The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast is coming to North Wildwood from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27. Read on to find out some of the best places to go for Irish specials and entertainment all weekend long!
1. Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill
106 West Spruce Avenue, North Wildwood
(609) 522-3350, www.flipflopzbarandgrill.com
If you’re perusing down Olde New Jersey Avenue during Irish Fall Festival this weekend, be sure to step off the street for a bit and grab a bite to eat paired with some great drinks. Flip Flopz welcomes Irish Fall Festival attendees all weekend long, but be sure to stop in on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. for Happy Hour specials including $2.50 domestic bottles, $2 domestic pints, $3 well drinks and $5 appetizers at the downstairs bar. Don’t miss the Saturday pool party at Tiki Topz complete with DJ entertainment!
2. Westy’s Irish Pub
101 East Walnut Avenue, North Wildwood
(609) 522-4991, www.westysirishpub.com
Head over to Westy’s for an Irish Fall Festival menu including corned beef & cabbage and ham & cabbage. Catch live entertainment all weekend long from the Flip-N-Mickeys, the Hooligans, Nowhere Slow and more. Happy Hour on Thursday and Friday is from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes $2 domestics and $2.50 well drinks, but you might want to take a break from the drinks to try Westy’s Shamrock Shakes and Irish coffee!
100 West Walnut Avenue, North Wildwood
(609) 522-8570, www.echosnorthwildwood.com
Down the street from Westy’s is Echo’s, which will feature autumn craft beers for Irish Fall Festival, including Philadelphia Brewing Company’s “Kenz O’Lantern,” Leinenkugel’s “Harvest Patch Shandy,” Sierra Nevada’s “Oktoberfest” and Cape May Brewing Company’s “The Bog.” Also enjoy a special Irish Fall Festival menu which includes shepherd’s pie, “Bangers and Mash” and more. The party continues at night with live entertainment by DJ Gibby and DJ Joey Dino all weekend long!
4. North End American Grill
Chestnut & Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
(609) 435-5691, www.northendamericangrill.com
North End American Grill in North Wildwood is also serving up a special menu for Irish Fall Festival which includes your favorite Irish fare, such as traditional shepherd’s pie, corned beef & cabbage and much more. Enjoy live entertainment Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., and daily Happy Hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. Located in the heart of the festival, you won’t miss a thing while dining inside or outside in the patio seating area.
5. Anglesea Pub
116 West 1st Avenue, North Wildwood
(609) 729-1133, www.angleseapub.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 the Sean Fleming Band, Jamie and the Quiet Men, Patsy Bradley and more, starting as early as Wednesday. An extra-long Happy Hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (and Wednesday if you’re starting early) keeps the fun going all day long.
6. Casey’s on Third Bar & Grille
301 New York Avenue, 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 Sindi Raymond, Jamison and Birmingham Six. With Casey’s being just walking distance from the North Wildwood entertainment district, you’ll definitely want to stop in for food and drink specials all weekend long.
7. Owen’s Pub
119 East 17th Avenue, North Wildwood
Owen’s Pub in North Wildwood will be full of entertainment for Irish Fall Festival! From Thursday to Monday (if you want to extend your weekend fun), Owen’s Pub will have DJ entertainment and Irish dancers, along with many Irish food specials including an Irish burger and a grilled Reuben sandwich. On Sunday, be sure to catch the Essex County Police & Firemen Emerald Society Pipe Band performing at 3 p.m. Join Owen’s Pub in the AOH Tink Haldeman Memorial 5K Run & 1M Walk on Saturday the 26 at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $15 and registration is at 8 a.m. at 1st & Olde New Jersey Avenue. All proceeds go to Wildwood Catholic High School.
8. O’Boyle’s Irish Pub
2505 Delaware Avenue, North Wildwood
O’Boyle’s Irish Pub in North Wildwood features cuisine inspired by authentic Irish dishes. What better place to go while celebrating Irish heritage! Lucky for you, Happy Hour is seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m. with $1.50 domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3 wines and $3 import bottles. If you’re bummed about missing the Pope for Irish Fall Festival, O’Boyle’s is hosting breakfast with the Pope!
9. Ship N’ Shore
434 West Montgomery Avenue, Wildwood
If you happen to stray away from North Wildwood and find yourself heading toward Wildwood, visit Ship N’ Shore for Happy Hour prices all day every day along with dinner 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, September 26 featuring their famous green pig!
10. Dogtooth Bar and Grill
100 East Taylor Avenue, Wildwood
(609) 522-8383, www.dogtoothbar.com
Located in the heart of Wildwood is Dogtooth Bar and Grill, featuring Irish dinner specials and $4 Guinness stout on Friday and Saturday nights. If you’re feeling lucky, participate in “Name that Tune” with Denny O at 9 p.m. on Friday night. On Saturday night, enjoy a mix of Irish punk, rock and traditional music with the Irish band Birmingham Six at 9:30 p.m. Happy Hour specials on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. include $2.50 domestic bottles, $1.50 domestic pints, $2.50 well drinks and discounted appetizers. For some late night fun at the bar, reverse Happy Hour is on Friday from 11 p.m. to midnight!
11. Old City Pub
3301 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood
(609) 846-1110, www.oldcitypubwildwoodnj.com
During Irish Fall Festival, Old City Pub in Wildwood will feature traditional, rebel and modern Irish cover music by the Broken Shillelaghs on Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. Enjoy Happy Hour specials from Thursday to Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. featuring $1.50 domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles and $4 imports and craft beers. Also check out Old City Pub’s late-night menu on Friday and Saturday nights until 1 a.m.!
12. The Shamrock Cafe
3700 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood
Come celebrate the Shamrock Cafe’s 78th anniversary on Saturday, September 26 at 2 p.m. The celebration will feature five beers for $1, live music by Billy Jack and FREE giveaways! You won’t want to miss this Irish party!
13. Mulligan’s Shore Bar and Grill
310 West Hildreth Avenue, Wildwood
On Thursday night at 9 p.m., have some fun at Mulligan’s Shore Bar and Grill as Ronn E. Dee hosts “Name that Tune.” Catch the Malones on Friday night at 10 p.m., and Dave Catling on Saturday night at 9 p.m. Mulligan’s has daily and nightly Happy Hour specials seven days a week, so you can enjoy drink specials all weekend long!
Check out the Do The Shore section to see all of the places to celebrate Irish Fall Festival!