Atlantic City, New Jersey is second only to Las Vegas for gambling, and is a popular destination for vacations and short breaks. The city has nine casinos which bring in a combined revenue of over $3.943 billion each year. All offer hotel rooms for guests, making Atlantic City the perfect place to enjoy a night out with friends. Staying at your casino, you can find all the entertainment you need right at your feet. If a fun night is what you are looking for, you will want to head to the place with the best drinks and service in town. Which casinos are leading the way when it comes to ordering a soft drink or a virgin cocktail?
Many of the casinos, including Bally’s, Caesars and Showboat, have introduced drink ordering technology to the slot machines themselves. Guests can choose a drink and have it sent to where they are playing. For loyalty card holders and high spenders, the drinks are often free. Many casinos will also provide free drinks for active players: feel free to ask if you have not already been offered one. Casinos like to look after their players and you can always guarantee fast, friendly service. Make sure to offer a good tip up front and the servers will make even more effort to serve you promptly.
Between games, check out the The Quarter at the Tropicana. This Cuban-inspired complex merges shops, bars and clubs with a retro Havana theme throughout. Green tea is a popular ingredient of the non-alcoholic cocktails on offer here. The Quarter is also home to Rí Rá, a renowned Irish bar serving great food and strong coffees. The music and dancing goes on until late into the night, at which point you can head towards the casinos’ late night clubs and bars to round off the night.
The casino games are sure to keep you busy during your trip, and you will also be able to take in shows and enjoy fantastic meals without ever stepping foot outside. Finished playing the slots and blackjack, and considering a new challenge? If you want to try poker but don’t know how to play, many casinos can offer you a private or group lesson in the game’s basics, if you want to test yourself before you go check out this quiz. Enjoy a drink and relax while an experienced instructor gives you a rundown of the rules.
Between 11am and 4pm, check out the Hard Rock Café at Trump Taj Mahal. The patio bar is known for its signature cocktail menu and also serves a great selection of juices and hot beverages. Looking for a way to start your evening? Try the alcohol-free cocktails at Dos Caminos Tequila Bar at Harrah’s: the place to be on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. The happy hour offers include a wide range of beverages and you can also grab a bite to eat while you are there. Enjoy craft beers – including alcohol-free brands – at sensible prices at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse in the Golden Nugget. Afterward, party into the night at A Dam Good Sports Bar in The Palm.