Atlantic City / Brigantine

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  1. brewme

    brewme Pooh-Bah (1,828) Mar 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Heading down there tomorrow from the Boston area, staying until Sunday. Staying in a house in Brigantine, but will likely end up in AC a couple of times. Looking for recommendations for stores to buy good beer, & places that have good draft lists. Cheers.
  2. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,493) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    When I was in AC last month we checked out The Seed, which is a newish brewery right where Route 30 hits Delaware Ave. We enjoyed the vibe and the beer.
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  3. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum Pundit (822) Dec 13, 2016 New Jersey

    There’s a bar in the Tropicana called Firewater that last time I was there, had a ton of local stuff on tap. It’s been a couple of years though.
  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Is it still located in a gloomy yet noisy cellar, inside a cage? :grin:
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  5. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum Pundit (822) Dec 13, 2016 New Jersey

    Don’t remember the cage but it was dark and smokey, even for a casino lol.
  6. eloGoat

    eloGoat Initiate (186) Mar 7, 2015 New Jersey

    Highly recommend the seed brewery if it's open while you are there. Other options - Tennessee Ave beer hall, Wingcraft. If you go to the Trop, the Chickie and Pete's also had a decent selection the last time I went.
  7. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey

    This is great advice.
    Hidden Sands & Tuckahoe are also a short drive from AC, you will pass both getting off the AC express way

    Also Gorden Ramseys at caesars sometimes will have a cask pour or a special craft tap, worth asking if you walk by
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  8. Brewzer1010

    Brewzer1010 Crusader (456) Feb 17, 2010 New Jersey

    I haven't been in years but I remember the cage well :grin:
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  9. Brewzer1010

    Brewzer1010 Crusader (456) Feb 17, 2010 New Jersey

    One more vote for The Seed. I've been spending time at my in laws' place on Brigantine for more than 10 years, it's been a beer wasteland, but The Seed has changed everything. Fantastic beer and a killer space. Personally I feel that Wingcraft is going in the wrong direction in terms of their offerings, however the food is solid. Vagabond is worth looking into, just a month ago I came across Gravitational Jams there (Brix/Conclave) which was excellent, and the food is very good.
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  10. wise456

    wise456 Zealot (542) May 6, 2006 New Jersey

    As others have mentioned, the three best stops in AC are clearly The Seed, Wingcraft and Tennessee Ave. Beer Hall. If you are going to explore the nearby shore towns, your best beer store is probably Circle Liquors in Somers Point, at the foot of the causeway into Ocean City.
  11. ColdOne

    ColdOne Savant (1,120) Jan 19, 2013 New York

    I loved The Seed when I visited in August. TN Beer Hall not so much. Guy wouldn’t tell me what the taps actually were, just said check online... which had little info. He says the Industrial Arts handle was a pale when it clearly turned out to be a lager. Still good, but not the vibe I want at a craft bar.
  12. chopolds

    chopolds Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2009 New Jersey

    Firewaters, Tennessee Ave Beer Hall, and The bar in the Ocean Resort are my go-to's. And the outdoor Biergarten, north of the Trop, is nice when it's warm out.
  13. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum Pundit (822) Dec 13, 2016 New Jersey

    I hate when bars do this. They pay a ton for these kegs and charge a premium for the beer yet there is seemingly no effort to educate the staff on what they are.
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