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Ring in 2008 in Central Kitsap

By RACHEL BRANT

Staff writer

While some will ring in the new year at various events in Seattle, others can find bubbly champagne and dance into the wee hours of the morning right here in Central Kitsap.

If you don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve, you might try ringing in 2008 at one of these hot spots.

Silverdale Beach Hotel

The Silverdale Beach Hotel is offering “A Night at the Deuces Wild” from 7 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan 1, 2008. People can come dressed in their best 1920s mobster attire and dance the night away to tunes from that era. Hotel General Manager Chris Koebelin said the 1920s theme was something new and exciting for the hotel to take on for New Year’s Eve.

“It just came as something that would be different and something fun,” Koebelin said. “This gives people more of an incentive to dress up and see different things.”

Throughout the night, guests are invited to solve the murder mystery, “Bye Bye, Bucca.” A group of actors will act out a murder during the New Year’s event and the guests in attendance must figure out who the murderer is.

“It’s going to be a really fun night,” said Rissa Stanley, rooms division manager at the Silverdale Beach Hotel.

Guests also can partake in wine and cheese tasting as well as play cards at the all-night casino tables set up inside the hotel which will feature fake play money and prizes.

“Maybe for someone who doesn’t like to sit and watch musicians play they can go play poker,” Koebelin said.

The Silverdale Beach Hotel “A Night at the Deuces Wild” costs $350 per couple which includes a night’s stay at the hotel and breakfast the next morning. Dress is semi-formal and should resemble the 1920s style of clothing. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the hotel at (360) 698-1000 or visit its Web site at www.silverdalebeachhotel.com.

Old Town Bistro

Old Town Bistro in Old Town Silverdale will host “James Bond Night” from 5 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan 1, 2008. Owner Mahmud Shahrezaei is bringing his personal collection of James Bond movies to show on the bistro’s three flat-screen televisions.

Old Town Bistro will serve a steak or salmon dinner complete with appetizers and desserts starting at 5 p.m. In the spirit of James Bond, guests also will receive two martinis during the evening as well as a glass of champagne for the midnight toast to 2008.

Guests can dance the night away and enjoy their favorite James Bond flicks before ringing in the new year at Old Town Bistro. Shahrezaei said guests should wear tuxedos or suits and their best dresses to the New Year’s event, but it is not required.

“We would recommend they do, but we won’t strictly enforce it,” Shahrezaei said.

Shahrezaei also said “James Bond Night” is the perfect event to dust off the ol’ tuxedo and go out for a night on the town.

“Every man has a tuxedo in their closet and this is an excuse to wear it,” he said.

Tickets for “James Bond Night” are $100 per couple which includes the cost of the meal, two martinis and a glass of champagne. For more information, call Old Town Bistro at (360) 698-9463.

Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill

Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill in Bremerton is hosting its first-ever New Year’s Eve event this year. Anna Welling, her husband and several partners recently took over the business and decided a New Year’s bash was in order.

“We just recently took over the place and they haven’t had one before,” Welling said.

The Great Cris and four other comedians will take to the stage at 7:30 p.m. After the comedy show ends at about 9 p.m., DJ Joe Frank will help guests rock in the new year until 2 a.m.

“There will be dancing, party favors, the whole nine yards,” Welling said.

No cocktail dresses or tuxedos are required for this New Year’s shindig. Welling said casual dress is appropriate for the event.

“It’s a casual kind of place,” Welling said.

Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill’s New Year’s Eve celebration is from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $15 each which includes one drink ticket. Guests must pay $15 to watch the comedy show, but after 9 p.m. dancing to DJ Joe Frank’s tunes is free-of-charge. For more information about Cloverleaf’s New Year’s event, call the sports bar at (360) 377-8516.

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