Drinking On The Beach

Waterfront Watering Holes Around Cape May

Special Summer Pub Spots with Water Views 

Cape May has some great watering holes, and by that we mean both drinking sites and water views.  Most are only open during the season, so plan accordingly. Here are some to consider during your next visit.

On The Rocks Dockside Grill

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry's own dockside grill! Live music weeknights during the summer and waterfront views. 

On the Rocks Cape May Food Menu

What to drink? Orange or Grapefruit Crushes. 

What to eat? Coconut shrimp with the raspberry sauce. 

Address: 1200 Lincoln Blvd, North Cape May, 08204

Phone: No reservations required and no phone to make them!

Why It's Special: You get to watch the boats come in!



The Ferry Lido Bar

The ultimate waterfront dining experience is actually on the water! Only open during the summer, look for the blue and white striped awnings on the top deck.

Lido Bar View on the Upper Deck of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

What to drink? Creamsicle Crush or Coconut MaiTai.

What to eat? Any preferred snack, sandwich, or salad from the Galley. 

Address: On the water!  Board at Cape May terminal. 

Phone: Reservations only desired for your ferry ticket, but you can board as a foot passenger without a prior reservation. 

Why It's Special: You're actually sailing on the water!



Harry's Ocean Bar

Live music every night throughout the summer and a gorgeous wooden bar looking out over the ocean.

What to drink? Any of the specialty sangrias or margaritas. Or, try the Sang-Arita putting two greats together!

What to eat? Harry's signature Clam Chowder, or a Lobster BLT!

Address: 1025 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204

Phone: 609.884.2779

Why It's Special: It's a rooftop bar named one of the best places to drink outdoors by Philadelphia Magazine. 



The Rusty Nail

Originally a surfer bar, it's a beach bar with the rumored longest wood bar in all of Cape May. 

What to drink? Pineapple Jawn

What to eat? If it's fried, it fits.  

Address: 205 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204

Phone: 609.884.0017

Why It's Special: You're right across from the beach!



Schooner American

A boat at the back of the Lobster House. 

Schooner American

What to drink? Grapefruit Crush or the drink of the day.

What to eat? The raw bar. 

Address: 906 Schellengers Landing Rd., Cape May, NJ 08204.

Phone:  609.884.8296

Why It's Special: You get to be on a boat, but never have to take sail!

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