Whether your 2017 was loved or lackluster, send it off with a celebration in the Short North Arts District.  There’s quite a selection of New Year’s Eve parties and packages happening to usher in the big 2018, so join us in this last hurrah of the year.


RuPaul Drag Race SPERSTAR DETOX will be back  at AXIS for NYE with Nina West. Nina West hosts all the mayhem while DJ Alan Sunders spins the best music in Columbus! Festivities start at 9pm. Grab your tickets here.

Bernard’s Tavern

Ring in the New Year with Bernard’s Tavern! They are planning a special evening to say “Thank You” to their customers for another great year! Contact them at 614-223-9601 to reserve your table today. $10 admission includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

 Brothers Drake Meadery

Come celebrate another year with friends and family at Brothers Drake Meadery. The party starts on New Year’s Eve at 8:00 pm, with music starting at 9:00 pm. Osage will begin the night with their brand of brutal funk, followed by Safety Squad at 10:30 pm, bringing everyone into the new year with a midnight toast of the ticket-included Ball Dropper shot. Funk Worthy will then play the first notes of 2018. Tickets are limited, so reserve yours today!

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Dine with the Hilton Columbus Downtown this New Year’s Eve with delicious food in their Gallerie Bistro.  Purchase a four-course prix-fixe meal, complete with complimentary valet parking and a champagne toast, for $75 per person.  Additionally, a New Year’s Eve Package is available for $325, which includes one standard guest room, a four-course prix-fixe meal for two, valet parking, champagne toast, and breakfast on New Year’s Day. Reservations via phone are required.  For the reservation number, see here.

Hubbard Grille

Celebrate the goods of 2017 and what’s to come in 2018 at Hubbard Grille. Drink specials and bottle service featured by Ultimat Vodka and Patron will be available as DJ Z2C has the crowd on its feet.  General Admission and VIP packages are on sale now – see here for information on all that is offered.


Marcella’s will be offering a special NYE menu featuring:

Entrée: Lobster and Saffron Ravioli – Prosecco cream, Sundried Tomato $26

Featured Cocktail: Pine Fin Fizz – Pineapple Fin, Chambord, Prosecco $10 

Click here to make your reservation.

Martini Modern Italian

Martini Modern Italian will be offering a special NYE menu featuring:

Entrée: Whole Poached Lobster – Stuffed With Saffron Risotto, Winter Greens, Sweet Garlic $39

Featured Cocktail: Limone Sparkle $12 

Click here to make your reservation.

Skully’s Music-Diner

Say hello to 2018 and jam out with Skully’s Music-Diner.  DJ Chuckstar and DJ Skulldogg will be providing 80s, 90s, and now dance mix music to ring in 2018.  There will be a champagne toast at midnight.  Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

The Guild House

 The Guild House is offering a special NYE menu featuring:

Entrée: Lobster Pasta – House-Made Orecchiette, Lobster, Asparagus, Arugula, Parmesan $24

Entrée: Grass Fed Strip – Celery Root Puree, Butter Poached Crab, Meyer Lemon, Celery Leaves, Pickled Red Onions, Roasted Carrots, Haricot Vert, Cabernet Reduction $38

Featured Cocktail: Watershed Vodka, Apricot Liquor, Suze Gentian, White Cranberry Juice, Sage, Domaine Carneros Brut $10

Click here to make your reservation.

The Pearl

 The Pearl is offering a special NYE menu featuring:

Entrée: Smoked Scallops With Braised Pork Belly – Over A Saffron And Corn Puree With A Crispy Brussel Sprout And Herb Salad $38

Featured Cocktail: Spiced Rosé Champagne Cocktail– Rosé Champagne, Spiced Apple Cider Simple Syrup, Apple Bitters $9

Click here to make your reservation.

Make preparing for this busy night easier the Short North Parking & Transit information, Dining Guideand Services Guide.  Have fun and party responsibly!  Leave the keys at home and let the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) be your designated driver – COTA is offering service on the CBUS ® and Night Owl until 3 a.m. the morning of Monday, Jan. 1. Plan your trip at cota.com.

~Ann Faris