by Robin Gee
As the New Year rolls in there are hundreds of choices on both sides of the river to toast 2017. For those who want to celebrate close to home, several local establishments have their party hats on and the bubbly ready to flow.
In Bellevue and Dayton*
343 Division St., Bellevue; 859-261-7033
In public house style, the B-List is offering party favors and a champagne toast — and you can order food in from any of several local eateries.
224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
Start your evening off right with some tasty meatballs from the Packhouse Food Truck. The truck will park at Darkness starting at 6 p.m., and, of course, there’ll be lots of beer and a toast at midnight.
52 Donnermeyer Drive, Bellevue; 859-431-3455
Party down at the Miller’s Fill-Inn with a DJ and Karoke all night. Join in the fun with party favors and a champagne toast to ring in the year.
Tony’s Ole Saloon
613 Berry St., Dayton; 859-261-7777
Celebrate in a friendly atmosphere at Tony’s “Friendship New Year’s Eve.” As always, no cover for the DJ and Karoke party with favors and a champagne toast.
1 Levee Way, Suite 1112, Newport: 859-652-7250
Axis Alley hosts two parties: The Family Friendly New Year’s Eve party costs $16.99 that includes bowling and shoe rental, pizza and pop. The Adult New Year’s Eve celebration is $65 and includes bowling and shoe rental, three well drink tickets and party favors. Reservations are required for either party.
515 Monmouth Street, Newport; 859-261-2829
Live music with Shawn Hammonds from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and a $5 dollar cover. Check out their beer drink specials.
18 East Fifth St., Newport; 859-431-3157
Live music at this historic Newport nightspot includes The Rusty Griswold’s, DJ Mark McFadden and Gangsters’ Dueling Pianos. Packages feature meals, bar, party favors, champagne toast and entertainment. Revelers purchase a ticket package and some rooms are already sold out, so check with them on availability.
Sis’s on Monmouth
837 Monmouth St., Newport; 859-431-3157
Iconx Band live classic rock from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and a $25 cover that includes a pasta buffet, party favors and a champagne toast.
Southgate House Revival
111 East 6th St., Newport; 859-431-2201
Southdate House Revival hosts a British Invasion Bash featuring the music of David Bowie, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Lead Zeppelin and more. Bands include Just Strange Brothers, The Newbees, The Billy Rock Band, The Black Ties, LOVECRUSH 88, concert:nova and the Danny Manning Orchestra.
So, leave the car in the driveway, stay safe and take a stroll down to your favorite local pub to bring in the New Year with friends old and new.
*A place you love not listed? Please share details in the comments. Cheers!