In our experience, you either love New Year’s Eve or maybe you’d rather just stay home in your PJs. We’re here to help both of you! Our list of the ultimate Jersey Shore New Years Eve events has something for everyone no matter what your style is. Spend the evening getting cozy at a waterfront restaurant, listening to live music at your favorite watering hole, playing games with the family, or even brunching on the 1st. No matter how you’re looking to end your year, make sure you give 2017 it’s proper send off and 2018 a proper hello!
Jersey Shore New Years Eve
Spend your last evening of 2017 in style with Latitudes On the River. Their New Year’s Eve 2018 celebration will include a hot buffet, a four-hour open bar, and Country Rockin’ BULLZEYE full band! For just $69 per person, it’s guaranteed to be a party that will send off 2017 in style. Prefer to just have dinner? You’ll still be grooving to the tunes of DJ Marc V.
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
We know NYE tends to go to the adults, but iPlay America is changing all of that with their Family Event of the Year! For just $39.99 per person, you’ll get access to unlimited rides, a $10 game card, DJ, prizes, giveaways, party favors, confetti cannons at midnight, and a live showing of the ball drop on the projectors throughout city square! Purchase a party and dining pass and you’ll get all of the above, plus access to a dinner buffet. Fun times for all!
Mister C’s Beach Bistro and Bar
Ocean Place and Allen Avenue, Allenhurst
Spend the night seaside at Mister C’s Beach Bistro where all night long you’ll be toasting champagne with the likes of Billy Brown, April Wells, and Erica Kostyz. Just be sure to book your reservation soon (especially so you can also indulge in some crispy butternut milk fried chicken atop fluffy waffles!)
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant
100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch
Sick of the high cover charges and crowded bars? At Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant they’ll be serving their regular menu along with carefully crafted specials. You’ll also enjoy live music from 4:00pm until 1:00am that will include a special countdown to midnight complete with complimentary champagne toast, hats, and noisemakers. What better way to ring in 2018 than with an ocean view!
37 Kanes Lane, Middletown
Surprised to see a climbing gym on the list? Yea, we are too, but honestly, this may be the best one yet! On December 31st, let the kids celebrate the end of 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm for a special party. Then on January 1st, come climb in the dark with their New Year’s Day lights-out event! What better way to start on those resolutions than grabbing a headlamp and harness, then climbing some walls!
Reels at Pier 281
281 Princeton Ave, Brick
Not only is Reels at Pier 281 open during the winter months, but they’ll be closing out the year with a Pre-Fix menu. End the year noshing on fresh seafood while enjoying the bottle of champagne you brought (they’re a BYOB!), while overlooking the river. Perfection.
1072 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
Whether you’re a night-owl or a morning person, DIVE has a Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve event for you! On December 31st, join in with Dj Angel Manuel for their Annual NYE party, complete with a midnight champagne toast and party favors with absolutely no cover. On January 1st, celebrate 2018 with brunch. Starting at 11:00am, you’ll enjoy $5 Big Glass Mimosas and $7 Bloody Mary Pints. If you weren’t hungover on the 1st, you might be on the 2nd!
168 Bay Ave, Highlands
Dine on not one, not two, but three courses of the Chef’s signature dishes for just $75 per person at Porcini. Imagine plates of Lamb with Red Wine Jus and fresh pastas as you say Arrivederci to 2017 and Benvenuto to 2018.
1901 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
You’re officially invited to a fun night out that won’t break the bank! Ring in 2018 at the newly renovated Marlins Cafe where you’ll enjoy a champagne toast at midnight, raffle prizes, giveaways, and live music. With a pool table, dart boards, and a shuffleboard table as well as 12 beers on draft and signature frozen cocktails, you can guarantee yourself a good time.
Bay Pointe Inn
1 Willow Street, Highlands
Choose from two seatings that are made complete with a NYE package that will blow your last day of 2017 out of the water. At Bay Pointe Inn you and your dinner date(s) will feast on a four-course dinner from appetizer to dessert and of course a champagne toast and live entertainment. The first seating begins at 5:30pm and is $65 per person plus tax/gratuity where you’ll sing to tunes of Legendary Piano Man Stormin’ Norman Seldin. Or choose the late seating from 9:00pm – 1:00am for $100 per person and the sounds of the Waterfront Duo featuring Leon Trent – Asbury Park’s “Mr. Excitement.”
Bum Rogers Tavern & Crab House
2207 SW Central Ave, Seaside Park
Hang out with the locals this New Year’s Eve at Bum Rogers Taven & Crab House. In addition to crabs (of course), you’ll enjoy a lavish dinner buffet, top shelf open bar from 9:00pm – midnight, a heated smoking bar, noisemakers, hats, and of course, musical guest, Rock Bottom Band. Just $85 per person or $150 per couple.
McGillicuddy’s Tap House
601 Main St, Loch Arbour
As Loch Arbour’s (and the surrounding towns’) local watering hole, you’re bound to not only enjoy yourself, but also to run into some old and new friends. Hang out at the bar or make dinner reservations in their decorated dining room.
Molly Pitcher Inn
88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank
Let the old world glitz of the Molly Pitcher Inn lure you into 2018. From a fine dining experience overlooking the Navesink River in the beautiful dining rooms to a nightcap at the bar, and a great night’s sleep in one of their hotel rooms, it’s the way to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 in style.
Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place, Red Bank
The sister hotel of Molly Pitcher Inn, the Oyster Point Hotel is just as breathtaking with a more modern vibe. No matter where you decide to welcome the new year, you can be sure that you’ll be treated to a five-star dining experience, cocktails, and a great night’s sleep. (Waking up to views of the Navesink on January 1st is pretty good too, if we do say so ourselves).
The Court Jester
16 East Main Street, Freehold
No joke about it, The Court Jester is home to a Jersey Shore New Years Eve party like no other. Expect comforting dishes, cocktail specials, live music, and of course a lot of fun (and maybe some delightful tricks!)
1214 Boulevard, Seaside Heights
If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve event that is kid-friendly, then Seaside Heights in the place for you to be! On December 31st from 12pm-5pm in each of the arcades, Exit 82 is having their First Night event, which is jam packed with entertainment for children! There will be arts and crafts, face painters, a balloonist, and a ton more. End your evening by watching the fireworks from anywhere on the boardwalk! You can find more information on the event here!
1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
Ama Ristorante is proud to announce that they’re offering New Year’s Eve dinner reservations from anytime between 4pm-9pm! This evening, they’ll be featuring their entire diverse Tuscan-inspired menu, along with a wide variety of specials to celebrate the holiday season! Call today to make your reservations…you don’t want to wait! You can learn more here.
Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten
527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park
Celebrate the New Year with an epic party at the Festhalle! Enjoy live music from 4pm-7pm and 10pm-1am, and remember that the German New Year’s Ball drops at 6pm with the clanging of the pots and pans. There will be fortune tellers, NYE family igloos, vintage champagne toasts and so much more. Epic party, for sure! For more information, call the Biergarten or click here!
The Marina at Oceanport
10 Riverside Avenue, Oceanport
Looking for an ALL DAY NYE event? The Marina at Oceanport is the place for you to be. Their celebration begins with brunch from 10am-1:30pm, with their full menu and specials being offered immediately afterwards until 9pm. You’ll have a chance to dance your heart out beginning at 6pm with live music lasting until 9pm. There’s NO cover charge – just food, drinks, friends, and celebration!
1124 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
Ring in the New Year with Rory’s Pub and their NYE Party! Along with food and drink specials, Rory’s will have DJ all evening long, a champagne toast at midnight, AND NO cover charge. The evening begins at 7pm and you can party with Rory’s until 2am on January 1st! If you don’t already have New Year’s Eve plans, now you do! Celebrate the right way!