Stubborn Brothers at Mariner’s Pier
Stubborn Brothers is an awesome place to hit up after the beach and grab a cold one. The mood is laid-back with tropical drinks, quick bites and oversized beach chairs, and their lofty deck has a brilliant view of dolphins jumping in the ocean. If you aren’t afraid of heights and don’t get queasy, hop on a roller coaster, Ferris wheel or other awesome, thrill-seeking ride before or after a drink. As they like to say at Stubborn Brothers, “Bare feet are not only ok, but also encouraged.” Watch the fireworks on the beach 10 p.m. Fridays. Located at 3501 Boardwalk in Wildwood. Go to MoreysPiers.com or 609-729-3700.
Cape May Convention Center
It’s not every day a huge convention building is just a few footsteps away from the beach. But in Cape May, you get the luxury of enjoying shows right on their Promenade at CMCC. or example, from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 30, catch a free movie screening of “Jaws” while relaxing on your beach chair or blanket just outside the building. A nature and wildlife show will take place 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, and check out entertainer Rich Lessig host a great magic show 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. All activities at the Convention Center can be found at 714 Beach Ave., Cape May. Go to CapeMay.com or call 609-884-9565.
LandShark in A.C.
You can stumble upon Landshark Bar & Grill right from the Boardwalk. It’s covered and surrounded by windows, giving you a tiki bar during summer, and a sheltered getaway during the offseason. Acoustic soloists and bands bring music in the afternoon and early evening, making it the perfect place to start your night. Beer prices range from $4.75 to $6, and mixed drinks range from $7.75 to $9.75. LandShark is located at 1133 Boardwalk Go to AtlanticCity.LandSharkBarAndGrill.com
Family Night in Ocean City
Every Thursday night in July and August is Family Night on the O.C. Boardwalk, hosted by the crew at Jilly’s. The lights go down and the music comes on as local DJs and many other entertainers get the crowd pumped up with music, dance competitions, lip syncing contests and the Electric Slide. Free prizes such as such as ice cream, ride tickets, video games and Jilly’s T-shirts are frequently given away to participants. The festivities go on from 8 to 10 p.m. at 11th Avenue and Boardwalk in Ocean City. Go to JillysOC.com or call 609-399-2814.
Band Shell in Sea Isle City
Sea Isle is a popular beach destination and it’s main attraction, of course, is its flawless shoreline, which can be viewed from the boardwalk. If you’re in the heart of downtown at night, stop by Sea Isle’s outdoor Band Shell, where you’ll find free entertainment throughout the summer, such as weekly concerts, family dance parties and movie night under the stars. R&B band Masquerade will take Band Shell’s stage 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and at dusk Tuesday, Aug. 4, they will show the film “Planes — Fire and Rescue.” Band Shell is located at John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue in Sea Isle City. Go to VisitSICNJ.com