Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / by Teresa Dipeso
Looking for the perfect place to ring in the New Year? There are many Jersey Shore restaurants, events and venues to choose from!
Rockin Chair- Rock the night away at Bobby Dee’s Rockin Chair Restaurant. Celebrate with friends and family while enjoying menu specials, live entertainment, party favors and champagne toast. Details and reservations www.rocknchair.net.
Golden Inn – Ring in the New Year at the beach in Avalon with dinner, dancing and a toast at midnight. The party includes a 5 course dinner, a 5 hour open bar, a champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment. Late check out available. Details www.goldeninn.com and 609-368-5155.
Tuckahoe Inn – Tuckahoe Inn will open at 11:30 with early bird specials until 5 PM. The full regular menu will be available open until close. Reservations strongly suggested. Chameleon will be playing from 9 PM until 1 AM. Details www.tuckahoeinn.com and 609-390-3322.
Congress Hall- The Boiler Room's Rockin' NYE Fiesta- Are you ready to party like its....2014? Head on down to the Boiler Room for the hottest New Year's Eve Party in town. Billy D. Light will be rockin' out with his trio as we welcome 2015 and say goodbye to this year. Your $20 cover includes entry to the party, appetizers, party favors and a guaranteed rockin' good time. Must be 21 or older to attend the Boiler Room's Rockin' NYE Fiesta. No need to purchase tickets in advance- we'll see you there. Until next year!
Merion Inn – Merion Inn will be offering both kid friendly and adult options this New Year’s Eve. Starting at 4:30 bring your whole family in to celebrate. A practice countdown will take place a 6 PM. A three course dinner will begin at 7 PM for 85 per person. At 9:30, f or $95 you can have a 5 course meal. Details www.merioninn.com and 609-884-8363.
Hemingway’s – Hemingway’s is offering a fantastic party with great packages available through the Grand Hotel. The Grand is offering packages for one to four nights. New Year’s Eve will offer a five hour top shelf open bar, a surf and turf full course banquet dinner, lots of entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy continental breakfast with mimosas at 1 AM. Details www.hemingwayscapemay.com and 609-884-5611.
Axelsson’s Blue Claw Restaurant – Axelsson’s Blue Claw Restaurant will open at 5 PM for their New Year’s Eve celebration. The party has no end time so the fun never has to stop! There will be a full menu available. Details www.blueclawrestaurant.com and 609-884-5878.
Ocean City 23 Annual First Night- What’s New Year’s Eve without a celebration? Ocean City goes above and beyond to ring in the New Year with their 23rd annual First Night. More than 60 performances are scheduled featuring comedy, jazz, theater, pianists, gospel, doo wop, acrobats, magicians. Headliners include The Blue Notes, Hegeman String Band, Ocean City Pops, The Trammps, Fabulous Grease Band just to name a few.
Entertainment is located at 15 performance sites throughout the city. Programs are 40 minutes, giving guests plenty of time to walk to the next location. There will also be free jitney service from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. between sites. Families will enjoy ice skating, pony rides, kid’s rides and star gazing at the HS Planetarium. And to cap off the festivities, Ocean City rings in the New Year an exciting fireworks display at midnight. Details www.firstnightocnj.com
Sea Isle City
New Year’s Eve Celebration For Children- Sea Isle City will host the resort’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration for children. The years theme, “New Year’s Eve in Egypt” will be highlighted by a variety of decorations that will have guests feeling as though they are on the banks of the Nile River. The celebration includes buffet dinner, dancing and family entertainment. There will also be a “Countdown to Midnight” at 7:00 p.m., which will allow younger children to welcome 2015 and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 29 by phoning (609) 263-0050. Sea Isle City’s annual fireworks display beginning 8:00 p.m. on the JFK Boulevard Beach.
Reeds-SAX RESTAURANT Sax is offering a Prix Fixe, 4- course menus for New Year's Eve that is worth celebrating! This unique menu was thoughtfully developed and will be masterfully prepared by The Reeds' Executive Chef Tim Hamill. Reservations are limited. SAX LOUNGE will feature live music, food specials, champagne and cocktail service. No Admission Charge. NEW YEAR'S DAYBRUNCH...keep the celebration going with a special brunch on NEW YEAR'S DAY from 10am-2pm. Details 609-961-3010.
Owen’s Pub – Bring in the New Year with Owen’s Pub! There will be appetizer and dinner specials available. One can expect a champagne toast at midnight. For an added bonus, continental breakfast will be served at 12:30 AM. Details 609-729-7290.
Casey’s on Third - Celebrate the New Year with Casey’s on Third. They’ll be hosting a big party with entertainment from Big Bleu. Tickets are on sale now. Details www.caseysonthird.com and 609-522-7759.
Flip Flopz Bar and Grill – Flip Flopz Bar and Grill has two ways for you to celebrate the New Year. Take advantage of their Dine and Drink package which features dinner and a top shelf open bar for only $89.99 per person. You can also choose the Drink Only package which covers a top shelf open bar from 8:30 to 12:30. There will be a DJ to keep the party going! Details www.flipflopzbarandgrill.com and 609-522-3350.
Dogtooth – Celebrate at the Dogtooth Bar and Grill with DJ Denny Oh! For $49 per person you get a four course dinner, music and dancing. The party starts at 9 PM. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are required. Details www.dogtoothbar.com and 609-522-8383.
Coastal Blue - Celebrate New Year’s Eve seaside at Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill. Enjoy a 4 or 5 course gourmet dinner; early and late seating options available starting at $55 per person. Details www.coastalbluenj.com and 609-729-6600.
Marie Nicole’s – New Year’s Eve at Marie Nicole’s will be celebrated with fantastic dinner specials. Reservations encouraged. Details www.marienicoles.com and 609-522-5425.