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New Year’s Eve in Austin


Not sure what you’re doing New Year’s Eve? We’ve searched high and low for the best parties in town, so whether you’re looking for a lively dance party, a festive cocktail party or a relaxing dinner with friends, there’s a little something for everyone. Cheers to the New Year!

Dance Party

The Austin Swing Syndicate’s Black & White Ball – Swing into the New Year with swing dance lessons before you dance the night away to a live band. For more info, click here.

The Highball’s New Year’s Eve – If confetti, laser glow lights and a high-energy dance party are more your speed, head out to the Highball. Reserve a private karaoke room or party with the crowd till the wee hours of the morning. For more info, click here.

The Madison and Roosevelt Room’s ATX NYE 2017 – Want double the fun? Head to ATX NYE 2017 and party at this dual-venue celebration. Dance the night away to hip-hop vibes at The Madison or keep it classy with old-school jams at The Roosevelt Room – or do both! For more info, click here.

W Austin’s New Year’s Eve // Neon Gold – Dance the night away at the NEON party with a cash bar and a complimentary champagne toast. Or take it up a level with the GOLD party and enjoy cocktails, snacks, champagne toast, prizes and surprises and a live DJ. Want a little taste of both soirees? Go all out and grab a ticket for exclusive access to both! For more info, click here.

EsquinaTango’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Spice it up and head over to East Austin’s EsquinaTango for an evening of dancing and fun for the whole family. Enjoy Milonga, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Merengue, Cumbia, Kizomba, and more! Feel free to bring your own beverages, and enjoy special bites, party favors and a night full of dancing fun. For more info, click here.

The Palm Door’s No Scrubs New Year’s Eve party – This party’s packing a load of fun. With flashback hip-hop attire, lip-sync battles, a flash mob, photobooth, impressive party favors, and an 80s and 90s hip-hop dance party, this party will be one to remember. For more info, click here.

Cocktail Mingling

Hotel San Jose’s NYE Party: Le Freak C’est Chic – Join the fun in the San Jose Courtyard from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. and enjoy live music from DJ Chino Casino and awesome drink specials. Entrance is free! Plus, stop in on January 1 for a special New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch and cure what ails ya. For more info, click here.

Rock Rose’s New Year’s Eve at The Dogwood – Grab a ticket for an evening that includes a live DJ set and a champagne toast at midnight. Want to celebrate in style? Snag an exclusive Table Package. It includes group seating, special cocktails and “skip the line” privileges. For more info, click here.

The Rattle Inn’s New Year’s Eve Bash – Come ‘Rattle Inn’ the New Year in Texas style. Admission is free and open to the public, but if you’re in it for the long-haul be sure to reserve a table! Enjoy live music and specialty drinks all evening long. For more info, click here.

Dinner With Friends

Eberly’s Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve – Bring out your snazziest prohibition-esque attire for an evening that includes a four course meal, a live band, DJ fun, dancers, and more, all finished off with a champagne toast! For more info, click here.

Andiamo’s New Year’s Eve – With a special menu that includes Risotto Pescatora with shrimp, calamari, lobster meat and arugula in a saffron sauce. For dessert, try the Cestino di Zabaglione Homemade custard cream in chocolate basket. For more info, click here.

Mongers Market’s New Year’s Eve Oysters and Bubbles Celebration – If you’re a person of tradition and love seafood, Mongers Market is the place to be. Enjoy a raw oyster bar and poke and ceviche bar, before toasting to the new year with complimentary champagne. For more info, click here.

Emmer and Rye’s New Year’s Eve – Tired of making choices? Emmer and Rye offers a fun twist to your New Year’s Eve dinner with the opportunity to surrender to the kitchen and let the chefs choose the menu for your last meal in 2016. Or, if you’d rather choose the dishes that will make up your last meal of the year, that’s welcome too. Guests may select from the special New Year’s Eve menu. For more info, click here.

Jeffrey’s NYE Dinner with Kevin Lovejoy – Let Jeffrey’s delight with a four course meal featuring oysters, caviar, oak grilled Wagyu beef tenderloin and more while you enjoy live music from Kevin Lovejoy. For more info, click here.

Read more from the People Issue | December 2016