Updated: Dec 30, 2021
Whether you are staying home with an intimate group of friends and family, or planning a night out to ring in the new year, we have something for everyone. The City Pulse gathered a list of excellent local services, spots, and events, no matter how you choose to celebrate.
“What The New Year Brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.“
- Vernon McLellan
Sip & Spout is an all one one service brought to your home to make your party less work for you and more fun for your guests. They offer 4 different package:
Self Serve Bar: Hot cocoa & Bloody Mary Bars include the base for the beverages, table toppings, drinkware, setup & breakdown.
Mixer Package: Cart or bar rental, full service cocktail bar, mixers & garnishes, bartending staff, drinkware, filtered & infused water, ice, and napkins.
Beer & Wine: Cart or bar rental, beer & wine service, bartending staff, drinkware, soft drinks for all guests, filtered & infused water, ice and napkins.
Dry Bar service: Cart or bar rental, bartending staff, drinkware, soft drinks & juices, smoothies, napkins, ice, and filtered & infused waters.
Alcohol must be provided by the event host and a list of mixer options are available on the website. Prices and package options vary upon the amount of people in your party.
At Home Catering
Stir it Up is offering in home catering with a special catering menu for the celebration of the new year.
Stir It Up will provide you and your guests with a wide variety of tasty dishes. From a grazing station, Pear Gorgonzola Flatbreads, Lobster Roll Sliders, Edamame Ravioli, and so much more. Their Menu is stacked and available for you right in the comfort of your own home.
THE LAST DINNER 2021
Resorts Casino, Atlantic City
Enjoy a beautiful dinner with a view. Capriccio is sure to please with their 3-course dining menu. Start off with your choice of Prime Beef Capriccio, Zappa Lobster Bisque, or Oysters Oreganata, followed by an Insalata Salad. Next, get ready to choose your entree: Seafood Zupetta, Branzino, Truffled Ricotta Cannelloni, Surf & Turf, or the Risotto. Don't eat too much because a New Years' Eve Black & White Tuxedo Mousse will put the finishing touches on your tastebuds.
CARMINE'S AT TROPICANA
Visit carminesnyc.com to make a reservation, order online, & to learn more about our catering and private parties for larger groups of 15 or more. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you, your family & friends!
New Years Eve 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM New Years Day 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
NERO'S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
Caesar’s Atlantic City, NJ
Nero's always has an amazing menu! Start the new year off right at Nero’s Italian Steakhouse. There is a little bit of something for everyone, from the raw bar, starters, the chef’s features specials, to their classics. They are even featuring three specialty cocktails; a Spicy Margarita, Cherry Burbon Smash, and a Blueberry Lavendar Martini.
GIRASOLE RISTORANTE & LOUNGE
Atlantic City, NJ
Join the staff at Girasole's on New Year's Eve for a beautiful countdown to the new year dinner, complete with a special menu, party favors, noisemakers, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. If you prefer to watch the ball drop from home, early seating is available at 5 p.m.
RHYTHM & SPIRITS + BAR32
Rhythm & Spirits and Bar 32 have come together to prepare an unforgettable New Year’s Eve! Did you snag your tickets? We start the night with a four-course dinner with incredible offerings followed by a party featuring live music and an open bar. Our discounted pricing is extended (but not for long) so don’t wait!
DINNER DETAILS CLICK HERE
PARTY DETAILS CLICK HERE
BOCCA COAL FIRED BISTRO
Celebrate the end of 2021and the beginnings of 2022 at Bocca Coal Fried Bistro. From 9:30 - 12:30 dance the night away with the band “ No Clue Trio.” There will be giveaways and party favors as well as a chapgabe toast at midnight.
They will also feature a special menu. You will have a hard time selecting just one starter on this menu. From a crock of creamy lobster tail bisque to their Cusabi Tuna and those Short Rib Mac & Cheese bites. The featured main dishes include a Standing Rib Roast, slow roasted with" Certified Angus Beef." A beautiful presentation of Airline Breast Milanese with a side of imported Pappardelle pasta in a tomato basil butter sauce. It's not the holidays without eggnog; if you're a fan, you will love the Eggnog Cheesecake offered on this special menu. Reservations are recommended.
THE CELLAR 32 RESTAURANT & BAR
The Cellar 32 Restaurant & Bar will feature a beautiful 5-course dinner upstairs & downstairs, where both their regular and NYE specialty menus will be available. Their specialty menu sounds delicious. Your first course will start with your choice of Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail or Marinated Lillipop Chops with a fresh mint glaze. After you choose soup and salad, you will need to decide on the main entree; A beautiful 8oz Beef Tenderloin to order with blue cheese butter served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. You may also select the pan-seared 14oz Center-Cut Pork Chop with an apple glaze served with Chive Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus. Last but certainly not least, you may decide on the Fisherman's Stew filled with crab, lobster, shrimp, and scallops simmered in a delicious broth over linguini. You will also select from an array of desserts to finish off your meal.
There will be live music for upstairs dining in The Loft Lounge with acoustic guitarist Patrick Donovan from 6-9 pm. At 9 pm, Sara & The Cellar Boyz kick off the party downstairs to ring in the New Year!
LA MER BEACHFRONT RESORT
Cape May, NJ
Enjoy dinner at this beautiful resort located in Cape May, NJ.
Le Mar will be featuring a 5-course dinner that is sure to please. Start off with a Crab Crostini then select your choice of a Kale Salad; with shaved watermelon, radish, red oinion, crispy chickpeas, and a carrot ginger dressIng, Tuna Tartare, or a Tuscan Burrata. The third course is the main course where you will select from Rack of Lamb with a Mascarpone polenta,Broccolini, and a red wine Demi glaze, Penne Alla Vodka, or the Bronzino. Be sure to save room for the sweet caramelized Crème Brûlée.
PARTY TIL' THE BALL DROPS
Tropicana Casino & Hotel
Ring in the new year with a 2 hour open bar & Hors D’ouvres from 9pm-11pm. Boogie Nights is sure to be a blast when the balloons all drop at midnight as you toast to the new year.
WATERDOG at BALLY'S
Atlantic City, NJ
No Cover Charge
If wearing sequins and tie dye is your thing then you have to stop in at Waterdog for their Grateful New Year’s Eve Party! They will have live music from Dead Reckoning from 9:30pm - 1am and a complimentary champagne toast. They will have featured cocktail specials for $7, $5 Select Wines by the glass, and $4 Bud Light Drafts.
LANDSHARK BAR & GRILL
Resorts Casino & Hotel Atlantic City,NJ
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at LandShark Bar & Grill’s “ Cheers to the New Year” party. The celebration is free to all guests starting at 8pm. Parties include no cover charge, drink specials, and a margarita toast at midnight!
NOLA'S BAR & LOUNGE
Ocean Resort & Casino
$50 Per Person
Enjoy live music from 7pm-3am by The Rockets and Tokyo at 11pm. Please call ahead for VIP Table Service as spots are limited.
HQ2 NIGHTCLUB & BEACHCLUB
Ocean Resort & Casino
Tickets Start at $55
Come ring in the new year with electronic music trio, Cash Cash. Enjoy a hosted bar from 9pm -11pm followed by an open bar from 11pm and on. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but will be based on availability.
Tropicana Casino & Resort
$75 until 12/26
Join everyone at Anthem Lounge for their 3- hour Frozen Fantasy from 9 pm to midnight. Anthem will be transformed into a frozen playground where everyone will toast to the new year at midnight and an open bar. Champagne, noisemakers, and party favors are included with your ticket purchase.
Bottle Service is available upon reservation and is limited.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City,NJ
The Wave in Golden Nugget will feature a three-hour open bar at 8 p.m., New Year’s Eve party favors, complimentary toast at midnight, and live entertainment by The Exceptions. Tickets are $75. Following that is an 11th Hour New Year’s Eve party at 11 pm and tickets can be purchased for $25.
New York Ave, Atlantic City
$10 ( advance) $20 ( at the door)
Enjoy a Cajun BBQ-themed evening with great music and social guest performers. Doors open at 7 pm, and the fun starts right away with games set up so you can win great prizes. If you’re looking to sing and dance the night away before you toast to the new year, then this is the place for you!
TENNESSEE AVENUE BEER HALL
Atlantic City, NJ
Beer Dinner $70
Enjoy a delicious four-course beer dinner created by Chef Charles & Beer Master Scott Cronick. Start off with a beautiful Charcuterie plate with an array of Artisan meats and cheeses. Your second course is a delectable grilled lobster with baby spinach and champagne butter paired with a Maine Mean Old Tom Nitro Vanilla Bean Stout. Next, a Beef Tenderloin with French Green Beans, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, and a Stout Demi will be served to you with a NE Double IPA. Last but certainly not least, it's dessert time. Enjoy a flourless chocolate cake with Ballantine Caramel paired with a Ballantine Burton Sweet Holiday Ale.
* Any special dietary or seating requests must be emailed to events@TennAveAC.com
SWEET WATER MARINE & RIVERDECK
$80 per person
The Sweet Water Marina & Riverdeck is excited to give you the full “Gatsby” experience. Ladies, get your pearls and feather boas ready and gentlemen, get those bow ties straightened because you’re in for a roaring good time! Those who attend the Great Gatsby NYE experience will enjoy:
Top shelf open bar
Gatsby Themed Cocktails
Champagne toast at midnight
Buttered hors d’oeuvres
Gourmet food stations ( Mediterranean spread, cheese bar, raw bar, and carving station)
2 levels of live music by Rick MartinSwing Orchestra upstairs and a DJ downstairs
Come ring in the new year at Maynards. The DJ starts at 9pm so you can dance the night away.
No.79 BAR & Restaurant
Mullica Hill, NJ
Bundle up and get cozy at No.79 Bar & Restrant. Say goodbye to 2021 by releasing sky lanterns while making wishes for the new year. There will be fire pits to keep you warm while you roast kielbasa and marshmallows for s’mores. The event starts at 7pm and will conclude at 1am.
* Please note that the lanterns are 100 percent biodegradable; made of bamboo and rice paper.
You can’t ring in the new year without a fireworks display. This years fireworks will be most visable from the Atlantic City Boardwalk starting at 9pm.
SHOWBOAT HOTEL & CASINO
Atlantic City, NJ
Showboat Hotel is hosting a New Year's Eve event that will be hard to forget with six parties under one roof; there is something for everyone. There will be live music, DJs, karaoke, an open bar, multiple party venues, a ball drop, dueling pianos, and champagne toast, and more. The party will last until 2 am, and prices may vary as the event gets closer.
General admission is $79 and includes a champagne toast at midnight, a five-hour open bar, snacks, and access to all party rooms.
VIP tickets are available for $119 and will add an extra hour to the party. Guests can come at 8 pm and receive six hours of the open bar, a buffet, and a coat check.
The Ultimate VIP pass is $249, where you get everything included in the VIP ticket option, but you will add on a private table with a bottle of Moët & Grey Goose Vodka for your party.
TROPICANA, HARRAH'S RESORT, CAESARS
New Year’s Eve Dining
On December 31, toast the New Year with a special dinner at one of Harrah’s, Caesars or Tropicana’s restaurants — Gordon Ramsay Steak, Rum Point Crab House, Martorano’s, il Verdi, Golden Dynasty or Chelsea Five Gastropub. A la carte and $100 prix fixe menus will be available. View menus and make reservations at Caesars.com
New Year’s Eve Nightlife
Boogie Nights New Year's Eve | Tropicana AC | December 31
Ring in the New Year Boogie Nights style! 2 hour open bar & hors d'oeuvres from 9 – 11pm. Balloon Drop and champagne toast at midnight. Doors open 8pm. Free admission passes will not be validated. General admission $100. VIP tables also available.
Wild Wild West New Year's Eve | Caesars AC | December 31
Celebrate at the Wildest New Year's Eve Party in Atlantic City! NYE Open Bar, Photo Booth, Mechanical Bull Rides, Go Wild Toast at midnight and live music by Lost in Paris & Garden State Radio! Mountain Bar with DJ Aiden Scott at 8:30 p.m., followed by Garden State Radio, Lost in Paris, and Dancers at 9 p.m. The fun doesn't stop there; you will also enjoy an open bar, photo booth, mechanical bull rides, and Go Wild toast at midnight. Tickets are $60 per person. And at Toga Bar, DJ Kevin Kong spins at 9 p.m.
Pool After Dark New Year's Eve | Harrah's Resort | December 31
Enjoy a prix fixe menu only $100 per person. 3 hour open bar included. $95.00 open bar ticketed event only. Bottle of champagne with section purchase. DJ Chris Devine + balloon drop at midnight.
Fireworks & Balloon Drop | Tropicana AC | December 31
Start the night off with a bang! At 9 PM on the Boardwalk, Tropicana will dazzle the sky with a vibrant firework performance. Then head over to Palm Walk on the Casino Floor and countdown to 2022! Welcome in the New Year under a kaleidoscope of balloons accompanied by a live broadcast of the Times Square Countdown! Book a reservation at Chelsea Five and get a spectacular view of the fireworks show.
HARD ROCK ATLANTIC CITY
New Year’s Happenings at Hard Rock Atlantic City
Chicago, Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. Chicago performs on New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena. Tickets start at $80.
The Rat Pack: Back in Town Celebration of the Rat Pack features classic hits from Frank, Sammy, and Dean such as "Fly Me to the Moon," "That's Amore," "Ain't That a Kick in the Head,” “Luck be a Lady" and more. Live from Sound Waves, the Rat Pack moves to Saturdays in January starting with a New Year’s Day show on January 1. Tickets start at $24.
$2022 Double Platinum Package
Ring in the new year with the ultimate hotel package made for legends only. The $2,022 Double Platinum Package can be booked now through the end of February, with dates bookable through June 2022. The premier package includes a two-night stay in a suite, two tickets to the show of your choice, a VIP Table for two at Lobby Bar, a $222 Dining Credit, a couples massage for two at Rock Spa & Salon, two swag bags, and an ultra-exclusive private memorabilia tour for two. Those interested in this package should email PR@hrhcac.com to book their stay.
OCEAN CASINO & RESORT
Starts at $55,000 and there is ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!
This package is the definition of VIP and style. Ocean is offering you and one guest an overnight tray in one of their suites from 12/31/21 - 01/01/22 with private butler service. You and your plus one will also enjoy a side-by-side 80 - minute Fusion Massage Experience at Exhale Spa & Bathhouse and a private Pappy Van Winkle Tasting at Nola’s Bar & Lounge.
You will also enjoy a 30-day Kagoshima Snow-aged Japanese Wagyu, sides, and dessert paired with a bottle of the finest Chateau Margaux wine at American Cut.
You will be treated like royalty when you are seated with table service at the HQ2 nightclub with a beautiful bottle ( Ace of Spades Champagne). You will also have access to Eclipse’s indoor/outdoor pool, the bathhouse at Exhale Spa, and their fitness center. This is an experience you are sure to remember.
BOCCA COAL FIRE BISTRO
Warm up after the polar bear plunge to celebrate the new year at Bocca‘s Polar Plunge Party. From 12:30pm - 3:30pm enjoy live music by “ No Clue Duo” and $5 Nutrl Vodka Seltzers.
LANDSHARK BAR & GRILL
Atlantic City, NJ
$25 ($15 for lunch )
The Polar Bear Plunge is back and Landshark is ready to celebrate 2022 with you!
For $25 ( and a free t-shirt) you can register to plunge into the ocean. For an additional $15 enjoy a Landshark Burger and French Fries.
All fees will benefit Gildas Club of South Jersey.
The Polar Bear Plunge After Party at Maynards starts at 1pm. Come warm up and enjoy the music from their DJ, food specials, giveaways and more.
THE CELLAR 32 RESTAURANT & BAR
The Cellar 32 is a great spot to stop before or after you plunge into the ocean. Their New Year’s Day breakfast will be available from 10am - 2pm. Enjoy breakfast, Mimosa‘s, & Bloody Mary’s. You can dine in or take it to go.
BALLY'S ATLANTIC CITY
NYE Dessert and Dancing:
Ring in 2022 and dance the night away to one of the most sought-after live bands in the tri-state area - Daddy Pop. $50 per person includes admission, dessert buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Get your tickets at TicketWeb.com. Cash bar is available. Must be 21 or older.
Frost Bar - Spreading Holiday Cheer!
Bally’s holiday pop-up bar features signature holiday cocktails and live holiday music, and
hourly light shows orchestrated to Trans-Siberian Orchestra music. Located in the hotel lobby.
Sunday -Thursday Noon to 2 a.m.
Friday and Saturday Noon – 4 a.m.
Daily Hours from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. daily (excludes specialty drinks).
For more information, visit https://ballysac.com/ Must be 21 older.
New Year's Eve Dining
Guy Fieri's Chophouse or Jerry Longo's Meatballs and Martinis
5 p.m. – Midnight - $125 per person
Enjoy 3-course Surf & Turf dinner including champagne toast or choose from limited regular menu. Make your reservation at OpenTable.com
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