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The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating New Year's Eve In Boulder

Ring in 2017 with these special events and dinners in Boulder

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Looking for something special to do to ring in 2017? We've compiled 13 of the best New Year's Eve bashes in Boulder, listed in no particular order From a roaring 20's party, to decadent multi-course meals that end in champagne toasts, to large vats of paella shared table-side, to live music and salsa lessons, we've go you covered. And happy New Year!

If you are in Denver, check out these 55 options for everything from brunch to midnight toasts and everything in between.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blackbelly Market

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1606 Conestoga St
Boulder, CO 80301
Blackbelly is hosting a five-course prixe fixe menu for $75 per person; plus an additional $45 beverage pairing. The menu includes special tastes such as house cured salmon and caviar, wild mushroom bisque with truffle, egg, and proscuitto, peppered venison loin, and a pear galette with candied chestnuts and a honey-mascarpone ice cream. Reservations are recommended.
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2. The Roadhouse Boulder Depot

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(303) 443-2167
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The historic Boulder Depot is hosting "Decades at the Depot" where guests are encouraged to dress from their favorite decade to help celebrate Boulder Depot's 126 years in Boulder. Guests will enjoy a buffet of Boulder Depot's most popular appetizers like Brussels sprouts, soft pretzels, and edamame. After dinner, there will be a dessert bar and a midnight Champagne toast. The evening’s festivities start at 9pm. Tickets are $30 and will be sold at the door.
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3. Jax Fish House Boulder

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928 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-1811
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Jax Fish House in Boulder is hosting a five-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person. Additional wine pairings will be available for $25. Specials for the evening include smoked fish croquettes, hamachi crudo, lobster bisque, juniper cured venison, king grab gnocchi, sous vide monkfish, creme brulee, and chocolate torte. Reservations are encouraged.
Grace Boyle

4. West End Tavern

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926 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3535
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The West End Tavern will be hosting their annual roaring twenties party that includes drink specials all night, and a free champagne toast at midnight. Chef Collazo will serve several "good luck" New Year's specials including honey-glazed smoked pork, a cast iron skillet with black eyed pea cassoulet, smoky bacon kale, and Johnny cakes.
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5. Frasca Food and Wine

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1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
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Say goodbye to 2016 with Frasca's four-course prix-fixe menu. For $110 per person, guests will be offered two options for each course, and it wouldn't be New Year's Eve (or Frasca!) without optional wine pairings to match. Live music is also part of the evening.
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6. The Kitchen Boulder

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1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
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The Kitchen is offering a four-course prix fixe meal on New Year’s Eve. Choose between dishes like scallops, New York strip, crab dip, risotto and raspberry panna cotta with a champagne gelee. There will be two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. for $65 per person. After, from 7:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. it's $75 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of bubbles. Wine pairings are available for an additional $45. Reservations recommended.

7. St Julien Hotel & Spa

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900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 406-9696
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The elegant St. Julien Hotel & Spa is hosting NYE: A Toast to 2017. Festivities begin at 9 p.m. and include two bands - salsa in the ballroom and funk in the hotel lobby. There will be a midnight ballroom drop, party favors, salsa dancing lessons, and a champagne toast. Light fare will be served and several cash bars will be open including their iconic ice bar and luge. The evening is $90 per person, $160 per couple.

8. Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
Chef Kelly Whitaker's Basta is hosting a New Year's Eve dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. It includes five courses at $60 per person, with an optional wine pairing of $35 per person. Starting at 10 p.m. they're hosting late night, where in addition to the normal menu. The restaurant is also celebrating its seven year anniversary with a special late night menu.
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9. Cafe Aion

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1235 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 993-8131
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Cafe Aion is hosting a special pre-fixe menu which includes lobster paella, braised short rib, and harissa roasted chicken. At the bar, there are special cocktails and bubbles. There will also be live music The cost is $95, for two people. Reservations are recommended.
Kevin Heffernan

10. Wild Standard

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Pearl St
Boulder, CO
Wild Standard is hosting a special three-course menu for New Year's Eve. The dinner includes options between a seafood duo from the raw bar, potato wrapped oysters or the Alaskan salmon tartare. For the main course, choices from land and sea: 7x beef from Hotchkiss, troll-caught Alaskan king salmon, or wild mushroom risotto. To wrap up the evening you may choose between a decadent Valrhona chocolate cake, a classic chocolate soufflé or the banana split. The dinner is $65 per person. Complimentary glass of bubbles is included. Reservations are accepted from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Grace Boyle

11. Farmer Girl

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Just up the road from Boulder, Farmer Girl in Lyons is offering a special New Year's Eve three-course menu for $40 per person. Three choices are available for each of the three courses. There are duck and pork rillettes, grilled steak and blue cheese stuffed duchess potatoes in a port wine sauce, pan roasted salmon with grilled asparagus and crab-hollandaise, a vanilla creme brulee, and more. Reservations start at 3 p.m.
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12. Black Cat

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1964 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-9110
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Black Cat will be offering two seatings for a special New Year's Eve dinner; one will be at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. The first seating is five courses for $79 per person, with additional paired wine options. For the 8 p.m. seating there are seven courses. The second seating involves an option for a "DAMN" flight of wine pairings to go with the meat. Complimentary Champagne is poured for a midnight toast. Reservations are recommended.

13. Bramble & Hare

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1970 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-9110
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Black Cat's sister restaurant, Bramble & Hare is offering a three-course New Year's Eve dinner for $55 per person. This includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Diners will have three options for each course. Dishes include the likes of whole roasted beef en croute and fish poached in saffron broth. Seatings are at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Starting at 11 p.m. dinner service ends, and cocktails and bar food specials will be offered to ring in the new year.

1. Blackbelly Market

1606 Conestoga St, Boulder, CO 80301
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Blackbelly is hosting a five-course prixe fixe menu for $75 per person; plus an additional $45 beverage pairing. The menu includes special tastes such as house cured salmon and caviar, wild mushroom bisque with truffle, egg, and proscuitto, peppered venison loin, and a pear galette with candied chestnuts and a honey-mascarpone ice cream. Reservations are recommended.
1606 Conestoga St
Boulder, CO 80301

2. The Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Boulder, CO
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The historic Boulder Depot is hosting "Decades at the Depot" where guests are encouraged to dress from their favorite decade to help celebrate Boulder Depot's 126 years in Boulder. Guests will enjoy a buffet of Boulder Depot's most popular appetizers like Brussels sprouts, soft pretzels, and edamame. After dinner, there will be a dessert bar and a midnight Champagne toast. The evening’s festivities start at 9pm. Tickets are $30 and will be sold at the door.

3. Jax Fish House Boulder

928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Grace Boyle
Jax Fish House in Boulder is hosting a five-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person. Additional wine pairings will be available for $25. Specials for the evening include smoked fish croquettes, hamachi crudo, lobster bisque, juniper cured venison, king grab gnocchi, sous vide monkfish, creme brulee, and chocolate torte. Reservations are encouraged.
928 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

4. West End Tavern

926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
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The West End Tavern will be hosting their annual roaring twenties party that includes drink specials all night, and a free champagne toast at midnight. Chef Collazo will serve several "good luck" New Year's specials including honey-glazed smoked pork, a cast iron skillet with black eyed pea cassoulet, smoky bacon kale, and Johnny cakes.
926 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

5. Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Frasca Food and Wine
Say goodbye to 2016 with Frasca's four-course prix-fixe menu. For $110 per person, guests will be offered two options for each course, and it wouldn't be New Year's Eve (or Frasca!) without optional wine pairings to match. Live music is also part of the evening.
1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

6. The Kitchen Boulder

1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Kitchen is offering a four-course prix fixe meal on New Year’s Eve. Choose between dishes like scallops, New York strip, crab dip, risotto and raspberry panna cotta with a champagne gelee. There will be two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. for $65 per person. After, from 7:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. it's $75 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of bubbles. Wine pairings are available for an additional $45. Reservations recommended.
1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

7. St Julien Hotel & Spa

900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
The elegant St. Julien Hotel & Spa is hosting NYE: A Toast to 2017. Festivities begin at 9 p.m. and include two bands - salsa in the ballroom and funk in the hotel lobby. There will be a midnight ballroom drop, party favors, salsa dancing lessons, and a champagne toast. Light fare will be served and several cash bars will be open including their iconic ice bar and luge. The evening is $90 per person, $160 per couple.
900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

8. Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Adam Larkey
Chef Kelly Whitaker's Basta is hosting a New Year's Eve dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. It includes five courses at $60 per person, with an optional wine pairing of $35 per person. Starting at 10 p.m. they're hosting late night, where in addition to the normal menu. The restaurant is also celebrating its seven year anniversary with a special late night menu.
3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

9. Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Kevin Heffernan
Cafe Aion is hosting a special pre-fixe menu which includes lobster paella, braised short rib, and harissa roasted chicken. At the bar, there are special cocktails and bubbles. There will also be live music The cost is $95, for two people. Reservations are recommended.
1235 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302

10. Wild Standard

Pearl St, Boulder, CO
Grace Boyle
Wild Standard is hosting a special three-course menu for New Year's Eve. The dinner includes options between a seafood duo from the raw bar, potato wrapped oysters or the Alaskan salmon tartare. For the main course, choices from land and sea: 7x beef from Hotchkiss, troll-caught Alaskan king salmon, or wild mushroom risotto. To wrap up the evening you may choose between a decadent Valrhona chocolate cake, a classic chocolate soufflé or the banana split. The dinner is $65 per person. Complimentary glass of bubbles is included. Reservations are accepted from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Pearl St
Boulder, CO

11. Farmer Girl

Lyons, CO
Facebook
Just up the road from Boulder, Farmer Girl in Lyons is offering a special New Year's Eve three-course menu for $40 per person. Three choices are available for each of the three courses. There are duck and pork rillettes, grilled steak and blue cheese stuffed duchess potatoes in a port wine sauce, pan roasted salmon with grilled asparagus and crab-hollandaise, a vanilla creme brulee, and more. Reservations start at 3 p.m.

12. Black Cat

1964 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Black Cat will be offering two seatings for a special New Year's Eve dinner; one will be at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. The first seating is five courses for $79 per person, with additional paired wine options. For the 8 p.m. seating there are seven courses. The second seating involves an option for a "DAMN" flight of wine pairings to go with the meat. Complimentary Champagne is poured for a midnight toast. Reservations are recommended.
1964 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

13. Bramble & Hare

1970 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Black Cat's sister restaurant, Bramble & Hare is offering a three-course New Year's Eve dinner for $55 per person. This includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Diners will have three options for each course. Dishes include the likes of whole roasted beef en croute and fish poached in saffron broth. Seatings are at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Starting at 11 p.m. dinner service ends, and cocktails and bar food specials will be offered to ring in the new year.
1970 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

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