If you haven’t figured out your big New Year’s Eve plans quite yet, don’t worry — we’ve gathered the most delicious parties in Austin to celebrate the end of 2015 with food and drink. From posh hotel parties to quiet restaurant dinner pairings, there’s a party for everyone to enjoy.  Read our list of the 19 Delicious Spots to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin.

 

Speakeasy Lounge

Legendary New Year’s Eve Bash – Featuring Suede

 


Every year since 1997, Speakeasy has been throwing an extraordinary New Year’s Eve party for thousands of partygoers and revelers alike! This year is no expception, in fact they’ve stepped it up a notch for a New Years Eve celebration even bigger and better than last year. With available Reserved Seating, superior VIP options, acclaimed DJs, high-energy, live music and exemplary bottle service it is the perfect way to start off your 2016. Complete your grand entrance into the New Year with a countdown to midnight and a complimentary champagne toast. Of course, don’t forget the party favors that include festive hats, noisemakers, multiple balloon drops and more! Buy your pre-sale tickets for General Admission, Seated Reservations, and VIP options to get our best deals. Buy NOW because they sell out every year!

For tickets visit: speakeasyatx.ticketbud.com/nye2015


 

Revival Public House 

“New Beers Eve”  8pm – 1:30am

Beer in glass

The newly opened downtown space brings out the heavy hitters, fresh from the restaurant’s beer cellar, for a NYE to remember. Raise a glass (or a pint) to ring in the New Year with over 40 beers on tap and try an array of rare and limited release seasonal beers from Texas breweries. Enjoy a taste of Revival’s Texas-inspired cuisine with a southern spread, and dance all night with a live DJ.

Admission is $60 per person and includes unlimited hors d’oeuvres as well as 3 drink tickets and a champagne toast at midnight.  Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-beers-eve-tickets-20115466903


 

Goodall’s Kitchen

goodall's

Reservations are now available for the Goodall’s Kitchen New Year’s Eve dinner on Thursday, December 31st from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. The dinner offers a special prix fixe three course menu for $70 per person that includes chilled lobster, black pepper tagliatelle, a dark chocolate ganache tart and more. Beverages available for purchase.

Reservations are available between 5-11 p.m and as always, there is complimentary valet parking. Please see the three course menu below or follow this link for menu & reservation details: http://goodallskitchen.com/menu/new-years-eve.


Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Barton Creek Austin

New Years Magical Eve Dinner & Party

Wildflower Atrium

Looking for a place to ring in the New Year with the whole family? Come enjoy a specially crafted dinner buffet featuring caesar salad, potato salad, a variety of spreads and tapas including hummus and spinach and artichoke dip, crudités, a seafood bar with shrimp, mussels and ceviche, a mac and cheese bar, butternut squash bisque, mahi mahi, pork tenderloin and prime rib. For dessert, guests can enjoy a doughnut station, butternut and buttermilk parfait, assorted whoopee pies, macarons and store’s brownie bites.

New Years Eve Dinner & Party 

Hill Country Dining Room 

Usher in 2016 on the dance floor. This adults only celebration will feature a prix fixe menu, dancing, casino and a sparkling wine toast.

New YearCount Down Around The World”

Dinner:  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Party:  7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Kids will have as much fun as their parents when you drop them off at their very own New Year’s Party. Children ages 4 to 13 will enjoy an evening of fun themed activities, a dinner buffet and a midnight toast. $70 per child includes the dinner and party. 


 

Launderette

Photo: Jane Ko (atasteofkoko.com)

Photo: (atasteofkoko.com)

Popular Holly neighborhood café Launderette is excited to announce their first New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. The evening will feature a four-course prix fixe dinner with plenty of surprises and promises of bubbles, divination, and decadence.  The menu for the night will include unique offerings not found on the regular dinner menu, including Boston Mackerel Crudo, Truffle Gnudi, Squid Ink Cavatelli, and Disco Trifle. A special kiddos prix fixe menu will also be available at the early seating.

RESERVATIONS: There will be two seatings available for New Year’s Eve. Early seating reservations, available from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., are priced at $65 per person. Late seating reservations, available from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., are priced at $85 per person. Reservations can be scheduled through reservations@launderetteaustin.com.


 

Punch Bowl Social

Punch bowl front

Celebrate the first day of 2016 at Punch Bowl Social (11310 Domain Dr., http://punchbowlsocial.com/) with an over-the-top New Year’s Day brunch, award winning Bloody Mary Bar and DJ, starting at 11 a.m.

The mega buffet features a prime rib carving station, omelet and egg stations, charcuterie platters, fresh fruits, buttermilk biscuits, croissants, club sandwiches, multiple salad selections and mini pop tarts and mini cupcakes among the dessert choices. Adults are $35, kids under 5 eat free and kids 12 and under are $10. After the feast, check out the private karaoke rooms for some new year singing time. Other favorite activities include skee ball, Ping-Pong, retro arcade & pinball games, shuffleboard, corn hole, and darts. Call 512-368-9070 for reservations. ​


 

Sala & Betty

Sala and Betty

Sala & Betty will be celebrating with a delicious 3 course menu with optional wine pairings.

NYE Special Menu:
3 course menu  – $35 + tax
3 course menu with wine pairing-  $50 + tax
Starting at 5PM
To make reservations, call Sala & Betty at (512) 645-0214

The Hightower

the hightower
Will be serving its regular dinner menu and giving all guests a complimentary glass of champagne.
Now accepting reservations at (512) 524-1448

VOX Table

New Year’s Eve Dinner

VOX Table bavarian creme

Champagne Welcome

Amuse Bouche: Pipette of torched tuna, truffle crunch, yuzu vinaigrette

1st Course: Choice of caramelized endives, orange supreme and black truffle gremolata; or Delice de Lincet triple cream brie, verjus grapes with black truffles
2nd Course: Choice of: kohlrabi chowder, house cured bacon, fennel, crème fraiche and crispy aromatics; or Seared foie gras, beluga lentil, aged balsamic and watercress
3rd Course: Choice of tatamagouche poached oyster, confit leeks, lemon grass, American sturgeon caviar; or Roasted black bass, vegetable ragout, lobster coral sauce
4th Course: Choice of roasted squab, chanterelle mushroom, pearl onions, sweet potato puree, pickle pumpkin and roasted au jus; or glazed Berkshire pork cheeks, black eye peas, piquillo peppers, swiss chard, sweet and sour au jus
5th Course: Choice of sweet potato, toasted meringue, pomegranate molasses, sweet potato chip, pomegranate seeds; or truffled bouche de noel, vanilla mousse,
ginger snap, cranberries, meringue

Reservations for these special holiday celebrations are required and can be made online at voxtableaustin.com/new-years-eve for NYE,  
or call VOX Table at (512) 375-4869


Apis Restaurant & Apiary

The Egg Toast bites from @ApisRestaurant will make your #Friendsgiving party a big hit. This little appetizer is to do die for, so make sure you order enough for everyone to have two! #happythanksgiving

There will be two dining options offered on New Year’s Eve…

NYE Prix-Fixe Menu

Thursday, Dec 31
5pm – 6pm
$70 per person
By Reservation Only

NYE Celebration Tasting Menu

Thursday, Dec 31
Canape service at 7:30pm
Seating begins at 8pm
$165 per person / $300 with wine pairing

By Reservation Only


W Hotel

w hotel living room

Stop The Clock in The Living Room Bar at W Austin, 8 pm – 2 am

From 8 to 10pm, start with a Champagne Celebration and complimentary bubbles* in The Secret Bar followed by Beats by GoGo Garcia in the Living Room Bar from 10pm to 2am and a champagne toast at midnight.  TICKETS** are $50 per person, for more info, visit whotelaustin.com/stoptheclock. For the ultimate experience, reserve a private space in The Living Room with the WOW Package, which includes a welcome complimentary & personalized bottles of bubbles, select bottle service for your group, Light Bites & Snacks, Insider treatment with your own exclusive server, and a bottle of bubbles for the ball drop ($2500 for up to 20 people) to reserve, contact: William.rogers@whotels.com.

 *2 Drink Limit per person
** Complimentary access to hotel guests


TRACE

www.traceaustin.com

www.traceaustin.com


Those wanting to eat pre-party or choosing to celebrate over dinner can partake in TRACE’s special NYE menu. From 5-11pm, guests can enjoy a four-course prix fixe for $115 per person. Indulge in dishes like Cotechino and Escargot, Texas Wagyu Beef Tartare, Lobster Spaghetti Alla Chittara, Smoked Strube Ranch Beef Short Rib; and decadent desserts like Champagne and Citrus (raspberries, champagne trifle with lime butter cake), and Dark Chocolate Mousse with a Coffee Blackout Cake and Chocolate Coated Rock Pops.

 Additional VIP experiences include The Deluxe VIP Experience $1650 (includes 6 hosted VIP experience tickets Bottle service – 1 Chandon, 1 Vodka- and Reserved Table with Server) The Ultimate VIP Experience $4400 (includes 15 hosted VIP experience tickets, Bottle service – 3 Chandon, 2 Vodka- and Reserved Table with Server).


 Searsucker

searsucker front

New Year’s Eve calls for a glass of champagne. Or, maybe just a Peter Rabbit Cocktail. Start your New Year’s Eve off at Searsucker Austin with a special 4-course, prix-fixe menuFor $80 per person, feast on 4-courses of New American Classic dishes by Chef Brian Malarkey and Chef Kenzie Allen. When the clock strikes 12, toast with a complimentary glass of champagne!  See the menu and make a reservation online or call 512-394-8000.


 

laV Restaurant & Wine Bar

Photo: LaVaustin.com

Photo: LaVaustin.com

laV is forgoing traditional dinner service on New Year’s Eve in favor of a big dance party. The beautiful restaurant space will be cleared out to make way for the restaurant’s “Big Fancy Dance Party.” Tickets at $75 per person and include hors d’oeuvres such as oysters, cheese and charcuterie as well as a Veuve Cliquot champagne toast at midnight. Beverage service and cash bar will be available for guests as will DJ, dancing, photo booth and sparklers in the restaurant’s Jardins de laV at midnight. To reserve tickets call 512.391.1888 or emailhost@laVAustin.com. The event is 21+ and goes from 9PM-1AM.


 

 

Rebel Pizza

Ring in New Year at Rebel

Rebel Pizza pizza 1
Stay in the hood for a casual evening with your friends and neighbors and ring in the New Year at Rebel, your neighborhood pizza joint. College playoff games will be shown on all TV’s too!
Free-flowing pizzas and appetizers from 9pm-12am, Complimentary champagne toast at midnight, Happy Hour prices all night! $27 per person for the all-you-can eat pizza party, champagne toast and party favors! Party goes until 1am

Purchase tickets here


Hotel Granduca

hotel granduca

Ring in the New Year at Visconti Ristorante Featuring a three course prix fixe dinner at 6 PM, Live entertainment: Duo 6 PM to 8:30 PM Including party favors and complimentary prosecco toast! $85 per person


Gourdough’s Public House Downtown

Gourdough's

Gourdough’s is hosting a Big. Fat. New Year’s Eve party from 8pm-1:30am. The $101.25 ticket includes party favors and endless champagne, and of course there will be plenty of donuts. Tickets

209 W. 5th St.


Ten Oak Bourbon House + Lounge

Ten Oak

Complete your grand entrance into the New Year with the countdown to midnight and complimentary champagne toast and party favors that include festive hats, noisemakers, multiple balloon drops and more! Buy your pre-sale tickets for General Admission, Seated Reservations and VIP options to get our best deals. Buy early because we will sell out!

Dinner Reservations can be made from 6pm-10pm and can be easily made by calling 512.472.2822 or emailing Events@47Party.com. DJ entertainment starts at 9:30pm on the tenOak patio and in the Elixir Lounge.

Details & Tickets:
https://tenoak.ticketbud.com/nye2015


Stella San Jac

Deviled Eggs with Andouille Sausage

Stella San Jac is featuring a special pre-fixe menu for New Year’s Eve, with optional beverage pairings that take you through the past, present and future of Texas whiskey. Call 512.792.5648 to make your reservations before they fill! Seatings from 5.30-11pm.

310 E 5th St

Austin, Texas


Mettle

mettle austin

Mettle is excited to be following up last year’s epic New Year’s Eve party with another throwdown of fun this year. Join us at 8:00 pm on New Year’s Eve for finger foods, complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a champagne toast. Live music by Austin’s own Interrobang Brass and DJ Juice George Mendoza will keep you dancing until the wee hours. Book your tickets at the Early Bird Price of $80 until December 21st. Regular tickets will be $110 after the 21st.

Menu includes: BBQ Ribs, White Bean and Redfish Bruschetta, Duck Confit Eggrolls, Lamb Potstickers, Arancani, Broccoli and Cheese Gougeres, Poached and Roasted Carrots with Hummus and Parsley, Smoked Pear Chutney with Goat Cheese, Arugula and Naan. Well drinks, draft beer and champagne are included with ticket purchase.

Tickets can be purchased via website or by calling 512.507.0396


 

Hotel San Jose

hotelsanjose-sign

New Year’s Day Hangover Hangout

If you just want to relax and an sulk in your New Year’s hangover head over to Hotel San Jose lounge where there will be free coffee, drink specials and the best hangover nibbles. Website

1316 S. Congress Ave.


 

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