New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays – I LOVE the sequins and champagne, as well as the hope that comes with the new year. But, it can be a lot – and there are so many options to choose from!
Here are the Xennial-friendly options – places you can go, have a great time, kiss someone cute at midnight, and not be overrun by drunk twenty-somethings or deal with the crowds of the downtown concerts. Wins all the way around!
If you want to celebrate, but staying out past midnight sounds like a punishment, there are a few options during the day on NYE.
Harding House Brewery, 11:00 a.m.
Diskin Cider, Noon-4 pm.
Brunch bites, drink specials, 2022 jams, photo ops – and plenty of time to catch another party (or some sleep!)
Fait La Force Brewery, Noon-8 pm.
Fait La Force will watch the ball drop with our friends across the pond at 6 pm, but the party will keep going until 8.
New Heights Brewing Company, Noon-8 pm.
This family friendly even will include beer specials, a food truck, and another London countdown. The brewery will be open until 8.
Ryman Auditorium, 9 pm. (Also on Dec. 30 at 8 pm). Tickets start at $59.
Limited tickets remain to hear Wagon Wheel one last time in 2022 (and all of their other hits, of course).
Bridgestone Arena, 8 pm (Also on Dec. 30). Tickets start at $63.
For a mellow NYE, check out jam-band fave Widespread Panic. Limited tickets remain for the 31st, but there are still plenty for 12/30.
The 5 Spot, 8 pm. Tickets $30.
It wouldn’t be a TRL party without a video DJ, but you can also catch live music from the ’90s and 2000s by the FLY2K band. Tickets include a champagne toast, and a photo booth will be onsite.
3rd and Lindsley, 8 pm. Tickets $35.
Relive the glitter of the ’80s with the Guilty Pleasures cover band. I’ve spent a couple of holidays at 3rd and Lindsley, and it’s always a good time.
Eastside Bowl, 9 pm. Tickets start at $25.
If the ’90s are more your jam, then My So-Called Band at Eastside Bowl is a great option. They are one of the most fun shows I’ve seen recently. And Eastside Bowl has plenty of parking if you have a DD.
Scoreboard Nashville, 9:30 pm. Tickets $20.
The Prince tribute show starts at 9:30, but the masquerade party kicks off at 6 pm with some opening bands and includes giveaways, a free glass of champagne, and a prize for best masquerade mask. And there’s also lots of parking here, too.
Nashville Palace, 8 pm. Tickets $20.
Everyone’s favorite ’80s/’90s party band brings the energy, with a DJ to keep the party going before and after. Champagne toast and good vibes included. (And again, parking!)
Americano Lounge, 8:30 pm. Tickets $150.
Celebrate the Jazz Age with jazz music and the classic vibes of Houston Station. Tickets include red carpet photos, hors d’ouevres, and a champagne toast.
Arnolds Country Kitchen, 7:30 pm. Tickets $35-100.
Tickets include either dinner and two drinks or just admission and a champagne toast. But, regardless of ticket, it’s sure to be a fun night of ’80s and ’90s music.
The Continental (Grand Hyatt), 9 pm. Tickets $150.
Whenever Chef Sean Brock is involved, you know it’s going to be good. Tickets to this elegant soiree include a welcome beverage, midnight toast, and food.
Harriet’s Rooftop (1 Hotel), 8 pm. Tickets $250+.
Check out the brand new rooftop at 1 Hotel, and enjoy passed apps, open bar, and disco vinyl DJ sets!
Noelle, 9:00 pm. Tickets $300.
Celebrate the new year 1920s style (jazz era dress encouraged) with an open bar, heavy hors d’oevres (including a carving station), and a 7 piece band!
Rudy’s Jazz Room, 8 pm. Tickets $69+.
Hang out at the intimate Rudy’s Jazz Room and enjoy the live music stylings of the Wooten Brothers, New Orleans themed hors d’oevres, a champagne toast, photo booth, and more!
The Sheraton Grand Nashville, 8 pm. Tickets $99+.
Walk the red carpet, take some photos at the Gatsby photo booths, and enjoy DJs and live music with Nashville’s gorgeous skyline as your backdrop.
Sid Gold’s Request Room, 8:30 pm. Tickets $40+.
Everyone’s favorite piano karaoke bar is hosting a NYE extravaganza that includes one drink, an appetizer, a champagne toast – and tons of karaoke fun!
Sobr Bar/Art Haus Coffee, 9:00 pm. Tickets $35.
Whether you are a non-drinker generally, or just want to start 2023 on a sober note, this is the party for you! Tickets include an open bar of non-alcoholic beer, cocktails, and midnight toast, as well as a dessert box and entry to giveaways!
Twelve Thirty Club, 8:00 pm. Tickets $325+
The swankiest place on Broadway is offering the swankiest party on Broadway, complete with unlimited food, cocktails, champagne – and the unique live music that the Supper Club always promises.
Virgin Hotel Commons Club, 9 pm. Tickets $75.
Celebrate the show that defined a generation, with a pop-up of Carrie’s Closet (!!), two martinis, and a champagne toast – and prizes for best-dressed!
Virgin Hotel Pool Club, 9 pm. Tickets $125+.
Show the world it was not just a phase and rock out to your favorite emo hits while enjoying an open bar.
W Nashville, 7:00 pm. Tickets $150+
This party goes on throughout the entire hotel. With a DJ on one level, a piano bar on another, and a live band on still another, there’s something for wherever the night takes you. Tickets include 3 drink tickets (one cocktail, one tasting, and one champagne), a midnight snack, and party favors. (Pro tip: admission is free if you’re staying at the hotel!). Formal attire strongly encouraged.
New Year’s Day
If you still have energy after all that revelry, the party continues on New Years Day!
Las Palmas, noon-close.
Enjoy 1/2 priced beer and select margaritas all day at all Las Palmas locations!
Nicky’s Coal Fired, brunch and dinner.
Swing by Nicky’s in the Nations for their annual pizza party. All pizzas are just $15, and you can enter to win free pizza for a year!
With so many options, now the only question is, how do we choose??
Thank you all for being here this year, and I look forward to so many more great things in 2023! Happy New Year to all!