Aug 13

28 West and Samuel Adams Present Beer and Bites August 16

BeerSamuel Adams was an American patriot and founding father known for his part in organizing the Boston Tea Party in which American revolutionaries dumped tons of British tea into Boston Harbor and replaced it with Summer Ale and Boston Lager. Then, a great time was had by all.

Ha, ha. Just a little humor at the Borgata Blog. Really, they replaced it with Samuel Adams new Rebel IPA craft beer.

Kidding again, there was no beer at the Boston Tea Party (well, at least none anyone will admit to), but Samuel Adams was the inspiration for Samuel Adams Brewery, which has quickly become one of the most successful craft beer brewers in the U.S.

And Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is hooking up with Samuel Adams Brewery at 28 West this Saturday, August 16 for a special Beer and Bites tasting event.

Ok, that may have been a long way to go to highlight another great Borgata food and beer pairings event, but Samuel Adams connection to history just brings it out of us.

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Aug 8

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave at Borgata Music Box August 29

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave.When it comes to music, everybody knows how to describe their favorite styles. And it usually just takes one simple phrase … I like jazz. I like hip hop. I like R&B and so on.

Pretty clear and everybody knows what to expect.

And then there’s funk.

Think about it. It’s kind of hard to describe funk. It’s jazz, rap, R&B, hip hop, soul and even rock all rolled up into one.

Yet somehow, you still know what to expect—great music, especially when it comes from a hard-edged funk act like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

Trombone Shorty appears August 29 at Borgata’s Music Box.

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Aug 6

The Borgata Nightlife Interview: DJ Ruckus

DJ RuckusMost of Borgata Nightlife’s resident DJ’s are in demand, but how many can claim to be the most sought after DJ in the world?

One—DJ Ruckus.

Well, at least according to GQ, which dubbed him “the most sought after DJ in the world” and it’s pretty easy to see why. DJ Ruckus plays more than 180 shows a year, is a resident DJ in nightclubs around the country including exclusive destinations in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Atlantic City (at MIXX at Borgata) and Atlanta and has played private shows for celebrities including Adrian Brody, Christina Aguilera, Diddy, Magic Johnson and Steven Tyler.

He also provides the music at exclusive parties for corporate clients including Calvin Klein, PlayStation, Prada and Virgin and fashion shows and film premiers around the world.

It all started when he received some turntables for his 14th birthday. In just a couple of years he was headlining at some of the biggest clubs in his native Miami and playing private parties for Diddy in Morocco.

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Aug 5

New Craft Beers at Vintage Wine Boutique

BeerWe’ve all seen wine aficionados going through their routine as they sample their classic wines.

You know—the swirl in the glass to check the color, the sniffing of the bouquet, the swishing of the wine in the mouth to pick up its accents and flavors.

It’s one of the great joys of wine selection and part of the education Vintage Wine Boutique at The Shoppes at The Water Club has always given would-be wine connoisseurs.

As for beer drinkers, well, that’s a little different right? The main taste element is whether it’s cold; it’s hard to see the color and sniff the bouquet from a can isn’t it?

Au contraire, mon amie.

At Vintage, we take beer as seriously as we take our classic selection of wines. And so we’re introducing a new line of craft beers guaranteed to turn any beer drinker into a connoisseur of the hops. These are beers so finely crafted, they stand up to scrutiny as well as any fine wine.

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Aug 1

An Evening of Motown at Borgata

An Evening of MotownIt’s going to be a real Motown week at Borgata with Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show at the Borgata Music Box August 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16.

Then, on August 17 comes An Evening of Motown in the Event Center featuring The Four Tops, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mary Wilson and Jr. Walker’s All Star Band.

The impact of the Motown sound with its mix of doo-wop, R&B, pop, blues, rock and roll and soul changed music in America and you can relive that explosion with an Evening of Motown at the Event Center. Together, the lineup presents some of the greatest songs of the 1960s from Martha Reeves and the Vandellas’ “Nowhere to Run” to the Four Tops “Reach Out I’ll Be There.”

Tickets are $75, $65 and $55 and are available here.

Motown and Borgata, is there a better way to spend a summer night?

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Jul 30

Bay Atlantic Symphony Brings Mozart to Borgata’s Music Box

bas_mozartBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa continues its special summer series in partnership with Bay Atlantic Symphony on Sunday, August 3 with the symphony presenting two of Mozart’s last works–Clarinet Concerto in A major and Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major–in a concert titled All Mozart

Surprised? Thought Borgata’s summer concerts were all about Sammy Hagar and Lionel Richie?

Don’t be. Borgata has a longstanding commitment to promoting the local arts scene and there’s no better proof than our partnership with South Jersey’s own orchestra the Bay Atlantic Symphony.

Since 2008, Borgata has gone classical with the Symphony and this is our second year presenting Bay Atlantic Symphony Summer Series at Borgata’s Music Box.

The series began in June with a successful performance by the Symphony with renowned pianist Yuja Wang.

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Jul 28

The Wine Classroom at Vintage Wine Boutique

Vintage Wine ClassroomA lot of us that enjoy a casual glass of wine now and then know that there’s a lot more to the taste of the grape than we’ve taken in so far.

We hear our friends talking about bouquets and body and aftertastes and pairing with cuisine, but for us it’s pretty much red goes with meat, white with fish and sweeter wines can go with dessert.

And then we pick up a bottle of plonk because we like the picture on the bottle (that’s right, we went there with plonk).

But this doesn’t have to be you anymore. Vintage Wine Boutique at The Water Club is putting an educational twist on wine this summer with The Wine Classroom, a series of wine classes that takes an international trip around the wine drinking world. Discover a world of wine with Borgata’s wine professionals, learn about wine pairings and sample some exceptional varietals (Ha, varietals, we’re already learning).

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Jul 24

Celebrate National Tequila Day at Borgata

Gypsy-blogToday, July 24, is the day we all bow down and salute the wonder that is the blue agave plant.

Yes, the blue agave plant, a spiky-leaved plant that grows well in regions of Mexico where the red volcanic soil helps the plant produce the sugars (the agave is classified as a succulent) that make it so ripe for distilling. You know, like the region close to the town of Tequila.

That’s right, today is National Tequila Day and that can mean only one thing. Time for a toast.

And we at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa know a little something about tequila. In fact it’s a specialty of the house at Gypsy Bar, the best stocked tequila bar in Atlantic City offering up everything from blanco tequilas to Anejo tequila. Check out Gypsy Bar’s drink menu.

But it hardly stops there as you can get some of the finest tequilas in the world at other Borgata bars such as the Long Bar and the Sunroom Lounge and Sunbar—and pretty much everywhere else at Borgata.

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Jul 23

Meet Borgata DJ Paul Castro

Paul CastroThe secret to the success of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s nightlife venues isn’t much of a secret—we have the best DJs in the business. Not just Atlantic City mind you, but anywhere.

Sunday’s resident MIXX DJ Paul Castro just makes that point even clearer. And he may be the ultimate A.C. DJ having moved here as a teen after growing up in Colombia. Castro, who goes with his own name rather than adopting a DJ moniker, has been spinning in southern New Jersey since the late 90s.

Castro—who also appears at Izakaya Mondays—revels in an old-school style designed to get the club to explode. In part of our series of Borgata in-house DJ interviews, we asked Paul some questions about his career, his influences and what you can expect when he takes over the nightlife sounds at Borgata.

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Jul 21

Borgata Beach Shuttle

Beach Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is known for a lot of things—great rooms, magnificent spas, tremendous entertainment and restaurants, the best casino action in Atlantic City … it’s a long list.

But never forget that Borgata is on the Jersey Shore and a day at the beach is always part of the summer package.

Guests at Borgata can take advantage of Borgata’s free weekend shuttle to the beautiful beaches of neighboring Brigantine Beach just across Absecon Inlet. And we’ll even throw in the beach tags.

The free shuttle runs Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) through August 31. Hours are 10am to 6pm.

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