Atlantic County Magazine - GACCA Article
Print Date: 1/13/2023
By Jeanine Osendowski
Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association Board President
Senior Partner of TAsk Away Concierge
For our holiday party this year we headed to Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino for an
experience of The Yard with the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association. We were all
excited to check out the recently renovated property as we pieced together what was where
when comparing the previous venue to the fun and inviting hang out scene: The Yard, Beers,
Eats and Beats, we were astonished at the transformation and how it creates such an inviting
and open space no matter what the season. For this holiday season, we surely felt the warmth with all the holiday decor throughout Bally’s and the venues as well as the outside with the holiday lights and the magnificent lit tree! We also were warmed by the hospitality of Bally’s for hosting us and how quickly they pulled up another table and chairs when we had more members arrive than anticipated, and they even set up tables for our annual toy collection drive as well as our gift exchange.
We had so much fun with their various holiday inspired cocktails such as Caribbean Milk and
Cookies, Santa Smash served in nostalgic Christmas mugs, they even had a drink with Gingerbread Mulled Wine. And my personal choice was from the after dinner drinks menu
served in glass pipes called Santa’s Pipe Dreams, it was fun and put me right in the Santa Spirit!
The beers and wines even have tones of holiday cheer infused into them. The drink list alone
makes this the perfect spot to get together but looking out to the festive lights, the fun music, decorations and openness also makes this a must for entertaining. They also have fire pits, corn hole, $5-10 drink specials, and live music on the weekends to make it even more perfect.
If you don’t have your own group to entertain, then just come to be entertained! Although some of the holiday festivities are over throughout the world, Bally’s is still carrying on their Winter Wonderland specials until the end of January.
Even beyond the holidays Bally’s is really making it special to visit them. Not to mention all the winnings as a player they are offering but in specials and atmosphere they really are making your time special. They also offer specials every Monday and Thursday night and Saturday and Sunday to enjoy Football as this venue makes for a chill place to watch the big game. I am still trying to find time to try Guy Fieri’s Chophouse but I have had both a meatball and a martini at Jerry Longo’s Meatballs and Martinis and recommend both plus the atmosphere is special with the old mob movies playing. It is a great night out! These restaurants can be enjoyed Thursdays-Sundays but…
Dine at Jerry Longo’s | February 10, 11 and 12
Enjoy a three course pre-fixed dinner for $80pp featuring:
SEAFOOD TORTELLINI PASTA - Diver scallops and shrimp over tortellini pasta
tossed in our house-made vodka sauce
CHICKEN PICCATA - Lemon butter white wine, capers, Italian parsley, complimented with Parmaggiano risotto
LONGO’S SURF & TURF - Grilled petit filet mignon, jumbo shrimp scampi, served with sautéed broccolini
Dine at Guy Fieri’s Chophouse | February 9, 10, 11 and 14
Enjoy a three course pre-fixed dinner for $80pp featuring:
Cajun Grilled Salmon - Sweet potato grits, roasted garlic butter
Slow Roasted Boneless Prime Rim - 14 oz., au jus, creamy horseradish, mustard seed
Visit Steakhouse in Atlantic City | Guy Fieri's Chophouse at Bally's AC (ballys.com) to make your reservation.
Bally’s has also invested over $100 million in renovations making this beachfront property on a whole new playing field. And it is not just the Casino floor or the amazing dining venues their hotel suites are gorgeous. The bathrooms are elegant with free standing soaking tubs and the huge windows also create a top notch feeling! If you prefer to cuddle your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day Celebrate Valentines without leaving your bed!
Stay overnight on 2/10-2/11 and receive room service preset breakfast delivery for two the next morning...
Breakfast in Bed - Room Package
Includes: Order of Sweetheart pancakes, two build-your-own omelets with home fries and
breakfast meat, two fresh fruit cups, one pot of coffee and one bottle of champagne with carafe of orange juice. Plus, 1pm late checkout.
For reservations visit Bally's Atlantic City (reztrip.com).
Breakfast in Bed Upgrade
During your stay, celebrate Valentines without even leaving your bed. Breakfast includes
Sweetheart pancakes, two build-your-own omelets, home fries, choice of breakfast meat, fresh fruit, coffee, and champagne with orange juice. $59 per couple. Offer is valid for stays on February 10 or February 11, 2023. Breakfast is offered Saturday and Sunday the 11 th or 12 th for guest who stayed over on the 10 th and 11 th.
Bally’s has you covered even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day with their:
Anti-Valentine’s Day at The Yard | February 11
Haven’t got struck by Cupid’s arrow yet? Then join us for an “I’m The Problem, It’s Me.” Party! You’ll have a great time enjoying our themed drink specials and live entertainment on Saturday, February 11.
I highly recommend The Carousel to enjoy a spin and a cocktail I think you will really enjoy the vibe.The drink choices are so much fun! We had a hard time choosing what to order but tried a Funnel Cake Espresso Martini, Seaside Spritz and The Flapper Paloma. Because we were moving we were able to scope all that was going on and because it is centrally located it really is a great attraction for the fun loving crowd. I hope this article helps you make a decision on where to head this winter season. Bally’s will surely help warm you up and perk you up! There are Mardi Gras and Football specials to check out that are coming up next month. And know, it will also be just as happening in the warmer seasons as The Yard spills out onto the boardwalk with a greenhouse to let the sun and fun shine in and the rain and pain stay out! I hope to see you there!