Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Eve 2010/2011 - Great times call for Great Beer

Some of you love this time of year; others hate it. One thing's for sure, there are plenty of you looking to find a great beer on New Year's Eve outside the comfy confines of your own home. For those New Year's Eve naysayers, this one's not for you. This is for all of you looking for something to do on New Year's Eve, could be at 6pm or 11pm...looking for a party, looking for a good dinner, looking for a good beer with a bunch of your friends. Here's a look at some of the country's establishments--particularly in and around Philadelphia--that serve up better beer throughout the year and their special New Year's Eve plans. If there's something missing that you know of, feel free to drop a comment at the end of this or a private e-mail to me here. UPDATED & NEWLY ADDED (12/27) In this update: Philadelphia--> Bridgid's; Devil's Den; For Pete's Sake Pub; Grace Tavern; Local 44; Memphis Taproom; St. Stephen's Green; Swift Half Pub; The Belgian Café; The Foodery; The Institute Philadelphia Metro--> America Bar & Grille; Brickside Grille; Flying Pig; Isaac Newton's; McKenzie Brew House; Michael's Deli; Rock Bottom (King of Prussia); Sly Fox; The Drafting Room Other PA/NJ/DE--> Appalachian Brewing, Barley Creek Brewing, Fat Heads; Half Moon Saloon; Lancaster Brewing, Otto's Pub & Brewery; Rivertowne Pour House (Monroeville); Stewart's Brewing; Triumph (Princeton) Other Northeast--> Boston Beer Works (Fenway); Brasserie Beck; ChurchKey; City Steam; David Copperfield's; Ebenezer's Pub; Heartland Brewery & Chophouse; Spring Street Lounge; The Brazen Head; The Gate; The Publick House; Trinity Brewhouse Other United States--> 21st Amendment; Ale Asylum; Capital Ale House; Carolina Brewery; Duclaw Brewpub; Dunedin Brewery; Falling Rock Tap House; Fort Street Brewing; Magnolia Pub & Brewery; Marin Brewing; Meddlesome Moth; Moylan's Brewery; The Brewer's Art; The Alembic; The Monk's Kettle; Toronado; Tyler's Taproom This list will continue to grow to almost 200 establishments up until December 30. The falling of the calendar this year ensures a long holiday weekend for most, so New Year's Eve should turn into an even bigger party this year. No matter what you do, eat and drink well, enjoy yourself, and be responsible out there. By region---starting with the City of Philadelphia---here's what's happening this rapidly-approaching December 31, 2010.

Biba Wine Bar - Wine Director, Michael McCaulley, will conduct a special class featuring his favorite wines of 2010. That's 10 wines with some tasty bites and scintillating wine talk. 5:30pm-7pm. $75/pp. 3131 Walnut Street (215) 222-BIBA (2422)
Brauhaus Schmitz - No cover charge, close to the fireworks at Penn’s Landing, Free party Favors and Champagne toast at midnight. In addition to our normal menu we will be offering an a la carte or Prix Fixe option… 4 courses for $55. 718 South Street (267) 909-8814
Bridgewater's Pub at 30th Street Station - Open for Business as Usual 2951 Market Street (215) 387-4787
Bridgid's - Open for Business as Usual 726 North 24th Street (215) 232-3232
Cantina Dos Segundos - Offering the magic pick-your-own two hours for $25. Margaritas, mojitos, sangria, cocktails and beer. 931 North Second Street (215) 629-0500
Cantina Los Caballitos - Offering the magic pick-your-own two hours for $25. Margaritas, mojitos, sangria, cocktails and beer. 1651 East Passyunk Avenue (215) 755-3550
Chick's Café - Special New Year's Eve dinner menu; Call for Reservations 614 South 7th Street (215) 625-3700
City Tap House - City Tap House transforms into Atlantic City's most posh speakeasy for one fun filled evening. Open bar, games of chance, dancing and a grand are going fast. $100 per person 3925 Walnut Street (215) 662-0105
Dawson Street Pub - Open for Business as Usual plus a DJ 100 Dawson Street (215) 482-5677
Devil's Den - Open for Business as Usual with a Champagne Toast at midnight. 1148 South 11th Street (215) 339-0855
Dock Street Brewery - We are open for lunch and will be closing between 9 and 10pm. We'll be selling 750ml bottles of Bubbly Wit. 701 South 50th Street (215) 726-2337
Drinker's Pub - This New Years Eve one ticket gets you into two Rittenhouse Bars - Drinker's Pub and NoChe. $65 covers you for the entire night. That includes food, a top shelf open bar from 9pm to 2am and a champagne toast at midnight! 1903 Chestnut Street (215) 564-0914
Drinker's Tavern - This New Years Eve one ticket gets you into three Old City Bars - Drinker's Tavern, Lucy's Hat Shop and Top Hat. $85 covers you for the entire night. That includes food, a top shelf open bar from 9pm to 2am and a champagne toast at midnight! 124 Market Street (215) 351-0141
Drinker's West - This New Years Eve $65 covers you for the entire night at Drinker's West. The package includes food, a top shelf open bar from 9pm to 2am and a champagne toast at midnight! Buy two tickets for $100! 3900 Chestnut Street (215) 397-4693
Earth Bread + Brewery - Closed for business. 7136 Germantown Avenue (215) 242-MOON (6666)
Fergie's Pub - Live music: Rev. T.J. McGlinchey at 6 p.m. and Old Soul and Friends at 10 p.m. 1214 Sansom Street (215) 928-8118
For Pete's Sake Pub - Open for Business as Usual with Champagne Toast and party favors at midnight 900 South Front Street (215) 462-2230
Good Dog Bar - Open for Business as Usual 224 South 15th Street (215) 985-9600
Grace Tavern - Open for Business as Usual with a Champagne Toast at midnight 2229 Grays Ferry Avenue (215) 893-9580
Grey Lodge Pub - New Year's Surf Rockin' Eve: Ring in the new year with great beer and surf rock! Rey Rico will be playing from 10pm to 1am. 9 pm: Complimentary pub food, 10 pm: 3 hours of surf rock with Rey Rico, Midnight: Complimentary champagne toast with hats and noisemakers. Rey Rico will keep playing until 1am. All of this for just $10. 6235 Frankford Avenue (215) 825-5357
Jack's Firehouse - 5pm-8pm four course meal for $40; 9pm-1am open bar plus desserts, party favors, DJ, and dancing. 2130 Fairmount Avenue (215) 232-9000
Johnny Brenda's - The NYE Snowflake Ball at JB's Party Mansion: Spend New Year's with some of our favorite DJ couples: Stanton & Carroll, Blofson & Dickey, Ward & Good, Kennedy & Kennedy, plus our host Sweeney. Fine festive libations including Jameson Winter Warmer punch and hot toddies. See your friends in fancy attire! Dance like wild fools in an atmosphere of conviviality! 1201 North Frankford Avenue (215) 739-9684
José Pistolas - Dollar off all drafts, all craft cans for $3.50, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Absolutely no cover charge. 263 South 15th Street (215) 545-4101
Kennett Restaurant - Join Yards Brewing at Kennett for a special NYE beer dinner. Featuring Trubbel and some other special Yards beers, the menu is focusing on local, sustainable fare. Chef Brian is very familiar with our beer, so this is going to be a special night. Call for reservations. $55 at 9 p.m. 848 South Second Street (267) 687-1426
Khyber Pass Pub - New Years Eve Party featuring Ommegang Abbey Ale, Ommegang Rare Vos, Ommegang Hennepin, Maredsous 10, and Complimentary Duvel toast at midnight. Everything on draft just $3.00 from 9pm-11pm. 56 South Second Street (215) 238-5888
Local 44 - Open for Business as Usual and preparing for their 2nd Anniversary Party on New Year's Day 4333 Spruce Street (215) 222-BEER (2337)
London Grill - Regular and Special a la carte Dinner Menu 5:30-10:30 Champagne Toast and Party Favors at Midnight at the bar with Times Sq on multiple 42" TVs Bar menu till 1 a.m. 301 Fairmount Avenue (215) 978-4545
Lucy's Hat Shop - This New Years Eve one ticket gets you into three Old City Bars - Drinker's Tavern, Lucy's Hat Shop and Top Hat. $85 covers you for the entire night. That includes food, a top shelf open bar from 9pm to 2am and a champagne toast at midnight! 247 Market Street (215) 413-1433
Mad Mex (University City) - Mad New Year: 2 for $35 dinner; Big Azz $6 Margaritas all day long 3401 Walnut Street (215) 382-2221
Manayunk Brewery - Manayunk's Hottest New Year's Bash is back bigger and better this year! Ring in 2011 at amongst friends at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant where everyone is a VIP! Tickets are $60 per person and the package includes: 3-hour open bar from 9pm to midnight including our hand-crafted microbrews, house wines and all of your favorite name brand premium liquors 4 different bars each with multiple bartenders serving drinks Champagne toast at midnight Chef's choice passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres Live performance by the cover band Candiflyp Philly Star DJs spinning all your favorite hits upstairs in the River Club Party favors galore. 4120 Main Street (215) 482-8220
McGillin's - Be part of the oldest New Year's Eve celebration in Philadelphia & the wrap-up McGillin's 150th year with a bang! On Friday, December 31, 2010, McGillin's is getting a limited quantity of cask-conditioned McGillin's 1860 IPA, plus sparkly surprises & decorations. Deejay. $5 cover. 1310 Drury Street (215) 735-5562
McMenamin's - Music, dancing, and champagne toast at midnight 7170 Germantown Avenue (215) 247-9920
Memphis Taproom - Open for Business as Usual with some special dinner menu options 2331 East Cumberland Street (215) 425-4460
Monk's Café - Early Seating: 6:30 p.m. $55 A four course meal that includes a glass of beer (or wine, if you must) with each course. You can enjoy a good meal before you go to your friend's party. We'll even give you noise makers on your way out the door. Late Seating: 9 p.m. $125 A six course extravaganza. Includes some rare beers from Tom's cellar. This one sells out first, so don't delay. Includes hats & noise makers. A midnight toast of Malhuer Brut. 626 South 16th Street (215) 545-7005
Moriarty's Pub - 4 hour top shelf open bar from 9pm, 3 floors, 3 bars, awesome DJ, dancing, deluxe gourmet buffet, champagne toast at midnight, watch the ball drop on one of our 15 flat screen TVs 1116 Walnut Street (215) 627-7676
NoChe - This New Years Eve one ticket gets you into two Rittenhouse Bars - Drinker's Pub and NoChe. $65 covers you for the entire night. That includes food, a top shelf open bar from 9pm to 2am and a champagne toast at midnight! 1901 Chestnut Street (215) 568-0551
Nodding Head - a special prix fixe menu in addition to the normal a la carte menu. Open for Business as Usual otherwise. 1516 Sansom Street (215) 569-9525
Paddy Whacks Pub - Come Ring in the New Year With Us!!! Celebrate at any PW Location. Top Shelf Open Bar including Imported Bottles, Deluxe Dinner Buffet, Party Favors, DJ Music & Dancing & Much, Much More! Pre-Sale Discounts - Get $10 Off Now until December 25, 2010. 150 South Street (215) 464-7544
Philadelphia Brewing - Open for Business as Usual until 6 p.m. 2439 Amber Street (215) 427-2739
Prohibition Taproom - DJ plus Champagne of Beers toast at Midnight (Miller High Life) 501 North 13th Street (215) 238-1818
Rembrandt's - Open for Business as Usual with some food and drink specials 741 North 23rd Street (215) 763-2228
Resurrection Ale House - In addition to our regularly scheduled awesome food and beer selections, this New Year's Eve we're offering a special Four-Course Menu with an optional beer pairing! No reservations are required (sorry fancy pantses). 2425 Grays Ferry Avenue (215) 735-2202
Royal Tavern - Offering up all its familiarity and comfort on NYE with a pick-your-own two hour open bar package for only $20. 937 East Passyunk Avenue (215) 389-6694
South Philadelphia Tap Room - Open for Business as Usual, including the $3 Kenzingers 1509 Mifflin Street (215) 271-7787
Standard Tap - New Year's Eve celebration with a night of Mad Elf and Golden Monkey love and Live Music by The Pros from Dover 901 North 2nd Street (215) 238-0630
St. Stephen's Green - Open for Business as Usual 1701 Green Street (215) 769-5000
Sugar Mom's - $2.50 PBRs, $4 Yards, $4 Yuenglings, and $30 champagne bottles 225 Church Street (215) 925-8219
Swift Half Pub - Open for Business as Usual with some drink specials and maybe some passed appetizers 1001 North 2nd Street (215) 923-4600
Ten Stone - Unless a private party books the entire restaurant, there will be $65/pp open buffet and bar from 9pm-1am 2063 South Street (215) 735-9939
The Artful Dodger - Live music with John McFadden from 10 p.m. No Cover. Noisemakers and champagne toast at midnight. Only 1 block away from the best view of Penn's Landing fireworks. 400 South Second Street (215) 922-1790
The Belgian Café - Open for Business as Usual 2047 Green Street (215) 235-3500
The Blockley Pourhouse - New Year's Eve with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Top Shelf Open Bar for $85 starting at 7 p.m. 3801 Chestnut Street (215) 222-1234
The Foodery (both locations) - Closing early at 11 p.m. 837 North 2nd Street (215) 238-6077
324 South 10th Street (215) 928-1111
The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. - This is an exclusive event for our NYE celebration. we only have 50 available tickets @ $75 each which will include a open bar, punch bowl and champagne toast at midnight and complimentary hors d oeuvres. please contact Colin at (267)467-3277 for more information. tickets will be first come first serve. 112 South 18th Street (267) 467-3277
The Institute - First Friday Fun with Play Dough New Bar/NYE edition. 7pm-midnight. There is no other bar in the city that hands out Play Dough and rewards people's creativity with gift baskets stuffed with good beer. No cover. No expensive tickets. No Douche-Baggery. The music will rock (it's a collection of all of our favorite stuff). The beer will flow and sure, we will have bubbly to toast. 549 North 12th Street (267) 318-7772
Tir Na Nog - Join us at Tir Na Nog for our great Happy hour and stay late into the night as DJ RKO spins everything from today's hottest songs to the classic songs of your youth. 1600 Arch Street (267) 514-1700
Tria (both locations) - Nothing Really Special on New Year's Eve. No overpriced surf and turf. No second-rate band. No forced whooping it up. So come before the party or instead of a party. We will have on hand some specialty festive wines, cheeses, and beers to make for a sublimely civilized affair. In other words, Business as Usual. 18th & Sansom Streets (Rittenhouse Square) (215) 972-TRIA 12th & Spruce Streets (Washington Square West) (215) 629-9200
Triumph Brewery (Old City)- Fireworks on NYE right outside our window. 117 Chestnut Street (215) 625-0855
Varga Bar - Beer Dinner, two seatings, 6 p.m. 3 courses, $45; 8 p.m. 5 courses, $55 Open Bar package 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. 3 hour premium open bar for $50 with a champagne toast at Midnight, Live DJ, Party Favors, and the return of the 10-foot ribeye cheesesteak at Midnight. 941 Spruce Street (215) 627-5200
White Dog Café - 4 Course Prix Fixe $75/person: Join us for a 4-course celebratory dinner then head over to our sister restaurant, The Moshulu for a fireworks extravaganza at midnight with complimentary dessert buffet, coffee and dancing to live music. 3420 Sansom Street (215) 386-9224
World Café Live - Opening late at 5 p.m. with Live music upstairs (Slo-Mo, Steph Hayes, and the Good Problems) and downstairs (Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue) at 10 p.m. 3025 Walnut Street (215) 222-1400

Philadelphia Metro
Avalon - Join us for our early seating starting at 5:30 with reservations available upto 7:30. 5 courses $70 per person - includes complimentary champagne. Later seatings started at 9:00pm include 5 course dinner, champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment from Steve Laret $80 per person 312 South High Street West Chester, PA (610) 436-4100
America Bar & Grill - Open for Business as Usual with a Champagne Toast at midnight 499 East Uwchlan Avenue Chester Springs, PA (610) 280-0800
Brickside Grille - Serving dinner with music featuring Matt Spitko from 10 to 1. Free chocolate fountain starting at 9pm. Champagne toast at midnight. 540 Wellington Square Exton, PA (610) 321-1600
Capone's Restaurant - Special dinner menu in the restaurant, then Closing early at 10:30 p.m. 224 W Germantown Pike Norristown, PA (610) 279-4748
Exton Beverage - Open for business as usual until 10 p.m. 310 East Lincoln Highway Exton, PA (610) 363-7020
Firecreek - Join us for our 4 Course New Years Prix Fixe...with Live Entertainment by Dave Kenney on piano and vocalist Pam Orlando. Enjoy light jazz, light pop and some light dance music from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Seating's at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations required. $75 per person, $100 with wine pairings 20 East Lancaster Avenue Downingtown, PA (610) 269-6000
Firewaters (Concord) - Holiday Inn hotel package for $149/pp or $199/couple. 9pm-10pm check-in; 10pm-2am light buffet, 5 drink coupons, champagne toast at midnight, buy 10 wings/get 10 wings 1110 Baltimore Pike Glen Mills, PA (610) 459-9959
Flying Pig Saloon - Open for Business as Usual 121 East King Street Malvern, PA (610) 578-9208
Goshen Beverage - Open for business as usual until 10 p.m. 102 Turner Lane West Chester, PA (610) 436-6555
Gullifty's - Closing early at 9 p.m. 1149 East Lancaster Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA (610) 525-1851
High Street Grill - Special New Year's Eve dinner menu served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 64 High Street Mount Holly, NJ (609) 265-9199
Hulmeville Inn - Rookie Night. Last call @ 5pm 4 Trenton Road Hulmeville, PA (215) 750-6893
Iron Abbey - New Year's Celebration with a special crafted menu with suggested beer pairings, served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. At 9 p.m., a special firkin tapping of Dogfish Head 75 Minute I.P.A. From 10 p.m., DJ and dancing with two rooms open. Free Admission. 680 Easton Road Horsham, PA (215) 956-9600
Iron Hill - Open for Business as Usual with a special New Year's Eve dinner menu at each location. multiple locations: Maple Shade, NJ; Media, Pa.; North Wales, Pa.; Phoenixville, Pa.; West Chester, Pa.; Wilmington, De.
Pinocchio's Beer Garden - Open for Business as Usual until 10 p.m. 131 East Baltimore Pike Media, PA (610) 566-7767
Isaac Newton's - Closing early at 6:30 p.m. 18 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 860-5100
McKenzie Brew House - New Year's Eve Bash at both locations. $55 in advance, $65 at the door. 9pm-1am premium bar, buffet, DJ, Dancing, and Champagne Toast at midnight 451 Wilmington-West Chester Pike (route 202) Glen Mills, PA (610) 361-9800 240 Lancaster Ave Malvern, PA (610) 296-2222
Michael's Deli - Closing early at 9 p.m. Valley Forge Office Center King of Prussia, PA (610) 265-3265
Pickering Creek Inn - Open for Business as Usual with a $5 cover and the band Psychedelphia...a few specials, too 37 East Bridge Street Phoenixville, PA (610) 933-9962
Riverstone Café - Special chef's menu additions and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight 143 West Lincoln Highway Exton, PA (610) 594-CAFE (2233)
Rock Bottom (King of Prussia) - Closing early at 6 p.m. 1001 King of Prussia Plaza King of Prussia, PA (610) 230-2739
Ron's Original - Complimentary Buffet and shuttle to and from the Comfort Suites (discounted rates call them @ 610-594-4770) and Jeff Washington to supply your New Year's Soundtrack! 74 East Uwchlan Avenue (Route 113) Exton, PA (610) 594-9900
Sly Fox - Kitchen closes at 10 p.m., bar between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. 519 Kimberton Road Phoenixville, PA (610) 935-4540 312 North Lewis Road Royersford, PA (610) 948-8088
Station Taproom - A three coarse menu in addition to our menu. First Come, First Serve. No reservations. $35/pp 207 West Lancaster Avenue Downingtown, PA (484) 593-0560
TJs - Closing early at 3 p.m. 35 Paoli Plaza Paoli, PA (610) 725-0100
Teresa's Next Door - Open for Business as Usual 124 North Wayne Avenue Wayne, PA (610) 293-9909
The Drafting Room (Exton) - Special dinner menu options with last dinner seating at 10:30pm, bar closing shortly after 635 North Pottstown Pike Exton, PA (610) 363-0521
Trax Restaurant & Café - A festive 4-course, prix fixe dinner at Trax, a cozy BYOB in the old train station in Ambler. Chef Steven Waxman will serve his special New Year Menu during two seatings (4:30pm & 6:30pm; $50 & $60, respectively). Reservations are necessary. 27 West Butler Pike Ambler, PA (215) 591-9777
Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar - Open Bar 8pm-1am, Grand Buffet including carved Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, Pasta Station, Seafood, Chicken, and much more. Live entertainment and complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight. $80 per ticket, $95 at the door. A la carte menu will also be available. Hotel accommodations also available. 16 Great Valley Parkway Malvern, PA (610) 251-9229
Victory - Closing early at 7:30 p.m. 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, PA (610) 873-0881

Other PA/NJ/DE
Allentown Brew Works - Dine & Stay package with the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown (9th & Hamilton, Allentown). Mention Brew Works for: Overnight accommodations in one of the spacious guestrooms, a bottle of Champagne to celebrate, breakfast for two on New Year’s Day morning, and overnight parking in the staffed parking deck–All for $159.00 per Room 812 West Hamilton Street Allentown, PA (610) 433-7777
Appalachian Brewing/Harrisburg - 1920s Prohibition Theme Party with Champagne Toast and party favors. $15 cover ($20 at the door), live band Scythian playing through the night 50 North Cameron Street Harrisburg, PA (717) 221-1080
Barley Creek Brewing - Open for Business as Usual with a Champagne Toast at midnight Sullivan Trail & Cambelback Road Tannersville, PA (570) 629-9399
Bethlehem Brew Works - Noise makers and party hats! Free tastings and New Year’s giveaways. Complimentary Champagne Toast and Balloon Drop at Midnight, Party Favors and noise makers, Bottle Service in the Steelgaarden, an exquisite featured menu, and watch the ball drop on our 10 foot HDTV! Dine & Stay package with the Hyatt Place Bethlehem (45 West North St, Bethlehem). Mention the Brew Works and receive a special rate. 569 Main Street Bethlehem, PA (610) 882-1300
Bube's Brewery - New Year's Eve celebration dinner and party. Call for info and reservations. 102 North Market Street Mount Joy, PA (717) 653-2056
Bullfrog Brewery - New Years Eve free show with Phil Wiseman/South Mountain Soul at 10 p.m. 229 West Fourth Street Williamsport, PA (570) 326-4700
Church Brew Works - Executive Chef Jason Marrone and Executive Sous Chef Cory Burns are proud to feature a Three Course Prix Fixe Menu this evening. Enjoy your choice of Appetizer, Soup or Salad and Entrée from the Diamond Tier $48 per person, Gold Tier $42 per person, or Silver Tier $35 per person. 3525 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA (412) 688-8200
Craft Ale House - Serving a four-course food and beer pairing dinner featuring exciting dishes paired with beers that complement each dish. $75.00 per person, does not include gratuity. Reservations required. 708 West Ridge Pike Royersford, PA (484) 932-8180
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats - Open from 12noon to 4pm for regular seating, then we'll close to prepare for our annual New Year's Eve Beer Dinner (6pm-$65 and 9pm-$85). We will re-open to the public around 11:00pm for live music and to ring in the 2011. Last call 12:45 a.m. 320 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE (302) 226-2739
East End Brewing - Open for Business from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 6923 Susquehanna Street Pittsburgh, PA (412) 537-BEER (that's 2337)
Fat Heads - Closing early at 6 p.m. 1805 East Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA (412) 431-7433
Half Moon Saloon - Open for Business as Usual with dinner menu specials 108 West State Street Kennett Square, PA (610) 444-7232
Iron Hill - Open for Business as Usual with a special New Year's Eve dinner menu at each location. multiple locations: Lancaster, Pa.; Newark, De.
Pearly Baker's - Special New Year's Eve dinner menu 11 Centre Square Easton, PA (610) 253-9949
Keystone Homebrew (both locations) - Closing early at 4 p.m. 779 Bethlehem Pike (Rt. 309) Montgomeryville, PA (215) 855-0100 599 Main Street Bethlehem, PA (610) 997-0911
Lancaster Brewing - Open for Business as Usual with the Friday Happy Hour specials from 5pm-7pm (free food buffet and Happy Hour pints) 302 North Plum Street Lancaster, PA (717) 391-6258
Otto's - Kitchen closing early at 8 p.m. and bar around 9 p.m. 2105 North Atherton Street State College, PA (814) 867-6886
Rivertowne Pour House (Monroeville) - $50/pp, $90/couple for prime rib buffet, appetizers, carving station, all you can drink (well brands). DJ. 9pm-2am 312 Center Road Monroeville, PA (412) 372-8199
Selin's Grove Brewing - Closed through January 4 121 North Market Street Selinsgrove, PA (570) 374-7308
Stewart's Brewing - New Year's Eve Party with DJ. No cover. 9pm-1am 219 Governors Place Bear, DE (302) 836-2739
Stoudt's - Dinner and Party packages available. Contact the restaurant for more details. 2800 North Reading Road (route 272) Adamstown, PA (717) 484-4386
Triumph (Princeton) - Open for Business as Usual with DJ and a Champagne Toast 138 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ (609) 924-7855
Union Jack's on the Manatawny - Live music with Frog Holler 546 Manatawny Road Boyertown, PA (610) 689-0189
Zeno's - AAA Blues starts NYE off at 7pm, then Stubby’s new funk outfit takes the stage around 10:30 100 West College Avenue State College, PA (814) 237-4350

Other Northeast
Beer Table - We will offer a special five-course dinner on New Year's Eve. Each dinner will include three beers, and there will be two seatings, 8 PM ($55) and 10 PM ($65), with the 10 PM seating including a midnight toast. 427 B 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY (718) 965-1196
Blind Tiger Ale House - We will have a closed door party (from 9:00PM to 2:00AM) for only 75 people (which is very comfortable in the space). There will be an all you can eat finger food menu (with very special items made just for the party) and all the draught beer, cask beer, wines, and Prosecco you can drink. This year, we wanted to give the party a vintage theme - so we are going to break out over 10 very special vintage kegs, and we are going to charge 2005 prices for each reservation - that's $100 per person! 281 Bleecker Street New York, NY (212) 462-4682
Boston Beer Works (Fenway) - Open for Business as Usual with a Champagne Toast at midnight 61 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA (617) 536-2337
Brasserie Beck - Beck's New Year's Eve featuring a special 3-course tasting menu 1101 K Street NW Washington, D.C. (202) 408-1717
Cafe D'Alsace - We will uncork a rare nine-liter bottle of St. Feuillien Triple and pour it for $6 a glass. 1695 Second Avenue New York, NY (212) 722-1533
Cambridge Brewing Co. - Serving up a 'Brew Year’s Eve Beer Dinner Tasting Menu'. [Note: This is an early evening event – 5pm-10pm to be exact – we will not be partying late, at least not here;-). We will be closing shortly after 11:30. ] Chef Dave, Brewmaster Will and The CBC Crew are serving up 4 courses and 4 beers for $45, $35 for 4 courses/no beers. (Tax and Gratuity Not Included) Also, at 5:00pm on New Year’s Eve we will be releasing the latest batch of one of our biggest, boldest, most badass brews of the year: The 2010 Blunderbuss Barleywine! This is one of our most wildly anticipated brews of the year and when you knock back a few, or sip and savor if that’s your thing, you’ll understand why. 1 Kendall Square Cambridge, MA (617) 494-1994
Captain Lawrence Brewing - Closed for business. 99 Castleton Street Pleasantville, NY (914) 741-2337
Chelsea Brewing Company - 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Full Open Bar, Buffet Dinner, Champagne Toast at midnight. $75/pp. 59 Chelsea Piers New York, NY (212) 336-6440
ChurchKey - Things get rolling at 9 p.m. and we won’t stop pouring our selection of 50+ rare and super-special draft beers well into the new decade. Other activities include dancing to our live DJ’s tunes and smiling for the camera in a 21st century photo booth, which instantly immortalizes its subjects onto overheard screens. Come midnight, Greg will break the seal on some mighty big bottles and christen our own version of a ball drop. No dress code. Tickets are $150 per person and include access to our full open bar, edibles throughout the night, tax and gratuity. 1337 14th St NW Washington D.C. (202) 567-2576
City Steam - Shows at 7:30pm ($59.95) and 10:30pm ($35). includes dinner choices and Champagned Toast. Bar open for Business as Usual. 942 Main Street Hartford, CT (860) 525-1600
David Copperfield's - Open for Business as Usual 1394 York Avenue New York, NY (212) 734-6152
Ebenezer's Pub - Incredible fireworks and open until 1 a.m. Reservations strongly suggested 44 Allen Road Lovell, ME (207) 925-3200
Ginger Man (NYC) - Join us New Years Eve for specialty beer, and a Chimay or champagne toast at midnight. $100 per person includes open bar from 9pm - 2am, or come in and drink at your own pace. 11 East 36th Street New York, NY (212) 532-3740
Heartland Brewery & Chophouse -$200/pp for a 4-course meal with 3 hour open bar from 9pm-12am (cash bar 12am-2am) and a Champagne Toast at midnight. Call 212-582-2057 for reservations. 127 West 43rd Street New York, NY (646) 366-0235
Southampton Publick House - Special New Year's Eve dinner menu served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $39.95. From 10 p.m. in the taproom, DJ Dory and party favors. No cover for diners, $10 for all others. 40 Bowden Square Southampton, NY (631) 283-2800
Spring Street Lounge - Open for Business as Usual 48 Spring Street New York, NY (212) 965-1774
The Brazen Head - Open for Businss as Usual with no cover charge 228 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY (718) 488-0430
The Gate - Open for Business as Usual, no cover for specials through the night, party favors, Champagne Toast, and fun like "Pass the Tiara" 321 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY (718) 768-4329
The Publick House - Open for Business as Usual 1648 Beacon Street Brookline, MA (617) 277-2880
Trinity Brewhouse - Open for Business as Usual 186 Fountain Street Providence, RI (401) 453-2337
Willimantic Brewing - New Year's Eve Dinner, being served from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. We'll offer our full menu plus wonderful additions as well! Also, join us for our Party in the Pub beginning at 9:00 PM! We'll have DJs Jim & Jodi providing great tunes for dancing, a champagne toast at midnight, hats & party favors and a complimentary Hors D'oeuvres buffet. 967 Main Street Willimantic, CT (860) 423-6777
Zum Schneider - Doors open 8pm and Free admission. Regular menu till 11pm. Champagne bowl all night long. DJ Gonzo spins German & International Pop & Rock. Free Midnight Champagne toast. Weisswurst Breakfast out of the hot pot at 1am. DJ Peter Pan spinning German techno at 2am. 107 Ave C New York, NY (212) 598-1098

Other United States
21st Amendment - Open for Business as Usual 563 2nd Street San Francisco, CA (415) 369-0900
Ale Asylum - Free beer toast at midnight. All 4 Belgian beers available throughout the night and the 2011 release of Ballistic IPA 3698 Kinsman Boulevard Madison, WI (608) 663-3926
Arbor Brewing - To celebrate we will release a different keg of small-batch celebratory beer every hour from 8:30pm-11:30pm, dinner specials, live music (early evening band and later evening DJ) and best of all, no cover! The specialty beers will be 3 different IPA's and the last release to ring in the New Year is the Terminator, so beware! 114 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI (734) 213-1393
Birreria Paradiso (both locations) - Closing early at 7 p.m. 3282 M Street Southeast Washington, DC (203) 337-1245
Bourbon and Branch - 9 p.m. Celebrate in Style at Bourbon and Branch for a 20's themed night of fancy Cocktails and Champagne. Pre-Sale tickets are only $50. 501 Jones Street San Francisco, CA (415) 931-7292
Capital Ale House - Open for Business as Usual 623 East Main Street Richmond, VA (804) 780-ALES (2537)
Carolina Brewery - Open for Business as Usual with dinner specials and beer pairing suggestions and a Champagne Toast at midnight 460 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC (919) 942-1800
City Beer Store - Closed from December 24 through January 3 1168 Folsom Street-Suite 101 San Francisco, CA (415) 503-1033
DA's RFD - No Cover, DJ, $15 Buffet from 8-10pm, Unique Beer Specials, and $5 Drafts All Night, Beer Toast @ Midnight. 810 7th Street NW Washington, DC (202) 289-2030
d.b.a. (New Orleans) - Linnzi Zaorski at 6PM and Honey Island Swamp Band & John Mooney at 10PM-$20 618 Frenchman Street New Orleans, LA (504) 942-3731
Duclaw (all locations) - Open for Business as Usual with $1 off growler refills, $2 off new growler fills, and $10 wine bottle sales 16 Bel Air South Parkway Bel Air, MD (410) 515-3222
Dunedin Brewery - Join us on New Year's Eve for a night of Celtic music to remember. 9pm, $10 937 Douglas Avenue Dunedin, FL (727) 736-0606
Falling Rock Tap House - Open for Business as Usual 1919 Blake Street Denver, CO (303) 293-8338
Father's Office (both locations) - Closed for business. 1018 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA (310) 736-2224 3229 Helms Avenue Los Angeles, CA (310) 736-2224
Fort Street Brewing - New Beer's Eve with special beer releases at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. 1660 Fort Street Lincoln Park, MI (313) 389-9620
Great Dane - DJ Mike Carlson kicks off the night and DJ Kid Cut Up takes over for the countdown to the new year! $5 cover including party favors and a champagne toast at midnight begins at 9:00pm. 123 East Doty Street Madison, WI (608) 284-0000
Hop Leaf - Open for business as usual with Regular Hours, Regular Menu, Regular Prices, and No Cover 5148 North Clark Street Chicago, IL (773) 334-9851
Magnolia Pub & Brewery - Closing early between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. 1398 Haight Street San Francisco, CA (415) 864-7468
Marin Brewing - Closing early at 10 p.m. 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA (415) 461-4677
Meddlesome Moth - Special New Year's Eve menu available at $65/pp with either beer or wine selection with each course inclusive 1621 Oak Lawn Dallas, TX (214) 628-7900
Moylan's Brewery - Open for Business as Usual 15 Rowland Way Novato, CA (415) 898-4677
Sierra Nevada - The Big Room doors open at 8:30 PM and music at 9:30 PM. Our buffet offerings begin with a fabulous cheese table featuring a selection of local, California and International cheeses paired with candied nuts, local honey comb, chutneys, fruits, roasted garlic and Estate vegetables. We’ll also be featuring Sierra Nevada fresh made brewer’s grain breads, crackers, rolls, grissini and flat breads along with Estate herbed butters and local fromage blanc spreads. The tables are decked out with hats, horns and streamers and the balloons come down at midnight as you consume your complimentary glass of champagne. All this for $50. 1075 East 20th Street Chico, CA (530) 893-3520
Stone Brewing - Tickets are $150, Designated Driver Tickets are $99 "Dr." Bill has put together a fantastic beer menu featuring some rare & delicious offerings for the evenings festivities. Join us for this special night of festivity and you'll enjoy a lavish array of food and entertainment including live music, a commemorative glass, a midnight toast with Deus Brut des Flandres, and lots more! 1999 Citracado Parkway Escondido, CA (760) 471-4999
The Alembic Bar - Open for Business as Usual 1725 Haight Street San Francisco, CA (415) 666-0822
The Brewer's Art - Open for Business as Usual with dinner specials 1106 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD (410) 547-9310
The Corner Brewery - Featuring THIRD COAST KINGS and we'll have a series of special Rat Pads that we'll tap at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 to mark the occasion:"Countdown to Ecstasy" & to ring in the New Year with. The festivities start at 8pm and go til 1am. No Cover. 720 Norris Street Ypsilanti, MI (734) 480-2739
The Monk's Kettle - Open for Business as Usual 3141 16th Street San Francisco, CA (415) 865-9523
The Old Toad - New Year's Eve special 3-course dinner menu for $55 including tax ($45 with no beer pairing) 277 Alexander Street Rochester, New York (585) 232-2626
Thirsty Bear Restaurant & Brewery - Chef Jessica is working on some very delicious specials. As always we will be serving a special desert featuring chocolate. We will be staying open late for all you night owls wanting to see the apple drop and of course offering a complimentary Cava toast for everyone at midnight. 661 Howard Street San Francisco, CA (415) 974-0905
Toronado - Open for Business as Usual 547 Haight Street San Francisco, CA (415) 863-2276
Tyler's Taproom - 7pm-2am open buffet, bar, and DJ for $70/pp, $120/couple 324 Blackwell Street Durham, NC (919) 433-0345
Yard House - Hats • Tiaras • Horns • Beads Midnight Belgian Beer Toast. This year Yard House will pour preselected Belgian Style beer for a unique toast to ring in the New Year! No reservations needed 401 West Shoreline Drive Long Beach, CA (562) 628-0455
Wynkoop Brewing - An early show ($55/pp) and late show ($70/pp) packages available and include: Impulse Theater Comedy Show; Dinner at Wynkoop; Champagne Toast with dinner; Mead Toast at midnight; Live DJ in the pool hall; Free party favors; and close access to 16th Street Mall fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight 1634 18th Street Denver, CO (303) 297-2700

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Greg said...

Thanks for the list, Bryan. Lots of good options here.

Don't forget about Stoudt's Brewing Co., which has a party-and-stay package at various levels: