Can you believe we’re almost stepping into another year? It’s almost 2023, but before we go to the new year, you can enjoy a fantastic New Year’s Eve at one of these bars or restaurants in Denver. From fancy dinners, to cocktail parties, and family friendly fireworks, here are 10 amazing New Year’s Eve suggestions to ring in 2023.
1. FlyteCo Tower
Celebrate New Year’s Eve like a member of the Mile High Club at the Aviation-themed brew pub, FlyteCo Tower. This year, they’ll be hosting their first New Year’s Eve celebration since they opened this summer at the former Stapleton Air Traffic Control Tower. The party will be ‘Catch Me If You Can’ themed with a DJ, complimentary appetizers from 9-11pm and three drink tickets included in the price of $99, with VIP tickets avaialble. They’ll have their standard bowling lanes, mini golf, and arcade games as well, so head here for a night of activities, drinks, and music.
2. The Mile High Tree Ball-Drop Countdown
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to Christmas, then head to the free Mile High Tree for one last hurrah. A family friendly ball-drop countdown will start at 9pm alongside fireworks, and if you want the best views you can see it all from the upper end of 16th Street Mall.
3. OAK at Fourteenth
Looking for a wintry menu inspired by Scandinavia? Then head to OAK at Fourteenth for a New Year’s Even menu created by Chef John Bissell. The menu will be 5 courses of foraged ingredients and modern and traditional Scandinavian techniques and flavors. Longonberry, lamb pancetta, and pheasant will be among some of the foraged ingredients on the menu, with dishes like Scallop Crudo and Butternut Squash Dumplings. You can make a reservation on their website, with the dinner taking place on 12/31 for $85 per person.
If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of the hottest parties in the city, look no further than Resolution, an all-inclusive party with DJs, neon lights, and so much more. The party has been going strong for the past 13 years, and it’s no wonder the party has become one of Denver’s finest: the music and lights production is festival level, there are actual performers and neon painting all around, and there’s a top-shelf, premium open bar. This year, the party will be held at the Brighton, and you can get the full details about tickets on their website. Be warned, ticket prices go up at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
5. Citizen Rail
Citizen Rail at Denver Union Station will be hosting a special 3 course dinner for $125 a person. Highlights for their menu include Yellowtail Poke, Roasted Foie Gras, and Smoked Veal Cheeks and Lobster, among many other fantastic options. Their New Years Eve dinner hours will be 5-10pm and you can make your reservation on their website.
The Orient Express is pulling up to Denver Union Station for another year in a row with their awesome and elegant New Year’s Eve bash. The party starts at 8pm on December 31st until 1am, with three different tiers of tickets that’ll give you access to different perks. Head to our article about the event for prices and perks included in each tier and check their website to make your reservation in advance.
7. Whiskey Tasting at Seven Grand
Dairy Block will be hosting a special whiskey tasting at Seven Grand that features coffee and oak flavors. If you need another reason to visit, let us remind you that Seven Grand has some of the best and largest selection of whiskeys in the West.
A swanky soirée that’ll have you feeling like you stepped into the roaring 20s in Paris and is set at the Thompson Denver Hotel in LoDo. From 7pm-1am, enjoy live music, burlesque dancers, snacks, and champagne toasts for $125. The sixth floor lounge will be totally transformed into a Paris Cabaret that’s classy but a little mischievous at the same time. Don’t forget to stick around for a 50 minute circus show in the lobby with contortionists and other circus acts. Check their website for more details.
9. New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Downtown
This free event takes place along 16th Street Mall. Line up on December 31st to enjoy fireworks, with two shows happening at 9pm and 12am. The show will be synced to live music played by DJs and the entire fireworks show lasts up to 8 minutes.
10. Black Tie Event at Denver Union Station
For a classy affair, Denver Union Station has got the perfect event for you. Starting early, on December 31st at 8:30pm until January 1st at 1:45 am, sip drinks from a bar that’ll be open all night, listen to DJs, head upstairs if you feel like doing a little gambling, and when the clock strikes midnight, there will be a giant 200 balloon drop to celebrate. Tickets are on sale now for $140.