It's time to party like it's 2013

Bands, bars, DJs, dining and dancing to ring in new year
December 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.

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