Midtown New Year's Eve Planner

If you want to go out of the house on the last day of the year, check out these events in and around Midtown.

Break out the bubbly and let the countdown begin. Here is a sampling of New Year's Eve events in and around Midtown. If you know of one we’ve missed, please add it in the comment section below and we’ll make sure to include it in the body of the article. Happy New Year!

  • Gatsby's, the new 1920s era nightclub and dessert lounge taking over the former 3-Legged Cowboy space at the Midtown Promenade, is celebrating its grand opening on New Year’s Eve. While the world’s clock advances, Gatsby’s clock will move back in time to the Roaring Twenties. Enjoy big-band swing music from 6 – 10 p.m. Beginning at 10, Gatsby's will have one of Atlanta’s hottest DJs spinning as you dance in the New Year on Gatsby's 1,500 sqare foot dance floor. Come dressed to impress. The patron with the best mask and costume will receive a $300 allowance at the bar. General admission tickets are $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. To reserve your ticket now, visit here or call 1-877-203-0161.
  • New Year's Eve at Park Tavern with Yacht Rock Revue is an all-inclusive event where your drinks and food are covered all night and into the wee hours of the morning. Live Music with Yacht Rock Revue and Atlanta's Best DJ Spinning music in the Piedmont Room overlooking the Midtown Skyline. See here for more information.
  • Pop the bubbly and say hello to 2013 at the Italian kitchen, Cucina Asellina, this New Year’s Eve. The first two seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., feature the regular dinner menu, and the late night revelers are invited to enjoy a specialty seating at 10 p.m. that includes a $60 three-course prix fixe dinner menu, complimentary Moet Imperial Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. DJ Xavier will set the tone for the evening, while guests will experience Cucina Asellina’s stellar service, intimate atmosphere, delicious fare and specialty cocktails to provide the perfect setting to welcome 2013 with a bang. Reservations are required. Please call 404-793-0141 to make a reservation or for more information visit here.
  • Whiskey Park, located inside W Atlanta – Midtown, is bringing mystique to Midtown with their 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash, the WISH Masquerade Ball. A super-charged evening of decadence and debauchery, guests will dress to the nines, don elaborate masks and ring in the New Year like never before. With free flowing cocktails until 1 a.m., high energy beats by Jay Envy and a guest list limited to only 350 VIPs, this soirée will be truly unforgettable. Tickets on sale now for $125 (price includes open bar from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.). 
  • Join Atlanta’s swankiest steakhouse, STK Atlanta, this New Year’s Eve for high-energy celebration with delicious food, cocktails, DJs, dancers, a balloon drop at midnight, and more. The evening will begin with two dinner seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. featuring STK’s regular dinner menu. At 10 p.m., revelers are invited to enjoy a $90 four-course prix fixe menu showcasing STK’s most popular dishes of 2012 and includes a complimentary glass of Moet Chandon Imperial Champagne. Renowned DJs will set the tone for the evening as partiers sip on Belvedere cocktails and enjoy live entertainment in the lounge. When the clock strikes midnight and the balloons begin to fall, STK looks forward to welcoming 2013 with a stylish bang. Reservations for the 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. dinner seatings are required. Please call 404-793-0144 to make a reservation or for more information please visit here.
  • In the heart of Midtown, Ecco rings in the New Year with special menu items on Monday, Dec. 31. The special additions include beet velouté with pears, nasturtium, bay scallop crudo and smoked paprika ($13); baked farm egg with charred duck live, preserved lemon, lavender cream and celery leaves($10); roasted quail with chestnut risotto and black currant gastrique ($18); wood-grilled rib-eye with smoked cauliflower, crisp chanterelle mushrooms and béarnaise($58); steelhead trout with scarlet queen turnips, roe, saffron and arugula ($29), and milk chocolate torte with spiced pineapple and pine nut tuile ($9). The regular menu is available in addition to these one-night-only dishes. For reservations, call 404-347-9555 or see here.
  • JCT. Kitchen & Bar is serving a Southern dinner this New Year’s Eve on Monday, Dec. 31. For $65 per person, the restaurant is offering a taste plus a three-course meal. Diners begin the meal with the featured taste of aged goat cheese with country ham and garlic herb toast. Other sample items from the menu include smoked baby beets with watermelon radish, Asher Blue, tiny croutons and green goddess; hickory smoked beef short ribs and seared sea scallops with root vegetable Gouda gratin and braising reduction; and “nearly” flourless chocolate cake with milk chocolate ganache and white chocolate sorbet. There is a corkage fee of $10 per bottle. For reservations or more information, call 404-355-2252 or see here.
  • Ring in the New Year at The Melting Pot and enjoy two four-course menu options and sommelier suggested wine pairings. Each menu features a cheese fondue course, salad and chocolate fondue dessert course. The “Ultimate Celebration” menu is $60 per person and includes an entrée selection of cold-water lobster tail, top-choice sirloin, mahi mahi, breast of chicken and wild mushroom sacchetti. The “Toast the 2013” menu features an eight ounce filet mignon, citrus marinated pork tenderloin, Atlantic salmon, breast of chicken, white shrimp and wild mushroom sacchetti and is available for $50 per person. The sommelier suggested wine pairings are an additional $20 per person. See here for more info.
  • The Loews Atlanta Hotel will ring in the New Year on Monday, Dec. 31, with two prix fixe dining options. The four-course menu will be served from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for $75 per person and the five-course dinner will be served from 9 to 11 p.m. for $90 per person. Highlights from both menus include Pacific and Atlantic oysters with caviar and yuzu pearls, Kobe beef short rib with local cheddar polenta fritter and wild mushroom ragout, sous vide lobster and blue prawn with herbed potatoes and spinach custard, and wood-fired grilled lamb sirloin with cannelloni beans and smoked garlic jus. A decadent dessert offering and wine pairing options will accompany each menu as well. See here for more info.
  • On Monday, Dec. 31, South City Kitchen Midtown is elebrating New Year’s Eve with a special three-course prix fixe menu at $42 per person. Both locations are offering options such as housemade pimento cheese with toasted corn crackers, butter pickles and celery hearts, pan-seared duck breast with butternut puree, mustard greens and sweet garlic jus, and Velvet Elvis Cake, banana-chocolate mayonnaise cake with peanut butter icing. For more information or to make reservations, call 404-873-7358 or see here for more info.
  • Toast away 2012 and say cheers to the New Year at Cypress Street Pint and Plate. This New Year’s Eve at one of Midtown’s favorite haunts, great beer, champagne toasts, and a midnight breakfast buffet for the late night partiers are the key ingredients to this spectacular year-end celebration. The doors open at 8 p.m., so guests can arrive early to get a prime spot and enjoy free well bar and house beer from 9 to 10 p.m. Pre-sale tickets can purchased for $10 here or at the door for $15.
  • Acclaimed chef-owner Anne Quatrano is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style at Bacchanalia and Abattoir. Bacchanalia will offer its award-winning, five-course prix fixe menu available for $85 per person. See here for more information.
  • Ring in the New Year with an evening of dining and dancing at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. The evening includes an a la carte menu with the option of a five-course prix fixe menu for $95 with a champagne toast at midnight. Park 75‘s a la carte menu will also be available. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 404-253-3840 or see here for more info.
  • After three successful months, Hudson North, the farm-to-tavern, pop-up restaurant located in Atlantic Station, will celebrate its last day in existence with a New Year’s Eve throwdown of monumental proportions. Its visionaries, Billy and Jenn Streck, are tight lipped about the affair, but promise an evening filled with surprises, libations, delicious fare and great friends. See here for more information.
Stacey December 29, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Last year, QUAD & Spring4th Complex had over 2,800 people for QUAD's Electric New Year's Eve, and is aiming for even bigger this year with QUAD Crushes New Year's Eve. 9 hours of dancing and fun for as little as $15 for advanced ticket which includes priority ("cut" line) entrance. <Advance ticket highly recommended to avoid the lines.> Multiple stages and dance floors with all-star DJ lineup including electro, dubstep, moombahton and more. Liquid Stranger, Terravita, Tittsworth, Schoolboy & Hirshee, plus locals Mantis & Kid Cedek along with other QUAD favorites. QUAD generally has a young crowd, but New Year's Eve brings out a broader spectrum of fans of electronic dance music, and of just plain having a good time without breaking the bank. [But reserved VIP tables available if you want to splurge.] More info at: quadatlanta.com


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