The new year is right around the corner, and the Magic City is packed with festive celebrations. Whether you’re looking for a themed event, elegant night out, downtown soirée or food-filled evening, we’ve rounded up the most exciting New Year’s Eve parties and dining options to ensure you ring in the new year with a bang. Here are Birmingham’s best ways to say goodbye to 2017. Happy 2018!
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Spend New Year’s Eve at the Redmont Hotel as they celebrate their Second Annual NYE Party with a Fire & Ice theme. This year’s party will feature themed rooms, drinks, complimentary desserts and a DJ on the hotel’s mezzanine level and roof! There will also be a complimentary champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight! Tickets start at $45, and the night begins at 8 p.m.
Have you checked out Birmingham’s TopGolf yet? Now is the perfect time. Ring in 2018 with a special New Year’s Eve package that includes unlimited game play from 9 p.m. to close and party favors or the VIP Package, which includes a premium NYE dinner buffet. Live entertainment and an unforgettable midnight celebration will complete the event. Tickets start at $225, and the night begins at 9 p.m.
End 2017 in Birmingham’s bustling downtown this year! The Get Down Downtown New Year’s Eve event will feature a celebration at The Loft Entertainment District with live bands, special entertainment, admission to Pale Eddie’s Pourhouse, Rogue Tavern, The Collins Bar, The Wine Loft, Tavern on First, Carrigan’s Public House and the Atomic Lounge on a convenient (and fun!) party bus. Tickets are $25, and the night begins at 8 p.m.
Channel Old Hollywood glamour this New Year’s Eve at Roots & Revelry in the Thomas Jefferson Tower! This celebration features live music and DJs; themed rooms, including a Casablanca-style casino and a ballroom transformation straight out of The Great Gatsby; a prohibition-era speakeasy; fun prizes; signature cocktails; a silent auction and fabulous music! Don’t forget to dress in your Roaring ’20s best! Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and the night begins at 8 p.m.
Celebrate your final night of 2017 at a Masquerade Ball! The New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball is an all-black-and-gold event complete with a red carpet entrance. Attendees will enjoy a dinner buffet, fabulous music, drinks, a champagne toast and money balloon drop at midnight. Don’t forget your mask! Tickets start at $15, and the night begins at 8 p.m. at Perfect Party All Access.
Party like it’s 2018 at Bird’s Bar and Pizza this year as they transform the restaurant into a NYE wonderland. This event will feature live music by The Orange Constant, delicious drinks, appetizers and dining options throughout the night, a champagne toast and tons of fun! The night will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the band beginning at 9 p.m., and tickets start at $30.
One of Birmingham’s best New Year’s Eve celebrations is back and better than ever! This year, the Alabama Theatre will celebrate its 90th birthday in style with a concert by Sister Hazel and Taylor Hicks, drinks, small bites and the opportunity to see the brand-new 18th Street marquee lit for the first time! Tickets start at $29.50, and the night begins at 8 p.m.
Ring in 2018 with elegance at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s annual New Year’s Eve event. This year’s concert will feature the favorites by Johann Strauss ll, popular hits from around the world and a few classics from the American songbook, plus a midnight champagne toast. Cheers! Tickets start at $39, and the night begins at 6 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Dining
Celebrate with Galley & Garden this New Year’s Eve and enjoy a four-course, prix fixe dinner at $95 per person (plus tax and gratuity). This year’s menu will feature house-made cavatelli and foraged mushrooms, Bayou La Batre crab cakes, seared Gulf yellowtail snapper and more. Bon appétit!
Join Root to Tail for their largest celebration of the year! They’ll have live music, speciality cocktails and seatings at 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Space is limited, and the menu is full of exciting farm-to-table surprises!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve surrounded by family, friends and delicious seafood. This year, Dyron’s Lowcountry will feature their regular menu with additional New Year’s Eve specials. Make a reservation for everything from hickory-grilled Gulf black grouper to baked wild Texas oysters. Yum!
Spend the evening at Hot and Hot Fish Club as they feature a special 22nd Anniversary New Year’s Eve menu with four delicious courses, including lobster salad, hickory-grilled prime New York strip steak, duck confit beignets and more. Dinner is $110 per person, excluding additional alcohol, tax and 20% gratuity.
To ring in 2018, OvenBird will be offering a four-course New Year’s Eve menu for $65 per person, excluding tax and tip. The menu will feature OvenBird favorites like the signature beef fat candle and shishito peppers, Gulf fish, vegetable paella and more. Complimentary champagne will top off this festive meal.
This New Year’s Eve, Satterfield’s will feature a special New Year’s Eve menu including lobster gnocchi, blue crab parfait, New Year’s Day gumbo and many more delicious options. Dinner is $85 per person excluding tax, tip and beverages.
To end 2017 in style, Vino will offer a special four-course, prix fixe menu for just $75. This is a fantastic way to sip and eat your way to a fruitful 2018. Cheers!
To celebrate the New Year, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille is offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu where guests can enjoy their choice of soup or salad starter, signature entrée and delectable dessert. The menu will be available for $59.95 per person before 5:30 p.m. and $79.95 per person after 5:45 p.m., and patrons are invited to enjoy an included champagne toast during a midnight celebration in Bar 79. Diners will have the choice to choose between five soups or salads, eight entrées and three desserts.
Happy new year, Birmingham!