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.Read More
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1. Red Wagon Pizza Company
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.
2. Saint Genevieve
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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3. Brit's Pub
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.
4. Union Rooftop
The Gotham City-themed party at Union spans three levels, with a different style of music on each. Advance tickets are $40.
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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.
6. Cosmos Restaurant
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.
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.
8. Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge
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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9. Betty Danger's Country Club
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.
10. Aster Cafe
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.
11. Loring Bar & Restaurant
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.
12. Can Can Wonderland
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
13. Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery
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.
14. Vieux Carré
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.