Ocean City Today

Inside Going Out

By Taylor Sloan | Sep 14, 2017
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Several hundred people attended the Ocean City Downtown Association’s 13th annual White Marlin Festival last Saturday on the Somerset Street Plaza, which featured music and organizations exhibiting displays. The highlight of the event was the Crab Soup Cookoff. Casino at Ocean Downs won the white soup division and Harrison’s Harbor Watch earned second place. In the red soup category, first place went to Jules. Sunrise Diner came in second place and Seacrets took third. Seacrets also won the award for best decorated booth. Pictured: Jules,Chef/owner Julius Adam Sanders


printed 09/15/2017

Fall has arrived in Ocean City I love this time of year for several reasons: crisp nights, football games, gorgeous sunsets and obviously, pumpkin spice everything.

My first pumpkin spice black iced coffee of the season brought me an overwhelming amount of joy that only people who love it as much as I do would understand. Not to mention, I may have bought a few pumpkin spice scented candles and am anxiously awaiting next month to really decorate the rest of my house in everyone’s favorite seasonal gourd.

If you’re not a pumpkin spice, fall-loving person, I don’t understand at all, but great news, it is football season! I love watching football, and this Sunday I will be working in Morley Hall at Seacrets while the games are displayed on the screen and TVs, so come visit me and check out all of the great football specials going on!

Many of the bars and restaurants below are also offering yummy tailgate food. I suggest checking those out, too!

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.

Friday, hear Walt Forozic, 3-6 p.m. Don’t miss $3 Abita beer on Sundays. In addition, Bryan Russo will perform from noon to 3 p.m.

Hang out during football games and enjoy $6 sliders, $7 chili nachos and $8 wings (for 10). Try a football feast, which includes 15 wings, four sliders and Cajun fries for $29.

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.

Try delicious NFL tailgate food specials including three hogette (pulled pork) sliders for $7.99, Redskin fried shrimp in a basket for $8.99 or “Old Bay” cheese topped fries, $8.99. Drink specials include $5 Redskin crushes made with cherry vodka, banana, splash of triple sec, cranberry juice and Sierra Mist.

Friday, Sept. 15, hear Dust N bones at 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16, listen to Thin Ice at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, The Girlfriend takes the stage 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, with $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.

Entertainment this week kicks off Friday, Sept. 15 with Dave Sherman, 5-8 p.m., followed by Rusty Foulke, formerly of Boston, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 catch Troy Hanna, 6-8 p.m., followed by Rusty Foulke, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, hear Billie Carlins Band, 6-9 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 18, Just Jay plays, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, listen to Charlie Z, 6-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, hang out with Walt Farovic, 6-9 p.m., followed by Open Mic, 9-11 p.m. Thursday, catch Chris Button, 7-10 p.m. For more, call 443-664-2896.

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

Inside the Ocean Club nightclub hear On The Edge at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16.

Breakers Pub opens at 11 a.m. 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 winding down. Order a Tipsy Turtle drink on a Tuesday and be entered to win a trip to the Bahamas. Drawing will take place in a few weeks.

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

Friday, Sept. 15, hear Darin Engh, noon to 4 p.m., followed by the Aaron Howell Trio, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, catch Kevin Poole and Joe Mama, noon to 4 p.m, followed by Monkee Paw, 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, the Lauren Glick Duo performs noon to 3 p.m., followed by The Swell Fellas, 4-8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 18, hear Bob Wilkinson, Joe Smooth & Pete, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, catch Dave Hawkins and Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, see Chris Button and Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, listen to Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m. For more, visit www.castleinthesand.com.

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.

Friday, Sept. 15, DJ BK spins tunes at 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 16. Listen to live bands all night Saturday with Adam Yarger, Hydrafx and Phillip Michael Parsons.

Wednesday, Sept 20, hear Kaotic and have fun with beat the clock karaoke, with DJ Jerry B, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 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. Get it with fried chicken or with ribs and steamed shrimp as well. 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.

Friday, hear Bob Hughes, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, DJ Chuck D spins at 8 p.m. For more, call 410-250-1449.

Fenwick Crabhouse, 100 Coastal Highway Fenwick Island, opens daily 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 from 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, Sept. 15, catch DJ Billy T at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, hear Side Project or Chris Button, 2-6 p.m., followed by DJ Jeremy at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 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, Sept. 20, sing karaoke with DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 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 Lite 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 from 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, hear Dr. Harmonica at 4 p.m. Saturday, catch everyone’s favorite, Johnny Bling, at 4 p.m. Sunday, listen to Bo Dickerson at 3 p.m. For more information, 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 calls and $5 crushes and frozen beverages. Food specials includes half-price appetizers. 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 from 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) and $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, DJ Wax plays music beginning at 10 p.m. Drink $4 Hoop Tea or get Fireball shots for $4.

Friday, Sept. 15, hear Chain Break, 4-8 p.m., followed by Beats with Jeremy, 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, listen to Dust N Bones, 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, Sept. 17, 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 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, features CK the VJ at 2 p.m. and Surreal at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday, Sept. 17, hear CK the DJ/VJ, 2 p.m., and Total Distraction, 10 p.m.

For more, visit www.purplemoosesaloon.com.

Ropewalk, 82nd Street, is open daily. Happy hour is available from 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 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, Sept. 15, catch the Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m. Hear the JJ Rupp Band at 9 p.m. DJ Tuff spins in Morley Hall at 9 p.m. Live Wire takes the stage at 10 p.m. Catch, DJ Bobby-O in Main Bar at 10 p.m. DJ Davie spins in the tiki bar, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16, DJ Tuff spins on the beach noon to 2 a.m. Catch the Jim Long Band at 5 p.m., followed by  Lima Bean Riot, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ Cruz spins in Morley Hall at 9 p.m. Catch DJ Bobby-O in Main Bar at 10 p.m. Hear the JJ Rupp Band in Morley Hall at 10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17 catch Rew Smith at 5 p.m. on the beach and Full Circle at 5 p.m. in the tiki bar. 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. Hear Off the Boat Friday and Saturday 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, Sept. 15 listen to Test Kitchen at 4 p.m., and Saturday, Elwood Bishop plays at 4 p.m. For more, visit www.skyebaroc.com.

Sunset Grille, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City, offers two-for-one happy hour from 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. Call 410-213-8110 for more 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, send me an email at Taylor@OceanCityToday.net. You can also check out this column online at www.oceancitytoday.net.

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