It’s almost time to ring in 2019! Whether you like to mix with the crowd on Beale Street, dress to the nines and clink champagne glasses in swanky hotels or enjoy a quiet dinner with a few favorite people, we’ve got the lowdown on the best New Year’s Eve happenings in Memphis this year. Cheers to another great year in the 901!
Party like it’s 2019!
Party with the whole city at a rockin’ New Year’s Eve bash, blues-style! Throughout the night, celebrate with live music, fireworks, food, drinks and more — and be sure and stay for the Hard Rock Cafe guitar drop and countdown to midnight. Ring in 2019 in Memphis’ signature style. Festivities start at 10 p.m.
Hang with the cool kids in the Grand Lobby and mezzanine of The Peabody for a straight-up Memphis NYE celebration, starting at 8 p.m. and closing down around 2 a.m. There will be live music from Garry Goin Group (G3), Seeing Red and DJ Epic in the Continental Ballroom. The Rene Koopman Trio performs sophisticated classics in the Corner Bar, as well as a party going on throughout the lobby of the hotel. General admission tickets are $40 during the online pre-sale and $50 at the door. VIP passes are limited, so purchase online for $150 — VIP passes include valet parking and entrance to the Stella Artois VIP lounge, which boasts hors d’oeuvres, champagne and, of course, Stella Artois. Party guests must be 21 and over.
Minglewood Hall will transform into a high-energy dance club on New Year’s Eve with a theme of “pop and sparkle of Pink Champagne” as well as a host of performances. Guests are encouraged to wear their best pink look. Tickets begin at $20 per person, including buffet appetizers and sparkling drinks at midnight. VIP tickets and tables are available starting at $60. The VIP Blue Room will offer unlimited champagne and appetizers until midnight. Select packages are also available with dinner reservations for two or four at Alchemy Memphis, which is offering a special NYE menu. Doors will open at 9 p.m.
Come ring in the new year with Tin Roof as they will have a DJ in the green room, full band, midnight champagne toast and party favors. Tickets are $30 for general admission at the door, $50 for fast passes, and $2o0 for booth rentals which comes with a bottle of champagne, party favors and full table service.
BB Kings will offer $85 tickets which includes a three-course dinner, party favors, champagne toast, live music and reserved seating. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. For others, there is a $20 general admission in advance and $25 at the door.
Ring in 2019 at historic Lafayette’s Music Room for a night of music and fun! General admission tickets are $25 per person, which include a champagne toast and party favors. VIP tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple, and they include reserved seating, passed hors d’oeuvres, the midnight champagne toast and party favors.
An evening filled with live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, a balloon drop and midnight champagne toast! Party all night, then head up to your hotel room — no need to drive across town to get home after the party when you can stay at the hotel.
Hosted by the Phoenix Club of Memphis, wear your best sequins and suits for a party at Ballet Memphis in Overton Square. General admission is $75 prior, and $85 at the door, and includes open wine and beer bar, late night hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP tickets are $150 and include private section and seating, an exclusive bar and reserved seating at Local on the Square across the street. The festivities will begin at 9 p.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis.
Loflin Yard will be open on New Year’s Eve with no cover! Bonfires and winter cocktails will be featured, as well as $2 domestic draft beers, along with other drink specials. A DJ will perform in the Coach House. Each guest will receive one free s’mores package to roast in one of the community firepits and a free champagne toast at midnight.
Enjoy great eats!
Bounty announced that they will be serving a one-night-only prix fixe menu for $55, or $75, and a champagne toast on New Year’s Eve. Starting at 5 p.m. and closing at 9:30 p.m., stop in for the special menu or for the regular menu of Bounty favorites. Reserve a table to kick off your evening with some delicious, local, farm-to-table eats. Make your reservations by calling (901) 410-8131 or book online at opentable.com.
Despite normally being closed on Sundays, Tsunami is making an exception for New Year’s Eve! From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., they will offer their regular menu with a couple of New Year’s Eve specials. Make your reservations by calling (901) 274-2556 or book online at opentable.com.
Starting at 5 p.m., Sweet Grass will be serving up delicious eats off their regular menu on New Year’s Eve. When you make your reservation, be aware that they do hold a credit card number on file for no shows. If you don’t cancel at least 12 hours prior, you’ll be charged $25 per guest in the reservation and mailed a gift card for that value to use at a later date. Make your reservations by calling (901) 278-0278.
Ciao Bella Italian Grill will be open for dinner from 5 p.m. until 9:30pm with their regular dinner menu, as well as some fun weekend specials. Not to mention, they will have 750’s of Prosecco on hand ready to toast the new year! If you have a party of six or more, make your reservations by calling (901) 205-2500.
Open until midnight, South of Beale will be ringing in the new year with their new menu with a three-course menu of $40, featuring their new items. with a selection of bites, plates and desserts accompanied by a champagne toast. Make your reservations by calling (901) 526-0388 or book online at opentable.com.
Interim is ringing in the new year with a scrumptious set menu for $75 a person.Wine pairings are available for an additional $25. Make your reservations by calling (901) 818-0821 or book online at opentable.com.
Starting at 6 p.m., celebrate the New Year at Blue Restaurant & Lounge in the Westin Hotel. The dinner special is $75 a person and includes free valet parking. Make your reservations by calling (901) 334-5950 or book online at downtownbleu.com.
Eat your New Year’s Eve meal at the top of the pyramid at the Lookout Restaurant. The four-course meal is $70 per person.
Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with the regular menu available, and you can enjoy live music starting at 8 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner, so book now or forever lose your seats. To reserve, call (901) 522-8555. Or simply show up late to pack the bar and ring in the new year!
Have a fun, safe and fantastic New Year’s Eve, Memphis!