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3 rainproof Cruisin weekend watering holes

It’s Cruisin Weekend in Ocean City and that means cool cars on all the streets. There will be scheduled and impromptu parades as well as tons of events in the local bars and restaurants geared toward the Cruisers. The thing is, the weather forecasters are saying some pretty hateful things about the weekend, throwing around the “P” word a lot. Well, you don’t have to worry about Precipitation if you know where to hole up. There are plenty of rainproof places uptown and downtown where you can settle in and watch the cars and people along the Coastal Highway while remaining as dry as you like (if it even does happen to rain).


3. 28th Street Pit ‘n’ Pub

There isn’t a ton of outside seating at the Pit ‘n’ Pub, but they have massive windows out onto Coastal Highway where you can watch the show from the relative warmth and comfort of a 4-top as they serve up all the beverages you responsibly can consume. If you wanna put a little something on your stomach, I’ve gotta recommend the Smoked Brisket Tacos.


2. The 45th Street Taphouse

Located next to Assawoman Bay Brewing Co., the Taphouse is both the scene of a rally and situated in such a way that there are plenty of opportunities to kick back with a mixed drink or a craft beer and watch the highway goings on. In the snack department, you can’t go wrong with the Taphouse Pretzels which feature dips made from the beer brewed across the parking lot.


1. Pickles Pub

The thing I like the most about Pickles is that you can be outside but not in the weather, or you can be inside completely. The Downtown scene is always a little heightened at Pickles, so it’s usually pretty busy in fair weather. If things go south though, while others are looking for cover you can just throw on a jacket and chill with your feet up as the entire show unfolds just on the other side of the sidewalk.

Cruisin Ocean City Md Boardwalk Parade Car Show 2014

Less rainproof Cruisin Weekend Events in Ocean City

We pulled this from the official site so you guys can see that there still are a bunch of rain or shine events planned this weekend:

Lots of car shows will be taking place at the Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet parking lot plus several more at various business locations in Ocean City and West Ocean City including Crab Alley, Downtown Snowhill, Gold Coast Mall, Harpoon Hanna’s, Hooters, Phillips Crab House,Phillips Seafood House, Ropewalk OC, Seacrets, Tanger Outlets and the Town of Berlin.
Boardwalk Parades that will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings
Staging beings at 27th street on the boardwalk and the parades begin at 8am from North Division Street going south to the inlet.

Tony Russo
Tony Russohttp://Ossurynot.com
Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.

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