The Short List: Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s on the Cape


Welcome to the Short List!

The Short List is a place for people to share opinions and discover new things on and about Cape Cod. We take your feedback and thoughts and share them with readers! We asked Cape Codders where the best places are to celebrate New Year’s on the Cape. Thanks to all who voted!KA_Hyannis_Embargo Martinis and Tapas_11315


Embargo will treat you to a culinary adventure with influences from around the world, home-made infused Martini’s, and some great live bands in a hip new cosmopolitan atmosphere. Menu features Raw Bar, Sushi, Tapas, Salads, Spring Rolls, Sliders, Pizza and more. Take a look at Embargo for more information.

Sandwich First Night

The town of Sandwich will be holding its 4th annual First Night celebration on New Year’s Eve.The event will feature music, theater, crafts and arts in all forms and will conclude with a fireworks display. For more on Sandwich First Night, click here.

Chatham First Night

The family-friendly, alcohol free festival started in 1990 and has now become the second largest in New England and is one of 40 communities that continue to maintain the tradition. Take a look here for more on Chatham First Night.

At Home

Sometimes it is best to just stay at home with friends and family to celebrate the New Year. If going out to celebrate isn’t your thing, then a nice quiet evening at home might be the way to go.

The Lanes Bowl and Bistro

The Lanes Bowl & Bistro, a new Boutique Bowling venue combines upscale casual dining, bowling, entertainment and events under one roof at the Mashpee Commons. For more information, check out The Lanes Bowl & Bistro.KA_Provincetown_Pilgrim Monument Lighting_Ptown_Holiday Christmas Lights_11251522

Provincetown First Night

Enjoy a myriad of festivities in America’s First Destination Provincetown! From art gallery events to enticing night time activities, celebrate the countdown to 2016 in Provincetown! Click here for all the event info!

O’Shea’s Olde Inne

At O’Shea’s, live local talent performs every night and along with the great traditional Irish food makes for a fun and entertaining dining experience. Locals and visitors alike mingle and meet at O’Shea’s, which has become a great gathering place for family and friends.

Saga Fusion

Saga Fusion offers a great tasting menu, from seafood to dessert to Japanese food. Choose from a wide variety of sushi options! High quality food and quick and friendly service makes for a great experience.

Brazilian Grill

The Brazilian Grill provides customers with authentic Brazilian cuisine. Slowly grilled meats and an assorted selection of soups, salads, side dishes and homemade Brazilian desserts are served. Cocktails like the Caipirinha are available to order and take-out as well as catering are offered.

Bayside Resort

The Bayside Resort overlooking Lewis Bay, is a friendly, fun, relaxing resort. They have received awards for our hospitality, customer care, and cleanliness. Whether you need a quiet and relaxing romantic getaway, or a memorable family vacation, the Bayside is perfect anytime of year.KA_Yarmouth_Hearth and Kettle Signs_20_120215

Hearth N’ Kettle

For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, Hearth ‘n Kettle promises a consistently great dining experience! A favorite spot for locals and year rounders, “H’nK” is known for its friendly service; cozy, comfortable atmosphere; and fresh, wholesome cooking.

Take a look at some of our past Short List topics!

Whether you’re looking for ice cream, Mexican food or just things from Cape Cod past, the Short List has it all for you. Take a look at some of the previous Short Lists that we’ve put up online!

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