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HQ2 Nightclub

Give Thanks to Friends and Fun at HQ2

Published: November 2022

This Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for so many things. The family we love, the friends we cherish, some much-needed vacation days, and, of course, excellent live music and nightlife.

Between tucking into turkey and mashed potatoes, celebrate the giving spirit with us at Hip Hop Thanksgiving! On Saturday, November 26th at HQ2, we’re throwing one of the top parties in Atlantic City—a.k.a. the World’s Playground. With plenty of delicious bites, smooth drinks, and acclaimed DJ legends, our Hip Hop Thanksgiving weekend is the ultimate break for your holiday weekend.

About HQ2—Your Nightlife Hotspot

It’s more than a club—it’s an Atlantic City nightlife destination.

HQ2 Nightclub has quickly become a coveted upscale nightlife spot, earning the Atlantic Nightlife Award for Nightclub of the Year, as well as Best Industry Night and Best Bottle Service. 

Across two floors of premium dancefloor space, we offer a luxurious and diverse club experience for all to enjoy the world’s acclaimed musical talent. 

From 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., we’re offering the best of HQ2 for our Hip Hop Thanksgiving Atlantic City club event. Ticket purchasers have access to:


  • Tiered General Admission tickets 
  • VIP Table Service with bundled drinks and food packages
  • 45,000 square feet of space 
  • Both Main Nightclub and Mezzanine floors
  • World-class lighting and sound mixing for an enjoyable dancing experience
  • Full bar service and entertainment from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Coat check and valet services
  • All-night security, entrance regulations, and locker use

Meet Our World-Renowned DJ Lineup

The hits never stop this holiday season. Our Hip Hop Thanksgiving Weekend boasts one of the most electric DJ lineups across all Atlantic City nightlife events. Get ready for a completely unique (and very danceable) blend of hip hop hits from the ‘90s to today, deejayed by HQ2’s top lineup:


  • DJ Shortkutz – An HQ2 resident, DJ Shortkutz has made himself a name across the world’s nightlife scene for over 15 years. His open format style has landed him spots at high-fashion shows like REDVAlentino and Chopard, as well as international sets from Dubai to Mexico. No matter the party, DJ Shortkutz brings the hype and the fun.


  • DJ Riz – DJ Riz is a fixture and leader in the NYC hip hop scene. As co-host of the acclaimed Rap Is Outta Control weekly mix show, he discovers the freshest new hip hop artists and brings their sounds to light. His mix of old school style and up-to-date trends is a recipe for earworm fun.


  • Big Ben – A Brooklyn native, Big Ben has also made a name for himself across NYC’s elite club circuit. The city’s rap, disco, and hip hop sounds all influence his dance-friendly mixes, perfect for shaking and partying it up until the night ends.

What’s On the Menu

For Atlantic City parties, you need energy to dance all night—and we’re ready to serve it. Fuel up in style with our absolutely delicious Thanksgiving menu. 

On Thursday, November 24th, our chefs at Ocean Casino Resort are preparing a world-class Thanksgiving feast. Before you hit the dancefloor, indulge in gourmet takes on favorite holiday dishes across all of our prestige eateries:


  • Amada (The Carnivore) – Turkey tenderloin Milanese with sage chimichurri, alongside beef wellington with salsa verde for two


  • American Cut (The Classic) – Sliced turkey breast with gravy, sweet potato mash, apple stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce 


  • Makai (The Pacific Twist) – Roasted turkey breast with pineapple jam and savory gravy, sweet potato hash, fried eggs, house-made cranberry mango sauce, and cilantro


  • Villain & Saint (The Indulgent) – Stuffed turkey breast with spinach and sausage, goat cheese stuffing, and sweet potato puree with pumpkin creme brulee for dessert and apple pie martinis and cranberry old-fashioneds to wash it all down


  • Harper’s (The Heartwarming) – Arugula and pear salad with goat cheese and pecans to start, with turkey pot pie following close behind


  • TopGolf Swing Suite (The Casual) – Turkey panini with kale, cranapple jam, and mac ‘n’ cheese stuffing

It’s Giving Thanks at HQ2 and Ocean Casino Resort

Thanksgiving is a time of relaxation, celebration, and gratitude—and there’s no better way to share that joy than dancing it out. 

To make your holiday weekend epic, come down to Ocean Casino Resort and join our Hip Hop Thanksgiving extravaganza. Delicious drinks, dancing, and dream-worthy memories await you.

Ready for more AC club events? Our calendar never stops. Explore more VIP and premium nightclub experiences at HQ2. Every week, we offer world-class entertainment from Thursday to Saturday. And if you need a daytime destination, head on over to Ocean Casino Resort. 

From the Balcony Bar to Ovation Hall, we have a fun-filled adventure for every type of vacationer.


Ocean Casino Resort. Hip Hop Thanksgiving. https://www.theoceanac.com/entertainment/dj/hip-hop-thanksgiving 


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