This summer, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City kicks off the warm-weather season and Pride Month with a bang. The hotel, which has been “rolling out the rainbow carpet for the LGBT community to celebrate Pride Month” also hosts gay and lesbian weekends titled “Out at Borgata” throughout the year. We’ve come up with a list of things to look forward to this summer, but if you need more Jersey Shore–style inspiration, click here for their designated Out at Borgata website.
OUT at Borgata and The Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance for PRIDE BINGO
Emceed by Sandy Beach with music by DJ KC will feature special drag performances by former Miss’d America contestants Jenna Tall and Morgan Wells. The evening, happing this Saturday (June 3) will also feature signature cocktails starting at $7, hilarious drag queens, and the chance to win real Borgata prizes like overnight stays, dinners, spa treatments, tickets to see OneRepublic, and the Grand Prize $1,000 Borgata Gift Card! Tickets can be found here.
World-Renowned DJs, Ali Wong, Mary J. Blige, Michael Carbonaro, and Theresa Caputo
The one-year-old $14 million brand-spanking-new Premier Nightclub will host VIP evenings with world-renowned DJs in a 18-000-square-foot venue that combines previous entertainment space with newly excavated volume. But across the casino the Music Box and event spaces are jam-packed with LGBT favorites including Ali Wong (July 1), Mary J. Blige (July 3), Theresa Caputo (July 21), Michael Carbonaro (October 14).
BORGATA’S EXCLUSIVE NEW POOL AND BEER GARDEN
Borgata Beer Garden will feature a full-service canopied bar serving more than 15 craft and domestic beers. An entertainment stage will showcase live bands every Friday through Sunday, while guests enjoy a variety of lawn games and activities. In addition to live entertainment, patrons will be treated to unique events such as “Beer N Bites Happy Hour,” “Pig Roast Thursdays,” and “Sunday Scotch and Cigars.”Pool will operate exclusively for Borgata and Water Club hotel guests 21 years and older. Over 300 chaise lounges, daybeds, and cabanas surround the 3,200-square-foot Roman-style pool with capacity for more than 1,000 guests.
ANGELINE BY MICHAEL SYMON
Adding to the list of Borgata’s other big-name spots like Izakaya and Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Michael Symon (a longtime friend of the beachside community) has opened up his new Italian bistro. While we have yet to eat here (we’ll be checking it out this weekend), we can’t imagine that The Chew co-host could name a restaurant after his mother and not have beautiful Italian food to match.
MISS’D AMERICA 2017
It’s probably one of our favorite events in all the world, the Miss’d America Pageant returns to Atlantic City. We’ve been since it was resurrected in 2011, and we can’t get enough of watching the Atlantic City community rally behind these super-talented queens. You can read up on our experience last year where Mimi Imfurst snatched the crown with the pageant’s most over-the-top performance.