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Top 5 Best Nightclubs in Atlantic City in 2021

Often regarded as the East Coast’s version of Las Vegas, Atlantic City in New Jersey offers plenty for tourists to do at this beachside city. Atlantic City has everything from beaches to carnivals and amusement park attractions on the boardwalk. At night, the city truly comes alive with its casinos, clubs, and a variety of other fun nightlife entertainment. The nightclubs are where the party really happens if you don’t have a penchant for gambling, and here are the five best nightclubs in Atlantic City in 2020.


Crowded Dance floor at HQ2 in Atlantic City
For Atlantic City’s “Nightclub of the Year” Award, the party doesn’t get much better

HQ2 Nightclub and Beachclub at Ocean Casino Resort is located directly on the world-famous Jersey Shore in the heart of Atlantic City. The beautiful nightclub which is Atlantic City Weekly’s 2019 “Nightclub of the Year” and one of International Nightlife Congress’ 100 World’s Best Nightclubs in the world, features some of the most sought-after global DJs, performers and artists at the venue. With luck and a little bit of planning, you might be able to see Steve Aoki DJ at the venue or even hear Rascal Flatts singing, as the club strives to be well rounded when it comes to their nightly entertainment. The venue also features amazing food, great beer, and some of the best dance and pool parties in the city. When the heat of the summer becomes unbearable, check out HQ2’s beachclub for a cool and fun time.


Busy dance floor at DAER Atlantic City
We ‘double dog dare’ you to ‘send it’ here

Opened in Summer of 2018, DAER Nightclub is an intimate Vegas-style nightclub in Atlantic City. Featuring cutting-edge production, which includes an 110,000-watt Funktion One sound system as well as a 30-foot state-of-the-art LED centerpiece, the mega club boasts an unparalleled audio/visual experience for clubgoers to enjoy top musical talent. With globally renowned DJs and artists, like Zedd and Alessio, taking the stage on a nightly basis, DAER is the pinnacle of Atlantic City’s vibrant nightlife circuit, and a necessary experience for anyone visiting the famous boardwalk. The venue is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Kiss Kiss

Bar and holographic girls at Kiss Kiss Miami
If you’re looking for extra aesthetics, the cyclindrical neon tunnel entrance and dancers will have you covered

Kiss Kiss nightclub creates a neon burlesque take on Alice in Wonderland with their rabbit hole entrance and bright LED sets. With go-go dancers and lessons offered before the nightclub opened up in the afternoon, they really were attempting to create the rich atmosphere of former burlesque hotspots. Now, the club wants to shake things up a little by having world renowned DJs play top 40, house, and hip-hop music on an open format in the club, attempting to make it share the same vibe as current popular nightclubs in Miami and Vegas. If you love comedy, Kiss Kiss also has a relationship with the Atlantic City Comedy Club, which will put on shows at the venue earlier in the night. With affordable drinks and food, a variety of entertainment, and music that never stops, Kiss Kiss in Atlantic City offers everything needed to have a wild night of fun.

The Pool After Dark

A pool party at night is always a good move when you’re trying to get bottle service

The legendary Pool After Dark located inside Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City packs a nightlife experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. True to their name, the venue hosts the biggest and best indoor pool parties with their massive 3,500 square foot, 86,000-gallon pool taking the center stage under their awe-inspiring dome.  This multi-level club boasts a spacious first floor decorated with trees, cabanas, tropical flora, and hot tubs; a second-floor balcony with direct sightlines to all of the action; as well as an outdoor rooftop deck when weather permits. To have the best party in town, Pool After Dark pulls in a variety of A-list celebrity hosts, DJs and performers straight off the Billboard Hot 100 charts like French Montana, 3LAU, Fat Joe, 50 Cent, DJ Pauly D. As guests immerse themselves in the sounds of top 40, hip-hop & EDM beside the city’s most captivating dancers, they can take in the scene of the hottest stars in the industry performing live from the elevated stage & DJ area, enhanced with eye-catching graphic displays on massive LED walls. VIP bottle service is also available for guests who wish to rent out private cabanas to take their visit to the next level.The legendary Pool After Dark located inside Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City packs a nightlife experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. With a 3,500 sq. foot, 86,000 gallon pool in the middle, the pool party in this awe-inspiring dome is sure to be unforgettable. This multi-level club boasts a spacious first floor decorated with trees, cabanas, tropical flora, and hot tubs; a second floor balcony with direct sightlines to all of the action; as well as an outdoor rooftop deck when weather permits. 


Confetti thrown in the dance floor at Premier
Whether it’s your first night out or you’re a seasoned vet, Premier will deliver

Attached to Atlantic City’s biggest casino and resort, Borgata, the 18,000 square feet venue of the Premier Nightclub provides a sophisticated nightlife experience like no other. Designed by the talented Josh Held who is responsible for TAO Las Vegas, Voyeur Los Angeles, and Marquee NYC, Premier creates a captivating theatrical atmosphere guaranteed to exceed your expectations. The club’s main room is flanked by two 35-foot-long bars with carved-stone faces and pierced-metal and mirrored back bars while a 6-foot-wide disco ball surrounded by a 25-foot-wide programmable chandelier hangs from above. The huge staircase features bronze filigree which leads guests up to a curved mezzanine. From unmatched service to alluring design and top name DJs, creating Premier Moments start from the time you step through the doors..

Atlantic City Nightclubs FAQ

What are the hottest clubs in Atlantic City?

The best clubs in Atlantic City include: HQ2 Nightclub, Daer Nightclub, Kiss Kiss, The Pool After Dark, and Premier.

What are the best EDM clubs in Atlantic City?

The best clubs in Atlantic City that play electronic music are: Daer Nightclub, HQ2, and Premier.

What are the best hip hop clubs in Atlantic City?

The best hip hop clubs in AC include Kiss Kiss, Premier, and Pool After Dark.

What are the best pool parties in Atlantic City?

The best pool parties in Atlantic City include Pool After Dark and HQ2 Beach Club.

What time is last call in Atlantic City?

Atlantic City serves alcohol 24 hours a day.

What time do Atlantic City Nightclubs typically open?

The nightclubs open around 10 PM.

What time do Atlantic City Nightclubs typically close?

Usually 4 AM on weekends, but clubs can close as early as 2 AM depending on the day of the week and the club.

Is weed legal in Atlantic City?

Marijuana is illegal in Atlantic City, and is punishable by different penalties depending on the amount of marijuana an offender possesses. 

What is the dress code like at Atlantic City Nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.

How can I book bottle service for Atlantic City Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Atlantic City Nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.