Things to Do

You Can’t Go Topless in Ocean City Anymore. But You Can Still Get a Sex-aroni Pizza.

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This summer, the City Council of Ocean City passed an emergency ordinance addressing a threat to its “family-friendly” brand. The crisis: topless female sunbathers. The solution: a new public-nudity bill. But revelers who are worried the resort town is getting puritanical needn’t fear. While OC’s law will keep it from becoming a French Riviera, it won’t keep it from remaining an American beach town. Here’s stuff you can still do.

Dine at the Sexy Pizza Company

Options include the Topless (plain cheese), the Sex-aroni (extra pepperoni), and the Prude (veggie).

Hit Macky’s for Thursday’s Little Black Dress Night

Women in miniature attire can get half-price cocktails and make full-fledged mistakes.

Sample anatomy-oriented novelties

Slogans at the boardwalk T-Shirt Factory: “Please tell your boobs to stop staring at my eyes” and “I’m not a gynecologist, but I’ll take a look.”

Enjoy a meal at Hooters

Ocean City has two branches of the national “breastaurant” chain. The boardwalk locale has been known to host bikini contests.

Wear a bikini (or lingerie—girls do both) to H2O Nite Club’s Bad & Boujee

Only ages 20 and under allowed at the Sunday event—good judgment tends to grow with age.

This article appears in the August 2017 issue of Washingtonian.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.