Prior to its recent renovation, the Country Club Tavern, located on the site of the Avalon Golf Course in Cape May Court House, was simply a "drinkers bar," a place to "grab a cocktail and a sandwich and go," General Manager Doug Greenberg says.

The renovation was completed in April 2011 with a goal of accentuating the tavern's kitchen, including increasing its menu options and creating more of a family-friendly dining environment.

The Country Club Tavern now offers a full lunch and dinner menu with several ethnic cuisine- and drink-themed nights, such as Italian night on Mondays and Mexican night on Tuesdays, plus a full bar.

The bar has 12 beers on tap, including Tuckahoe and Cape May Brewing companies, and a rotating craft beer selection as well as well drinks and wines. Happy hour is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and noon to 6:30 p.m. Sundays.

Live Entertainment:

The Country Club offers patrons a variety of live entertainment options throughout the week, including Quizzo on Monday nights, Name That Tune on Thursdays and live music every Tuesday and Saturday night.

"On Saturdays we really try to transform the place and get a little louder," Greenberg says. "Typically the music genre is classic rock, but every now and then we throw some country in there to keep with its roots as a country tavern."

End of the World Party:

The Mayans say the world is ending on Friday, Dec. 21, so the Country Club Tavern wants to make sure we go out with a bang. Its End of the World Party that night will include an evening of food and drink specials and a performance by Soulshine, "a local house band at the tavern that plays all around the area and are just phenomenal," Greenberg says.

Soulshine come to the stage at 9 p.m.

And if the world doesn't end?

"Then we close at 2 a.m., and open back up at 11 a.m. the next day for lunch," he says.