Looking for plans for New Year’s Eve?
No matter how you spend New Year’s Eve—hanging from the rafters with a Champagne bottle in your hand, sitting down for some fine dining or celebrating with the east coasters and hitting the sack at 10—we have you covered. Here are some options to close out your year, some raucous, some sedate and others a little of both:
The bar and lounge at Hotel Casa 425, 425 W. First St., Claremont, will have food and drinks available, and no cover charge, right up until midnight.
Tutti Mangia, at 102 Harvard Ave., Claremont, will have two multi-course New Year’s Eve celebrations. The first, from 4 to 8 p.m., is four courses, with prices from $75-$105. From 8:30 to 10 p.m. they’ll offer six courses, and will celebrate until 1 a.m. Those tickets are $150. Reservations are suggested for both at tuttimangia.com or (909) 625-4669.
If you’d like more shoulder pads, big hair and leg warmers in your party, try That ‘80s Bar at 10555 Mills Ave., Montclair. They’ll have deejays playing 1980s music, and it promises to be “Hi-NRG All Night Long!” according to their website. More info is at that80sbar.com, (909) 626-9091 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 Claremont Blvd., Suite 107B, has brewed up a special batch of 16 percent pink cider for its New Year’s Eve party, a strawberry-flavored concoction called “Pink Shampagne.” The celebration runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes a raffle for one year of free cider (a $1,000 value), finger foods, hats, poppers and horns, live jazz from 8 to 10 p.m., and DJ Sebastian to close out the night. Prizes will be given for the most elegantly dressed guest and for the most fabulous headdress. Advance tickets are $40 (or $50 at the door). Non-drinkers can purchase tickets for $20. Calling (909) 292-5384 or visit ironbarkcider.com for info.
Beloved local B-side cover masters The Dogs will make their third New Year’s Eve appearance at Chase’s La Verne, 2079 Bonita Ave. Tickets are $150 and include a four-course wine-paired dinner and four hours of music. The Dogs will perform a Hot August Night set with Neil Diamond impersonator Dean Colley. More info is at chaseslaverne.com or (909) 596-6810.
And before you imbibe, download the Lyft and Über apps, or put a cab company on your speed dial. Happy New Year!