NYE Roundup: Super cool bashes to ring in the new year

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It seems like 2018 went by in the blink of an eye and the new year is almost here. It’s soiree season, with so many festive things to do. If you’re staying in Seattle to ring in the new year, here are some fun events. Whether you’d like to wear your stretchiest pants and go to a languid five-course meal, drink your weight in champagne, or simply dance the last night of the year away—there’s something for everyone. Happy partying and happy new year!

Columbia City Theater

This year you could groove along to tunes by ‘Rise Up’, the Hamilton Tribute Band on New Year’s Eve at the Columbia City Theater! Rise Up is an ensemble of top Seattle vocalists and musicians that perform the amazing music of “Hamilton”. “Hamilton” is a record-breaking Broadway musical and winner of 11 Tonys including Best Musical. $25 per person. Find tickets here.

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Deep Dive

Champagne service. Passed hors-d’oeuvres. Assorted desserts. Check, check, check. As a bonus, there will be house special cocktails too! If your idea of a good new year’s eve is not about sweaty crowds and mobbed dance floors, Deep Dive is the place to be. Enjoy the new American meets northwest fare at this warm, intimate bar. $250 per person, all-inclusive. Buy tickets here.

Deep Dive (Image by Suzi Pratt)

Burke Museum

Take flight into 2019 at the Burke Museum’s once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s Eve party in collaboration with LoveCityLove. Come experience eight rooms of movement and sound as over 20 DJs, live bands, dancers, artists, and slam poets come together to celebrate as the Burke takes flight into a new year and a new building. At this one-of-a-kind event, you can share your New Year resolutions and shape the future of the New Burke with Seattle Design Nerds. $50 advanced general, $60 at the door. Buy tickets here.

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W Seattle

With W Seattle’s electrified interior décor and live music, the night is sure to be one to remember. Dance to the beats of DJ Pryme Tyme and raise a glass of champagne with W Seattle at midnight. This party will be unique in that it features two floors of entertainment. There will be two great DJs and one band spread across the separate spaces, allowing guests the opportunity to create their own fabulous experience based on the ticket they purchase. Indulge in hearty bites, a hosted bar, a photo booth, and live music.  $75 General admission and $200 Glam VIP access. Staying at W Seattle? Hotel guests will receive two complimentary tickets per room. Buy tickets here.

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Block 41

Get into the Brazilian spirit this NYE at Block 41. Brazil Comes to Belltown is a celebration featuring Brazilian inspired food and drinks (including a build your own Caipirinha bar) and live entertainment by local Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto and special guests vocalists, Gail Pettis, and Adriana Giordano. Following the live performances, dance into 2019 to cover tunes by master DJ Michael Duncan. Tickets include Brazilian-inspired appetizers, small plates, dessert, and a late-night snack prepared by Foodz Catering, two drinks, and a midnight champagne toast. 100% of the ticket sales proceeds benefit Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. $125 per person. Buy tickets here.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

Bid 2018 adieu with an epic 4-course menu with special cocktails, champagne, and caviar at The Walrus and the Carpenter. Want to steer clear of the madding crowds? You’re in luck as this is reservations/seated dinner tickets only. It is perfect if you want to enjoy some downtime with your near and dear ones. $125 per person. Buy tickets here.

The Walrus and the Carpenter (Image by Geoffrey Smith)


No cover charge? Yes, it is possible! Plus Backyard has a complimentary midnight Champagne toast and lots of festive favors (hats, blowers, etc.) too. In addition to their regular menu, the bar is offering festive specials like $6.50 J. Roget Champagne splits, $10 Boilermakers (ex: Evan Williams & Bodhizafa or El Jimador & No. 6 True Original Cider), cranberry mules, and champagne margaritas — among others. There’s a dance party with DJ Fly Guy Dai (Tendai “Baba” Maraire) and you can expect old-school hip-hop and ’90s R&B. This event is free and open to the public!

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Thompson Seattle

The best part about a party at The Nest, the trendy rooftop bar at the Thompson hotel, is the glittering view of downtown Seattle.  Ring in the new year with an unparalleled view at the  “24K SOUL” Rooftop Party at The Nest ($150 per ticket)– featuring a DJ set by Talib Kweli, live beats from local openers Blu Eyed Soul and P’Olo, and a midnight toast. Want dinner and a dance party? Buy a combination ticket. You can add in a 5-course tasting menu at Scout PNW, by executive chef Derek Simcik ($220 per ticket). Book here.

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Goldfinch Tavern

Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle will be ringing in the New Year with Moët & Chandon! Their lavish feast offers a 6 pm seating with four-courses for $95/person, and a 9 pm five-course feast with beats by DJ Nelson Estrada, a champagne toast at midnight, and party favors for $125/person. Make reservations here.

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