Bally’s Renovations Move on with Carousel Bar, New Lobby Ready for Summer

Bally’s Renovations Move on with Carousel Bar, New Lobby Ready for Summer
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Add a few more checkmarks to the Bally’s Atlantic City checklist.

On Monday, Bally’s Atlantic City announced its new Carousel Bar will open to guests on Memorial Day Weekend. This is billed by Bally’s as a one-of-a-kind bar in the Garden State where you can revolve 360 degrees while enjoying a cocktail.

In homage to Atlantic City, Carousel Bar is an elevated 24-seat rotating bar and offers 360-degree views of the casino, lobby bar and adjacent areas.

New cocktails will capture the spirit of Atlantic City, including flavors such as saltwater taffy, caramel popcorn and cotton candy, among others.

BALLY'S HAS BEEN BUSY

Bally’s will be among the many New Jersey casinos and venues offering specials as March Madness winds down this weekend with the Saturday’s Final Four and Monday’s national title game. Watch the games at FanDuel Sportsbook, Water Dog or Guy Fieri’s Chophouse. FanDuel features a central, 25-foot wide, state-of-the-art LED video wall, flanked by two 10-foot wide LED video walls and 10 video displays. There are five betting windows or you can use one of 20 self-serve betting kiosks.

See our story from earlier this month that detailed the variety of offerings around the state, especially Atlantic City.

At the end of January, Bally’s introduced www.ballycasino.com, an online casino that can be played anywhere in the state of New Jersey, on desktop or mobile.

New Jersey is one of the states that allows real money online casinos, along with Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and Michigan.

New Hotel Lobby Also Will Debut

Bally’s Atlantic City will have a complete refresh of its hotel lobby, which happens to be located near the new Carousel Bar.

The new lobby has new carpeting, column enclosures and a reimagined front desk.

Rallying behind its company slogan — Be a part of our return to glory! — Bally’s is soon to complete and debut its $100 million dollar renovation that also will have 750 renovated and new hotel rooms and The Yard.

The Yard is expected to debut early this summer. It is located by the Dennis Towers in Bally’s courtyard and is more than 10,000 square feet with 5,000 square feet of new construction.

The Yard is a beer garden-style venue with a varied experience that includes live entertainment, a gastro-pub style menu, local and national tap beers and an array of craft cocktails. There will also be ‘90s themed arcade games, lounge-style seating, and an indoor and outdoor stage for live entertainment.

“Atlantic City deserves a beautiful attraction and there is no better place than the center of the boardwalk at Bally’s Atlantic City,” said Phil Juliano, the executive vice president of casino operations and chief marketing officer at Bally's Corporation, in a February news release announcing The Yard construction. “Many of us remember the iconic Dennis Hotel’s towers photo that has appeared so many times, and now we are bringing energy to this space like never before.”

Bally’s new rooms are aimed at having a “coastal” feel and view of the Atlantic City skyline to the Atlantic City shoreline. The spacious, new redesign includes a brand-new bath area with updated vanities, stand-alone tubs and all-new showers and is the perfect respite following a night of wagering and dining on the property.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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