Shhhhh, don’t tell the kids, but it’s time to party without them! What are doing on New Year’s Eve? Got a babysitter lined up but not sure where to go with your honey? With our pals at Lydian Dental, we’re presenting you with plenty of ideas for an unforgettable date night so you can share an epic midnight smooch with your partner as you ring in love, laughter and good times in 2019!
Whether you want to get all gussied up or keep it casual, we’ve got some fun ideas below — from fancy dinners with swanky cocktails to live music shows, parties of all styles, even rollerskating and free things to do!
Dinner & Drinks: Yes, this route requires reservations, but dining out is a sure bet for a classic date night with delicious bites and beverages. Take a look at these special tastings for New Year’s Eve:
- Celebratory Dinner @ CRÚ Wine Bar Downtown
- Twelve-Course Menu @ Uchi
- Six-Course Dinner & Champagne Toast @ Guild
- New Year’s Eve Dinner @ Parkside
- Special Multi-Course Menu @ Dai Due
- Four-Course Tasting Menu & Wine Pairings @ Vino Vino
- Special New Year’s Eve Dinner @ Olive & June
Live Music: Put on your dancing shoes and take advantage of living in the “Live Music Capitol of the World” at one of these shows:
- Willie Nelson & Family @ ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
- The Nightowls @ Stubb’s
- The Texas Gentlemen @ Spider House Ballroom
- Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: Party on the Lake @ The Line Hotel
- Black Pumas & Hard Proof @ Antones
- Grupo Fantasma, Lyrics Born, Mobley & More @ Empire Control Room & Garage
- The Black Angels @ Mohawk Austin
- Golden Dawn Arkestra’s Cosmic Disco New Year’s Eve @ Barracuda Austin
- Bob Schneider’s New Year’s Eve Party @ Paramount Theatre
- Tomar & The FCs @ The Continental Club
- Alvin Crow @ Broken Spoke
- The Best Jams of 2001 @ Hotel Vegas
Parties: Go ahead and put on your fancy pants, there’s a ton of NYE parties to choose from at venues all over Austin:
- Austin’s New Year Celebration 2019 @ Vic Mathias Shores (free!)
- A Very Austin New Year w/ Walker Lukens @ Austin Central Library
- Masquerade in Paris @ Eberly
- Vices and Virtues Party @ W Austin
- Keep It Quiet’s New Year’s Eve Party @ Fair Market
- New Year’s Eve Sippin ’20s Party @ St. Genevieve
- Masquerade Ball @ Vulcan Gas Company
- Pink Armadillo New Year @ Hotel San Jose (free entry)
- Backyard Bash @ Upstairs at Caroline (free entry w/ RSVP)
- 90’s Throwback New Years Eve Party @ Whitestone Brewery (free entry)
Non-Traditional Picks: In the spirit of keeping it weird in Austin, why not skip the traditional NYE glitz and try roller skating, ping pong, golf games or head to a comedy show?
- Disco Groove New Year’s Party @ SPIN Austin
- New Year’s Costume Party @ Austin Roller Rink
- Big New Year’s Bash @ TopGolf
- Doug Benson’s Homecoming Comedy Parade @ Cap City Comedy
For even more New Year’s Eve events, check out this BIG LIST that Do512 has put together!
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