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.

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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

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

New Year's Eve Columbus
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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