41 best 2020 New Year’s Eve parties in Charlotte — all inclusive, no cover, seated dinners, and more

41 best 2020 New Year’s Eve parties in Charlotte — all inclusive, no cover, seated dinners, and more
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ALL-INCLUSIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES

(1) Paparazzi at Southend Station

Location: Southend Station, 200 East Bland Street (access to Slate, Oak Room and outdoor heated tent)
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $80-$90 general admission, $90-$120 VIP; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include beer, wine and spirits, party favors, coat check, and champagne toast at midnight. VIP tickets include all that plus 8 p.m. early entry, light appetizers (until 11 p.m.), exclusive VIP bar access, VIP coat check, and VIP DJ and dance area.
Details: This party spans two venues — Slate and Oak Room — plus an outdoor heated tent. They’ll have multiple DJs, party favors, photo booths, and a balloon drop.

(2) New Year’s Punchin’ Eve at The Suffolk Punch

Location: The Suffolk Punch, 291 Griffith Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $100-$125 general admission, $150-$175 VIP, $35 designated driver; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include unlimited drink access for beer, wine and cocktails. General admission tickets can only access bars in Norfolk Hall and the heated party tent. Food is available for purchase for general admission guests. VIP tickets get access to all venues plus The Suffolk Punch Taphouse, upgraded drink selection, and free food (10 p.m. to 1 a.m.).
Details: They’ll have DJ Chase Morgan in Norfolk Hall, live music in the heated tent, party favors, photo booth, balloon drop and midnight champagne toast.

(3) New Year’s Eve Party at VBGB and 8.2.0

Location: VBGB & 8.2.0, 920 Hamilton Street (NC Music Factory)
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $75 general admission, $85 VIP; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include liquor, beer and wine, late-night buffet (9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.), party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. VIP tickets get 8 p.m. early access and early buffet.
Details: This event is two parties in one with live DJs, open bars, party favors, and more at VBGB an 8.2.0. They’re only selling 650 tickets and sold out last year.
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(4) Caburlesque at Ink N Ivy

Location: Ink N Ivy, 222 South Church Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $100 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. Admission includes access to open bars (including a martini bar and champagne bar)
Details: They’ll have live music, a DJ, coat check, party favors and passed appetizers.

(5) NYE Masquerade at Seoul Food Meat Company

Location: Seoul Food Meat Co., 1400 South Church Street
Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $100 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? Kind of. Ticket includes buffet style appetizers and a $50 gift card to spend while there ($2.50 & $3 beers, $4 wines, and $4 well drinks). It’s complicated because the Mecklenburg County ABC Board gave them a notice that they couldn’t do an open bar.
Dress: It’s a masquerade party, so dress in cocktail attire and bring a mask. They’ll be two photobooths and two live DJs. You can also rent a VIP Karaoke room.

(6) Nauti New Year’s Eve at The Waterman

Location: The Waterman, 2729 South Boulevard
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $100 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include an open bar with beer, wine and boozy boat drinks, a seafood buffet (featuring oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, tacos, sliders, and more), party favors, and midnight champagne toast. 

(7) New Year’s Eve Under the Stars at Rooftop 210

Location: Rooftop 210, 210 East Trade Street (EpiCentre)
Time: 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Price: $70 general admission, $85 VIP (plus tax, ticket fees and gratuity); get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include open bar with liquor, beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and champagne toast at midnight. VIP tickets get 8 p.m. early access. VIP tables (for 8) include unlimited bottle service.

(8) Fire and Ice at Fahrenheit

Location: Fahrenheit, 222 South Caldwell Street
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $150 VIP, $2,500 VIP table for 10 (all other ticket levels sold out); get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include access to bar, lounge and patio, full drink packages, DJ, champagne toast, and party favors. VIP tickets get access to VIP lounge with appetizer buffet and VIP bar.
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(9) All-Inclusive New Year’s Eve at Lucky’s

Location: Lucky’s Bar and Arcade, 300 North College Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $55 general admission, $100 VIP; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include beer, wine, liquor, and champagne toast at midnight. VIP tickets get early access at 8 p.m.

(10) Taproom Takeout at Taproom Social

Location: Taproom Social, 430 West 4th Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $75 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include open bar with all 50 self-serve beer and wine taps along with top shelf liquors, a snack bar, and midnight champagne toast.

(11) New Year’s Eve at Graham Street Pub

Location: Graham Street Pub, 400 South Graham Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $70 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include open bar with with premium liquor, champagne toast at midnight, hors d’oeuvres, and party favors.

(12) 16th Annual New Year’s Eve at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Location: Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 East Morehead Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $65 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include access to three open bars (premium liquor, beer and wine), food buffets, photo booth, party favors and champagne toast at midnight.

(13) New Years Eve at Essex

Location: Essex, 101 South Tryon Street
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $90 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include access to open bar (with mid-tier wine, beer and liquor), food buffet, party favors, midnight champagne toast, and DJ with dance floor.

(14) A Red Carpet Affair at Blackfinn

Location: Blackfinn Uptown, 210 East Trade Street (EpiCentre)
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $75 general admission, $425-$450 VIP table; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include open bar, passed appetizers, and midnight champagne toast. VIP tables get a house bottle of champagne, appetizer sampler for the table, and party favors.

(15) 2020 NYE Disco Fever at QC Social Lounge

Location: QC Social Lounge, 300 North College Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Price: $20 general admission, $50 VIP, $125 Platinum, $500 VIP table package; get tickets
All Inclusive? Varies by ticket level. General admission includes a champagne toast, VIP includes bottomless champagne, and Platinum includes premium open bar 9 p.m. to midnight.
Details: They’ll have aerial performers, cash prizes for best dance and best outfit, party favors, and a photo booth.

(16) Retro New Year’s Eve at Queen Park Social

Location: Queen Park Social, 4125 Yancey Road
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $15-$25 general admission, $75 VIP, $100 VIP seating (min 6, max 10) $120 VIP bowling lanes (min 8, max 12); get tickets
All Inclusive? Varies by ticket level. General admission includes entry and champagne toast only. VIP “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” ticket includes open bar 9 p.m to midnight, complimentary buffet 9-11 p.m. and champagne toast at midnight. “I Love the Nightlife” ticket includes dance floor seating for 6-10 people with bar package or bottle service, complimentary buffet 9-11 p.m. and champagne toast at midnight. “Disco Inferno” ticket includes two bowling lanes for 8-12 people with bar package or bottle service, complimentary buffet 9-11 p.m. and champagne toast at midnight.

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Bowling lane at Queen Park Social


PAY PER DRINK NYE PARTIES

(17) 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party at Hoppin’

Location: Hoppin’, 1402 Winnifred Street
Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $50-$60 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? No. Tickets include entry, party favors, appetizers, photo booth, champagne toast at midnight, and access to 62 self-serve taps priced $1 for 16-ounce beer pints and $1 for 6-ounce wine and prosecco pours. They only sell 250 tickets and sold out last year.

(18) Great Gatsby NYE at Pinhouse

Location: Pinhouse, 2306 Central Avenue
Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $50-$60 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? No. Tickets include entry, party favors, appetizers, photo booth, champagne toast at midnight, duckpin bowling, and access to 70+ self-serve taps priced $1 for 16-ounce beer pints and $1 for 6-ounce wine and prosecco pours.
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(19) New Year’s Eve Around the World at Nuvole

Location: Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo, 220 East Trade Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $75 general admission (plus tax, ticket fees and gratuity); get tickets
All Inclusive? No. Admission includes one drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, dessert station, and midnight champagne toast.

(20) Double New Year’s Eve at RiRa

Location: RiRa, 220 East Trade Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $10 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? No. Admission includes a midnight champagne toast.
Details: They’ll be celebrating the Irish New Year at 7 p.m. followed by the countdown to midnight.

(21) Royal Excellence at Levine Museum 

Location: Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $100 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? No. Tickets include heavy appetizers and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Details: African-inspired and traditional black tie attire encouraged.

(22) Winter Formal at Merchant & Trade

Location: Merchant & Trade, 303 South Church Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $50 general admission; get tickets
All Inclusive? No. Tickets include entry, welcome punch and midnight champagne toast.
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Inside Merchant & Trade


CASUAL NO COVER NYE PARTIES

(23) Laid Back New Year’s Eve at Sycamore

Location: Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins Street
Time: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: Free
Details: A low key night of live music, food trucks, special beer releases, bubbles, and — most importantly — no dress code.

(24) New Year’s Eve Party at Lenny Boy

Location: Lenny Boy, 3000 South Tryon Street
Time: 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: Free
Details: Live music (Thirsty Horses 5-8 p.m., Aarodynamics 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.), photo booth, beer pitcher and champagne specials, food specials, balloon drop, and no dress code.

(25) Candy Land at Whiskey Warehouse

Location: Whiskey Warehouse, 1221 The Plaza
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: Free
Details: They’ll have a live DJ, dancing, complimentary midnight champagne toast, cotton candy, chocolate fountain, and an elaborate Candy Bar filled with treats. Candy-themed costumes encouraged but not required.

(26) Decades New Years Party at Brazwells

Location: Brazwells, 1627 Montford Drive
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: Free
Details: Live DJ, dancing, complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Themed costumes encouraged.

(27) Vision 2020 New Year’s Eve Bash at NoDa Company Store

Location: NoDa Company Store, 3221 Yadkin Avenue
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: Free
Details: Free champagne toast at midnight

(28) New Year’s Eve at QC Pour House

Location: QC Pour House, 200 West Tremont Avenue
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: Free
Details: $5 white tea cocktails, $5 fireball shots and Instagram-worth balloon photo backdrop

QC Pour House in South End


NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNERS

(29) Bardo

Location: 1508 South Mint Street
Time: Seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Price: $168/person
Details: 6-course tasting menu with wine and cocktail pairings

(30) Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails

Location: 1320 South Church Street
Time: Seatings at 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $75/person early seating, $100/person late seating
Details: 4-course shareable plate dinner, drinks of your choice (ticket includes 2 drinks at early seating and 4 drinks at late seating), plus a French 75 champagne toast

(31) Dot Dot Dot

Location: 4237 Park Road
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Price: $150/person
Details: 4-course dinner with cocktail pairings and a glass of champagne with dessert

(32) Gallery Restaurant

Location: The Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Time: 5-11 p.m.
Price: $95/person
Details: 5-course prix fixe dinner (see menu). Hotel and dinner guests are invited to a late-night celebration in the Great Room with a DJ and party favors 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

(33) Reid’s SouthPark

Location: 4331 Barclay Downs Drive
Time: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $85/person
Details: 4-course prix fixe dinner, a glass of champagne, and DJ entertainment

(34) NYE Sparkling Wine Dinner at Veronet Vineyards

Location: 1549 Ike Brookes Drive, Kings Mountain, NC
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Price: $109/person
Details: 4-course meal with one glass of sparkling wine per course and a 30-minute meet and greet with James Beard nominated chef Garrett Tallent. Note there is a hard stop at 9 p.m. so this is not a midnight celebration event.

(35) Haberdish

Location: 3106 North Davidson Street
Time: Seatings from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Price: $65/person (drinks not included; special NYE cocktail menu and coursed wine pairings available)
Details: 4-course seated dinner followed by a late-night pop-up patio bar (open to the public). Dinner guests will receive one ticket for a complimentary glass of champagne at the late-night party.

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Spread at Haberdish


UNIQUE NEW YEAR’S EVE EXPERIENCES

(36) Charlotte New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Location: Romare Bearden Park
Time: 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Price: Free
Details: Charlotte’s official New Year’s Eve celebration features food vendors, a DJ, live music, the lighting of the Queen City crown, and a midnight fireworks show.

(37) Topgolf Swing Suite

Location: Topgolf Uptown, 314 North College Street
Time: 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Price: $85 general admission, $600 VIP swing suite (8 people max); get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include access to the open bar all night, hors d’oeuvres, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. But if you really want to step things up, you can reserve one of the virtual reality swing suites ($600 for up to 8 people) for unlimited bottle service and gaming entertainment.

(38) USNWC NYE Trail Race

Location: USNWC, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Time: 11:45 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Price: $32-$37 5K, $37-$42 10K
Details: Looking for a healthier way to kick off the new year? The Whitewater Center will host late-night 5K and 10K trail runs that start in 2019 and end in 2020. Headlamps are required.

(39) Charlotte Symphony New Year’s Eve Celebration

Location: Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon Street
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: $75-$212; get tickets
Details: This unique celebration includes a full symphony performance followed by a post-concert party catered by Crave Dessert Bar with champagne and desserts, dancing on stage, and a countdown to midnight.

(40) End of a Decade at Cachet SouthPark

Location: Cachet SouthPark, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Price: $150 general admission; $200 VIP, $2000-$2800 VIP tables; get tickets
All Inclusive? Yes. All tickets include access to passed hor d’oeuvres, dessert table, champagne toast, confetti blast, GIF photo wall, party favors and live video DJ. VIP tables (for 6-8 people) include your choice of two premium bottles and a bottle of champagne.
Details: Here’s a new one. Cachet — yes, the nail salon — will transform its SouthPark location into a full-blown nightclub with VIP tables, bottle service, a 20-foot video DJ screen, coat check, and a midnight balloon drop.

(41) Sparkle & Glow New Year’s Eve at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Location: 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Price: Free with admission to Holiday at the Gardens
Details: Family-friendly crafts and kids activities plus access to Holiday at the Gardens with a “Mile of a Million Lights,” model train displays, and more.

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Daniel Stowe Holiday at the Gardens


Looking for more things to do? Here’s the full Agenda Event Board with 50+ events happening soon in Charlotte.

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