99% love it
Poolside club attached to hotel

Located poolside at the Empress Hotel, Paradise is a fun gay club with a little something for everyone. Drag shows, live local music and feel-good community events are all popular, but there's always dancing too. The cover charge ranges based on date/event, and summer is definitely the best time to go.


    • DrummerNA2017
      DrummerNA2017 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Full of straights and bridesmaids parties
      Due to the male strippers on Saturday nights, this place is jam packed with straight couples and cheap bridesmaids getting drunk and groping the strippers as well as being obnoxious. Friday nights is drag show night but that doesn't stop the straight invasion. The bartenders do what they can but since this is one of the only dance floors at the Jersey shore, their hands are tied. And not in a good way. Sad to see our gay establishments being invaded and overrun by rude straights

    • roberto.nieves3
      roberto.nieves3 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great decor and nice staff

    • FlorenceL
      FlorenceL Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Is this for gay/lesbian / bi-sexual
      If so then count me in! I have been looking for a club that excepts all the above

    • SDKC
      SDKC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun club! Great parties! Always a good time winter, spring, summer or fall!

    • josephfjr
      josephfjr Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place
      Stayed for 3 days, clean, great pool, great restaurant, great drag show, across the street from the beach and new stores and restaurants. Great walking on the boardwalk, beautiful beach. City has been torn down and is in process of rebuilding. Hotel guide (in room) gave me restaurants to go to. Tried several and all were great. Looking forward to going again soon.

    • Pranatom
      Pranatom Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Absolutely loved the ambiance of the Paradise Empress complex; we lounged poolside with drinks Saturday July 31 and it was wonderful; only criticism is that Paradise the club needs a makeover, just a few touches to bring into this decade; DJ wasn't very current, but every place can't be DC and NYC; Shout out to Dale and Scott, the Gay Thing DC, and It's a Gay World for recommending....

    • rswallis
      rswallis Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun at the Shore
      Gotta love the Empress Hotel complex that includes Paradise nightclub, two smaller in-door bar areas, a restaurant, and the pool/poolside bar. Really something for everyone day and night. Food is surprisingly good; I loved the crab cakes. Looking forward to checking back soon for the Sunday tea dance (summers only) and the now-Friday night midnight drag show.

    • guysnite
      guysnite Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The crowd in doors is mostly older out by the pool younger. Dance floor an bit dark and loud for talking but other wise cool.