Where to celebrate New Year’s on the Whitefish Chain

If you're spending your New Year's Eve on the Whitefish Chain, you've come to the right place. Local establishments all over the area are ready to ring in the New Year with fun and flare.

Pine River Area

The Pine River American Legion will have prime rib sandwiches on NYE from 4-8 p.m. (or until gone). New Year's Day, the Legion will have a member's appreciation day with lunch from noon to 3 p.m.

Bites will have a special New Year's Eve dinner with a special menu. Details will be posted on the Bites Facebook Page. Reservations are appreciated


The Wharf in Crosslake will hold a New Year's Eve Fork and Cork on Dec. 31, which will be a six-course wine dinner that will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Call 218-692-3454 for reservations.

Maucieri's will have live music from Jim Olson on New Year's Eve, and will serve prime rib, lobster, seafood manicotti and an all-you-can-eat pasta bar, plus their regular menu. Specialty desserts and appetizers will also be available.

After the big night, Maucieri's will have a New Year's Day breakfast brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price is $9.95 each. Stick around for the Vikings game starting at noon.

Moonlite Bay, too, will host a NYE bash. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., celebrations will include DJ Chad and a champagne toast at midnight. Before the party starts there will be dinner specials from 5-10 p.m.

The Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion will hold a NYE party and dinner. From 6-7 p.m. will be a cocktail hour and appetizers, which will include bacon wrapped shrimp and stuffed mushrooms. Dinner, from 7-8 p.m., will be prime rip or chicken with mushroom sauce, baked potato, green beans and dessert. Dancing will start at 8:30 featuring live music from Timeless Band ('50s and '60s music), and at midnight will be a champagne toast.

Manhattan's will have a four-course New Year's Eve dinner. Choose one item from each course, including seafood, artisan salads, prime rib, lobster, bread pudding, cupcakes and more. Cost is $85 per person, and reservations are required. Call 218-692-3381.


The Jenkins VFW will host a NYE party, complete with prizes, hats, horns and free champagne at midnight. They'll also have their famous wings on special from 5-8 p.m.

The A-Pine will have a New Year's Eve prime rib dinner for $19.95. The meal will include a trip to the salad bar and a baked potato. The dinner will be served from 4-8:30  p.m.

Pequot Lakes

The Pequot Lakes American Legion will do an early New Year's Eve, ringing in 2017 from 5-9 p.m. Celebrations will include champagne, a DJ and karaoke medicine, party favors and an appetizer potluck.

Wear your ugly sweater to Lucky's Tavern for a joint Christmas and New Year's Eve party Dec. 31, including Christmas giveaways. Tickets for the giveaways will be given out at 1, 3, and 5 p.m. The winner of the ugly sweater contest will win a free 14" pizza a month for a year. Other games, food specials and drink specials will also be offered.

Ideal Corners

The Old Milwaukee Club will have live music by Squeezers and the Geezers to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Whatever you choose, you're sure to start the new year off right!

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