So there you are, planning a big weekend night out and you think to yourself “I’d like to get an early start on the night and, you know, maybe nosh a little bit.”
You may not know it, but it’s that kind of thinking that led to the creation of happy hours.
And 28 West, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s classic piano and cocktail bar does happy hour like no one else.
Think about it. At most happy hours, you can get a domestic beer and maybe, if you’re lucky, some soggy chicken wings or a bowl of those little orange fish-shaped crackers.
That’s one way to do it.
At 28 West, however, you get to sample not only the bar’s extensive craft beer menu, you get a sampling of the bar’s exclusive “Hot Bites” menu.
Introducing 28 West’s Happy Hour Beer & Bites Sampler. The sampler consists of a half serving of each hot bite selection coupled with a 6 oz. pour of each craft beer uniquely paired by our chef.
You want chicken wings? How about Thai Chicken Drumettes served with a glass of Sierra Nevada craft beer, an exceptional full-bodied ale of complex character that has a spicy bouquet of flavors that complements this sweet and fresh dish.
Now that’s doing chicken wings.
There are a lot of great DJ monikers in the world, even if a lot of them don’t make sense. But when they do, that just makes things sweeter.
Take the case of Dijon McFarlane, known as DJ Mustard (Dijon … get it) who plays MIXX January 17. He appears with Doug Grayson with an opening set by Heavy Hitters DJ Mark Da Spot.
AS DJ Mustard explains on his website, the Los Angeles-born native has coined the “ratchet” sound, bringing a hot, new and different sound to hip-hop.
The style is an up-tempo, club oriented, catchy yet a basic melodic hip-hop style.
In just three years, Mustard has put together a string of hits for the likes of Tyga (“Rack City”), 2 Chainz (“I’m Different”), Young Jeezy (“R.I.P.”), Kid Ink (“Show Me”), Y.G. (“My Hitta”) and nabbed collaborations with Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz and more.
Mustard executive produced YG’s debut album “My Krazy Life” which peaked #2 on Billboard 200, #1 R&B/Hip-Hop, & #1 Rap charts. (Mustard recently said the two are “homies” again and have settled their well-publicized public feud, btw)
In 2014, DJ Mustard took over the airwaves with a peak of seven songs hitting the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the same time. His debut album, 10 Summers was the most downloaded album during the summer of 2014 on Google Play.
The first winter storm has hit the East in 2015 and, as you’d expect, it led to some pretty predictable problems.
There was a lot of shoveling, salting and sliding on the roads going on, not to mention more than a few fender benders. There was also a lot of bundling up, but still freezing anyway.
People are sneezing, sniffling and coughing and we’ve all been reminded of that horrible seasonal visitor called the wind chill factor. That’s when a slight breeze makes it feel like you’re standing on the North Pole.
There’s ice on the windows, the sidewalks and sometimes it feels like its in your very soul.
And the worst part? Only two and a half more months to go.
Let’s face it, at some point we all need to escape winter’s grip, even if for just one night. And there’s no better place to spend that night than Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Borgata offers up a special winter escape package Sundays through Thursdays designed to beat back the winter blahs.
Staring at $169 a night, you get an overnight stay in a classic room at Borgata, a $100 Dining Credit, two tickets to the Comedy Club at the Music Box and complimentary in room WiFi.
You know what’s a great way to ring in the New Year?
By winning a jackpot online at BorgataCasino.com. It’s almost as good as a major tournament win at BorgataPoker.com.
Looking at the list of big online winners for December 29 to January 4, that’s exactly what happened to our online players. We got some slots wins and a big poker win.
So that’s a pretty good New Year’s resolution. Play for your chance to win big in 2015 at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. Hey, it’s got to be easier than losing weight or whatever else people come up with for resolutions.
Here are the big winners online for December 29 to January 4.
– On December 31, Jonathan from New York, New York, won $9,270 playing the Battleship slots game at BorgataCasino.com.
– On January 4, Rebecca from Morganville, New Jersey, bet $10 on the Aztec Myths slots game and won $5,482 at BorgataCasino.com.
– On January 4, Brian from North Brunswick, New Jersey, took 1st place in the Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament at BorgataPoker.com and took home $10,175.
It’s freezing outside. Actually, make that below freezing. With temperatures plummeting, the Garden State is feeling more like the Icy State. But the action at BorgataPoker.com will be hotter than ever for the next two weeks.
Starting this Sunday, January 11th, we’re guaranteeing $1 million over two weeks in our second installment of the Garden State Super Series. You’ll find all your favorite tournaments, including No Limit Hold’em, PLO, 7 Card Stud, heads-up games, and more.
Buy-ins start as low as $5 and run all the way up to $1,000. Tournament guarantees balloon as high as $150,000 so there’s always something big to look forward to. The full schedule is available here.
If you can’t wait until Sunday to win big, don’t worry. We’ve also got daily qualifiers for the $2 Million Guaranteed Borgata Winter Poker Open Kick-Off event, where 1 in 10 will win a $560 entry into this feature event. Enter a qualifier tonight from as little as $7 and claim a seat in the kick-off event, set to get underway January 13 – 15.
With millions on the table, BorgataPoker.com is your best bet for making this winter the hottest season yet.
Want to know one of the biggest misconceptions about Atlantic City and winter?
Answer: that it’s the slow season.
Not at Borgata Nightlife.
Winter means MIXX at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is supplying extra heat with its Winter Music Series. Two Fridays each month the club opens up to special DJ appearances and shows.
First up for January is DJ Chuckie, extending his Dirty Dutch sound to MIXX Friday, January 9 joined by Borgata House DJ Paul Castro.
Next up, January 16 is music by Nervo with spinning by Borgata DJ Carlos Melange.
Chuckie, born in Suriname, is appearing hot off the release of the EP Traphall with ChildsPlay. As Chuckie puts it on his website, the “four-track EP and collaboration with ChildsPlay features a bombastic hybrid of trap and classic dancehall tunes unlike any before it. Traphall is a testament to Chuckie’s vision for Dirty Dutch Music. This incomparable leadership is taking the label into all spectrums of dance music, leaving no stone unturned.”
But what else would you expect from a guy whose nickname is the King of Dirty Dutch. For those who don’t know what Dirty Dutch is, it is a genre characterized by high pitched lead synths over Latin-inspired rhythms and samples.
Advance tickets for Chuckie are $30 and available here.
Among the many different slot themes that can be found on the casino floor at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, you can often find connections that bring the themes together.
Take for example three of Borgata’s newest slots, Tarzan of the Apes from Aristocrat games and LooseGoose and SuperGoose from Ainsworth games.
We all know that Tarzan is the creation of American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, who wrote about a small boy—that would be Tarzan—who was raised by apes in the African jungle and became a great jungle hero. But did you know Burroughs toyed with other settings for the story, including having Tarzan raised by wild geese? Tarzan would then grow up to hang around golf courses and storm-water retention ponds basically annoying everybody until … No wait, that’s not it.
Actually Tarzan of the Geese protected mythical lost cities where Super Geese protected the Golden Goose that lays the Golden Egg from unscrupulous geese and gold egg hunters with a taste for pâté that threaten scenic waterways … wait, this isn’t right either.
Ok, we admit it. There’s no connection.
Tarzan is Tarzan, Geese are geese. The only connection is that all three of our new slots offer up great slots action and jackpots to players.
Ah, Mondays. The first day of the work week and the school week—the day of the week most removed from the weekend.
Aren’t they great?
There’s a reason Monday’s are immortalized in song—“Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down,” (The Carpenters) “I Don’t Like Mondays,” (Boomtown Rats), “Blue Monday” (Fats Domino).
But you can fight that desire to hate the first day of the week at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s mur.mur Mondays.
Yes, clubbing on a Monday. Think of it as a permanent three-day weekend at Borgata.
Throw in Izakaya Mondays at Borgata’s modern Japanese pub with a menu from sushi to sake from Borgata chef Michael Schulson.
Sevens run wild on the Izakaya Mondays special menu with $7 sushi, sake and robatayaki. Plus, receive complimentary admission to mur.mur Mondays until 11pm with your Izakaya receipt of $20 or more.
And, of course, we always have one of our in-house DJs on mur.mur Mondays including Joe Maz on January 5 and Ross One spinning on January 12. Check out the event schedule.
So Mondays don’t have to be that bad. Not if you make Borgata Nightlife a part of the start to your week.
Now Tuesdays …