Looking for New Year’s Eve plans in Durham? We’ve got you covered. Here’s the best parties, one night only dinners, and some family friendly events.

New Years Eve at Piedmont Restaurant

Location: Piedmont Restaurant

Price: $60 per person | $85 with Wine Director’s pairings

Details: Enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner at Piedmont that includes fried oysters, braised short rib of beefwhipped rutabega, coffee crème brûlée, and more.

Stanley Baird: Guest Performance w/ Might Messengers of Soul at Rhythms Live Music Hall

Location: Rhythms Live Music Hall

Price: $65 per person

Time: 7:30 pm to 12:30 am

Details: Stanley Baird will be a guest performer with Might Messengers of Soul at the Rhythms Live Music Hall’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. You get performances by Mighty Messengers of Soul, DJ Heavy and Constance Prince. Dinner, new year’s party favors and a champagne toast included.

NYE Party at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Location: Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Price: No cover charge, $5 champagne glasses, $15 champagne bottles

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 am

Details: Forgo the fuss and bring in the new year with a Fuss & Frills Free, FUN-filled NYE celebration at Boxcar! Balloon drop at midnight (4,000 balloons dropping from 2 nets!)

New Year’s at The Durham

Location: The Durham Hotel

Price: $85 per person (wine pairings for $27 per person)

Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Details: First, join us in the Restaurant for a four-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. Diners who join us for dinner get guaranteed access to our New Year’s Eve party on the Roof, and a glass of bubbly for the elevator ride up, with our compliments. Afterwards, celebrate the new year on the Roof with seasonal cocktails and a raw bar with bubbly and caviar service in the cozy comfort of the heated, enclosed Roof. We’ll have a 2020 countdown with noisemakers and party favors on hand for photos overlooking the Bull City.

New Year’s Eve Omakase at Dashi

Location: Dashi

Time: 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Details: A five course meal celebrating the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020! Kanpai to the new year! Spend your last night of 2019 in the izakaya with friends and family. Dine with us for five courses of delectable Japanese cuisine. This dinner is reservation only.

Pompieri Pizza’s 2020 NYE Dinner


Price: Adults $45 per person + tax + 18% gratuity, Children $15 per person + tax + 18% gratuity, Add a beer or wine pairing per adult $20 + tax + 18% gratuity

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Details: Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Dinner with Cassoulet with Tuscan white beans, house-made pork sausage, and duck leg confit, Lemon pound cake, and more.

Bull City Burger & Brewery NYE 2020 Dinner

Location: Bull City Burger & Brewery

Price: $45 per person + tax + 18% gratuity, Children $15 per person + tax + 18% gratuity, Add a beer or wine pairing per adult $20 + tax + 18% gratuity

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details: Enjoy a delicious meal with vegetarian options that includes House-made salami bruschetta, creamy corn and poblano pepper soup, 100% NC pasture-raised roast prime rib, and more.

NYE Pre-Game w/ Decades Karaoke at Barley Labs

Location: Barley Labs

Price: No cover

Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Details: Feel guilty about leaving your pup at home on NYE? Well, we’ve got the perfect solution. Come out for a New Year’s Eve pre-game with your pups, complete with decades karaoke (80s from 7-8, 90s from 8-9, 2000s from 9-10). There will be a champagne toast at 9:45, and you can have your pups home early enough to head back out for the human-only festivities (or if you’re like us, you’ll just snuggle up on the couch with your pups while you sleep through the ball drop)

The Cat’s Meow New Years Eve Celebration at Arcana

Location: Arcana

Price: No cover

Time: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am

Details: They’ll have tarot card readings with Kathleen Ibis, live jazz with Serena Wiley and Friends, a champagne toast, and plenty of drink specials.

Roaring New Years Eve Party at Bull City Ciderworks

Location: Bull City Ciderworks

Price: $25

Time: 8:00 pm to 1:00 am

Details: Your ticket to the big event will include a Champagne Cupcake Flight, a limited edition golden BCC Champagne Flute, New Years’ Swag, and a Cider to toast at midnight! Party kicks off at 8pm and goes into the New Year – Come dressed to the nines! Spruce Bringsteen will be on tap, plus all of your favorite ciders to bring in the New Year Bull City Ciderworks style!

New Year’s Eve 2020 at Unscripted Durham

Location: Unscripted

Price: $65

Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

Details: Featuring music entertainment, passed hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, a champagne toast at midnight and dessert table.

New Years Eve Party at The Oak House

Location: The Oak House

Price: $20

Time: 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Details: Head to the Oak House for champagne, hors d’oeuvres, live music, drink specials, and more.

Last Blow Out Party of the Decade!

Location: Ponysaurus Brewing

Price: No cover

Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

Details: Dance to great tunes all night with Carolina Soul and when the clock strikes midnight celebrate with sparklers, champagne of beers toast, and a keg drop! PLUS: Our favorite giveaway is back! WIN A YEAR OF BEER! Enter your name at the party and the winner will be announced at midnight. Must be present to win.

Final Night Festival at West End Wine Bar of Durham

Location: West End Wine Bar

Price: $35

Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

Details: Delight with the funkiest musical show in Durham with Ally J and her talented musical partners, along with fanciful foodie delights and a midnight pour of bubbles after our experts disgorge oversized bottles in a classical sabrage ceremony, all the while carrying out a ‘best toast’ contest with prize winners, and showing specialty champagne options as well as cigar and house cocktail features.

Dain’s Place Super Sparkle 2020 New Year’s Eve Party!

Location: Dain’s Place

Price: No cover charge

Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

Details: Come one come all to the epic Dain’s Place New Year’s Eve party of the decade! Ring in the 20’s with your friends by dancing on the bar and wearing your sparkliest sparkly outfit. Including: Midnight Champagne Toast, drink specials, and a photo booth.

Stay Classy Durham at Fullsteam Brewery

Location: Fullsteam Brewery

Price: No cover

Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

Details: Jazzy music. Sparkling wine at midnight. The impending doom of an economic collapse! WHAT???? LIVE MUSIC??? ON NEW YEAR’S EVE?!??!!! That’s crazy talk! Tea Cup Gin sets the soundtrack for the evening, playing everything from deco-era jazz standards, tin pan alley classics, ragtime & delta blues, torch, chanson, cabaret, bossa, tango, & show tunes. You know, classy tunes. Music begins at 9:00pm and continues into the New Year.

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