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Inside Going Out

By Taylor Sloan | Aug 10, 2017
Photo by: Taylor Sloan BJ’s on the Water owners Maddy and Billy Carder are all smiles at their 75th Street establishment, Aug. 3, which celebrated its 38th anniversary last week.

(Aug. 11,2017) August is the last month for people to vacation before kids go back to school, and young adults head to their universities to hit the books.

I totally miss being in school because learning was one thing I did well. Sometimes I think I want to pursue a master’s degree, and realize I still owe $50K in student loans. Needless to say, I spend more time working than I do anything else.

I don’t think people realize Ocean City’s busy season doesn’t end until October, so when people who work in the service industry head back to school or wherever they call home, their co-workers who have already finished their degrees are working six- to 13-hour shifts. Not to mention, several restaurants are still open year-round, including a few listed below.

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, daily from noon to 6 p.m. Specials include $5 frozen drinks, crushes and import beers, $3.50 rails/house wines, $3 domestic beer and $2 off specialty cocktails. In addition, get $6 appetizers.

Don’t miss $3 Abita beer Sundays. In addition, Bryan Russo will perform from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.thebigeasyon60.com for more info.

BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street, offers happy hour 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 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.

Listen to live entertainment this weekend with Old School starting at 9 p.m., Friday Aug. 11, and catch Over Time at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Identity Crisis will play on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 6-9 p.m.

For more, visit www.bjsonthewater.com.

Bourbon Street on the Beach, 116th Street, features 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, Aug. 11, catch Dave Sherman, 5-8 p.m., followed by Rusty Foulke, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, hear Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 5-8 p.m., followed by Rusty Foulke, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, hang with Walt Farovic and Chris Button, 6-9 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 14, see Just Jay, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, enjoy Charlie Z, 6-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 16, hear Michael Smith, 6-9 p.m., followed by open mic, 9-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, don’t miss Chris Button, 7-10 p.m. For more, call 443-664-2896.

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

Hear Power Play, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Ocean Club, Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12. DJ Dusty spins, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

At Lenny’s beach bar and pool Passion will perform from 5-10 p.m., Friday through Saturday. Sunday, Aug. 13, hear Power Play, 5-10 p.m.

Hang out every day from 4-7 p.m. during Lenny’s deck party with $6.95 food specials. Monday, eat a hamburger, jumbo kosher hot dog, polish sausage or grilled chicken breast served with potato salad and cole slaw. The drink of the day is $2 off buckets of fun. Tuesday, try a shrimp, fish or chicken taco. Drink specials include $4.20 OCSC margaritas, and $2.50 Corona Light drafts.

Breakers Pub is open at 11 a.m. daily and offers $6.95 lunch specials. Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. daily 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’ Eastern Shore crab dip and crab salad. An assortment of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos and wraps are also available.

Friday, Aug. 11, hear Darin Engh at noon, followed by Funk Shue, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, the The Vigilantes Duo takes the stage from noon to 4 p.m., then listen to The Swell Fellas, 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, hang out with Lennon LaRicci and The Leftovers, noon to 3 p.m., followed by Over Time, 4-8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 14, catch Nate Clendenen, noon to 3 p.m., followed by Bob Wilkinson, Joe Smooth & Pete, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, listen to Kevin Poole, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., then catch the Bettenroo Duo, 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 hear the Monkee Paw Duo, noon to 3 p.m., followed by Chris Button and Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, listen to Heather Vidal, noon to 3 p.m., then catch Rick & Regina, 4-8 p.m. For more, visit www.castleinthesand.com.

Coins, 28th Street, features 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.

Saturday, Aug. 12, Tranzfusion will perform starting at 9 p.m. For more, call 410-289-3100.

Cowboy Coast, 17th Street, offers specials weekly. Check out happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Get a $2 drink of the day, $5 specialty drinks, crushes and frozen cocktails 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, feast on an eight-ounce sirloin and fried popped shrimp for $17.99. Learn to line dance from 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. Listen to music played by DJs Adam Dutch and Bigler with a mix of dance, rock and country.

Friday, Aug. 11, is a ticketed event with Adam Yarger, 6:30 p.m. and DJ BK spins at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, DJ BK plays music at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 16, hang out with Dust N Bones, 8 p.m. to midnight; DJ Jerry B, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, catch DJ Dutch Adam & DJ Bigler, 9 p.m., and try free bull riding. For more, 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 three all-you-can-eat crab options: the first includes crabs, corn, slaw and fries; get it with fried chicken or with ribs and steamed shrimp. To hear more, call 410-250-3337.

Duffy’s Bayside Bar and Grille, 130th Street, features Irish Tuesdays with $3.17 drink specials.

Happy hour is noon to 6 p.m. daily. Get domestic bottle/drafts for $2.25, import beers for $3.50, Guinness for $5, rails are $3 and calls and house wine are $3.75.

Hear Bob Hughes, Friday, Aug. 11, from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, catch Nate Clendenen, 8 p.m. to midnight. For more, call 410-250-1449.

Fenwick Crabhouse, 100 Coastal Highway Fenwick Island, is open seven days a week at 11 a.m. Happy hour is daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with $7 food specials include crab dip quesadilla, Fenwick baked oysters, fish and chips and “Cali” dog with fries. 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 order before 4 p.m. For more information, call 302-539-2500.

Fish Tales, 22nd Street, bayside, provides happy hour 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. 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.

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 bottles/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, Aug. 11, catch DJ Billy T, 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, hear Side Project or Chris Button, 2-6 p.m., followed by DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, check out Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.

Monday, listen to Blake Haley, 4-7 p.m., followed by DJ Billy T at 7 p.m. Tuesday, catch Funk Shue, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, sing karaoke with DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, Opposite Directions plays from 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 Street, 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 such as the scallops and oyster casino. For more specials, call 410-289-2581.

Johnny’s Pizza, 56th Street, has happy hour 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drink specials include $3 rails, $5 crushes and Bloody Mary’s and $2.75 Bud Light and Miller Light drafts. For more, call 410-723-5600.

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).

Thursday is Karaoke with J-Lo, 9-11 p.m. 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.

Friday, Aug. 11, hear Over Time at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, see Tim Metz at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, listen to Tranzfusion starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, hear DJ Batman at 5 p.m. and Thursday, catch Steve Ports duo at 5 p.m. For more, visit www.mrducks.com.

Ocean City Fish Company, in the commercial harbor in West Ocean City, is open at 11 a.m. Try AUCE crabs, corn and hush puppies for $30.

Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m. Drink specials include $1.50 domestic drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 rail drink and house wines, $4.50 call drinks and $5 crushes and frozens. Food specials includes half-price appetizers.

Check out DJ Wax on Friday, Aug. 11, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, hear One Night Stand at 3 p.m. 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., Monday through Friday at the bar. Drink specials include half-price beer, $4 house wines and $1.99 rail cocktails. For more information, visit www.nickshouseofribs.com.

Pickles Pub, 706 Philadelphia Avenue, offers happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $2.25 domestic drafts and bottles, $3 Evolution Craft Brewing Lot 3, $3.50 house wine/rail beverages and $5 orange crushes.

Food specials are eat-in-only and include $3.99 Boardwalk fries, $4.99 stadium nachos, $5.99 sliders (three mini burger or pulled pork), $6 tacos (three beef, chicken or pork), $6.99 one-pound of wings (nuclear, hot or Baltimore).

Monday, enjoy 55-cent wings all day and night with purchase of a beverage. Catch DJ Jeremy at 10 p.m. doing karaoke with $3 Corona and Corona Light specials.

Tuesday, have $1.50 tacos until 3 p.m. with a beverage purchase. Music starts at 10 p.m. with DJ Adam Dutch. Get $2 Presidente, PBR and Natty Boh drafts.

Wednesday, get half-price burgers all day/night with purchase of a beverage. Starting at 7 p.m. have a “local pint” and keep the glass. Thursday, hang out with DJ Wax at 10 p.m., and drink $4 Hoop Tea or get Fireball shots for $4.

Friday, don’t miss beats by DJ Jeremy at 10 p.m., and enjoy $5 orange crushes. Saturday, hear Phantom Limbs at 10 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. have a $5 Bloody Mary or mimosa and 10 p.m. to close enjoy late night happy hour specials.

Sing karaoke with DJ Jeremy on Monday, Aug. 14, beginning at 10 p.m. For more, call 410-289-4891.

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. In addition, enjoy $5 and $7 food specials with purchase of a beverage. For more, call 410-250-1200.

Phillips Crab House, 2004 Philadelphia Avenue, offers early bird specials beginning 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 eight-ounce flat iron steak.

Check out the new breakfast buffet for $14.99, served 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.

Purple Moose, 108 S Atlantic Ave., on the Boardwalk between Talbot and Caroline Streets, has live entertainment nightly.

Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12, hang out with CK the DJ/VJ, 2 p.m., then check out Doc Marten and the Flannels at 10 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 13, hear tunes from CK the DJ/VJ, 2 p.m., and listen to Ruckus at 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, catch Ruckus at 10 p.m. Aug. 15-16, VJ Mazi takes the stage at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, see Judas Priestess Tribute band, 10 p.m. For more, visit www.purplemoosesaloon.com.

Ropewalk, 82nd Street, is open daily. 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 bing shrimp and wings.

Enjoy brunch at Ropewalk, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 410-524-1009.

Seacrets, 49th Street, opens every day at 11 a.m.

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, gold, spiced and coconut rums, light-whiskey and bourbon-whiskey.

Friday, Aug. 11, catch DJ Bobby'O, in the bay, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Jim Long Band will take the stage at 5 p.m., followed by Anthem at 9 p.m. DJ Tuff spins in the nightclub at 9 p.m. with Lost in Paris on at 10 p.m. DJ Bobby O will be back for 80’s jams in Main Bar at 10 p.m.

Saturday, see Cruz-in de Bay, noon to 6 p.m. DJ Tuff will spin on the beach starting at noon, followed by Kicking Sunrise at 1 p.m. Then hear Flowers for Taco, 5-9 p.m. DJ Cruz will spin in the club at 9 p.m. The Anthem will play reggae on stage at 9 p.m. My absolute favorite band will be in the nightclub at 10 p.m., Garden State Radio! Bring back memories with 80’s jams at 10 p.m. in Main Bar.

Sunday, Aug. 13, hang with DJ Bobby'O, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Jim Long Band takes the beach stage at 5 p.m. Hear Garden State Radio again in the nightclub at 10 p.m. For more, call 410-524-4900.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, Fourth Street and the Boardwalk, offers happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include domestic bottles for $2.75; import/craft drafts, $4.50; Guinness, $5; rail drinks, $3; and Shillelagh (frozen green drink) and house wine for $4.

Aug. 11-12, hear James Gallagher and Off the Boat, 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug 13-14, catch Dueling Pianos, 9 p.m. Wednesday, check out Joey Harkum, 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, hear Dublin 5 at 9 p.m. For more, call 410-289-7181.

Shrimp Boat, 9724 Stephen Decatur Highway, is open daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday take advantage of an AUCE crab special, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $1.50 per crab for dine-in only.

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. Enjoy half-price bottles of champagne from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Friday, Aug. 11, see Marcella Peters, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, hang out with Elwood Bishop, 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, catch Test Kitchen, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, hear Monkee Paw, 4-8 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-price too. My favorite Asian lettuce wraps and ahi tuna are both delicious, and I highly suggest trying them.

Friday, Aug. 11, catch Lima Bean Riot at 7 p.m. Saturday, hear Modern Luxe at 7 p.m. Sunday, Side Project will jam out, time TBA. Call 410-213-8110 for information.

Whisker’s, 120th Street, offers happy hour specials 4-7 p.m. daily and includes $2 rail drinks, domestic bottles or drafts, $2.25 Natty Boh pints and $4 house wine. For more, call 410-524-2609.

If you have an event coming up you would like me to highlight in Inside Going Out, please send me an email at Taylor@OceanCityToday.net. You can also check out this column online at www.oceancitytoday.net..oceancitytoday.net.

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