Just in Time for National Tequila Day, a Margaritaville Casino is Coming to Atlantic City
In case you didn't know it today is National Tequila Day and what better way to celebrate than by pouring yourself a margarita or rather, learning about the new Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Casino coming to the 942-room Resorts Casino Hotel on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
The Margaritaville complex will feature a casino, restaurant, Five O'clock Somewhere Bar, retail stores, LandShark Bar and Grill, a year-round beach bar complex, and their first ever coffee shop. And should you find yourself on the boardwalk wondering where Margaritaville is, it won't be hard to find as the Resorts boardwalk facade will be re-branded by Margaritaville.
Way back when in 2008 there was talk of turning the Trump Marina hotel into a Margaritaville. That never happened and the property turned into the Golden Nugget instead.
Yet Jimmy Buffett's Parrot Head brand persisted long enough to partner up with Resorts Casino and according to Casinotes, the complex will take over the Central Pier, "a long-decaying remnant of AyCee’s storied, pre-legal-gambling past." No word yet on what will happen to the existing entertainment on site but we hope they don't do away with AC's first hotel casino gay bar.
Rates at the Resorts Casino are very appealing for Parrot Heads--about $89 a night--but we can't help but think that will go up once the margaritas start flowing.
The joint won't open until next May but in the meantime, you can visit Margaritaville in Vegas at The Flamingo or head to the Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola, Florida instead.