What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? It’s the question everyone dreads. Not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of places to spend those last precious hours of this year. The following is a round-up of ideas to help you ring in all the good things for 2023 featuring crazy themes, awesome venues, and bubbles for days.

Devil May Care: Stop the Clock

Inspired by the city that never sleeps, you can suspend reality at this super unique event. Your ticket includes four clever cocktails, passed bites, an Ace of Spades midnight champagne toast, and lively DJ entertainment to make you twist and turn. Get tickets here. 

Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $150

Ghostland Observatory At The Mohawk

Ring in 2023 in epic style by watching a performance from Ghostland Observatory at the Mohawk. General admission tickets are $70, but you can go VIP for $125 if you want to go all out. Get tickets here. Photo Credit – @rohofoto

Time: Doors at 8 p.m. | Show at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $70–$125

Bob Schneider At The Paramount 

This New Year’s Eve party with Austin’s beloved Bob Schneider is a tradition for a reason! Come party in the glittering-gold Paramount Theatre to ring in the new year. His very special guests will be Primo the Alien and Big Skinny. Get tickets here.

Time: Doors at 8 p.m. | Show at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $35–$100

South Congress Hotel

Put on your festive cocktail attire and ring in the New Year with DJ sets by King Louie + Izzy, dancing, and live music. It’s all followed by a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Get your tickets in advance here.

Time: Doors at 8:30 p.m. | Event from 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
Tickets: $25 guarantees entrance to the party. Tickets will be $35 at the door.

The Concourse Project

Come watch Oliver Heldens with Moon Boots and Kryptogram while you kiss 2022 goodbye. The Concourse Project is an indoor-outdoor music and special event venue located by the south terminal of the airport. Get your tickets here.

Time: 9 p.m.–2 a.m.
Tickets: $40 GA–$2500 for a table with bottle service

Hotel Vegas Glitters Eve

Live at the Hotel Vegas and Volstead Danceteria, it’s a Trash Disco, Glam Rock n Roll Dance Party! This big event will feature the music of The Damned, Blondie, David Bowie, The Police, Olivia Newton John, Todd Rundgren, The Who, and much more performed live by your favorite artists. Get tickets here.

Time: 6 p.m.–2 a.m.
Tickets: $24.54 for early bird presale

Justice DJ Set At Superstition

Get on the waitlist for this one at Austin’s elite nightclub known for its bottle service and The Gold Room cocktail lounge. Always note, Superstition has a dress code that’s enforced at the management’s discretion—upscale and fashionable attire is required. Get on the waitlist.

Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $104.18–$156.09

Speakeasy’s Legendary New Year’s Eve Bash

Ring in the New Year with Speakeasy and come dance the night away in style with live music from Zoodust and Chandler & The Bings, along with guest DJs. Get tickets here.

Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49–$250

Fairmont Austin’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Kick off 2023 at the hotel’s vibrant New Year’s Party decked out in ice lounge decor and take in midnight fireworks on Lady Bird Lake. Your ticket includes access to Rules & Regs, the Pool Deck ice lounge, and Palm Court’s Nordic Après Ski-themed setting. Buy them here.

Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $125

Eberly’s NYE 2023 Circus Freakshow

Come get freaky with DJ Gatsby, carnival games, a photo booth, a costume contest, and a palm reader—plus themed cocktails and food! Catch performances from Magnifico, the Queen tribute band, and DJ Gatsby. There will be a welcoming cocktail and a midnight toast to make things extra festive. Get tickets here.

Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $125

NYE At Howards With Jessy Lanza

Howards Bar & Club welcomes international DJ, vocalist, and producer Jessy Lanza for a special New Year’s Eve party with plenty of dancing and a Futuristic Formal dress code. Just use your imagination and go for it!

Time: Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150 per person (There is a limited number of VIP booths available for 4-8 guests. Email for pricing and details.)

NYE At Lamberts With David Garza And Friends

Lambert’s is bringing back the David Garza All-Star Band to the stage for an all-out, rollicking standing-room-only show to ring in 2023. Countdown the New Year with a night full of covers and original music and dance ’til you drop.

Time: 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $125, which includes a complimentary champagne toast.

Irene’s Return Of The Drag – NYE Bash

Don’t call it a comeback, baby! It’s the Return of The Queens to Irene’s this New Year’s Eve, featuring @idk_bohemia and @the.honeybaby with music by @maddiemakesbeats. General admission is FREE but they’re also offering VIP tables for groups of 5 or 10 that come with front ‘n center views of the DJ sets and Drag shows, 2 bottles with mixers for large parties | 1 bottle with mixers for small parties, unlimited popcorn and snacks, NYE swag, and Champagne for a midnight toast.

Featured photo by Brigitte Tohm.