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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style in the Twin Cities

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Cocktails downstairs for a festive new year
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Whether 2018 was a banner year or a less-than-perfect one, New Year’s Eve is a fine excuse for a festive night on the town. Dancing, dining, live music, and midnight toasts: Here are the best places in the Twin Cities to ring in 2019.

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Red Wagon Pizza Company

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A five-course dinner held in conjunction with Barrel Theory Brewery has 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. seatings.  Tickets are $70 per person, with beer and wine pairings available.

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Saint Genevieve

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Indulge in a five-course meal inspired by Escoffier’s classic French cuisine—think escargot, charcuterie, venison Wellington, and chocolate souffle.  The first seating from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. is $67 per person, with a second seating from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for $87 per person.

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Brit's Pub

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New Year’s Eve festivities kick off with regular happy hour specials from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Celebrate UK New Year at 6:00 p.m. with a free bubbly toast and bagpipes, and then Beatles tribute band Twist and Shout will perform in the Clubhouse Lounge.  No cover.

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Union Rooftop

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The Gotham City-themed party at Union spans three levels, with a different style of music on each.  Advance tickets are $40.

Union Restaurant

Celebrate with Davina & The Vagabonds and a special menu.  The 6:00 p.m. dinner show includes a five-course tasting menu (vegetarian option available) for $140.  The 10:30 p.m. cocktail show includes a midnight bubbly toast and a $20 food/beverage voucher for $110 per ticket.

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Cosmos Restaurant

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The special five-course New Year’s Eve menu is $125 per person, with wine pairings for an additional $50.  A vegetarian option is available.

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Tullibee

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At Tulibee, a special six-course New Year’s Eve menu will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $105 per person.  Starting at 10:00 p.m., the Hewing Hotel will host a “Minne-Apple” themed party. Tickets are $100 and include three complimentary drinks, New York-themed food, and a live performance by The White Keys.

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Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

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Get “Lost in Paradise” with a dance party with DJ Sheik, four complimentary drinks (pick from tikis, beer, wine, and premium cocktails), and a champagne toast.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 on New Year’s Eve day.

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Betty Danger's Country Club

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A mid-century James Bond-themed party starts at 9:00 p.m., featuring classic tunes performed by Jennifer Grimm and Raymond Berg and a midnight champagne toast.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of and include four complimentary cocktails.

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Aster Cafe

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It’s B.Y.O.V. (bring your own vinyl) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with requests spinning on the vintage HiFi system.  A special dinner menu will be served starting at 6:00 p.m., and DJs The 2 Drew Crew will host a funk and soul dance party starting at 10:00 p.m. until a midnight champagne toast.  No cover, reservations recommended.

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Loring Bar & Restaurant

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Celebrate the death of 2018 with a funerary-themed masquerade featuring dancing, a midnight champagne toast, and a black balloon drop.  Tickets are $20 and include a raffle with spooky prizes.

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Can Can Wonderland

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Celebrate like the colorful guests of Panem with all the weird colored hair and dyed skin opulence from the Hunger Games. Can Can requests that all guests dress in stunning fashion for this blowout bash with one foot firmly in a colorful bright future and maybe one toe dipped into Dystopia. There will be a champagne tower, three stages of performers, confetti cannons, 70 artists performing and a bunch of balloons everywhere. Tickets are $40-70

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Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

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Waldmann’s bash features not just one, but two midnight coutdowns—back in the day, Lowertown and Uppertown St. Paul kept time 15 minutes apart.  There’s also live jazz and ice skating (bring your own skates). Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include complimentary appetizers and midnight soup.

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Vieux Carré

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A dinner show at 6:00 p.m. features New Orleans-style jazz band Southside Acres and includes a three-course dinner; tickets are $75 for table seating and $70 for bar seating.  The cocktail show is at 10:30 p.m., and $40 tickets include a blues performance by Joyann Parker and a glass of bubbly at midnight.

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Red Wagon Pizza Company

red wagon pizza

A five-course dinner held in conjunction with Barrel Theory Brewery has 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. seatings.  Tickets are $70 per person, with beer and wine pairings available.

red wagon pizza

Saint Genevieve

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Indulge in a five-course meal inspired by Escoffier’s classic French cuisine—think escargot, charcuterie, venison Wellington, and chocolate souffle.  The first seating from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. is $67 per person, with a second seating from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for $87 per person.

St. Genevieve/Facebook

Brit's Pub

Brit’s [Official]

New Year’s Eve festivities kick off with regular happy hour specials from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Celebrate UK New Year at 6:00 p.m. with a free bubbly toast and bagpipes, and then Beatles tribute band Twist and Shout will perform in the Clubhouse Lounge.  No cover.

Brit’s [Official]

Union Rooftop

Union Restaurant

The Gotham City-themed party at Union spans three levels, with a different style of music on each.  Advance tickets are $40.

Union Restaurant

Dakota

The Dakota [Official]

Celebrate with Davina & The Vagabonds and a special menu.  The 6:00 p.m. dinner show includes a five-course tasting menu (vegetarian option available) for $140.  The 10:30 p.m. cocktail show includes a midnight bubbly toast and a $20 food/beverage voucher for $110 per ticket.

The Dakota [Official]

Cosmos Restaurant

Lowes Hotel [Official]

The special five-course New Year’s Eve menu is $125 per person, with wine pairings for an additional $50.  A vegetarian option is available.

Lowes Hotel [Official]

Tullibee

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At Tulibee, a special six-course New Year’s Eve menu will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $105 per person.  Starting at 10:00 p.m., the Hewing Hotel will host a “Minne-Apple” themed party. Tickets are $100 and include three complimentary drinks, New York-themed food, and a live performance by The White Keys.

Lucy Hawthorne/Eater Twin Cities

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

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Get “Lost in Paradise” with a dance party with DJ Sheik, four complimentary drinks (pick from tikis, beer, wine, and premium cocktails), and a champagne toast.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 on New Year’s Eve day.

Pyscho Suzi’s/Facebook

Betty Danger's Country Club

Betty Danger’s Country Club Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities

A mid-century James Bond-themed party starts at 9:00 p.m., featuring classic tunes performed by Jennifer Grimm and Raymond Berg and a midnight champagne toast.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of and include four complimentary cocktails.

Betty Danger’s Country Club Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities

Aster Cafe

Aster Cafe [Official]

It’s B.Y.O.V. (bring your own vinyl) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with requests spinning on the vintage HiFi system.  A special dinner menu will be served starting at 6:00 p.m., and DJs The 2 Drew Crew will host a funk and soul dance party starting at 10:00 p.m. until a midnight champagne toast.  No cover, reservations recommended.

Aster Cafe [Official]

Loring Bar & Restaurant

loring pasta bar

Celebrate the death of 2018 with a funerary-themed masquerade featuring dancing, a midnight champagne toast, and a black balloon drop.  Tickets are $20 and include a raffle with spooky prizes.

loring pasta bar

Can Can Wonderland

Is that Fancy Ray?
Can Can Wonderland/Facebook

Celebrate like the colorful guests of Panem with all the weird colored hair and dyed skin opulence from the Hunger Games. Can Can requests that all guests dress in stunning fashion for this blowout bash with one foot firmly in a colorful bright future and maybe one toe dipped into Dystopia. There will be a champagne tower, three stages of performers, confetti cannons, 70 artists performing and a bunch of balloons everywhere. Tickets are $40-70

Is that Fancy Ray?
Can Can Wonderland/Facebook

Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

The old stone exterior of Waldmann Waldmann Brewery/Facebook

Waldmann’s bash features not just one, but two midnight coutdowns—back in the day, Lowertown and Uppertown St. Paul kept time 15 minutes apart.  There’s also live jazz and ice skating (bring your own skates). Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include complimentary appetizers and midnight soup.

The old stone exterior of Waldmann Waldmann Brewery/Facebook

Vieux Carré

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A dinner show at 6:00 p.m. features New Orleans-style jazz band Southside Acres and includes a three-course dinner; tickets are $75 for table seating and $70 for bar seating.  The cocktail show is at 10:30 p.m., and $40 tickets include a blues performance by Joyann Parker and a glass of bubbly at midnight.