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Jun 20

Toast Summer with a Pineapple Express at The Water Club

TWC Pineapple ExpressSearch the words “Pineapple Express,” and you’ll find a lot of information about a 2008 movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogan which is much beloved by fans of Judd Apatow movies and served as an inspiration  for some – shall we say farmers – who have been trying to create the fictitious – shall we say hybrid – in the film ever since.

Or, you’ll find info on a train tour through Dole’s Hawaiian pineapple plantation.

But search Pineapple Express Borgata or Pineapple Express Geoffrey Zakarian, and you’ll find this delightful summer concoction served at The Water Club here in Atlantic City. With summer here, we can’t think of a better way to welcome in the season.

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Jun 1

28 West Piano Bar at Borgata Has You Feeling Alright

28westBorgata Nightlife offers up a lot of different experiences at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, from the electric atmosphere of our new Premier Nightclub to specialties like the Wine Bar at Old Homestead or the Izakaya Sake Bar.

One of the most traditional, yet innovative experiences comes at 28 West, our European-influenced piano bar open Friday and Saturdays. Featuring specialty cocktails and craft beers by the pint and half pint, when you spend some time at 28 West you can enjoy live music while sampling its tapas style bar menu.

But the main thing about any piano bar, of course, is the piano player. To paraphrase Billy Joel, when you’re in the mood for a melody, he has you feeling alright. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa looks for the best keyboardists in the region to provide all you expect from a piano bar – from background cocktail music to full on singalong shows.

Check out 28 West’s lineup for the month of June:

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May 29

An Evening With Al Pacino June 4 at Borgata Event Center

al-pacinoThey say imitation is the purest form of flattery, and if that’s true, then movie legend Al Pacino may be the most flattered guy in history.

Everybody has a favorite Al Pacino movie quote and most of us are ready to break into a Pacino imitation at the drop of the hat – or at least when the quote fits.

Consider these classic lines:

“Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in.”

The Godfather, Part III

“Say hello to my little friend.”

Scarface

“You’re outta order. You’re outta order. This whole trial is outta order.”

And Justice for All

“Attica! Attica!”

Dog Day Afternoon

“On any given Sunday you’re gonna win or you’re gonna lose. The point is – can you win or lose like a man?”

Any Given Sunday

Vanity. My Favorite Sin.

The Devil’s Advocate

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May 10

The Burlesque Show Returns to Borgata Music Box Thursdays Starting May 12

Burlesque 2016At Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we’re extremely proud to be known as the premiere destination for everything from fine dining, to casino action, to the best nightlife in Atlantic City.

So it is only appropriate that Borgata be the home of the sexiest, most ribald show to be found anywhere on the East Coast. Yes, we said ribald.

We’re talking about “The Burlesque Show,” which has become a summer staple here at Borgata and returns to the Borgata Music Box every Thursday starting May 12 through October 20.

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May 3

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Borgata’s Gypsy Bar

Cinco De MayoOne of the great things about living in the U.S. is the influence so many different cultures have had on our culture.

Like say Mexico.

Our neighbors to the south have given us some great stuff, from tequila to Mexican cuisine to one of the great unofficial holidays on our calendar – namely Cinco de Mayo.

Years ago, the fifth of May was just basically the fifth day of May for most Americans. Now, it’s time for an all-out celebration. It’s a tradition we embrace fully at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, especially at Gypsy Bar, our signature tequila bar where we’ll be holding a special Cinco de Mayo celebration.

For those of you who like to understand why we party, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Contrary to popular belief, it is not Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated in September.

Now we could go all geopolitical here, but suffice to say that in the 50s and 60s the day became popular as a celebration of Mexican culture in the U.S. that spread quickly through the country and became a tradition marked by parties, music and just an all-around good time.

And we totally support that.

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Apr 19

Premier Nightlife Lineup 4/21 – 4/25

Premier Nightlife Line UpWith the preview weekend behind us and one full week under our belt, we are very excited for what’s to come. We would like to thank everyone that came out the past two weeks and making Premier’s opening a huge success. But it’s not over; we have much more to come! We continue this week with our star-studded lineup with Steve Aoki!

 

Friday Night – Steve Aoki

Steven Hiroyuki “Steve” Aoki is an American electro house DJ, record producer, and music executive. Steve Aoki founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, in 1996 but made it big internationally in 2010. Through relentless touring with an average of 250 shows a year, he gained huge support from his colleagues. Steve Aoki is widely known for his acrobatic crowd surfing stunts, throwing cake at fans, spraying champagne bottles, and riding rafts on the dance floor. Steve Aoki has headlined more than 55 cities in 60 dates across the United States and Canada.

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Tickets: Purchase advanced tickets + Admission available at the door.
Guest List: Reduced Admission Before 11PM – Register Online.
VIP Table Service: For inquiries call 609.317.7249 or fill out the request form.

 

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Apr 14

Impressionist Frank Caliendo at Borgata’s Music Box April 15

Frank CaliendoIn an amazing coup for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, presidential candidate Donald Trump will be appearing at Borgata’s Music Box this Friday, April 15, with a lineup of special guests likely to include John Madden, Charles Barkley, various sportscasters from ESPN and Fox sports and possibly Morgan Freeman and William Shatner.

And that’s just for openers.

How, you ask, could Borgata pull off such an awesome show this late in the presidential campaign?

Easy, we booked one guy – comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo.

You know Caliendo from his comic stint on “Fox NFL Sunday” and his long run on “Mad TV” – which The CW just announced it is reviving – and for being one of the best celebrity impressionists anywhere.

On April 15, Caliendo brings his cast of thousands to The Music Box for a 9pm show.

Though it’s hard to pin down which of Caliendo’s impersonations is the most popular – John Madden is a good guess – given the current political climate, it’s pretty easy to guess which is the most popular right now – Donald Trump.

“People go crazy for it,” Caliendo recently said in an interview with The Salamanca Press. “It’s probably the thing people like the most right now.”

But that doesn’t mean other celebs like Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro and former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. might not show up.

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Apr 12

Hollywood Vampires at Borgata July 3

Hollywood VampiresWhen it comes to classic rock, with all due respect to modern music artists, some things are just too cool to ever be equaled.

Yeah, yeah, the kids are all into their Katy Perry, their Niki Minaj, their Kanye, their Drake.

Whatever.

You know what’s cool? Alice Cooper is cool singing Doors’ songs with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry on guitar. Yes, actor Johnny Depp. Yes, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

You know what’s cooler? That such a group exists and has the name Hollywood Vampires.

You know what’s cooler still? That the group grew out of a drinking club established by Cooper in Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip in 1969 for the rockers passing through the L.A. music scene. The Hollywood Vampires club was formed in an upstairs bar at the Rainbow Bar & Grill.

Cooper and Depp decided that they wanted to see the Hollywood Vampires rise from the dead (get it) and launched a band dedicated to resurrecting the music of so many singers and groups of the era who have, well, passed on to the great rock band graveyard.

And coolest of all? They’re playing Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on July 4th weekend with an appearance Sunday, July 3.

Intrigued? Hey, the coolness goes on.

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Apr 6

Premier Debut Weekend 4/8 – 4/11

With the closing party at mur.mur being such a huge success last week, it ushers the way for the newest mega-club in Atlantic City — Premier. Premier nightclub is a brand new 18,000 square foot state of the art, $14 million venue that will overtake all of your senses. A custom 6-foot-diameter disco ball will shine as the grand showpiece in the heart of Premier, surrounded by a first-of-it-kind 25-foot-diameter chandelier made from programmable lights. Behind the DJ booth stands one of the largest LED screens of any nightclub anywhere in the country. It is an unbelievable lighting and visual production that creates a stunning theatrical experience that will keep partygoers coming back for more.

Designed by Josh Held who also masterminded multiple properties around the world including some in NYC, Las Vegas, and Dubai, Premier is just his most recent project. The nightclub sits VIP tables surrounding the dance floor with 2 bars on each side of the main room. The horseshoe shaped Grand Balcony overlooks the main room with another large bar for patrons to enjoy.

Morgan PagePremier opens Friday (4/8) with Grammy nominated DJ Morgan Page. Following up Saturday night (4/9) with internationally recognized EDM DJ, Michael Woods. Sunday night (4/10) mixes it up a little with open format sensation Jesse Marco. Finally, Monday night (4/11) brings one of the music industry’s best talents and Dirty Dutch creator Chuckie to close down the final night of the opening weekend.

Come experience Premier with complimentary admission by signing up on the guestlist and entering through the doors before 11PM on Friday, Saturday, and Monday and Midnight on Sunday. For VIP table reservations call 609.317.7249 or fill out the VIP request form and a VIP Host will contact you.

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Apr 5

The Great American Variety Show at Borgata’s Music Box Thursdays

Great American Variety ShowThere was a time in entertainment when variety was king.

A variety show wasn’t exactly a concert, or a comedy show, or an acrobatic show or any one thing in particular kind of show. It was all of the above and more.

From Vaudeville to the great variety shows of early American television such as the “Ed Sullivan Show,” variety shows ruled from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century.

The secret to these shows was that the audience never knew what was coming next. A singer could be followed by a plate spinner. The plate spinner might be followed by an animal act and then a comic. Next up was a troupe of acrobats followed by a magician.

In the end, the name spoke for itself – Variety.

And we here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa are bringing them back with The Great American Variety Show playing Thursdays at Borgata’s Music Box now through May 5.

For our variety show, we’ve got an “America’s Got Talent” finalist in Clint Carvalho and his parrot (Yes, it’s a parrot act), acrobats, local illusionist Michael Grasso (another “America’s Got Talent” veteran), knife throwers, comedy and a roller skate thrill act (That’s right, roller skates).

Check out this lineup:

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