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The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve Around Denver

Dine out at one of these 20 restaurants before hitting the town to ring in 2019

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These 20 restaurants and bars across Denver and Boulder are preparing multi-course dinners, plus many a drink for New Year’s Eve. In one extra special occasion, Arcana’s chef Kyle Mendenhall celebrates his last night in the kitchen on the last night of the year. Also in Boulder, Frasca Food & Wine classes up its service with a champagne cart.

Those looking for more creative events should stop by Carbon Cafe & Bar’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired party or check out Basta’s progressive dinner which comes with an after-party at its new sister cafe and pop-up space. Multiple food halls, including Avanti F&B and the Source, will hook party goers with stellar views of downtown Denver’s fireworks show. Read on for 14 more options.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Frasca Food and Wine

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1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
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Frasca pairs a delectable six-course meal with a Champagne cart and jazz for a romantic dinner service. The band begins at 7:30 p.m.; reservations can be made starting at 5:30 p.m. for $175 per person.

Frasca's Truffle and Barolo Dinner
Shaved truffle at Frasca Food & Wine
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2. Arcana

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909 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3885
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Chef Kyle Mendenhall is celebrating his last night in the Arcana kitchen on the last night of the year. His final service concludes with lobster pie, elk carpaccio, scallops, and a choice of desserts and sides. The four-course dinner starts at $75 per person.

Arcana – Boulder

3. Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
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Boulder’s Basta is offering a special sneak peek of its new neighboring sister spot, Dry Storage, exclusively to diners on New Year’s Eve. A family-style tasting menu at the restaurant will be followed by cocktails, chocolate, and electronic music at the cafe and pop-up space.

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4. The Wolf's Tailor

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4058 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 456-6705
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The Wolf’s Tailor, which recently won the Eater Award for Design of the Year, rings in 2019 with a family-style New Year’s Eve dinner. The meal finishes with a Fortuna Chocolate s’mores and bubbles by the bonfire. Parties of two to six can reserve seats with a $55 deposit per person.

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5. Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant

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3563 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 485-3158
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The Roaring Twenties-style celebration includes a buffet, complete with some festive treats, and three drink tickets for wine, beer, and spirits. A cash bar will offer special cocktails and wine before a complimentary champagne toast rings in the new year. Tickets start at $99.

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6. The Source Hotel

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 443-1135
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For $80 per person, RiNo ragers can party on the rooftop of the Source Hotel, dance to a DJ, and drink around indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The $80 ticket to the hotel’s first New Year’s celebration includes two drinks, a champagne toast, bites, and dessert.

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7. Safta Restaurant

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3330 Brighton Blvd #201
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 408-2444
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Safta is planning a special family-style menu, featuring Osetra caviar, butter-poached lobster hummus, and a roasted lamb platter. The $85, five-course menu comes with optional wine pairings; call the restaurant to reserve.

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8. Mister Tuna

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3033 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 831-8862
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The Vertigo menu at Mister Tuna in RiNo aims to flip your senses with a creative five-course meal. Highlights include tuna tartare deviled eggs, foie gras coulant, uni risotto, and oak-grilled lobster.

SCENES: Mister Tuna Friday Night at 8:00PM

9. Avanti Food and Beverage

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3200 N Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 269-4778
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At Avanti, each of the food hall’s seven restaurants will pass around bites from 9 to 10 p.m. before the party starts, complete with two DJs, a premium bar, and midnight toast. Tickets start at $80 but increase to $100 starting on December 21 ($120 at the door).

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10. Spuntino

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2639 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-0949
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Chef Cindhu will prepare a tasting menu paired with a wine flight, including juniper-cured Rocky Mountain elk, hand-rolled pasta, poached cobia, and an amaro cheesecake with rosemary crust. Limited seats remain and reservations start at $70.

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11. The Bindery

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1817 Central St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-2364
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At 6 and 9 p.m., the LoHi restaurant serves a four-course menu for $75 per person ($90 for the later seating), featuring an amuse bouche and welcome glass of champagne, as well as wagyu beef, steelhead trout, and oysters at midnight. The later seating also includes live music and a chance to watch downtown fireworks.

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12. Work & Class

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2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
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Work & Class opts to hold its annual New Year’s Eve brunch a day early on Sunday, December 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limited reservations are available; call the restaurant for details.

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13. Carbon Cafe & Bar

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1553 Platte St #130
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 428-8565
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Carbon stepped through the looking glass and is hosting an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed event to toast 2018. Guests can enjoy an open bar and bites like arancini and chicken fritters. Costumes are encouraged; tickets start at $85.

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14. The Ramble Hotel

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1280 25th St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 996-6300
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Death & Co’s NYE party features live music, dancing, a champagne lounge, aged whiskey room, martini bar, and fireside cigars. Passed appetizers provide nourishment alongside the open bar. Tickets start at $150.

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15. Uchi Denver

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2500 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 444-1922
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Chef Tyson Cole indulges guests with a 10-item omakase tasting menu including oyster with smoked trout roe, a twice-baked sunchoke, soy-glazed Wagyu beef, and Black Forest okashi. Seats are available for $170 per couple; call the restaurant to book.

Uchi/Shawn Campbell

16. Cherry Cricket | Ballpark

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2220 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-3644
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From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the sprawling new Ballpark bar and restaurant will serve champagne alongside its regular food menu, accompanied by live music from Evermore. Entrance is free with a $5 donation to Toys for Tots.

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17. Seven Grand Whiskey Bar

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1855 Blake St #160
Denver, CO 80202

Seven Grand will serve enough options from its $7 Jim Bean cocktail menu to make drinkers feel like a million bucks. Guests can also explore hundreds of other whiskeys, sip on bourbon flights, and pop into the photo booth to help remember the evening.

Seven Grand [official]

18. Tavernetta

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1889 16th St Mall
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 605-1889
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This New Year’s Eve, the Italian restaurant hosts a stylish dinner complete with cocktails, live music from Wash Park Band, and a midnight toast. Reservations for dinner can be made between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. via Tock for $125 per person. Tickets for the party starting at 9 p.m. cost $250.

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19. the ART, a hotel

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1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 572-8000
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A four-course dinner including wild mushroom and brie soup, butter-poached sea bass, and apple crisp is available starting at 5 p.m. before the restaurant transforms into a masquerade at 9 p.m. Dinner starts at $85 per person and $30 per child; Mustache Masquerade tickets are $20 per person.

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20. Mizuna

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225 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4778
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Reservations are still available for Mizuna’s New Year’s Eve dinner menu for $125 per person. The five-course dinner comes with the options of fried sweetbread, capellini with braised kangaroo and truffle, roasted black cod, trio of pheasant, and New York goat cheesecake.

Mizuna/Facebook

1. Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Frasca's Truffle and Barolo Dinner
Shaved truffle at Frasca Food & Wine
Julia Vandenoever

Frasca pairs a delectable six-course meal with a Champagne cart and jazz for a romantic dinner service. The band begins at 7:30 p.m.; reservations can be made starting at 5:30 p.m. for $175 per person.

1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. Arcana

909 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Arcana – Boulder

Chef Kyle Mendenhall is celebrating his last night in the Arcana kitchen on the last night of the year. His final service concludes with lobster pie, elk carpaccio, scallops, and a choice of desserts and sides. The four-course dinner starts at $75 per person.

909 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

3. Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Basta/Facebook

Boulder’s Basta is offering a special sneak peek of its new neighboring sister spot, Dry Storage, exclusively to diners on New Year’s Eve. A family-style tasting menu at the restaurant will be followed by cocktails, chocolate, and electronic music at the cafe and pop-up space.

3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

4. The Wolf's Tailor

4058 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
Lucy Beaugard/Eater Denver

The Wolf’s Tailor, which recently won the Eater Award for Design of the Year, rings in 2019 with a family-style New Year’s Eve dinner. The meal finishes with a Fortuna Chocolate s’mores and bubbles by the bonfire. Parties of two to six can reserve seats with a $55 deposit per person.

4058 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

5. Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant

3563 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80216
Ryan Dearth/Eater

The Roaring Twenties-style celebration includes a buffet, complete with some festive treats, and three drink tickets for wine, beer, and spirits. A cash bar will offer special cocktails and wine before a complimentary champagne toast rings in the new year. Tickets start at $99.

3563 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80216

6. The Source Hotel

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
The Source/Facebook

For $80 per person, RiNo ragers can party on the rooftop of the Source Hotel, dance to a DJ, and drink around indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The $80 ticket to the hotel’s first New Year’s celebration includes two drinks, a champagne toast, bites, and dessert.

3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

7. Safta Restaurant

3330 Brighton Blvd #201, Denver, CO 80216
Safta [official]

Safta is planning a special family-style menu, featuring Osetra caviar, butter-poached lobster hummus, and a roasted lamb platter. The $85, five-course menu comes with optional wine pairings; call the restaurant to reserve.

3330 Brighton Blvd #201
Denver, CO 80216

8. Mister Tuna

3033 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
SCENES: Mister Tuna Friday Night at 8:00PM

The Vertigo menu at Mister Tuna in RiNo aims to flip your senses with a creative five-course meal. Highlights include tuna tartare deviled eggs, foie gras coulant, uni risotto, and oak-grilled lobster.

3033 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

9. Avanti Food and Beverage

3200 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211
Kyle Cooper

At Avanti, each of the food hall’s seven restaurants will pass around bites from 9 to 10 p.m. before the party starts, complete with two DJs, a premium bar, and midnight toast. Tickets start at $80 but increase to $100 starting on December 21 ($120 at the door).

3200 N Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211

10. Spuntino

2639 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Sputino/Facebook

Chef Cindhu will prepare a tasting menu paired with a wine flight, including juniper-cured Rocky Mountain elk, hand-rolled pasta, poached cobia, and an amaro cheesecake with rosemary crust. Limited seats remain and reservations start at $70.

2639 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

11. The Bindery

1817 Central St, Denver, CO 80211
Lucy Beaugard

At 6 and 9 p.m., the LoHi restaurant serves a four-course menu for $75 per person ($90 for the later seating), featuring an amuse bouche and welcome glass of champagne, as well as wagyu beef, steelhead trout, and oysters at midnight. The later seating also includes live music and a chance to watch downtown fireworks.

1817 Central St
Denver, CO 80211

12. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Work & Class/Facebook

Work & Class opts to hold its annual New Year’s Eve brunch a day early on Sunday, December 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limited reservations are available; call the restaurant for details.

2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

13. Carbon Cafe & Bar

1553 Platte St #130, Denver, CO 80202
Carbon Cafe & Bar [official]

Carbon stepped through the looking glass and is hosting an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed event to toast 2018. Guests can enjoy an open bar and bites like arancini and chicken fritters. Costumes are encouraged; tickets start at $85.

1553 Platte St #130
Denver, CO 80202

14. The Ramble Hotel

1280 25th St, Denver, CO 80205
Death & Co/EventBrite

Death & Co’s NYE party features live music, dancing, a champagne lounge, aged whiskey room, martini bar, and fireside cigars. Passed appetizers provide nourishment alongside the open bar. Tickets start at $150.

1280 25th St
Denver, CO 80205

15. Uchi Denver

2500 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205
Uchi/Shawn Campbell

Chef Tyson Cole indulges guests with a 10-item omakase tasting menu including oyster with smoked trout roe, a twice-baked sunchoke, soy-glazed Wagyu beef, and Black Forest okashi. Seats are available for $170 per couple; call the restaurant to book.

2500 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80205

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16. Cherry Cricket | Ballpark

2220 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
Jonathan Phillips/Eater

From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the sprawling new Ballpark bar and restaurant will serve champagne alongside its regular food menu, accompanied by live music from Evermore. Entrance is free with a $5 donation to Toys for Tots.

2220 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205

17. Seven Grand Whiskey Bar

1855 Blake St #160, Denver, CO 80202
Seven Grand [official]

Seven Grand will serve enough options from its $7 Jim Bean cocktail menu to make drinkers feel like a million bucks. Guests can also explore hundreds of other whiskeys, sip on bourbon flights, and pop into the photo booth to help remember the evening.

1855 Blake St #160
Denver, CO 80202

18. Tavernetta

1889 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202
Ryan Dearth/Eater Denver

This New Year’s Eve, the Italian restaurant hosts a stylish dinner complete with cocktails, live music from Wash Park Band, and a midnight toast. Reservations for dinner can be made between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. via Tock for $125 per person. Tickets for the party starting at 9 p.m. cost $250.

1889 16th St Mall
Denver, CO 80202

19. the ART, a hotel

1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
The ART, a hotel [official]

A four-course dinner including wild mushroom and brie soup, butter-poached sea bass, and apple crisp is available starting at 5 p.m. before the restaurant transforms into a masquerade at 9 p.m. Dinner starts at $85 per person and $30 per child; Mustache Masquerade tickets are $20 per person.

1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

20. Mizuna

225 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Mizuna/Facebook

Reservations are still available for Mizuna’s New Year’s Eve dinner menu for $125 per person. The five-course dinner comes with the options of fried sweetbread, capellini with braised kangaroo and truffle, roasted black cod, trio of pheasant, and New York goat cheesecake.

225 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

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