Cape Gazette

It's time to party like it's 2013

Bands, bars, DJs, dining and dancing to ring in new year
By Molly MacMillan | Dec 28, 2012

Gearing up to welcome 2013, residents, restaurants, municipalities and businesses across the region are preparing to “Race into the New Year” with events like a 5K by the same name in Rehoboth and the Overfalls anchor drop at midnight in Lewes.

Whether your idea of ringing in the new year calls for a prix fixe meal downtown  or a dunk in the Atlantic Ocean the first day of 2013,  there are options for everyone in the  Cape Region.

• a.(MUSE): 44 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth.  Four-course tasting menu ($50) plus regular menu. Reservations and walk-in seating available. 227-7107.

• Annabella's: 1201 Savannah Rd., Lewes. Four-course dinner with champagne toast. $35. 645-1980.

• Arena’s Deli and Bar: 149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth (in the Village by the Sea Mall). New Year’s Eve with The Bullets, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 227-1272.

• Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center: 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth.  New Year’s Eve celebration with The Real Geniuses. Open bar, dinner and entertainment ($125). 227-2511 or 800-422-0600, Ext. 660.

• Baywood Greens: 32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck. Music by Jimi Smooth & the Hit Time Band.  $135 includes premium bar, hors d'oevres, three-course dinner and champagne toast. 947-9225.

• Bethany Blues: New year's dinner, $29.99 with complimentary champagne toast.  Three courses paired with three wines. 644-2500

• Blue Moon: 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth.  Four-course dinner with entertainment by Pamala Stanley ($100-$150). Reservations required. Two seatings. 227-6515.

• The Brick Hotel: 18 The Circle, Georgetown. Dine a la carte or four course from 5-10 p.m. for $55.  Pre fixe menues.  Dinner music, 6-10 p.m., with Fonsie Scott.  Cathy Gorman sings from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. 855-5800.

• The Buttery: 102 Second St, Lewes. New Year’s Eve a la carte menu. Reservations suggested. 645-7755

• Cabo: 210 Second St., Rehoboth.  Prix fixe and regular menus available. ($29) Reservations encouraged, walk-ins accepted. 226-8226

• Café Azafran: 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth. Four-course menu, $55 person. Entertainment by Holly Lane and Bob Diener. 227-8100.

• Captain's Table: 20859 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth. Prix fixe New Year's Eve dinner.  Reservations. 227-6203.

• Casa DiLeo: 721 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth.  Special menu, open bar and entertainment by Kelly and Ryan ($125). 226-8660.

• Dewey Beach Ball Drop: Corner of New Orleans Street and Route 1. Dropping from top of Surfrider Condominiums  at midnight. Free event.

• Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats: 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth. Walk-in seating available. Entertainment by Nate Meyers and the Aces, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. 226-BREW.

• Dos Locos Fajita & Stonegrill: 208 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth. Regular menu with New Year’s Eve specials.  DJ entertainment after 9 p.m. (no prix fixe or cover). 227-3353.

• Espuma: 28 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth. Three-course prix fixe menu. ($99) 227-4199.

• Finbar: 316 Rehoboth Ave. Quiet fireside dining or party in the pub.  Regular menu and specials. 227-1873.

• Frogg Pond: 3 S. First St., Rehoboth. Tickets only. ($90) Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, buffet. Gratuity included. Entertainment by Ice Station Zero, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 227-2234.

• Grayhare Tavern: 18766 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth. New Year's Eve Party with DJ Porky, 8 p.m. with party favors.  No cover. 645-9911.

• Hooked Seafood & Martini Bar: Five-course prix fixe dinner.  Early and late seatings. Songstress Karen Murdock, 7 p.m. to midnight.  302-827-2730.

• Irish Eyes at Anglers: Anglers Road, Lewes. DJ Jammin Jeff (downstairs, 9:30 p.m., no cover) and The Funsters (upstairs, $100 bar, buffet, champagne toast). 645-6888.

• Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant in Milton: 105 Union St. three-course dinner for two ($50) Walk-in seating available. DJ John starting at 9 p.m. 684-8889.

• Jerry’s Seafood: 108 Second St., Lewes. New Year’s Eve five-course prix fixe menu ($50). Reservations recommended. 645-6611.

• Just in Thyme: Route 1 at Robinson Dr., Rehoboth. A la carte and special menu with champagne toast. 227-3100.

• Kindle: 111 Bank St., Lewes.  Special three-course prix fixe menu, plus small bites and wine toast. 3 seatings; reservations required. 645-7887

• Lightship Overfalls Anchor Drop: Lightship Overfalls on the Canal, Front & Shipcarpenter Streets. Lightship will drop anchor and toot its horn to welcome the New Year, 11:30 p.m., Dec. 31, to 12:30 a.m.

• Mariachi Restaurant: 14 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth. Dinner specials in addition to regular menu. 227-0115.

• Nalu: 1308 Highway One, Dewey. Endless Summer New Year's Eve Party featuring 52 Pick Up Band and DJ. 227-1449.

• Nicola Pizza on the Avenue: 71 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth. Heavy hors'doeuvres with buffet and open bar.  Freshly Squeezed plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 227-6211.

• Purple Parrot: 134 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth.  New Year’s Eve 1970s dance party and karaoke. No cover. 226-1139.

• Race into the New Year 5K and youth quarter-mile mini-run: Rehoboth Running Company. 251 Rehoboth Ave., Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. for both races Dec. 31. Contact Seashore Striders for more information at 644-8952.

• New Year’s Day Dunk in the Atlantic Ocean: Dagsworthy Avenue, Dewey Beach. Register online at for event at 12 p.m. or register day of. ($20) Includes T-shirt and donation for town beautification by business partnership.

• Rehoboth Ale House: 15 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth. Special New Year’s Eve menu ($35) with live entertainment from Wicked Jezebel. No cover after 9:30 p.m. 227-2337.

• Rigby’s Bar & Grill: 404 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth. Two seatings. New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu, reservations requested. ($45) Entertainment from Ed Mills and John Black. 227-6080.

• Rose & Crown: 142 Market St., Lewes. Three-course prix fixe menu. ($49) 827-4475

• Rusty Rudder: Dickinson Street and the bay, Dewey Beach. Open bar, food, live music from Total Whiteout, Love Seed Mama Jump, Jefe & Mitchell, DJ Bis & Marty. ($100). 227-3888.

• Sand Bar Tavern: 7 Cove Village Center, Millsboro. Music by Loud Love, 9:30 p.m. with hot and cold buffet, hats, party favors, continental breakfast and champagne toast.  $25 in advance; $35 at the door.  945-4001.

• Seafood Shack: 42 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth. Live entertainment from The Girlfriends 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Food and drink specials. 227-5881.

• The Starboard: Route 1, Dewey Beach. New Year’s Eve Party, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Light hors d'oeuvres and champagne with DJ entertainment.  (Tickets, $29.99). Go to

• Touch of Italy: 101 Second St., Lewes. $65 pre fixe dinner. Limited seating. 302-827-2730.

• Tuscan Grill: 19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth. Regular menu with specials. 226-2201.

• Striper Bites: 107 Savannah Road, Lewes. New Year's Eve specials and regular menu available. Serving until10 p.m.. 645-4657

• Summer House: 227 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth. Special menu, champagne toast, no cover and DJ JY. 227-3895.

• Victoria’s Restaurant: 2 Olive Ave. and the Boardwalk, Rehoboth. New Year’s Eve dining room four course prix fixe ($80) and entertainment by Jeff Irwin. Reservations only in dining room. Banquet room open with DJ Ryan Stevens. No cover, cash bar 227-0615.

• Zebra: 32 Lake Ave., Rehoboth. 3-course, set menu with champagne. ($70) Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. 226-1160.

The Real Geniuses will perform Monday, Dec. 31 for New Year's Eve at Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center in Rehoboth.
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