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

It’s the end of a decade! (Yes, we feel old too). 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 2019 (and this decade) it’s proper send off and 2020 a proper hello! Welcome to the roaring ’20s (well, the 2020s!)

Jersey Shore New Years Eve

Purchase tickets to the Channel Club’s one and only NYE Extravaganza. Doors open at 9pm for a night filled with passed hors d’oeuvres, antipasto/crudite, pasta bars, and an open bar with plenty of festive cocktails. The Black Ties Band will be playing music from the 50s to today and DJ Sham will spin dance, hip hop, 80s, rock and top 40 hits all night long. Welcome in the roaring ’20s at midnight with a complimentary champagne toast. $100 per person. 2 Channel Drive, Monmouth Beach 732-229-3131

Celebrate the new year the German way! At Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, you’ll get 2020 started with the German New Year Drop at 6pm with the Demolition Bass Band. The party continues on the rooftop from 9pm – midnight where you’ll feast on hor d’oevres, drink from an open bar, while dancing along with DJ Mike Merrel. Tickets are $70 per person (plus tax and gratuity) in advance or $75 per person at the door. 527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park 732-997-8767

jersey shore new years eveFor the past 8 years, iPlay America has been one of the top destinations to celebrate the beginning of a brand new year. 2020 is no different. This year, attendees will “Get Inside The Fun” while enjoying everything iPlay America has to offer (rides to Topgolf Swing Suite to food and drinks). This family friendly events begins on December 31st from 7:30pm – 1:00am. Choose from any of the night’s three passes to make it an evening to remember. 110 Schanck Road, Freehold 732-577-8200

jersey shore new years eveSpend the last night of 2019 dining with an ocean view, while enjoying an exquisite feast. Mister C’s Beach Bistro’s four course menu includes all of your favorites from Lobster Bisque to a Farm & Sea Combo dinner, it’s a delicious send off. Ocean Place and Allen Avenue, Allenhurst 732-531-3665

jersey shore new years eveReserve your table at one of the Jersey Shore’s most talked about restaurants.  Proving Ground is pulling out all the stops with live music from Carnival Dogs, a three course dinner, a late night buffet, open bar, and a champagne toast all with a 1920s theme! Don’t worry, if you’re a wait till the last minute (of the year) type of person, you’re still welcome to the boogy down on the dance floor. 56 Shrewsbury Avenue, Highlands 732-872-2266 

Dance your way straight into 2020 at Eventide Grille. For just $75 per person plus gratuity, guests will dance with the help of DJ Steve from No Limit Entertainment who will be rocking the restaurant from 8pm – 2am. You’ll be sure to make it to the wee hours thanks to the open bar, buffet, and hors d’oeuvres too! Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete with a traditional midnight champagne toast and party favors. 1400 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright 732-530-1414 

jersey shore new years eveStarting ta 8pm, McDonagh’s Pub will be hosting an all out party. For just $50 per person ($60 at the door) plus tax and gratuity, you’ll hang out in two rooms, dance with DJ Yogi, enjoy some cocktails with a 3 hour open bar, and then toast with a glass of champagne at midnight. 2 W Front Street, Keyport 732-264-0999

Dine on not one, not two, but three courses of the Chef’s signature dishes (including Lobster Thermador – pictured above) at our favorite little Italian restaurant, Porcini. Arrivederci to 2019 and Benvenuto to 2020. 168 Bay Avenue, Highlands 732-291-3080

Reserve a table before 7pm for regular dinner seating or from 9pm – midnight for a Great Gatsby themed party. At Bareli’s By the Sea, they’re setting the clocks back to the 1920s. Guests will enjoy a champagne toast, 3 course dinner, party favors, and a live band playing plenty of Rat Pack music. 1505 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake 732-769-5700 

Craving some delicious Chinese food on the last day of 2019? Yea, us too. Luckily Temple will be open all day on New Year’s Even and New Year’s Day with their regular menu and plenty of specials. 91 Broad Street, Red Bank 732-212-8858 

Here’s your chance to attend a gala on the last night of 2019. Courtesy of the SeaBase Lounge, New Year’s Eve 2019 is set up to be a night to remember. For $160 per person, guests will enjoy an open bar (including a champagne toast), cocktail hour, a buffet dinner, a cheese station, antipasto station, sushi station, and of course plenty of desserts including a Chocolate Fountain. Make it a full night out and stay the night for an additional $186.20. 1205 Ocean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach 732-899-3370 

A four hour open bar, dinner buffet, and a midnight champagne toast is what it’s all about at Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits. Spend your last few hours of 2019 with old friends and maybe some new ones too! 84 Broad Street, Keyport 732-497-5555 

You may not think of a wellness studio when it comes to New Year’s Eve, but you will when you’re making your new year’s resolutions! Kur Wellness Studios is helping you out with their “Give – and get a little” campaign. Purchase a gift voucher for $100 in December and you’ll pocket a $20 gift voucher! 412 Bond Street, Asbury Park 732-361-8958