The Ultimate Guide to a Festive Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve

The Ultimate Guide to a Festive Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve

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Whether you’re looking for an all night party, a delicious dinner, or just some fancy cocktails, we’ve got you covered for where to eat, drink, and play this Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve. No matter where you land up spending the last moments of 2016, make sure it’s filled with great food, stiff drinks, fun friends, and a few minutes of pretending to know the words to Auld Lang Syne. (As for those of you that would rather stay in, but have no desire cook, let the catering experts do all the heavy lifting for you.)

Now, so long 2016 and hello 2017…Happy New Year!

A Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve

Ama Ristorante, Sea Bright

Transport yourself to the Italian countryside this New Year’s Eve. At Ama Ristorante, you can order your favorite dishes from their dinner menu or try out one of their many specials including seafood salad, a classic Cioppino, and a juicy beef tenderloin. At midnight, you’ll toast with a complimentary glass of Prosecco as you say ciao to 2017. 1485 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright 732-530-9760


Asbury Park Festhalle & Biergarten
Asbury Park Festhalle & Biergarten’s 2nd Annual Asbury Park Ball Drop features fortune tellers, a cigar maker, Champagne tower and Des and the Swagmatics! Don’t forget the 6pm German Family New Years Countdown for the early birds. You can guarentee your table with a 9 or 10pm reservation package. Call or visit their website for details (10 person minimum)! 527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 997-8767

Dive! Coastal Bar, Sea Bright

DJ Angel Manuel will be kicking off the New Year beginning at 9pm at Dive. Enjoy all of your favorite cocktails and appetizers and when the clock strikes midnight, a free champagne toast. Now that’s diving into the New Year in style. 1072 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright 732-268-7707


Eventide Grille at the Navesink, Sea Bright
Eventide doesnt want you to miss out on on of their biggest parties of the year. Enjoy a premium open bar for 4 hours, buffet with shrimp, clams, lobster claws, filet mignon, & much more. Buffet starts at 8pm and goes until 11pm and then you will have the Moroccan Sheepherders from 9PM-1AM! 1400 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright (732) 530-1414

House of Independents, Asbury Park
On New Years Eve Louie Devito will be spinning for a N.Y.C. Underground Classics Party at the House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ! 21+ to enter, $30 in advance and $35 at the door! Party until 4am! Grab your tickets now – 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 977.5284

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The Marina at Oceanport Marina, Oceanport

Ring in 2017 at The Marina at Oceanport. Spend the last day of 2016 with lunch on the water or wait to get all gussied up for a five-course pre fixe dinner menu available after 5pm. Then stay for live music from Dave & April from 7-10pm. Reservations are recommended. 10 Riverside Ave, Oceanport 848-456-4396

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Mister C’s Beachfront Bistro, Allenhurst
The ultimate New Year’s Eve Gala is set to make history at Mister C’s Beachfront Bistro. The night is packed with entertainment featuring the legends of Motown/Disco and a 70s Classic R&B tribute. Headlining the event will be Sax Man Dan, Mia Rev’E, and Billy Brown along with regional celebrity diva “Jodi Josephson.” On top of that, you’ll enjoy a four-course dinner, noise makers, and prizes for best dressed couple and best dance couple. It’s time to suit up! Allen Ave & Ocean Pl, Allenhurst 732-531-3665

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McDonagh’s Pub, Keyport
Ring in New Year’s Eve at McDonagh’s New Year’s Eve Party! Tickets include an open bar and buffet from 9pm to 12am.  There will be a DJ to keep you moving and a champagne toast at 12. Tickets are limited so please purchase in advance and call for availability. 2 West Front Street, Keport (732) 264-0999

MJs at The Buttonwood Manor, Matawan

Do something different this New Year’s Eve and head to MJ’s Masquerade Ball. This event features a five-hour premium brand open bar from 8:00pm – 1:00am, a formal four-course meal, complimentary champagne toast, and music from DJ Billy Rebert for $89.99 per person plus tax and gratuity. 845 NJ-34, Matawan 732-566-6220

Old Glory Kitchen & Spirits, Keyport
Ring in the New Year at one of Keyport’s most historic buildings and newest spots, Old Glory Kitchen & Spirits. Guests will enjoy an exclusive New Year’s Eve party on their 2nd Floor balcony. There will be an open bar & Old Glory Style Buffet from 9pm-12am. Other events for the evening include Champagne toast, midnight brick-oven pizza party and DJ Osbel G Spinning a wide range of music. Tickets are $60 per person (+tax & 20% gratuity). Tickets are limited, so you are encouraged to purchase in advance. Please note, the main floor is still open to the public! 84 Broad Street, Keyport 732-497-5555

Porcini, Highlands

Let Chef Chris make your Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve extra delicious with a three-course prix-fixed menu featuring special occasion dishes that he only prepares tonight. Expect extra homemade treats and special tastes from the kitchen. All you need to do is bring your favorite bottle of champagne! Reservations are required. $70 per person. 168 Bay Ave, Highlands 732-291-3080

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Rooney’s Oceanfront, Long Branch

Dreading high cover charges and crowded bars on New Year’s Eve? At Rooney’s Oceanfront they’ll be no such thing as they serve their regular dinner menu with some carefully crafted specials and live music from Goldenseal from 9pm -1am. For the countdown to midnight, you’ll receive a complimentary champagne toast, hats, and noisemakers. Did we mention there was absolutely no cover charge? There’s no better way to ring in 2016 than with an ocean view. 100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch 732-870-1200