Beachgoers in Avalon looking for a place to have a drink and listen to live music don't have to wander too far any more.
The Golden Inn Hotel & Resort's beach bar, which is steps from the 79th Street entrance of the beach has experienced great success since opening to the general public a few years ago. Previously the poolside beach bar was reserved for its hotel guests.
Director of Sales and Marketing Charlotte Haman said making the decision to make the beach bar public a few years ago has made it a popular party spot for Avalon locals and visitors to end their beach day or start their night.
"Once people find out about the beach bar, they often become regulars," Haman says. "The locals all know about it, but our goal is just to get the word out to Avalon's visitors that we're open to the public and we have a lot to offer."
No Shower Happy Hour
The Golden Inn's beach bar hosts a daily 'No Shower Happy Hour' from 3 to 6 p.m. with drink specials and live entertainment.
Drink specials include $3 domestic beer every day, as well as additional $5 drink specials depending on the day of the week.
The $5 specials include 16-ounce Skyy Vodka and Cruzan drinks on Sundays, 16-ounce Sauza margaritas on Mondays and Fridays, any 16-ounce drink on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 16-ounce Cruzan Rum drinks on Saturdays.
The beach bar also has $5 Skyy Bloody Marys from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. They also host trivia during No Shower Happy Hour every Tuesday.
The live entertainment schedule includes reggae on Sundays with Sensa Motion Band from noon to 3 p.m. and Jack Light Move from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sean Loosh Duo performs from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays,
Trivia on Tuesdays takes place from 3 to 7:30 p.m., with Stellar Mojo on stage from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Tony Flagiello Duo performs from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Rad & Kel from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays and on Saturdays Net Worth Stealing performs from noon to 3 p.m. and Mike Thompson Band takes over from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
"Sundays are definitely the highlight of the week," Haman says. "We have two bands performing and the place gets packed."
There is no cover charge to enter the beach bar.