We're less than a month away from NYE and I'm so excited to spend my first NYE here in Lexington out and about in downtown! There are a surprisingly huge number of events going on here, and so many ranges of prices and types that I couldn't decide just by clicking through websites. So I decided to pull them all together into one easy page, and why not share the love of information with you all? I've sorted the events into two categories: Casual options and Nicer options that are a little fancier or more expensive options. From there, everything's alphabetical so y'all can easily check for your fav places and see what they're doing! And no worries, I'll be updating as we get closer and more fun events pop up! 😊
The Burl - The 'Lectric Wooks
Time: Doors at 8 PM, show at 10 PM
Details: Concert includes The 'Lectric Wooks, The Way Down Wanderers, and Joslyn & TSC
Collin's Bowling Center - New Years Eve Bowling Party
Cost: $64.95 (Youth Party); $79.95 (Family Bowl); $95.94 Late Bowl
Time: Youth: 5PM - 7PM; Family: 8PM - 10PM; Late Bowl: 11PM - 2AM
Details: Glow in the Dark lights, choice Jukebox music, shoe rental and party favors included with every package. Youth and Family package come with 2 hours of unlimited bowling. Youth package also comes with 1 slice of pizza and a medium soft drink. The late bowl comes with 3 hours of of unlimited bowling instead.
Creaux Bar - NYE Boogie Down at Creaux
Cost: $50 (Presale); $30 (door)
Details: The Nasty Natti Brass Band will be playing, champagne toast and party cake at midnight, party favors, and coat check. Presale also includes gourmet light fair and guaranteed seating.
Crumzz Bar - New Year's Countdown Party
Time: 7PM - 2:30AM
Details: DJ Baby J & DJ Tone playing all night. Champagne available. Hip Hop, Top 40, Throwback, and Latin music all night.
Drake's - Drake's NYE
Cost: $35 for two to dine; no cover
Time: 4PM two can dine starts; 10PM DJ comes on; - through midnight
Details: Two can dine with one app to share, two separate entrees, one dessert to share, and a glass of champagne at midnight. Live DJ at 10 and champagne toast at midnight.
Goodfellas - NYE at Goodfellas
Cost: No cover
Time: Not specified
Details: Free champagne toast at midnight and tons of space!
Hudson Haus - New Year's Eve Jazz and Jive
Cost: $50 for Earlybird tickets, $60 for day of.
Time: 9PM - 1AM
Details: A show by Lexington's own The Marlin Mckay Trio ft. Paper Moon. Ticket includes shrimp cocktail and a signature drink, with a coat check and a champagne toast at midnight with a balloon drop. Fully stocked cash/card bar.
J. Render's - J. Render's NYE
Cost: $50 (Early time) - $65 (late time)
Time: 6PM - 8PM or 8PM through midnight
Details: 4 course meal with Martine's Pastries dessert. The late time includes music from Ben Lacy and Corey Cross, with a champagne toast at midnight. They'll even have a tent with heaters, lights, and dancing all night!
Kentucky Ale Taproom - NYE 2019
Cost: Early Bird: $25 ; Reserved Table: $100 ; VIP: $350
Time: 10PM - 2:30AM
Details: Early Bird comes with general admission. Reserved Table comes with a no wait line for 4, 2 bottles of champagne, a bottle waitress, and quick access to the bar. VIP tickets come with a roped off couch seating, and an extra premium bottle of choice, in addition to Reserved Table things. A cash drop will happen at midnight and the DJ Big Homie DJ LEGIT playing.
Lexington Arthur Murray - Arthur Murray's NYE Bash
Cost: $45 (single) - $80 (couple)
Time: 9:30PM - 12:30PM
Details: Attend an evening of fun and dancing! Night club 2 step class from 9:30-10, Bachata class from 10-10:30, and dance party from 10:30-12:30.
Mirror Twin Brewing - Great Gatsby NYE
Cost: $15 (Door)
Time: 5 PM ticket sales begin, 7 PM live music begins
Details: Check out both 723 and the new 725 building. Jordan and the Bellwethers playing at 723, and DJ Beth Fox Mitchell at 725. Champagne toast at midnight. Specialty beers, wines, cocktails, and Rolling over pizza, sandwiches, and shareable available. 100% of proceeds go to the Lexington Humane Society.
Various Bars - Lexington NYE Bar Crawl
Time: 6PM - 2AM (Registration 6-9PM)
Details: Register at Tin Roof then hop between Win Roof, Two Keys, Soundbar, and The Paddock. A ticket includes access to all bars, one drink ticket to each bar, NYE beads and swag, appetizer buffet, champagne toast, and VIP showing of the ball drop. Shuttle offered to groups of 10+.
Whiskey Bear - NYE 2019
Cost: No Cover
Time: 9PM - 2AM
Detail: Drink specials, complimentary champagne toast, relaxed atmosphere.
Winchell's Restaurant and Bar - NYE Lobster Boil
Time: 4PM - 11PM
Details: 3 course meal of New England clam chowder, Lobster plate with potatoes and vegetables, and a seasonal fruit cobbler, with a free glass a champagne included.
Bar Louie - Cocktails and Confetti
Cost: $50 (General) - $75 (VIP Group Seating)
Time: 8 PM - 2 AM
Details: Live music with Honey Child and DJ Hammer, and drawings with cash and prizes. Each general ticket comes with appetizer horsderves, party favors, and midnight champagne toast. VIP also gets a bottle of champagne, commemorative flute glass, and premium seating.
Belle's Cocktail House - Belle's Midnight Masquerade
Cost: $30 (Single) - $50 (Couple)
Time: 9 PM - 2:30 AM
Details: Each ticket comes with 2 specialty cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight.
Clarion Hotel - Ain't No Party like a Clarion New Years Eve Party
Cost: Party Only: $100; Party and Room $270; Party, Room, and Dinner for 2: $320
Time: 9PM - 2AM
Details: Superfecta playing live in the Grand Ballroom, Karaoke in the Bar/Grille, DJ Chris Dedman in the Pre-Function area. Tickets include access to all 3 venues, drinks, entertainment, and party favors. Tickets with a guest room will include champagne reception and appetizers upon check-in.
Cru Wine Bar - Cru Year's Eve
Time: 5PM - 10:30PM
Details: 4 Course Prix Fixe dinner with music, favors, and fanfare. Attend an early dinner or stay late for the countdown. Last seatings come with complimentary Champagne toasts at midnight.
The Grand Reserve - 4th Annual Midnight Masquerade
Time: 8AM - 2AM
Dress: Cocktail attire required, costume optional
Details: Light appetizers from 8-10, 3 venues with varying musics. Personal mini bottles of champagne, and a balloon drop.
Harvey's Bar / Hugo's Ultralounge - Harvey's and Hugo's NYE Party
Cost: GA: $25 (pre-sale), $30 (night of), $250 (High Top Table Package)
Time: 8 PM
Details: Celebrate the new year with dance music from DJ Electra. There's GA night of the event but you can buy tickets before to avoid the line and save your spot! Ticket comes with entrance to two bars in one and complimentary champagne before the ball drop. You can even buy a "High Top Table Package" which comes with entry for 4, bottle of champagne, a round of craft beer, an Uber gift card, and a complimentary party bag.
Horsehoe's Kentucky Grille - NYE Party at Horseshoe's
Cost: Admission at door: $25 (per person) & $40 (per couple); 2 Person Package: $150
Time: 7PM - 2AM
Details: Horseshoe: First come first serve. Packages: 2 person. 2 dinners, 2 admission to Horseshoe, 1 room at Days Inn, 2 champagne toasts, favors, breakfast at the hotel.
The Kentucky Castle - Suites and Boots New Year's Eve
Cost: $55 (General) - $160 (VIP)
Time: Cocktail reception (VIP): 6:30 PM; Concert: doors at 8 PM, show at 9:30 PM
Dress: Coat and Tie dress strictly enforced
Details: The general ticket includes a ticket to the concert with JD Shelburne and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. With the VIP ticket, you also get valet parking, a cocktail reception with drinks, a four-course dinner, VIP concert seating, and an exclusive cash bar.
Louie's Wine and Dive - NYE at Louie's
Cost: $60 per person, $90 for wine pairings with each course
Time: 4PM- 10PM
Details: 4 course meal with wine pairings.
Malone's Lansdowne, Palomar, Hamburg - BHG New Year's Eve
Time: 4PM -
Details: By reservation only. 32 oz Tomahawk Bone-In Ribeye Special and special Malone's menu.
Malone's Prime Events and Reception - BHG New Year's Eve
Time: 5PM - 10PM
Details: By reservation only. Filet buffet, with peel & eat shrimp, Aqua Sushi, a chocolate fountain and more!
Middle Fork Kitchen Bar - Middle Fork NYE
Cost: Not Stated
Time: 6:30PM start
Details: 5 course dinner with wine pairings. Not a ton out about this one but visit their website of call to make reservations!
OBC Kitchen - BHG New Year's Eve (and more)
Time: Brunch: 11AM - 3PM; Dinner: 4PM - 11PM; Bourbon &Bubbles: 10PM - 1AM
Details: OBC is offering a New Year's Eve brunch, a three course Pre Fix Dinner, and a Bourbon and Bubbles Celebration. Reservations recommended, walk ins welcome. Bourbon and Bubbles features Pappy bottles and NYE flights, Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, and live music.
Papi's - NYE with Papi's
Cost: $35 (Single) - $65 (Couples)
Time: 7:30PM - 1:30AM
Dress: "Dress to Impress"
Details: Each ticket comes with a 4 course meal and a bottle of J. Roget Champagne. Meal includes a sample platter, a soup or salad, an entree of either Chicken barbacoa, Filet mignon, or Rajas poblanas, then your choice of dessert. Cash bar available until 1:30AM and photobooth and props as well.
West Main - NYE at West Main
Cost: $65 (Food Only); $95 (Food and drink pairings)
Time: 8PM start
Details: 6 course Prix Fixe. There's not a ton out about this one, but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more! Reservations required.
West Sixth - NYE at West Sixth
Cost: $65 - $195 depending on what table size
Time: 7 PM - ? AM
Details: Reserve a range of tables with variously priced add on platters. Popcorn machine rolling throughout the night. Minimal table includes 2 seats, 2 glasses of champagne, a 750 mL West Sixth bottle, 2 specialty glasses to keep, 4oz beer cheese app, 1 sweets box, paper games, playing cards, confetti poppers, fortune cookies, and party favors.
21c Museum Hotel - Night at the Cabaret
Time: 9 PM - 1 AM
Dress: Bejewels and tasseled cabaret attire encouraged
Details: The night includes music by Kentucky Pro DJ, and show by Sora Contemporary Circus. Each ticket includes bites from Lockbox, a premium open bar, and complimentary bubbly toast at midnight.
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