New Year’s Fun in Moore County, NC

2018 is only a few days away, and there are plenty of places around Moore County where you can celebrate and ring in the new year. Here are several New Year’s Eve and Day events you won’t want to miss.

Chicken & Waffles at The Sly Fox

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The Sly Fox will be having its 8th Annual Chicken and Waffles New Years Eve Tradition on Sunday, December 31st. Their 3-course menu is sure to please the palate.

New Year’s Eve at Pine Crest Inn

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Start off the evening of the last day of the year at The Pine Crest Inn with a delicious dinner followed by fabulous entertainment provided by 2Smooth. Make your reservations today by calling 910-295-6121.

New Year’s Bash at Drum & Quill Public House

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Spend all of New Year’s Eve at Drum & Quill Public House! Enjoy brunch, lunch, and/or dinner, and ring in the new year to the sounds of great music, delicious food, and drink specials. Free champagne toast and party favors at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Party at Time Out Sports Grill

Time Out Sports Grill is another fun-filled place to ring in the new year. No cover — just live music and a champagne toast at midnight. 18 and up after 9PM.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Railhouse Brewery

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Make Railhouse Brewery your New Year’s celebration destination! No cover, 30% off food for designated drivers, and great music by SFC Chance Carico and Soulshine Brotherhood. There will be a champagne toast to ring in the new year, plus $5 specialty cocktails all night.

New Year’s Eve Party at The Bell Tree Tavern

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Bell Tree Tavern will be open for a New Years Eve Party where you can watch the ball drop on the big screen, enjoy the champagne toast and ring in the New Year with party favors and friends! They’ll also be open on New Year’s Day, so you can start the year off right.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Hickory Tavern

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Send off 2017 at Hickory Tavern. There will be a live DJ, free champagne toast at midnight, food and drink specials, and FREE entry.

New Year’s Eve Party at Dugan’s Pub

Stop by Dugan’s Pub for a New Years Eve Party with an appetizer buffet, champagne, and DJ Mr. Bill 8:30PM – 1AM.

New Years Day Breakfast Buffet at The Pine Crest Inn

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Pine Crest Inn‘s New Year’s Day breakfast buffet is the last day to enjoy the Inn before it closes for it’s annual January Break. Make your reservations today.

Bloody Monday at Elliotts on Linden

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Celebrate National Bloody Mary Day at Elliotts on Linden on New Years Day All Day! $4 House Bloodies or Build a Bloody Bar opens at 3pm. Dinner at 5. Shake off last year and start 2018 with a little hair of the dog.

Restaurants Open Late in Moore County, NC

Restaurants Open Late in Moore County, NC

In the mood for some late night food and drinks? No problem. There are several places to go in Moore County that are open late, especially on the weekends.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Southern Pines
Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 1 am
Sunday: 11 am – 11 pm

Railhouse Brewery, Aberdeen
Monday – Wednesday: 4pm – 11pm
Thursday: 12pm – 12am
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 2am
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Maxie’s Grill & Tap Room, Pinehurst
Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 2 am
Sunday: 12 pm – 2 am

Dugan’s Pub, Pinehurst
Monday – Wednesday:
Pub: 11:30 am – till the crowd goes home
Dining Hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday:
Pub: 11:30 am – till the crowd goes home
Dining Hours: 11:30 am – 12 midnight
Pub: 12 – 9 pm

The Bell Tree Tavern, Southern Pines
Monday – Friday: 11 am – midnight
Saturday – Sunday: 11 am – 2:00 am

Hickory Tavern, Pinehurst
Sunday – Wednesday: 11:30 am – 12 am
Thursday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 2 am

Kickback Jack’s, Southern Pines
Monday – Friday: 4 pm – 2 am
Saturday – Sunday: 3 pm – 2 am

Chili’s Grill & Bar, Southern Pines
Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 11 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 12 am
Sunday: 11 am – 11 pm

Applebee’s, Aberdeen
Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 12 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 1 am
Sunday: 11 am – 12 pm

Moore County, NC Restaurants Open on Sundays

Moore County, NC Restaurants Open on Sundays

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One thing that catches a lot of newcomers to Moore County off-guard is the number of businesses that are closed on Sunday. Coming here from larger metropolitan areas, we are used to doing just about anything on Sundays. Most Mom & Pop businesses here do close on Sunday and that includes restaurants. Several small restaurants are open for the morning and after church crowds, but the selection dwindles after 2:00pm.

Of course, the chains and the resorts are open, but if you want to support small businesses, here are some Moore County, NC restaurants open on Sundays:
Ashten’s, Southern Pines: 5:00pm-9:00pm
The Bell Tree Tavern, Southern Pines: 11:00am-2:00am
Drum & Quill Pub, Pinehurst: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Dugan’s Pub, Pinehurst: 11:30am-2:00am
El Vaquero, Southern Pines: 11:30am-9:00pm
Etalia Pizza, Southern Pines: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Ironwood, Pinehurst: 3:00pm-8:00pm (also has brunch)
Maxie’s Grill & Tap Room, Pinehurst: 11:00am-2:00am
The Sly Fox Pub, Southern Pines: 4:30pm-9:30pm (also has lunch)
SoPies Pizza, Southern Pines: 12:00pm-9:00pm
Spice Café, Aberdeen: 5:00pm-9:00pm (also has lunch)
Theo’s Taverna, Pinehurst: 11:30am-9:00pm

Local chains you might not be aware are chains that are open include: Full Moon Oyster Bar, Hickory Tavern, Red Bowl Asian Bistro, and Kickback Jack’s.