If you’re going to DO|AC, be sure to visit Atlantic City’s Steel Pier. The world-famous Steel Pier has a long and colorful history, which you may have seen on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. This is the place where rich memories were once made, and today the Steel Pier is attracting a new generation of families who are making memories of their own thanks to it’s world-class boardwalk amusements, seaside views, dining and exciting live entertainment. It’s also conveniently located across the Atlantic City Boardwalk from Resorts International, The Taj Mahal and Showboat.
The glorious rebirth of this tourism destination was made possible by the Catanoso family and a group of investors who purchased the Steel Pier in 2011 from Trump, and embarked on a multi-year plan to restore the Pier to its former glory as “The Showplace of the Nation.”
The Steel Pier features rides and amusement games for all ages, live entertainment, boardwalk fare and helicopter rides. Thrill seekers be sure to ride the Slingshot and Bungee Jump! And, don’t miss their giveaways on Facebook and promotional days like Two Ticket Tuesdays when from 1 – 5 p.m. all rides are two tickets and Wristband Days when every Thursday you enjoy unlimited rides for $30 (kids) and $40 (adults).
The fun doesn’t stop on the amusements! The Steel Pier offers oceanfront views to watch show stopping, eye-popping events like the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show, DJ Festival, and firework displays.
The Steel Pier has two fantastic outdoor pubs located right on the Atlantic City Boardwalk and its Ocean Reef Café is the only bar in New Jersey that juts out 1,000 feet into the ocean. Happy hour is from open to close with great drink prices all day long including $5 well drinks, $3 Bud Lights, and a different special daily. Patron favorites include Landshark Beer and the Bacardi Gold cocktail.
Entertainment is also top-notch at the Steel Pier pubs. According to Atlantic City Press, “The vibe here is totally jamming with the musicians really engaging the crowds, providing opportunities for lots of audience participation, singing and dancing.” You can also catch all the sports action as they showcase dozens of games on their big screens.
The Steel Pier is available for rentals for birthday parties, weddings, corporate outings and more. Wouldn’t you like to send your boss flying into the sky on the infamous Sligshot? Or maybe celebrate your big day with a 20s themed boardwalk wedding overlooking the ocean? These events are possible with the help of their professional event staff.
If you’re planning to visit the Jersey Shore, the Steel Pier is a must stop. We will be listing their events and specials for the rest of the summer and early fall here.
Location: 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue
What to wear: Causal attire
Visitors: All ages, locals, tourists
Hours: In Season – Daily June 16th through Labor Day: Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. – Midnight; Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon – Midnight. Post Season – Open Weekends After Labor Day through mid-October: Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon – 11 p.m.