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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Monday - Thursday

4:00 pm - 12:00 am

Friday & Saturday

11:00 am - 1:00 am


11:00 am - 12:00 am


at The Brown Room

Relaxed and effortlessly stylish, the Brown Room's intimate vibe is enhanced by a regular lineup of talented local 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.
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(609) 884-8421

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The hotel is located in the heart of the Historic District, right across the street from the beach and the Washington Street Mall.

Valet Parking is provided. Please pull up in front of the hotel and an attendant will assist you with your luggage and car.

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