The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Guide!
With so many options to choose from, it’s not a question of what to do on New Year’s Eve in the Bay Area—it’s where! From casual to crazy to classy, there’s something for everyone! Have an intimate evening at a restaurant; rock out with Anova Skyway and more at Scout Bar; boogie the night away with the Mambo Jazz Kings at the South Shore Harbour Resort—the options are endless! Here’s the ultimate guide to help plan an unforgettable evening to welcome in 2019!
South Shore Harbour Resort (2500 S. Shore Blvd, League City): New Year's Eve Sip & Savor Celebration in the Crystal Ballroom! Ring in 2019 with a night of dinner, dancing and live entertainment from the Mambo Jazz Kings. Open bar, balloon drop, midnight Champagne toast, party favors, photo booth, and more. $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reserve a room at a special rate of $119 per night. Call for reservations: 281-334-1000.
Marais (2015 FM 517 Rd. East, Dickinson): First seating is from 5 to 7 p.m. at regular menu price. The New Year’s Eve Dinner Event is from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The price of $99 a person includes reserved seating, four-course dinner, dancing, D.J. Mario, party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required for seating at Marais main dining event: 281-534-1986.
Benson’s Bar (at Marais, 2015 FM 517 Rd. East, Dickinson): Swing in the New Year at Benson's Bar. Open from 5 p.m. to midnight. Party favors everywhere, midnight Champagne toast, regular-priced menu for dining. Come and go on New Year's Eve! No reservations needed.
The Plank (at Marais, 2015 FM 517 Rd. East, Dickinson): Party like a pirate! Tasty $16.99 Cajun and BBQ Buffet from 5 to 10 p.m. Drink specials, party favors, live music by José Ortega, and a midnight Champagne toast. No reservations needed.
Scotty’s Pub on the Bay (3202 Marina Bay Drive, League City): Dinner will served in two separate seatings, and will consist of choice of soup or salad, appetizer, and 6-ounce filet with sides. Seating at 6 p.m. includes dinner, glass of Champagne for $20 per person. Seating at 8 p.m. includes dinner, Champagne toast, party favors, live music, DJ, countdown and the table reserved all night for $30 per person. Reservations required for both seatings. Call 281-339-7474.
T-Bone Tom’s (707 Hwy. 146, Kemah): Join the New Year's Bash in Tom's Backyard! Starts at 8 p.m. with DJ George. Partake in games, drink specials, balloon drop, party favors, a Champagne toast and more!
Main 101 (101 E. Main St., La Porte): Wine, dine and dance the night away with live music by Cindy Thomas. Featuring an á la carte menu served from 4 p.m. until after midnight. There will be a Champagne toast at midnight along with black-eyed peas and cornbread for good luck in 2019. Reservations recommended: 281-470-8484.
Skallywag Suds and Grub (600 6th St., Kemah): Ring in the New Year at Skallywag in Kemah! DJ, champagne toast at midnight, food and drink specials, and more! No cover.
Tommy’s (2555 Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake): Enjoy an early dinner with great Chef’s Specials. (Maintaining regular business hours.) Reservations are encouraged. Call 281-480-2221.
Cock-Eyed Seagull (1010 E NASA Pkwy, Webster): Celebrate with friends new and old. Champagne at midnight!
Katie’s (315 Grand Ave., Bacliff): New Year’s Eve Celebration with live music with The Mighty Org! $10 cover includes food, favors & Champagne!
Jackie’s Brickhouse (1053 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah): Live Music with Diamond Jack! $100 per table reservation (1 to 4 people) includes bottle of champagne, meat & cheese plate, and party favors for everyone at the table! $20 cover at the door; includes Champagne toast & party favors. Reservations: 832-864-2459.
Cabo (2513 NASA Parkway, Seabrook): Dance the night away with DJ Bryan Rymes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Table reservations for $50 includes two appetizers, a bottle of Champagne, party favors. No reservation, no problem. No cover at the door. RSVP: 281-532-2691
Noah’s Ark (4438 Boulevard Street, Bacliff): New Year’s Eve Celebration includes prime rib dinner for $27.99, served 7 to 10 p.m. Avoid the traffic at this great waterfront venue! With live music by Andy McCarthy from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and free Champagne toast at midnight! Reservations encouraged: 281-339-2895.
Rockey’s Piano Bar (18313 Egret Bay Blvd., Webster): Put on the ritz with Rockey’s in a flapper dress or zoot suit, and join the fun at their roaring ’20s themed New Year’s Eve party! Table reservations for four people are $100 and include a FREE BOTTLE of Champagne and party favors. General admission, without guaranteed table seating is $10. RSVP: 281-339-7864.
Kemah Boardwalk (215 Kipp Ave, Kemah): Live music, entertainment, and fireworks free to the public! Free concert from Velvet Punch from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Scout Bar (18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston): Come rock into 2019 at Scout Bar! A true rocking NYE featuring Houston-based progressive metal band Anova Skyway, with industrial rockers Erase the Virus, along with Sleep Labs and Para Bellum! Hosted by Punkstar Radio with Khris Harding. Free Champagne Toast and Balloon drop with cash & prizes at midnight. Doors: 8 p.m; Show 9 p.m. No cover.
Pub Level (18301 Egret Bay Blvd. Suite A, Webster, above Scout Bar): Pimp and Ho Party! DJ Smooth will spinning all your favorites, and there will be party favors, champagne toast, and balloon drop at midnight. No cover. 21-up.
The Boldthouse (2234 E. Nasa Parkway, Seabrook): NYE New York-style Glitz and Glam Party and buffet dinner. Live music, buffet dinner, prizes, party favors, Champagne toast and gift certificates. Dress up attire. $25 per person. Call for reservations: 281-942-9776.
Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack (310 Texas Ave., Kemah): Enjoy Kemah, but avoid the traffic at this cozy family friendly restaurant. Crazy Alan's is serving their regular menu including live crawfish from Louisiana! Great view of the Kemah Boardwalk fireworks without the hustle and bustle. (Quick in and out if you want.) Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Water’s Edge (3901 NASA Parkway, El Lago): New Year’s Eve Celebration! $85 per person ticket includes: complimentary wine and beer, heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet, champagne toast and DJ available online via EventBrite. Reservations for a table will only be taken in 10 guest increments. Cocktail attire; black tie optional. Limited tickets available! Call for reservations 281-291-9900.
Monkey Bar (605 6th Street, Kemah): Hang out at the Monkey Bar and ring in the New Year!
Sundance Grill II (800 Mariners Dr., Kemah) Enjoy a 4-course meal (with choice of appetizer; Boston Bibb or Wedge Salad; entree choices: Twin Bahamian Lobster Tails, Filet Mignon, Mahi Mahi or Rack of Lamb; and choice of dessert) Live music by Mack Hayes, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. $100 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 281-535-5350.