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New Year's Eve 2019: Here's where to ring in 2020

Posted: 12:58 PM, Dec 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-26 20:40:46-05

CINCINNATI โ€” Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to the new year with these local parties and events.

BREWERY BASHES

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NYE 2020: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $20 general admission at door; $100 pre-sale VIP tickets available online.

๐Ÿบ Rhinegeist will be painting the town black and white this New Year's Eve with its film noir fantasy-themed party. Beer, wine and cocktails will be served all night long as DJs Matt Joy and SKG play in the taproom. There also will be a themed photo booth and midnight balloon drop. The VIP package features a private entrance, access to the Rhinegeist Clubhouse, complimentary coat check, late-night bites, five drink tokens with access to a full bar, DJ Vinylmatic, a Champagne toast at midnight and professional photographer from 9-10:30 p.m.

Voodoo Masquerade NYE Party: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. March First Brewing, 7885 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township. $100 general admission; $25 designated-driver tickets.

๐Ÿบ Itโ€™s time to ring in the new year at March First Brewing and Distilling. The theme for this yearโ€™s bash is Voodoo Masquerade. March Firstโ€™s new taproom will transform into a Bourbon Street experience with its old taproom morphing into a dark voodoo lounge. Full-admission tickets include an open bar, specialty themed cocktail and Cajun/New Orleans-style dinner. Designated-driver tickets include unlimited soft drinks and dinner. So, dress in your best, grab a mask and join March First for a great party.

New Year's Eve Prep with Sam Adams: 3-9 p.m. Dec. 31. Samuel Adams Taproom, 1727 Logan St., Over-the-Rhine.

๐Ÿบ Get all your New Year's Eve beer essentials for half price by stopping by Sam Adams' taproom anytime before it closes on Dec. 31. While there, enjoy $1-off pints.

New Year's Eve Beer Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Dec. 31. HighGrain Brewing Co., 6860 Plainfield Road, Silverton. $75 full dinner; $18 individual courses.

๐Ÿบ HighGrain Brewing Co. is classing up New Year's Eve with a five-course meal. Each course is paired with one of five craft beers. The full dinner price includes all five pairings, while an individual course is served with its paired beverage.

Roaring '20s New Year's Eve Party at LMBC: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Little Miami Brewing Co., 208 Mill St., Milford. Children-friendly event.

๐Ÿบ Break out your best 1920s costume and join Little Miami Brewing Co. as it says goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020. Kevin Fox and Ronnie Vaughn will rock out from 4:30-7:30 p.m. before a DJ takes over from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. There also will be a photo booth, holiday beers, giveaways, a ball-drop viewing and Champagne toast.

First Midnight: Glow Vision: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Three Points Urban Brewery, 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton. $100.

๐Ÿบ Enjoy light appetizers, unlimited cocktails and entertainment from some of Cincinnatiโ€™s biggest performers. Complimentary makeup artists also will be at the party to make sure you are looking your best when the clock strikes midnight.

MadTree New Year's Eve 2020: 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 31. MadTree Brewing Co., 3301 Madison Road, Oakley. Ages 21 and older. $50-$100.

๐Ÿบ MadTree will transform into a swanky, underground lounge with luxurious living rooms, a specialty cocktail bar, neon lights, photo booth and live music to ring in the new year. Enjoy light bites from Catch-a-Fire Cafรฉ from 7-9 p.m. and then a specialty pizza buffet for those late-night cravings at 11:30 p.m. General admission also includes one complimentary drink ticket and a champagne toast at midnight.

NYE at ABC Featuring The Last Troubadour: 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Alexandria Brewing Co., 7926 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria.

๐Ÿบ Ring in 2020 at Alexandria Brewing Co. with live music by The Last Troubadour and drink specials all night.

New Year's Eve at Braxton: 7 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. Free.

๐Ÿบ Bring your best friends down to the best craft brewery taproom in Covington and ring in the new year. There will be a dance floor and DJ, and at midnight cheer in 2020 with a Garage Beer toast.

NYE in COV: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. $75 presale; $90 at the door.

๐Ÿบ No, you are not seeing double, yet. Braxton is hosting a second, more exclusive New Year's Eve party above the taproom. This ticketed event will feature live music from the Bad Resolutions, an all-you-can-eat buffet catered by Gomez Salsa, DJs before and after the band plays, a VR experience and photo booth, plus a heated igloo on the rooftop.

Second Annual New Year's Eve at Sonder Brewing: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Sonder Brewing, 8584 Duke Boulevard, Mason. Non-refundable, advance-purchase-only tickets โ€“ $100; designated-driver tickets โ€“ $25.

๐Ÿบ This New Year's Eve party at Sonder Brewing is Roaring '20s-themed. Glamour and glitz attire are welcomed as you enjoy a live dueling pianos show, sparkling wine toast at midnight, heavy hors d'oeuvres from BrewRiver, an exclusive glass to take home and $5 off an Uber ride home for those without a designated driver. The price of admission also includes unlimited drinks, including beer, featured cocktails and wine.

New Year's Eve at Swine City: 3 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Swine City Brewing, 4614 Industry Drive, Fairfield.

๐Ÿบ Ring in the new year with the Swine folk as the brewery stays open late for the celebration of the year.

Taft's Totally '80s New Year's Eve: 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Taft's Ale House, 1429 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21 and older. $50-$100.

๐Ÿบ Dust off your cassette tapes and tease your hair! It's a totally '80s New Year's Eve party at Taft's. For $100, enjoy a seated dinner featuring pasta, Korean tacos or roasted chicken hand pie. For $75, you'll get a wristband for specialty snacks served buffet style from 7-10 p.m. And for $50, you'll get a welcome beer, one raffle ticket for hourly drawings and a beer toast at midnight.

FUNK OFF 2019 New Year's Eve: Starts at 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. Free.

๐Ÿบ Join the folks at Urban Artifact as they say goodbye to 2019 with a performance by Ouiwey Collins and the Funk Squad, followed by a post-toast dance party with DJ Huggybear.

New Year's Eve Roaring '20s Party: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Grainworks Brewing Co., 7790 Service Center Drive, West Chester Township.

๐Ÿบ Break out those pinstriped suits and flapper dresses and prepare to dance the night away during Grainworks Brewing Co.'s 1920s-themed New Year's Eve bash. DJ Xtina will spin big band and swing music all night while Grainworks' bar slings craft beers and two specialty Tito's vodka cocktails.

UPSCALE AFFAIRS

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Roaring Twenties New Year's Eve Party: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington. $25 general admission; $250 VIP dinner experience; $2,500 VIP bottle service and lounge space. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽฉ Hotel Covington promises to host the party of the year with DJ Future Boy kicking off the party, a complimentary drink, light bites and a midnight balloon drop. For those looking to splurge, the VIP dinner experience also will include access to the Eva G. Farris Ballroom with a premium open bar, five-course tasting dinner and live band. The VIP bottle service and lounge will feature a bottle of Titoโ€™s vodka, 24 craft beers, four bottles of sparkling wine, a dedicated server and light bites.

20/20 New Year's Eve Party: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. 21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown. Ages 21 and older. $35.

๐ŸŽฉ Set your sights on a new year with technicolor lighting by Lapis Laser Display and a DJ. The first 300 guests to arrive will receive a pair of diffraction glasses to heighten the visual experience produced by Lapis Laser. Admission also includes two drink tickets. A portion of the proceeds from each drink ticket sale will benefit OneSight, a nonprofit dedicated to providing better eyesight for underserved communities.

New Year's Eve Party at Vinoklet Winery: 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Vinoklet Winery, Restaurant & Vineyard, 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township. Ages 21 and older. $76.95.

๐ŸŽฉ Every year Vinoklet throws a fantastic New Yearโ€™s Eve party. The evening will include music by DJ Dave King, wine, beer, dancing, party favors, late evening hors d'oeuvres, a Champagne toast at midnight and delicious dinner.

New Year's Eve at Music Hall: 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $25

๐ŸŽฉ Ring in a new decade with the timeless music of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform these classic hits with guest artists Capathia Jenkins and Tony DeSare.

Mirror Ball at Music Hall: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $100-$150. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽฉ If you're already at Music Hall for the Pops, why not stick around to experience a fantastic New Yearโ€™s Eve adventure? Part futuristic disco, part reflection of the past, Mirror Ball promises an evening of dancing, drinking and late-night eating. DJ ETrayn will bring the music and master mixologist Molly Wellmann will craft cocktails as Elevated Aerialists perform throughout the hall.

The Royal Gatsby Gala: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Carnegie Hall at Newport, 401 Monmouth St., Newport. $85-$1,000. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽฉ This "Great Gatsby"-themed party will be a night to remember with live musical performances by Lauren Eylise, the homegrown singer who recently appeared on "The Kelly Clarkson Show," and Dahl Fredrics. DJ L-Train will keep the party going between performances. Come dressed in your best attire for the party, which also will launch the charitable "Leave Your Mark Foundation" in Northern Kentucky.

LURE New Year's Eve Masquerade: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. The Backstage Event Center, 625 Walnut St., Downtown. $75-$125. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽฉ Organizers describe this masquerade as "the Tri-Stateโ€™s premier NYE event featuring the most dynamic and diverse crowd of tastemakers all under one roof." If you're a tastemaker, you now know where you've got to go on New Year's Eve. DJ Bandcamp + DJ Prymtime will spin tunes as you enjoy libations, along with complimentary masks, party favors, live paintings, an interactive photo booth and midnight Champagne toast.

BAR HOPPING

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New Year's Eve at H/G: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Higher Gravity, 4106 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Ages 21 and older. $60.

๐Ÿบ Higher Gravity promises to elevate your New Year's Eve revelry with an evening full of food, drink and music. General admission will get you 10 drink tickets that can be used to purchase all draft beers, select cans and bottles, no capping fees on bombers and all house wine pours. There also will be a midnight Champagne toast and small snacks.

NYE at QCE: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Queen City Exchange, 32 W. Court St., Downtown. $100. Ages 21 and older.

๐Ÿบ Ring in the new year with QCE's open bar, food from Babushka Pierogies, Holtman's Donuts, music by DJ Jules and a Champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve at The Stretch: 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dec. 31. The Stretch, 191 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸนEnjoy party favors, free admission, a doughnut bar and Champagne toast at midnight. DJ Steve the Greek will play the decade's hottest hits.

A Neighborhood New Year's Eve: 8 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Rosedale OTR, 208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine.

๐Ÿน Rosedale OTR welcomes everyone to a "Neighborhood New Year's Eve." Give 2019 the sendoff it deserves and welcome 2020 with an enthusiastic toast. Half-price happy hour will run from 8-10 p.m., and Rosedale's house DJ will be on the turntables.

Stress-Free New Year's Eve at The Lackman: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. The Lackman, 1237 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21 and older.

๐Ÿป If you're looking for a no-frills, all-chill way to spend New Year's Eve, The Lackman is the place to be. The bar is offering $40 G.H. Mumm bottles or buckets of five Prosecco splits for $30.

New Year's Eve 2020: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Energy Nightclub, 700 W. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $15 for those ages 21 and older; $20 for those ages 18-21. Ages 18 and older only.

๐ŸธThere will be live music, complimentary appetizers from 9-11 p.m. (while supplies last) ... and party favors. Make sure to dress in your best 1920s "Great Gatsby"-inspired garb before hitting the dance floor.

No Stress New Year's Eve: 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dec. 31. The Righteous Room, 641 Walnut St., Downtown. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸธAvoid the hassle of making New Year's Eve plans and just show up to the Righteous Room before the ball drops. No reservation required but requested. The bar will serve $10 glasses of Champagne and $50 bottles.

Bootlegger's Bash: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Queen City Radio, 222 W. 12th St. Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21 and older.

๐Ÿธ Come celebrate the new year at Queen City Radio with DJ Patrick, Framester and your favorite QCR bartenders. Roaring '20s costumes aren't required but are encouraged.

NYE Cocktail Party: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. HomeMakers Bar, 39 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine. Reservations suggested.

๐Ÿธ Ring in the new year with an old-fashioned cocktail party inspired by the fanciful cocktail parties of the '50s and '60s. HomeMakers welcomes guests to dress to the nines while the bar's staff takes care of the rest. The evening will be full of delicious bites, a special cocktail menu featuring punch bowls for sips and a free Champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve at Low Spark: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Low Spark, 15 W. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine.

๐Ÿธ Ring in the new year while sipping $10 glasses of Nicolas Feuillatte or buy a $40 bottle to split with your friends. Low Spark will also be offering $3 select shots.

Black Sheep Black Tie: A NYE Celebration: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Revel OTR Urban Winery, 111 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $75.

๐ŸŽ‰Come revel with the owners of the urban winery for Revelโ€™s annual Black Sheep Black Tie NYE Celebration. DJGhost513 will deliver an epic DJ/live musician collaboration with Erik Owens on trumpet and trombone, Tariq Stallings on brass, Cameron Barnes on keys and Mike Barnes on drums, plus special guest vocalists to help kick off 2020 right. Admission includes an open bar on select wines, wine cocktails and domestic beers, small bites and a bubbly toast at midnight.

Something Different NYE: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. American Sign Museum, 1330 Monmouth Ave., Camp Washington. $75-$125. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽ‰ The Casual Socialite will mix things up by holding a New Year's Eve bash at the American Sign Museum. The party will blend the museum's kitsch mix of neon signage with a soundtrack provided by DJ D-Lo and DJ Johnny B. There also will be plenty of drinks and fun to be had throughout the evening.

Bubbles & Bow Ties: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Crafts & Vines, 642 Main St., Covington. Age 21 and older.

๐Ÿท Join the folks at Crafts & Vines for an evening of bubbly and fun. The bar will serve food specials, $25 bottles of bubbles, $7 by the glass, $5 draft beers and $6 wine pours.

Tillie's Lounge NYE '80s Party: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Tillie's Lounge, 4042 Hamilton Ave., Northside. No cover. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽˆ Ring in the new year to the sounds of the Human League, Pet Shop Boys, R.E.M., The Cure, New Order and The Dead Milkmen at Tillie's. DJ Victim will spin the tunes as Troy reads tarot cards and everyone enjoys Champagne specials throughout the night.

Low-key New Year's Eve: 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31. C&D Northside, 1714 Hanfield St., Northside.

๐ŸŽ‰ Join Asia after 8 p.m. for drink specials and a midnight toast for a no-big-whoop New Year's Eve.

2000s NYE Throwback Dance Party: 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside.

๐ŸŽ‰ Say goodbye to 2019 as you work up a sweat on the dance floor at Northside Tavern. DJ PickMO will spin classic tunes from the past two decades all night long.

New Year's Eve at Galla Park: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Galla Park, 175 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. $1-$30. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽ‰ Dine and dance during this special New Year's Eve event at Galla Park. Galla Park will serve a special a la carte NYE dinner menu as DJs Sean Dibert, Davey C and Konflikt provide the music.

F.L.Y | Forget Last Year: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. COPA, 1133 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. $30-$100. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽ‰ This may be one of the biggest New Year's Eve bashes of the year. COPA's F.L.Y. party will feature live bands, multiple DJs, party favors, a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight and a late-night brunch from 2-4 a.m.

FAMILY FUN

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New Year's Eve Blast: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Mix 94.9 will help host this annual family-friendly New Year's Eve bash on Fountain Square. Join thousands of your fellow Cincinnatians as they dance the night away, grab some food and participate in goofy games on the Fountain Square stage and ice rink. And stick around to welcome 2020 with a fireworks show when the clock strikes midnight.

International New Year's Eve at Union Terminal: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 31. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Free.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Ring in the new year in the restored Rotunda as you and museum staff explore unique New Year's customs, games and music from all over the globe.

Happy ZOO Year: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 31. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. $17.50 adults; $11.50 children and seniors.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ โ€œParty animalsโ€ of all ages are invited to ring in the new year at the zoo during the 11th annual Happy ZOO Year. Activities will include shows of "Winter Wonders" by Madcap Puppets and a meet-and-greet with Father Time and Baby ZOO Year. The zoo will cap off all celebrations with an early countdown with fireworks presented by Rozzi Fireworks.

Oakley Family New Year's Eve: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 31. Oakley Square, Madison Road, Oakley. Free.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Come kick off your New Year's Eve festivities in Oakley from 7-9 p.m. on Oakley Square. At 8 p.m. there will be a countdown to a spectacular Rozzi Fireworks display.

New Year's Eve at Winterfest: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. $27.99.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Kings Island will celebrate New Yearโ€™s Eve once again with Snoopyโ€™s Rockinโ€™ Countdown Party. See Charlie Brownโ€™s New Yearโ€™s Eve Celebration and finish the night with fireworks at midnight.

New Year's Eve Big Bash: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Topgolf, 9568 Water Front Drive, West Chester Township. $270 general admission bay; $450 VIP bay.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Swing in the new year by working on your golf game at Topgolf. General admission bay prices will grant up to six guests unlimited Topgolf game play and party favors. Food and beverages are not included in this package. VIP reservations also will allow up to six guests unlimited play, plus exclusive access to the Signature Event Room for a premium buffet, a bottle of sparkling wine, party favors and unlimited fountain soda, coffee and tea.

LIVE MUSIC

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NYE 2020 at Mad Frog: 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Mad Frog, 1 E. McMillan St., Corryville. $10. Ages 18 and older.

๐ŸŽธ Rock in the new year at Mad Frog with performances by OKKtupus, Acid Craig and more performances on three stages.

Receptions Fairfield New Year's Eve 2020 with the Menus: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Receptions, 5975 Boymel Drive, Fairfield. $80-$165.72. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽธ Ring in the new year with the Menus. Your reservation includes an open well bar, appetizers, buffet dinner, late-night chili bar, a Champagne toast and party favor.

Rockin' Into the New Year: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. Hard Rock/JACK CASINO, 1000 Broadway, Downtown. $75 VIP; $25 party room admission; $50 general admission. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽธ This official Hard Rock Casino (formerly JACK Casino) party will feature live entertainment from the Eden Park Band. A VIP ticket also includes two drink tickets, designated entrance and bars, additional seating options and party favors. The general-admission option includes two drink tickets, while the party room ticket will grant you access to live entertainment by DJ Ice Cold Tony.

Tin Roof's New Year's Eve Bash: 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Tin Roof, 160 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. $25-$500. Ages 21 and older.

๐ŸŽธ There will be live music starting at 9 p.m. from the Tyler Moore Band, drinks and good times at the Tin Roof. After the ball drops, stick around for more music from DJ Kombat.

Bobby Mackey & the Big Mac Band NYE's Party: 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Bobby Mackey's, 44 Licking Pike, Wilder.

๐ŸŽธ Join country crooner Bobby Mackey at his bar for this annual New Year's Eve bash.

Noir + Beat Faction NYE III: 10 p.m. Dec. 31. The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. $5. Ages 18 and older.

๐ŸŽธ Noir and Beat Faction team up again to bring you the best in alternative dance music and ring in 2020 right.