By Tyra Sutak
Is it really almost 2015? Yes. Which means we have a pretty dang comprehensive guide to what’s going on in and around Boulder to help you ring in the New Year. If you see an event you like, make your reservations ASAP because y’know — planning and stuff.
Happy New year from all of us at Your Boulder to you — our Boulder. We’ve included links to the main venue as well as special links to New Years festivities if they were available.
Aji Latin American Restaurant
Aji will be serving up a special 3-course prix fixe dinner which includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. $42 per person.
Basta is turning 5 on New Year’s Eve! To celebrate, they’re serving a 5-course tasting menu for $55 per person. Additional wine pairings will also be available for an extra $45 per person.
One of Boulder’s newest restaurants is promising a 5-course prix fixe menu that is sure to impress. $75 per person. Optional wine pairings are available for an additional $45.
Black Cat will be offering two seatings on New Year’s Eve. The first is at 5:30 p.m., followed by the second seating at 8:15 p.m. The menu for the first seating will consist of four courses, and the 8:30 p.m. seating will feature six courses. Guests will also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight.
The Teahouse will be serving a 3-course prix fixe menu for $39 per guest which includes a glass of sparkling wine or a pot of tea. New Year’s Eve menu items will also be available a la cart featuring dishes like Scallop Grapefruit Ceviche, Squash Trio, Quinoa Steak, Spanish Bacalao, Croissant Bread Pudding, and more.
Lobster paella for two, lamb chops al pastor, and lobster rice fritters are just a few of the specials Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment place is serving up on NYE. Dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The bar will remain open until 1 a.m., and complimentary glasses of cava will be served in time for a midnight toast.
Chef’s specials, a limited menu, and cocktail specials will be served on New Year’s Eve at Chautauqua Dining Hall.
Frasca is serving a 4-course menu for $110 per person. If you make reservations during the second seating around 7 p.m., you’ll also get to enjoy live tunes by a jazz pianist.
The Greenbriar Inn is serving a 6-course New Year’s Eve tasting dinner where guests can choose from offerings such as Classic Oysters Rockefeller, Pan Seared Foie Gras, Lobster Bisque, Braised Veal Cheeks and Scallops, Warm Mocha Caramel Macchiato Pot de Creme, and more. The tasting menu is $95 per person and includes sparkling wine or Martinelli’s sparkling cider. Reservations are available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Jax isn’t just throwing a big ol’party, they’re throwing a blowout this New Year’s Eve. Join Jax as they celebrate their 20th NYE with a 5-course prix fixe dinner for $75 per person. Optional wine pairings are also available.
L’atelier has put together a truly decadent NYE menu where diners can choose from entree items like Lobster Ravioli, Veal Piccata, French Bouillabaisse, Rack of Lamb, and more. The 4-course menu is $89 per person and includes sweet shrimp and a glass of bubbles.
Leaf is serving a special 4-course prix fix dinner which will include a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for $40 per guest. Seatings begin at 4 p.m.
Seatings will begin at 6 p.m. on NYE at Mateo where they’re serving a 4-course prix fixe dinner menu for $75 per person with an optional champagne flight for $35 per person. Also featuring live music and a champagne toast at midnight.
Oysters, truffles, lobster, chanterelle mushrooms, and prime rib are all ingredients that make up Salt’s New Year’s Eve menu.
The Kitchen Boulder is serving up a 4-course prix fixe NYE menu for $85 per person.
Sparkling wine specials by the glass and by the bottle will be available all evening at the Kitchen Next Door. Special NYE menu items will also be available.
The kitchen at the Kitchen Upstairs will be serving their normal menu along with special small bites put together by Head Chef Paul McGuire.
The West End Tavern is offering NYE menu specials, beer cocktail toasts, and a late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Zeal is ringing in the new year with a health-conscious 4-course meal for only $34 per person.
Celebrate NYE with Zolo and enjoy a 4-course tasting menu for $65 per person and optional drink and wine pairings.
Yonder Mountain String Band kicks off a 4-night run at the Boulder Theater on New Year’s Eve. $65 GA.
The Matt Flaherty Band will be getting the party started and keeping it going at Connor O’Neills this New Year’s. The party starts at 10 p.m. champagne toasts are happening at midnight.
Local rock band, the West Water Outlaws, are hosting “West Water Outlaws’Paranoid New Year’s Eve”at the Fox Theater where they’ll be performing Black Sabbath’s Landmark Album. If you’re looking for some live music on NYE, this is the place to be. $17.50 Advance/$20 at the door.
Caribou Mountain Collective and The Hot Lick are rocking the Lazy Dog this New Year’s Eve. Free show. Kicks off at 10 p.m.
Food and/or Music + Big Ol’ Party
BMoCA invites you to put on your glad rags and celebrate NYE at their speakeasy-themed party and benefit. Enjoy live jazz, craft cocktails, late-night burlesque, tarot card readings, mugshot photography, complimentary champagne toast and light bites. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 in advance, and $40 at the door.
The Hotel Boulderado opened on New Year’s Day in 1909—and they’ve been throwing amazing NYE parties to commemorate ever since! This year’s theme is the “Rat Pack”Gala. Live music. A late night hors d’oeuvre station, champagne toast, and entry into License No. 1 are all part of this big ol’party. See website for all available ticket options and pricing.
Ring in the new year with Oak and enjoy a prix fixe menu for $75 per person. Following dinner, Oak is throwing an NYE party which starts at 10 p.m. A $75 ticket gets you into the party and unlimited oysters, caviar, and champagne. A $10 cover charge will get you in the door.
Brew Year’s Eve is happening this year at the Millennium Harvest House. Enjoy live music, local craft beer, and a delicious variety of food truck fare.
Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
Saturnalia— a New Year’s Celebration is happening at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place. Live music, dancing, and champagne toasts at midnight. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Jill’s is throwing a big ol’party this New Year’s Eve! A ticket to this party will run you $95 per person and includes live music from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., party favors, two drink tickets per person, Brazilian street-food stations, themed entertainment, champagne toast & balloon drop at midnight. Room Packages are also available as well as room + dinner party packages.
It’s a New Years Masquerade party at the Med! The party starts at 8:30 p.m. Music and dancing begins at 9 p.m. Custom mask painting will be taking place from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. A $55 ticket get you entry to the party, a welcome cocktail, an abundance of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and a champagne toast at midnight.
The North End @ 4580 is throwing a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza! Guest will enjoy an elegant 3-course prix fixe menu for $50 per person.
It’s an all-out party at the Walrus this year, with DJPetey and DJ Z-Staar, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and $15 bottles of champagne.