Summer 2014 is almost upon us. Each new season in Ocean City, Md brings new opportunities for new businesses to leave their mark. So, what’s new in Ocean City for 2014? This year, there are a number of new Ocean City restaurants and hotels who have worked hard all off-season to have their doors open when you get here. Additionally, there are also a few old favorites who are expanding or relocating to give their customers the best possible experience.
If you’re looking for what’s new in OCMD for 2014, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s an overview of what’s new in Ocean City that you should check out on your next beach vacation:
New Bars and Restaurants for 2014
–The face of Ocean City brewing is changing this summer as the Ocean City Brewing Co. moves into the old Adkin’s warehouse on 55th St. Slated to open mid-May, the OC Brewing Co. will feature a multitude of beers brewed on premise, including OC Light and OC Lager (the only locally made lager in town), elevated pub grub, communal style seating, and tours of its brewing operation- which can also be viewed any time through open windows that give patrons a first hand look at how their beer is made.
-Ocean City’s most famous establishment, Seacrets, added a new raw bar to give patrons yet another enjoyable experience in 2014. The bar was fashioned by Seacrets owner, Leighton Moore, himself out of old boat parts and other nautically themed artifacts and will feature a bounty of local seafood. In addition, Seacrets is also expanding its alcohol distribution with the bottling of Tropicale (a beach-inspired craft beer brewed by Evolution Brewing Co. exclusively for Seacrets) and a new line of Seacrets spirits, bottled by Delaware Distilling Company. Finally, be on the lookout for jars of Seacrets’ jerk marinade next to its bottles of its honey mustard on the shelves of your local grocery store. Seacrets’ beer, spirits, and food products will be available throughout the mid-Atlantic by the summer of 2014.
–Harpoon Hanna’s underwent a winter makeover this off-season to remodel and expand their immensely popular tiki bar and restaurant. Stop by to check out the new and improved dining room. Stay for the same great dining and drinking experience.
–Anthony’s Beer and Wine is expanding their operations with a brand new bar and a brand new license that allows them to sell liquor to go. Construction is currently underway and the renovations are expected to be completed in early May.
-The former Shorebilly Brewing Company, on 10th St and the boards, will relaunch this summer under the new name of Backshore Brewing. The name may have changed, but Backshore promises to serve up the same great brews and same great views you have come to expect from Ocean City’s first brewery.
– The long time home of the Party Block/Paddock Nite Club will take on an entirely new look this summer, as the brand new Cowboy Coast replaces the iconic Ocean City establishment. Cowboy Coast isOcean City’s only country/western themed bar, and the only to feature a mechanical bull for your entertainment.
–Guido’s Burritos has seen tremendous success at its Boardwalk location since opening several years ago. The management team hopes to continue its original burritos, giant margaritas, and party atmosphere will see similar success as it opens another location in the old Angelo’s building on 33rd St.
-The Pirate’s Den will be changing locations and reopening in the old Christmas Spirit shop on 34th St. Owners Michael and Maryanne Lawson have announced their new establishment will be called Barn 34.
–Fager’s Island GM Kevin Myers is considering branching out and opening his own two-story restaurant on 58th St. Details remain up in the air, but the initial plan is for a sub shop on the bottom and a craft beer/burger joint on top. We will announce more details as they come available.
-Five Guys Burgers and Fries will be replacing KFC on 136th St. next to Old Pro Golf.
New Hotels for 2014
-The LaQuinta Inn & Suites franchise is coming to Ocean City and will occupy the former Ocean Voyager Motel on 33rd St- in the same building that once also housed the Pirate’s Den. The hotel, hich is inline with the design of other LaQuinta franchies, stands 5 stories tall and includes its own bar/restaurant.
-A new Holiday Inn Express will be joining the West OC hotel family along Route 50. The new Holiday Inn will offer 78 rooms.
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