It may seem like we are wishing away the days left until the end of the year, but the days are flying by, the clock is ticking down, and we advise you to start thinking about New Year’s Eve so you can get your tickets and reservations locked in.
Perhaps you want to wear your party pants and raise a glass of champagne to toast old friends and
strangers new friends at midnight. Maybe you want to move your hips to a cool band. Or possibly, you just want to dine with a date. No matter the mood you’re in, we’ve got something for you.
Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in Nashville
Tickets & time: $100; seatings start at 5:30 p.m.
Intimate and delicious, Miel’s New Year’s Eve dinner is one you won’t want to miss. The first course features a selection of seafood, such as oysters, prawns, King Crab and caviar. Continue the meal with poached scallop in soba ravioli and glazed mackerel before reaching the third course, which offers a tasting of Japanese beef-lichen, foie gras and roast duck. These delicious bites will be followed by dessert. Dinner is $100 per person and wine will be offered by the glass. The dining room will be seated throughout the evening. Call (615) 298-3663 soon to reserve your preferred time. mielrestaurant.com
Tickets & times: $75; call for available times
The Southern is hosting a wonderful dinner to ring in 2019! With a delicious prix fixe menu, it is sure to be a great end to 2018. The menu, crafted by Chef de Cuisine Paul Brantley, includes three courses, and pricing starts at $75 per person. Spend the evening snacking on oysters, soup, meatballs, filet mignon and chocolate butter cheesecake. To see the full menu and to make a reservation, visit thesouthernnashville.com.
Tickets & times: $90; call for available times
Lobster bisque, pork belly, house-made burrata, lamb, scallops with mushroom faro risotto, filet and raspberry key lime cheesecake are only a few of the dishes offered on Etch’s four-course New Year’s Eve dinner menu. Choose from a selection of appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts for $90, and add the optional wine pairing for $40 per person. Make your reservation for seatings between 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. by calling (615) 522-0685. Learn more at etchrestaurant.com.
Tickets & times: $80; call for available times
Starting with oysters, followed by lobster bisque, spinach salad, fresh catch rillette and beef tartare, the menu’s first two courses are only the beginning of Fin & Pearl’s New Year’s Eve offerings. With options of fresh catch, crispy dry-aged duck breast, Beef Wellington and braised pork shank, the third course gives you the option of sea or land. Dinner will end with dessert. Make your reservation today, at $80 per person. finandpearl.com
Tickets & times: $75; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At the Southernaire, flavors South Korea will meet flavors of the Southeast for a celebratory five-course Korean fusion tasting dinner. On the menu, you will find fried dumpling, spicy cabbage soup, crab and scallion pancake, greens topped with fried ramen, Gochujang braised short ribs and sesame tuile. Dinner is $75 per person and will be served with festive cocktail pairings. eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-dinner
Tickets & times: $85; seatings start at 5 p.m.
Dig into a four-course dinner with items such as dry-aged steaks, smoked bone-in pork chops and fresh pasta, at Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill. The four-course dinner welcomes dinners at $85 per person, which includes wine pairings. Dinner is served between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Make your reservation today! ellingtons.restaurant
Chef Matt Bolus is treating diners to an elegant course menu with options such as bay scallops, duck leg roulade and smoky filet. Diners have the option of a three-course ($105) or five-course ($175) menu with champagne pairs (there is also an option to not including champagne pairings. The first seating is at 5 p.m. and the second is at 7:30 p.m the404nashville.com/new-years-eve
Tickets & times: $75; call for reservations
Head to Germantown for this festive dinner by Henrietta Red’s Chef Julia Sulivan. The menu is comprised of small dishes, perfect for sharing. So gather a few friends and plan to ring in the new year with a delicious meal. Dinner if $75 per person and beverage pairings are available for $50. To make a reservation, call (615) 490-8042 or visit henriettared.com/nye2018.
Tickets & times:$60; seatings start at 5 p.m.
Nicky’s invites you to swing into the new year with them during a retro-inspired evening featuring a four-course tasting menu. The menu starts with antipasti, including warm cauliflower and new potato and beef carpaccio. Antipasti will be followed by pizza and pasta and dessert. Dinner is $60 per person. Visit opentable.com or call (615) 678-4289 to reserve your spot! nickysnashville.com/events
Tickets & times: details to come
Adele’s is serving a delicious dinner to celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of a new year. The seasonal fare and champagne promise to delight during this New Year’s Eve celebration. Stay tuned for more details on pricing and available reservation times. adelesnashville.com
Tickets & times: $65 with available wine pairings and cocktails; call for availability
With menu items such as oysters, beef bastruma, honey and baharat braised lamb roulade, olive oil poached fish and squash dumplings, Lyra’s four-course dinner will be delicious. Ring in the new year as you enjoy modern Middle Eastern eats with friends. Dinner is $65 per person with optional wine pairings and cocktails. Call (615) 928-8040 to make reservations. lyranashville.com/new-years-eve
Celebrate 2019 and reflect on the year past at Chauhan Ale & Masala House with a four-course prix fixe menu prepared by chef Maneet Chauhan for $75 per person. Indulge in Indian inspired fare with dishes including oyster gol guppa with boondi, sev, pomegranate and mint cilantro water and Parmesan moilee with lobster tail. A special beverage pairing will be available for $45. Reservations are recommended and can be made here.
Tickets & times: $75; seatings throughout the evening
One of Germantown’s newer restaurants, Geist is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner that is sure to delight. The dinner will kick off with a caviar blini and continue with four courses with offerings that range from beef tartare and braised beef cheek ravioli to crispy red snapper and mascarpone pannacotta. The bar will feature a limited a la carte menu (note: lounge table seatings will require the purchase of a magnum of Moet). You will also be treated to a balloon drop! geistnashville.com/nye18
For a delectable six-course dinner prepared by Daniel Gorman, make your reservations now for dinner at Henley. With three different prix fixe menus, at $65, $85 and $115, your crew, whoever they may be, will have options that are sure to satisfy. Enjoy tableside magic, delicious White Alba truffles and a celebratory evening at Henley this year! Seatings will be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and reservations can be made here.
Tickets & times: $100; seating available at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
If you want to head Downtown, but avoid Broadway, make plans to visit the Capitol Grille for their annual New Year’s Eve celebration. The tasting menu features a range of dishes, including personal favorites, scallop carpaccio and butter-poached Maine lobster tail. Dinner is $100 per person and includes a glass of sparkling wine and favors at midnight, plus music from a live trio. Call (615) 345-7116 for reservations. capitolgrillenashville.com/events-and-specials
Enjoy a four-course dinner at Tánsuŏ with a delicious prix fixe menu for $80 per person. On the menu, you’ll find contemporary Chinese dishes like foie gras wontons with pears, shredded duck and tellicherry pepper hoisin, a dry aged strip stake with charred green onion and sha cha, and for dessert, The Countdown, which tops a sweet strawberry and chocolate tart with gold leaf, champagne and a sparkler. A beverage pairing will be available for $45. Reservations are recommended and can be made here.
Retro New Year’s Eve Dinner at Fort Louise
Tickets & times: $55; call for available times
Cozy up for an evening at Fort Louise in East Nashville’s Inglewood neighborhood. The three-course dinner menu will feature everything from smoked crab dip to braised short ribs with a buttermilk-dill waffle. The prix-fixe menu is available for $55. Reservations can be made here, or by calling (615) 730-6273.
Tickets & time: $75; call for available times
Good food, fun, bubbles and music will make for a great night at Little Octopus. Start with a seafood tower then let amuse, snacks, entrées and dessert fill you up. Choose from options such as roasted oysters, vegetables, prime filet and sunburst trout. Dinner is $75 per person. Make reservations here.
Tickets & time: $80; call for available times
Starting with duck tart, digging into duck fat-seared swordfish and treating yourself to mocha tart doesn’t sound like a bad way to end 2018. You can do just that at etc. thanks to their four-course prix fixe dinner menu. Reservations are accepted between 4 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., and dinner is $80 per person, with an optional $30 wine pairing. Make your reservations online or call (615) 988-0332. etc.restaurant
Tickets & times: $45; call for reservations
Start your celebrations early with dinner at Del Frisco’s. The prix fixe menu is available starting at 3 p.m. and features signature items such as a filet duo, broiled lobster tails, truffled mac and cheese and caramel pot de créme. delfriscosgrille.com/promotions/new-years-eve
Tickets & time: $75; call for available times
Celebrate with a five-course dinner and festive and fun evening at The Mockingbird. On the menu, you will find tuna tartare, rabbit tartine, smoked pork and a carrot cake. Dinner is $75 per person, with an optional $45 beverage pairing. mockingbirdnashville.com
DINNER & A PARTY
Tickets & times: starting at $30; 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to dance the night away — but before you put on your dancing shoes, sit down to a delectable dinner. You can do both at Woolworth on 5th. Start the evening with a dinner menu that includes a deviled egg with smoked trout and chorizo chip, crispy pork belly, filet mignon and a boozy chocolate tart. Then, head to the New Era Ballroom for an evening of dancing with the Music City Big Band! woolworthonfifth.com/calendar/big-band-nye
Tickets & times: $125; dinner 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pop a few bottles of champagne while enjoying a four-course dinner by City Winery’s Executive Chef Donald Counts with coursed wine pairings. The intimate setting is perfect for a New Year’s Eve date night or a quiet evening with friends. The dinner has two seating options: 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The 10 p.m. seating includes a complimentary toast of champagne at the stroke of midnight! Tickets are $125 per person. You can also catch Marc Broussard’s New Year’s Eve performances at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. citywinery.com
Black & White Masquerade at Cafe Roze
Tickets & times: $85; reservations begin at 6 p.m.
This East Nashville eatery is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a Black & White Masquerade. Begin the evening with a three-course dinner($85), as you enjoy live jazz music (from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). At 10 p.m. DJ Russ Pollard will keep things up a notch and he will continue spinning tunes until 2 a.m. An a la carte menu will be available at the bar. caferoze.com
Tickets & times: dinner $125-$175, first seating at 5 p.m.; ball $300-$400, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bourbon Steak offers two opportunities to celebrate in style. The first offering is a pre-fixe menu with the option of three courses ($125) or five courses ($175). Later in the evening, the Black Tie Ball will begin in the Bourbon Sky with a DJ and dance floor, hors d’oeuvres and canapés, plus complimentary champagne and desserts. Tickets to the Black Tie Ball start at $300, or you can get VIP access to Terrace for $400. To make your reservation, please visit michaelmina.net/restaurants/tennessee/bourbon-steak-nashville.
Tickets & times: no set price; reservations beginning at 4 p.m.
Before you groove along to tunes by DJ Nesh and party past midnight, start your evening with a dinner of Spanish small plates and wine. Barcelona Wine Bar promises to delight NYE diners with elevated dishes and continue to impress with a festive party. barcelonawinebar.com/location/nashville
Tickets & times: dinner $90; party $50; reservations beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Start the evening with dinner and stick around for the after party. Sinema will serve a five-course dinner, inspired by the elaborate and indulgent Venetian masquerades of the 16th century, followed by a party in the lounge and bar. Ticket price for dinner is $90 per person with an optional $45 wine pairing. Tickets to both the dinner and lounge party can be purchased for $125. Tickets to the lounge party are $50 per person. You can make a reservation between 5:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., and the lounge doors open at 9 p.m. All guests are encouraged to dress to impress and mask up in full masquerade attire. Visit sinemanashville.com.
Tickets & times: $85-$125; 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Head to Homestead Manor and start your celebration with a three-course meal ($85) prepared by Executive Chef Braiden Mallon. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to indulge in soup and salad, cornbread-crusted pork chop, sweet tea-brined fried chicken or smoked beef tenderloin, and your choice of beer-battered apple fritter or crispy bacon and waffle bread pudding. After dinner at 8:30 p.m., a party will begin in the barn with live music, viewing of the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square, light appetizers, s’mores, champagne toasts photo opportunities and cash bar. Tickets to the party are $85, or you can buy a dinner and party bundle deal for $125. homesteadmanor.com/nyeparty
Head to the Hutton Hotel for a spectacular New Year’s Eve that starts with dinner at WestEnd Kitchen & Bar, where you can enjoy delicious entrees paired with a complimentary glass of champagne. After dinner, head to Analog for a New Year’s Eve party with Nashville the Beautiful, DJ Rage and PimpDaddy Supreme. General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $50. Also, you can purchase a package that gets you your own private green room, filled with apps a private bartender and a late-night breakfast, at Analog’s party.
Tickets & times: Call the restaurants for more information.
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant in downtown Franklin and downtown Nashville invite you to dinner and two shows on New Year’s Eve. In Downtown Nashville, Jon Mullins will play two shows (7 p.m. and 9 p.m.), and the regular menu will be available to diners. Call (615) 770-2772 for reservations.
In Franklin, Wannabeatles, a Beatles tribute band, will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. A limited menu will be offered. Call (615) 794-5527 for reservations. At Puckett’s Boathouse in Franklin, Matt Marinchick will be providing music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the regular menu will be served. Call (615) 790-2309 for reservations.
PARTIES, PARTIES & MORE PARTIES
Tickets & times: free; 4 p.m. to 12:35 a.m.
Ring in the new year with Keith Urban, Peter Frampton, Judah & The Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and The Fisk Jubilee Singers in Music City. This free New Year’s Eve event features live music, fireworks, confetti cannons and the “Music Note Drop®.” Party with your fellow Nashvillians at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park! Visit visitmusiccity.com.
Tickets & times: starting at $130; at 8 p.m.
At The Sutler, you will have two options for entertainment. In the saloon, you can enjoy live music by The Sutler String Ban followed by a DJ. Downstairs at Rambler Cocktail Bar, you can enjoy live music by Lazy Jane. The open buffet and bar will be available to all guests as well as a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. You can reserve an all-inclusive reserved table starting at $350, or you can reserve an all-inclusive seat for $130. For more information and tickets, visit thesutler.com.
Tickets & times: $55; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Head to Printer’s Alley for a swingin’ good time at Black Rabbit’s New Year’s Eve bash. Partygoers will be treated to live jazz music, small bites, a midnight champagne toast, games, 1920’s swag and more. Tickets are $55 and the fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call (615) 891-2380 for more information. eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-at-black-rabbit
Tickets & times: starting at $50; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
There is no shortage of beautiful spots in Noelle, and you can take advantage of all of them during this New Year’s Eve celebration. General admission tickets ($50) grant you access to Trade Room lounge, where DJ Foldy will be set up from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gold Level tickets ($100) will get you into the disco dance party with DJ Majik that will be held in the Hidden Bar (this ticket also includes access to Trade Room lounge). VIP ticket holders ($200) will be treated to a private black tie martini lounge with raw bar and casino games. Visit noelle-nashville.com/things-to-do/new-years-eve.
Tickets & times: starting at $50; 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Acme Feed & Seed becomes Acmeworld, what promises to be one of the biggest bashes in the city, on New Year’s Eve. You can expect balloon drops, confetti, champagne and live music on the first and third floors. General admission is $50 and VIP booths start at $900. VIP includes reserved space, wristbands, champagne toast and NYE favors. If you haven’t made NYE plans yet, make this your go-to event. For more information visit theacmenashville.com.
Tickets & times: starting at $150; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Take in the views of Downtown and the city’s firework show while sipping champagne, snacking on bites, listening to live jazz music by the Jody Nardone Jazz Trio and dancing to tunes by DJ Case and DJ Pia. Tickets start at $150 and all tiers include food, cocktails and a champagne toast. eventbrite.com
Tickets & times: $50; 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
At Tin Roof, the fun kicks off at 9 p.m. with live music, party favors and champagne toasts. Entry to the party comes at a cost of $50, or $150 if you want to splurge for the VIP experience. tinroofbroadway.com
Tickets & times: $125; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Trimble House is a creative space in Wedgewood Houston that will be transformed for an upscale party to celebrate the new year. An open bar will offer cocktails, beer and wine, and party bites will be served. When the clock strikes midnight, the champagne rave will begin! eventbrite.com/e/super-cool-new-years-tickets
Tickets & times: starting at $125; 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Take a trip back to the 1920s this New Year’s Eve at The Standard. Snacks and endless champagne are included in the ticket price so you can stay full and hydrated as you move and groove to the sounds of the ’20s. General admission tickets are $100 ($125 at the door). Visit eventbrite.com.
Tickets & times: free; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
If you are looking for a more casual affair, head to Walden for their Onesie New Year’s Eve Party. Put on your favorite onesie and plan for an evening of fun (including a competitive beer pong tournament), capped off with a champagne toast at midnight. waldenbar.com/events/2018/11/28/onesie-new-years-eve-party
Tickets & times: $70; 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
As you celebrate the new year with drinks, food and a champagne toast, you can look ahead to 2019! Headquarters Beercade is offering partygoers the opportunity to win concert tickets to any show in Nashville in 2019 (they are giving away 5 concert tickets to you and a friend). The party starts at 8 p.m. ($70), and the giveaway starts at 9 p.m. universe.com/events/new-years-eve-2019-party-concert-ticket-giveaway-hq
Tickets & times: $150; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Fire Ball is back again this year and promises to be bigger and better than before. Start the night by dancing to live music from BandLux & DJ Benji and snacking on hors d’oeuvres until midnight when you can toast to the new year and head to The Party Fowl Nashville Breakfast Buffet. Tickets are $150 at eventbrite.com/e/fire-ball-nye-201819-tickets.
Tickets & times: $125; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Head to the rooftop lounge at Bobby Hotel for a celebration you’ll never forget. A DJ will set the tone for the night and drinks will be flowing for party goers. General admission tickets are $125 and include passed hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and specialty cocktails and a midnight champagne toast. You can also reserve a private igloo ($2,500), which can fit up to 10 people and comes with a magnum-size bottle of champagne and a chef’s specialty food platter. eventbrite.com/e/nye-at-bobby-hotel-rooftop-lounge
Tickets & times: $25; 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The George Jones is offering two ways to celebrate this year. You can attend a private concert with Chase Bryant in an intimate setting overlooking the Cumberland River. After the show, you can use your ticket to access entertainment on the main floor and rooftop. Concert tickets are $50. If you’d rather skip the show, you can enjoy live country entertainment on the main level and rooftop. Tickets are $30. georgejones.com/nashville-new-years-eve-party/nashville-cowboys-countdowns-2019-at-the-george-jones
Tickets & times: $300; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Celebrate the hours leading up to midnight (and a few hours past) with an open bar, dancing, DJ sets by KO and Warfield, interactive photo booth and a champagne toast at midnight on the rooftop bar, L.A. Jackson. Tickets are $300. lajacksonbar.com A hotel package is also available for the holiday. See here for more details.
NYE The Great Gatsby at The Ainsworth
Tickets & times: $100; 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve like its the 1920s! Ainsworth is hosting a Gatsby-style party with drinks and a dinner buffet, plus a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. If you’d like to go with a group, look into the VIP package, which includes admission for four, dinner, party favors, two bottles of champagne and premium liquor for $1,000. buyblitztickets.com
Tickets & times: $85; 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The Wooten Brothers will have people dancing the night away at Rudy’s New Year’s Eve celebration. In addition to music, you will be treated to New Orleans-themed hors d’oeuvres and a midnight champagne toast. Groove into the new year with the Wooten Brothers and continue the fun with DJ Nio as he spins funk, soul, hip-hop and Motown classics. Tickets are $85. eventbrite.com/e/the-get-down-with-the-wooten-brothers
Live jazz will fill this Wedgewood Houston spot as partygoers sip cocktails, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and tap their toes to live music by Jay Vernali with The Whole Tones. A $50 ticket will grant you admission, two drinks and hors d’oeuvres. eventbrite.com/e/wedgewood-houstons-americano-coffee-lounge-new-years-eve-party
Tickets & times: Prices vary; show starts at 8 p.m.
Groove to the space-rock sounds of Papdosio at Marathon Music Works. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Snag a general admission ticket for $18.75. marathonmusicworks.com/event/1745189-papadosio-nashville
Tickets & times: $38.24; show starts at 8 p.m.
Relive the ’80s with cover band Guilty Pleasures. They’ll play everything from the late ’70s through the early ’90s, and you are invited to sing along — thankfully crowd voices will be drowned out by the professionals! Tickets start at $38.24. 3rdandlindsley.com
Tickets & times: starting at $59.50; show starts at 9 p.m.
Old Crow Medicine Show is returning to the Ryman for another New Year’s Eve performance. This Nashville-based band is a favorite among fans of folk, country and bluegrass, and they only sound better in the Mother Church of Country Music. ryman.com
Tickets & times: $15-$95; shows start at 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Party like it’s 1998 with My So-Called Band! This well-loved band plays the top hits from the ’90s, and you won’t be able to help singing along. The My So-Called Band show starts at 9:30 p.m. at Cannery Ballroom, a house band will play tunes from the early 2000s starting at 10 p.m. at Mercy Lounge, and AJ & The Jiggawatts take the stage at 10 p.m. at the Highwatt. mercylounge.com
Tickets & times: $31.50; 9:30 p.m.
Move and groove to the sounds of Moon Taxi as they bring in the new year at Metro Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Tickets start at $31.50. Grab yours today’s so you don’t miss the fun! facebook.com/events
Tickets & times: $30; 9 p.m.
Southern Grist, a local brewery located in the Nations, will celebrate their the new year and their new location with The Weeks, Liz Cooper & The Stampede and THE FOXIES. Sip local brews as you jam to these bands. Tickets start at $30 and the doors open at 9 p.m. facebook.com/events
Tickets & times: $150; 9:30 p.m.
This Germantown Bar welcomes you to ring in the new year with an open bar and performances by Wick-It The Instigator, KDSML, Jonny Grande, KHAOS and Mike-III. Tickets are $150 and the fun starts at 9:30 p.m. thebackcorner.com/events/new-years-eve-2019-an-all-inclusive-event
Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!