Jersey Shore Local’s Guide: Ringing in a Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve

Jersey Shore Local’s Guide: Ringing in a Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve


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.

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 sleeping in a bed you don’t have to make on the 1st. No matter how you’re looking to end your year, make sure you give 2018 it’s proper send off and 2019 a proper hello!

Jersey Shore New Years Eve

jersey shore new years eveWe know NYE tends to go to the adults, but iPlay America is bringing back their Family Event of the Year! For just $39.99 per person in advance, 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. Or up the ante a bit with the Dining Pass where you and your family will also enjoy a special NYE Pre Fix Menu! 110 Schanck Road, Freehold 732-577-8200   https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/new-years-eve-party/

jersey shore new years eveSick 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 4-8pm with Brue Crew and then 9pm – 1am with Goldenseal. It all includes a special countdown to midnight complete with complimentary champagne toast, hats, and noisemakers. What better way to ring in 2019 than with an ocean view! 100 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch 732-870-1200   http://www.rooneysocean.com/

jersey shore new years eveMister C’s Beach Bistro and Bar is bringing in the big singers with their New Year’s Eve Spectacular. Featuring the Jersey Shore’s #1 R&B vocalist, Billy Brown,  Jersey Diva Jodi Josephson and Bobby Valli, brother of Frankie Valli, you’ll find yourself crooning into the 2019. Enjoy an a la carte menu and a one hour “warm up” performance from 5:30 – 8:00pm or a four course dinner ($90 plus tax and tip) from 9:00pm – 1:00am, either way you’ll be toasting to the new year beachside style. Ocean Place and Allen Avenue, Allenhurst 732-531-3665 www.mistercsbeachbistro.com

jersey shore new years eveThree courses, open bar, a live band, a DJ AND a midnight breakfast buffet? One of the hottest new restaurants is bringing the heat for their first New Year’s Eve event! For just $85 per person plus tax and gratuity, you’ll dine on Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Lobster Bisque, Crab Cakes, NY Sirloin and much, much, more. It’s all at The Proving Ground – who’s proving they are and will stay the place to go into 2019. 56 Shrewsbury Avenue, Highlands 732-872-2266 www.theprovingground.com 

jersey shore new years eveLooking for an all day NYE event? The Marina at Oceanport is back at it this year! Their celebration begins with lunch from 11:30am-3:00pm, 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! 10 Riverside Avenue, Oceanport 848-456-4396 https://www.marinaatoceanport.com/

jersey shore new years eveThe New Year’s Eve Bash at Rory’s Pub is exactly where you want to be ringing in the new year! Enjoy a premium open bar from 8- midnight, a free buffet featuring delectable dishes like garlic shrimp linguini, chicken francese, penne vodka, mini Reubens, beef sliders and more from 8-11pm, a champagne toast at midnight and of course plenty of great music alongside a roaring fireplace! $75 per person before December 24th and $85 after (limited to 100 people!) 1124 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright 732-383-7685 www.roryspub.com 

jersey shore new years eveFind your beach this New Year’s Eve with Pinot’s Palette in Red Bank. You’ll enjoy an evening painting the Sunset Palms while sharing a glass (or three) of your favorite wine with some friends. We’re thinking this is the hottest way to start off your night! Class runs from 8-10pm, $39 per painter. 12 Broad Street, 1st Floor, Red Bank 732-219-9222 www.pinotspalette.com/redbank

jersey shore new years eveTake 2018 out for a spin with Freestyle Artist ROCKELL who will be performing live “In a Dream,” “Can’t We Try,” “When I’m Gone” and more! Add on DJ Marc V who will be spinning all the music you love from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s and Joey Harrison’s River House has a night out that you won’t forget (including a stunning sunset!) Sit down in the ballroom for just $99 per person to enjoy an extensive hot and cold buffet, a four hour premium open bar, champagne toast, walk up bars, ice shot luge, and more! 361 East Lacey Road, Forked River 609-242-2648 http:/jhriverhouse.com/

jersey shore new years eveCan you get everything you want for just $40 on one of the biggest nights of the year? At McDonagh’s Pub, that’s a resounding yes! Sign up for a three hour open bar that includes well drinks, house wine and domestic beers as well as party favors and a midnight champagne toast for just $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Late night menu available from 10pm – 12am and music all night long! 2 W Front Street, Keyport 732-264-0999 www.mcdonaghs.com

jersey shore new years eve

Dine on not one, not two, but three courses of the Chef’s signature dishes at our favorite little Italian restaurant, Porcini. Arrivederci to 2018 and Benvenuto to 2019. 168 Bay Avenue, Highlands 732-291-3080 http://www.restaurantporcini.com

jersey shore new years eve

Under new ownership, Charley’s Ocean Bar & Grill is celebrating the end of 2018 the only way Greeks know how to – big! Book the private party room upstairs with sweeping views of the Atlantic and your very own bar or reserve your seat at the table downstairs where you can order up a $40 four course prix-fixe menu (including a champagne toast and free passed hors d’oeuvres from 11 – 12pm) or order your favorite dish off their regular menu. 29 Avenel Blvd., Long Branch 732-222-4499 www.charleysoceangrill.com/

jersey shore new years eve

You’re officially invited to a fun night out that won’t break the bank! Ring in 2019 at the Marlins Cafe. 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. 1901 Ocean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach 732-714-8035 http://www.marlinsnj.com

jersey shore new years eveLet the old world glitz of The Molly Pitcher Inn lure you into 2019. 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 2018 and hello to 2019 in style. 88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank 732-747-2500 www.themollypitcherinn.com

jersey shore waterfront restaurantsThe 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). 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank 732-747-2500  http://www.theoysterpointhotel.com/

jersey shore st. pattys dayHang out with the locals this New Year’s Eve at Bum Rogers Tavern & 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 outside tent, three bars, two buffet stations, a DJ, and musical guest, Rock Bottom Band. 2207 SW Central Avenue, Seaside Park 732-830-2770  http://www.bumrogerstavern.com/home

jersey shore new years eveNo 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!) 16 East Main Street, Freehold 732-462-1040 http://www.jestersweb.net

jersey shore new years eveAsbury Park’s Convention Hall is sending a love letter to NYE 2019. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in true Jersey Shore style in one of the most iconic venues along our coast. Open bar from 10pm – 1:30am, hors d’oeuvres all evening long, DJ’s and an unforgettable night out on the town. Be sure to dress to impress! Tickets are $120 for early admission and $150 after. Group rates are also available as well as a VIP experience! 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park https://asburyparkhall.com/convention-hall/

jersey shore new years eveWhat about turning back the clock while welcoming the new year? At Modine, that’s just what they’re doing. After dinner service featuring a prix-fixe menu with plenty of cocktail specials, guests can attend the 80s Prom Party of their dreams. Grab your best vintage neon, legwarmers and biggest scrunchie and party All Night Long with the help of DJ Foggy Notion. 601 Mattison Avenue, Asbury Park 732-893-5300 https://www.modineasbury.com/