Where The Night Is Always Young, But You'll Fit In Even If You Aren't Yes, There Are Nightspots Where The Twentysomethings Don't Hold Sway.

Posted: July 12, 1994

There's no shortage of rowdy clubs for young folks at the Shore.

That's great, if you happen to be a rowdy young folk.

Fortunately, there are a few spots where, er, older people can have some dignified fun, or enjoy a more mature brand of rowdiness.

One such place is the Crab Trap, 2 Broadway Rd., on the Somers Point Circle, Somers Point; 609-927-7377.

The long-popular seafood restaurant and lounge has been a favorite of the 40-plus crowd for many years. In fact, it's not unusual to find party animals in their 80s kicking up their wingtips here.

Each Tuesday through Saturday, the band Magic Touch provides everything

from vintage disco to popular country tunes for your rug-cutting pleasure. (The band performs Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.)

Then on Sundays and Mondays from 8 to about 11 p.m., the Ed Lucky Duo takes center stage.

There are light snacks available in the bar - onion rings, clams casino and such - ranging from $4.25 to $7.25. There's no cover charge.

Do you yearn for the glamorous supper club days, when people dressed elegantly and tripped the light fantastic to smooth live orchestras?

Then try the Seaview Country Club, 401 S. New York Rd. (Route 9) at Jim Leeds Road, Absecon; 609-748-1990.

Each Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., the classy dining room features a dinner dance with the equally classy Paul Mann Orchestra, which performs everything from big band to contemporary tunes.

The dinner menu contains a large selection of Continental dishes priced

from $16 to $26. There's no cover charge.

For those who like to deny and defy their age, there's good old Grabel's Cocktail Lounge, 3901 Atlantic Ave., at Harrisburg Avenue, Atlantic City; 609-344-9263.

An interesting mix of folks come here, from middle-aged gay divorcees with figures that 18-year-olds would die for to refugee-from-Woodstock types.

But they all have one thing in common: They love to dance and party hearty.

Live music is provided for just that purpose Thursdays through Saturdays

from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. by Ultimate Force featuring Don Ciccone, formerly of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

On Sundays from 10 p.m. to whenever, there's karaoke with your host, Johnny P., formerly of Danny and the Juniors.

There's also a large munchie menu, available from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, featuring a full line of sandwiches, pizzas and appetizers, from $3.50 to $14. There's no cover charge.

Then there's the bar at the Smithville Inn, located on Route 9 at Moss Mill Road in the Historic Village of Smithville; 609-652-7777.

Each Friday and Saturday from 7:30 to 11 p.m., the Music Company featuring Jim Glenn performs everything from light jazz to adult contemporary stuff and other tunes beloved by 35-and-uppers. There's no cover charge.

So who says you have to be under 23 to enjoy club fun at the Shore?

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