50+ Ideas for New Year’s Eve in Columbus 2020

Annual Guide to New Year’s Eve in Columbus 2020

New Year’s Eve is arguably the number one 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 end this decade, you just need to find the perfect one for you and your love. Here is this year’s guide to New Year’s Eve in Columbus 2020.

*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

The Goat Gatsby NYE 2020
7pm – 2am
The Goat, Riversouth
The beginning of the evening is ticketed and the doors open to the public at 10pm. The ticketed event will include a welcome drink, buffet dinner, reserved seating, champagne toast, and party favors.See below for what the other Goats around town will be offering to their patrons!
$50/person, $80/couple

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway New Year’s Train
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Hocking Hills
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.
$33/person for pizza and pop, $35/person for wine and cheese

Hocking Valley Railroad ticket

New Year’s Eve 2020 Cocktail + Dance Party
9pm – 1:30am
The Kitchen, German Village
Hors d’oeuvres buffet, specialty midnight snacks, champagne toast at midnight, DJ, NYE favors, $10 Uber credit.

New Year’s Eve – Balboa/Grandview Cafe NYE Party
9pm – 2:30am
Balboa, Grandview
Put on by Columbus Underground, this is an all-inclusive party with an open bar, featured appetizers from Balboa, a DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight.

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

New Year's Eve Columbus 2020
Sample of the custom glass you get for the tasting.

New Year’s Eve at VASO
5pm – 2am
VASO Rooftop Lounge, Dublin
General admission ticket includes 2 drinks ($15 maximum/drink). Ticket cost for tables will be applied as a credit towards your total bill. This year they are also offering two room packages with the AC Marriott hotel. Packages include a hotel room, table, $250 spending credit (except for GA package), champagne, souvenir glasses, and breakfast they range from $250-$1000 (additional hotel taxes apply). Each person will receive a complimentary Cava toast at midnight.
General Admission $50/person, 2-10 person table $125/person, Igloos for 6 at $1000 and 8 at $1250

Night Fever Disco Party: NYE at Short North Stage
8pm – 12:30am
Short North Stage, Short North
The Short North Stage will be ending the run of their current show, Saturday Night Fever (it’s FABULOUS), with a disco party! A dessert buffet, costume contest, dance lessons, and a champagne toast is all included!
Performance and disco party – $100/person, party only – $50/person

New Year's Eve in Columbus 2020

NYE 2019 with LawBird + Fetty’s Street Food
7:30 and 8pm seating
Law Bird Bar, Brewery District
Fetty’s is preparing a six course dinner featuring flavors from around the world and each course will be paired with wine. There are vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available.

NYE 2020 Party at the Farm
7pm – 12:30am
The Barn at Blystone Farm, Canal Winchester
Where might be the most “Ohio” way to say goodbye to this decade? Well, on the farm of course! This popular wedding venue in Central Ohio is offering a night filled with lots of dancing, good food, cheap drinks, fun games, and a champagne toast all with a Roaring 20s theme!
$85/person, $155/couple

NYE at Dogtap
7pm – 1am
DogTap Columbus, Canal Winchester
BrewDog is holding an epic dance party in their beer museum with music from George Brazil. We know they will be serving up Elvis Juice (as well as their other beers), in addition they will have a pop-up cocktail bar with OYO spirits. Early arrival gets you an arrival drink, dinner buffet, pizza party, and toast at midnight. Late arrival will include the pizza and toast!
7pm – $65/person, 9pm – $25/person

NYE Party Great Gatsby Style!
5pm – 1am
Zassy’s TAP ROOM & Home Decor, Grove City
General admission will include hors d’oeuvres, two premium drink tickets, and one signature shot. Reservations can be made for VIP and bottle service by emailing [email protected], otherwise this event only $25/person!

New Year's Eve Columbus
Image credit: @zassystreasures

NYE Strongwater Scotch Dinner
7pm, 8pm, 9pm dinner seatings
Strongwater Columbus, Franklinton
Strongwater is partnering with Diageo this year to bring you a scotch dinner! This multi-course dinner will feature four courses by their Executive Chef Bill Smith. Each course will be paired with a rare scotch or scotch cocktail. By the end of the night you will have tasted seven scotch! Vegan and vegetarian courses prepared upon request.

Toast to 2020
9pm – 2am
Lincoln Social Rooftop, Short North
Admission to this 1920s party will include a welcome cocktail, passed appetizers, champagne toast, and a take-home swag bag.

Lincoln Social in the Short North

Also Try:

Celebrate a New Year – New Decade 2020
Goodale Station, Downtown
Special NYE menu from Chef Tripp Mauldin, guest DJ from 10pm – 2am, champagne toast at midnight, reservations suggested, special room rates at the Canopy hotel available. Call 614-227-9400 for details.

Hollywood Casino New Year’s Eve Celebration
Hollywood Casino, Westside
Some of you might want to gamble your way into the New Year while enjoying live music from the 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

First Night Columbus
5:30pm – 12am
COSI, Franklinton
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

New Year’s Eve at Shadowbox Live
Shadowbox Live, Brewery District
Dinner, 2 hours of live music, party favors, and a champagne toast. Up Front at Shadowbox Live will also have a Countdown to NYE with “The Ladies Who Lounge” followed by live karaoke!
$40/person Upfront, $100/person Shadowbox Live

New Year’s Eve Spectacular!
10pm – 1am
Emerald City Ballroom, Dublin
Light dessert and refreshments, dancing, noisemakers, and toast! Call 614-726-9700 to RSVP

Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve at The Big Bang Columbus!
7pm – 2am
The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar, Arena District
$500/table, four people per table – must arrive by 8:30pm for lower level seating, VIP admission, guaranteed reserved seating, NYE party favors, two drink tickets ($7 or less), one signature shot, one bottle of champagne at midnight
$400/table, four 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-served.


Countdown to 2020 Party!
7pm – 12am
Nocterra Brewing Co., Powell
New beer release, 3 Flame BBQ food truck, Times Square on the big screen, and party favors.

Nocterra Brewing Company pint glass

The Goat Gatsby Lounge
7pm – 2am
The Goat Hilliard
The Goat will be transformed into a speakeasy lounge! Prohibition era cocktails, small plate menu items, jazz, and low lighting will all contribute to the theme! Free champagne toast at midnight!

New Year’s Eve/ 1 BAD Mother at 1834 Midway Tavern
9pm – 1am
1834 Midway Tavern, Centerburg
Dance 2019 away with 1 BAD MOTHER

New Year’s Eve at Fado Pub and Kitchen
6pm – 1am
Fado Pub and Kitchen, Dublin
Celebrate NYE twice once for Ireland at 7pm and then America’s at midnight! Complimentary champagne toast and DJ. Limited NYE menu.

New Year’s Eve Lounge
8pm – 2am
Antiques on High, Brewery District
Looking for something more laid back? Check out their cool, relaxing vibe. Street Thyme will be there from 6-10pm.

Antiques on High Lounge

New Year’s Eve Party at Trek Brewing
5pm – 1am
Trek Brewing Company, Newark
Star City Sliders will be there with a special menu!

NYE Celebration The Goat
9pm – 2am
The Goat – New Albany, Dublin, Gahanna
DJ with a complimentary 2020 favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Ring in 2020 at Lineage Brewing’s NYE Bash
4pm – 2am
Lineage Brewing, Clintonville
Beer releases, food specials, and cocktails. Date night combo includes $30 for 2 hand pies/sandwiches, dessert to share, and 2 beers. Free champagne toast at midnight

Lineage Brewing


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

NYE 2019
8:30pm – 2:30am
Brothers Drake Meadery, Short North
Featuring live music from Funk Worthy and Clemens & Co. Each ticket includes admission and one drink!


Combustion New Year’s Eve 2019
8pm – 1am
Combustion Brewery & Taproom, Pickerington
Roaring 20s Casino Night will include a champagne toast, catered food, casino games (9-11:30pm) and a DJ!

Combustion Brewery

New Year’s Eve Bash
10pm – 2am
Hubbard Grille
All tickets include a welcome cocktail, snacks, DJ, and a midnight toast.
General admission – $50/person
Table for four – high top bar table, complimentary premium champagne bottle, and a cocktail server, $300/table
Booth for four – premium midnight champagne bottle, party favors, and a cocktail server, $375/table
DJ Lounge for eight – front row seats to the DJ, balcony views, three premium champagne bottles, and a cocktail server, $900/table
DJ Lounge for ten – front row seats to the DJ, balcony views, three premium champagne bottles, and a cocktail server, $975/table

New Year’s Eve Bash
5pm – 12am
The Loft at Cumberland Trail, Pataskala
Chef inspired five course meal. All seatings at 9pm and 10pm will receive a party favor! To make a reservation email [email protected]

New Year’s Eve Celebration ’19 – Ring in 2020
8pm – 1am
The Mill Event Center, Lancaster
Listen to Pop Gun band while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Tasting
4pm – 6:30pm
Spagio Wine Lounge, Grandview
12+ bottles of Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco, and Cava paired with light hor d’oeuvres
$50/person, plus tax & gratuity

New Year's Eve in Columbus 2020
Image credit: @spagiowinelounge

NYE Dinner Party at the Paddock Pub
The Paddock Pub and Links Event Center, Groveport
Cocktail hour, buffet dinner, dessert bar, cash bar, midnight champagne toast, and live music


Ten Pin Alley New Year’s Eve Celebration
12pm – 1am
Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard
Daytime party with reservation times at 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm is $125/lane and includes 2 hours of bowling and shoes for up to 6 people, plus a $30 game card.
To reserve, call 614-876-2475 or email [email protected]

Bar Parties

An Evening with Ben De La Creme NYE 2020
9pm – 12am
Union Cafe, Short North
Ring in the new year with the Drag Race Superstar along with hostess Virginia West including Gretta Goodbottom and Bianca Debonair. Complimentary champagne jello shot included. Some tables include a VIP Meet & Greet
Standing room – $35/person, Tables range from $50-$210/table

Celebrate 2020 New Year’s Eve Party
8pm – 12:30am
Grove City Brewing Company, Grove City
99.7 The Blitz will be there to ring in the new decade with music, games, trivia, prices, party favors, drink specials, and psychic readings! Tickets will include appetizers and a drink ticket.
General admission – $15/person in advance, $20/person at the door
VIP table for four people – champagne and apps, $165/table
VIP table for eight people – champagne and apps, $250/table

New Year's Eve in Columbus 2020

New Year’s Eve @ Cardo’s Pizza & Tavern
11am – 1am
Cardo’s Pizza & Tavern, Pickerington
Grab a wristband for all you can eat pizza ALL day long! Green 13 starts plays at 9pm! Free champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Bash
7pm – 2:30am
Park Street Cantina, Short North
“Vegas Style” celebration with DJs and various ticket options.
Early bird general admission – come in early to avoid lines $20/person
General admission – $25/person
Park Street Bars Admission – includes GA to Park Street Cantina, Granero Lounge, and Callahan’s Nightclub & Rooftop, $35/person
General admission & 8 drink tickets (beer and top shelf cocktail) – $50/person
VIP admission & 4 drink tickets – skip the line $50/person
Ultimate Table – two VIP admissions, a table at Main Bar, bottle of champagne, $130
VIP Table Tequila Room – VIP for 4 people, bottle of top shelf, bottle of champagne, $350
VIP Table Main Bar – VIP for 4 people, bottle of top shelf, bottle of champagne, $375
VIP Package VIP Section – VIP admission for 4 people, table in VIP, bottle of top shelf liquor and a bottle of champagne, $450
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

New Year’s Eve Party
9pm – 2:30am
Callahan’s Nightclub & Rooftop, Short North
Park Street Bars Admission – includes GA to Park Street Cantina, Granero Lounge, and Callahan’s Nightclub & Rooftop, $35/person
General admission and 10 drink tickets – $65/person
Ultimate table – admission for two guests, skip the line, and a bottle of champagne, $100/table
VIP table for four – skip the line, top shelf liquor bottle, two mixers, and a bottle of champagne, $300/table
VIP table for six – skip the line, two bottles of top shelf liquor, two mixers, and a bottle of champagne, $600/table
Golden package – admission for ten people, skip the line, three bottles top shelf liquor, four mixers, and two bottles of champagne, $1000/package
Diamond Package – admission for 15 people, skip the line, four bottles top shelf liquor, and three bottles of champagne, $1500/package

New Year’s Eve with The Reaganomics!
9:45pm – 1:30am
Lazy Chameleon, Powell
Special NYE menu for the evening, party favors, and a champagne toast. Call 614-792-8393, email [email protected] or Facebook message for reservations.
$12/person for walk-ins, $20/person for reservations

Park Street Tavern New Year’s Eve Bash 2020
8pm – 2am
Park Street Tavern, Short North
All-inclusive including, top shelf bar, tapas, champagne toast, party favors and entertainment from The Fabulous Johnson Brothers.

PAZ / Dahlia / NYE
9pm – 2am
Dahlia Night Club, Arena District
Featuring sounds by PAZ with support from Andrew Leader & Kid Replay, confetti blast, and a champagne toast.
$10/person or contact [email protected] for VIP tables and bottle service

Short North Julep New Year’s Eve Party
8pm – 2:30am
Short North Julep, Short North
Early bird general admission – sold up until 8pm on the 31st, $15/person
General admission – $20/person
General admission & five drink tickets – $55/person
General admission & eight drink tickets – $90/person
VIP table – admission for four guests to skip the line, VIP table, one bottle of top shelf liquor with two mixers, and a bottle of champagne, $300/table

Skully’s New Year’s Eve 2020 Dance Party
8pm – 2am
Skully’s Music-Diner, Short North
DJ Chuck Star and Skull Dogg playing a 80s, 90s, and NOW dance party with a midnight champagne toast.
$8/person until 12/30, $10/person after 12/30

The Worn Flints NYE Celebration at Woodlands Tavern
8pm – close
Woodlands Tavern, Grandview
Music from The Worn Flints with Girl Fox and The Outside Voices


1808 American Bistro, Delaware
Reservations available from 4 – 9:30pm
Pre Fixe, four course dining experience. They will have live music and cocktails in their bar! Reservations available through their website.

1808 American Bistro

New Beer’s Eve!
3pm – 12am
The Crest Gastropub, Clintonville
Click interested for this event on Facebook to be notified when they post more details!
For reservations call 614-261-7128

New Year’s Eve 2019
South Village Grille
Three course menu with a bottle of sparkling included!

New Year’s Eve at Veritas
Reservation times from 5 – 9:15pm
Special New Year’s tasting menu with optional wine and cocktail pairings. They are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions for this meal.
$125/person, $55/person for the pairing addition

New Year’s Eve Dinner
6:30 – 8:30pm
Union Cafe, Short North
A three-course meal (gratuity included) with a complimentary champagne jello shot will be served prior to their NYE show.

New Year’s Eve at Watershed Kitchen & Bar
5 – 10pm
Watershed Kitchen & Bar, Grandview
This five-course, pre fixe menu focuses around remembering one decade and celebrating the next. Reservations can be made by calling 614-357-1936 or on their website
$85/person, $125/person with cocktail pairings

New Year's Eve in Columbus 2020

Hotel Happenings

New Year’s Eve
5 – 11:30pm
The Keep and Hotel Leveque, Downtown
Chef Olson prepared a special menu for NYE. Prices based on what you choose from the menu

New Year’s Eve Party Columbus
8:30pm – 2am
Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Ballrooms are transformed into a dance clubs featuring live band (The Martini Affair), DJs, hors d’oeuvres, and non-alcoholic drinks included with admission.
General admission with bar package – 7 drink tickets, $110/person
General admission for 10 – reserved small hi-top table, 70 drink tickets, $1100 total
General admission non-drinking – $75/person
VIP with bar package – late night flatbread, champagne toast, 7 drink tickets, $140/person
VIP non-drinking – $95/person
VIP table for 10 – reserved lounge style seating area, late night flatbread, champagne toast, 70 drink tickets, $1500/table
$139/night hotel room

NYE Celebration w/Nini Love Jazzyside
12pm – 1am
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.
$45/person, $65/person VIP, $120 VIP couple


Head to one of the nearby Ohio cities for a night away. Check out my recommendations for getaways in Cincinnati and Lancaster!

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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