Bartender of the Week: Hotel Icona – Bungalow No. 1 Beach Bar

Hotel Icona, located within Wildwood Crest is a hotel that is best described as a love letter to the shore; with fresh, breezy interiors, elegant accommodations, a private beach, heated pool and many other unique features. The hotel is also home to two restaurants that are as exclusive as the hotel; Coastal Blue Oceanside Grill and Bungalow No.1 Beach Bar, each with their own character.

In our quest to find Do The Shore’s Bartender of the Week, we visited the Beach Bar, situated at the end of a walkway on the gorgeous Wildwood Crest Beach. Surrounded by sand, the Bar is the perfect location for a break from the kids at the beach or even an after-beach evening cocktail.

At the bar we found bartender Josh who is our pick for the weekly title. Josh has been working at Hotel Icona for two years and has been a bartender for fifteen. This Wildwood local stated that his favorite part of the job is interacting with customers. When he’s not working, you can find Josh relaxing.

When asked for a drink suggestion, he recommended the delicious Bungalow No. 1 Punch, a mix of Fresh fruit Juices and 3 flavors of Cruzan Rum, perfect for a hot day. Visit Josh and the other Bungalow No. 1 Beach Bartenders seven days a week, opening at 11 a.m. for refreshing signature cocktails and appetizing Mediterranean inspired cuisine. For more information regarding the hotel or restaurants, log on to