December 26, 2023

The Procrastinator’s Guide to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Still waiting for the perfect idea for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day? Look no further than our guide to a memorable and delicious celebration.

DOLCE Italian
Ring in the New Year at Dolce Italian with a celebratory 4-course menu, featuring signature Dolce dishes and holiday classics. First seating is $85 per person, plus tax & gratuity and second seating, which includes a celebratory midnight toast, is $110 per person, plus tax & gratuity. To reserve, click here.

AKA University City
Toast to 2024 from a private suite with sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline, ideal for firework viewing. Experience a curated selection of special amenities, including a bottle of champagne, celebratory treats, and custom Après AKA pajamas. Enjoy an intimate catered dinner in your suite by Walnut Street Café or create a special meal in your own gourmet kitchen. To book click here.
Hard Rock Philadelphia
Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Philadelphia NYE Bar Crawl 2024
Kick off the festivities at Hard Rock Cafe with live music, delicious drinks, and an unbeatable atmosphere. From there, embark on a journey through Philadelphia’s vibrant nightlife, enjoying special drink offers, entertainment, and the electric energy of the holiday season. Secure your spot now for the ultimate New Year’s Eve bar crawl here

The famed LMNO will offer a special New Year’s Day brunch outside of their normal operating hours from 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. with a guest appearance by DJ “Dr. Dre”. The brunch will feature some new permanent menu additions including tacos al carbon, spicy guac, bacon tlayuda, and crab tostadas. To reserve, click here.
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Ring in the New Year winning big at Valley Forge Casino Resort with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration featuring live jazz music at Revolution Chop House and karaoke entertainment at Valley Tavern running from 8:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Dance the night away at Center Bar where a DJ will be spinning tunes from 8:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. As the clock strikes midnight, head to the casino floor for a complimentary champagne toast to welcome the New Year. Open to the public – no tickets required.
Revolution Chop House 
You won’t want to sleep through this! Revolution Chop House offers guests an elaborate New Year’s Day brunch buffet featuring omelets, pancakes, chicken & waffles, a carving station, a complimentary glass of champagne, and more. Only $45 per person, make your reservation here.


Rat’s Restaurant
End the year strong with an unforgettable brunch or dinner at Rat’s Restaurant in Hamilton, NJ. Nestled in the picturesque Grounds For Sculpture, this charming eatery boasts a unique ambiance reminiscent of a French countryside villa and is the proud recipient of a 2023 Wine Spectator Award. Indulge in a lavish brunch buffet featuring house-made pastries, oysters on the half shell, carving stations, made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, and a display of artisanal cheese and charcuterie, and more. For dinner, begin your evening with an array of appetizers, from delectable escargot to exquisite artisanal cheeses. Indulge in the chef’s masterpieces, including perfectly cooked steaks, fresh seafood, and innovative vegetarian options, all crafted with precision and flair. Complement your meal with a thoughtfully curated wine selection, elevating the dining experience to new heights. Reservations available here.

Pitbull at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Saturday, Dec. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 31
Get ready to ring in the New Year with a bang as the one and only Pitbull takes the stage at Hard Rock Atlantic City for two unforgettable nights on December 30 and 31!  Pitbull, also known as Mr. Worldwide, is renowned for his high-octane live performances with chart-topping hits like “Give Me Everything,” “Timber,” and “Fireball,” Pitbull knows how to keep the party going all night long. 
Dec. 30 tickets
Dec. 31 tickets
Continental Midtown
Ring in the new year with a Retro Rendezvous themed party at Continental Midtown. The event encourages 60’s chic attire and will feature a DJ 9:00 P.M. 1:00 A.M. on the roof, balloon drop in the dining room, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Special bar menus with retro classics like deviled eggs will be served at all bars including roof. For reservations click here.

Hotel West & Main and Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen
Enjoy a cozy staycation this holiday season and New Year at Hotel West & Main in Conshohocken, PA, where you can experience a delicious and intimate dining experience at Hook and Ladder, sip on seasonal cocktails or toast to the year ahead with your favorite libation. End the night by the fireside in the hotel lobby. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Conshohocken, there’s no shortage of fun things to do and explore all within walking distance of the hotel.
Make your last night of 2023 sparkle in University City. Don your favorite sequins and join us for glittering champagne jell-o shots, caviar, and truffles. Reservations available now, click here


Talula’s Daily 
Talula’s Daily will be hosting a festive New Year’s Eve brunch featuring specials like mini maple bacon cinnamon buns, shrimp and grits, and black eyed peas for some traditional New Year’s luck. Best paired with champagne! Reservations available here.

Loch Bar
Celebrate the first day of the New Year in style at Loch Bar Philadelphia! Make your reservation now for an unforgettable New Year’s Day dinner at the upscale seafood haven. Indulge in a feast of exquisite seafood options, from elaborate seafood towers to delectable crab cakes and luxurious caviar. As you savor the culinary delights, enjoy the lively atmosphere heightened by live musical entertainment, the perfect accompaniment to ring in the New Year. Located conveniently along Broad Street, Loch Bar also provides the ideal setting to unwind after the festive New Year’s Day parade. Make your reservation today via OpenTable.

The Love
The Love will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve brunch with specials including their famous Nashville Hot chicken to bring in the holiday with some spice. Reservations available here.

Delaware Park Casino 
Delaware Park Casino will be hosting a free, can’t miss New Year’s Eve fireworks display beginning at 10:00 P.M. on New Year’s Eve. They will also have food & beverage offerings, and drink specials available. 


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