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Ocean City Bars and Nightclubs
Bars with a view
Bars with live music
Whatever kind of bar you're looking for, you'll find it in Ocean City!
A guide to Ocean City bars
- We have comprehensive bar listings that direct you to the place best suited to your mood.
- We have discounted gift certificates to save you 40 percent on your night out,
- Coupons for discounts and specials at all of your favorite Ocean City establishment.
- We make an effort to get out to the bars and report back with stories about the experience.
- As the craft beer boom continues, we have our own section devoted to bars serving up local beer.
- Finally, we have the Best of Ocean City® winners listed. These are the places that are voted on by our regular readers.
The bar scene in Ocean City, Maryland 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 a beach chair with your name on it.
Downtown Bars in Ocean City, MD
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 Fin City, Ocean City’s first brewery. Just off the boardwalk on Wicomico Street, you’ll find local favorites like the Bearded Clam and the Cork Bar. Bayside, just under the Route 50 Bridge, drop into the well-known Angler, or MR Ducks. Finally, you’ll also find great sports bars like Pickles Pub between 7th and 8th Streets on Coastal Highway.
Midtown Bars in Ocean City MD
As you get into mid-town you’ll reach one of Ocean City’s most iconic restaurant/nightclubs, Seacrets. With over 18 bars, several concert stages, a full-service restaurant and a beach/bay party area, Seacrets is not only one of the most popular Ocean City bars, but it’s also among the most popular in the country. If you’re looking for other options, stop by Ironweed Ale Werks for homemade beers on tap, Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill for Tuesday night Theme Parties or a Saturday Beach Bash, or Fager’s Island for Monday Night Deck Parties or an awesome happy hour sunset, all located between 54th and 59th St.
Craft Beer in Ocean City bars
Want craft beer that’s local to the region? Stop by the Taphouse on 45th St. or Pizza Tugos in West OC for some of the best selections of any Ocean City bars. If you want karaoke, sing your heart out at the Sandbar on 33rd St. If you want to try to last eight seconds on a mechanical bull, ride over to Cowboy Coast on 17th. If you want an Irish experience, Duffy’s Tavern, Shenanigan’s and Kirby’s are just a few of your options.
Ocean City Sports Bars
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.
We are looking for a place that makes specialty beverages. Can you suggest one in the OC area?