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San Diego New Year's Eve Guide

Ring in 2016 at these parties, concerts, dining, and family-friendly events


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Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve
Ten different party rooms, inclusive drinks and buffets, and endless entertainment are on tap at this celebration.
Location: One Park Boulevard, Downtown
Pricing: Main Event, $85; VIP, $180; Velvet Rope, $280 (prices subject to change)
Date: December 31
Time: 9 pm–2:30 am

Casino Royale New Year’s Celebration
Get ready to unleash your inner James Bond at this casino-themed night full of games, dancing, and specialty cocktails. Dress code is Secret Agent attire.
Location: Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, Downtown
Pricing: $219
Date: December 31
Time: Starts at 6:30 pm

Hard Rock New Years Eve
Ring in 2016 with more than 20 DJs and a live performance by hip hop icon E-40.
Location: 207 5th Avenue, Downtown
Pricing: General Admission starts at $70; room packages also available starting at $489
Date: December 31
Time: 9 pm–2 am

Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Party
Break out your black and gold cocktail attire for this classy night of fun and dancing aboard the historic Steam Ferry, Berkeley.
Location: 1492 N. Harbor Drive, Maritime Museum, Downtown
Pricing: General Admission, $60
Date: December 31
Time:  9 pm–1 am

Taste & Thirst New Year’s Eve
Get wild at Pub Crawl’s world famous New Year’s celebration full of drink specials, and an after party for those who want to dance all the way into 2016.
Location: 715 4th Avenue, Gaslamp
Pricing: Single ticket, $20; Fantastic 4, $75
Date: December 31
Time: 6 pm–2 am

Sevilla Nightclub’s Masquerade Ball
Confetti, champagne, and a two-hour hosted bar sponsored by Grey Goose.
Location: 353 5th Avenue, Gaslamp
Pricing: General Admission (expedited entry), $40; Early Bird 2-Hour Hosted Bar, $50
Date: December 31
Time: 8 pm

New Year’s Weekend at the Omnia
The major Las Vegas Nightclub throws its first San Diego NYE bash hosted by electronic chart-topping DJ, Ashley Wallbridge.
Location: 454 6th Avenue, Gaslamp
Pricing: $75
Date: December 31
Time: 8 pm

Bivouac 2016: La Vie Bohème
Embrace Bohemian culture with this unique NYE nightclub experience. Bottomless sparkling wine will be served from 9-10 pm and VIP tickets include European specialty drinks.
Location: 326 Broadway, The US Grant, Downtown
Pricing: General Admission, $50; VIP Tickets, $130; Bottle Service, $975
Date: December 31
Time: 9 pm–2 am

Vin de Syrah
Vin de Syrah will be offering a line-up of live music as well as wine and beer pairings from all around the world.
Location: 901 5th Avenue, Downtown
Pricing: $95
Date: December 31
Time: Champagne tasting, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm; performances; 9 pm–10 pm (end time TBD)

Andaz
Andaz will be offering two exclusive parties to kick of the New Year. Party-goers can choose between their “Rooftop Ball,” and a party at their famous nightclub.
Location: 600 F Street, Downtown
Pricing: General Admission, $150; VIP Packages available for varying prices
Date: December 31
Time: 9 pm–2 am

LOUNGEsix Rooftop Party
Conclude 2015 by dancing under the stars at LOUNGEsix’s rooftop event. VIP cabana and fire pit rentals are available for reservation.
Location: 616 J Street, East Village
Pricing: Tickets start at $25
Date: December 31
Time: 8 pm

 

Family Fun

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party at Hotel Del
Kids ages 4 to 12 get their own night full of fun with ice skating, games, s’mores, and a midnight toast
Location: 1500 Orange Avenue, Hotel Del, Coronado
Pricing: First child, $125; each additional child, $100
Date: December 31, 2015
Time: 7 pm–12:30 am

Legoland New Year’s Eve
Legoland hosts an early celebration with its annual “Lego brick drop,” emulating the famous Time Square ball drop. The countdown will include fireworks, party hats, and more family fun.
Location: 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
Pricing: Adults, $89; children (3-13), $83
Date: December 31
Time: 9 am–7 pm (Brick drop @ 6 pm)

Pajama Jam New Year’s Family Night Out
Put on your favorite pajamas for this night of games, music, a catered dinner, and countdown balloon drop. Adults can enjoy a drink and prizes from a special raffle drawing.
Location: 200 West Island Avenue, The New Children’s Museum, Downtown
Pricing: Adults, $35; children, $25
Date: January 2, 2016
Time: 5:30–8:30 pm

Skating by the Sea
Hotel Del hosts the 11th annual ice skating event overlooking the beaches of Coronado.
Location: 1500 Orange Avenue, Hotel Del Coronado
Pricing: $25
Date: Through January 7, 2016
Time: Weekdays, 3:30 pm–10 pm; Saturdays, 10 am–10 pm; Sundays, 11 am–8 pm

Fantasy on Ice
Ice Skate in the heart of America’s finest city while benefitting the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego.
Location: 2640 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station
Pricing: Adult, $14; child, $12; military, $10
Date: Through January 3, 2016
Time: 10 am–10 pm; New Year’s Eve, 10 am–5 pm

 

Music & Entertainment

Los Lobos
The rock band comes to San Diego to play covers of some of the top Mexican tunes.
Location: 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
Pricing: Advanced, $78; Day of show, $83; reserved seating, $137
Date: December 31
Time: 9 pm

New Year’s Eve with Bryan Callen
The popular comedian will ring in the New Year with East and West Coast countdowns, tons of jokes, party favors, and a champagne toast.
Location: 818 B 6th Avenue, The American Comedy Co., Downtown
Pricing: General Admission, $30
Date: December 31
Time: 7 pm & 10 pm

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
Dance your way into 2016 with San Diego Symphony’s 16th annual Salute to Vienna Concert, a night full of performances by world renowned ballet and ballroom dancers.
Location: 750 B Street, Copley Symphony Hall, Downtown
Pricing: Prices vary
Date: January 1, 2016
Time: 2:30 pm

 

Dining

AVANT Restaurant
Enjoy a three-course meal of fresh flavors from the sea. Don’t forget to add savory cocktails, wine, and beer and stick around for live music.
Location: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo Inn, Rancho Bernardo
Pricing: Adults, $80; children, $40
Date: December 31
Time: 5 pm–10 pm
For more details and reservations, call (844) 388-9277

Vernada Fireside Lounge & Restaurant
Celebrate a cozy New Year’s Eve with fireside seating and a three-course meal. The restaurant will also offer à la carte dining for additional options.
Location: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo Inn, Rancho Bernardo.
Pricing: $60
Date: December 31
Time: 5 pm–10 pm
For more details and reservations, call (844) 388-9275

Don Chido
For a little something different, Don Chido will offer “Tequila Poppers” at midnight, a live DJ, and bar in addition to their Mexican Cuisine.
Location: 527 5th Avenue, Gaslamp
Pricing: Menu prices vary; $40 hosted bar
Date: December 31
Time: Food served all night; hosted bar from 10:00 pm-midnight
For more details and reservations, call (619) 232-8226

Herringbone
Herringbone La Jolla will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu of assorted seafood, including Baja stone crab and seared diver scallops.
Location: 7837 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla
Pricing: $80 per person
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
For more details and reservations, call (858) 459-0221
*Reservations required

Kettner Exchange
If you’re looking for a black tie affair, head to Kettner exchange for a prix-fixe, five-course dinner, and stick around for a masquerade-themed party including live entertainment.
Location: 2001 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy
Pricing: $100 per person
Date: December 31
Time: Choose between seating times of 5 pm, 7:30 pm, and 10 pm
For more details and reservations, call (619) 255-2001

Manchester Grand Hyatt
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the tallest waterfront hotel on the west coast. The hotel’s New Year’s package includes a stay for two in one of the hotel’s luxurious guest rooms as well as complimentary buffet breakfast on New Year’s Day.
Location: 1 Market Place, Downtown
Pricing: TBD
Date: December 31
Time:  TBD
For more details and reservations, call (619) 232-1234

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Cheers to the New Year at Rancho Valencia. The resort will be hosting dinner and live music in two of their venues- acclaimed restaurant, Veladora, and The Pony Room.
Location: 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe
Pricing: 6 pm seating, $110; 9 pm seating, $135; four-course wine pairing, $60; five-course wine pairing, $75
Date: December 31
Time: 6 pm–11:00pm
For more details and reservations, call (858) 759-6246
*Reservations required

Rustic Root
What’s better than a decadent four-course prix-fixe dinner featuring specialties like caviar amuse bouche, roasted filet mignon? Enjoying it alongside the spectacular views of Downtown’s only rooftop restaurant.
Location: 535 5th Avenue, Gaslamp
Pricing: General Admission, $25; Four-course dinner, $75 (upgrades available); VIP reservation, $100
Date: December 31
Time: Reservation times vary and begin at 5 pm. Celebration begins at 9 pm
For more details and reservations, call (619) 232-1747

Searsucker Del Mar
Start your New Year’s Celebration with a four-course prix-fixe menu including favorites like filet with marbled potatoes, a Jerusalem artichoke risotto, and lamb with mint gremolata.
Location: 12995 El Camino Real #21, Del Mar
Pricing: $65
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
For more details and reservations, call (858) 369-5700
*Reservations required

Searsucker San Diego
Guests can enjoy a five-course menu to kick of their New Year’s Eve. Choose from an assortment of specialties including oyster and mignonette gelée, spicy shrimp with cheddar grits, and sea bass with pistachios.
Location: 611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego
Pricing: $85 per guest
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
*Reservations required

Sycamore Den NYE Party
Put on your 60s and 70s themed attire for this martini-themed night. Sycamore Den will be offering a full martini menu, complimentary bites, and party favors.
Location: 3391 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights.
Pricing: TBD
Date: December 31
Time: Opens at 5 pm
For more details and reservations, call (619) 563-9019

Croce’s Park West
Guests can choose from three different packages and amenities like live entertainment, champagne toasts, and party favors. All three packages include a three-course meal.
Location: 2760 5th Avenue, Park West
Pricing: Option one (includes live music), $50; option two (includes live music and party favors), $65; option three (includes live music, party favors, and champagne toast), $95
Date: December 31
Time: 5 pm–close; times vary based on guest package options
For more details and reservations, call (619) 233-4355

Le Parfait Paris
Le Parfait Paris will be presenting a Parisian style New Year’s Eve bash. The party begins in the afternoon and will continue through the night with bottomless champagne.
Location: 555 G Street, Downtown
Pricing: Prices vary; bottomless Champagne, $16
Date: December 31
Time: 3 pm
For more details and reservations, call (619) 245-4457

Juniper & Ivy
If you’re looking for a more relaxed New Year’s Eve experience, head over to Juniper & Ivy. They’ll be serving up a specialty four-course prix-fixe dinner accompanied by tiered wine pairings and a champagne toast.
Location: 2228 Kettner Boulevard, Downtown
Pricing: $85 per person, Wine-pairings and champagne toast, additional $50
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
For more details and reservations, call (619) 269-9036
*Reservations required

The Hake Kitchen & Bar
The Hake Kitchen & Bar will be serving up a sophisticated four-course menu full of sea food offerings. Wine pairings are available with each course.
Location: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla
Pricing: $55 per person
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
For more details and reservations, call (858) 454-1637
*Reservations required

Humphrey’s Restaurant
A special four-course dinner menu will be available along with a champagne toast at midnight. Guests can “dance above the harbor lights” to live saxophone music.
Location: 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island
Pricing: Pre-sale, $139 per person; at the door, $149 per person
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
For more details and reservations, call (619) 224-3577

Humphrey’s Backstage Live
This indoor music venue is the perfect place for anyone looking for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve.
Location: 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island
Pricing: Pre-sale, $79; at the door, $89
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
For more details and reservations, call (619) 224-3577
*Reservations required

The Wellington
If you’re looking for a romantic New Year’s Eve, enjoy a three or four-course menu at The Wellington. The intimate dining room will also offer live music.
Location: 729 West Washington Street, Mission Hills
Pricing: Three-course dinner, $65; Four-course dinner, $75; wine pairings, $20 per person
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
For more details and reservations, call (619) 295-6001

The Red Door
Guests can choose between their full menu or a special three-course menu. An assortment of desserts will be available for your last sweet treat of 2015.
Location: 741 West Washington Street, Mission Hills
Pricing: Dinner, $65 per person; wine pairings, $20
Date: December 31
Time: TBD
For more details and reservations, call (619) 295-6000

Tower 23 Hotel
Get ready for a night of dining, drinks and dancing at Tower 23’s “NYE Beachside Soiree.”
Location: 723 Felspar Street, Pacific Beach
Pricing: Presale, $35; day of, $50; dinner prices are not included
Date: December 31
Time: Dinner from 6 pm-8:30 pm; drinks and dancing begin at 10 pm
For more details and reservations, call (858) 270-2323
*Reservations required

Urban Solace
Executive Chef Matt Gordon will be serving a three-course prix-fixe menu, including lobster bisque, cider-glazed duck, caramelized apple tart, and more.
Location: 3823 30th Street, North Park
Pricing: $65
Date: December 31
Time: Reservations begin at 5:30 pm
For more details and reservations, call (619) 295-6464

Jsix NYE Dinner Party
For dinner and a party, Jsix will be offering a seafood-infused four-course meal. Following dinner, the bar will be filled with “all things merry”, a live DJ, and a midnight toast.
Location: 616 J Street, East Village.
Pricing: $75
Date: December 31
Time: Dinner seating at 5 pm and 7 pm; rooftop party starts at 9:30 pm
For more details and reservations, call (619) 531-8744

Stone Liberty Station New Year’s Eve Celebration
Celebrate with Stone and a night of special-release beers, mouthwatering food, dancing, live music, a heated outdoor cigar lounge, photo booth, and more.
Location: 2816 Historic Decatur Road, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station
Pricing: $79–$99
Date: December 31
Time: 8 pm

Saltbox Dinner & SummerSalt’s No Cover Rooftop Celebration
Saltbox’s mezzanine is reopening for one-night only. Ring in the New Year at the swank restaurant, or join them for drinks atop downtown’s only no-cover rooftop lounge, SummerSalt. A special prix-fixe menu will be served for two seatings.
Location: 1947 5th Avenue, Downtown
Pricing: $55–$65
Date: December 31
Time: Dinner seating at 6 pm and 9 pm
For more details and reservations, call (619) 515-3003

Pacifica Del Mar NYE Dinner
Enjoy a prix-fixe dinner and ring in the New Year with a culinary bang. Guests can choose from dishes like yellowtail Sashimi, beef tenderloin and lobster tail, and maple leaf duck breast.
Location: 1555 Camino Del Mar
Pricing: $61–$94
Date: December 31
Time: Two seatings at 4 pm and 7:30 pm
For more details and reservations, call (858) 792-0467

Cusp Dining & Drinks Ocean View Celebration
Savor the New Year with breathtaking ocean views and a celebratory menu from Chef Lockhart. Start the meal with a welcome glass of bubbly and selections like artichoke and goat cheese tart and black truffle gnocchi.
Location: 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, Hotel La Jolla, La Jolla
Pricing: $65
Date: December 31
Time: Not set seatings
For more details and reservations, call (858) 551-3620
*Reservations required

Stake Chophouse & Bar
The Coronado restaurant, led by Chef Tim Kolanko, will host a rooftop dinner with his signature cuts of premier petite filet mignon, NY strip steak, and bone-in ribeye, along with seaside appetizers such as the lobster wonton soup during the three-course dining experience.
Location: 1309 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Pricing: $120 per person
Date: December 31
Time: No set seatings
For reservations and more information, call 619-522-0077
*Reservations are encouraged

Coasterra
The expansive waterfront restaurant offers its epic view plus Chef Deborah Scott’s inventive modern Mexican favorites in a three-course menu. Expect crema de elote, a white corn soup with fresh shucked corn, roasted poblano crema, and crispy leeks or the mar y tierra, a beef short rib, lobster-risotto cake topped with Oaxaca mole, and grilled asparagus. Post-dinner, settle in for a front row seat on the Coasterra deck to watch several firework shows.
Location: 880 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island
Pricing: $74.94 per person
Date: December 31
Time: No seat seating
For reservations and more information, call 619-814-1300
*Reservations are encouraged

Cucina Urbana & Cucina Enoteca
Each of the stylish, California-inspired Italian eateries will present a four-course menu and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Location: 505 Laurel Street, Bankers Hill; 2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar
Pricing: $68 per person (at both restaurants)
Date: December 31
Time: No set seatings
For reservations and more information, call 619-239-2222; 858-704-4500
*Reservations are encouraged

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
The Gaslamp restaurant will serve a sustainably-focused seafood menu—think lobster bisque with a sherry créme fraîche and wild Chilean sea bass. At midnight, say cheers to 2016 with a champagne toast.
Location: 564 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp
Pricing: $75 per person
Date: December 31
Time: No set seatings
For reservations and more information, call 619-233-6623
*Reservations are encouraged

Basic
Celebrate with BASIC’s signature New Year’s Eve party, “Keep it BASIC NYE,” where jeans and tees are part of the dress code. Party-goers can reserve couches for bottle service, and BASIC will be offering their signature coal-fired pizza menu all night.
Location: 410 10th Avenue, East Village
Pricing: $15 cover
Date: December 31
Time: 8 pm
*No reservations required

OB Warehouse 
A globally-eclectic three-course dinner menu includes house-made lavender peppercorn ricotta spread and truffled butternut squash soup, with goat cheesecake with lemon marmalade or chocolate mousse for a sweet finish.
Location: 4839 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach
Pricing: $45.95 per person
Date: December 31
Time: No set seatings
For reservations and more information, call 619-222-1700
*Reservations are encouraged

Corvette Diner 
This one’s for the whole family! The kid-friendly eatery will host their Big Apple Balloon Drop to coincide with NYC’s ball drop in Times Square. The festivities include food, a DJ, and balloon artist. Don’t miss a round at the Gamers Garage Arcade. 
Location: 2965 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station
Date: December 31
Time: 7-9 pm
For reservations and more information, call 619-542-1476
*Reservations are encouraged

Stone Brewing Co. New Year's Eve in Escondido
Stone Brewing Co. will bid adieu to 2015 with holiday festivities including a holiday toy drive, a review of the year in beers and an incredible New Year’s Eve Party.
Location: 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido
Pricing: Free
Date: December 31
Time: 11-1 am

For reservations and more information, call 760-294-7899
*Reservations are strongly encouraged

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