Some people like to stay home on New Year's, but for those who are looking for a fun evening out, the land of Oz does not disappoint. This is Wisconsin, of course, so if you're doing the tavern scene, the Ozaukee Taxi will run for free from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. anywhere in Oz -- just call 284-TAXI (8294).
Here are the details, by community:
The Roadhouse Bar & Grill kicks off their New Year's party with live music by Cherry Pie at 10 p.m. Party favors, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight are part of the fun. Designated drivers and rooms at the Hampton Inn in Grafton are available to keep everyone safe!
The Stilt House in Cedarburg is celebrating their 4 year anniversary on New Year's Eve. Call for reservations at (262) 618-4889.
Twisted Willow has a special New Year's menu served from 2- 10 p.m. Reservations are suggested at(262) 268-7600.
The Pasta Shoppe is serving from 4 p.m. -9 p.m. New Years Eve, with special entrees. Reservations strongly encouraged: 262.284.9311
Sir James Pub will have hats and party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and snacks out all evening, and the new Rascal's pub will have complimentary party favors and champagne at midnight, as well.
Newport Shores is serving dinner from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. on New Year's Eve, with specials including South African Gold Water Lobster Tails, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and Prime Rib, along with a champagne toast at midnight.
The Islands at Waubeka Firehall will have a New Year's Eve Special of 10 oz New York strip or 10 oz boneless rib eye with four jumbo grilled shrimp, choice of potatoes and soup and salad bar for only $14.95 from 2 - 7 p.m.
The Firehouse Restaurant has live music by Jim Bathke, as well as a special menu for the evening. Make your reservations by calling 284-8886.
If you're looking for a brisk way to start your New Year's Day, you can always take a dip in Lake Michigan with the Polar Bears at 2 p.m. in Port Washington's Harbor. You won't find me there, but have at it. If you want to get outside in a more normal way, try the First Day Hike at Harrington Beach State Park. Much dryer.
Happy New Year, everyone!