Aloha 2020!
The Rusty Nail & Beach Shack's

New Year's Eve Bash

Open bar, champagne toasts, live music & more

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205 BEACH AVENUE, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(877) SHACK-07

Cape May's Iconic Surfer Bar & Restaurant

“The Nail,” as it’s known by the locals, is the famed iconic surfer bar and restaurant that made a name for itself in the ‘70s. It's right here at the Beach Shack, just steps away from your room. Back in the day lifeguards, surfers and beautiful beach bunnies gathered around the wood bar that was rumored to be the longest in all of Cape May. Now it’s your turn to join in the fun for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Now that the Beach Shack is open from May-December, so is The Nail, with the same great live entertainment and classic seaside menu.
In the summer gather around the fire pit for a cold drink. When the weather starts to cool down, come on in and sit by the new indoor fireplace. Kids’ meals are served on a souvenir Beach Shack Frisbee, giving you a fun after-dinner activity. Indoor spaces spill into outdoor seating, sand bar, fire pit and shuffleboard. Young, old and even four-legged friends are invited in from the beach for live entertainment and Rusty Nail’s beach blanket comfort food that can also be wrapped to go.
learn more Call: (609) 884-0017


Open Friday - Sunday


1:00 pm - 12:00 am


8:00 am - 12:00 am


8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Rusty Nail will close for the season on Monday, December 16th. We'll reopen on New Year's Eve for our Aloha 2020 New Year's Bash.

Dining Specials

Aloha 2020!

Rusty Nail & Beach Shack's New Year's Eve Bash

The Nail's New Year's Party is back! Say hello to 2020 at the Beach Shack this New Year’s Eve with an indoor beach party. The heat is on so put on your flip flops and Aloha shirts and dance the night away to the rockin’ sounds of the Smooth Edge Band. Watch the beach ball drop as we count down to midnight.

Open Bar • Champagne toast • Live Band & More

    PARTY STARTS AT 9:30pm
    at the Rusty Nail

    Tickets $65
    Party admission includes appetizers, open bar, party hats and a champagne toast.

    Must be 21 or older to attend the New Year’s Eve party. Advance Purchase, Non-Refundable. No Cash Value. Ticket price is not inclusive of ticket fees, tax or gratuity.

Stay Overnight

Book the Beach Shack's 'Aloha 2020' room package that includes hotel accommodations, a Rusty Nail dinner for two and party tickets for two!

Call to Book your overnight stay: 1877-SHACK-07

Ring in the New Year with friends! Additional adult party tickets may be purchased as a Stay Enhancement at the time of booking.

Reserve Your Tickets

New Year's at the Nail is a popular event, so reserve your tickets now! Reservations are first-come, first-serve.

Reserve party tickets online

Must be 21 or older to attend the New Year’s Eve party. Advance Purchase, Non-Refundable. No Cash Value. Ticket price is not inclusive of ticket fees, tax or gratuity.

Rusty Nail Football Specials

Available during games on Saturdays & Sundays

Head to the ‘Nail this football season for our Football Specials! Grab a cold beer or cocktail at the bar and watch the big game on one of our nine HDTVs. On College and NFL game days we’ll serve up delicious Bar Menu specials.

Bar Menu Specials

Available at the Bar

$5 Mac & Cheese Balls (3)

$1 Wings
Dry, Hot or BBQ

$5 Beach Plum Farm Zucchini Sticks (3)
with Marinara Sauce

$5 Chips and Salsa

$5 Pork Tacos (2)

$6 Loaded Fries

Beer Specials

Available at the Bar




See your bartender for details

Military Discount

Available with Valid Military ID

15% Off Food

Bring family and friends! Enjoy a 15% discount for your entire party seated at the table.

Must present a Valid Military ID in order to receive the discount. Discount is applicable to food items only. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

Entertainment Lineup

at the Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail is proud to host a regular lineup of talented local musicians.
Acoustic acts take the stage during sunny afternoons outdoors by the sandpit, followed by full bands and DJs that keep the party going indoors when night comes around. Unwind to sunny tunes and beachy jams that blend perfectly with our laid-back vibe.

The Rusty Nail is proud to be a Travel & Leisure Pick for One of America's Top 10 Beach Bars.

The Rusty Nail
205 Beach Avenue
Cape May, New Jersey 08204

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The Rusty Nail is located on Beach Avenue at the Beach Shack Hotel.

Parking is available in the spaces directly in front of the restaurant.
Parking is first-come, first-serve. Metered parking is available along Beach Avenue.

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From Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia