The year 2019 is nearly over and it’s time to send it off with tasteful food, drink and celebrations specials throughout Austin. Ring in the new year with a selection of pre-fixe menus and parties, ending the night with a glass of bubbly to celebrate the beginning of a new decade and a new year in 2020.
See our picks for the best spots in Austin to celebrate New Year’s Eve to close out 2019.
Central & Downtown
Jeffrey’s of Austin is ringing in the new decade with a celebratory 3-course menu from Chef Mark McCain. The evening begins with a Champagne pour with an amuse of Deviled Quail Eggs & Caviar and Tarts of Beef Tartare. Entertainment from piano man Matt Farrell on the Baby Grand 7p-midnight. Elevate your evening with supplemental caviar offerings.
New Year’s Eve is falling on a Taco Tuesday and we’re calling that a sign. For some people, dining out on New Year’s Eve is just the pre-game, but at La Condesa, dinner is the whole enchilada. Join us NYE for complimentary bubbles and a special menu celebrating the flavors of Oaxaca.
Ring in the new year, house party style at downtown Lamberts! Package includes a buffet style dinner, 2 drink tickets, a champagne toast and late night snacks! Live performance from the Lamberts All Star Band lead by Davíd Garza with DJ sets before and after. Expect a Champagne Tower greet, multiple BBQ buffets, a patio Smilebooth stage, tarot card readings and more!
For those looking to usher in the new year in a cozy, yet festive atmosphere over crave-worthy eats and drinks, North Italia, one of the most beloved neighborhood restaurants, is beckoning with a warm welcome and its new, limited-time three-course menu offered exclusively on New Year’s Eve. Revelers can enjoy never-before-seen items, including, Lobster Caprese, Blue Crab Risotto, Chocolate Ganache Tart.
Dine and stay for the count down and the after party at JW’s restaurant and bar, at Corner! Dinner includes fantastic gourmet food stations that chefs have thoughtfully curated for the event. After dinner, dance the night away enjoy specialty cocktails, a champagne tasting room, instagrammable photobooths, DJ, balloon drop and a midnight champagne toast!
This New Year’s Eve, toast to 2020 with Perry’s three-course prix fixe dinner featuring favorites like the 8 oz. Filet Perry or the new, off-the-menu Lobster Truffle Risotto—for just $59.95 for reservations at 5:30 p.m. or earlier and $79.95 for reservations 5:45 p.m. and later. And join Perry’s for a champagne toast in Bar 79 at midnight to ring in the new year! Before the New Year enjoy Perry’s festive Perry Merry Mule for the merry price of $12. The Perry Merry Mule features fresh cut strawberries muddled with lime and cranberry juices shaken with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and served with a splash of ginger in a traditional copper mug.
Ring in 2020 with a decadent tribute to one of history’s greatest decades: The Roaring 20’s! The Roosevelt Room is back with its annual smash-hit New Year’s Eve party. Featuring a special, one-night-only cocktail menu of 1920s & pre-Prohibition era libations, the evening will also feature a curated menu of bubbly selections for toasting and revelry. DJ Phauxkis will fill the room with upbeat electro-swing throughout the evening and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve as well as the Ball Drop at Midnight will be live streamed onto The Roosevelt Room’s big screen projector. The required attire is semi-formal to formal, with vintage touches being a plus. Tickets in several different package options are available for purchase via Eventbrite. Email RooseveltRoomATX@gmail.com or call (512) 494-4094 with any questions or inquiries.
Keep It Quiet, Austin’s premier production company focusing on creating events that cultivate celebration while contributing to philanthropic causes, is bringing in 2020 with a roar. The local party experts will transform east side venue Fair Market into a spectacular ‘The Great Gatsby’ – themed setting for a New Year’s Eve party to remember. The NYE Party 2020 will begin at 9 pm and tickets can be purchased here. Tickets begin at $99 for GA and $149 for VIP. Early bird tickets are on sale now and prices increase as the event gets closer. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Austin Pets Alive!.
To ring in the new year, Juniper will be hosting a five course pre-fixe dinner with three or four different options per course. Within the options per course, Juniper offers a “ball out” with options ranging from a smoked duck breast salta to a koji cured ranger cattle rib roast. Smaller plates include options of a salad of winter brassicas with preserved lemon and maple; and a roasted fennel gratin with Tuscan kale and crispy sunchokes. For the main entrees, choices include a classic cacio e pepe and a roasted cobb creek chicken breast with beluga lentil ragu. Dessert options range from their delectable tiramisu to a Paris Brest with pistachio and cherry.
Ring in 2020 in style at The Upside, East Austin Hotel’s rooftop bar & lounge overlooking East Sixth Street. The free and open to the public New Year’s Eve party is sure to kick off 2020 with a bang – and a complimentary bubbles toast at midnight. The Upside will be decked out in golden décor and DJ Woke Bloke will be mixing and jamming from 9pm – 1am.
B.D. Riley’s will be open Tuesday, December 31, with the pub open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. No reservations are needed as well as no cover charge. Full menu service will be available from 11 a.m. to midnight. Guests can look forward to live music by Paul Lemond and “The 7-10 Splits” and complimentary party favors to ring in the New Year.
Uchi and Uchiko celebrate New Year’s Eve with special Omakase menus, designed for two people. Guests dining at midnight will be treated to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The special New Year’s Eve Uchi menu includes ($200 for two, tax + gratuity not included; $35 per person wine, sake or combination pairings also available). Reservations for Uchi and Uchiko can be made at 512.916.4808.
June’s All Day is McGuire Moorman Hospitality’s neighborhood cafe & bar. Situated on a sunny corner of South Congress Avenue, June’s offers breakfast, brunch, and grab-and-go pastries & coffee by morning, with an all day bistro menu late into the evenings. The food is complemented by Master Sommelier June Rodil’s frequently changing wine & bar program. The restaurant has a petite patio, ideal for people watching and hanging with your pup. The classically styled interior features a vintage jukebox, cozy banquet seating and a long marble bar complete with a TV in the corner tuned to our favorite sporting events.
Come on down and celebrate the new decade in the heart of the place we love best — the effortless and unwavering South Congress. The street is the theme, y’all! Dress up, dress down, bring your friends, fly solo. South Congress welcomes any which way, and so do we. Party on with champagne, snacks + music all night from artists like Medicine Man Revival, DJ ulovei + more.
Ring in the New Year with a Disco Revival-themed bash at Eberly inspired by Studio 54. Guests will receive access to four rooms with an assortment of entertainment like aerialists and roller skating ’70s dance numbers; bites and desserts from Eberly’s executive chef, Jo Chan, and pastry chef, Sarah Seghi; bubbly toast at midnight; and more surprises throughout the night. Guests are encouraged to dress in their fanciest disco attire for a chance to claim the title of Best Dressed and win an Eberly gift card along with other disco themed prizes. Tickets to the event, which sell out each year, are $100 and are available for purchase in advance of the event online.
Aviary Kitchen’s STARDUST NYE Party
This glam and glitter soaked party is going to be one for the ages as we pay homage to Ziggy himself all while popping bottles and celebrating the end of 2019. Dress up required, food, drinks, and dancing abound! Tickets may be purchased HERE!
The Meteor is ending the decade with an all-day brunch and champagne pairings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m on New Year’s Eve. In addition to in-house specials, the team is also offering 40% off wines to go in addition to champagne specials.
Fresa’s will ring in the New Year with their second annual New Year’s Eve Pre-Party, on Tuesday, December 31 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at their South First Location. Guests can purchase tickets for $15, which will include a Wood-Grilled Chicken Buffet, one drink ticket for a special New Year’s Eve cocktail, happy hour prices at the bar and New Year’s Eve swag. The event will have open seating inside and on the patio. Tickets can be purchased at: https://ordering.app/fresas/
West Austin & Hill Country
Ring in the new year with some spice — enjoy modern thai food from Sway. To celebrate the new decade, Chef Billy Sciacca is serving up high-end specials, reserves, and cocktail specials for the night.
Join Hotel Granduca Austin to celebrate New Year’s Eve and enjoy an extravagant Five Course Prix Fixe Dinner on December 31, 2019. Guests have the option of attending the first seating at 6:00 p.m., or the second seating at 9:30 p.m., which will have a champagne toast at midnight available. Priced at $125.00 per person, the five course dinner menu includes Ham Hock Salad, Celeriac Soup, Cardamom French Toast, Red Stag Venison OR Pan-Seared Sea Bass, and Trio of Flourless Chocolate Torte. In addition to dinner, optional wine pairings are available for purchase.