While other shore bars and restaurants close up after summer, O'Boyle's Irish Pub in North Wildwood keeps the party going year round.
"We're open seven days a week from breakfast to last call at the bar," says owner Maureen Fehrle (formerly Maureen Boyle).
Last call is typically around 2 a.m.
O'Boyle Irish Pub is a family business owned by North Wildwood residents and Philadelphia transplants Dan and Doris Boyle and their daughters Maureen Fehrle and Dorrie Lelle. Their daughter Stacy Heym is a bartender and their son Tommy Boyle is the head chef.
O'Boyle's attracts more of an older crowd, says manager Maureen Fehrle. But that's not to be confused with less fun.
"This place is packed on a Saturday night," Fehrle says.
The pub serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a full bar offering drink specials all year round.
Breakfast is 8 to 11 a.m. daily with $2.50 Bloody Mary's, and dinner starts at 4 p.m. The menu is inspired by Irish cuisine with house favorites such as homemade pot pie, sheppard's pie and the meatloaf.
Happy hour is 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and during the summer months there's live entertainment on weekends.
"O'Boyle's is more of a laid-back, everybody-knows-everybody kind of place," Fehle says.
After summer, the pub adds on food and drink specials to keep the crowd coming.
Football Season Specials:
O'Boyle's Irish Pub is the perfect place to watch a football game, with food and drink specials, giveaways and TVs mounted all around the bar.
Game-time drink specials include $1 mugs, $2 Bud and Bud Light and $1.50 15-ounce Bud drafts. Food specials are $1 hot dogs, $1.50 cheeseburger sliders, $5 cheese pizza and 40-cent wings.
"Summer's not over until Irish Weekend, the last big bang for the shore," Stacy Heym says. "Everybody's Irish on Irish Weekend."
Irish Weekend in North Wildwood, Sept. 20 through 23, is the largest Irish festival on the East Coast. Thousands of green-clothed folks flock to Wildwood for the four-day festival celebrating everything Irish, from music and dancing to beer.
"Being that we're a traditional Irish pub in the heart of it all, we get a lot of attention," Heym says.
O'Boyle will be celebrating with live entertainment by the Brian Boru Band, a traditional Irish pipes and drum band; Good For You, a five-piece band; and music by DJ Eddie Myers, aka "The Taj."
After the parade, the Brian Boru Band will head to O'Boyle's to party and perform, Heym says.
Order a Shamrock Shake, a shot of whipped vodka, green creamed mint and a splash of cream.
What: O'Boyle's Irish Pub
Where: 2505 Delaware Ave. in North Wildwood, 609-729-5900
When: Open 8 a.m. to close seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Who: Dan and Doris Boyle and daughters Maureen Fehrle and Dorrie Lelle
Facebook: Search O'Boyle's Irish Pub
Other info: Credit cards accepted, street-side parking available, handicapped accessible. Early bird dinner special daily from 3 to 5 p.m. with select menu items all for $9.99.