Best Places to Spend New Year’s 2020 Event In Austin Texas
How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin
2020 is quickly approaching, and Austin knows how to celebrate in style. From live music and discos to family-friendly events, ATX has a range of events so you and your loved ones can ring in the New Year the right way. Check out some of the events we’ve highlighted so you can start planning your New Year’s Eve trip to town!
Whisler’s Interior, credit Mark Weatherford.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES
Whisler’s New Years EveOpens in New Window
East Austin favorite Whisler’s is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash for the books! Enjoy an all vinyl set by DJ Jeff Strange from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., a special NYE cocktail menu featuring the best winter cocktails, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Speakeasy’s Legendary New Year’s Eve BashOpens in New Window
Since 1997, Speakeasy has been hosting a legendary New Year’s Eve blowout to ring in the New Year. Celebrate with thousands of party-goers and enjoy tunes from various DJs, festive hats and noisemakers, bottle service and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. If you’re feeling extra fancy you can purchase ticketsOpens in New Window for reserved seating and VIP options.
New Year’s Eve Sip ’20s PartyOpens in New Window
St. Genevieve invites you to ring in the New Year, as they take you back to the 1920’s for an evening of opulence, revelry and music. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress in their best Gatsby attire. The party will feature a menu with classic prohibition cocktails and entertainment provided by a live DJ.
Courtesy of Cheer Up Charlies.
Saved by the Ball 2: The MaxOpens in New Window
Cheer Up Charlies
Live music and dance parties are Cheer Up Charlies’ specialties, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Cheer Ups is going full ’90s this year, with an immersive pop-up experience featuring the diner from the sitcom, Saved by the Bell. DJs Girlfriend & Big Daddy B will provide the dance party soundtrack with tunes from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.
Roaring ’20s New Year’s EveOpens in New Window
The Roosevelt Room
Ring in 2020 in classic fashion at The Roosevelt Room’s annual formal Roaring ’20s party. Celebrate the New Year while sipping on a classic cocktails from the 1920s and listening to DJ Phauxkis fill the room with upbeat Electro-swing. Then, watch the ball drop at midnight on the projector above the bar.
New Year’s Eve at Lone Star CourtOpens in New Window
The Water Trough at Lone Star Court
Have a happy new year with The Water Trough and dance the night away to tunes from DJ Nixx playing requests from any decade. When the clock strikes midnight, welcome 2020 with a complimentary champagne toast. Upgrade the night by staying at Lone Star CourtOpens in New Window and taking advantage of their New Year’s Eve package. The package includes a retro-inspired guest room, entry for two into the Water Trough’s celebration and complimentary continental breakfast served in the Water Trough on New Year’s Day.
Courtesy of The Belmont.
Capital Countdown NYE Party with Silent DiscoOpens in New Window
Join more than 500 partygoers for The Belmont’s annual Capital Countdown party. Featuring three full-service bars along with three illustrious areas to party, the Belmont offers guests the choice of a posh indoor space, a heated/tented outdoor courtyard with elevated stage/dance floor and a heated/tented VIP Rooftop deck. Enjoy DJ music and a silent disco, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
New Year’s Eve at Rock RoseOpens in New Window
Rose Room + 77 Degrees Rooftop Bar
From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., the Rose Room will be throwing a party to close out 2019. Admission gets you into both the Rose Room and 77 Degrees Rooftop, and guests can expect two live DJs, aerialists, fire performers and bottle service pricing deals, depending on group size.
The Nth Power’s NYE Love Train
Get grooovy at Lamberts Barbecue with Nth Train, a funky trio led by Beyonce’s former drummer Nikki Glaspie and featuring grammy-award winning Kofi Burbridge. Be there to ring in the new year at midnight with a band-led Champagne toast and late nite barbecue snack! Tickets are $75 per person; doors and DJ kick off at 10 p.m.
Willie Nelson. Courtesy of ACL Live at the Moody Theater.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERTS
Willie Nelson & Family New YearOpens in New Window
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Willie Nelson plays Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater once again to ring in the New Year. Joined by Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real and Particle Kid, Nelson will play three back-to-back shows (December 29 – 31) to properly welcome 2020 in the most Austin way possible – with good music and good vibes.
NYE 2001!Opens in New Window
Hotel Vegas & The Volstead
We may be entering a New Year, but Hotel Vegas wants to take you back to 2001 with some of the best jams of the year. Partnering with the Volstead, 17+ local bands like Sweet Spirit, Moving Panoramas and Otis the Destroyer will be performing covers of The White Stripes, NSYNC, No Doubt and more. With food and drink specials all night long, this blast from the past will be a great way to dance your way into the coming year.
NYE Show at Emo’s
If you’re looking for something a little funkier, Emo’s is hosting funk band Lettuce, with a set that’s sure to get you dancing. Start your night on the town by dancing with friends and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Mattie’s. Credit Julie Wilhite.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
NYE at Mattie’sOpens in New Window
In addition to Mattie’sOpens in New Window signature a la carte dinner menu, guests can enjoy a selection of New Year’s specials—plus, a complimentary glass of sparkling wine—including: oysters on the half shell, andouille stuffed Texas quail and corn souffle for starters; grilled pork chop, roasted venison loin and pan roasted cod; and a New Year’s sundae with vanilla custard ice cream, bing cherry ice cream, Momma’s fudgy brownie, brandy caramel, hot fudge and macadamia nut brittle.
NYE at South Congress HotelOpens in New Window
South Congress Hotel
Ring in 2020 at South Congress Hotel with extra pours of champagne, decadent snacks and dancing starting at 9 p.m. Kick off the night with a pre-game and music by DJ ULOVEI followed by a live music performance by Los Coast. Start with dinner at Central Standard, where all parties 4+ are greeted with a complimentary bottle of bubbles, or at Café No Sé, where they’ll feature a special champagne pour-over through dinner service.
Bollywood New Year’s EveOpens in New Window
June’s All Day
June’sOpens in New Window is getting dressed up with balloons and gold for a New Year’s Eve inspired by Bollywood’s Disco Dancer. Enjoy a disco DJ along with a fancy three-course, prix-fixe spin on the beloved Sunday Pub Night fare with highlights including Papadam with tamarind chutney, Rogan josh with lobster & shrimp and much, much more.
La Volpe. Credit The Velox Standard.
Four Course New Year’s Eve Menu at La VolpeOpens in New Window
Not feeling the typical dance party vibe this NYE? Celebrate with a special four course menu at downtown’s La Volpe. For $75 per person, you’ll enjoy a four course, Italian-inspired menu with choices consisting of Gulf oyster, grilled octopus, pork chop and more along with a complimentary toast of Prosecco.
Six-Course Prix Fixe Dinner at Guild
To celebrate the end of 2019, Guild will be offering a delicious six-course prix fixe dinner priced at $75 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing. Reservations are now open for December 31 with regular seating times available for guests. Additionally, an oyster a la carte menu will be available in the bar area, and there will be a champagne toast at midnight.
Olive & June Six Course NYE MenuOpens in New Window
Olive & June
Celebrate NYE in style at Olive & June, with a special six course menu starting at $95 per person with an option wine pairing for $45 per person. Enjoy dishes like beef carpaccio, wagyu ribeye, black eyed peas and more, before heading downtown for a night of celebration.
Courtesy of Parkside.
Parkside Four Course DinnerOpens in New Window
Join ParksideOpens in New Window this New Year’s Eve and indulge in a specialty holiday menu. This menu is only available December 31st, so you don’t want to miss out. The menu includes venison tartar, bass crudo, braised lamb with fermented baby bok choy, peppermint chocolate semifreddo and more.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at CicloOpens in New Window
Ciclo, Four Seasons Hotel
Head to the heart of downtown on New Year’s Eve for a meal worthy of such a momentous evening. For $95 per person, guests will enjoy five show-stopping courses at CicloOpens in New Window, crafted by chef de cuisine James Flowers starting with the Ceviche Amarillo followed by the Adobo Quail, Pan-Seared Sea Bass, Lomo Saltado and Orange-Chocolate Taco.
NYE Charity BashOpens in New Window
Looking for a fun event paired with fantastic food? TLC Austin is hosting a night of casino games, food and fun in support of The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and The Children’s Tumor Foundation. Tickets include a round of chips for the casino, a wine pairing, specialty food, a champagne toast, live fire hula hoopers and aerialists and dance tunes all night with a live DJ.
KID-FRIENDLY NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
Austin’s New YearOpens in New Window
You don’t have to wait until the sun goes down to celebrate New Years. Austin’s New Year is a family-friendly event with three stages of live music, food and art. The day kicks off at 3 p.m. with live music, continuing until 10 p.m. Take the kids by “fairyland” to take a ride on a train, try face painting and more.
Saengerrunde NYE GalaOpens in New Window
If you’re looking for a family-friendly event, German heritage organization Austin Saengerrunde is planning a night of fun. Bring your dancing shoes because live music by the Czech Melody Masters will keep the party going all night long. A champagne toast and German breakfast will be provided when the clock strikes midnight.
No matter the celebration you’re looking for, Austin has you covered. Here’s to a new year with even more groovy tunes, tasty food and fun with friends and family in Austin!
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