It may be a simple date on a calendar or a mere change of a single digit to some, but for many the start of a new year bears the notion of a fresh start, whatever the reason may be — a New Year’s resolution, to personally grow with the lengthening days, to move past mistakes … perhaps ones made on New Year’s Eve.
The holiday is a time to reflect, to look forward, and to celebrate. This New Year’s Eve, Kitsap will celebrate in an array of ways — from pub parties to bingo with friends. Whatever your preference, there’s something to do this Dec. 31.
PARTY AT A PUB, BAR OR LOUNGE
714 Bay St., Port Orchard
Dance into 2014 at MoonDogs, Too. A DJ will be busting tunes until the champagne toast at midnight. Appetizer specials. $5 cover charge.
New Year’s with New Cherry Moon
Red Dog Saloon
2591 SE Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
The Red Dog Saloon will host a New Year’s Eve celebration with Port Orchard’s New Cherry Moon band blasting tunes ranging from New Wave to Alternative.
Party until 4 a.m.
E&J Reyes Mabuhay Lounge
2122 Sheridan Road, Bremerton
The Mabuhay Lounge will party until the New Year, and long after with a celebration that will last until 4 a.m. in the morning. Ladies get in for free, but men have a $5 cover charge. Come for a champagne toast, party favors, a karaoke pre-funk and dance to music provided by a hip hop top 40 DJ. Late night breakfast specials are $8.99. Coffee is free after 2 a.m.
Party until 2 a.m.
2901 Perry Ave., Bremerton
Watch the ball drop and make a champagne toast. McCloud’s will be open until 2 a.m. with specials on filet mignon, lobster tails, crab cakes and Kobe top sirloin oscars. Check out its Facebook page for more details on the celebration.
15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish
Clearwater will begin New Year’s Eve with “Noon Year’s,” a day-time party with hats, party favors, Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis and $2,014 cash drawings at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Noon Year’s buffet will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Clearwater keeps the party going in the Beach Rock Lounge with live music, champagne toast at midnight, a balloon drop, party favors and hats.
Tickets at Raven Gifts at the casino.
There will be a casino-wide countdown at midnight.
Freddy Pink and DJ Harvey Lee
The Point Casino
7989 NE Salish Lane, Kingston
Freddy Pink and his rock/soul ensemble will greet the new year in The Point Casino’s event center at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.
The Point Casino’s Boom Room Nightclub will also be in a festive mood with DJ Harvey Lee from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $10.
Silverdale Beach Hotel
3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale
Featuring pop jazz band The Tonze, the Beach Hotel will party like its 1929. Party favors, appetizers and champagne toasts at midnight. Two gala tickets are $175, on gala ticket is $140, and includes a room with breakfast. Gala only is $40 or $75 for two. Ages 21 and older. Booking: 360-698-1000.
Arena Sports Bar and Grille
411 Wheaton Way, Bremerton
Dress up and celebrate Gatsby-style for Arena’s biggest New Years party yet. Live band from 7-10 p.m., and DJ from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Celebration includes photo booth, dinners, desserts. No cover charge. Free hats, horns and poppers. Free cab service home.
Port Gamble General Store
32400 NE Rainier Ave., Port Gamble
The Port Gamble General Store will offer a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu for $80 a person, including ravioli, whiskey braised pork, desserts and more.
Whiskey Creek Steakhouse
1783 Highway 308, Keyport
Whiskey Creek will close by 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, but it still plans to commemorate the occasion with a special four-course meal special that includes salmon cakes, appetizers, surf and turf, desserts and a bottle of champagne. Call 360-779-3481 for prices and reservations.
FUN AND GAMES
The Admiral Theater
515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton
Celebrate the holiday with Seattle Comedy Underground from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight, then dance on the Admiral stage until 2 a.m. Tickets: $40 main floor, $25 loge reserved, $25 balcony. Tickets can be purchased online.
Hansville Community Center
6778 Buck Lake Road, Hansville
Play bingo from 5:30-10 p.m. Pizza slices will be for sale.
Battling houses trivia
Tizley’s Europub and Hare & Hound
Front Street, Poulsbo
Tizley’s and Hare & Hound will host simultaneous trivia games.
Both games start at 8 p.m. Some questions will be asked at both pubs using Skype. The theme is “A Year in Review.” Get your seat early.
Trivia and Karaoke
Main Street Ale House
11225 NE State Highway 104, Kingston
The ale house will host trivia in the bar from 6:45-9 p.m. followed by karaoke to welcome the new year.
Pre-Party at KiDiMu
Kids Discovery Museum
301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island
A celebration for families with youngsters. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a balloon drop countdown to noon.
Crafts, face painting, and sing-along songs.