We’re all aware that 2020 wasn’t great, but that doesn’t mean we can’t end it with bang! There are New Year’s Eve celebrations, dinners, virtual events, and takeout specials going on around the city to help you ring in 2021 and never look back.
Unleash your inner Superstar as Devil May Care kicks off 2021 with a vibrant Andy Warhol inspired pop art pop up on NYE from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Join them for a signature dinner experience as you step into the whimsical world of Warhol. Prepare for pop art installations, performers, a special menu, DJ entertainment, and all of the Instagrammable moments you crave. Your ticket will include a table reservation, a welcome cocktail, and one platter of hors d’oeuvres.
Where: 500 W. 6th St., 78701
Turn up for a futuristic NYE outdoors on Reina’s heated patio at their Future Forward NYE party and enjoy beats by DJ Phoenix and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Expect lights, lasers, and all the glow things. It’s the night you’ve been waiting for all year. Doors at 8 p.m.
Where: 78 Rainey St., 78701
Price: GA is free, tables start at $100
Chef Dom of Revelry On The Boulevard will be roasting a whole pig for a $20 all-you-can- eat NYE feast with their house-made salsa bar. The full menu will also be available. There will be a DJ playing all night and a complimentary champagne toast a midnight. They open at 5 p.m. with the pig roast beginning at 7 p.m. On New Year’s Day they will have their full brunch menu and have a live jazz band.
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Where: 6215 N. Lamar Blvd., 78752
Price: Free admission, pig roast $20
A live DJ will be playing all night at Corner Bar with a ball drop and champagne toast at midnight. They’ll be serving drinks until 2 a.m. It’s $100 for a private table for up to six people, and that includes a complimentary bottle of champagne. Walk-ins are also welcome with limited and socially distanced space allowing. For reservations email email@example.com or call 512-445-9500.
Where: 1901 S. Lamar, 78704
Price: $100 for a private table for six
Treat yourself to an amazing dinner from TLC Austin, including two 8 oz. tenderloin filets, two crab-stuff lobster halves, tarragon lemon butter, rosemary fingerling potatoes, asparagus, chocolate brownie with winter-spiced strawberry compote, and a bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne. This special NYE menu is only offered to-go so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. Preorder online here and pickup on December 31st.
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Where: Pickup at 1100 S Lamar Blvd., Suite 1150
Black Live Music Fund Presents: “Thankful” NYE 2020 featuring Riders Against the Storm, Eimaral Sol, Deezie Brown, Jake Lloyd, Nook Turner, Nnedi (TITS), Torre Blake, and J Soulja to close out 2020 in style at Empire Garage. This is a socially distanced event with ooutdoor seating and reserved tables only. Mask are required.
Where: 606 E 7th St., 78701
Price: Tables start at $150
If you’re looking to keep it casual on NYE, Southside Flying Pizza is running a NYE special of any two large pizzas for $20.21, available at all locations for takeout and delivery. They’re open New Year’s Eve 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on New Year’s Day from noon to 10 p.m. Their NYE special is available to order from December 31st to January 3rd. Order online here.
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Where: All Southside Flying Pizza Locations
Toast to 2021 at Otopia Rooftop Bar in Austin’s Campus District. Ring in the New Year at Otopia, located in The Otis Hotel, with a safe and sophisticated celebration. Admission includes a Moet champagne toast, a live DJ spinning vinyl all night, a photo booth experience, complimentary valet, and the best view in the city of the Austin skyline.
Where: 1901 San Antonio St., 78705
Reserve a table for Lefty’s New Year’s Eve, socially safe party! They’re offering their picnic tables for you and your friends to have a safe and fun place to enjoy cocktails while ringing in the New Year. Each table will receive a bottle of bubbles and one drink ticket per person. They’re full bar menu will be available and there’s a maximum of eight people per table.
Where: 1813 C East 6th St., 78702
Ring in 2021 at Speakeasy’s annual New Year’s Eve bash! This year will feature a seated/socially distanced experience so that you and guests can celebrate in a safe and sanitary environment. PDA is performing in the Speakeasy Live Music Lounge with DJ on Terrace59 and a special guest DJ in the Kabaret Room. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on tickets, large group sales, or bottle service selections.
Where: 412 Congress Ave., 78701
Price: Starts at $91
On New Year’s Eve, Summer House on Music Lane will be offering a multi-course tasting menu for dinner starting at 5 p.m. with an optional wine pairing. On New Year’s Day they’re planning to host a brunch at regular hours with a Seafood Tower as a feature, along with their regular menu. Their NYE Prix Fixe Dinner is five courses for $98 with an optional $48 wine pairing add-on.
Where: 1101 Music Ln., 78704
NYE At TenTen
House of Tones is bringing OFFAIAH to Central Texas at Pinballz Kingdom on NYE for a special two hour New Year set! They’ll be collaborating with Special K, JDS, and Star Force to bring you an amazing NYE Masquerade experience you won’t forget! They’ll be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight as well as special Game Card deals (buy $20 get another $20). The show will feature lasers and performers and VIP tables and bottle service will be available.
Where: 15201 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Buda, 78610
Virtually join Rebel Cheese New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. to ring in the new year with vegan cheese and sparkling wine. Kirsten and Fred, co-owners of Rebel Cheese, will lead this discussion on their house made cheeses. They’ll explain the inspiration behind each one and walk you through a tasting. You’ll get a cheese board with four house made cheeses (enough for two people), jam pairings, and other accoutrements (bread, crackers) and a bottle of sparkling wine. The board will be available for pick-up the day of the event between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pick up at 2200 Aldrich St. Suite 120, 78723
Uchi And Uchiko’s NYE Omakase
Both Uchi and Uchiko will be offering a special NYE Omakase dine-in experience. Enjoy 12 courses at Uchi for $200 for two, with an option to add on sake and wine parings for $40. Uchiko will feature 11 courses for $195 for two.
Where: Uchi, 801 South Lamar Blvd., 78704
Uchiko, 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., 78756
Austin’s New Year, the City of Austin’s official New Year’s Eve celebration, will be virtual in 2020. Presented by the Austin Convention Center, the special will feature pre-recorded performances from eight local bands recorded at iconic, local venues across the city including The Saxon Pub, The Continental Club, Cheer Up Charlies, Antone’s Night Club, and Mohawk. Enjoy performances from Shakey Graves, Parker McCollum, Gina Chavez, and others! Click here for broadcasting details.
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Say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 with Austin Silent Disco at the W Austin hotel. Safely ring in the new year with a dance party to remember. The Silent Disco takes place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring three local live DJs spinning three different genres of music.
Where: 200 Lavaca St., 78701
Drink in 2021 with a festive cocktail tasting including overnight stays at Hotel Van Zandt! Safely ring in the New Year with cocktails, games, and a DJ, in a physically distanced setting while safely taking the elevator home for the evening. Your experience includes four craft cocktails per person, physically distanced seating area for you and your party, games galore, a local live DJ, and more! Doors open at 9:15 p.m.
Where: 605 Davis St., 78701
Price: Starts at $150
Whether your fête is black tie or drawstring, Olamaie has created a lavish menu for a luck-filled new year. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with their Bash in a Bag featuring bubbles, Southern appetizers, and cold, fried chicken (reheating instructions provided), or start 2021 as a success with a biscuit brunch.
Where: Pickup at 1610 San Antonio St., 78701
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