If you are like many of us, Christmas came with a flurry of activity and New Years Eve seemed far away. But, it’s not. NYE is next week and we’ve scouted out some fabulous places in town that each have a special menu planned and festive fun on tap. It’s not too late to plan a fun evening. Remember that you can always head downtown to watch the musical note drop with the rest of America as the Central Time Zone hits midnight — this city event is free. Or, plan a more quiet evening with friends and head home early. Whatever your desires, this list will help you find your perfect NYE bliss:
The Tippler’s Vaudeville Affair
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Tippler’s Vaudeville themed event on Tuesday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. General admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the door an includes a champagne toast at midnight. While this party is almost sold out, there are still reservations for the early dinner seating at 5 p.m. which includes a 3 course meal for $65/person and entry to the party later that night. www.musiccitytippler.com
New Year’s Eve on M Street
On Tuesday, December 31 M Street will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party at 10:00pm. One ticket will get you into four locations including The Rosewall, Citizen, Saint Anejo, and Virago. Ticket includes: 2 drink tickets, DJs, party favors, photos, dancers, an a midnight balloon drop. Registration and wristband pick-up opens at 9:30 pm. www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve
New Year’s Eve at Bar 308
308 Wine Bar will be ringing in the New Year with a champagne toast and rockin’ music by DJ RG. $10 cover at the door. www.facebook.com/pages/No-308
GRAY’s on Main Menagerie
Enjoy a vintage circus-themed evening that includes a prix fixe menu with jugglers, mimes, aerialists, magicians and more! $95/person includes a three-course meal, tableside entertainment, performance by SHEL and a champagne toast. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: 615-435-3603; facebook.com/GRAYSfranklin
The Nashville White Out: NYE 2014–The Greenhouse
“…come wearing ALL WHITE, or dress to impress with your best assortment of color topped off with WHITE… Either way, it’s bound to be the most colorful party of the year!
The Greenhouse Bar is unique to Nashville and it’s an actual greenhouse filled with lush plants and greenery as well as two full service bars. In addition to the greenhouse, there is a 10,000 square foot heated and floored tent filled with massive production, huge dance floor, photo booth, and VIP lounge. In addition to the main tented area, there is also “The Boom Room” complete with 2 bars, full production and local and national touring DJ’s performing in a more intimate setting all night long. With over 12 points of sale for drinks… there’s less time waiting and more time partying!” — www.wantickets.com Tickets start at $35/person.
Kocktails and Kouture Casino Royale
Dinner at The Southern
Ring in the New Year South of Somewhere with a distinctive three-course prix fixe dinner created by Executive Chef Matt Farley.
*Please note that all New Year’s Eve reservations guarantee a two hour time window on your reserved seating.*
- Early Seating (Starting at 5pm): $65
- Middle Seating (Starting at 7pm): $85 (Includes a champagne toast)
- Late Seating (Starting at 9pm): $95 (Includes a champagne toast)
Advance reservation only. To RSVP, please use Open Table
Ring in the New Year at one of Nashville’s best restaurants found just off Charlotte Ave in Sylvan Park. The special NYE menu is just $39/person for a 3 course meal. See the menu online and make reservations at 615-298-3663. www.mielrestaurant.com
360 Bistro 3 Course Dinner
360 was just by USA Today as part of “10 great restaurants with stellar wine lists.” Experience 360 Bistro yourself New Year’s Eve with a special 3 course menu on NYE for $75 per person ($120 with optional wine pairings). Open seating times are available. www.360bistro.com
The NYE 2013 menu is five courses with many options to choose from. For $65/person, this is an incredible deal! Make your reservation today by calling Dana: 615-627-1088. www.facebook.com/eastlandcafe
On New Year’s Eve, Pomodoro East will be offering a four course dinner for $60/person with an optional wine pairing for $25 more. www.pomodoroeast.com
Margot Cafe & Bar
Ring in the New Year at Margot and enjoy a festive NYE menu. Reservations start at 5pm.www.margotcafe.com
Enjoy a delicious NYE menu at Saffire with a 3 course prix fixe dinner created by Executive Chef Vinny Tardo while enjoying the music of the Hillbilly Renegades. RSVP: 615-599-4995. See menu online: http://saffirerestaurant.com
The Inn at Evins Mill
Perhaps you just need a quick getaway for NYE? If this is you, celebrate in the festive yet intimate setting of Evins Mill. Guests will be treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, 5-course dinner, live music, one night’s accommodation, turn-down service and a hearty New Year’s Day brunch the following morning. For menus, pricing and other details, visit www.evinsmill.com, or call the Nashville reservation desk at 615-269-3740.
Of course, staying home and banging pots and pans at midnight is allowed, too!