On July 1, Borgata will open its first outdoor drinks garden serving 15 unspecified craft and domestic beers, cocktails like the Honeydew Mimosa and Cucumber Cooler, and snacks like a watermelon salad with feta and smashed brisket and short-rib burger; offering yard games and live bands on weekends; and programming special events like Pig Roast Thursdays and Sunday Scotch and Cigars. Later in July, Borgata will open an adults-only outdoor pool next to the beer garden for guests of the hotel and The Water Club. The 3,200-square-foot Roman-style pool has capacity for 1,000 patrons in daybeds, cabanas and chaise-lounges.
The Marketplace Eatery replaces the Cafeteria with quick-service and gourmet foods-to-go like cheeses, coffee, olive oils and charcuterie. A wine bar allows for on-site imbibing and tasting plates. Diners can also eat Italian, Mexican, Asian and Philly-style foods at the eatery. The upgrades are part of Borgata's $50 million renovation.