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Where to Ring in New Year’s Eve in Houston

Toast to 2024 with menu specials, live music, and more

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Let these Houston bars and restaurants help you cheers to the New Year
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Capping off the Holiday season, New Year’s Eve serves as the grand finale of the year. Elaborate food and drink events predicate the ceremonious date. From lavish tasting menus and Champagne and caviar experiences to restaurants serving up their full menus with a side of live entertainment, there are a multitude of ways to ring in the new year. Here are various bars and restaurants to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Houston for varying tastes and budgets.

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Kick the night off early with a violinist performance, a six-course tasting menu, and a welcome champagne toast from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at this standout Indian restaurant in the Woodlands, or opt for a later celebration to see in the New Year from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations can be made on OpenTable for $100 per person.

Home Run Dugout

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Head to this entertainment venue for baseball-fueled fun for the whole family. Book a batting cage to test your skills or chill out in the beer garden before the festivities begin with live music from Sol Flair from 8 p.m. to midnight and fireworks starting at 10 p.m. Reservations for bays are available starting on December 17.

From December 28 to December 31, this magical bar will serve an eight-course Great Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve menu, with decadent dishes like brie-stuffed mushrooms and seared foie gras with Calvados apples, complimentary champagne, and ethereal cocktails. Diners can reserve one of two seatings per day at 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. for $225 per person.

Heights Bier Garten

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For a night of mystery, head to this Heights Bier Garten for a masquerade party for the books. Expect live DJs, a champagne toast, and a contest for the best mask.

Heights & Co.

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Lead up to the New Year by the fireside at Heights and Co. From December 29 through New Year’s Eve, the local watering hole will host holiday cocktails, s’mores boards by the firepits. On December 29, catch happy hour from noon to 6 p.m., live jazz from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., a three-course meal for $60, and a holiday movie. On Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31, enjoy the same multi-course brunch and holiday movie, or opt for an earlier celebration with its champagne brunch with $35 bottles of champagne from noon to 3 p.m. Catch a complimentary toast at midnight with a ball drop on the big screen.

Dance the night away at this James Beard Award-winning cocktail bar with bubbles, oysters, and a live DJ. Reserve a booth for up to 6 people for $850 and receive a bottle of champagne, a bottle of Blond cocktail, six signature cocktails and a seafood tower or Baller Board, plus party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Andiron

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Houston’s live-fire steakhouse will invite diners for a five-course dining experience with sparkling wine and champagne to celebrate. For $175 per person, diners can experience Andiron’s wedge salad topped with smoked bacon and truffle vinaigrette or Viet-Cajun Crawfish bisque; duck or beet agnolotti, and main courses like a filet Rossini with grilled foie gras, a prime black angus rib-eye, or black cod.

Post Houston

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For unbeatable views of fireworks, head to Post Houston’s Skylawn, a 5.5-acre rooftop park with panoramic views of Houston’s skyline, Its 21-and-up New Year’s Eve bash will offer sets from live DJs, drinks, and a midnight fireworks show. Score early bird tickets now for $50 or inquire about its VIP tables, which come with admission for eight people, two bottles of champagne, one bottle of liquor, and some of the best seats in the house.

Make the final night of 2023 one to remember with a New Year’s Eve party with Zon23 with skyline views, cocktails, and electric beats. General admission is $25 at the door, but you can up the experience with the VIP package, which comes with private seating for up to eight people. unlimited food, and drinks flowing from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Bandista

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For an immersive cocktail experience on the last night of 2023, look no further than this speakeasy-style bar in the Four Seasons Hotel. End the year with Bandista’s new cocktail menu — its first update since February 2022, plus party favor and a toast at midnight. Reservations are $50 per person.

Chapman And Kirby

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The EaDo bar is offering a night of 21-and-up entertainment, with live DJs, a 360-photo booth, and a laser show, plus hookah, cigars, and party favors to cement the night. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

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Wine and dine at Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette’s River Oaks and Memorial locations, which will offer a special dinner from December 29 through New Year’s Eve. For $99 per person, enjoy a three-course dinner with a wine pairing with dishes like lobster bisque, roasted pear salads, lobster tail medallions or wagyu strip steaks, and a dark chocolate mousse with a glass of cabernet.

J-Bar-M Barbecue

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Welcome 2023 with an afternoon whole hog party at J-Bar-M. The East Downtown barbecue joint will dish out whole hog barbecue sandwiches on pretzel buns, with sides like black-eyed peas, collard greens, and a Maui Wowie sausage link, plus two Lone Star beers. The event will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a live performance by the Mighty Orq band. Only 100 tickets are available at $40 each, but some walk-ins will be available.

This Italian chophouse will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a live jazz trio and four-course prix fix menu, featuring wagyu carpaccio, wild mushroom risotto, tuna wellington featuring prosciutto and cacio e pepe hollandaise, a juicy wagyu New York Strip with eggplant purée porcini jus, and a dessert board for the table.  Dine earlier in the day for lunch or dinner for $145 per person, or opt for a later dinner for $175 to toast with champagne at midnight.

Ojo de Agua

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New Year’s Eve celebrations begin at 11:30 a.m. at this River Oaks cafe, with a boozy brunch and a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites, including its colorful acai bowls and Ojo’s beloved chilaquiles, plus a live DJ and complimentary glasses of bubbly until 3:30 p.m. Celebrate with a spritz pitcher for five for $60.

Barcelona Wine Bar

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Looking for plans that don’t require tickets or door charges, but still offers great wine and bites? Plan a paired wine or sherry-tasting dining experience at this Montrose wine bar to complement your tapas-filled table on New Year’s Eve, then enjoy a complimentary midnight toast.

One of River Oak’s newest Italian restaurants celebrates a succesful 2023 with a black-tie masquerade party, starting with dinner at 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Bring your best mask and your dancing shoes. Bari plans to have additional entertainment and a festive champagne toast at midnight.

La Colombe d’Or hotel

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Party in Montrose at this chic hotel with cocktails, horse d’oeuvres, cigars and scotch, and a live DJ for $195 per person. If you need dinner plans — chef Jesus ‘JB’ Babaran will offer the Tonight and Tomorrow dining experience featuring tableside showstoppers, like a Chateaubriand and crepe Suzette. Enjoy diner alone for $125, or pair it with the party for $289 per person.

1920’s Midnight in Paris at 13 Celsius

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At $250 per person, this ticketed, wine dinner will channel 1920’s Paris glam in a luxurious celebration. Chef Daniel Leal collaborates with chef Joe Apa for a five-course experience complete with wine decadent desserts and wines hand-picked by Adele Corrigan Wade. Champagne and cake, to celebrate the bar’s 17th year, will be served at the stroke of midnight.

Casino Night at Holman Draft Hall

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Do a little gambling as you ring in 2024 at this local watering hole. Choose between roulette, blackjack, and craps, or dancing to DJ Madsounds before welcoming in the New Year with a midnight toast. Doors open at 11 a.m. and space is first come, first serve.

Doris Metropolitan

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Looking to get fancy for 2024? Head to this steakhouse for its black-tie celebration, where it’ll roll out the red carpet for its New Year’s Eve bash. Enjoy party favors, a live DJ, and a champagne saber at 11:30 p.m., plus a balloon drop and champagne-fueled New Year’s countdown.

Street to Kitchen

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Ring in the New Year Bangkok-style with James Beard Award-winning Chef G and Street to Kitchen co-owner Graham Painter at one of Houston’s best Thai restaurants. The festivities include a five-course dinner with wine pairings and a bubbly toast to finish, for $170 per person.

The Warwick

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The always party-ready Warwick will be closed on New Year's Day, but it’ll celebrate the coming of 2024 with New Year’s Eve brunch. complete with a brunch platter, and a three-course dinner experience at night that features a red carpet entrance, a 360-photo booth to document the experience, and more for $125.

Hidden Omakase

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With just two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Hidden Omakase chef Niki Vongthong serves a special New Year’s Eve dinner, paired with a glass of Veuve Clicquot and an extra toro tartare caviar course. Reservations can be made starting on December 22 through Resy for $200 per person.

Axelrad Beer Garden

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This Midtown bar has always been a popular destination for drinks and socializing, and New Year’s Eve will be no different. Bring in the New Year with a backyard bash, with DJ sets and free champagne toast at midnight.

This timeless Italian restaurant will offer two seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. for its four-course dinner (for $115 and $195, respectively) with fresh pasta and buttery seafood dishes like the pan-seared Dover sole, plus a live band and a complimentary toast and party favors at midnight. Caviar service and its foie gras cotton candy are optional.

Le Jardinier

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You will be hard-pressed to find a more Michelin-worthy New Year’s Eve meal in town than Le Jardinier’s multi-course tasting menu. Chef Felipe Botero offers a four-course menu for its 5 p.m. seating that includes chestnut ricotta agnolotti and poached main lobster for $165, and a six-course menu at 7:30 p.m. that features dry-aged rib-eye and an AOP gruyere cheese souffle with shaved black truffles for $295 per person.

Eau Tour

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Start with Eau Tour’s New Year’s Eve brunch ($85 per person) or kick off the evening with a celebratory three-course dinner. Cozy up with starters like oyster stew with caviar, citrus salad, or French onion soup, before moving on to dishes like ravioli au dauphine, poached flounder with butter beans, parsley soubise, and mussels, and a decadent ending of profiteroles, mini yule logs, or la galette du Rois.

Cafe Rabelais

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Pop bottles of French wine and cheers to a wonderful 2024 with a five-course meal at one of Houston’s favorite French restaurants. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., this Rice Village restaurant will offer dishes like sauteed frog legs or octopus, wild mushroom bisque, and braised beef veal cheeks vol au vent in a Madeira brown sauce, plus an apple tart for two. Reserve your tickets for $87 per person.

Navy Blue

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Chef Aaron Bludorn’s seafood restaurant invites residents to raise their glasses in-house with a menu curated by Navy Blue’s executive chef Jerrod Zifchak to a soundtrack of a live DJ that starts at 9:30 p.m. and champagne.

 

Aya Sushi

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Countdown to the New Year with Aya Sushi’s Howdy 2024 Omakase, a compilation of the restaurant’s 21 favorite bites from 2023, for $175 per person. Be sure to check out Aya’s extensive sake collection. With more than 100 varieties by the bottle, you’re sure to find something to suitable to toast with.

Pretend you’re in Studio 54 at this disco-themed extravaganza, which will roll out the red carpet and unveil a dancefloor where you can let loose to a live DJ. Expect a special holiday menu from chef Joe Cervantez, drink specials, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. No ticket required. Note: the kitchen closes at 9 p.m.

Amrina

Kick the night off early with a violinist performance, a six-course tasting menu, and a welcome champagne toast from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at this standout Indian restaurant in the Woodlands, or opt for a later celebration to see in the New Year from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations can be made on OpenTable for $100 per person.

Home Run Dugout

Head to this entertainment venue for baseball-fueled fun for the whole family. Book a batting cage to test your skills or chill out in the beer garden before the festivities begin with live music from Sol Flair from 8 p.m. to midnight and fireworks starting at 10 p.m. Reservations for bays are available starting on December 17.

Degust

From December 28 to December 31, this magical bar will serve an eight-course Great Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve menu, with decadent dishes like brie-stuffed mushrooms and seared foie gras with Calvados apples, complimentary champagne, and ethereal cocktails. Diners can reserve one of two seatings per day at 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. for $225 per person.

Heights Bier Garten

For a night of mystery, head to this Heights Bier Garten for a masquerade party for the books. Expect live DJs, a champagne toast, and a contest for the best mask.

Heights & Co.

Lead up to the New Year by the fireside at Heights and Co. From December 29 through New Year’s Eve, the local watering hole will host holiday cocktails, s’mores boards by the firepits. On December 29, catch happy hour from noon to 6 p.m., live jazz from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., a three-course meal for $60, and a holiday movie. On Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31, enjoy the same multi-course brunch and holiday movie, or opt for an earlier celebration with its champagne brunch with $35 bottles of champagne from noon to 3 p.m. Catch a complimentary toast at midnight with a ball drop on the big screen.

Julep

Dance the night away at this James Beard Award-winning cocktail bar with bubbles, oysters, and a live DJ. Reserve a booth for up to 6 people for $850 and receive a bottle of champagne, a bottle of Blond cocktail, six signature cocktails and a seafood tower or Baller Board, plus party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Andiron

Houston’s live-fire steakhouse will invite diners for a five-course dining experience with sparkling wine and champagne to celebrate. For $175 per person, diners can experience Andiron’s wedge salad topped with smoked bacon and truffle vinaigrette or Viet-Cajun Crawfish bisque; duck or beet agnolotti, and main courses like a filet Rossini with grilled foie gras, a prime black angus rib-eye, or black cod.

Post Houston

For unbeatable views of fireworks, head to Post Houston’s Skylawn, a 5.5-acre rooftop park with panoramic views of Houston’s skyline, Its 21-and-up New Year’s Eve bash will offer sets from live DJs, drinks, and a midnight fireworks show. Score early bird tickets now for $50 or inquire about its VIP tables, which come with admission for eight people, two bottles of champagne, one bottle of liquor, and some of the best seats in the house.

Z on23

Make the final night of 2023 one to remember with a New Year’s Eve party with Zon23 with skyline views, cocktails, and electric beats. General admission is $25 at the door, but you can up the experience with the VIP package, which comes with private seating for up to eight people. unlimited food, and drinks flowing from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Bandista

For an immersive cocktail experience on the last night of 2023, look no further than this speakeasy-style bar in the Four Seasons Hotel. End the year with Bandista’s new cocktail menu — its first update since February 2022, plus party favor and a toast at midnight. Reservations are $50 per person.

Chapman And Kirby

The EaDo bar is offering a night of 21-and-up entertainment, with live DJs, a 360-photo booth, and a laser show, plus hookah, cigars, and party favors to cement the night. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

Wine and dine at Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette’s River Oaks and Memorial locations, which will offer a special dinner from December 29 through New Year’s Eve. For $99 per person, enjoy a three-course dinner with a wine pairing with dishes like lobster bisque, roasted pear salads, lobster tail medallions or wagyu strip steaks, and a dark chocolate mousse with a glass of cabernet.

J-Bar-M Barbecue

Welcome 2023 with an afternoon whole hog party at J-Bar-M. The East Downtown barbecue joint will dish out whole hog barbecue sandwiches on pretzel buns, with sides like black-eyed peas, collard greens, and a Maui Wowie sausage link, plus two Lone Star beers. The event will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a live performance by the Mighty Orq band. Only 100 tickets are available at $40 each, but some walk-ins will be available.

Marmo

This Italian chophouse will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a live jazz trio and four-course prix fix menu, featuring wagyu carpaccio, wild mushroom risotto, tuna wellington featuring prosciutto and cacio e pepe hollandaise, a juicy wagyu New York Strip with eggplant purée porcini jus, and a dessert board for the table.  Dine earlier in the day for lunch or dinner for $145 per person, or opt for a later dinner for $175 to toast with champagne at midnight.

Ojo de Agua

New Year’s Eve celebrations begin at 11:30 a.m. at this River Oaks cafe, with a boozy brunch and a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites, including its colorful acai bowls and Ojo’s beloved chilaquiles, plus a live DJ and complimentary glasses of bubbly until 3:30 p.m. Celebrate with a spritz pitcher for five for $60.

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Barcelona Wine Bar

Looking for plans that don’t require tickets or door charges, but still offers great wine and bites? Plan a paired wine or sherry-tasting dining experience at this Montrose wine bar to complement your tapas-filled table on New Year’s Eve, then enjoy a complimentary midnight toast.

Bari

One of River Oak’s newest Italian restaurants celebrates a succesful 2023 with a black-tie masquerade party, starting with dinner at 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Bring your best mask and your dancing shoes. Bari plans to have additional entertainment and a festive champagne toast at midnight.

La Colombe d’Or hotel

Party in Montrose at this chic hotel with cocktails, horse d’oeuvres, cigars and scotch, and a live DJ for $195 per person. If you need dinner plans — chef Jesus ‘JB’ Babaran will offer the Tonight and Tomorrow dining experience featuring tableside showstoppers, like a Chateaubriand and crepe Suzette. Enjoy diner alone for $125, or pair it with the party for $289 per person.

1920’s Midnight in Paris at 13 Celsius

At $250 per person, this ticketed, wine dinner will channel 1920’s Paris glam in a luxurious celebration. Chef Daniel Leal collaborates with chef Joe Apa for a five-course experience complete with wine decadent desserts and wines hand-picked by Adele Corrigan Wade. Champagne and cake, to celebrate the bar’s 17th year, will be served at the stroke of midnight.

Casino Night at Holman Draft Hall

Do a little gambling as you ring in 2024 at this local watering hole. Choose between roulette, blackjack, and craps, or dancing to DJ Madsounds before welcoming in the New Year with a midnight toast. Doors open at 11 a.m. and space is first come, first serve.

Doris Metropolitan

Looking to get fancy for 2024? Head to this steakhouse for its black-tie celebration, where it’ll roll out the red carpet for its New Year’s Eve bash. Enjoy party favors, a live DJ, and a champagne saber at 11:30 p.m., plus a balloon drop and champagne-fueled New Year’s countdown.

Street to Kitchen

Ring in the New Year Bangkok-style with James Beard Award-winning Chef G and Street to Kitchen co-owner Graham Painter at one of Houston’s best Thai restaurants. The festivities include a five-course dinner with wine pairings and a bubbly toast to finish, for $170 per person.

The Warwick

The always party-ready Warwick will be closed on New Year's Day, but it’ll celebrate the coming of 2024 with New Year’s Eve brunch. complete with a brunch platter, and a three-course dinner experience at night that features a red carpet entrance, a 360-photo booth to document the experience, and more for $125.

Hidden Omakase

With just two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Hidden Omakase chef Niki Vongthong serves a special New Year’s Eve dinner, paired with a glass of Veuve Clicquot and an extra toro tartare caviar course. Reservations can be made starting on December 22 through Resy for $200 per person.

Axelrad Beer Garden

This Midtown bar has always been a popular destination for drinks and socializing, and New Year’s Eve will be no different. Bring in the New Year with a backyard bash, with DJ sets and free champagne toast at midnight.

Tony's

This timeless Italian restaurant will offer two seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. for its four-course dinner (for $115 and $195, respectively) with fresh pasta and buttery seafood dishes like the pan-seared Dover sole, plus a live band and a complimentary toast and party favors at midnight. Caviar service and its foie gras cotton candy are optional.

Le Jardinier

You will be hard-pressed to find a more Michelin-worthy New Year’s Eve meal in town than Le Jardinier’s multi-course tasting menu. Chef Felipe Botero offers a four-course menu for its 5 p.m. seating that includes chestnut ricotta agnolotti and poached main lobster for $165, and a six-course menu at 7:30 p.m. that features dry-aged rib-eye and an AOP gruyere cheese souffle with shaved black truffles for $295 per person.

Eau Tour

Start with Eau Tour’s New Year’s Eve brunch ($85 per person) or kick off the evening with a celebratory three-course dinner. Cozy up with starters like oyster stew with caviar, citrus salad, or French onion soup, before moving on to dishes like ravioli au dauphine, poached flounder with butter beans, parsley soubise, and mussels, and a decadent ending of profiteroles, mini yule logs, or la galette du Rois.

Cafe Rabelais

Pop bottles of French wine and cheers to a wonderful 2024 with a five-course meal at one of Houston’s favorite French restaurants. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., this Rice Village restaurant will offer dishes like sauteed frog legs or octopus, wild mushroom bisque, and braised beef veal cheeks vol au vent in a Madeira brown sauce, plus an apple tart for two. Reserve your tickets for $87 per person.

Navy Blue

Chef Aaron Bludorn’s seafood restaurant invites residents to raise their glasses in-house with a menu curated by Navy Blue’s executive chef Jerrod Zifchak to a soundtrack of a live DJ that starts at 9:30 p.m. and champagne.

 

Aya Sushi

Countdown to the New Year with Aya Sushi’s Howdy 2024 Omakase, a compilation of the restaurant’s 21 favorite bites from 2023, for $175 per person. Be sure to check out Aya’s extensive sake collection. With more than 100 varieties by the bottle, you’re sure to find something to suitable to toast with.

Pier 6

Pretend you’re in Studio 54 at this disco-themed extravaganza, which will roll out the red carpet and unveil a dancefloor where you can let loose to a live DJ. Expect a special holiday menu from chef Joe Cervantez, drink specials, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. No ticket required. Note: the kitchen closes at 9 p.m.

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