You really only go here to drink and listen to music.The Bottle & Cork
The Bottle & Cork was established in 1936. It is famous for its live shows. It has features all kinds of bands and types of music.May through October over 100 bands play a schedule that runs each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday evening.
Voted The best night spot for young vacationers in Southern Delaware by Delaware Today magazine 2003...
Dress Code: There is none, it's a beach town so anything goes.
McShea's is a nice, little Irish Pub on the Beach in Dewey. We stopped by about 1:30am for a few Irish Car Bombs ($6.00 each) on the way back to our hotel. McShea's is narrow with a large bar and a few booths, and more of a neighborhood bar than the meat market that is the rest of Dewey.
McShea's also has food, including what is said to be some of the best crab cake soup around.
On a weeklong trip to Bethany Beach, husband and I (mid 40s) were looking for a dance club in the area. Thought we'd find a fun spot in Rehoboth, but nothing was open or interesting on a Thursday night. Being summer, we figured we'd find something interesting, but the only place obvious was the SharkBoard's Maxim Party in Dewey Beach. With a 300 person line of 20 somethings we decided to try Rusty's on Ruddertown.
Surprise! Great venue - a full club with outside bars and a very packed band area. Inside, the DJ was excellent and the dance floor was large enough for the dancers and gawkers. Video screen along with the dance music was a fun addition to the evening - we caught up on alot of our video watching!
Love to go back - a great club and perfect for party folks of all ages!
Dress Code: No bathing suits - all kinds of outfits!
The Rusty Rudder is another of the prime nightspots in Dewey. It is the place to go to dance the night away. They have live rock music several nights a week on their outdoor stage with huge area for dancing and talking. They also have an indoor dance area which plays mostly R&B and hip hop.
The Bottle and Cork is one of the top 2 or 3 most popular nightlife spots at Dewey. There are two large bars and a stage with a huge area for spectators to stand and watch the live rock music. Unfortunately, beer is served only by the can and the outrageous prices range from $3.75 for Bud and Miller to $4.75 for imports such as Corona. It is customary to deposit your empty can on the floor, and by the end of the night the place is littered with thousands that crunch under your feet as you walk or dance!
Very young and very social.
Places to hit:
Cork and bottle - $1 cans ( go here when you first turn 21, but sometimes they have really good bands
Rusty Rudder - decent food, decent drinks. Awesome Outdoor Music. On the Water.
Lighthouse - Taco Toss at 4pm on Fridays....need i say anything else?
Coconuts - not sure if it is still there. Good drinks.
Dress Code: Its the beach....jeans and nice top.
The Starboard is a massive bar/club composed of several bars, one or two dance floors, and a few outside areas for smokers. It is one of the most popular places in Dewey, partly due to the rooms giving the place a smaller, more comfortable feel while each provides a slightly different atmosphere from the others. During my visit, Amstel Light was $3.00 in plastic bottles, glass bottles, or aluminum cans... stick to glass!
Very good place to drink, talk, dance, and meet others.
No cover charge.
Repeatedly voted best nightspot in the entire state of Delaware!!!! Men's Journal Magazine listed The Starboard as one of the top 45 Beach Bars in the world...
The Rusty Rudder in RudderTown is the place to be seen, go have a drink, this is a college summer vacation drinking town and the Rudder is the place to be, Live music and good food right on the water. You can bring your boat up to the dock and have a cocktail.
Dress Code: NO DRESS CODE REALLY
Overlooking Rehoboth Bay, the Rusty Rudder (and Ruddertowne in general) is a great place for drinking, people watching, and music / dancing. I heard that the food is decent.
When I went there was a live cover band playing people's faves for summertime dancing and hanging out. Crowd was very receptive to the band since they were a local band with a religious local following.
Crowd is between 21-35 yrs old & cover charge varies on band/events that night.
Dress Code: Casual