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. Credit Mark Weatherford.
New Year's Eve Parties
Whisler’s NYE 2020
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, 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 Bash
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 tickets for reserved seating and VIP options.
Golden ‘20s New Year's Eve
The Upside at East Austin Hotel
Join the East Austin Hotel upstairs on the rooftop bar, The Upside, for a free New Year's Eve Party. Ring in 2020 with a complimentary bubbles toast, tons of golden decor and party favors and music by DJ Woke Bloke. Need a place to dine before the celebrations? Sixth and Waller will be open during normal hours on NYE (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and will be serving its full menu.
Keep It Quiet NYE Party. Credit Alex Parker.
Keep It Quiet presents The NYE Party 2020
Keep it Quiet is bringing in 2020 with a roar, transforming east side venue Fair Market into a Great Gatsby-themed setting for a New Year's Eve to remember. Guests will enjoy an open bar, unlimited pizza from Austin's Salvation Pizza, tunes from DJ Buck Rodgers and DJ Ferno and Instagrammable activations and photo ops throughout the space. Plus, a balloon drop at midnight and party favors.
PAT! A Dance Party
Cheer Up Charlies
Live music and dance parties are Cheer Up Charlies’ specialties, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. This all inclusive party will feature PAT resident DJs Amber Valentine and JD Samson (Le Tigre) spinning everything from classic disco to house at the outside stage, plus pop queens, 90s tunes and a sprinkle of trap inside.
Silent Disco NYE Party @The Domain
The Brass Tap Domain
Don't miss the ultimate New Year’s Eve Silent Disco experience at The Brass Tap. Quiet Events will be showcasing three of its top DJs spinning three different genres of music streaming through colored LED, wireless headsets. Admission includes the Silent Disco and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Reserved tables with bottle service are also available on a first come, first served basis.
Roaring '20s New Year's Eve
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.
Courtesy of The Belmont.
Capital Countdown NYE Party with Silent Disco
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.
NYE Block Party
Rose Room, 77 Degrees & Wonder Bar
From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., the Rose Room will be throwing a block party with 77 Degrees Rooftop and Wonder Bar to close out 2019. Admission gets you into all three bars, and guests can expect live DJs, aerialists, fire performers and bottle service pricing deals, depending on group size.
ZaZa NYE 2020
Ring in the new year with Hotel ZaZa Austin. The downtown luxury hotel has you covered with a decadent New Year’s Eve dinner at Group Therapy and the first annual New Year’s Eve Soiree in the Gold Standard Ballroom complete with passed appetizers, full bar with a specialty cocktail, DJ, dancing and, of course, a countdown to midnight with a champagne toast.
Texas Playboys New Year's Eve Pregame Party
Scholz Garten is ringing in the new year (a little early) with the Texas Playboys New Year's Eve Pregame Party from 6 to 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Get the entire New Year's Eve experience and relieve the babysitter early with an 8:00 p.m. ball drop, followed by an Auld Lang Syne champagne toast and sparklers. The evening will feature a $30 prime ribeye steak + champagne dinner all night, with live music kicking off at 8:05 p.m. provided by The Steep Cats. Plus, catch the Alamo Bowl ( UT vs. Utah) on the flat screens throughout the venue.
Courtesy of ACL Live at the Moody Theater.
New Year's Eve Concerts
New Year's Eve feat. Ghostland Observatory
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Ring in 2020 with incredible sets from Austin's own Ghostland Observatory and Golden Dawn Arkestra at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater. Welcome the new decade in the most Austin way possible – with good music and good vibes at this iconic venue.
Hotel Vegas & The Volstead
We may be entering a New Year, but Hotel Vegas wants to take you back to 1959 with some of the best jams of the year. Partnering with the Volstead, 17+ local bands and artists will be performing covers of Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke 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.
New Year's Eve feat. Akina Adderley + Lex Land Trio
Ring in the New Year with live music and special dinner features from Geraldine’s. In addition to the normal dinner menu, guests can enjoy sausage wrapped rack of lamb, tuna carpaccio, tagliatelle and more. After dinner, stick around for rooftop fireworks, bubbles and music from Akina Adderley and the Lex Land Trio starting at 9 p.m.
Courtesy of The Meteor.
New Year's Eve Dinners
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. Try elevated breakfast staples on the new brunch menu, like big bec’s buttery biscuit and the saké-infused Tokyo Mary.
Celebrate the New Year with Apis
Apis Restaurant and Apiary
Cheers to new beginnings at Apis Restaurant and Apiary. Join Apis on December 28 for traditional New Year menu sides such as black-eyed peas, green beans, caviar and more. Make your reservations today!
Olive & June NYE Menu
Olive & June
Celebrate NYE in style at Olive & June, with a special menu starting at $95 per person. Enjoy dishes like waygu steak tartar, squid ink tagliatelle, dry-aged tomahawk ribeye and more, before heading downtown for a night of celebration.
Jeffrey's. Credit Casey Dunn.
New Year's Eve Dinner
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 and caviar and tarts of beef tartare. Enjoy entertainment from piano man Matt Farrell on the baby grand 7 p.m.-midnight. Elevate your evening with supplemental caviar offerings.
A Very South Congress New Year's Eve
South Congress Hotel
Ring in 2019 at South Congress Hotel with a free celebration featuring champagne, decadent snacks and music all night, 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 Medicine Man Revival.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
District Kitchen + Cocktails
Join this chef-driven New American restaurant for New Year’s Eve dinner at both their Slaughter and Anderson Lane locations. The menu features dishes like vichyssoise, wagyu beef tartare, gravlax and caviar, Alaskan halibut and more. End the night with the rosé cake and strawberries, made from William Chris Vineyards 2018 Pet Nat Sparkling Rosé.
Courtesy of Parkside.
Parkside Four Course Dinner
Join Parkside this New Year’s Eve and indulge in a specialty holiday menu, starting at $70 per guest with a $25 wine tasting option. This menu is only available December 31st, so you don’t want to miss out. The menu includes Texas caviar, venison carpaccio with black garlic, mushroom, caper and parmesan, brown butter cornbread, a key lime tart with cranberry and torched meringue and more.
Back to the Food Truck: NYE at Sour Duck
Sour Duck Market
Sour Duck Market is heading Back to the Food Truck and ringing in a new decade with a retro-future themed New Year's Eve party. For one night only, guests can enjoy futuristic favorites cooked and served out of the Sour Duck smoker, plus draft cocktails and bumpin' beats from DJ Supafly. Tickets include entry, bites throughout the evening and a complimentary midnight toast.
Bollywood New Year's Eve
June's All Day
June's is getting dressed up with balloons and gold for a Bollywood-style New Year's Eve. Enjoy belly dancers and Bollywood dance tunes along with an elevated three-course, prix-fixe spin on the beloved Sunday Pub Night fare with a celebratory wine upgrade option.
Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve Events
Austin’s New Year
You don’t have to wait until midnight to celebrate New Year festivities. Austin’s New Year is a family-friendly event with live music, food and art. The evening kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with live music, continuing until the fireworks finale at 10 p.m.
2020 Eve Day Party
St. Elmo Brewing Co.
If you're looking to celebrate NYE early with the kids, St. Elmo Brewing is hosting family-friendly party from noon to 6 p.m. Kids can enjoy face painting and activities while adults enjoy a DJ, specials from the Soursop food trailer, beer specials and a complimentary beer toast with Champ (Brut IPA). Cheers the New Year on Paris-time with a balloon drop and toast at 5 p.m.
Saengerrunde NYE Gala
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 The Seven Dutchmen Orchestra 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!