If you've been confused about how you can ring in (a much needed) 2021, this is for you.

With restaurants needing to follow guidelines restricting capacity and operating hours, it can be overwhelming and tricky to decide how you want to spend New Year's Eve. Of course, spending New Year's Eve at home with takeout is a great option too. But, if you're looking to venture out to welcome 2021 at the Jersey Shore, here's a list of places where you can. Friendly reminder: since these places are operating at limited capacities, reservations are most likely needed! And please remember to follow all Covid-19 protocols.

You can enjoy a pre-ball drop dinner with entertainment at Aqua Blue Kitchen & Cocktails in Toms River from 6 pm - 10 pm. On New Year's Day, you can enjoy brunch specials too. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

It's an Irish New Year's Eve at River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar in Brick. Dinner and entertainment start at 6 pm, with Irish food and drink specials. Entertainment will run till 10 pm, but the outdoor tent will be open till 1 pm. And of course, seating is very limited. Click here to find out more.

Yum - Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten is offering a pre-fix 3-course menu, with 3 seating times available for you to choose from. If you're a party of 4+ people over 21, you can reserve an Igloo! More details on their Facebook page.

You and the family can celebrate New Year's Eve all day at iPlay America in Freehold, with rides, games, and more. Check out more info on their website.

Do you know of any other New Year's Eve happenings at the Jersey Shore? Let us know!

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