Year in and year out, Atlantic City Weekly (the local “things to do” paper) releases a vast list of awards for all the best things to do in AC centered around nightlife. This year, Tropicana Atlantic City and Boogie Nights had the pleasure of hosting the awards together, where our very own Tony Rodio was honored!
Tropicana also racked up a few awards that we couldn’t be more proud of!
Everyone’s favorite steakhouse! While known for its legendary steaks, chicken parm and sides, The Palm was awarded with the Readers’ Choice for Best Wine List (Casino)! There’s nothing like a fine red to go with the perfect cut of meat, or a white to start off a delicious meal and The Palm’s extensive wine list has something for everyone!
Wings, Beer, Hooters Girls, Sports. Those are the hallmarks that Hooters was built upon, and the Readers of AC Weekly found it apropos to award Hooters with the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Sports Bar!
Chickie’s & Pete’s
Chickie’s & Pete’s seemed to be the critical darling of the year, racking up 2 Critics’ Choice Awards for both Best Sports Bar *and* Best Beer List (Casino)! The go-to sports bar in the area is famous for their Crabfries, South-Philly Style sandwiches, ridiculous number of TV screens, and now an extensive craft beer list!
Everyone can be Irish at Ri-Ra…because they’ve won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Irish Bar! Enjoy all your favorite Irish pub foods and an expertly poured Guinness at our Celtic watering hole. Plus, we hear they have a pretty legendary week-long St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year…
A Dam Good Sports Bar
A Dam Good Sports Bar has always been a recurring spot for many locals. It has always had an extensive beer list, a modern music selection, arcade games, and of course, a great crowd. That’s why it received Readers’ Choice for Best Guys Night Out (Casino)!
The Firewaters you know and love has received an extensive makeover! Introducing the all-new Firewaters Saloon, a country-western themed bar complete with a laundry list of local beers, live music, and of course a photo op with the bar’s mascot, #BuddyBear! The makeover Firewaters received, earned it the Critics Choice Award for Best Guys Night Out (Casino)!
#SWIPE ➡️ Introducing the all-new @firewaterssaloon! Join us for the grand opening this Saturday, Feb. 3rd for 69 draft beers, southwestern style, and live music starting at 6pm! Make sure to grab a pic with #BuddyBear! ? ? . . . #country #craftbeer #bbq #southwest #western #cowboys #FWSaloon #tropicanaac #atlanticcity #livemusic #doac
We’re coming up on the 1-year anniversary of our Garces concepts with Olon as the flagship. And rightfully so. Olon received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Girls Night Out (Casino)! With its perfect South American vibe, live music, amazing happy hour and of course handmade craft cocktails, there’s no better place to grab a cozy corner with the girls for the night!
Our very own Candy Store speakeasy, Okatshe, won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Happy Hour (Casino)!
Exclusively on Friday, Saturday (10PM-2AM), and Sunday (8PM-11PM), the Okatshe Late Night Happy Hour features all the best small plates on the menu for just $6 each, including their award-winning chicken wings, sushi rolls, and yakitori. And with a rotating selection of $5 Sake and $4 beer, Okatshe is one of the best spots to keep the night going!
With hours going sometimes as late as 7AM the next morning, there is truly no better spot to end the night than Anthem Lounge! It received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best After Hours Spot (Casino). Keep the party going through the night with a great mix of today’s music and amazing drink specials, sometimes until the sun comes up!
Kiss Kiss Nightclub
When you think of Kiss Kiss Nightclub, most people think Burlesque, and that’s exactly the reason the club won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Club Dancers! Travel down the rabbit hole and watch in awe as the dancers of Kiss Kiss steal the night (and maybe your heart) with their sultry looks and high-energy dance routines!
Our very own President and CEO, Tony Rodio was the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award! This award means a lot to both Tony and Tropicana as a company, as a token of our growth and commitment to providing unique and memorable experiences to every Tropicana guest. We’ll let Tony tell it:
And finally, the big winner of the night….Boogie Nights!
Boogie cleaned up at the Nightlife Awards winning:
- Readers’ Choice for Best Club Dancers
- Readers’ Choice for Best Bottle Service
- Readers’ Choice for Best Dance Floor
And of course, Boogie Nights walked home with the biggest award of the night…Nightclub of the Year! From throwback vibes, to disco, to Mr. Boogie himself, the atmosphere created by Boogie Nights truly delivers on one of the hallmarks that Tropicana wants to achieve in everything it does, which is MORE fun!
We’re so proud to call Tropicana’s restaurants, bars, and nightclubs where you love to party, award-winning! We can’t wait for you to experience all that there is to eat, drink, and do at night at Tropicana. Whether it is your first time as a guest or your hundredth visit, you make #TropNightlife as great as it is! See you on the dancefloor!