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Out with a Bang!

Your guide to North Bay end-of-year festivities



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If you love good beer and classic rock, spend your last hours of 2014 at HopMonk Novato, listening to the sweet sounds of Rock Candy as they treat the audience to some classic rock covers. HopMonk also switches things up by treating guests to an IPA toast at midnight. $25–$30. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

Beso Negro rings in the new year with style and passion as they perform their gypsy jazz and "swing gigante" covers. This will be a band to dance to well into the night at Peri's Silver Dollar in Fairfax, starting at 9:30pm. $20. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

If the sounds of Prince are more your style, spend New Year's Eve at Fenix, where the Prince cover band the Purple Ones will be performing and the prix-fixe menu will be available for two separate time slots. The early bird seated dinner and show goes from 5:30pm to 7pm with a Champagne toast ($75), and the all-night version runs 8pm to 12:30am ($125). There are also options for seating at the Back Bar for both performances. 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.813.1234.

Rancho Nicasio heats things up for its 12th Annual New Year's Eve Party with the Zydeco Flames, playing an upbeat danceable blend of traditional Cajun music. $35–$45. 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.


Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead in St. Helena celebrates the new year with a special evening featuring executive chef Stephen Barber's annual four-course farm-to-table dinner menu paired with delicious wine, festive cocktails and Long Meadow Ranch's very own grappa and live music. Join the evening's delicious events at 5pm ($65) with optional wine pairings ($20). 738 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.9181.

The Harvest Inn's New Year's package with Goose and Gander provides a guaranteed reservation at the annual party, this year featuring pianist Bob Ringwald, and a late-night DJ. Upon arrival each guest receives a bottle of sparkling wine and five-star accommodations within the hotel. 1 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.9463

La Toque's five-course "Red Tie Dinner" ($274) is a New Year's delicacy. At the Michelin one-star restaurant inside the Westin hotel, enjoy dinner with full access to the Red Tie Party ($75) at BANK Cafe and Bar. 1314 McKinstry St., Napa. 707.257.5157.

The 2015 New Year's Eve Champagne tasting menu at 1313 Main is bursting with delightful pairings. $185. 1313 Main St., Napa. 707.258.1313.

Silo's brings us back to the 1980s with SuperHuey, the Huey Lewis and the News cover band. This New Year's celebration features either a dinner option at 6pm ($75) or the later 9:30pm show complete with a glass of Champagne and dessert ($100). 530 Main St., Napa. 707.251.5833.

Silverado Resort offers an array of celebrations to ring in 2015, including a four-course meal at the Grill or a prix-fixe menu at the Royal Oak, the Gary Mule Deer music and comedy show and finally the fourth annual New Year's Eve Extravaganza. The final event will feature dancing, party favors, a balloon drop and a cash bar. 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa. 707.257.5431.

Do it up big this New Year's Eve with Celebrate! Napa Valley's all-inclusive event in Calistoga. This means your choice of a $50 voucher to a variety of Calistoga restaurants, a shuttle service from downtown to the Napa Valley Fairgrounds where the party gets going with an open bar, a dessert bar, late-night snacks and music from Night Fever. Enjoy a glass of Shramsberg sparkling wine at midnight before the shuttle delivers you safely to your Calistoga destination. $150 for the package, $100 for party only. 1435 N. Oak St., Calistoga. 707.942.5111.

The Meritage Resort and Spa celebrates New Year's Eve with plenty of options including a multi-course meal at Siena ($95), a ballroom celebration, a Champagne toast at midnight and live music by the Brian Cline Band ($60). A VIP Lounge upgrade option with bottle service and small bites, or even a combination of all of the above is also available. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. 844.993.9628.


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