Celebrate New Year’s Eve and the feeling of a fresh start that can accompany it at your favorite Short North Arts District hangout, with options ranging from pure chill to all thrill. Prefer to skip the hype and treat it the same as any other day? Grab dinner (and maybe a fun flute of fizz) before turning in for the evening. Whatever your preference, we hope you have a fun and safe night with friends and loved ones. Cheers to the new year!

Be Entertained

Customize your New Year’s Eve at Brothers Drake Meadery with live music from local bands, a range of free beverage options, and more. The London NYE package ($50 +tax) is perfect for early-to-bed-ers and Anglophiles alike. Happening from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, this includes live jazz with Stan Smith, a dinner buffet from Ajumama Korean Street Food, two drink tickets, and a 7:00pm ball drop celebration (12:00am London time). The New York NYE package ($25 +tax) includes music from Sarob, Parker Louis, and Bohno from 9:00pm – 2:00am, a midnight shot, and celebration of the stateside ball drop. Want the best of both worlds? The All Night package ($65 +tax) includes all of the above at a discounted price. Act fast, as tickets are limited per package.

Axis presents Salvation New Year’s Eve 2018 with three superstar guests – hostess Nina West and RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Shangela and Alyssa Edwards! Make the last night of 2018 one to remember with the year’s longest party. Relive the year’s best music with DJ Alan Saunders.

  • 8:00pm – 8:30:pm – VIP Meet & Greet
  • 8:30pm – 9:30pm – Meet & Greet
  • 10:00pm – 11:00pm – Shangela, Alyssa, & Nina stage show
  • 12:00am – Ball drop on the main stage with Nina West
  • 12:15:am – Amanda Sue’s all-male revue in the Pumps Lounge

VIP Meet & Greet, Meet & Greet, Booth, and General Admission tickets are on sale now.

DJs & Drinks

No Hype New Year’s returns to Seventh Son Brewing as they ring in 2019! Keep things mellow and laid back with DJ Adam SC of Heatwave and Laser Beam, who will be playing soul, funk, disco, and 80s records in the backroom. Kick back and enjoy good beer and close friends from 9:00pm – 2:00am.

Dress to impress and join Two Truths from 8:00pm – 2:00am for a New Year’s Eve soiree, with Jay Swifa spinning all night long. Tickets are $15 and include a champagne toast at midnight!

Ring in 2019 with Hubbard Grille during their New Year’s Eve Bash. DJ Pastel will have the crowd on its feet with drink specials featured by Ultimat Vodka, Patrón Tequila, Pyrat Rum. Don’t miss out on the last party of 2018 as they set the bar high to start 2019. Event is 21+. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.

Skully’s New Year’s Eve Bash 2019 will feature DJs Chuckstar and Skull Dogg and a midnight champagne toast.  $8 tickets are available until December 29; $10 tickets are available until 7:00pm on December 30; $15 tickets will be available the night of at the door (cash only). The event will happen from 8:00pm to 2:00am and is 21+.

Join Bernard’s Tavern from 8:00pm – 2:00am for NYE 2018, their New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy complimentary party favors, music by top local DJs, and a Veuve Clicquot champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $10; for table, reservations, call (614) 223.9601.

Exclusive Parties

Celebrate New Years Eve at an exclusive party in the new Sacred Palm speakeasy hidden under the Mikey’s Late Night Slice High & Vine location. $100 tickets include entry to the speakeasy and a select open bar (wells, calls, wine, and champagne), with premium liquor available for purchase.

Ring in the new year in style at Monarch for their first New Year’s Eve Bash. Doors open at 9:00pm, and General Admission get you admission, four top-shelf cocktails, party favors, a midnight toast, and continental breakfast at 2:00am. Exclusive second floor lounge tickets are also available. Event is 21+ and formal attire is required.

Ring in the new year with the BrewDog crew, who will be rolling out a special menu with beer pairings for the evening, along with a midnight toast with their flagship beer, Punk IPA. The event will be from 5:00pm to 1:00am and is 21+. To reserve your spot, email shortnorthbar@brewdog.com.

Last Meal of 2018

Want something a little more low-key? Make reservations at District favorites like The Table; The 1126 Restaurant; Service Bar at Middle West Spirits, which will have a prix fixe menu; Forno, which will have Moët bottles and cocktail specials starting at 7:00pm; Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Marcella’s, Martini, The Pearl, The Guild House, and Harvey & Ed’s.

Additionally, Hyde Park & Black Point will both feature prix fixe menus on New Year’s Eve, with Hyde Park offering a $20.95 two-course option available until 6:00pm and Black Point offering a three-course surf & turf option for $54. Additionally, Black Point will feature live music by the Maggie Green Trio from 8:00pm – 12:00am.