Going out for New Year’s Eve? Plenty of options


For those ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a night on the town, local restaurants have got things covered. (Reservations are recommended for all the events, and some spots are filling up fast.)

Cottage Café has a party featuring D.J. Bump, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Just south of Bethany Beach, it’s also the official after-party site for the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos ocean plunge taking place downtown on New Year’s Day.

Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville has an afternoon performance scheduled, with “magic, mirth and munchies.” Show tickets include hors d’oeuvres, beverages and champagne. Owner Rich Bloch and other magicians will entertain at the tables, in addition to the main stage show.

DiFebo’s restaurant in Bethany Beach has three seatings, plus a champagne toast.

The Fat Tuna in Millville has live music, party favors and champagne at midnight. Drink specials, dinner combos and the regular menu are available.

Harpoon Hanna’s, just south of Fenwick Island, has an option for those who like to fly by the seat of their pants — no reservations or cover necessary. D.J. Jon Boi will spin at 9 p.m.

Just Hooked in Fenwick Island and Off the Hook in Bethany Beach both have several specials to choose from, plus a midnight champagne toast.

Mango’s goes all night at its location on the boardwalk in Bethany, with a dinner package and live music. Drinks are included. Call for details.

Mio Fratello in West Fenwick has three seatings, with 9 p.m. entertainment by Mario Rocco.

Parkway’s bash in downtown Bethany includes a special menu and reservations every half-hour. Party favors are included.

Just down the street, Patsy’s will have two seatings and a special à la carte menu. Guests will be home in time to see the ball drop.

Perucci’s in Millville also has two seatings and a special planned menu, which includes beverages and a glass of wine.

The Salted Rim in Ocean View is open until 1 a.m. with a D.J. and party favors.

Families may also enjoy a late holiday celebration of “The Polar Express,” with four showings from noon to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Tickets include a movie showing on the Salted Rim trains, holiday dinner buffet, hot chocolate with Santa and special gifts.

Sedona has a party package deal after 8:30 p.m. for people to dine and dance in the new year in downtown Bethany. Party favors are included.

Also in downtown Bethany, Bethany Blues is now accepting reservations for the evening, and Nantucket’s in West Fenwick and Turquoise, just south of Bethany Beach, are now accepting reservations.

Anyone who doesn’t see their favorite restaurant listed above should contact them for more information on what may be on offer for a happy New Year’s Eve.