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Area hot spots preparing for New Year’s Eve

(Dec. 21, 2012) New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching. Many bars and restaurants in and around the Ocean City area will ring in 2013 with live entertainment, dinner and drink specials, party favors and champagne toasts at midnight. Here is a list of some local events:


Purple Moose, on the Boardwalk between Talbot and Caroline streets: Open bar, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Cash bar after. Tickets cost $49 in advance; $65 after Dec. 23. Order online at www.purplemoose.com or call 410-289-6953. Entertainment by Fuzzbox Piranha. Party favors and champagne.

de Lazy Lizard, First Street, bayside: Appetizer buffet, open bar (beer, wine and rail drinks), discounts on top-shelf liquor. Champagne toast and music for $75 person/$125 couple. Call 289-1122.

Pickles Pub, Eighth Street: Entertainment by DJ DeoGee. No cover. Champagne toast and party favors. Dinner specials. Prizes and giveaways. Open until 4 a.m. Call 410-289-4891.

Taphouse Bar & Grille inside Paradise Plaza Inn, Ninth Street: Six-course dinner, open bar 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., music by Scott Glorioso, party favors, champagne toast for $95. If staying in hotel, cost is $85. Call 410-289-6381.

Adolfo’s on the Ocean, 13th Street, inside Beach Plaza Hotel: Open at 4 p.m. with special menu for the night. Entertainment by Rhonda Apple and Dale Britt in the lounge at 8 p.m. Lounge open to public. No cover. Call 410-289-4001.

Captain’s Table, 15th Street and Baltimore Avenue, inside Courtyard by Marriott Hotel: Regular dinner menu available 3-8 p.m. Phil Perdue on the piano. Party at 9 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, desserts, open bar (well drinks, draft beers and house wines), DJ Jimmy and champagne toast. Cost is $90 per person. Call 410-289-7192.

Party Block, 17th Street: Doors open at 9 p.m. All-night open bar includes everything from beer to shots. DJ BK in Paddock Nite Club. Hip-hop and house music in Rush. Tickets cost $59 in advance; $85 week of. Party favors and champagne toast. Call 410-289-6331.

Hemingway’s at the Coral Reef, inside the Holiday Inn Suites on 17th Street: Regular menu and special dishes served 4-10 p.m. Entertainment by John Remy, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Champagne at midnight. Call 410-289-2612.

Pit & Pub, 28th Street: No cover. Food and drink specials include $10 AUCE steamed shrimp. Champagne at midnight. Call 410-289-2020.

Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon, 28th Street: DJ Biggler at 10 p.m. No cover. Call 410-289-BUXY.

Mother’s Cantina, 28th Street: Open until 4 a.m. Specials include $3.75 bombs and $5 quesadillas. Kitchen open until 3 a.m.

Dune’s Manor Hotel, 28th Street: Regular menu and chef specials served 4-10 p.m. Shirley Toms on piano, 8 p.m. to midnight and champagne toast. Call 410-289-1100, Ext. 5232.

32 Palms Restaurant, inside the Hilton Hotel on 32nd Street: Special NYE dinner menu, 5-11 p.m. Call 410-289-2525.

45th Street Taphouse, 45th Street: Six-course dinner, open bar 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., music by Pompous Pie, party favors and champagne toast for $95. Call 443-664-2201.

Seacrets, 49th Street: Dinner packages include appetizer, entrée, soft drinks, champagne toast and entry into the party. Four dinner seatings: 5:30 p.m. ($69.99 per person); 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. ($79.99); and 8:45 p.m. ($89.99). Club and bars open to the public. A $20 cover charge begins at 5 p.m. From 6-7:59 p.m., the cost will be $30, then $40 from 8 p.m. to close. Tiki bar entertainment by Full Circle (4-7:30 p.m.), Jon Maurer (8-11:30 p.m) and 9 Mile Roots, midnight to 3 a.m. Joe Bachman and The Crew (8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.) and Lucky You 1-4 a.m. will perform in Morley Hall. Deejays also. Call 410-524-4900.

Fager’s Island, 60th Street: Entertainment by Everett Spells, 5 p.m., DJ Groove on the deck at 9 p.m. and Animal House on the main stage at 10 p.m. Tickets for the bar and deck available in advance. Cost is $40. Cash bar. Ticket price is for admission, party favors, a champagne toast and 2013 courtesy card.

Three dinner seatings: sunset seating (4:15-5:30 p.m.) features selections from the regular dining menu; middle seating (6:15-7:30 p.m.) costs $75 per person; and late seating (9:30-10:30 p.m.) costs $85 per person. The middle and late seatings include a special menu with choice of appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. Ticket holders may participate in the bar and deck festivities at no additional charge. Call 410-524-5500 for reservations. New Year’s Day brunch with Everett Spells. Kevin Poole and Joe Mama on the deck for $5 Bloody Marys, 2-6 p.m.

Dead Freddies, 64th Street: Regular menu and special dishes. DJ Wax. No cover. Call 410-524-3733.

Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille, 66th Street: Serving regular menu and some special items in the restaurant. Seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Entertainment by the Philly George Project, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Also, DJ Capo. Skye Bar event in heated tent. Open bar and music. Tickets $75. Champagne and party favors at midnight. Call 410-723-6762.

Reflections Restaurant, in the Holiday Inn on 67th Street: Chefs’ specials offered and regular menu. Seating available 5-11 p.m. Call 410-524-5252. Party in the conference center from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $100 per person includes buffet, open bar and music by Jumping Jukebox. Those who dine at Reflections can join the party after 9 p.m. for $35. Hotel packages available.

Bonfire, 71st Street: Buffet opens at 4 p.m. for $35, ages 7-12 $13.95 and $6.95 for children ages 3-6. At 9 p.m., family New Year’s Eve celebration with party favors. Reservations needed. Call 410-524-7171.

BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street: Open until 4 a.m. No cover. Full menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Entertainment by DJ Fast Eddie at 10 p.m. Partygoers will receive favors and bubbly. Courtesy vans to take patrons home. Bloody Mary bar opens at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Call 410-524-7575.

Fresco’s, 82nd Street: Three dinner seatings: special menu available, 4:30-5:45 p.m.; four-course dinner, 6-7:45 p.m., for $65; and four-course dinner with champagne toast and party favors, 8-10:30 p.m., for $95 per person. Music, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 410-524-8202.

Princess Royale, 91st Street: Five-course dinner with six hours of open bar and entertainment by Essence costs $129 per person. The Atrium Stars party will feature dinner buffet, six-hour open bar and entertainment by Appaloosa for $99 per person. At Schooners, buffet for $49.95 per person with cash bar. Seating begins at 6 p.m., music, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Party favors and champagne for guests. Call 1-800-4-Royale. Hotel packages also available, as well as New Year’s Day brunch and pool party.

The Clarion Resort, 101st Street: A dinner buffet and desserts, music by Power Play (Crystal Ballroom), Arizona (Horizons/Ocean Club). Dinner buffet 8-10 p.m., entertainment 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and open bar 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cash bar, 1-3 a.m. Cost is $145 per person. Guests may reserve a bar stools for $90 with hors d’oeuvres and open bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Packages also available through the hotel. Call 410-524-3535.

The Greene Turtle, 116th Street: A $10 cover charge starts at 8 p.m. and earns guests one free drink (rail, domestic bottle or draft), party favors, champagne, souvenir shot glass and an early morning buffet. A 2013 VIP card also included. DJ Jeremy at 9 p.m. Free shuttle. Call 410-723-2120.

Carousel Hotel, 117th Street: New Year’s Eve buffet, 8-9:30 p.m.; music by DJ Rupe, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and open bar. Cost is $69 per person. Prime rib and seafood buffet in restaurant, 5-9 p.m. Cost is $33.95 adults, $12.95 children ages 4-10. Call 410-524-1000.

Jules Restaurant, 120th Street: Regular menu offered. Call 410-524-3396.

Blue Ox, 127th Street:  Four seatings: 5, 6:30, 8 and 10 p.m. Four-course dinner and glass of champagne, $40, or a la caret at the bar. Call 410-723-2120 or 410-250-6440 or e-mail info@theblueox.com for reservations.

JC’s Northside Pub, 127th Street: Hawaiian Luau party starts at 9 p.m. Dress in Hawaiian attire. No cover. Food and drink specials. Entertainment by Phantom Limbs. Call 410-250-BEER.

Duffy’s Tavern, 130th Street: Four-course dinner for $35. Regular menu also. Entertainment by Copper Sky, 9:30 p.m. Champagne and party favors. Party open to public. No cover. Call 410-250-1449.

J/R’s, 131st Street: Open at 4 p.m. Howard Kline on the piano, 5-7 p.m. Dinner specials and regular menu available. 410-250-3100.



Osteria Fraschetti, 12445 Ocean Gateway: New Year’s Eve special menu includes several appetizer and dinners choices. Open at 5 p.m. Call 410-213-7717.

Harborside Bar & Grill, South Harbor Road: Music by DJ Billy T starts at 7 p.m. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Call 410-213-1846.

Sunset Grille, Sunset Avenue: Special chef’s menu starts at 5 p.m. Three-course dinner also available for $48 per person. Bar open with no cover. New Year’s Day brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 410-213-8110.

Greene Turtle West, Route 611: Special dinner choices; regular menu also available. Entertainment by Galaxy Collective at 9 p.m. No cover. Champagne and party favors at midnight. Call 410-213-1500.

Hooters, Route 50: For $65, get open bar, buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Entertainment by Randy Lee Ashcraft and Saltwater Cowboys, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Special room rate at Comfort Suites, $79, just down the road for those celebrating at Hooters.  Call 410-213-1841.

The Shark on the Harbor Restaurant, Sunset Avenue: Event begins at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $90 per person. Seven-course meal, party favors and champagne toast. Entertainment by Opposite Directions. For an additional $30 per person receive open bar until 1 a.m. Call 410-213-0924.

19th Hole Bar & Grille, Route 611: Chris Button, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Full menu available. Champagne toast, food and drink specials include $2 domestic drafts, $3 rail drinks, $4 house wines. No cover. New Year’s Day “hangover party” with Chris Button, Johnny Mojo and Walt Farozic, 1-5 p.m. Happy hour all day. Call 410-213-9204.



Downtown celebration: People attending third annual New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown area may legally drink alcohol on pre-determined streets. The celebration, sponsored by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Broad streets. DJ Paulo will provide music. Horse and carriage rides available. At midnight, a ball will be lowered from the roof of the Town City Antiques. Food available. Call the Berlin Chamber of Commerce at 410-641-4775 or visit www.BerlinChamber.org.

The Globe: Open to the public. No cover. Regular menu and holiday specials offered. Seatings will be in two-hour blocks from 5 p.m. Music by Nate Clendenen. Call 410-641-0784 to reserve tables.

Sisters: Beer, wine and sodas available. Open noon to 11:30 p.m. No cover. Call 443-513-4158.

Si’ Culi: Special menu with appetizers, entrée and dessert for $40. Seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. by reservation only. Call 410-629-0550.

Tex Mex & Beyond: New Year’s Eve Tex Mex-style menu includes two courses and dessert for $29-$34 per person. Call 410-629-1010.

Burley Oak Brewery, Old Ocean City Blvd.: Music line-up: 5-6:15 p.m., Adam Bilenki; 6:30-7:45 p.m., Dan Caton; 8-9:15 p.m., Geoff Kilian; and 9:30-10:45 p.m., Chris Ferron. A special “Good Luck” cask filled with Aboriginal Gangster beer fermented with champagne yeast will be lowered from the rafters at midnight then tapped. No cover. Call 443-513-4647.



Yacht Club, Mumford Landing Road: Two seatings: Early bird, $40 per person for dinner. Starts at 5 p.m. NYE celebration with dinner, ball drop and music by Overtime Band, $75 per person. Begins at 7 p.m. Cash bar both dinners. Reservations, call 410-641-7501.

Whisker’s Bar & Grill, Cathell Road: Entertainment by LJ the DJ, 10 p.m., champagne and party favors at midnight. Food served until 1:30 a.m. Half-price burgers, 5-10 p.m. Call 410-208-3922.

Taylor’s, Nicholas Lane: Regular menu and dinner specials. Kitchen open until 10 p.m. Bar open until 1 a.m. No cover. Call 410-208-4260.



House of Welsh, Coastal Highway: Party in the pub for $59 per person. Choice of eight dinner entrées. Open bar, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by Tony Vega. Party favors and champagne toast. Call 302-541-0728.

Smitty McGee’s, Route 54: Party favors and champagne at midnight. Music by DJ Linda, 8 p.m. No cover. “Hair of the Dog” party on New Year’s Day, featuring Bloody Mary bar, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 302-436-4716.

Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54: No cover. Entertainment by DJ Jon Boi, 9 p.m. and party favors. Call 302-539-3095.

High Stakes Bar & Grill, Route 54: Mojo Mama (Johnny Mojo and Jo Mama) at 8:30 p.m. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight and select $2 liquors. No cover. Call 302-537-6971.

Hawaiian Crab Bar & Grill, Route 54: The $10 admission includes free appetizers and drink specials. Champagne, party favors, karaoke and dance music. Call 302-436-9800.

Just Hooked, 1500 Coastal Highway: Three-course dinner and desserts. The 5-7 p.m. and 7:15-9:15 p.m. seatings cost $65. The 9:30 seating includes open bar and music for $100. Call 302-581-0098.

Slainté Pub & Restaurant, Route 54 next to Harris Teeter: Regular menu and specials offered. Entertainment by Aaron Howell, 8 p.m. Champagne and party favors. Call 302-436-1916.

Charlie’s Bayside: Entertainment by Thin Ice, 9 p.m. Regular menu available. Party favors. Call 302-539-3526.



The Cottage Café, across from Sea Colony Towers on Route 1: Regular and special menu available. DJ Z-Man at 10 p.m. No cover. Party favors, champagne at midnight. Late night food and drink specials. Call 302-539-8710.

Off the Hook, 769 Garfield Parkway, Route 26: Three-course dinner and desserts. Seatings: 5-7 p.m. 7:15-9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Cost is $65. Call 302-829-1424.

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