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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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Frasca Food and Wine

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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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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

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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The Wolf's Tailor

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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.

Piada bread with spread Lucy Beaugard/Eater Denver

Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant

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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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The Source Hotel

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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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Safta Restaurant

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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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Mister Tuna

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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

Avanti Food and Beverage

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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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Spuntino

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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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The Bindery

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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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Work & Class

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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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Carbon Cafe & Bar

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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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The Ramble Hotel

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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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Uchi Denver

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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.

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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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Seven Grand Whiskey Bar

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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.

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Tavernetta

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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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the ART, a hotel

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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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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.

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Frasca Food and Wine

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.

Frasca's Truffle and Barolo Dinner
Shaved truffle at Frasca Food & Wine
Julia Vandenoever

Arcana

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.

Arcana – Boulder

Basta

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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.

Basta/Facebook

The Wolf's Tailor

Piada bread with spread 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.

Piada bread with spread Lucy Beaugard/Eater Denver

Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant

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.

Ryan Dearth/Eater

The Source Hotel

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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.

The Source/Facebook

Safta Restaurant

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.

Safta [official]

Mister Tuna

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.

SCENES: Mister Tuna Friday Night at 8:00PM

Avanti Food and Beverage

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).

Kyle Cooper

Spuntino