New Year’s Celebrations in San Diego
It’s time to ring in the New Year! Luckily, if you are at a loss of what to do this New Year’s Eve, San Diego has no shortage of fun things to do to ring in 2018. From Roaring 20’s parties, to brunch, to Masquerade balls, San Diego has it all.
Ring in the New Year with local legends, Little Hurricane, as they treat America’s Finest City to a medley of down-and-dirty blues and an appreciation for unique and vintage equipment. Voted Best New Artist in 2010, Little Hurricane has carved out a place in the blues wheelhouse to cater to the genre’s enthusiasts, making this performance the perfect way for blues aficionado’s to celebrate the new year! Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets available for $37 advanced / $42 day of show.
Dust off your flapper dress and grab your pearls for Pacific Beach AleHouse’s New Year’s Eve Roaring 20’s Party. Attendees will be able to enjoy specialty cocktails, such as their All That Razz and The Bee’s Knees, in addition to endless jams spun by DJ Grim all night long! $10 cover charge per person.
Fuel up for a day of New Year’s Eve festivities at Union Kitchen & Tap’s Gaslamp location with brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and return that night for a live DJ from 7:30 p.m. to close, accompanied by a midnight champagne toast and plenty of party favors suited to the occasion. A special chef-curated menu will be available from 5 p.m. to midnight and will feature Brown Butter Seared Scallops, made with coconut pumpkin sauce, acorn squash hash, spiced pepitas, pomegranate and tempura squash flowers, 28 Day Dry Aged Ribeye, prepared with Cajun crab croquette, asparagus tips and sauce choron, and Tomahawk Ribeye (serves two), served with potatoes fondant, morel mushrooms and bourbon peppercorn demi, in addition to select items from Backyard’s regular menu. Be sure to treat yourself to their New Year’s Day brunch that’s sure to aid in your hangover recovery.
On New Year’s Eve, Farmers table in La Mesa and Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills will both be offering a special farm-to-fork four-course dinner for $69 per person, with the option to add a wine pairing for an additional $20. The menus will boast first-course options such as Lobster Salad, Tuna Tartare and Cranberry Wild Boar Sausage, second course options including Lobster Bisque,Tomato Fennel Soup and Baby Kale Salad, third-course dishes such as Shrimp & Lobster Ravioli, Surf n’ Turf, Stuffed Free-Range Chicken and a Special Fish of the Day, and finally a selection of desserts, including Nutella Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Lava Cake and Fruit Tart.
Head to Encinitas’ charming coastal community for Union Kitchen & Tap’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Don your finest masquerade garb and soak in the decadent atmosphere, complete with a champagne bar featuring Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label & Rose, and Dom Perignon by the glass. This event has limited pre-sale tickets for $15 and offers free admission for any reservations starting at 8:30 p.m., so be sure to get yours before they’re gone! The price of admission includes one masque, a glass of champagne and a commemorative souvenir.
Join Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach for their Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve bash! Featuring a Dinner and Party Package that includes a three-course dinner, glass of champagne, free coat check and VIP line privileges, this special shindig is the place to be for a proper New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests will also enjoy a live performance by DJ Who and Paulo Da Rosa from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Return on New Year’s Day for a brunch of champions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including Hair of the Dog Breakfast Shots, $16 bottles of house champagne and a hangover goodie bag. Be sure to grab a card for 20% off of all New Year’s Day brunch food items! Tickets available at the restaurant prior to the event for $20 pre-sale, $30 at the door / $39.95 Dinner & Party Package (reservations recommended).