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To say as many people come to Ocean City for the bars and nightlife as the beach would be an overstatement, but not my much. Here you’ll find access to bar listingsdiscounted gift certificates to save you 40%, coupons, articles, bars serving up local beer, and the Best of Ocean City® winners.

Ocean City’s bar scene is second to none and regardless if you’re looking for a night out on the town, an energetic happy hour, or just a laid back spot to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset, Ocean City has a bar stool- or beach chair- with your name on it.

Downtown Ocean City has some excellent bar options overlooking the Boardwalk and the bay. Along the Boardwalk, check out the Purple Moose for some of Ocean City’s best live entertainment, Shenanigan’s to drink like the Irish, or Ocean City’s first brewery- Backshore– on 10th St. Just off the boardwalk on Wicomico Street you’ll find local favorites like the Bearded Clam, Cork Bar, and Pour House. Bayside, just under the Route 50 Bridge, drop into the well-known Angler, or try your luck at ‘chug-a-duck’ at MR Ducks. Finally, you can also find Pickles Pub between 7-8th Streets on Coastal Highway.

As you get into mid-town you’ll come to the iconic Seacrets. With over 18 bars, a nightclub, a full-service restaurant, and a beach/bay party area, Seacrets is one of the most popular bars not only in Ocean City, but in the US. If you’re looking for other options, stop by Ocean City Brewing Co. for 24 homemade beers on tap, Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill for Tuesday night Theme Parties or Saturday’s Beach Bash, or Fager’s Island for Monday’s Deck Party or an awesome happy hour sunset, all located between 54-59th St.

Should you want to sip your beer or cocktail by the pool, Ocean City has some great pool bars to choose from. the Caribbean Pool Bar at Plim Plaza on 2nd St., the Holiday Inn on 17th, and Riptide Pool Bar on 26th are some of the most popular.

Want craft beer from around the region? Stop by Taphouse on 45th St. or Pizza Tugos in West OC for some of the best selections in Ocean City. If you want karaoke, sing your heart out at Sandbar on 33rd St. If you want to try to last 8 seconds on a mechanical bull, ride over to Cowboy Coast on 17th. If you want an Irish experience, Duffy’s Finnegan’s in the Princess Bayside, Shenanigan’s and Kirby’s are just a few of your options. And if you want 2 for 1 happy hour, get to Coconut’s Beach Bar and Grill between 5-6pm,

Finally if you’re looking for an awesome sports bar experience, Ocean City has you covered. The Original Greene Turtle on 116th St. is a must, but the West OC location is a great second option. Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers fans can both find comfort on 28th St. where the pro-Ravens Pit & Pub and pro-Steelers Buxy’s Salty Dog stare face to face across the street from one another.