Like any other city in America, the best places to grab a bite or a drink aren't always the most obvious.

As our friends at Thrillist point out, most of the top bars in Atlantic City aren't really in touristy areas. So, we decided to recreate their list (in no particular order) and put it up to a vote.

  • 1

    Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House

    Located in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House offers a local place with phenomenal beers on tap and amazing food, set in a laid-back atmosphere with stunning bay views.

  • 2

    The Iron Room

    Located at the Atlantic City Bottle Company across from Bader field on Albany Avenue in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, this small plates restaurant offers a seasonal, ever changing menu, 200+ whiskies, eclectic wine, and craft beer.

  • 3

    The Boneyard Bar & Grill

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this place caters to just about any lifestyle. They are part bar & grill, part music venue and all fun, at all time.

  • 4

    The Irish Pub

    The Irish Pub in Atlantic City has been raved about by almost everyone who has ever stepped in the door.  Called by some, "America's Greatest Pub," the pub is one place you don't want to miss when in Atlantic City.  This pub is convenient to the Boardwalk, beach and casinos. They offer great lunch and dinner specials, plus a large selection of beer, including Harp, Bass, Killian's, Murphy's, and Yuengling on draft.

  • 5

    Mussel Bar & Grille

    Mussel Bar & Grille Revel has a choice of over 150 beers, both Belgian and domestic. You can also enjoy a dramatic view of the open kitchen led by chef de cuisine Dean Dupuis, live rock n' roll, and a relaxed and playful atmosphere illuminated by monumental glass-fronted beer coolers and beer bottle hanging sculptures, and enlivened by Wiedmaier's Bourget hanging from the ceiling.

  • 6

    The Continental

    The Continental features an extensive list of signature cocktails including, Dean Martini: Ketel One Vodka and an olive served with a Lucky Strike and a book of matches; Buzz Aldrin: Tang, peach vodka and Triple Sec, served in an orange Tang-rimmed glass; Dirty Shirley: cherry vodka, grenadine and 7 UP; Marrakesh Pop: Nevan, Chai syrup and champagne; plus more martinis, gimlets and Manhattans.

  • 7

    Mountain Bar

    It’s 24 hours of hootin’ and hollerin’ fun every day at Mountain Bar and the Wild Wild West at Bally’s! Quench your thirst with $2 drafts, $2 shots and $3 bottles at the only place on the Boardwalk where you can reach the American Frontier! You can also watch the Wild West Vixens take over the bar with choreographed performances, then cowboy up and hang on tight. The mechanical bull is loaded and ready for a ride.

  • 8

    Chelsea Pub & Inn

    For over 30 years, visitors to Atlantic City have been enjoying drinks and food in our 24 hour pub and grill and spending nights upstairs in the conveniently located Inn.

  • 9

    Back Bay Ale House

    Home of the Basin Mason Margaritas!!! They also have a great selection of entrees. Enjoy casual dining during the warmer months on the deck while you imbibe one of their Sunset Toasts.

  • 10

    Gypsy Bar

    Tequila isn't the only thing that comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors at Gypsy Bar. From the eclectic beer selection to the dizzying array of live music, there are plenty of ways to discover freedom from your inhibitions.

  • 11

    Tun Tavern

    Tun Tavern is the first brew pub in Atlantic City, NJ offering award-winning casual gourmet cuisine and handcrafted brews, as well as live entertainment and special events.

  • 12

    Wet Willies

    Specializing in, and dedicated to, bringing you the World's Greatest Daiquiris in The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City

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