Nightlife in Ocean City, MD: Bars, Restaurants, and Live Music

February 7, 2023 by Kristen Oliver0

Ocean City Maryland Bars

The nightlife at the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel continues long after the sun has set, courtesy of nearby bars in Ocean City, Maryland. Several restaurants and bars are close to the hotel, enabling you to grab a bite or step out whenever you need a change of environment during your stay with us.

We have compiled a list of Ocean City’s best bars, restaurants, and social scenes to visit.

Bars to Grab a Drink At

If you are looking for a social place with a great atmosphere and an endless supply of drinks, then consider dropping into any of the bars on this list.


Composed of several bars and nightclubs under one roof, Seacrets is easily every reveler’s dream. Complete with delicious food and tasty drinks, its social calendar is packed with events. Moreover, it has an outdoor area where you can float on the bay in an inner tube while enjoying your drink. The establishment also houses a distillery that makes original gin, vodka, and rum. The management offers a tour of the facility should you be curious.

Cork Bar

If you are a fan of beer and everything pubs, then Cork Bar is the place for you. Aside from getting the coldest beer in town, you can also enjoy a game of pool or sharpen your skills at darts.

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Restaurants You Must Try

Food is fuel for the body, and there is no shortage of Ocean City, Maryland bars with delicious food offerings to restore your depleted energy.

Alley Oops

Are you looking for a kid-friendly environment? Then Alley Oops is the place to be. This seafood resort welcomes people of all ages to try out its offerings ranging from food, drinks, and activities. They offer bowling, arcade games, and a chance to view a live shark tank. You can also bond with family over fun trivia.

M.R. Ducks

This establishment is located at 311 Talbot Street on the bay’s docks. They play live music regularly and offer delicious bites in addition to the Chug-a-Duck, their signature drink.

45th Street TapHouses

Have you always wanted to drink a beer in a restaurant overlooking the beach? The 45th Street TapHouses should be your beach hangout of choice. They have some delicious food selections and an array of craft beers and cocktails that you could try.

Live Music to Enjoy

Music is food for the soul. Some bars and social places in Ocean City that provide a lively environment for music lovers include:

Performing Arts Center

Lovers of art can enjoy music concerts and theater productions by buying a ticket to the Performing Arts Center. Need to experience a live orchestra or play? Get the best in musicals, dance performances, and more by booking a front-row seat to an event held at the Performing Arts Center.

Purple Moose Saloon

Classic rock and roll is a constant feature at the Purple Moose Saloon. There is live entertainment every night of the week, with the place going into a total frenzy during the annual Bike Week.

Fager’s Island

Fager’s Island is the right destination if you want a fine dining experience and good live music. They offer American and Pacific Rim Cuisine and over 30 variations of wine. Their nights are packed with great events, from live bands and Dj sessions to deck parties. They also host beer and oyster events where revelers wine and dine in a great assortment of specially crafted foods and drinks.

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Try Princess Bayside Beach Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, for the Best Nightlife

You will need convenient accommodation to fully explore the bars in Ocean City, Maryland. The bayside rooms at The Princes Bayside Beach hotel enable you to enjoy great ocean views while also allowing for proximity to the establishments, as mentioned earlier.

Contact us today to learn more or book a stay.

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