Updated with new listings

Your New Year's Eve rundown 2017-2018

a.k.a. the 'I will not be lame this year' guide to the Midcoast
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:15am

    For those already thinking ahead to where to go on New Year’s Eve, Penobscot Bay Pilot has the complete rundown on what’s happening in the Midcoast. Enjoy your night and stay safe!


    New Year's by the Bay

    This is the 21st anniversary of the New Year's by the Bay and this community grassroots event starts at 2 p.m and goes until 12:30 a.m., mostly in eight indoor venues within walking distance. One button admits you to all performances and activities of the New Year’s by the Bay chem-free, family friendly, cultural celebration. Food purchases are separate. Adult tickets: $20; children under five are free. For more information visit nybb.org.

    Front Street Pub

    NYE festivities will be happening from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. $10 cover with a free food buffet until midnight and champagne toast. 

    Bowen’s Tavern

    DJ Harold will be in the house, playing your favorites from 9 p.m. to  2 a.m.  Their kitchen will be open until midnight with a Sunday special of $.50 wings. Free champagne toast at midnight. No cover.


    16 Bayview

    Join 16 Bayview for a high energy music video dance party with special guest VJ Danny D. of Northeast Event Design. One of New England's most sought after Video DJs, Danny D. will be bringing you the biggest and best New Year’s celebration, underground dance party style! Dress to impress because you'll walk the red carpet upon arrival. Once inside, you'll be dancing the night away to Danny D.'s masterful mixes and music videos on two large screens. Tickets are $30/person, and includes a red carpet entry, party favors, hors d'oeuvres and mini-desserts, countdown and balloon drop, as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Guests will also enjoy a premium cash bar. Advance purchase is required. Only 100 tickets will be sold. This is a 21+ event. Doors open at 9 p.m. Music and dancing until 12:30 a.m.

    Cuzzy’s Restaurant & Bar

    For a good time, locals kind of New Year’s Eve, Cuzzy’s will be throwing a New Year’s Eve party with karaoke, starting at 9 p.m.


    Ada’s Kitchen

    Ada’s Kitchen is throwing their first New Year’s Eve party with the theme of Studio 54 featuring DJ Chef Sid. For an unforgettable night of dancing and fun to ring in the new year, dress like it’s 1977 as they celebrate 2018. $15 cover includes a glass of prosecco. Goes from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    Trackside Station

    Drink, dance and count down the year with a complimentary champagne toast at Trackside Station. Watch the ball drop on their 11-foot screen and other TVs.  Music by DJ Wallace starts at 9 p.m. No cover.

    Fog Bar and Café

    Join everyone at Fog Bar & Café by welcoming the year 2018 in style with local legends, ‘The Blind Albert Band.’ Masquerade Masks & Festive Apparel are Suggested - But Fog Bar will also be offering (as in past years) fabulous masks as well! No Cover for this event. Entry is through their Oak Street Entrance.

    Rock Harbor Brewing Co.

    The Karmaceuticals will be playing at the pub to help everyone ring in the new year with a triple dose of rock. There is no cover charge. Starts at 8:15 p.m. and goes until midnight.

    Myrtle Street Tavern

    They’re throwing a NYE party starting at 9 p.m. with the band Shizzle.

    Samoset Resort

    This New Year's Eve, the theme is Mardi Gras, a night of dinner and dancing hosted in their ballroom. Enjoy a bountiful, Creole-inspired buffet and a night of dancing accompanied by a live band. Doors open at 7 p.m., entertainment begins at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling 207-593-1502.
    Simplicity Brewing Co. is throwing a day party going from 12 to 6 p.m. Celebrate the New Year early at their Brewery Social. Snacks and random music provided. For bigger appetites, Poutine or Hot Dogs available. Stop by and socialize with other Craft Beer and Home Brewing enthusiasts.

    Note: If your establishment isn’t listed here it’s because either we were unable to find any details of your event posted online or it was restaurant seating only, not a public party. We will be adding more details and more New Year's events as they become available. Please check back! To contact me with more details, email  news@penbaypilot.com