I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched the ball drop to ring in the new year and there’s no chance I’m making it this year with a five-month-old in the house. But, if you’re looking for some of the best ways to celebrate this New Year’s Eve with a tasty beer or cocktail in your hand, look no further than Downtown New Bedford. Check out some of the city’s best hangs below!
Pour Farm Tavern
The draft list at Pour Farm Tavern continues to get more and more outrageous, and I’m always looking forward to the next update. I’d bet some surprises are on tap for NYE and they’re sure to pair perfectly with the goodies coming out of the kitchen.
If you prefer reliving the past while waiting for the future to arrive, there’s no better place than Play Arcade. Play is jam-packed with nostalgia and offers a prime spot for the city’s fireworks display over the harbor. Celebrate twice as much with a live countdown to New Years in Portugal at 7 p.m. local time!
For those looking to ring in 2023 in the cozy confines only found in the chillest of cocktail bars, Cultivator Shoals has a barstool with your name on it. Featuring some of the most knowledgeable bartenders I’ve met in the city, don’t hesitate to stray from your usual and let them make you up a drink on the spot.
Union Flats Seafood Co.
Right next door to Cult you’ll find even more cocktails to enjoy and the most creative seafood dishes in the city at Union Flats Seafood Co. That Winter Ramen special sounds like a perfect way to warm up the insides before venturing out to your next stop. And be sure not to skip the oysters!
Cork Wine and Tapas
Just steps away from The Cult and just as intimate, Cork Wine and Tapas is your place to celebrate in style. From delicious small bites and an extensive cocktail menu, you can’t go wrong popping in after the fireworks display or making this your final stop of 2022.
Even more festive fun
Of course, there’s more to the NYE festivities than the drinks and the parties. If you’re out with the family or just looking to start the night off easy, Destination New Bedford has once again put together another great evening of free, family-friendly activities throughout Downtown.