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Spend a festive New Year's Eve at Bradenton’s celebrated waterfront restaurant with inspired buffet feasts, bubbling champagne fountains, a colorful masquerade ball, DJs spinning favorite tunes, a photo booth and more.

(Bradenton, Florida) December 31st comes around just once a year, so why not celebrate it at Pier 22, downtown Bradenton’s renowned waterfront restaurant? Expect a festive ambience with a masquerade ball, buffet feasts, inspired libations, DJs spinning classic songs, and revelers raising champagne toasts. Enjoy an aperitif as the sun sinks down over the sparkling Manatee River, mingle with friends and family (and make new friends) and toast the new year under starlit skies.

The evening includes a buffet feast featuring a mouth-watering array of sushi, gourmet cheese and fruit, crab cakes, coconut shrimp, spinach and artichoke crostinis, antipasto, 1976 salad and tortellini prosciutto. Did we mention the prime rib, grouper Oscar, and bruschetta chicken? Guests can enjoy their feast al fresco on the expansive waterfront terrace—or inside the newly renovated restaurant. The fully stocked bar boasts Pier 22’s celebrated list of wines and craft beers, top-shelf liquors, and uniquely crafted cocktails. The price for ringing in the new year is only $79.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (A cash bar is separate.)

Food and drink are just part of the high spirits. The joint will be jumping with party favors, a photo booth, entertainment by the Party Pro DJs and a champagne fountain flowing at midnight. To add even more flash, party organizers are hosting a masquerade ball—complete with prizes. The best dressed guy and gal will win $250.

For those who envision a more formal ambience, Pier 22 is opening its elegant ballroom for an all-inclusive VIP celebration featuring an open bar, a buffet feast and dessert bar, a Party Pro DJ spinning favorite tunes and a champagne toast at midnight. The prices for this divine fun? Only $119.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Finally, if you desire an early meal before the New Year festivities begin, Pier 22 is serving a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.

"What better way to salute the new year than with great music, inspired libations and food, and an incredible venue with front row seats overlooking the natural beauty of the Manatee River and beyond," says Exectuive Chef/General Manager, Greg Campbell. "Whether VIP or general admission, it’s going to be the Gulf Coast’s hottest New Year’s Eve ticket."

Reservations are strongly recommended. "For many people, celebrating the new year is a tradition at Pier 22, so don't wait, call us today to reserve your place in the fun!"

Located directly on the Manatee River on Bradenton’s historic Memorial Pier, Pier 22 offers indoor and al fresco dining with a seasonally focused menu that includes award-winning sushi, local fish, hand-cut prime steaks, and wild game. The venue also features multiple private dining rooms, an elegant ballroom, a casual patio, and outdoor dining on the riverside terrace. Pier 22 also provides offsite catering

Pier 22 is located at 1200 First Avenue West in Bradenton. For more information or to make reservations for New Year's Eve, visit or call 941-748-8087. The full party menu can be found at Complimentary valet will be available on New Year's Eve.


Pier 22 is a sophisticated and casual restaurant in downtown Bradenton located on the Manatee River and the historic Memorial Pier with breathtaking views of the water and Twin Dolphin Marina. Its award-winning menu includes locally caught fish, locally supplied meat, and produce from area farmers. The restaurant is a member of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals, a group of 50+ independent restaurateurs. As an event location, Pier 22 features a waterfront terrace, patio and elegant ballroom. The property also offers six unique indoor private rooms and five outdoor waterfront settings and can accommodate groups from 10 to 300 in private event spaces that boast spectacular water views. The company also offers full-service, off-site catering. For reservations, a tour of the facilities or more information, call 941-748-8087 or visit