10 Places to Celebrate Irish Fall Festival

The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast is coming to North Wildwood’s Entertainment District from Thursday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 24. Read on to find some of the Wildwoods’ best places to go for Irish specials and entertainment all weekend long!

1. Anglesea Pub
1st & New Jersey Aves., North Wildwood
(609) 729-1133, www.angleseapubnj.com
If you want to visit Ireland’s corner pub in North Wildwood, visit Angelsea Pub! Angelsea Pub has a jam-packed Irish Fall Festival entertainment lineup including Patsy Bradley, Jamie and the Quietmen, the Shantys, DJ entertainment and more, starting as early as Wednesday. On Friday, experience an Irish Happy Hour with Jamie Ratchford from 4:30 to 7 p.m. With 20 craft beers on tap and multiple food and drink specials, you can keep the fun going all Irish weekend long!

2. Casey’s on Third
3rd & New York Aves., North Wildwood
(609) 522-7759, www.caseysonthird.com
Casey’s on Third is “where the Irish come to play!” During Irish Fall Festival, Casey’s will have live entertainment from the Sindi Raymond Band on Thursday, Mike & Callie and Jamison on Friday, and Kilted Rogues Bagpipes, Love Junk and Jamison on Saturday. Additionally, on Sunday you can catch a halftime show by the Kilted Rogues Bagpipes, and an after-show by Celtic Connection. With Casey’s being just walking distance from North Wildwood’s Entertainment District, you’ll definitely want to stop in for an Irish experience.

3. Dogtooth Bar & Grill
100 East Taylor Avenue, Wildwood
(609) 522-8383, www.dogtoothbar.com
Dogtooth celebrates Irish Weekend with plenty of food and drink specials all weekend long. If you’re feeling lucky, play “Name that Tune” with DJ Denny Oh at 9 p.m. on Friday night – 1st place gets a prize! On Saturday night, enjoy the Irish/rock sounds of Birmingham Six at 9 p.m. Don’t miss the great Happy Hour specials on Thursday and Friday at the bar from 4 to 6 p.m.!

4. Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill
Spruce & Olde New Jersey Aves., North Wildwood
(609) 522-3350, www.flipflopzbarandgrill.com
Kick off Irish Weekend at Flip Flopz on Thursday night with DJ entertainment at 9 p.m. Throughout the rest of the weekend, don’t miss live Irish entertainment from Bogside Rogues, Barley Juice, Malarkey Brothers and Five Quid. Enjoy these tunes over delicious Irish food specials!

5. Ice House Restaurant & Bar
4415 Park Blvd., Wildwood
(609) 522-0033, www.icehousewildwood.com
Ice House welcomes the Irish to come party! Visit the upstairs deck, open Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m., offering awesome views and fabulous sunsets overlooking Otten’s Harbor. Or, check out the extensive menu waiting for you inside the dining room, open Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. Stop by early for the Early Bird special until 6 p.m. – three courses for just $20!

6. Mulligan’s Shore Bar and Grill
310 W. Hildreth Ave., Wildwood
(609) 522-4883
Have some fun at Mulligan’s Shore Bar and Grill as Billie McGovern takes the stage at 10 p.m. on Friday night, and Dave Catling performs at 10 p.m. on Saturday night. Be sure to take advantage of daily and nightly Happy Hour specials!

7. Owen’s Pub
17th Ave., North Wildwood
(609) 729-7290
Owen’s Pub will be full of entertainment for Irish Fall Festival! All weekend long, Owen’s Pub will have DJ entertainment, along with many Irish food specials including Reuben Egg Rolls, Irish Burger, Grilled Reuben, Corned Beef Special, Fish & Chips and Shepherd’s Pie. On Sunday, be sure to catch the Essex County Police & Firemen Emerald Society Pipe Band performing at 3 p.m. Join Owen’s Pub for the Irish Jog, the 16th Annual Tink Haldeman Memorial 5K Run & 1M Walk on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Visit www.TheIrishJog.com for more information.

8. Ship N’ Shore
434 W. Montgomery Ave., Wildwood
(609) 522-0377
Be sure to visit Ship N’ Shore for Happy Hour prices all day every day, and awesome food and drink specials all weekend long. If you’re looking for a different way to celebrate Irish Fall Festival, Ship N’ Shore will host its annual Hawaiian Luau & Irish BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 p.m., featuring their famous green pig!

9. Westy’s Irish Pub
101 E. Walnut Ave., North Wildwood
(609) 522-4991, www.westysirishpub.com
Head over to Westy’s for a special Irish Fall Festival menu full of classic Irish cuisine. Catch a loaded entertainment lineup Thursday through Sunday featuring the Flip-N-Mickeys, Shake, Raymond Coleman, the Paul Moore Band, the Hooligans, the Zone, Jerry Smith and Emily’s Toolbox!

10. The Wharf
708 W. Burk Ave., Wildwood
(609) 522-6336, www.thewharfnj.com
When you need a break from the Irish hustle and bustle, sit back and relax at the Wharf – your hideaway on the waterway. Aside from stunning waterfront views, you can enjoy great food and drink specials such as $19.95 sunset dinners from 4 to 6 p.m. and a Thursday and Friday Happy Hour with $1.50 domestic drafts. Enjoy DJ entertainment Friday night, as well as tunes from the Sindi Raymond Band on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.!

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