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Are you ready to ring in the new year Austin style? Well, you’ve come to the right place. These are the hippest ways to say hello to 2019 in the ATX (and snap some of the most instagrammable pics)!
**If you’re looking for ways to ring in 2020 in Austin, check out our new updated list here. **
Vices and Virtues
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | W Hotel, 200 Lavaca St.
Ring in 2019 with two parties at W Austin on two different floors, plus Devour in Trace. Vice City is a modern underground of debauchery and excess, virtue flipped upside down. Whatever you’re resolving to give up in 2019, your last hurrah is here in the Living Room Bars, each themed with a different vice for you to live it up one last time. Beats by SolFire. Cash bar and champagne toast at midnight.
Hotel guests complimentary. Tickets start at $75.
Eberly Presents: Masquerade in Paris
December 31 | at 8 p.m. | Eberly, 615 S. Lamar Blvd.
This year’s celebration will feature three unique areas, offering a trio of different experiences to the discriminating New Year’s partygoer. Our famous Cedar Tavern bar will host a Masquerade Ball and French Circus Sideshow; our secret Cannon Room will be reminiscent of the Moulin Rouge Red Light District; and The Study will be featuring a beautiful rendition of the famous Versailles Hall of Mirrors with music from DJ Andreas Santiago of Dapper Sounds. Each ticket purchased will receive access to the entertainment, two complimentary drink tickets, a bubbly toast at midnight, and hors d’oeuvres all night long. Dress in your fanciest Parisian attire with a mask for a chance to win Best Dressed. Drop in and say “au revoir” to 2018 and enjoy NYE 2019 at Eberly – for a truly unique extravaganza! Tickets start at $150.
Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party
December 31 | at 8 p.m. | Roosevelt Room, 307 W. 5th St.
Ring in 2019 in classic fashion at The Roosevelt Room’s annual Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party! Celebrate the new year while sipping on a beverage from our menu featuring classic cocktails first crafted in the 1920s, while listening to the DJ Phauxkis fill the room with upbeat Electro-swing. And of course, we’ll be showing the Ball Drop at Midnight on our projector above the bar. The Required Attire that evening is semi-formal to formal, with vintage touches being a plus. We kindly request no flip flops/sandals, tank tops, baggy clothing, jeans, T-shirts, baseball caps, and tennis shoes. We highly encourage encourage cocktail dresses and skirts (flapper-style if you wish), suits (seersuckers even better), button-down shirts, fedoras/trilbys/cocktail hats if you’d like, and dress shoes/heels. There are a number of ticket options available that evening, starting at $40.
Jason & Deb’s Don’t Go Downtown 2019 NYE Masquerade Party
December 31 | at 9 p.m. | High 5 Anderson Lane, 2700 W. Anderson Ln.
High 5 presents the Jason and Deb’s “Don’t go Downtown” 2019 NYE Party. Ticket includes select bar beverages all night, hors d’oeuvres and loaded Player card for games and virtual reality, plus karaoke, bowling, and NYE masquerade favors with champagne toast! Private ticketed event, 21 and up only. Ticket price starts at $95.
A Very Austin NYE on the Downtown Library Rooftop
December 31 | from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Join for a Very Austin New Year’s Eve in the rooftop garden of Austin’s new Central Library, named TIME Magazine’s 2018 World’s 100 Greatest Places! Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown and Lady Bird Lake and take in the fireworks from the very front row. With sets from Walker Lukens and DJ Son Fjord, food from your favorite Austin restaurants and an open bar – the night is guaranteed to be memorable. Featuring a Limited Open Bar (Beer, Wine & a NYE Signature Cocktail; full bar available for purchase), Heavy Apps & Late Night Snacks from Irene’s, 24 Diner and Italic, Midnight Toast & Rooftop View overlooking Auditorium Shores’ Fireworks Show, Photobooth & Raffle Contest Giveaways from Tito’s, Yeti, ELM Restaurant Group and more. Prices range from $150 – 400.
Messina Hof Winery Lights! Camera! Action! Hollywood New Year’s Eve Party (Fredricksburg)
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Messina Hof Winery, 9996 US Highway 290 East, Fredricksburg
Join Messina Hof Grapevine Winery as they roll out the red carpet for a NYE celebration! Dance the night away while ringing in 2019 like a celebrity at this glamorous Hollywood event. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open wine bar, and delicious desserts followed by a countdown to midnight complete with a Texas sparkling wine toast! Cocktail attire is encouraged. Tickets start at $74.99.
Beyond the Beyond: New Year’s 2019 at Justine’s
December 31 | from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Justine’s, 4710 East 5th St.
This New Year’s Eve, Justine’s is taking inspiration from Lynchian subversion. Nightmares become dreams; dystopian is euphoric; and the lines are blurred between the subconscious and reality: Beyond the Beyond. Just as the auteur gifts derangement of the senses and beauty in paradox, our beloved designer Emily Andelin Hughes is giving intoxicating shape to psychological passageways, hallucinatory rooms and a hypnagogic photobooth, shot this year by the incomparable Barbara FG. Surreal and haunting performances throughout the night, including, from DC the profound Ian Svenonius in Escape-ism. Dinner for the night will be decadent, served reception-style, with Executive chef Taylor Chambers serving up fire-roasted hens drenched in thyme butter & ribeyes roasting on an open fire, lobsters and oysters and fanciful passed hors d’oeuvres and for late-night, a nod to the Double R, Americana classics like cheeseburgers and, of course, cherry pie. All tickets are $175 and include: Entry, all entertainment, reception style dinner, (not table service), and late-night food, champagne at midnight.
The Perfect Girls/ Guys Night Out New Year’s Eve Party
December 31 | from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. | The Belmont, 305 W. 6th St.
Ring in 2019 with 500+ Austinites. The Belmont plays host to the annual New Years Eve soiree that has led to countless kisses at midnight, hook-ups, first dates, relationships, marriages and new friendships. It is the perfect single Girl’s/Guy’s Night Out. Sign up while tickets last. Prices start at $50.
NYE Backyard Bash
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Upstairs at Caroline, 621 Congress Ave.
Ring in 2019 in the heart of downtown Austin at Upstairs at Caroline’s FREE Backyard Bash! Grab your crew and join from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. as we sip champagne, dance the night away to tunes spun by TruForce, hop in the photo booth, play yard games, and say “see ya later!” to 2018, complete with balloon drop! This 21+ party is FREE and open to the public! Space is limited and RSVP does not guarantee entry.
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Omni Austin Hotel, 700 San Jacinto Blvd.
5 Hour Prepaid Bar, 4 Areas To Mingle, 3 Top Rated Texas DJs, 2 Floors Of Fun, 1 Amazing Countdown. Be there for the most upscale New Year’s Eve Party in Austin at the Omni Austin Hotel. Tickets start at $189. See what all that includes here.
Featured photo by Flickr user Roy Niswanger, Creative Commons licensed.