Sep 6

How-to with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian: The London Refresher Cocktail

London Refresher (GZ)There are a lot of skills that go into bartending and creating the perfect cocktail. There’s mixing, stirring, squeezing (as in lemons etc.) shaking, blending and a host of other ways of bringing together all of the flavors in a cocktail.

But one of the all-time best has to be muddling, such as we see in today’s cocktail recipe from The Water Club’s Culinary Lifestyle Consultant and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

It’s called the London Refresher, and it calls for muddling. That’s muddling, not muggling, which comes from that other English import Harry Potter.

No, muddling, to be precise, is to mix together, especially confusedly. In this recipe, you get to muddle away on key ingredients before adding the liquor – gin, of course, it is the London Refresher. In this case, you’ll need a muddling stick (really, it’s a bartender tool, much like a pestle). Then you just muddle up the ingredients and add the gin.

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Jun 25

July 4th Fireworks at Borgata

4th of July buildingFourth of July Weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the year in Atlantic City and at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and that means we do it up right. We’ve put together an amazing line-up of events, concerts, shows and excitement fit for a shore blow out in honor of our nation’s birthday.

And, of course, that means fireworks as Atlantic City is putting on two fireworks programs for the weekend this year, First up is a beach and boardwalk show July 3, then on July 4th, the fireworks spectacle will be held in Atlantic City’s Marina District, which makes Borgata the best place to view the show in the resort.

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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 19

Borgata’s Memorial Day Weekend Line-up

american-flag-203x185Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season and that’s something we take very seriously here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Not that we don’t enjoy spring, or fall for that matter, but when summer rolls around we tend to take our partying to the next level.

For Memorial Day 2016, Borgata has lined up a great weekend of shows, nightlife, and casino promotions to usher in the season.

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May 19

Our Behind-the-Scenes Chat with Premier Nightclub Designer Josh Held

Premier AC

Excitement is brewing over Borgata’s newest nightclub, Premier with its lavish opening on April 8 and grand opening party on April 30. The $14 million project, which is designed to rival top clubs in Las Vegas, Miami, and New York, features 18,000 square feet of space, two 35-foot long bars, and a horseshoed shape mezzanine. In short,…

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May 4

Pop Goes the Party: Ruby Rose Opens Premier Nightclub

Ruby Rose at Premier Grand OpeningRuby Rose, star of Orange is the New Black and outspoken genderfluid actor, performer, model, and DJ, tore down the doors to celebrate Borgata’s Premier Nightclub during the venue’s grand opening celebration on April 30. And open it did she ever: It was an all-night bender, featuring dancing go-go girls wearing light-up bikinis and horns inspired by Maleficent, an insanely packed dance floor, and plenty of booze.

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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.


Twitter: @steveaoki
Instagram: @steveaoki

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 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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