Drinking alone is no fun. And it's just not a party without your best friend.

This summer, your best friend is welcome at The Rusty Nail in Cape May - even if he has four legs. The surfer bar known for it's casual beach style is welcoming dogs in its picnic area and fire pit all summer.

Rusty Nail has a full bar and live music during the summer, and it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That means you can stop by to 'rehydrate' while on a walk with your dog, or spend the whole day at the beach together.

If you forget something at home, pick up a doggy bandana or T-shirt in the gift shop as a souvenir. Just don't forget your dog is thirsty, too. Doggy bowls also are on sale.

The Beach Shack is a revived beachfront motel with 66 modern, efficiency-style guestrooms that is attached to the Rusty Nail. For reservations or more information,call 877-742-2507.

- Felicia Compian