200 CONGRESS PLACE, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(609) 884-8421

Congress Hall's Stylish
Prohibition-Era Cocktail Lounge

There isn’t a more sophisticated way to wrap up your day in Cape May than an evening at the Brown Room, a stylish lounge occupying the same spot as Congress Hall’s first legal post-Prohibition cocktail bar.
Spend a little time deep in one of the comfortable leather chairs enjoying the fire and gentle buzz of friendly conversation around you. Rendezvous with friends after a day on the beach, or meet new friends since there’s something about the Brown Room that seems to encourage people to reach out and connect with each other.
Maybe it’s the magnificent artwork, circular bar, custom wallpaper and iconic fireplace. Maybe it’s the friendliness of the bartenders and the delicious libations they pour. Or, maybe it’s the patrons themselves who always seem ready to share stories about Cape May or some interesting tips on what to see or do the next day. The Brown Room is the hub of Congress Hall.
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closed for winter refresh

The Brown Room is currently closed for a winter refresh. We will reopen on Friday, January 24th.

Entertainment Lineup

at the Brown Room

The Brown Room is proud to host as an intimate venue for some of Cape May's finest musicians.
Grab a seat at the circular bar and sip Prohibition-era cocktails as piano music and acoustic duos underscore the buzz of conversation around you.

Congress Hall's

Concert Series

Every winter, Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom is filled with the music of our Concert Series. Join us for a traditional hymn-sing, a Broadway musical sing-along, or a rockin' evening with Dane Anthony and the Sons of Thunder with their tribute to Bobby Darin.
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congress hall winter concert series

Sunday Supper & Old-Timey Hymn Sing

Head to the Ballroom for a family-style fried chicken dinner, followed by a singalong of traditional hymn favorites.

Sunday, January 26th

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Broadway Musical Sing-Along

Join us as we belt out our favorite Broadway showstoppers. Featuring Myra Vassian, professional Broadway performers, and you!

Sunday, February 23rd

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congress hall winter concert series

Beyond the Sea:

The Bobby Darin Show

with Dane Anthony & the Sons of Thunder

Dance along with Dane and the band as we host a high-energy tribute to the music of Bobby Darin.

Sunday, April 19th

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