Looking for unique date night ideas? How about a fun evening out with friends? No matter who you’re hanging out with, these engaging nightlife combinations pair local libations with nearby entertainment, so you can make the most of your night (or weekend!) out on the town.
Arts + Craft Beers
Jersey City is renowned for its vibrant cultural and culinary offerings. Make the scene by enjoying a live performance at one of the city’s many entertainment venues—including Art House Productions and White Eagle Hall, among others. Cap off your evening with a traditional ale or gluten-free beer at Departed Soles Brewing Company.
In our coastal town beloved for its Victorian splendor, you can browse works of art at the Thomas Kinkade Victorian Walk Gallery or the Museum of Fine Arts and Popular Culture. Simply strolling the boulevards to take in the stunning architecture of Cape May’s “Painted Ladies” is always a relaxing option. Don’t forget to toast the evening at your choice of the town’s trio of havens for craft beer—Cape May Brewing Company, Cold Spring Brewery and Gusto Brewing Company.
Casinos + Cocktails
Had a long week? Let loose with a weekend in Atlantic City, where neon-lit casinos and late-night lounges set the stage for a good time. Whether slots or tables are your game, you can get in on the action at a number of popular casinos, including Bally’s Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Caesar’s Atlantic City, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Harrah’s Resort, Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel and Tropicana Atlantic City. Celebrating a sweet jackpot? Hit Bar 32 for their artisan chocolates and specialty cocktails. Need a little luck of the Irish? Stop in the Irish Pub. Feeling like a VIP? Then make your ascent to The VÜE Rooftop Bar & Lounge.
Stage + Spirits
Check out the Levoy Theatre in Millville for an evening of live entertainment. This historic venue hosts musical concerts, comedic performances and theatrical events. For a high-spirited pre-show experience, visit Lazy Eye Distillery in nearby Richland—it’s currently open Saturdays for tours and educational tasting sessions.
Jazz + Wine
Enjoy various varietals and smooth tunes all in one place at the Shanghai Jazz Restaurant & Bar in Madison, featuring upscale Asian-inspired cuisine, wines from around the globe and world-class jazz. Check out the restaurant’s music schedule and mark your personal calendar for can’t-miss performances.
We recommend exploring the official website or social media of the venue you plan to visit before your big night out. Prefer to create your own nightlife pairing? Find more dining and entertainment offerings here, and explore our wineries, breweries and distilleries.