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Ocean City, Maryland Best Bars

Best Bars in Ocean City

Day or night, there’s never a bad time to have a drink at one of the local bars in Ocean City.

Your Guide to Ocean City’s Best Bars

Summer time in Ocean City means days in the sun and an ice-cold drink in your hand. Ocean City has several bars all across the area that are perfect for unwinding after a day on the beach or toasting to an evening out. From the boardwalk to the bay, these bars serve your favorite local libations and innovative cocktails you can’t get anywhere else. Day or night, there’s never a bad time to have a drink at one of the local bars in Ocean City.

Best Bars near the Ocean City Boardwalk

Surfin’ Betty’s Beach Bar

Go straight from the Ocean City Boardwalk to the bar when you visit Surfin’ Betty’s. This pet-friendly bar, located on 16th Street and the Boardwalk, is a favorite for those looking for a cold cocktail after relaxing on the beach. Snack on classic bar bites with one of Betty’s Favorite cocktails, including a Hawaiian Fantasy, Tito’s Palmer and Watermelon Cooler.

Caribbean Pool Bar & Grill

There are a number of hotels in Ocean City, but you won’t find many with a rooftop bar. On the roof of the Plim Plaza Hotel, you’ll find a Caribbean-themed pool bar. What’s better than grabbing a drink then relaxing poolside with views of the ocean and boardwalk? Caribbean Pool Bar & Grill also serves lunch and dinner and even features live entertainment.

The Bar at the Inlet

Simply known as The Bar, this was the first bar on the boardwalk. The Bar is a favorite dive bar of locals and visitors alike. Located at the far end of the Ocean City boardwalk, near Inlet Park, The Bar is best known for serving cold beer and creative shots at cheap prices.

Best Bars in Midtown Ocean City

Skye Bar & Grille

Have you ever had a drink in the sky? Now you can at Ocean City’s Skye Bar. Skye Bar serves creative cocktails, along with fresh seafood, and features panoramic views of the ocean, bay and beyond. This open-air bar is a great venue for happy hour, lunch, dinner or lively nightlife.

Seacrets Jamaica USA

Transport yourself to the Caribbean when you visit Seacrets. This massive bar and restaurant is best known for serving customers at tables and floats right in the water. Seacrets is one of the best bars in Ocean City for waterfront views, live entertainment and an expansive craft cocktail menu.

Seacrets Ocean City bar

Dead Freddies Island Grill

Dead Freddies is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly restaurant and bar. Located right along the Assawoman Bay, Dead Freddies is a pirate-themed locale to please adults and kids alike. Children can climb the pirate ship play area while adults relax with a cocktail. Dead Freddies offers a variety of cocktails at their outdoor bar, including, fish bowls, frozen drinks, crushes, coffee cocktails, beer and wine.

Best Bars in North Ocean City

Lenny’s Beach Bar & Grill

Located at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, Lenny’s sits overlooking the beach. Open seasonally, this bar features tropical drinks and bar food. This casual beach bar isn’t just for hotel guests. Walk up straight from the beach and grab a seat under the shaded patio. Come for happy hour then stay for the live bands that perform daily.

The Original Greene Turtle

The Greene Turtle is a popular restaurant and bar with locations along the mid-Atlantic. Be sure to visit the original location in North Ocean City. Voted Best Sports Bar in Ocean City, Greene Turtle features over 50 HD televisions, perfect for watching your favorite team. You won’t want to miss the happy hour specials and live entertainment after dark.  

Tailchasers Restaurant & Dock Bar

One of Ocean City’s newest bars, Tailchaser’s is a two-floor bar offering views of the bay. Choose from the seating options available on the covered patio or in the sand. There’s even a small playground available for the kids. The bar menu includes several wine varietals and cocktails. Take advantage of the specials offered throughout the week, including happy hour on the weekends.

Ocean City, MD bars on the water

Best Bars in West Ocean City

West O Bottle Shop

If you are looking to purchase a bottle of one of Ocean City’s local craft beverages, visit West O Bottle Shop in West Ocean City. In addition to selling local and regional craft beer, wine and spirits, you can also enjoy a drink at the on-site bar and have a free tasting.

Sunset Grille

Just because you’re in West Ocean City, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a waterfront view with a drink in your hand. Sunset Grille and Teasers Bar offers breathtaking views of the bay as well as live entertainment. Teasers Bar is an open-air bar where you can even pull your boat up to the dock and have a drink at the outdoor tiki bar. Stop by for happy hour and get a discount on several beers, wines and cocktails.

Mad Fish Bar & Grill

Offering views of the Ocean City Inlet, Mad Fish Bar & Grill is an expansive bar and restaurant, perfect for watching the big game or taking in the sunset. Specialty drinks include various flavors of crushes, margaritas, mules, frozen drinks and more. Whether you come for happy hour or a drink on one of the outdoor decks, you can also enjoy live music on the waterfront stage with your refreshing drink.