Beer Garden Is Brewing In Atlantic City After Winning Approval

[toc]A new Atlantic City Boardwalk beer garden is apparently going to be pouring brews this summer.

Bungalow Biergarten wins approval

The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority gave the go-ahead for a planned open-air beer garden right off the AC Boardwalk.

It’s a quick turnaround after the company planning the beer garden made its application this spring. The venue is owned Dectrinity LLC and will be called “Bungalow Biergarten.” It will be located between South California and South Belmont avenues.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, it will be open soon:

The new bar and restaurant, owned by Nick Dounoulis, is expected to be open around July 4, said Nicholas Talvacchia, attorney for the project during the meeting Tuesday afternoon.

You can see the CRDA’s approval here.

The story says nothing about liquor licensing for the establishment.

What the beer garden will look like

You can see a rendering of the beer garden on the Press of AC story above.

According to Dectrinity’s site plan, the “restaurant and bar will consist of an outdoor kitchen area, two bars, three fire pits and a game area.” Prior reports put seating at more than 300.

It is the latest potential upgrade to AC around the boardwalk, along with a planned observation wheel and a vertical roller coaster.

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CRDA can act fast

If one is to believe the owner of TEN AC, the CRDA is good at dragging its heels. With the beer garden, we have evidence to the contrary.

TEN is supposed to open in about a month, although that timeline remains dubious at best, given past failures to get the former Revel resort up and running. TEN needs a land-use certificate from the CRDA, something that has proven problematic in the past.

But even if TEN doesn’t happen, AC appears to be getting a pretty cool beer garden for the summer months.

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Dustin Gouker

Aside from his role as editor at, Dustin Gouker writes extensively about the legal online gaming and US online poker industries, having played poker recreationally for his entire adult life. He has also covered sports for The Washington Post and the D.C. Examiner, among others.