Options abound for those looking for New Year’s Eve options closer to home.
Here are several places we found that offer a combination of fanfare, fun and food. Reservations are required.
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Topgolf is ringing in 2018 with a gold-themed party featuring all-inclusive packages.
Guests are invited to experience Topgolf at 9568 Waterfront Dr. in West Chester Twp. in a whole new light via a special chef-inspired menu, music, dancing and plenty of gameplay.
General reservations begin at $225 for heated bays that accommodate up to eight guests. Priced at $425, VIP reservations include access to a premium dinner buffet, a VIP bay for up to six guests, a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight and numerous New Year’s Eve party favors.
Both reservations include unlimited Topgolf gameplay from 9 p.m. to close.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Jag’s Steak & Seafood
Chef-owner Michelle Brown will pull out all the stops on New Year’s Eve with a Champagne welcome and four-course dinner of appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert.
Recently remodeled, the West Chester restaurant at 5980 West Chester Rd. features a first course with choice like caviar, colossal shrimp cocktail and Kobe carpaccio. The entree selections include braised veal osso bucco, black truffle filet mignon and petite filet mignon with Tristan lobster tail.
Live entertainment at the piano dinner, party favors and a Champagne toast. Cost is $75 per person and $100 with wine pairings. A children’s menu is available.
For more informaton, click here or call 513-860-5353.
Cozy’s Cafe & Pub
Two prix fixes menus, one for omnivores ($75 per person) and the other for vegetarians ($65 per person), are offers at Cozy’s Cafe & Pub, 6440 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Liberty Twp.
Both four-course menus feature salad, appetizer, main entree and a dessert sampler, and are the work of Chef James Gadd, formerly of The Rookwood in Mount Adams, using locally sourced ingredients.
Seatings are available at either 5 or 8 p.m. with live music by Greg Weyman featured from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Pub Room with room for dancing. A Champagne toast is included. For more information, call 513-644-9365 or visit www.cozyscafeandpub.com
Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux
Ring in the New Year at Springdale 18 Cinema de Lux, 12064 Springfield Pike, Springdale.
For only $20.18 per person, patrons can view a movie of their choice — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at 8:55 p.m.; “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” at 9:30 p.m. or “Pitch Perfect 3” at 9:55 p.m. — then enjoy a Champagne toast and dessert reception and watch the ball drop live on the big screen.
To purchase tickets, visit www.showcasecinemas.com/NewYearsEve2018.
Figleaf Brewing Co.
Middletown’s Figleaf Brewing Co. will be open from noon Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. Jan. 1 for its Brew Year’s Eve festivities.
No reservations or tickets are needed.
The business, which started in late 2016, will be pouring pints, flights, howlers, and growler fills of Iso-Hazy, a New England style IPA to celebrate its first calendar year in business.
The new brew is a lower alcohol-by-volume beer with a cloudy — or hazy — appearance and a “juicy” tropical aroma, FigLeaf officials said. It features a lower IBU than its more traditional IPA counterparts, making it an easy drinking beer with lots of flavor, officials said.
Iso-Hazy will be available on tap throughout the day while it lasts. For more information, call 513-773-1930 or visit www.facebook.com/FigLeafCo.