Ocean City Today

Inside Going Out

By Taylor Sloan | Dec 07, 2017
Photo by: Taylor Sloan/Ocean City Today Seacrets servers, from left, Seth Baugman, Josh Lohsl, Jason McElwee and Jock Simon pose for a photo inside the 49th Street establishment’s nightclub during its first “Sip and Shop” holiday event, Dec. 1.

(Dec. 8, 2017) 'Tis the time of year for ugly sweater parties, spiked cider and kissing under the mistletoe.

Holiday parties are great for networking and mingling, especially if you’re as single as I am.

Speaking of being completely unattached during the holidays, it is what young people have coined to be “cuffing season,” which is essentially an excuse to find someone to spend the winter months with, where two people date, but they’ll swear they’re not dating. I don’t understand the millennial generation, either, even though I am one.

Being single during the holidays doesn’t stop me from attending all of the fabulous parties. Who needs a guy when I have my fabulous girlfriends? Catch us at a few of the parties below, and the new restaurants Dry 85 and Red Red Wine, located on 48th Street.

BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street, is open every day, serving the entire menu, 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Daily off-season specials include chicken and shrimp parmesan with a garden salad and garlic bread on Sunday; a crab imperial dinner with two sides on Monday; Tuesday, try a twin crab cake dinner; and Wednesday, indulge in a stuffed flounder dinner with two sides. Thursday, have a flash fried shrimp or stuffed flounder dinner with two sides.

Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday with drink specials including $1.75 domestic draft mugs and $3 pints, $2.25 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Natural Light cans, $3.25 domestic bottles, $3.50 rail beverages and premium beer, $4.25 house wine and $4.50 import beer.

Happy hour food specials include $5.99 hot fingers with fries and pretzel dog and fries, $7.99 pork BBQ sliders and $6.99 three-pack of saloon burgers.

Don’t miss the tailgate menu featuring $6.99 three-pack saloon burgers (add cheese, $7.79); three-pack hogette sliders, $7.99; three-pack chicken finger sliders, $5.99; Red Skin fried shrimp in a basket, $8.99; and “Old Bay” cheese hand cut fries, $8.99.

Entertainment this week kicks off Friday, Dec. 8 with Tranzfusion, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, catch Dust N Bones.

Mark your calendars for the 38th annual Christmas party with entertainment provided by Teenage Rust and the Fabulous Rustettes on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The party begins at 6 p.m., and BJ’s will be accepting donations for the Worcester County Humane Society and Kenille’s Kupboard which will entitle you to a Christmas buffet. 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. For more, call 443-664-2896.

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

Inside the Ocean Club Nightclub catch Power Play, Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9, starting at 9 p.m.

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.

NFL specials include $8.95 turkey cheesesteak sliders, pound of wings, fish tacos, quarter-pound kosher hot dog and Ravens burger, and $9 16-inch thin crust pizza.

Drink specials include $2.30 Yuengling and Coors Light drafts, $2.90 domestic bottles, house wines and rails, and $3.85 house margaritas. To hear more, call 410-524-3535.

The Cove at Mumford’s, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, Ocean Pines, is open Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m.

Get burgers for half price on Saturdays, and have fun playing trivia from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 410-641-7501.

Coins, 28th Street, offers game-day food and drink specials. Drink specials include $2 Miller High Life, $2.50 16-ounce Natty Boh, $2.75 domestic drafts (Yuengling, Coors Light and Miller Lite), $3 Ravens shooters, $3.50 cabernet and chardonnay, and $5 bombs.

Food specials include $2 quarter-pound hot dogs, $5 nacho and cheese, $6 pretzel sticks and cheese dip, three cheeseburger or oyster sliders, oyster or calamari basket and fries, and $8 crabby pretzel. Wednesday get prime rib for $16.99. For more, call 410-289-3100.

Duffy’s Bayside Bar and Grill, Montego Bay Shopping Center, 130th Street, is open daily with drink specials noon to 6 p.m. Happy hour drink specials include $2.25 domestic drafts and bottles, $3.50 crafts and imports, $5 Guinness, $3 rails, $3.75 calls and house wine, and $5 crushes.

Enjoy football specials Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Monday, have $3.50 local craft brews, $3.75 Deep Eddy, a half-pound of shrimp for $7.99 and $5.50 mini quesadillas. Thursday, get $2.25 domestic drafts, $3.75 Bacardi, $3.99 stadium dogs and $5.50 personal pizzas.

Irish Tuesday is back featuring Irish specials all day such as Duffy’s famous corned beef brisket. Wednesday, enjoy $6.99 burgers and Thursday have Miss Bev’s home cookin’ special.

Duffy’s annual Toys for Tots customer appreciation party is this Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Bring a toy for a child in need. Also Friday, don’t miss Bob Hughes, 5-9 p.m.

Saturday, play team trivia with DJ Chuck D at 7 p.m. To hear more, call 410-250-1449.

Dry 85, 48th Street, offers a variety of bourbon and whiskey. Try a flight, with prices ranging from $12 for a Maryland bourbon trail including Basil Hayden’s, Old Grand Dad and Willett Family Pot Still, to $175 for Van Winkle Family Reserve, including Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Lot B and Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Year.

Decadent menu items include “create your own charcuterie board” with selections ranging from soppressata to spicy chorizo, as well as an assortment of burgers including one with fried egg, apple smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and housemade maple coffee barbecue sauce. To hear more, call 443-664-8989.

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 and drafts, and $5.50 orange crushes. Food specials include $5.99 buffalo wings and pound of steamed shrimp, $7.99 bowl of garlic mussels and two dozen steamed clams for $12.99 each.

Friday, Dec. 8, catch DJ Billy T, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Side Project/Chris Button will perform, 2-6 p.m. with DJ Jeremy spinning the beats at 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, hear Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m., followed by DJ Billy T at 8 p.m. For more, call 410-213-1846.

Jules, in the Food Lion Shopping center on 120th Street, offers several specials including early bird from 5-6 p.m.

Monday, have a twin crab cake entrée with creole slaw, mashed potatoes and a roasted red pepper remoulade for $19. Tuesday, indulge in chicken marsala, fried gnocchi and vegetables for $16. Wednesday, ladies your entrées are half price and Friday, enjoy half-price martinis. Who doesn’t love martinis? For reservations, call 410-524-3396.

Longboard Café, 67th Street, is open Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Get two-for-one drinks during happy hour from 5-6 p.m.

Mondays, enjoy “wheel of fortune” night starting at 6 p.m. You could win 10 percent off your check or maybe have the whole meal on Longboard.

Tuesday, try fajita-rita night with complete dinners from $10.95-$13.95 and discount margaritas. Wednesday, enjoy homemade eats from $10.95. Thursday, get half-price bottles of wine. Saturday, 12-ounce prime rib is offered for $19.95, 16-ounce $24.95. For more, call 443-664-5639.

Nick’s House of Ribs, 145th Street, is open 3 p.m. to midnight during the week. It opens at noon Saturday and Sunday.

Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. with $1.99 rail beverages, $4 wine and half-price beer. Try rib fest on Wednesday and get one half-rack with two sides for $9.99.

During Sunday games in the bar area, enjoy all-you-can-eat ribs and chicken for $13.99. Get $2 domestic drafts during all NFL games. For more, visit www.nickshouseofribs.com.

OC 360, in the Fenwick Inn on 138th Street, has happy hour 3-7 p.m. Drink specials include $3.60 Fenwick ocean blue, orange and grapefruit crushes, Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, margaritas, Fireball and select wine, $3 domestic aluminum bottles, $4 import and craft bottles, $2.50 domestic drafts, and $6 specialty cocktails.

On Tuesday, enjoy a crab cake dinner for $13. Wednesday, get lasagna for $11, and on Thursday, burgers and chicken sandwiches are offered at half price. To hear more, call 443-664-4008.

Ocean City Fish Company, in the commercial harbor in West Ocean City, is closed Monday through Wednesday and reopens at 11:30 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Happy hour is 3-7 p.m. Drink specials include $1.50 domestic drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 rail drinks and house wines, $4.50 calls and $5 crushes and frozen beverages. Food specials includes half-price appetizers. Visit www.ocfishcompany.com for more information.

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 and 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, with $3 Corona and Corona Light specials. Tuesday, have $1.75 tacos, with a beverage purchase. Wednesday, get half-price burgers all day/night with purchase of a beverage. Thursday, drink $4 Hoop Tea or get Fireball shots for $4.

Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. have a $5 Bloody Mary or mimosa. For more, call 410-289-4891.

Pizza Tugos, Route 50 in West Ocean City, has happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $2 Miller Lite and Yuengling drafts, $2.99 craft beer drafts and $1.99 rail drinks. Get $1 cheese pizza slices during happy hour.

Check out the “Freaking Insanity Football special” including all-you-can-eat wings and pizza for $10.99 during games. Order online at www.pizzatugos.com.

Rare and Rye, 33rd Street, offers happy hour 4-6 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday. Drink specials include $2 off any whiskey, bourbon or rye, $3 domestic beer, $4 rail drinks, $5 off premium flights and $10 off platinum flights. For more, call 410-213-RARE.

Red Red Wine, 48th Street, is open daily at 11 a.m. Try a flight of wine ranging from reds including “That was a crazy game of Pinot Noir” and “Cab-bey Road” to sparkling “Message in a Bubble,” and of course, I’ve already tried the sparkling flight; definitely worth it.

Food choices include a variety of cheeses (market), appetizers such as bruschetta, $12; crab dip, $12; and crab tostadas, $14. Enjoy several personal pizza choices such as margherita, $11 and Eastern Shore, $12. To view more, visit www.redredwinebar.com/ocean-city/.

Ropewalk, 82nd Street, is open daily. Happy hour is available all day, 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.

Monday, have $7 chicken, $9 tuna and $10 seafood nachos. Drink specials include $4 rail margaritas and $3 Corona/Corona Light. Tuesday, get half-price burgers and wings. Wednesday, enjoy steam pot and lobster specials. Thursday is crab cake night, and Friday, come into Ropewalk for prime rib.

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

Seacrets, 49th Street, is open at 4 p.m. every Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday. This week, Thursday, Friday and Sunday enjoy half-price entrees from 5-10 p.m.

Saturday, try the rock and ribs special. Get a half-rack of ribs for $14.99 with a starch, veggie and gluten free biscuit or a full rack for $23.99; a half-piece of rock fish and a half-rack for $23.99; or a whole piece of rock fish for $23.99.

Happy hour food and drink specials are offered from 4-7 p.m. Appetizer specials include half-price jerk chicken, Jamaican fries and onion rings. Raw bar happy hour is 4-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday with $5 off. Saturday from 2-5 p.m. get $5 off raw bar prices, and Sunday, enjoy “burn it” specials where the price for mussels, oysters, clams and lobster will continue to decrease as the day goes on.

All Seacrets’ distilled liquors are $5 (gin; white, spiced, coconut and gold rums; vodka and flavored orange, grapefruit and lemon vodkas; light whiskey and bourbon whiskey). Get $1 off all beer and try the seasonal “Rumpkin” brewed by Fin City and made with Seacrets’ spiced rum. Try a $6 frozen orange crush, electric lemonade, pain in de ass and rum runner.

Entertainment this weekend kicks off with Rising Sun on the tiki stage at 9 p.m., Friday. Saturday, hear full Circle at 5 p.m., followed by DJ Bobby O. In the nightclub, hear My Zero Hero, and come say “hi” while I sell everyone’s favorite shooters and bombs including the “Bugsy Bomb.”

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Ocean 98 and Seacrets Customer Appreciation Party on Friday, Dec. 15, 5-10 p.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, with food and drink specials happening throughout. You won’t want to miss this party, with door prizes and music in Morley Hall and Main Bar. For more information, go to www.seacrets.com.

ShoreGlass Wine Room, 118th Street, is now open daily. Happy hour is from 4-8 p.m., with $5 glasses of wine and food specials. To hear more, call 410-726-5353.

Skye Bar, 66th Street, offers happy hour from 3-6 p.m. with food and drink specials. Have $1 oysters and get a 1.25-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, Dec. 8, hear Test Kitchen, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9, catch Monkee Paw at 4 p.m. For more information and updated restaurant hours, visit www.skyebaroc.com.

Sunset Grille, West Ocean City, is open Wednesday through Saturday. Enjoy $6.99 lunch specials Wednesday through Friday until 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday is Italian night where guests can get three courses for $12.99. Thursday is half-price day/night with appetizers, lunch and entree items discounted. Friday, get a three-course seafood feast for $15.99.

From 3-7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday enjoy two-for-one drinks and half-price appetizers during happy hour. Available in the bar areas only. For more information, visit www.ocsunsetgrille.com.

Area restaurants will have the opportunity to show off their chili recipes while competing for cash prizes during the 20th annual Chili Cookoff at the Greene Turtle, of Route 611 in West Ocean City, Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1-5 p.m.

The Cookoff raises funds for Worcester G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a local nonprofit helping children, adults and families in need during the holiday season.

Attendees will vote for their favorite recipe. First place will receive $250, second place and best in show, $100, and $50 will be given to third place. There will be a 50/50 raffle and DJ BK will be playing music. The cost of admission is $10 or a new, unwrapped children’s toy.

Restaurant representatives can sign up to participate in the Chili Cookoff by contacting Feldman at Joel@HorizonGroupRealEstate.com or call 410-365-7344.

I would like to wish my mother a happy 45th birthday that is Saturday, Dec. 9. Thank you for everything you do for me. I love you, and hope you have the most fabulous birthday!

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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