50+ Ideas for New Year’s Eve in Columbus 2019

    1st Annual Guide to New Year’s Eve in Columbus

    New Year’s Eve is arguably the number 1 date night of the year, so it can be tough to choose exactly what you want to do. Luckily, there are TONS of ways around Columbus to ring in the New Year, you just need to find the perfect one for you and your love. Here is this year’s ultimate list.

    *NOTE* this New Year’s Eve in Columbus list will update and expand frequently throughout December, so be sure to check back often.

    Did I miss any? Be sure to submit your event here: [email protected]

    Top Picks for Date Night

    2019 New Year’s Eve Celebration
    5pm – 2am
    VASO Rooftop Lounge
    The Whiskey Business will perform from 6 to 10pm and DJ AXCESS will come on from 10pm to 2am. Ticket cost will be applied as a credit towards your total bill. Standing room ticket includes 2 drinks ($15 maximum/drink).
    Standing room $50/person, 2 guest table $250, private room for 25 people $2,500

    Great Gatsby’s New Year’s Eve Party
    7pm – 12:30am
    Landoll’s Mohican Castle
    Hosted in The Marta Louise Ballroom, guests adorned in 1920’s attire will enjoy a Surf & Turf dinner and a champagne toast at midnight.
    To purchase tickets, call 419-994-3427

    Spend a magical night in Landoll’s Mohican Castle in Loudonville, Ohio. | Image credit: @landollscastle

    Hocking Valley Scenic Railway New Year’s Train
    Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
    Enjoy a trip from Nelsonville to East Logan and back! While on the return train you will stop at midnight for a fireworks display. Choose between “pizza & pop” or “wine & cheese” seating.

    LG x Strongwater Hoppin’ New Year’s Eve
    5:30pm – 2am
    Land-Grant Brewing Company and Strongwater Food and Spirits
    For this all-inclusive celebration, you will start your evening with a multi-course dinner and beer pairing at Strongwater. Once dinner is complete, you will walk across the street to the Land-Grant taproom where you will dance the night away while enjoying unlimited beer, wine, cider, and a midnight toast.
    $140/person, Land-Grant portion only $85/person, Strongwater dinner only $85/person

    New Year’s Eve at Dogtap
    5pm – 1am
    DogTap Columbus
    BrewDog will be holding a beer pairing with a special one night only menu. Reservations will be kept to a two hour limit. Live music will run from 7 – 11pm

    I’m sure this place will be packed on NYE! | Image credit: @ohiodogtap

    New Year’s Eve at The Citizen’s Trust
    8pm – 1am
    The Citizen’s Trust
    The night will have live music by Anna and The Consequences. Ticket includes a welcome punch, three drink tickets, midnight champagne toast, and hors d’oeuvres. VIP table includes private table for 10, welcome punch bowl, 2 bottles of Dom Perignon’s P2 with custom engraved boxes, hors d’oeuvres, midnight champagne toast, and classic house cocktails mixed tableside.
    $125/person, $300/person VIP

    New Year’s Eve at The Goat
    7pm – 2am
    The Goat, Riversouth
    Menu items for this ticketed event, will be NYE inspired flavors. The event includes reserved seating, a welcome drink of your choice, champagne toast, coffee service and desserts, live music, photo booth shenanigans, and other surprises! See below for what the other Goats around town will be offering to their patrons!
    $50/person, $85/couple

    NYE at HBD
    8pm – 2am
    High Bank Distillery
    “Bubbles, bourbon, and bites” includes a special buffet and late night snacks, all-inclusive bar, midnight champagne toast, DJ, distillery tours, and a photo experience. VIP tables include early entry at 7:30pm, private space with dedicated staff, bottle service, and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot for the midnight toast.
    All inclusive ticket $160/person, VIP tables sold as an add-on to ticket $150/4 top, $300/8 top

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    Try one of Highbank’s stellar cocktails! | Image credit: Hannah Green

    NYE Party at the Farm
    7pm – 12:30am
    The Barn at Blystone Farm
    Where might be the most “Ohio” way to say goodbye to 2018? Well, on the farm of course! The newest wedding venue in Central Ohio is offering a night filled with lots of dancing, good food, cheap drinks, fun games, and a champagne toast.
    $85/person, $155/couple

    NYE Rooftop Gala
    8pm – 1am
    Juniper Rooftop
    Entertainment from Tommy Nutter, food, drinks, photo booth, midnight champagne toast and the best fireworks view! VIP tickets available with reserved soft seating, 8 admission tickets, and champagne bottle service.
    $125/person, $1,800 total VIP

    Fireworks as seen from Juniper Rooftop | Image credit: @juniperrooftop

    Under the Sea New Year’s Eve Celebration
    11am – 12:30am
    Hollywood Casino
    Some of you might want to gamble your way into the New Year while enjoying an old school/new school hip-hop concert from 17th Floor. With general admission, you will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, balloon drop, complimentary party favors and coat check. The VIP package will include reserved seating, drink tickets, private bars, and a champagne toast.
    $75/person, $135/person VIP

    Zassy’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party!
    8pm – 1am
    Zassy’s TAP ROOM & Home Decor
    Reservations can be made for bottle service by emailing [email protected], otherwise this event is FREE!

    New Year's Eve Columbus
    Open since Thanksgiving, Zassy’s Taproom is such a cute edition to downtown Grove City | Image credit: @zassystreasures

    Also Try:

    Bangin’ NYE Bash
    7pm – 2am
    The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
    $500/table, 4 people per table – must arrive by 8:30pm for lower level seating, VIP admission, guaranteed reserved seating, NYE party favors, 2 drink tickets ($7 or less), 1 signature shot in a souvenir glass, 1 bottle of champagne at midnight
    $400/table, 4 people per table – same as previous, except you are seated in the upper level seating
    $50/person – VIP admission after 8:30pm and guaranteed until 9:30pm, NYE party favors, 2 drink tickets ($7 or less), champagne toast at midnight. This ticket does not guarantee seating, tables will be first-come, first-serve.

    First Night Columbus
    5:30pm – 12am
    Celebrate the visual and performing arts with live entertainment and activities. Extra cost for planetarium shows, giant screen theater films, and simulators.
    $10/person until Dec. 30th, $15/person day of

    The Kitchen’s New Year’s Eve Party
    8pm – 1:30am
    Hors d’oeuvres buffet, specialty midnight snacks, champagne toast at midnight, DJ, NYE favors, $10 Uber credit.

    New Year's Eve Columbus
    This beautiful space is sure not to disappoint. | Image credit: @thekitchencolumbus

    New Year’s Eve at Shadowbox Live
    Shadowbox Live
    Dinner, 2 hours of live music, party favors, and a champagne toast. Use the code NYE for a chance to choose your dinner time and seats, as well as a discount for 2 or more reservations.

    New Year’s Eve Ballroom Dance Extravaganza!
    8:30pm – 12:30am
    Emerald City Ballroom
    Food, dancing, noisemakers, and toast! BYOB
    $65/person before Dec. 24th, $75/person after

    New Year’s Eve Fundraising Gala
    8pm – 12:30am
    Weathervane Playhouse
    Perfect for those who love to support the arts. This gala features musical performances from the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and Weathervane actors. It includes food before and after, with a champagne toast at midnight.
    $100/person for left and right section, $150/person for center section


    Granero Lounge New Year’s Eve Party
    7pm – 2:30am
    Granero Lounge
    Join DJ Luig for some Latin music and dance.
    Early bird general admission, $20/person
    General admission, $25/person
    General admission & 6 drink tickets, $50/person
    Ultimate table – admission for 4 guests, top shelf bottle, and champagne bottle, $300
    Silver package – admission for 4 guests, prime table, bottle of top shelf, and champagne bottle, $400
    Golden package – admission for 6 guests, table in VIP section, 2 bottles of top shelf, and 2 bottles of champagne, $700
    Premium package – admission for 6 guests, VIP table on dance floor, 2 bottles of top shelf, and two bottles of champagne, $750
    Diamond package – admission for 10 guests, VIP table on stage, 4 bottles of top shelf, and 4 bottles of champagne, $1200

    New Year’s Eve at Brothers Drake
    6pm – 2:30am
    Brothers Drake Meadery
    Celebrating both the London and New York New Year’s Eve with a customizable experience. London NYE, 6pm – 9pm includes live jazz, London ball drop at 7pm, dinner buffet from Ajumama, and two drink tickets, $50/person
    New York NYE, 9pm – 2am includes music from Sarob, Parker Louis & Bohno, NYC ball drop, one midnight shot, $25/person
    London & New York includes everything above, $65/person

    New Year’s Eve Bash with Jamie Baxter
    7pm – 1am
    Tequila Cowboy Columbus
    Appetizer buffet from 6 – 8pm, champagne toast, and live music.

    New Year’s Eve Beer Tasting
    10pm – 1am
    Grandview Theater & Drafthouse
    Includes 9 beer samples, funny stuff, raffles, and champagne toast at midnight.

    New Year’s Eve Celebration with Teeny Tucker
    9:30 – 11:30pm
    Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music
    Music, champagne toast, and party favors


    Bollywood NYE Party
    9pm – 2am
    Hilton Columbus, Polaris
    DJ, party favors, champagne toast, dinner buffet, cash bar

    Dance in 2019 at Stomping Grounds!
    8pm – 1am
    Stomping Grounds
    Dance into 2019 with your swing, Latin, and ballroom favorites, plus have a buffet from Olive Tree and drinks, with champagne at midnight! Make reservations by PayPal via countrydoneright.
    $78/person, $400 for a 6 person table

    Harry Potter Yule Ball NYE Masquerade
    9pm – 12:30am
    Camelot Cellars
    8th annual Prohibition New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball with Live music, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, butterbeer, champagne toast, and a psychic! Must have a mask to enter.

    The Loft New Year’s Eve Party
    6pm – 2am
    The Loft at Cumberland Trail
    Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, DJ, and a champagne toast.
    $75/person, $120/couple

    New Year’s Eve Champagne Tasting
    4 – 6:30pm
    Spagio Wine Lounge
    12+ bottles of Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco, and Cava paired with light hor d’oeuvres

    What a perfect start to your night this would be! | Image credit: @spagiowinelounge

    New Year’s Eve Dance
    7pm – 2am
    The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
    Music provided by Enigma, prime rib buffet, and a champagne toast at midmight.
    $50/person, $500/table, $20/person after 9pm dinner not included

    New Year’s Eve Grand Celebration
    7pm – 1am
    The Paddock Pub and Links Event Center
    Cocktail hour, buffet dinner, dessert bar, cash bar, midnight champagne toast, and live music

    New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
    8pm – 1am
    Combustion Brewery & Taproom
    Special release beers, wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a DJ. Tickets include two drink tokens, food, and a champagne toast at midnight.

    New Year's Eve Columbus
    Combustion is releasing their Mexican lager, Sir Veza, that day! | Image credit: @combustionbrewery

    NYE in Downtown Lancaster
    The Mill Event Center
    Listen to Popgun band while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres with a champagne toast at midnight.

    Philippine American New Year’s Eve Party!
    6pm – 1am
    Crowne Plaza Columbus
    Dinner, dancing, and a toast at midnight.

    New Year’s Eve Party at Trek Brewing
    9pm – 1am
    Trek Brewing Company
    2 drink tickets, heavy appetizers, DJ, champagne toast
    $50/person, $35/person for DD


    New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
    10am – 1am
    The Escape Room USA
    Do an escape room on New Year’s Eve and be entered into a raffle to win an entire room for you and your friends. They will have NYE goodie bags, champagne toast at midnight, music, and craft beer, wine, and spirits.

    Ten Pin Alley New Year’s Eve Celebration
    10am – 1am
    Ten Pin Alley
    Daytime party with reservation times at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, and 6:30pm is $125/lane and includes 2 hours of bowling and shoes for up to 6 people, plus a $30 game card.
    Evening entertainment from 9pm until 1am is $150/lane and includes unlimited bowling and shoes for up to 6 people, plus a $30 game card.
    V.I.P. package is offered from 9am to 1am for $195/lane and includes unlimited bowling and shoes for up to 6 people, $60 game card, 6 laser tag missions, and 1 bottle of champagne.
    To reserve, call 614-876-2475 or email [email protected]

    Bowl into 2019 | Image credit: @tenpinalleyhilliard

    Bar Parties

    2019 New Year’s Eve
    9pm – 2am
    Dahlia Night Club
    Featuring Grandtheft from Toronto
    $20/person or contact [email protected] for VIP tables

    Balboa/Grandview Cafe’s NYE Party with Columbus Underground
    9pm – 2am
    Open bar from 9:30pm – 12:30am with hors d’oeuvres available until 11:30pm. A DJ will be the entertainment with a champagne toast at midnight. Balboa will be taking dinner reservations at 8pm if you want dinner before.
    First 50 people are $75/person, $95/person after they sell out

    The Funk’n Ball Drop
    5pm – close
    Woodlands Tavern
    Happy hour will include music from Tony Monaco. TATTAT and MojoFlo will follow bringing you into 2019.

    The Goat
    9pm – 2am
    New Albany, Hilliard, Dublin, Gahanna
    DJ with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

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    Everyone loves The Goat’s aesthetic! | Image credit: @lcgoat

    Hadley’s NYE Party with Columbus Underground
    9pm – 2am
    Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen
    Open bar from 9:30pm – 12:30am with hors d’oeuvres available until 11:30pm. A DJ will be the entertainment with a champagne toast at midnight.

    Level One’s New Year’s Eve Bash
    8pm – 2am
    Level One Bar + Arcade
    Complimentary champagne toast and free samples from distributors.

    Linage Brewing’s NYE Bash
    4pm – 2am
    Lineage Brewing
    Beer releases, food specials, and cocktails. Date night combo includes $30 for 2 hand pies/sandwiches, dessert to share, and 2 beers.

    New Year’s at The Peddler
    5pm – 1am
    The Peddler Lounge
    Red carpet, DJ, and champagne toast

    New Year’s Eve Bash
    7pm – 2:30am
    Park Street Cantina
    “Vegas Style” celebration with DJs and three ticket options.
    General admission & 8 drink tickets (beer and top shelf cocktail) – $50/person
    Early bird general admission – come in early to avoid lines $20/person
    VIP admission & 3 drink tickets – skip the line $40/person
    Ultimate Table – two VIP admissions, a table at Main Bar, bottle of champagne, $120
    VIP Table Tequila Room – VIP for 4 people, bottle of top shelf, bottle of champagne, $300
    VIP Table Main Bar – VIP for 4 people, bottle of top shelf, bottle of champagne, $350
    General admission – $25
    Premium Package – VIP for 6 people, first tier VIP table, 2 bottles top shelf liquor, 2 bottles of champagne, $800
    Gold Package – VIP for 8 people, second tier VIP table, 3 bottles top shelf liquor, 3 bottles of champagne, $1200
    Diamond Package – VIP for 12 people, top tier VIP table, 4 bottles top shelf liquor, 3 bottles of champagne, $1600
    Black Diamond Package – VIP for 12 people, 4 magnum bottles of top shelf liquor, 4 bottles of champagne, $2200

    Are you really a Columbus resident if you haven’t been to Park Street Cantina? | Image credit: @parkst_cantina

    New Year’s Eve Party
    5pm – 2am
    Adobe Gilas Easton
    Enjoy tunes from DJ Blaze with a photo booth and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

    New Year’s Eve with The Reaganomics!
    9:45pm – 1:30am
    Lazy Chameleon
    Call 614-792-8393, email [email protected] or Facebook message for reservations

    No Hype New Year’s
    9pm – 2am
    Seventh Son Brewing
    Laid-back atmosphere with a DJ.

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    Love the laid-back NYE plans for Seventh Son | Image credit: @seventh_son_brewing

    NYE 2018 at Bar Louis Polaris
    8pm – 2am
    Bar Louis Polaris
    Black and white masquerade with specialty NYE cocktail – Velvet 19.
    Gold ticket – admission, champagne toast, party favors, and 4 drink tickets, $50/person
    Silver ticket – admission, champagne toast, and party favors, $10/person

    NYE Bash Park Street Tavern
    8pm – 2am
    Park Street Tavern
    All-inclusive including, top shelf bar, tapas, champagne toast, and party favors.

    OMFG: NYE at Backyard: Featuring DJ D Rock
    9pm – 2am
    Woodlands Backyard
    All inclusive food and drink, champagne split, and free mini bowling!

    Party for the People, NYE Block Party
    7pm – close
    Photo booths, dancing, and champagne bottle specials.
    Ladies have free cover

    Skully’s New Year’s Eve Bash 2019!
    8pm – 2am
    Skully’s Music-Diner
    DJ dance party with a midnight champagne toast.
    $8 until 12/29, $10 until 7pm on 12/30, $15 at the door

    Spacebar NYE Party
    9pm – 2:30am
    Live music all night long with a champagne toast at midnight.

    WNCI New Year’s Eve Celebration
    7pm – 2am
    BBR Columbus
    WNCI’s Chris Davis is the host, small hors d’oeuvre between 8 – 10pm, party favors, giveaways, and a champagne toast.
    VIP table service for up to 20 people for $200 deposit. Call 614-989-8258 or email [email protected] 


    1808 American Bistro
    Reservations available from 4 – 9:30pm
    Pre Fixe, 4 course dining experience that include some bubbles! They will also offer a la carte appetizers and full bar service at an additional price. Reservations available through their website.

    Cheers to a New Year!
    4 – 9pm
    The Half Pint: Worthington
    Three course dinner with salmon or short rib as the main course. Call 614-396-9119 to reserver your table.

    Festive New Year’s Eve Menu
    5 – 10pm
    The Boathouse at Confluence Park
    Start off with welcome bubbles followed by a menu featuring steak, lobster, cheesecake and more! All while enjoying the beautiful view of Columbus.
    No price listed yet. Go to Open Table to make reservations.

    The Goat
    New Albany, Hilliard
    7pm – 9pm
    Chef-inspired NYE menu, reserved seating, welcome drink, champagne toast.

    The Light of Seven Matchsticks Crawfish Boil – Pinch the Tail and Suck the Head
    8pm – 12am
    The Light of Seven Matchsticks
    Communal crawfish boil (crawfish, potatoes, corn, sausage, shrimp) poured on top of the bar. It also includes charcuterie, popcorn, communal punch bowls, champagne toast, and party favors.

    New Beers Eve!
    3pm – 1am
    The Crest Gastropub Clintonville
    They will be offering a beer lineup from around the world to pair with your meal. Dinner reservations will start at 5pm.
    For reservations call 614-261-7128

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    The Crest offers innovative locally-grown, locally-sourced foods. | Image credit: Hannah Green

    New Year’s Eve 2018 Dinner
    6:30pm – 1am
    Pat and Gracie’s
    This 5 course meal will include a cocktail hour starting at 6:30pm. Dinner begins at 7:45pm. Party favors and champagne toast are included. Drinks are not included. Please note, there is only one seating for the entire evening, so make your reservations ASAP. Call 614-987-5147 for the Graceland location, 614-914-8484 for the Downtown location, Or email [email protected] for reservations.

    New Year’s Eve at 1834
    4pm – 1am
    1834 Midway Tavern
    Ticket includes prime rib or shrimp dinner with dessert, one drink ticket, balloon drop and champagne toast. Entertainment starting at 7pm, kitchen will close at 8pm.
    $60/person, $110/couple, $20 for party without dinner

    New Year’s Eve at BrewDog Franklinton
    5pm – 2am
    BrewDog Franklinton
    Special menu for one night only. Reserve a table by emailing [email protected] 

    New Year’s Eve at Veritas
    Reservation times from 5 – 9:15pm
    Special New Year’s tasting menu, table and bar seating available.
    $115 – $135/person, $110/person for bar seating

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    Veritas bar seating | Image credit: @veritas614

    Old Dog Alehouse
    Four course dinner paired with beer from North High Brewing. Call 740-990-4506 to make your reservation.
    $50/person, $185/for four

    Rockmill Tavern New Year’s Eve Dinner
    5pm – 12am
    The chef is putting together something special that includes a champagne toast at midnight!
    Call 614-732-4364 for reservations

    Union Cafe New Year’s Eve Dinner & Show
    5 – 10pm
    A three-course meal will be served while you enjoy a show with Amanda Sue and Friends’. Entry is free if you are standing or at the bar.
    $25 deposit/person, $25 dinner/person

    Very Supersititous NYE ‘18
    5 – 10pm
    Watershed Kitchen & Bar
    This five-course, pre fixe menu features bad luck bites and unlucky fare with a focus on superstitions and apprehensive flavors. Reservations can be made by calling 614-357-1936 or on their website www.watersheddistillery.com/kitchen—bar.html
    $75/person, $125/person with cocktail pairings

    Enjoy a cocktail on NYE from Watershed’s Fall Lookbook menu. | Image credit: Hannah Green

    Hotel Happenings

    Black & White Attire NYE Celebration
    8pm – 3am
    The Embassy Suites, Airport
    30 & up only with semi-formal black and white attire, 2 rooms, 3 DJs, live band.
    VIP includes 2 drink tickets, reserved seating, and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and VIP entry to the blue jean day party from 2 – 6pm.
    $50/person, $75/person VIP, $140 VIP couple

    New Year’s Eve Party Columbus
    8:30pm – 2am
    Renaissance Columbus Downtown
    Ballrooms are transformed into a dance clubs featuring live band, DJs, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks.
    General admission with bar package – 7 drink tickets, $110/person
    General admission non-drinking – $75/person
    VIP with bar package – late night flat bread, champagne toast, 7 drink tickets, $140/person
    VIP non-drinking – $95/person
    VIP table for 10 – reserved lounge style seating area, late night flat break, champagne toast, 70 drink tickets, $1500/table

    New Year’s Eve Under the Stars
    Hotel Leveque
    Noisemakers, party hats, 2019 champagne glasses, live entertainment, a midnight toast, valet parking, and late checkout. Some rooms include a dinner package at The Keep.
    $339 – $499/night

    OSU Marriott
    Offering live music from RockHouse Columbus, paired with a dinner buffet with a build your own Mac & Cheese bar, late night taco bar, overnight stay, breakfast, and late checkout.

    New Year’s Day Brunch

    New Year’s Brunch at The Crest
    10am – 3pm
    The Crest Gastropub Clintonville
    Hair of the dog anyone? Indulge in their Flights w/Bites brunch which pairs a bubbly drink with small plates for $40. Just drinks for $20

    New Year’s Day Brunch
    11am – 3pm
    Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen
    $29.99 brunch buffet with drink specials.

    New Year’s Day & Rose Bowl Party
    10- 12am
    Red Brick Tap & Grill
    Regular brunch will be offered with a New Year’s food and drink specials. Game starts at 5pm!


    Head to one of the nearby Ohio cities for a night away. If Cincy is your destination of choice check out my article Three Perfect Days Discovering Cincinnati

    Please drink responsibly and arrange to stay in hotel, have a designated driver, or use a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft.

    Feature image credit: @1808bistro


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