Coast on 17th Street during the eighth annual block party hosted by the OC FOOLS, a fundraiser for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, June 20.

(June 30, 2017) This is the best week ever because of my favorite holiday, the Fourth of July!

Every year I want two things: one, a hot dog off a grill (because it tastes better) and two, a cute guy to watch the fireworks with (never happens).

There is nothing cuter than an Independence Day date; especially if it’s an all day/night affair. The beach all day with drinks, a cookout, playing with sparklers while trying to make a heart shape as good as an Instagram photo and watching the fireworks with fireflies flickering about. Sounds perfect, right?

Several bars and restaurants listed below have great live entertainment that kicks off Friday and continues through the week. There are also fun Fourth of July events happening all over town.

The Big Easy on 60, 60th Street, is open daily, serving breakfast, starting at 8 a.m., as well as lunch and dinner.

Come to The Big Easy on 60 for happy hour this week, noon to 6 p.m. Drink specials include $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.

Don’t miss $3 Abita beer Sundays with Bryan Russo playing 5-8 p.m. Friday June 30, hear Tear the Roof Off, 9 p.m. to midnight. Visit www.thebigeasyon60.com for more info.

BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street, happy hour is 4-7 p.m. at the bar. Drink specials include $2.25 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Natural Light cans, $1.75 domestic draft mugs, $3 domestic draft pints, $3.25 domestic bottles, $3.50 happy hour premium beers and $4.50 imports.

Food specials include a pretzel dog and fries for $4.99, hot fingers and fries, $5.99, and $7.99 pork barbecue sliders.

Get the entire menu, lunch or dinner, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily. Friday, hear Thin Ice, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For more, visit www.bjsonthewater. com.

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, June 30, hear Reform School, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 1, catch Todd Cummings, 6-8 p.m. followed by Jack Worthington and T Lutz, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, listen to Wes Davis, 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 3, hear Just Jay, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, enjoy Under the Outhouse, 6-9 p.m.

For more, 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 and $1 off house wines and premium rail cocktails.

Enjoy music by Phil Perdue on the piano, Thursday through Tuesday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. To make reservations, call 410-289-7192.

Clarion, 101st Street, offers several dining and nightlife options.

Hear On The Edge, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Ocean Club Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. DJ Dusty spins 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

At Lenny’s beach bar and pool listen to On The Edge from 4-9 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

Breakers Pub is open at 11 a.m. daily and offers $6.95 lunch specials. Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. with $2.30 drafts, $2.90 domestic beers, rail drinks and house wines and $3.85 margaritas. To hear more, call 410-524-3535.

Coconuts Bar and Grill, located at Castle in the Sand Hotel, 37th Street, offers happy hour from 5-6 p.m. daily with two-for-one drinks.

Coconuts features its own craft brew by Burley Oak Brewing Company, “Drunken Monkey Ale,” an American Pale Ale. Tipsy Turtle Tuesday is back again this season as well. Order a Tipsy Turtle drink on a Tuesday and be entered to win a trip to the Bahamas. Drawing in September.

Try Coconuts’ new Eastern Shore crab dip and crab salad. An assortment of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos and wraps are also available.

Friday, catch Darin Engh, noon to 4 p.m., followed by Monkee Paw, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, listen to Joe Smooth and John Remy, noon to 4 p.m., followed by Over Time, 5-9 p.m.  Sunday, hang out with the Nate Clendenen Duo at noon, followed by Bob Wilkinson, Joe Smooth and Pete, 5-9 p.m. For more, visit www.castleinthesand.com.

Coins, 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.

Monday night get $6 burgers from 5-9 p.m. For more, call 410-289-3100.

Cowboy Coast, 17th Street, offers a variety of specials. Check out happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Specials include a $2 drink of the day, $5 specialty drinks, crushes and frozen drinks and $2.75 domestic drafts.

Monday, play red neck Olympics, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Games include beer pong, flip cup, corn hole, bocce ball and bull riding. Tuesday, get and 8-ounce sirloin and fried popped shrimp for $17.99. Learn to line dance 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, beat the clock 8 p.m. to midnight, starting with 25-cent drafts at 8 p.m.

Enjoy bucked up Thursday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., with free mechanical bull rides and prizes, and listen to music played by DJ Adam Dutch and Bigler with a mix of dance, rock and country.

Sunday, July 2, don’t miss Sam Grow at 9 p.m. Check ticketmaster for tickets.

For more information, call 410-289-6331.

Crab Bag, 130th Street, offers happy hour daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close. Drink specials 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.

Enjoy outdoor seating with AUCE crab options, including crabs, corn, slaw and fries. Add fried chicken or ribs and steamed shrimp.

To hear more, call 410-250-3337.

Duffy’s Bayside Bar and Grille, 130th Street, will host a Fourth of July picnic with food specials including a burger platter for $7.99 and a hot dog platter for $5.99. Corn hole is every Thursday at 7 p.m. For more, call 410-250-1449.

Fenwick Crabhouse, 100 Coastal Highway, is open seven days a week at 11 a.m.

Happy hour is daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get $7 happy hour food specials such as crab dip quesadilla, Fenwick baked oysters, fish and chips and “Cali” dog with fries. Happy hour drink specials include $2 domestic drafts, $2.50 cans, $3 martinis, $4 rail drinks and $5 house wine by the glass.

Crab specials include $3 off each person’s all-you-can-eat dinner before 4 p.m. For more information, call 302-539-2500.

Fish Tales, 22nd Street, bayside, happy hour is 3-6 p.m. daily with $5 orange crushes.

Torada Tuesday features $4 Torada shots and $5 bombs. Wednesday is locals night, where guests can enjoy 75-cent Natural Light drafts and $2.75 wells. Friday get $4 fireball shots, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Don’t forget about the 10th annual hot dog-eating contest on July 4. This event, sponsored by Dietz & Watson and Coors Light, will challenge 15 to 20 contestants to devour as many hot dogs (bun included) as possible in 10 minutes.

Participants must qualify in advance by paying $5 and eating five hot dogs. The top 20 times will advance to the finals at 1 p.m., July 4. To hear more, call 410-289-0990.

Frog Bar and Grill, 806 S. Atlantic Avenue at the Inlet Village, features all day and night drink specials including $1.75 Natural Light, $2.75 Bud Light bottles, $3 froggy shooters and $5 orange crush. Enjoy Froggy Hour from 8-9 p.m. with $1 Miller Lite and Bud Light drafts and $5 pitchers.

Frog Bar and Grill also serves breakfast, 8-11 a.m. To hear more, call 410-289-FROG.

Guido’s Burritos, on the Boardwalk between North Division and First Street, has DJ Papi Roisterous on Sunday spinning 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drink specials include $3 margaritas, cervezas and tequila and $6 bullhorns. To view the menu and other specials, visit www.guidosburritos.com.

Guido’s Burritos, 33rd Street, has happy hour daily from 3-6 p.m. Get two-for-one drinks. DJ Papi Roisterous spins every Thursday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call 410-524-3663.

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, June 30, catch DJ Billy T, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 1, hear Side Project or Chris Button, 2-6 p.m., followed by DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. Sunday, July 2, check out Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.

Monday, listen to Blake Haley, 4-7 p.m., followed by DJ Billy T, 7 p.m. Tuesday, catch Funk Shue, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, sing karaoke with DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, June 29 hang out with Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For all things from the home of the Original Orange Crush, visit www.weocharborside.com.

At Higgins, 31st and Coastal Highway, enjoy its all-you-can-eat crabs and corn for $29.99. Customers can select AUCE shrimp and ribs for $25.99 per person. While at Higgins, try a couple popular appetizers including the scallops and oyster casino. For more specials, call 410-289-2581.

Marina Deck, 306 Dorchester Street, is open at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner daily, with happy hour 3-6 p.m. Specials include $2.25 drafts, $2.75 bottles and $5.75 crushes, $5.99 half-pound of steamed shrimp, $6.99 for a dozen clams and 79-cent wings (at the two bars only).

For more information, visit www.marinadeckrestaurant.com or call 410-289-4411.

M.R. Ducks, Talbot Street, has happy hour 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 dogs, $5 clams/Old Bay wings and $6 steamed shrimp.

Would you dare chug a duck? I mean what is better than Natural Light beer and amaretto?

Friday, June 30, catch Kevin Poole at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 1, hear As If at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 2, don’t miss Over Time at 4 p.m. For more, visit www.mrducks.com.

Ocean City Fish Company, located on the commercial harbor in West Ocean City, is open at 11 a.m. Try all you can eat crabs, corn and hush puppies for $30.

DJ Wax spins at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Saturday, hear Mike Bennett, 6-9 p.m. Happy hour is 3-6 p.m. with all drinks discounted and $5 orange crushes.

Ladies Night is every Monday, 5-9 p.m. with half-price entrees and $2 house wine by the glass. Tuesday is date night with a free appetizer or dessert with purchase of two adult entrees. Wednesday, enjoy an $18.99 prime rib, and Thursday get 20-percent off crab cake entrees.

For more specials, visit www.ocfishcompany.com.

Nick’s House of Ribs, 145th Street, is open Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. and noon on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy happy hour 3-5:30 p.m. at the bar. Drink specials include half-price beer, $4 house wines and $1.99 rail cocktails. For more, visit www.nickshouseofribs.com.

Phillips Seafood House, 14101 Coastal Hwy., is open Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Friday and Saturday happy hour is until 7 p.m. and Sunday until close. Drink specials include $2.50 domestic drafts and bottles, $4 craft beer, $3 wine and sangria/spirits and $5 crushes. Also enjoy $5 and $7 food specials with purchase of a beverage. For more, call 410-250-1200.

Phillips Crab House, 2004 Philadelphia Avenue, will run early bird specials at 4 p.m. Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are seated within the first hour of business daily. For menu dining, during the first hour of business daily, enjoy the early bird menu for $19.99.

Items include a crab feast of five medium crabs, quarter-pound steamed shrimp, two pieces of fried chicken, corn on the cob and watermelon; chicken Chesapeake, Hoopers Island crab cake, prime rib, or try the 8-ounce flat iron steak.

Check out the new breakfast buffet for $14.99 from 8-11:30 a.m. For more, call 410-289-6821.

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 2-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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-price bada bada bing shrimp and wings.

Friday, June 30 hear Marcella, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, July 1, catch Pat O’Brennan, 4-8 p.m.

Sunday, July 2, hang out with Marcella again from 4-8 p.m.

Monday, July 3, listen to Pat O’Brennan, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Monkee Paw performs 4-8 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, see Nate Clendenen, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, hang with Pat O’Brennan, 4-8 p.m.

Enjoy 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.

Seacrets happy hour is 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Sunday rum day, with beer specials from 4-7 p.m.

Monday through Friday 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.

Friday, hear DJ Bobby O spinning at the pier until 5 p.m., then catch him later in Main Bar at 10 p.m. Don’t miss everyone’s favorite entertainer Jim Long, on the beach stage at 5 p.m., followed by Innasense at 9 p.m. In Morley Hall, DJ Tuff spins at 9 p.m. and Gypsy Wisdom is on stage at 10 p.m.

Saturday, hang in the bay with DJ Cruz at 10 a.m. Spinning Sunrise will be on the beach stage at 1 p.m. Innasense takes the beach stage at 9 p.m. In the nightclub, catch DJ Cruz at 9 p.m. and Kristen and the Noise at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 4,  DJ Bobby O spinning at the pier until 5 p.m. Jim Long will take the beach stage at 5 p.m., followed by Anthem at 9 p.m. Don’t miss the Fourth of July fireworks at 9:30 p.m. My Zero Hero will rock the club at 10 p.m. For more, check out www.seacrets.com.

Shrimp Boat, 9724 Stephen Decatur Highway, is open every day 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday take advantage of an AUCE crab special, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Happy hour is 2-6 p.m. Monday through Friday with $2 domestic drafts.

Saturday and Sunday have AUCE crab and corn for $28.88, add shrimp for an additional $10. This special is dine-in only and seating is available until 3 p.m. To hear more, call 410-213-0448.

Skye Bar, 66th Street, opens at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Happy hour is 3-6 p.m. with food and drink specials. Have $1 oysters and get a quarter-pound lobster for $20. Drink specials include $1 off drafts, $3.50 rails, $4 house wines and $5 orange crushes.

Friday, July 30, hear Ziggy Issacs, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, July 1, listen to Kayla Kroh at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 2, catch Tess Kitchen at 4 p.m. For more, visit www.skyebaroc.com.

Sunset Grille, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City, offers two-for-one happy hour 3-5 p.m. daily. Select appetizers are half-priced too. My favorite Asian lettuce wraps and ahi tuna are both delicious, and I highly suggest trying them.

Friday, June 30 hear The Naturals at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, listen to 88 MPH at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, hear Modern Lux (time to be determined). Monday, July 3 Triple Rail Trail takes the stage at 6 p.m. For more entertainment and specials, call 410-213-8110.

Whisker’s, 120th Street, offers happy hour specials, 4-7 p.m. with $2 rail drinks, domestic bottles and drafts, $2.25 Natty Boh pints and $4 house wine.

If you have an event coming up you would like me to highlight in Inside Going Out, please send me an email at Taylor@Ocean CityToday.net. Don’t forget you can also check out this column online at www.oceancitytoday.net.

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