Patch Picks: Where to Spend New Year's Eve
From quiet at-home plans to pulling out all the stops, choices abound for New Year's Eve 2011.
Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Verde Salon will begin hosting a pre-New Year’s Eve bash, featuring live music, champagne toasts, and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Get your beauty on with a new haircut, makeover, manicure and pedicure, or a relaxing massage—and ring in 2012 with some serious style! Special package discounts will be offered during the event. To read Patch's interview with Verde Salon Owner Kevin Gatto about the party, click here. For more information, call 856-858-0911 or visit www.verdesalon.com.
Taproom Bar and Grill, 427 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Haddon Twp.
According to Taproom Bar and Grill Owner Joe Kreps, “We’ll let you do New Years your way." With no mandatory packages, cover charges, or minimums, guests can order off the Tarproom's menu, choose from one of several special dinners offered that evening, or simply enjoy drinks. Entertainer Jim Bruno will be performing a 1-hour tribute to Frank Sinatra from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by live music from the All Souled Out band. Don’t miss this rockin’ party, which starts at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.taproomgrill.com.
Battleship New Jersey, 62 Battleship Pl., Camden City
The view for fireworks doesn’t get any better than this. See a glorious New Year's Eve display right from the deck of the battleship. Dance to live music and munch on complimentary treats—but don’t forget cash for the bar. End the night with a real bang: a chance to fire the ship’s gun. Tickets are $8 per person. For more information, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.
Dick Clark is still going strong, so chill the champagne, grab a blanket and settle in for a relaxing night while you watch the ball drop from the comfort of your own home. Go fancy, and serve something really special—like lobster tail or filet mignon—or keep it casual and order a pizza or some wings, which still taste good when washed down with Dom Perignon.
Cork, 90 Haddon Ave., Westmont
Cork will be offering a signature menu, backed by live music from David Kelly and Fran Smith—two local musicians who offer a special rock-n'-roll style. Don’t miss Cork’s fabulous burgers and Belgian brews, or go traditional with some holiday bubbly. It’s the perfect way to ring in the New Year. For more information, visit www.corknj.com.