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.
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.
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
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
Why It's Special: You're right across from the beach!
A boat at the back of the Lobster House.
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.
Why It's Special: You get to be on a boat, but never have to take sail!