The Ultimate List of Where to Spend New Year’s Eve 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky

December 21, 2018

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It’s almost that time again- New Year’s! I know it isn’t Christmas yet, but it’s best to already think about New Year’s Eve, especially if you are going to have a night on the town!

Some people would rather not celebrate at all, while others choose to throw their own party at home. Well, what if you want a night on the town? Well, you better start making plans ASAP, because many parties and venues are booked up and sold out of tickets. Well, I’ve got you. I’ve put together a list of “Over 40 Places to Ring in the New Year in Lexington, Kentucky” along with some details about each event.

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40+ Places to Ring in the New Year in Lexington, Kentucky

1. 10am: New Year’s Jive at Red Mile: Eat, drink, jive, and win your way into 2019 with Red Mile! NO COVER!! $10,000 freeplay drawing 7pm-1:30am, band 8:30pm-12:30am, late night DJ 11pm-3am, photobooth, balloon drop, party favors, and MORE! Band is Danny Dean & the Homewreckers and the DJ is DJ Gold.

2. 11am: Brunch at OBC Kitchen: OBC Kitchen will serve New Year’s Eve brunch, offer a Three Course Experience during dinner and ring in the New Year with a Bourbon & Bubbles celebration!

  • Brunch 11am-3pm
  • Pre Fix Dinner menu available 4pm – 11pm
  • Bourbon & Bubbles Celebration 10pm – 1am
    • Featuring a Pappy New Year flight (Van Winkle 12 yr lot B, Pappy Van Winkle 15yr and Pappy Van Winkle 23 yr) $50
    • Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne $50 Bottle/ $12 Glass
    • Live music by Act III
    • (Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome)

3. 11:30am: Great Gatsby New Years Eve Party at Mirror Twin Brewing: Come shake a leg and pour one back at our 1920’s Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Celebration held at MTB’s 725 and brand new 723 location on National Avenue!

  • 100% of ticket proceeds go directly to The Lexington Humane Society.
  • There will be shenanigans all day starting at opening. The party kicking off around 5 pm for ticket sales.
  • Live band Jordan & The Bellwethers at 723 and Live DJ Beth Fox Mitchell at 725 both hitting the stage at 7 pm.
  • Reserve your tickets now – door price will be $15 a ticket.
  • Rolling Oven will be tossing dough and MTB will be filling pints and shaking cocktails into the new year.

4. 4pm: New Year’s Eve at Louie’s Wine Dive & Chevy Chase Kitchen: Enjoy five creative menu items designed to sparkle on New Year’s, or choose from your favorite Louie’s dishes, cheeses, and charcuterie a la carte. And don’t forget to ask about wine pairings by their sommeliers. Call them at (859) 523-7900 to reserve your spot!

5. 4pm: New Year’s Eve at Drake’s: Two can dine for $35 on December 31. Choose an appetizer to share, pick your own entree, end your meal with a dessert to share and toast to the new year with a glass of champagne included with dinner!

  • Live DJ at 10pm.
  • No Cover.
  • Champagne toast at midnight.
  • Two can dine menu available starting at 4pm. View menu HERE.

6. 4pm: Pre Fix Dinner at OBC Kitchen: OBC Kitchen will serve New Year’s Eve brunch, offer a Three Course Experience during dinner and ring in the New Year with a Bourbon & Bubbles celebration!

  • Pre Fix Dinner menu available 4pm – 11pm
  • Bourbon & Bubbles Celebration 10pm – 1am
    • Featuring a Pappy New Year flight (Van Winkle 12 yr lot B, Pappy Van Winkle 15yr and Pappy Van Winkle 23 yr) $50
    • Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne $50 Bottle/ $12 Glass
    • Live music by Act III
    • (Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome)

7. 5pm: New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Blue Heron Steakhouse: The Blue Heron has an amazing Prix Fixe Dinner Menu for New Year’s Eve! It’s $75 per person which includes a glass of champagne and reservations are required. They are only serving our Prix Fixe Menu on New Year’s Eve. Join them for stellar food and a great time! See menu: HERE.

8. 6pm: New Year’s Eve Party at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar: Join J. Render’s for their 1st New Year’s Eve Party! Ben Lacy & Corey Cross will be providing the music for the evening and there will be a Champagne Toast at midnight.

  • See menu: HERE.
  • At 6pm, the cost is $50/person
  • At 8:30pm, the cost is $65/person, which includes music from Ben & Corey and a Champagne Toast at midnight

9. 6pm: 2019 New Year’s Eve Party at the Clarion Hotel: This year they are back for their 5th year at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Centre Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY for NYE 2019. Get your tickets now before they are gone! Call (859) 233-0512 to reserve your tickets!

10. 6pm: New Year’s Eve Event at Champ’s Entertainment Complex: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Champs. Champ’s is offering two great Packages to choose from. Both packages come with with a free kids buffet from 6pm to 8pm with hot dogs, fries, mac-n-cheese and Pepsi products. Purchase tickets in advance for $25 or at the Box Office the night of for $30. Skate rental and taxes are additional. Choose from skating or unlimited laser tag and unlimited miniature golf. Purchase tickets: HERE.

11. 6pm: The Rock SpeakEasy New Year’s Eve Gala at Shamrock Bar & Grille: Come out to The Rock SpeakEasy Prohibition New Years Eve Gala at Shamrock! Guys suit up, and gals dress to impress! Prizes for best dressed as well as a photo booth to help you remember how much of a looker you are. Live music as well as a special food and drink menu.

12. 7pm: NYE at West Sixth Brewing: Join West Sixth for their New Year’s Eve party!! This year, they are doing their awesome table reservation packages again, complete with plenty of extras to help you celebrate and ring-in the new year. Spaces are limited, so grab a two-top, beer garden, or six-top table package today! They sold out last year, so be sure to RSVP!

This year, West Sixth is excited to offer party platters for ticket buyers through Smithtown Seafood! Chef Ouita Michel has created some awesome seafood and charcuterie platters that will be prepped and ready shortly upon your arrival. They must be reserved in advance before Dec 26th. See packages and their details: HERE.

13. 7pm: All 90s NYE at Best Friend Bar: No need to get too fancy on NYE, just do what you really want to in your heart- get really, really drunk to Soundgarden and Sublime, wear plaid pants, and ring in 2019 with your pals at BFB!

14. 7pm: New Years Eve 2018 with Tyler Booth & Brad Hardin at Austin City Saloon: Bring in the New Year with two of Kentucky’s biggest independent and sought after country artists.

  • Doors open at 7pm
  • Brad Hardin Band at 8pm
  • Tyler Booth and the Asphalt Outlaws at 10pm

15. 7pm: New Beers Eve at HopCat Lexington: New Year, new beer! Bet you’ve never had these before but you can get them all in one place when we welcome in 2019!

16. 7pm: New Year’s Eve 70’s Disco Party at Uncle 7’s Bar & Grill: Uncle 7’s 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party. Dress to impress in your best 70’s attire. No cover. Champagne toast at midnight. Karaoke, pool, and darts!

17. 7:30pm: New Year’s at Papi’s Mexican Restaurant: Come in to Papi’s and get your singles or couples ticket for the New Years Party! Each ticket includes a full, four-course meal prepared by Mami Fran and a bottle of J. Roget Champagne!

  • $35 for singles ticket or $65 for couples!
  • See menu: HERE.
  • Please RSVP by 12/23.

18. 7:30pm: New Year’s Eve at Parlay Social: Attend Lexington’s best NYE party with Boogie G & The Titanics! Call 859-244-1932 to reserve!

Your $50 ticket with pre-booked reservation includes:

  • Complimentary valet and coat check
  • Party favors
  • Half-bottle of Korbel Champagne
  • Choose any small plate item from our NYE menu
  • Reserved seating
  • Live show with Boogie G

$30 ticket at the door includes (Seating not guaranteed at this ticket price!):

  • Half bottle of champagne
  • Party favors
  • Live show with Boogie G

19. 8pm: New Year’s Eve with The ‘Lectric Wooks, The Way Down Wanderers, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression at The Burl: Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.

20. 8pm: New Year’s Eve 4th Annual Midnight Masquerade Bash at The Grand Reserve: Cocktail Attire required. Costumes are optional. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.

Your ticket gets you:

  • Light Appetizers from 8-10 by Bluegrass Catering
  • 3 Entertainment Venues (The Grand Reserve – DJ Ryan Coxx –Top dance music, Distillery Square – DJ Erin Greene – 70s, 80s, 90s, and The Speakeasy – Chill with easy listening music & soft seating)
  • Personal Mini bottle of Champagne
  • Balloon Drop

21. 8pm: New Year’s Eve Boogie Down at Creaux: Creaux is hosting it’s 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve party to bring in 2019 with the most vibrant crowd! If you’re looking for an intimate but rocking time, and want to avoid the wall to wall crowds of most venues, reserve your seat online at Creaux HERE!

  • Gourmet light fare, party favors, coat check and a champagne toast is included with all reserved seating tickets for $50. Reserved seating tickets are available to purchase on their website.
  • General admission is also available for purchase at the door for $30, and includes party favors, coat check, and a champagne toast.
  • They will be bringing in the new year with the New Orleans sounds of the Nasty Nati Brass Band, playing the hits of yesterday and today, along with brass band favorites!

23. 8pm: Cocktails & Confetti: New Year’s Eve Celebration at Bar Louie: Ring in the New Year with great food, great music and great people. Tickets available: HERE.

  • Event proceeds support the Legacy Equine Academy’s mission to provide education about the rich history of African-American contributions to the equine industry. We provide K-12 educational enrichment, and college scholarships to racially diverse students pursuing equine educational degrees.
  • $75 VIP Ticket Includes: Premium Seats, Exclusive Commemorative Champagne Bottle & Glasses, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, 2019 NYE Party Favors, and Midnight Champagne Toast
  •  $50 General Admission Ticket Includes: Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, 2019 NYE Party Favors, and Midnight Champagne Toast

24. 8pm: New Year’s Eve Celebration at School Sushi: Come join School Sushi for your New Year’s Eve celebration! They are offering a 4 course dinner including dessert, and a champagne toast. There will be a karaoke contest starting at 9 pm with first, second, and third place prizes available. Reservations can be made online through Open Table, or through phone at (859) 368-0660.

25. 8pm: New Year’s Eve Party at Malibu Jack’s: The New Year’s Eve Party at Malibu Jack’s will be an awesome 5 hours of fun! Guests will enjoy unlimited attractions, unlimited games, a $10 food voucher, party favors and more! Must purchase tickets to enter. Limited tickets available. Purchase tickets: HERE. More details available: HERE.

26. 8pm: Ring in 2019 with Helena Handbasket, Tyese Rainz, and DJ Crow at Soundbar: Ring in 2019 at Soundbar. Open at 8pm. Dance party with DJ Crow starting at 8pm. Pop up performances on Level 2 with your hosts Anthony Wayne Smallwood aka Helena Handbasket & Aaron Losey aka Tyese Rainz who will be leading the countdown to 2019 as well. There will be party favors – Reservations available and suggested (but not required). Moët or Veuve Clicquot Champagne included with all packages. Heated patio, plenty of parking, coat check, professional photographer, and champagne toast at midnight.

27. 8pm: 7th Annual NYE Bash at O’Neill’s: Join O’Neill’s for their 7th Annual New Years Eve Bash! Tickets include: Live music provided by Lexington’s own ALT 90, full bar, buffet, and a champagne toast at midnight! Seating is limited to the first 160 ticket holders, so get them while they last!

28. 8pm: Harvey’s & Hugo’s NYE Party at Hugo’s: Meet up with old and new friends and celebrate the countdown at Harvey’s Bar then dance into the New Year at Hugo’s Ultralounge with music by DJ Electra. Festivities will begin at 8pm and of course the complimentary champagne will be flowing before the midnight balloon drop.

  • General admission will be available on the night. However, remember to get there early as they usually reach capacity. Pre-purchase your tickets on eventbrite to ensure entry and avoid the lines.
  • VIP table reservation is also available with bottle service in both bars.

29. 9pm: New Year’s Eve Jazz & Jive! at Hudson Haus: Jazz and Jive on New Year’s Eve with the sexy sounds of Lexington’s own 5 piece band Paper Moon.

Ticket Includes: Shrimp Cocktail from Bluegrass Catering and our Signature Drink (1 ticket per person): The Razz Royal, Chambord liquor topped with champagne, rim dipped in chocolate!! Also included, champagne toast at midnight with balloon drop. Tickets available: HERE.

30. 9pm: Belle’s Midnight Masquerade at Belle’s: Belle’s is celebrating 2019 in style with a Midnight Masquerade! Don your best disguise and join Belle’s for an awesome New Year’s Eve party. Each entry ticket gets you two specialty cocktails and a midnight champagne toast. Get individual tickets for $30 or ask your midnight kiss to grab couple’s tickets for just $50. Tickets available: HERE.

31. 9pm: Night at the Cabaret – New Year Eve’s at 21c Museum Hotel: Shimmy into the new year with 21c Lexington as the Main Gallery will be transformed into a contemporary night at the cabaret. Enjoy a celebration full of dancing to Kentucky Pro DJ, live entertainment by Sora Contemporary Circus, bites from Lockbox, and a premium bar. Bejeweled and tasseled cabaret attire encouraged.

  • $100 open bar admission. All guests will receive a complimentary bubbly toast at midnight. Must be 21+ years old to attend.
  • Party all night and take the elevator to bed. Our New Year’s Eve Package includes two tickets to the party, a bottle of bubbly in the room, brunch for 2 the morning after at Lockbox, and a late check out at 1pm.
  • Book online or call 859-899-6800 for reservations

32. 9pm: New Year’s Eve Lock-In at Adrenaline Entertainment Centers: Enjoy an evening out knowing your kids are having a blast AND well taken care of! Drop your kids (ages 8+) off 10pm to 2am and pay just $30 for them to enjoy all our attractions, Fortnite play, pizza + ICEE! Adrenaline guarantees a secure checkin + checkout so you can rest assured your kids will have fun in a safe environment! More details: HERE.

33. 9pm: NYE 2019 at Whiskey Bear: Ring in the New Year with Whiskey Bear! NO COVER! Relaxed Atmosphere. Drink Specials. Complimentary champagne toast at Midnight. RSVP: HERE.

34. 9pm: NYE 2018 BASH at Tin Roof: Ring in the New Year at The Roof! Get your advance ticket now so you can party with Tin Roof and DJ Flex City all night long! Tickets available: HERE.

35. 9pm: New Year’s Eve Bash at Al’s Bar: Come close out 2018 with Al’s Bar for a night of tunes and special guests from all over the Kentucky music scene. Kentucky High Times will provide the backbone for the night, but joining us will be a plethora of musicians including Winchester’s one and only Rifletown to help out with a night of soulful tunes to end this whirlwind of a year.

36. 9pm: Graveyard Romeos at 11th Frame Lounge: Ringing in 2019!

37. 9pm: Rock in the New Year with Hi-5 at Banners: Let Hi-5 and Banners help you ring in 2019. Come celebrate as Hi-5 will play your favorite rock and dance music. $10 cover at the door gets you party favors and champagne toast at Midnight. Call to make reservations (859) 223-4775.

38. 9pm: NYE with Dark Moon Hollow at Henry Clay’s Public House: Dark Moon Hollow is a five piece bluegrass band with members hailing from Southern Indiana to Lexington, Kentucky. Originally just a group of good friends that enjoyed playing in living rooms and kitchens late into the night, their constant progression both individually as artists and as a group propelled all five members to take their intimate, tight-knit jams to a more professional level.

39. 9pm: A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Off The Clock at The SEC Pub: The SEC Pub and Off the Clock are teaming up for an exciting, rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration!

  • $40 for a couple, which includes a bottle of champagne and an appetizer / $50 for a couple at the door
  • $25 for singles, which include a champagne toast / $30 for singles at the door
  • Call (859) 317-8700 for reservations

40. 9pm: NYE Party with Retro at Patchen Pub: Come down to this excellent venue and bring in 2019 with “The Retro Symphony”!! There will be drink specials and bubblies at midnight!!!

41. 9:30pm: New Year’s Eve Bash at Arthur Murray: Come out for a good evening of dancing!

  • Night Club 2 Step Class with Rae Mickelwait and Amber Pike 9:30pm-10pm.
  • Bachata Class with Aaron Nathaniel Orin and Duncan King 10pm-10:30pm.
  • DANCE PARTY FROM 10:30pm-12:30am!!
  • COST: $45 per single $80 per couple.

42. 10pm: New Years Eve Bash At Horseshoes Saloon: Welcome 2019 at Horsehoes from 10pm to 2am!

43. 10pm: NYE 2019 at Kentucky Ale Taproom: Come party! Tickets available: HERE.

44. 10pm: Jeanne Vomit-Terror presents A Masked NYE at The Green Lantern Bar: Jeanne Vomit-Terror hosts a masquerade ball on New Year’s Eve at The Green Lantern Bar with special guests Long Jumper, PezHed and Robert Beatty!

45. 10pm: Bourbon and Bubbles Celebration at OBC Kitchen: OBC Kitchen will serve New Year’s Eve brunch, offer a Three Course Experience during dinner and ring in the New Year with a Bourbon & Bubbles celebration!

  • Featuring a Pappy New Year flight (Van Winkle 12 yr lot B, Pappy Van Winkle 15yr and Pappy Van Winkle 23 yr) $50
  • Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne $50 Bottle/ $12 Glass
  • Live music by Act III
  • (Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome)




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Hey y'all! My name is Whitney, and I'm the founder of Fabulous in Fayette. I've been living in Lexington since 2008. I'm in love with my city of Lexington and love all the amazing local businesses and restaurants. It's seriously one of the best places to live!

Not to be confused with Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fabulous in Fayette celebrates the fabulous city of Lexington, the great state of Kentucky, and Southern Living. In case you are not from here, Fayette refers to the county where Lexington is located!

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