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It’s time to ring in the New Year!

A new year is finally upon us, and so are Mountain Home’s New Year bashes!

While many residents already have their favorite spot in mind, here’s a list of some of the best places in the vicinity to visit on New Year’s Eve for all of the newcomers to the area.

The Arena Sports Grill

The Arena Sports Grill will offer live music and a prime rib special on New Year’s Eve from 4 p.m. until midnight. Tom Bryant will take center stage for that night’s musical entertainment.

Arena Sports Grill is located at 1041 Highland Circle in Mountain Home. For more information, call (870) 425-5355.

The Back Forty

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The Back Forty is keeping things simple this year by closing at 10 p.m. to allow its employees to celebrate the new year in style.

The Back Forty is located at 1400 Hwy. 62 E., in Mountain Home. For more information, call (870) 425-7170.

Big Creek Golf and Country Club

For those seeking fine dining on New Year’s Eve, Big Creek has you covered. Erin Walters will be the night’s entertainment for club members and guests.

The menu for the night is listed below.


Crab Louie – Jumbo lump crabmeat, boiled eggs, asparagus on a romaine lettuce bed and Louie dressing, a creamy blend of spices.


Beef Wellington – A filet of beef with mushroom duxelles and pate encased in flaky puff pastry and baked, presented with demi glaze and roasted root vegetables.


House mixed green salad with champagne vinaigrette

Palate Cleanser:

Limoncello Sorbet


Salted Carmel Crunch Cake or Chocolate Cake

Reservations are required, so be sure to contact the club at (870) 425-0333. Big Creek Golf and Country Club is located at 452 Country Club Drive in Mountain Home.

Buncle’s Brickoven and Brews

For those looking to party with KKTZ’s DJ Peace, Buncle’s has you covered. There’s no cover charge for the event, and the Buncle’s crew will be handing out hats, noisemakers, and a free glass of champagne for the evening’s festivities.

Diners can expect to get dinner of blackened salmon with lemon butter over rice, with veggies for the evening special for $18.99.

Buncle’s Brickoven and Brews is located at 1406 Hwy. 62 East in Mountain Home. For more information, call (870) 425-2337.

Crush Studio

Crush Studio will be ringing in the New Year in spectacular “Roaring 20s” fashion. Guests are encouraged to dress up and drop in to dance the night away.

Crush Studio will be open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. New year’s eve. Admission is free.

Crush Studio is located at 512 S. Baker St., in downtown Mountain Home. For more information, call (870) 424-4224.

Impact Faith Church

For those looking to participate in a quieter evening, Impact Faith Church has you covered. The church will be hosting a New Year’s Even Worship Night for those wishing to attend a service.

Impact Faith Church is located at 940 E 9th St. in Mountain Home. For more information, contact (870) 424-5683.

Juniper’s Back Door

Head over to Calico Rock at 131 Main Street at Juniper’s Back Door for their New Year’s Eve Party. Cover is $20 for advanced reservations or $25 at the door. Includes hors d’oeuvres and a special toast at midnight. Live music provided by Grace Stormont.

Junipers Back Door is located at 131 Main Street in Calico Rock. For more information and reservations, call (870) 916-2220.

Live Edge Bar and Grill

Live Edge is hosting its first annual New Year’s Eve bash for free this year. Dinner will be fantastic as usual!

Live Edge is located at 2233 Highway 5 South. For more information, contact (870) 424-3717.

Ole Mill Tavern

Ole Mill Tavern is firing up the karaoke machine for its second annual Chaotic Karaoke on New Year’s Eve. The “singing” starts at 7 p.m. for those interested in hitting the stage.

Ole Mill Tavern is located at 3948 US-62, Mountain Home. For more information, contact (870) 987-1189.

Rapp’s Barren Brewery

For those looking to hunker down with a cold beer and some live music, Rapp’s has you covered. At least until they close. Rapp’s is keeping regular hours this New Year’s Eve.

On deck for the evening is the CC Dixon Band which will be playing from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Rapp’s Barren is located at 601 S Baker St., downtown Mountain Home. For more information, call (847) 424-7277.

The Royal 66

The Royal 66 is throwing a mafia-themed bash to ring in their new management and the new year.

A $10 surcharge will get you in the door to the party after the doors open at 6 p.m. Free cab rides will be offered to those attending the event.

Plush, a 90s rock band, will take to the stage at 8:30 p.m. before turning to DJ P from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

The Royal 66’s evening bash will also feature door prizes and other giveaways throughout the night.

The Royal 66 is located at 4063 Hwy., 62 E., in Mountain Home. For more information call (870) 492-5600.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ozark Post 3246

Mountain Home’s local VFW chapter is putting on their own party this year in grand style. For those interested in dancing, the VFW invites guests to join them for a spin on the floor to tunes by Backwoods Rebel.

Dinner will also be served when the doors open at 8 p.m. and will include ham, black-eyed peas, cornbread, and a champagne toast at midnight.

The VFW is located at 214 West 7th St., in Mountain Home. For more information, call (870) 425-6174.

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