• Tuesday , 21 November 2017

Skrillex Headlines The WAV Nightclub Opening Weekend after Killer Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill Dinner

Photos, story by Lou Perri

On opening night of Atlantic City’s newest nightclub WAV, Explore NJ traveled to Caesars Atlantic City to witness the excitement.
Explore NJ went to explore the live music and event venue in partnership with Insomniac, the producer behind Electric Daisy Carnival. The venue’s opening weekend, Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, treated fans to heavy-hitting performances by dubstep phenomenon Skrillex and the eccentric, fan favorite Tommy Trash, respectively.
But first, upon entering the lobby, this reporter and a friend saw the newest restaurant in the casino hotel, the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. Since, the nightclub didn’t open ’til 10 p.m., we decided to see what all the commotion was about this new restaurant. Getting seated was easy since we sat along a railing just inside the restaurant. Traffic along the outside moved as we ordered. This old guy always enjoys short ribs and the entree intrigued us both.

The Gordon Ramsay signage.

The Gordon Ramsay signage.

The Caesars Salad featured a wedge of Romaine on a bed of dressing with anchovies placed alongside. The cost: $16 which served two.

The Caesars Salad featured a wedge of Romaine on a bed of dressing with anchovies placed alongside. The cost: $16 which served two.

The short rib entree came on a bed of creamy couscous in a sauce with tasty pearl onions and carrots. The price: $35.

The short rib entree came on a bed of creamy couscous in a sauce with tasty pearl onions and carrots. The price: $35.

The Gordon Ramsay dessert menu.

The Gordon Ramsay dessert menu.

The restaurant menu.

The restaurant menu.

Plum cheese cakedost $11 but served two.

Plum cheesecake cost $11 but served two.

Gordon Ramsay English telephone booth served as signage for the pub and bar.

Gordon Ramsay English telephone booth served as signage for the pub and bar.

The short ribs came atop a creamy couscous and covered in exotic pearl onions, each with a taste of their own, and carrots. The short ribs cut easily, breaking apart as any good short rib does. The short rib entree cost $35 but was well worth the price as a portion was taken home for a meal the next night. Prior to the short ribs, we shared a Caesars Salad, wedges of Romaine in a delightful dressing. The cost: $16. Alongside the dish were two anchovies in a small bowl. My friend ordered a lobster mac and cheese dish but it really wasn’t needed. The cost: $25. For dessert we shared a plum cheesecake, a delicious ending to a wonderful meal. The cost of the dessert was $11. Oh, yeah! The restaurant pays for parking if your dinner cost over $75. So it was a bargain there, too.
We hit the WAV, Atlantic City’s newest nightclub, live music and event venue at 10 p. m. The hostess was strict about letting invited guests into WAV, a frustrating wait for a guy who wanted to review the nightclub. WAV announced their partnership with Insomniac, the producer behind Electric Daisy Carnival.

WAV nightclub featured attractive servers.

WAV nightclub featured attractive servers.

Those who came to WAV dressed to impress.

Those who came to WAV dressed to impress.

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Located on Playground Pier, WAV is the only nightclub in the U.S. that resides directly over the Atlantic Ocean and the ultimate destination for East Coast dance fans to experience unforgettable performances in an incredible atmosphere. Each Saturday and Sunday, WAV hosts shows curated specially by Insomniac.
“This new partnership with WAV Entertainment and Insomniac unleashes unlimited possibilities of what we can do with Electronic Dance Music in Atlantic City,” WAV Entertainment CEO Brian Nagele told Explore NJ.

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Attractive WAV servers,

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A WAV patron wore a blouse that said WAV.

A WAV patron wore a blouse that said WAV.

The 20,000 square-foot space features a Main Club, Mezzanine level and outdoor terrace in addition to four easy access bars, 60-foot high ceilings, 8,000 square-feet of LED screens and finally, a whopping 200,000-watt sound system. This past New Year’s Eve, WAV welcomed an amazing 3,500 guests through its doors in its premier event, Uncorked – a testament to future nights to come. WAV joins Insomniac’s repertoire of nightclub partnerships, including Exchange LA and Create Nightclub, as its first venue situated on the East Coast.

The WAV scene.

The WAV scene.

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WAV servers served a birthday party. Sparklers attracted dancers to the affair.

WAV servers served a birthday party. Sparklers attracted dancers to the affair.

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A young woman performs for Explore NJ.

A young woman performs for Explore NJ.

An exotic dancer offers incentive to patrons.

An exotic dancer offers incentive to patrons.

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The WAV Girls from a WAV photograph.

The WAV Girls from a WAV photograph.

Skrillex striking a pose after singing from a Wav photograph.

Skrillex striking a pose after singing from a Wav photograph.

For updates and announcements on WAV, please visit WAVac.com and follow WAV on Facebook. Keep up with Insomniac on Insomniac.com and follow Insomniac’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 

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