Want to party until 4a.m.? Or do you just want to learn more about champagne? Or do you want to spend it with your little kids? Whatever it is, we have 38 different ways for you to ring in 2020!
Looking for a more grand way to celebrate the holiday? Enjoy dancing, gaming, great food, cocktails and celebrating the New Year at the third annual “A Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve.” The red carpet event takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. at the Ambassador Hotel (2308 W Wisconsin Ave.). Tickets include live music by “The Southport Sound,” a martini on the red carpet, food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres, gaming in the “Speakeasy” and more.
Break out your best 1920’s gear! Milwaukee Street Roadhouse (210 Milwaukee St.) hosts a Roaring 20’s NYE Bash featuring all-night drink specials, prizes, karaoke, a DJ, and more on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 9 p.m.
Ring in 2020 in the most enchanted way possible. An Enchanted Northwoods Party will take over Uncle Bucks on Third (1125 N Old World 3rd St.) on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The Red Star Black Tie event includes music from four DJs, handmade mystical decor and various VIP package options.
Don’t miss out on the 1920’s theme this year! Break out your best flapper outfit and enjoy custom cocktails, tacos from Mazorca, a champagne bar and music from DJ NOMAGIC on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 9 p.m. at 20/20 Club (636 S 6th St.).
The 1920’s theme isn’t going away anytime soon! Tickets to the Beer Baron’s Ball features a full dinner buffet, prizes for the best outfits, a DJ and a midnight champagne toast. The Ball takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. at Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub: Downtown (1203 N 10th St.).
Party like it’s 3020! Wear your most out-of-this-world costume to celebrate 2020 with this Outer Space Bash on Tuesday, Dec. 31 blasting off at 9 p.m. at Punch Bowl Social (122 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.). There’s no cover and includes DJs, a costume contest and a midnight balloon drop.
There’s more than just 1920’s themes this year! Break out your best mask for a Masquerade Countdown on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 10 p.m. at Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy (218 N Water St.). Enjoy live music from Joe Wray, a champagne toast and more.
All your 1920’s costumes are coming in handy this year! Celebrate this century’s 20’s with a Roaring 20’s party on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. at the Lost Whale (2151 S Kinnickinnic Ave.). There’s no cover and features specialty 20’s cocktails, a champagne toast, music and more.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations at MKE Establishments
Enjoy New Year’s Eve for your last 2019 mission. The New Year’s Eve Bond Ball takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 9 p.m. at SafeHouse (779 N Front St.). All-You-Can-Drink tickets are $40 and include waived cover, rail cocktails, draft beer and house wine. There’s even beer pong tables, hourly champagne toasts and drink specials, and music from DJ Loki.
Enter the new decade with a huge party. The Pub Club (1103 N Old World 3rd St.) celebrates NYE with a party on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 10 p.m. Admission ticket prices vary, but there is a VIP Premium All-You-Can-Drink option for $75.
Ring in the New Year royally. Red Lion Pub (1850 N Water St.) hosts a Royal NYE Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 8 p.m. Enjoy food, drinks, and music from Super Future. The party is open to the public, but there are also various ticket packages and reservations that range in options and price from $15 to $600.
Why celebrate at one place when you can celebrate with two? Celebrate NYE with MKE Brewing Company and Glass + Griddle on Tuesday, Dec. 31 starting at 9 p.m. at the 9th Street building. The whole building will be rocking with a DJ, food, drinks, a champagne toast and various All-You-Can-Drink packages.
Celebrate NYE with a classic neighborhood bar. Enjoy a special package or just come in and party on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 7 p.m. at Kelly’s Bleachers (5218 W Bluemound Rd.).
Rave at the Rave this New Year’s Eve! Seven Lions at Stellar Spark NYE takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 8 p.m. at The Rave/Eagles Club (2401 W Wisconsin Ave.). Mitis, Last Heroes, Athenis, Colton Duwe, Kedzie and Nate Derus will also all be performing.
Ring in the New Year with a Roaring 20’s party! Tickets to this party gets attendees a select open bar, light bites and snacks, a photo booth, music by DJ Mighty Thor, party favors and more. The event takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. at The Outsider (310 E Chicago St.).
Looking to put a spin on the traditional New Year’s Eve? Enjoy traditional German food, German Bier and a ball drop at 5 p.m. (to celebrate at the same time they are in Germany). The festivities begin on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. at the Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W Lexington Blvd.).
Welcome 2020 with a NYE New Wave Party! New Wave cover band Radio Radio will be performing at the New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. at the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom (1037 West Juneau Ave.). Guests can also enjoy free appetizers and a midnight toast.
Some Serious New Year’s Eve Parties
Celebrate the New Year with hundreds of other Milwaukeeans. Join plenty of other people at Milwaukee’s New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 8 p.m. at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino (1721 W Canal St.). Admission tickets include music from four DJs, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and more.
Ready to go all day and night? Boone and Crockett (818 S Water St.) hosts a NYE party on Tuesday, Dec. 31 running from 3 p.m. until 4 a.m. The event features a happy hour, music from the Oxleys, a champagne bar and even a 4 a.m. breakfast bar.
Ready to literally go all night long? This New Year’s Eve Party will keep the music going and drinks flowing on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Points View Boîte (1619 S 1st St.). There are various VIP packages available, but for everyone else, PVB will serve complimentary small plate foods, music from 4 DJs, and plenty of drink options.
Games, Activities and More
Shake up your New Year’s Eve with a for a James Bond-themed soiree. Tickets to the event include a select open bar, 007 themed cocktails, music by DJ Zerocool, casino games, sweet treats and more. Take place in the fun on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 9 p.m. at the Iron Horse Hotel (500 W Florida St.).
Why not start the year out winning? Enjoy a Game Night including food and drink packages, a champagne toast, and plenty of games on Tuesday, Dec. 31 starting at 7 p.m. at Oak and Shield Pub (600 E. Ogden Ave.). Some of the packages include a $50 package, a $40 package, and a $5 package with different special perks.
Enjoy one last 2019 toss! For a more interactive New Year’s Eve, enjoy 2.5 hours of axe throwing, confetti balloons, prizes, champagne, and more on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 10 p.m. at AXE MKE (1924 E Kenilworth Ave.).
WhirlyBall Brookfield Family Event and NYE
During the day, bring in your family to celebrate New Year’s Eve on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at WhirlyBall (185 S Moorland Rd.). Tickets include a lunch/dinner buffet, unlimited WhirlyBall, laser tag, bowling, and pop up games. Then afterwards, enjoy an Adult New Year’s Eve Party beginning at 8 p.m. with tickets including drink tickets, appetizers, unlimited WhirlyBall, laser tag, bowling and pop up games.
Was 2019 a lot? You might be in need of a laugh or two. Laugh all you can for this all inclusive New Year’s package that features all you can drink soda, champagne and appetizers. The early bird show begins on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. with a mock countdown at 9:45 p.m. after the show or the New Year’s Even Match runs from 10pp.m. to midnight at ComedySportz (420 S 1st St.).
If celebrating late isn’t your thing, not to worry! Celebrate with a beer (or two) on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eagle Park Brewing Company (823 E Hamilton St.).
Want to actually know what kind of champagne you’ll be popping at New Year’s Eve? The Bubbly 101 Class lets guests taste five different kinds of sparkling wine and learning about all things bubbly. The class takes place on Sunday, Dec. 29 starting at 10:30 a.m. at Vino Third Ward (219 E Erie St.).
Enjoy a family-friendly night for the little ones, too. The Milwaukee Domes (524 S Layton Blvd.) hosts a family New Year’s Eve event on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event features music by Fox and Branch, magic by Rick Allen, face painting, a major balloon drop and lots more.
Let the little ones enjoy the animals all week long! During Frosty Free Week, the whole family gets complimentary admission from Wednesday, Dec. 25 through Wednesday, January 1 at the Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W Bluemound Rd.).
There’s nothing that can really compare to watching a basketball game like this. The Harlem Globetrotters return to Milwaukee for two shows on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave.). The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will feature their new “Pushing the Limits” World Tour.
Revel in authentic jazz music this NYE. Celebrate the holiday at a historic Milwaukee speakeasy with live jazz music on Tuesday, Dec.31 starting at 11 p.m. at Shakers (422 S 2nd St.).
Get your toes ready to be tapping all night long! Greensky Bluegrass returns to Milwaukee for three nights from Sunday, December 29 through Tuesday, Dec. 31 at various times at the Riverside Theater (116 W Wisconsin Ave.).
New year and new music? Sounds good to us! Singer Marina Monet Dove will perform “Clouds” – Part 2/5 of the Pantone Series: The Colors We Hear in addition to the Neil Davis Trio and Social Cig. The event takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 starting at 9 p.m. at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel (139 E Kilbourn Ave.).
Have a jazzy New Year’s! The Jazz Estate (2423 N Murray Ave.) hosts the Dan Schneck Organ Trio and Chicago’s Hood Smoke on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 8:30 p.m.
For the Foodies
Looking for a delicious pre-party dinner? Artisan Ramen (530 E Mason St.) hosts its annual New Year’s Eve party with special drink deals on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Going out later or not, you might as well enjoy a nice meal beforehand. Third Coast Provisions (724 N Milwaukee St.) will feature a Prix Fixe Menu with optional wine pairings, cocktail specials, freshly-shucked oysters and more on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Begin the New Year tastefully with a delicious tasting nine-course menu from acclaimed chef duo Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite on Tuesday, December 31 starting at 6:30p.m. at EsterEv (360 E Erie St.). Didn’t get enough or make it to dinner? Enjoy an annual New Year’s Day Brunch including dumplings, chicken wings and all things dim sum on Wednesday, January 1 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at DanDan’s (360 E Erie St.).
Dance It Out
Ready to rave and radiate? For the second year, Radiance NYE is coming to Milwaukee on Tuesday, Dec. 31 starting at 6 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center (400 W Wisconsin Ave.). This event features Excision, Wooli and Marauda.
Are you ready to dance it out all night long? DJ Frank Straka will perform with music dedicated to these three icons on Tuesday, Dec. 31 starting at 9 p.m. at the Turner Hall Ballroom (1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.).