For some, New Year’s Eve is a night to pull out all the stops, party hard, and really end the year with a bang. If that’s you, check out these spots around town where ice luges will be flowing, champagne toasts abound, and drunken dancing is highly encouraged.Read More
Food-Focused New Year's Eve Parties Around Seattle
Ring in 2016 with gastronomic style.
1. Bar Ferd'nand
For the fourth year in a row on NYE, Melrose Market is getting it’s dance party on. Music is on lock from DJs Jac and Diane with a champagne toast at midnight. And it’s only a $16 cover.
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2. Capitol Cider
Celebrate at this ciderhouse on Capitol Hill with “A Magical Motown NYE” and really get your groove on. Chow on Seattle-style hot dogs for $5 and drink lots of bubbles to get loose for the show. The best Motown-inspired outfit can win $50 in the male, female, and couple categories. Their regular menu will also be available.
3. Chop Shop Cafe & Bar
Jugglers, suckling pig, and belly dancers? That’s one way to start 2016 right. It’s a Roman-style Bacchanalia (aka drunken revelry) feast with platters of antipasti and cheese to start, and a full dinner to follow. And of course lots of wine and champagne toasts. It’s $250 per person all-inclusive so you can eat and drink as the Romans did.
4. Columbia Center Sky View Observatory
The Columbia Tower might be the best view in the city for the midnight fireworks from the Space Needle. Champagne, wine, beer, and light apps will be available for purchase. Tickets are under $15 for adults and $9 per child over five years.
5. Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Head to the downtown adult indoor/outdoor playground on the 5th floor roof of the Red Lion Hotel for appetizers from 9pm-11pm, a Belvedere cocktail or glass of Moet Chandon, and DJ Quest on the turntables. It’s $50 for general admission with VIP packages available for that special treatment.
6. Good Bar
Celebrate in the historic neighborhood of Pioneer Square with festive decor, cake, indoor fireworks (oh my!), and a champagne toast at midnight.
7. Pennyroyal Bar
It’s a three-tiered, time-zone themed party at this downtown hotel for the holiday. Start the night in New York with appetizers, caviar, and champagne. Move to Chicago for street food, cocktails, and a champagne ice luge. And then end in Seattle for a nightcap of brandy, dessert, and a live feed of the Space Needle Fireworks. One ticket gains entry to all three levels.
8. Rhein Haus
It’s a roaring 20s cocktail party at this hopping German alehouse, complete with DJ, ice luge, photo booth, and midnight balloon drop. Don your best flapper dress, save room for schnitzel, and dance your way into 2016.
9. The Ballroom
It’s the 9th annual Black and White Ball at this Fremont billiards bar. Expect dancing, party hats, appetizers, desserts, a photo booth, and probably a slice of pizza or two. Tickets are $25 per person in advance.
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10. The Canterbury Alehouse
Nothing says NYE like and open bar, and only for 35 bucks for that matter. This includes well drinks, beer specials, and a complimentary champagne toast when the bell tolls 2016.
11. Willows Lodge
The Sammamish Ballroom will be hosting its first NYE party this year with heavy hors d’oeuvres courtesy of the Barking Frog and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be live music, a photo booth, and party favors. Might be the perfect night to drink too much and splurge on a fancy room at the lodge, too.