The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast is coming to North Wildwood’s Entertainment District from Thursday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 23. Read on to find some of North Wildwood’s best places to go for Irish specials and entertainment all weekend long!
1. Anglesea Pub
1st & New Jersey Aves., North Wildwood
(609) 729-1133, angleseapubnj.com
If you want to visit Ireland’s corner pub in North Wildwood, visit Anglesea Pub! It’s got a classic “pub feeling” you can’t find anywhere else, plus the coldest beer and the best wings. Anglesea Pub has a jam-packed Irish Fall Festival entertainment lineup including Patsy Bradley, Jamie and the Quietmen, The Sean Fleming Band, DJ entertainment and much more. On Friday, experience an Irish Happy Hour with great specials from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Keep the fun going all Irish weekend long at Anglesea Pub!
2. North Shore Bar & Kitchen
3rd & New York avenues, North Wildwood
(609) 551-4112, thenorthshorebar.com
North Shore Bar & Kitchen, formerly Casey’s on Third, hosts a weekend-long Irish party with entertainment from Luke Jardel & Ray Coleman, the Kilted Rogue Bagpipers, The Hooligans, The Shantys, No Irish Need Apply, the John Byrne Band, Shaun Durnin and Shades of Green Irish Dancers. Stop on by for a great Irish experience, plus gourmet food, craft beer and a unique seasonal drink menu.
3. Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill
Spruce & Olde New Jersey Aves., North Wildwood
(609) 522-3350, flipflopzbarandgrill.com
Flip Flopz brings the party to the Jersey Shore Kick with fabulous views of the ocean and the best local nightlife experience. Flip Flopz kicks off Irish Weekend on Thursday night with Split Decision at 10 p.m. Throughout the rest of the weekend, don’t miss live Irish entertainment from Bogside Rogues, The Narrowbacks, Celtic Connection, Five Quid and Bastard Bearded Irishmen. Enjoy these tunes over delicious Irish food specials!
4. Owen’s Pub
17th Avenue, North Wildwood
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 17th Annual Tink Haldeman Memorial 5K Run & 1M Walk on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Visit www.TheIrishJog.com for more information.
5. The Inlet on Olde
101 E. Walnut Ave., North Wildwood
(609) 600-2799, inletonolde.com
Resting alongside the North Wildwood Sea Wall, The Inlet on Olde, formerly Westy’s, features entertainment both upstairs and downstairs, plus a huge oceanfront deck to take in sea views and breezes. The Inlet’s special Irish Fall Festival entertainment lineup includes the Flip-N-Mickeys, LeCompt, Ray Coleman, the Paul Moore Band, DJ Jerry Smith and more performing Thursday through Sunday.