A Guide to Sipping and Snacking Your Way Into 2021

This year, nodding off 12 minutes before the ball drops comes with zero guilt. Oh, and it comes with adult juice pouches, thanks to a new executive order that allows sale of to-go cocktails through Jan. 31. 

Here’s Where to Get ‘Em:

Ashten’s Restaurant: All specialty cocktails are sealed and ready. Make your order at 910-246-3510.

Napoli Pizzeria Ristorante: From the Italian Marg to the Washington Apple, this Southern Pines spot has all the pouches that go with pizza (and don’t).

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant: Because margs are the perfect accessory to our salty-ness over not seeing the acorn drop.

Elliotts on Linden: Just like Thanksgiving dinner, the fam will never know you didn’t make them.

The Leadmine: All your favorites now come with takeout or via DoorDash, and arrive looking as good as they taste.

Chef Warren’s: 16oz sangria doubles as your serving of fruit for the day.

Reverie Cocktails: Tony Cross’s delivery service s nothing new, but still the go-to if you’re craving something carbonated.

Where to Pre-Game

National Athletic Village: Throw a spear into the new year with games from 6-9 p.m. during NYE at the NAV. BYO sparklers. 

Sandhills Bowling Center: Spend NYE in the gutter with cosmic bowling, from 1-10 p.m. 

Where to Eat + Drink on NYE

Ashten’s Restaurant: Ashten’s is open from 5-9 p.m. to make your last dinner of 2020 memorable. Make reservations at 910-246-3510.

Bell Tree Tavern: Go for lunch at 11, stay til dinner at 9.

Chef Warren’s: Order a family meal for 4-6 people — and yes, you should add the pie. Book at 910-692-5240. Here’s the menu.

Drum & Quill: Along with several other bars, they’ll be having a toast at “Pinehurst midnight” — aka 9 p.m.

Dugan’s Pub: Prime rib dinner and live music is served from 6-9 p.m. on NYE.

Elliotts on Linden: An at-home French champagne toast will top off your IG-worthy seafood and tenderloin. Order to-go now.

Grinders and Gravy: Get a to-go meal from Curt Shelvey and crew from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Details are here.

The Leadmine: The Leadmine will be open on New Year’s Day from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Mason’s Restaurant & Grocery: Kick start your shenanigans with a mimosa fueled brunch at Mason’s. They’re open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant: This new spot in Aberdeen has to-go specials to please a crowd. Details here.

Pine Crest Inn: An NYE Celebration includes breakfast (7-11 a.m.); dinner at the bar from 6-9 p.m. and a reservations-only dinner. Free champagne toasts happen at 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

Scott’s Table: An NYE dinner includes three courses and a champagne toast. Here’s the menu.

Southern Prime: From beef Wellington to lobster, Southern Prime. knows how to ring in 2021. Here’s the menu.

Literally any bar or brewery. Just make sure you start early. Last call is at 9 p.m.

Open New Year’s Day:

Elliott’s on Linden: Eat your way into 2021 during EOL’s New Year’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. They’re also celebrating National Bloody Mary Day with $5 house Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Bell Tree Tavern: Settle in to the all-weather couch and hoist a mug to 2021 from 4-9 p.m..

Mason’s Restaurant & Grocery: Inhale all of the good luck you can with a one-day-only special New Year’s feast of Hoppin’ John greens and black eyed peas at Mason’s.

The Carolina Dining Room: Get your fix of the most important meal of the day with a mega breakfast from the Carolina Dining Room at the Carolina Hotel.

El Patron: Ring in the new year with extra guac. El Patron will be open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The Leadmine: The Leadmine will be open on New Year’s Day from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Zayka Indian Cuisine: Zayka Indian Cuisine is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Hennings Taste of India: Hennings will be open on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Chef Warren’s: Place an order for a sliced leg of lamb dinner with scalloped potatoes and sautéed veggies to go from Chef Warren’s. Appetizer add ons include a cheese board or hummus.

You know the drill. If you see something we we missed, drop us a line at hello@itsthesway.com. We’ll be updating this list as we receive information.

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