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The Brown Room

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Enjoyed a nice dinner at this classic bar

A classic bar, a burger, and some great acoustic guitar... it doesn't get better than that. Crab... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Awesome 4th of July

Kudos to Congress Hall for hosting a fabulous 4th. Thanks to Stephen and Eddie for excellent... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Cape May, New Jersey
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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...more
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251 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-5381
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

A classic bar, a burger, and some great acoustic guitar... it doesn't get better than that. Crab cake was so-so, but beet salad was great. Nice cocktails as well....

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Kudos to Congress Hall for hosting a fabulous 4th. Thanks to Stephen and Eddie for excellent cocktails and warm hospitality. We didn’t attend the picnic but we enjoyed great burgers at the bar. They made organized chaos look easy.

Thank Travelfun667
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We love the Brown Room and it is our go-to place when visiting Cape May whether we are staying at a Cape Resort property or not. On a recent visit we sat at the outside Veranda and got drinks there. First time, the Martini was...More

Thank AKACohen
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We love Congress Hall. Unfortunately the rates have been high so we didn’t stay there this trip but enjoyed The Brown Room every night listening to great music and having drinks. We love Darin McDonald on Saturday nights. Sandy , the waitress, is awesome. Always...More

1  Thank meme121
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I love coming to the Brown Room. Most nights there is music, piano or guitar. The mixologist's are awesome. They make the most wonderful cocktails. Either before or after dinner I love coming here, the atmosphere, the fire during the winter months and busy weekend...More

Thank Suzanne O
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Service is what one might expect at a fast food establishment! The bartender did not have red wine glasses, something that we learned to tolerate here, but then dropped our cocktail napkins on the floor & picked them up & placed them under our wine...More

2  Thank travelnow216
Reviewed 23 November 2017

It was cold and windy outside but warm and toasty inside by the fire. Great food and excellent drinks. Jimmy the bartender made us feel at home with fast friendly and attentive service.

Thank Minkey13
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went down to the bar early to check it out and found at 4:45pm the place packed with no seating anywhere. We were surprised since the hotel was booked and with 750 rooms this was the only place to enjoy a cocktail. Eventually someone...More

1  Thank cszostak
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Always extremely accommodating. We had a large group come in after a party and they let us hang out a bit later than closing which was much appreciated.

Thank julianrinaldi
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Great room to relax for a drink / night cap. Gets quite busy. Reminds you of an old Bahamian club. Also live music on and off which is nice addition.

Thank catherinek07
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