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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin

The best parties to ring in 2022

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It’s time to start making those New Year’s Eve plans to commemorate 2022. We’ve rounded up the best New Year’s Eve parties in Austin, including a Labyrinth-themed dance party at Red River’s Elysium, roaring ‘20s cocktail shindig from the Roosevelt Room, a galactic rodeo at Eberly, and even a free party at hotel San Jose on South Congress. All of the events listed take place on Friday, December 31.

For other New Year’s-related plans, here is Eater’s guide to New Year’s Eve dinners and New Year’s Day brunch, to make sure the 2021-to-2022 transition is as delicious and celebratory as possible and that the inevitable hangover is taken care of, as only the best of Austin’s restaurants can provide. For those opting to stay home for New Year’s Eve, plenty of local restaurants and bars are offering takeout specials.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each business is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurant themselves.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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The Rose Room

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It’s a block party at Domain Northside with a triple party hosted by Rose Room, 77 Degrees, and Wonder Bar. Buy tickets and get admission at all three bars. Limited VIP table reservations are available.

The Tigress Pub

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The North Loop bar is hosting a bubbles-focused New Year’s Eve party, complete with related cocktails, a free champagne toast, and a DJ.

DrinkWell

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The North Loop bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with food, drinks, and champagne starting at 3 p.m. through midnight.

Hopfields

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The Frenchy campus-area gastropub for a “Vegas Baby!”-themed dinner and dance party. The latter includes snacks, a bubbles midnight toast, drink tickets, and the such starting at 10 p.m. There's the basic ticket for $30 and the deluxe ticket for $65. Tickets are bookable online.

Outer Heaven Disco Club

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The East Austin club is having an Eyes Wide Shut-themed masquerade ball, with masks and formal attire (or “the opposite of formal attire) mandatory. Tickets are $40.

Paramount Theatre

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Head to the historic theatre to enjoy one of Austin’s New Year’s Eve traditions with a party/concert featuring Bob Schneider.

The Belmont

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Silent Discos are still all the rage, and the Belmont is going all out with their New Year’s Eve extravaganza, featuring several bars and three different areas to party. A house DJ will get everyone pumped up at 8 p.m., while the silent festivities take place from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Guests can hit up the photo booth and toast their complimentary glass of champagne under a midnight balloon drop. Tickets start at $50, and VIP options are available.

The Driskill Bar

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The historic downtown Austin hotel bar is hosting a concert for New Year’s Eve along with drinks. Performing are Bruce Smith and Ruby Dee and the Snakehanders. Available will be beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as a free champagne toast at midnight. It runs from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.The Driskill Bar

The Roosevelt Room

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Go back to the Roaring ‘20s with the Roosevelt Room’s lavish party. The seated celebration will include classic 1920s cocktails and tunes by DJ Beatsmode. Guests are required to dress semi-formal with vintage wares encouraged. In addition to traditional sippers, a special champagne menu will be available. Tickets range from $75 per person to $750 for a table of 10.

Roosevelt Room
Roosevelt Room
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Elysium

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At Elysium’s Sixth Annual Goblin King’s New Year’s Eve Ball, dance the night away with plenty of ‘80s fun, white flowing walls, and plenty of sing-along Labyrinth videos. Tickets range from $23 to $60 for access to the Oubliette Lounge with private seating. Dance magic dance!

Speakeasy

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This Congress Avenue bar has been ringing in the New Year for almost 15 years, and it’s going all out for 2021. It’ll be three parties under one roof, with a balloon drop on every floor, DJs on the rooftop, and live music by Suede. Bonus: All the levels are covered and heated. Tickets run from $49 all the way to $700.

ACL Live

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Ring in the new year with Spoon, the John Doe Folk Trio, and Sweet Spirit at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Hosted by Andy Langer, the concert will also include a balloon drop and complimentary midnight toast, as well as ACL Live’s traditional countdown featuring “Father Time Texas and Baby New Year.”

Lamberts

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Head upstairs at this barbecue eatery/live music venue for a solo concert from Paul Cauthen. An opening and post-concert dance party by DJ Boi Orbison (as well as a champagne toast) will have you rollicking into 2022. Tickets are $125, and doors to the show will open at 9:30 p.m.

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Hotel Vegas

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Go back in time to New Year’s Eve 1981 with the tunes of Hall & Oates, The Ramones, Fleetwood Mac, and more with plenty of local bands and DJs at this East Sixth Street venue’s You Make My Dreams Come True party. Tickets start at $20.

Head to the Line Hotel for the rooftop’s bar New Year’s Eve party featuring BMAJR – or book a room to receive a bottle of bubbles and access to the shindig, as well as wake up somewhere new in 2022.

The outdoor terrace at P6
The outdoor terrace at P6
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Fairmont Austin

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Enjoy some of the best views of Downtown Austin on the seventh floor of Fairmont Austin. The All is Bright Party will include a welcome cocktail, lively tunes, and plenty of neon. General admission is $75 per person. For those looking for more of a VIP experience, Rules & Regs is offering an elevated experience at Room 725. For $125 per guest, you can enjoy plenty of fun before and after the party with caviar and bottle service and late-night bites.

Whisler's

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The East Sixth bar is hosting a music- and drinks-filled party for New Year’s Eve.

Kitty Cohen's

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For New Year’s Eve, the East Austin bar is throwing a prom-themed party, promising bubbles, Britney Spears and Blink 182 songs, and dancing. It opens at 9 p.m.

Lefty's Brick Bar

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Enjoy delicious snacks and sip warm drinks and plenty of bubbles with live music and a midnight toast at the Arrive Austin hotel’s more casual bar. The party has two tiers of tickets: for $30, you’ll get a drink ticket, and for $200 you can get a table reservation, six drink tickets, and a bottle of bubbles.

Lefty’s Brick Bar
Lefty’s Brick Bar
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Yeehaw, it’s a Galactic Rodeo at this South Lamar hotspot. Starting at 8 p.m., you can explore the cosmos on a themed dance floor and head to the rooftop to test your skills on a mechanical bull. DJ Gatsby, retro arcade games, a photo booth, welcome cocktail and champagne toast, costume contest, and space-themed desserts are all included for $125 per person.

Eberly’s Cedar Tavern Bar
Eberly’s Cedar Tavern Bar
Merrick Ales

Half Step

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The Rainey Street bar is bringing live music (The Michael Hale Trio with Mac Mcintosh), cocktails, and (to come) table reservations for New Year’s Eve, plus both a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Justine's

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The East Austin French restaurant is throwing another one of its epic parties, and this time, outdoors. On deck is Mexican DJ Camilo Lara, a whole tent experience titled Infinite Universe, a photo booth, food, and drinks. Tickets are $125.

Hotel San José

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Celebrate in the Hotel San Jose courtyard with a sparkling celebration featuring music, drink specials, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight from the hotel’s champagne tower. Even better: This event is free to attend. It runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

South Congress Hotel

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The South Austin hotel bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with champagne bottle service, DJ sets, cocktails, and food starting at 8 p.m. The $50 walk-in ticket comes with food, drinks have to be purchased separately.

The Far Out Lounge & Stage

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Get groovy with a Cosmic Disco NYE featuring the tunes of Golden Dawn Arkestra, Superfonicos, and Viben & the Submersibles. Tickets range from $30 to $200. VIP tickets include entry for two, champagne toast, a private bar, indoor restrooms, and late-night snacks.

The Rose Room

It’s a block party at Domain Northside with a triple party hosted by Rose Room, 77 Degrees, and Wonder Bar. Buy tickets and get admission at all three bars. Limited VIP table reservations are available.

The Tigress Pub

The North Loop bar is hosting a bubbles-focused New Year’s Eve party, complete with related cocktails, a free champagne toast, and a DJ.

DrinkWell

The North Loop bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with food, drinks, and champagne starting at 3 p.m. through midnight.

Hopfields

The Frenchy campus-area gastropub for a “Vegas Baby!”-themed dinner and dance party. The latter includes snacks, a bubbles midnight toast, drink tickets, and the such starting at 10 p.m. There's the basic ticket for $30 and the deluxe ticket for $65. Tickets are bookable online.

Outer Heaven Disco Club

The East Austin club is having an Eyes Wide Shut-themed masquerade ball, with masks and formal attire (or “the opposite of formal attire) mandatory. Tickets are $40.

Paramount Theatre

Head to the historic theatre to enjoy one of Austin’s New Year’s Eve traditions with a party/concert featuring Bob Schneider.

The Belmont

Silent Discos are still all the rage, and the Belmont is going all out with their New Year’s Eve extravaganza, featuring several bars and three different areas to party. A house DJ will get everyone pumped up at 8 p.m., while the silent festivities take place from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Guests can hit up the photo booth and toast their complimentary glass of champagne under a midnight balloon drop. Tickets start at $50, and VIP options are available.

The Driskill Bar

The historic downtown Austin hotel bar is hosting a concert for New Year’s Eve along with drinks. Performing are Bruce Smith and Ruby Dee and the Snakehanders. Available will be beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as a free champagne toast at midnight. It runs from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.The Driskill Bar

The Roosevelt Room

Roosevelt Room
Roosevelt Room
Marc Swendner

Go back to the Roaring ‘20s with the Roosevelt Room’s lavish party. The seated celebration will include classic 1920s cocktails and tunes by DJ Beatsmode. Guests are required to dress semi-formal with vintage wares encouraged. In addition to traditional sippers, a special champagne menu will be available. Tickets range from $75 per person to $750 for a table of 10.

Roosevelt Room
Roosevelt Room
Marc Swendner

Elysium

At Elysium’s Sixth Annual Goblin King’s New Year’s Eve Ball, dance the night away with plenty of ‘80s fun, white flowing walls, and plenty of sing-along Labyrinth videos. Tickets range from $23 to $60 for access to the Oubliette Lounge with private seating. Dance magic dance!

Speakeasy

This Congress Avenue bar has been ringing in the New Year for almost 15 years, and it’s going all out for 2021. It’ll be three parties under one roof, with a balloon drop on every floor, DJs on the rooftop, and live music by Suede. Bonus: All the levels are covered and heated. Tickets run from $49 all the way to $700.

ACL Live

Ring in the new year with Spoon, the John Doe Folk Trio, and Sweet Spirit at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Hosted by Andy Langer, the concert will also include a balloon drop and complimentary midnight toast, as well as ACL Live’s traditional countdown featuring “Father Time Texas and Baby New Year.”

Lamberts

Lamberts
Lamberts
Lamberts/Official

Head upstairs at this barbecue eatery/live music venue for a solo concert from Paul Cauthen. An opening and post-concert dance party by DJ Boi Orbison (as well as a champagne toast) will have you rollicking into 2022. Tickets are $125, and doors to the show will open at 9:30 p.m.

Lamberts
Lamberts
Lamberts/Official

Hotel Vegas

Go back in time to New Year’s Eve 1981 with the tunes of Hall & Oates, The Ramones, Fleetwood Mac, and more with plenty of local bands and DJs at this East Sixth Street venue’s You Make My Dreams Come True party. Tickets start at $20.

P6

The outdoor terrace at P6
The outdoor terrace at P6
Chase Daniel

Head to the Line Hotel for the rooftop’s bar New Year’s Eve party featuring BMAJR – or book a room to receive a bottle of bubbles and access to the shindig, as well as wake up somewhere new in 2022.

The outdoor terrace at P6
The outdoor terrace at P6
Chase Daniel

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Fairmont Austin

Enjoy some of the best views of Downtown Austin on the seventh floor of Fairmont Austin. The All is Bright Party will include a welcome cocktail, lively tunes, and plenty of neon. General admission is $75 per person. For those looking for more of a VIP experience, Rules & Regs is offering an elevated experience at Room 725. For $125 per guest, you can enjoy plenty of fun before and after the party with caviar and bottle service and late-night bites.

Whisler's

The East Sixth bar is hosting a music- and drinks-filled party for New Year’s Eve.

Kitty Cohen's

For New Year’s Eve, the East Austin bar is throwing a prom-themed party, promising bubbles, Britney Spears and Blink 182 songs, and dancing. It opens at 9 p.m.

Lefty's Brick Bar

Lefty’s Brick Bar
Lefty’s Brick Bar
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Enjoy delicious snacks and sip warm drinks and plenty of bubbles with live music and a midnight toast at the Arrive Austin hotel’s more casual bar. The party has two tiers of tickets: for $30, you’ll get a drink ticket, and for $200 you can get a table reservation, six drink tickets, and a bottle of bubbles.

Lefty’s Brick Bar
Lefty’s Brick Bar
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Eberly

Eberly’s Cedar Tavern Bar
Eberly’s Cedar Tavern Bar
Merrick Ales

Yeehaw, it’s a Galactic Rodeo at this South Lamar hotspot. Starting at 8 p.m., you can explore the cosmos on a themed dance floor and head to the rooftop to test your skills on a mechanical bull. DJ Gatsby, retro arcade games, a photo booth, welcome cocktail and champagne toast, costume contest, and space-themed desserts are all included for $125 per person.

Eberly’s Cedar Tavern Bar
Eberly’s Cedar Tavern Bar
Merrick Ales

Half Step

The Rainey Street bar is bringing live music (The Michael Hale Trio with Mac Mcintosh), cocktails, and (to come) table reservations for New Year’s Eve, plus both a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Justine's

The East Austin French restaurant is throwing another one of its epic parties, and this time, outdoors. On deck is Mexican DJ Camilo Lara, a whole tent experience titled Infinite Universe, a photo booth, food, and drinks. Tickets are $125.

Hotel San José

Celebrate in the Hotel San Jose courtyard with a sparkling celebration featuring music, drink specials, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight from the hotel’s champagne tower. Even better: This event is free to attend. It runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

South Congress Hotel

The South Austin hotel bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with champagne bottle service, DJ sets, cocktails, and food starting at 8 p.m. The $50 walk-in ticket comes with food, drinks have to be purchased separately.

The Far Out Lounge & Stage

Get groovy with a Cosmic Disco NYE featuring the tunes of Golden Dawn Arkestra, Superfonicos, and Viben & the Submersibles. Tickets range from $30 to $200. VIP tickets include entry for two, champagne toast, a private bar, indoor restrooms, and late-night snacks.

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