16 New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations in Austin

Start your year off right with a party, brunch, dinner, or cocktail hour at one of these 16 local hangouts to ring in 2024.


Your New Year celebration could look like this if you attend the NYE Disco Rodeo at Upstairs at Caroline.

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Believe it or not Austinites, the New Year is almost upon us.

Let us help you ring in 2024 with a night of dancing, some solid cocktails, or your most memorable meal of the year. Check out these New Year’s Eve events, with a few New Year’s Day events for balance.

New Year’s Eve

Disco Night at Ezov | Times vary | Ezov, 2708 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin | $95-$135 | Celebrate with a night of enjoying flavors of Tel Aviv, drinking an Eastern Mediterranean wine flight, and dancing to the DJ.

The Goblin King’s New Years Eve Ball | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Elysium, 705 Red River St., Austin | $24-$250 | Let the goblins whisk you away at this New Year’s Eve celebration, complete with a specialty drink menu and DJs.

Home Before Midnight | 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. | Hestia, 607 W. 3rd St., Ste. #105, Austin | $175-$270 | Enjoy a six-course dinner at the 5 p.m. seating, a 10-course dinner at the 7 p.m. seating, or reserve the “Last Sip in Style Lounge” to ring in 2024.

A blurry, black and white photo of people enjoying a party in a ritzy lounge.

Ring in the new year with a glass of wine and a vinyl listening party at Equipment Room.

Photo by Grace Sitzes

Into the Groove: New Year’s Celebration | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | Equipment Room, 1101 Music Lane, Austin | $200 | Say goodbye to 2023 in style with a listening party and prosecco at each table for when the ball drops.

Maie Day New Year’s Eve Dinner | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Maie Day, 1603 S. Congress Ave., Austin | $130 | Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner with an afterparty that starts and ends with a live fire. Walk-ins are welcome pending availability.

New Year’s Eve Dinner | 5-10 p.m. | Launderette, 2115 Holly St., Austin | $135 | Dine on an opulent four-course meal before you say goodbye to 2023.

A cowboy Santa standing in front of a Christmas themed display, with a mounted deer head and cowboy boots.

The Christmas spirit remains alive into the New Year at Lefty’s Brick Bar.

Photo courtesy of Lefty’s Brick Bar

North Pole New Year | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | Lefty’s Brick Bar, 1813 E. 6th St. Austin | Free-$700 | It will be like Christmas never ended at this holiday party.

NYE Disco Rodeo | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | Upstairs at Caroline, 109 E. 7th St., Austin | Free | No reservations are required at this party, which features a photo booth, themed drinks, and beats playing all night.

New Year’s Eve Brunch | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Playground ATX, 5001 Airport Blvd., Austin | Cost of purchase | Pop into this brand new culinary incubator for some beignets with matcha milk jam, sweet and sour boneless chicken bites, and a lychee lemon mimosa. No reservations are required.

A Sushi | Bar New Year | Times vary | Sushi | Bar ATX, 2600 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin | $325-$425 | Make your last meal of 2023 one to remember with an omakase culinary journey.

A dimly-lit bar space in a cave-like interior.

This is a great time to visit the speakeasy if you weren’t able to take its fall opening.

Photo courtesy Trona

Trona’s NYE Cocktail Celebration | 6-9 p.m and 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. | Trona, 1812 E. 12th St., Austin | $150 | Enjoy a holiday cocktail hour, oysters, and caviar at this smoky, moody speakeasy.

New Year’s Eve | 8 p.m. | Devil May Care, 500 W. 6th St., Ste. #100, Austin | $150 | Ring in the New Year with four festive cocktail specials, light bites, a champagne toast, and live DJ sets.

Zanzibar’s New Year’s Eve Party | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Zanzibar, 304 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. #700, Austin | $115 | This island-themed party is the perfect place to watch the fireworks above Lady Bird Lake at midnight.

New Year’s Day

Elegant New Year’s Day Brunch | 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | 1886 Cafe & Bakery, 604 Brazos St., Austin | Cost of purchase | Start your year off right with some Texas-shaped waffles, huevos rancheros, and craft beverages. No reservations are required.


Chow down on some black-eyed peas for good luck at William Chris Vineyards.

Photo courtesy William Chris Vineyards

Annual Black-Eyed Pea Cook-Off | 1-4 p.m. | William Chris Vineyards, 10352 U.S. Highway 290, Hye | $50 | Lovers of this New Year’s Day tradition can enjoy a delicious competition with a glass of wine in hand.

New Year’s Day Brunch | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Uptown Sports Club, 1200 E. 6th St., Austin | Cost of purchase | Don’t miss brunch (which will also be served on New Year’s Eve) at Aaron Franklin’s east side spot, including chicken fried brisket, bacon bourbon pecan French toast, and black-eyed peas.