Want to go out to celebrate New Year's Eve in Austin? Here are some options.
Austin, known for its diverse, never-boring nightlife, has many options for ringing in the new year. From playing pingpong to attending a Gatsby party, there’s something for everyone to count down to 2023.
Smash ATX is hosting a party with a DJ, pingpong and dancing. Tickets range from $25 for general admission to $3,750 for a VIP group of 25. A three-hour bar package with a champagne toast costs $80. Late-night snacks include street corn queso. The venue encourages guests to come "dressed to kill."
The Paramount Theatre will be breaking out the chandeliers and disco balls for Austin's Bob Schneider and special guests Primo the Alien and Big Skinny. Tickets start at $35, but VIP table seats with the choice of champagne or wine are also available. Doors open at 8 p.m.
The City of Austin will have a free community event with live performances, food trucks, drinks and fireworks at midnight with the best view of the city. The lawn opens at 6 p.m.
Circus performers and canine artists entertain in this all-ages production by Austin-based troupe Circus Chickendog. The performance, now in its 11th year at The VORTEX, has two shows on New Year's Eve, at 4:30 and 6:30. Tickets range from $15 to $37.
The crawl starts at Happy Chicks on East Sixth Street and makes stops at Kungfu Saloon, The Cat’s Pajamas, and Starbar, among other venues. Wristbands start at $20 and will get you into any of the participating bars without a cover, plus drink specials all night.
Grupo Fantasma, Superfonicos and DJ Trucha Soul are performing at this show at the Far Out Lounge. Tickets start at $25.
Tweedy's, a new bar in the former Spider House Cafe space, is hosting a free karaoke night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Three bars, one ticket. For $60 you can bar hop across the venues in the Domain.
Come check out the kaiju-themed surf rock revival band that performs wearing kabuki masks. Tickets are $20.
Urban Heat, Terminator Dave and DJ Lisie join Ghostland Observatory for this all-ages show outside at the Mohawk. Tickets are $70.
The celebration at the Hilton Austin Hotel includes a five-hour prepaid bar, DJs, casino games, prizes and a massive ballroom to countdown to the new year. Tickets start at $175. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1920s attire
Watch the ball drop on the screen above the bar at this seated celebration. The Roosevelt will offer a special drink menu with 12 cocktails created in the 1920s and pre-Prohibition era. The dress code is semi-formal to formal, with 1920s-era attire encouraged. The soundtrack to the evening will be electro-swing. Tickets start at $90.
Put on a mask (no, not that mask) and come dance to some classic hip-hop by local MCs. At midnight, celebrate with a champagne toast and balloon drop. Tickets are $30.
Swan Dive is partnering with Barbarellas for this New Year's Eve party. Dance at one of three dance floors while listening to a female-fronted line-up of Ruthie Craft, Pearl Z and The Klinks. Hop back and forth starting at 10 pm. Tickets start at $5.
Enjoy live music, DJ sets and a champagne toast. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
The Speakeasy's annual New Year's Eve party will include party favors, live music, reserved seating, VIP options and bottle service. Tickets start at $49 and include a glass of champagne.
Watch the fireworks on Lady Bird Lake from the rooftop at this island-themed New Year's Eve party. A complimentary glass of champagne is included with the $100 ticket.