(Dec. 27, 2013) From champagne to fireworks, romantic dinners to over-the-top celebrations, Ocean City goes all-out for New Years. Here are just a few of the events taking place in the area this Tuesday to kick off 2014:
-Seacrets, 49th Street: Dinner seatings at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. There will be a $20 charge for all seatings after 5:30 p.m. in addition to New Years Eve menu prices. Visit www.seacrets.com/nye for menu. Reservations are required, call 410-524-4900.
Those coming for the party only pay $30 cover charge until 8 p.m. and $40 after. Includes a champagne toast at midnight. Five live bands and three DJs. Party lasts until 4 a.m.
-Fagers Island, 60th Street: Dinner seatings from 4:15-5:30 p.m. pay regular regular menu prices; from 6:15-7:30 p.m. pay $75 per person; and from 9:30-10:30 p.m. pay $85 per person. Alcohol, tax and tip not included. Reservations required, call 410-524-5500.
Those coming for the party only pay $40 cover charge for the deck party with cash bar. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Live music starts at 7 p.m.
-Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille, 66th Street: Dinner seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. with 9 p.m. diners keeping their tables for the evening. Regular menu prices. Live music from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required, call 410-723-6762.
-Skye Bar will be open to the public with free champagne at midnight and party favors. No cover charge.
-Dead Freddies Island Grill, 64th Street: Dinner seatings at 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. for a three-course dinner for $45.99 per person. Champagne toast at midnight. Call 410-524-3733 to make a reservation.
-Fresco’s, 82nd Street: Dinner seatings from 4-5:30 p.m. with a special menu. Seatings from 7-7:45 p.m. cost $65 per person and include a four-course meal. Seatings from 8-10:30 p.m. cost $95 and includes a four-course meal and champagne toast. Alcohol, tax and tip not included. Live music. Reservations required, call 410-524-8202.
-Captain’s Table, 15th Street: Regular dinner served until 8 p.m. After that, $100 entry fee includes open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert and champagne toast at midnight. Phil Perdue on the piano followed by a DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations required, call 410-289-7191.
-Hooked, 80th Street: Dinner seatings before 6 p.m. cost $50 per person, $75 after. Chose from a menu of five appetizers, five entrées and five desserts. DJ and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required, call 410-723-4665.
-Blue Ox, 127th Street: Seatings available on the hour from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Four-course dinner costs $40 per person or three courses for $30 or $20. All come with a free glass of champagne. Toast at midnight. Call 410-723-2120 to make a reservation.
-Holiday Inn, 66th Street: Entry costs $109 per person and includes all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar until 1 a.m. Live music and magic show. Champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m.
-Clarion Resort Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway: Entry costs $145 per person and includes gourmet buffet dinner from 8-10 p.m., open bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and cash bar from 1-3 a.m. Live music by Power Play and Arizona. Semi-formal attire.
-Princess Royale, 91st Street: Formal, sit-down dinner in the Palmetto Ballroom costs $119 per person and includes six-hour open bar and live music. Seating at 7 p.m., dinner served at 8 p.m.
Party in the atrium pool area costs $99 per person and includes a buffet dinner, six-hour open bar and live music. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., food served at 7:30 p.m. No jeans.
Reservations are required for both parties, call 410-524-7777. Both include a champagne toast at midnight and party favors.
-The Bonfire, 70th Street: Family New Years celebration starts at 8 p.m. Buffet costs $36 for adults, $13.95 for children ages 7-12 and $6.95 for children ages 3-6. Call 410-524-7171 for reservations.
-Carousel Hotel, 117th Street: Buffet costs $33.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids age 3-10. Drink specials at the bar. Call 10-524-1000 for reservations.
-Hemingway’s at the Coral Reef Café, inside the Holiday Inn Suites on 17th Street: Regular menu available. Live entertainment from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Call 410-289-2612 to make reservations.
-J/R’s, 131st Street: Celebrate a “New England New Years Eve” with piano music starting at 7 p.m. No reservations required.
-Party Block, 17th Street: Tickets cost $75 per person and include open bar all night. DJ BK and DJ Larry Love will provide live entertainment. Party favors provided.
-45th Street Taphouse Bar & Grill, 45th Street: Entry fee of $70 per person includes open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and food. Live music.
-De Lazy Lizard Bar & Grill, 1st Street bayside: Cover charge of $24.99 gets partiers all-you-can-eat and –drink specials from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No reservations required.
-Longboard Café, 67th Street: Entry costs $35 for the “It’s 12 O’clock Somewhere” party. All-you-can-eat buffet, cash bar with reduced drink prices, party favors and live music. Countdown at 10 p.m. to smash a surfboard piñata and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 6 p.m.
-JC’s Northside Pub, 127th Street: No cover for a masquerade ball with prizes for the best mask contest and giveaways all night. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
-BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street: Full menu served until 1:30 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight and party favors. DJ starting at 10 p.m. No reservations — first-come, first-served.
-Greene Turtle, 116th Street: No cover party with complimentary champagne toast and party favors. DJ from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Full menu served until 10 p.m. and light fare served until 1 a.m. Call to ask about the free shuttle service to surrounding areas, 410-723-2120.
-Johnny’s Pizza & Pub, 56th Street: Food and drink specials, complimentary champagne toast at midnight and free party favors at a party lasting until 4 a.m. A DJ will provide live entertainment. No cover charge.
-The Purple Moose Saloon, Caroline Street and the Boardwalk: Live entertainment by Fuzzbox Piranha. Cash bar with complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors. No cover charge.
-Pickles Pub, 8th Street: Party runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday specials $2 beers and pickle shots.
-Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon, 27th Street: Live entertainment starts at 9 p.m. Toast at midnight. No cover charge.
West Ocean City:
-Hooters, Route 50: Entry costs $50 and includes open bar, upscale buffet, live music by Loud Love and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m.
-Greene Turtle West, Route 611: Live music starting at 11 p.m. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors. No cover charge. Open until 4 a.m.
-Harborside Bar & Grill, Harbor Road: Entertainment by DJ Bill T starting at 7 p.m. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. No cover charge.
-Sunset Grille, Sunset Avenue: Special New Years menu available or order from the regular menu. Champagne toast at midnight. No cover charge. Call 410-213-8110 for reservations.
-19th Hole Bar & Grill, Route 611: Happy hour specials from 3 p.m. to close. Dinner entrées at two for $20.14. Live music by Aaron Howell from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free party favors and champagne toast at midnight.
-Downtown Celebration: Enjoy a “Times Square” experience at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open container laws put on hold for the event with a countdown ball drop at midnight. The Atlantic Hotel and The Globe will sell alcohol and food. Horse and carriage rides available.
-Si’Culi: Dinners seatings at 5 p.m. for $40 or 7 or 9:30 p.m. for $50. Does not include tax, tip or alcohol. Reservations required, call 410-629-0550. Stay and watch the Berlin ball drop at midnight.
-Tex-Mex & Beyond: Seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. cost $30 per person for three-course dinner with dessert. Does not include tax, tip or alcohol. Reservations required, call 410-629-1010. Stay and watch the Berlin ball drop at midnight.
-The Globe: Dinner served from the regular menu until 10 p.m. Live entertainment from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Call 410-641-0784 for reservations.
-Atlantic Hotel: Enjoy the hotel’s front porch bar during Berlin’s New Years Eve celebration.
-Whisker’s Bar & Grill, Cathell Road: Dinner and drink specials all night with live entertainment by LJ the DJ. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight and prize giveaways. No cover charge or reservations required.
Fenwick Island, Del.:
-Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54: Hanna’s will host a no-cover, no-reservation, no-hassle New Years party with regular menu prices and DJ Jon Boi starting at 9 p.m.
-High Stakes Bar & Grill, Route 54: No cover for party with DJ Rupe Free playing from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and drink specials. Complimentary champagne toast and party favors.
-Smitty McGee’s, Route 54: Live entertainment starts at 8 p.m. Party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
-House of Welsh, 110th Street: Pub party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by Tony Vega. Call 302-541-0728 to reserve seating.