Happy New Year, Ocean County! We say goodbye to 2014 on New Year’s Eve. And after midnight, we welcome 2015. Ring in the New Year in style. There are numerous restaurants and bars in Ocean County that will be welcoming the New Year with awesome and fun parties. Enjoy the food, music and champagne toasts at the Jersey Shore. Here is your guide to New Year’s Eve 2014 in Ocean County:
Northeast Ocean County
Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach presents two musical acts – the Mike Dalton Band and Dr Cheeko & His Island Sounds. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at door. There will be hors d oeurves and entrees galore, plus free party favors and a champagne toast.
709 in Point Pleasant Beach offers a buffet dinner and open bar from 8:30pm-midnight. There is $100 reservation per person.
Farrell’s in Point Pleasant Beach celebrates Irish New Years at 7pm. Enjoy music from Guys with Beards and DJ Tyler. At midnight, there will be party favors and champagne.
River Rock in Brick features DJ Matt and DJ Adam. Tickets are $20 for men or $15 for women. Tickets at the door are $25.
New Year’s Eve for Club Maggies in Lakewood includes 3 DJs, karaoke, FREE party favors and a FREE bottle of champagne for groups of 6 or more. It’s a $5 cover for guys after 9:30pm.
Northwest Ocean County
21 South Bar & Grille in Jackson welcomes DJ Matrix, line dancing and more starting at 9:30pm. There is $50 admission (with open bar) for reservations. Enjoy select menu items and specials.
Welcome 2015 at La Bove Grande in Lakehurst. Tickets are $110 for their party, which is from 8pm-1am. There is an open bar, a multi-course mean and a LIVE fresh sushi bar all night. The evening concludes with champagne at midnight and a bagel meal to go afterwards.
Toms River Area
The Toms River Elks has a Tropical Getaway themed News Years party from 8pm-1am. It is $75 for a 5-course buffet and open bar before midnight. Enjoy music from Thrill Ride.
Enjoy great food and live comedy at the Tuscan Bistro Bar starting at 9pm. Tickets are $69.95.
Klee’s in Seaside Heights features an upscale dinner, with champagne toasts, starting at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm. Entertainment will be provided by Rockin Randy.
The Flyer Muller Brothers perform at the Beachcomber in Seaside Heights. There is also a 4-hour open bar. For food, cold platters come out at 8pm and the hot food is served at 10pm. There is also a breakfast in the morning hours. Tickets are $40 in advance.
Hemingway’s Café in Seaside Heights hosts a New Year’s Eve 4-course dinner. The cost is $45 by 6pm or $60 starting at 8pm.
Bum Rogers Crabhouse in Seaside Park features a top shelf open bar from 9pm until midnight. There is also a lavish dinner buffet planned. Tickets are $65 per person or $110 per couple. And dance the night away to the Rock Bottom Band.
The Matt Noffsinger Band highlights the Ring in the New Year Party at Waters Edge in Bayville. From 8pm-1am, enjoy an open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. There is also a raw bar, expansive dinner buffet and door prizes. Tickets are $100 in advance or $120 at the door.
Bring the entire family to First Night Ocean County on the Seaside Heights boardwalk from Noon-5pm. Bracelets to the event costs $5 each. Enjoy face painting, balloonists and games at the arcades. The event concludes with fireworks.
Southern Ocean County
It is a New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Lacey Elks Lodge #2518 from 7pm-1am. A cappella group called Sounds of the Street will be the entertainment. Tickets are $70 and include the dinner, refreshments, beverages and a midnight toast. And it is dress to impress.
Latitutes on the Forked River hosts a party with a open bar from 8pm-midnight. Tickets are $52.69, which includes the buffet, food stations and champagne. And dance to music from Katfish Lucy and DJ Dante.
Starting at 9pm, Element Bar & Restaurant in Manahawkin hosts a party with more seating, more menu items, a DJ and a champagne toast.
Catch the Jetty New Years Eve party at Old Causeway in Manahawkin. The first dinner seating starts at 5pm. A party with an open bar begins at 10pm. There will be a DJ and a band. Tickets are $75-$150. And remember to dress to impress.
Tuckers Tavern in Beach Haven hosts the band TriTide at 9:30pm, followed by a champagne toast at midnight.
The Gables in Beach Haven presents two New Year’s Eve dinner seatings. The first, at 5pm is $100 and the second at 8:30pm is $145. Enjoy the music, champagne and entrees like scallops, fillet mignon and more.
Celebrate the New Year at the Arlington in LBI. Tickets are $50. There is an ala carte dinner and a 4-hour open bar. Enjoy rock and reggae music from Matt Fisher and Smile Mafia.
Joe Pops in Long Beach Island features a New Year’s Eve party with the Wild Ones performing at 10pm. Enjoy $3 Coors Lights and other specials. Tickets are $20 before December 23rd.