Dec 29, 2022 - News

33 New Year’s Eve events in Charlotte to ring in 2023

NYE in Uptown. Photo: Axios Charlotte

Well, folks, the countdown to 2023 is officially on. And there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate in Charlotte.

From chef-curated dinners to themed parties that go all night long, we’ve got over 30 ways to ring in 2023.

(1) Glitz & Glam NYE Party at Ink-N-Ivy

This all-inclusive party will feature two dance floors (one with a DJ, another with live music), full bars, plus party favors and late-night finger foods.

(2) That 70s NYE Party at The Vintage Cigar Bar

This NYE celebration is a blast to the past with all things 70s-themed. There’ll be complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a selfie station and a champagne toast at midnight.

  • Time: 8pm-1am
  • Cost: No cover for members; $20 for non-members
The Vintage Cigar and Whiskey Bar
The Vintage Cigar and Whiskey Bar in South End. Photo: Axios archives

(3) New Year’s Masquerade Ball at Bazal Gallery

Get dressed to the nines at this masquerade-themed NYE event. A VIP ticket includes an open bar from 8-10pm, hors d’oeuvres, sushi, champagne, live harp performances and party favors.

Bazal Nightclub
Bazal Nightclub. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios Charlotte

[Related Axios story: New art gallery and nightclub opens at the Music Factory]

(4) Charlotte NYE Bar Crawl in Uptown

Close out 2022 with a bar crawl across Uptown. You’ll check in at Ri Ra’s before hitting other bars like Connolly’s, World of Beer and Prohibition. Your ticket includes free entry, an appetizer buffet, a champagne toast, drink specials and more.

  • Time: 6pm-2am
  • Cost: $30-$35
  • Location: Check in at Ri Ra’s (208 N Tryon St.)

(5) The 4th Annual Hoppin’ New Year’s Eve at Hoppin’

Ring in the new year with good vibes at Hoppin’. Your ticket includes $1 beer and wine, half off liquor, appetizers from 9pm until they’re gone, pizza, a DJ, party favors and a champagne toast. Only 250 tickets are available — grab yours early.

  • Time: 8-1am
  • Cost: $70-$85
hoppin south end bar
Photo: Emma Way/Axios

(6) Midnight Mulligan’s NYE at Midnight Mulligan Brewing

Say hello to 2023 with an open bar and buffet dinner at Midnight Mulligan. Your $125 ticket also includes a comedy show, musical performances and a midnight champagne toast.

  • Time: 7pm-1am
  • Cost: $125 for one general admission ticket or $200 for two
  • Location: 2215 Thrift Road
midnight mulligan new brewery
Midnight Mulligan in Wesley Heights. Photo: Axios archives

[Related Axios story: Brewery and restaurant with skyline views now open next to Summit Seltzer]

(7) New Year’s Eve 2022 at Idlewild

Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour open bar with beer wine and cocktails as well as a champagne toast.

  • Time: There will be three seatings: 5pm, 8pm and 11pm.
  • Cost: $95 per person for the first two seatings and $120 per person for the 11pm seating.
cocktails at idlewild in noda charlotte
Cocktails at Idlewild. Photo: Axios archives

(8) New Year’s Eve 5K & 5 Mile Trail Race at the Whitewater Center

Start 2023 on the right foot by going on a run through the woods. Participants can choose between two races: a 5K or five mile run that will overlap with the year’s end and the beginning of the new year.

  • Time: 5K: 11:45pm-1am; 5 mile: 11:30pm-1am
  • Cost: $32-$42
Whitewater Center Trail
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

(9) Gatsby’s Gala at The Music Yard

A collab with The Music Yard, SouthBound and Backstage Lounge, this prohibition-themed evening will have three stages, bands, DJs, vendors and college football. Plus, a free champagne toast & hors d’oeuvres for VIPs. Roaring 20s dress is highly encouraged.

  • Time: 7pm-2am
  • Cost: $30 general admission; $50 VIP; $110 general admission four-pack; $240 VIP four-pack (high top table).
The Music Yard
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

(10) 3rd Annual Great Gatsby New Years Eve Party at Pinhouse

Tickets get you $1 beer and wine, half-off liquor, appetizers from 9pm until they run out, party favors, a photo booth, a champagne toast and free Duckpin bowling. They’re only selling 250 tickets for the event, so grab them early.

  • Time: 8pm-1am
  • Cost: $70-$85
bowling at pinhouse charlotte
Photo: Axios archives

(11) NYE ’23 at el Thrifty Social

This free NYE event features a complimentary champagne toast, a DJ and new menu items like arroz con mixto and asada plates. The first 200 guests to RSVP receive a parking validation code or $5 off bowling if you take an Uber or Lyft.

  • Time: 7pm-2am
  • Cost: Free
patio outside of el thrifty at optimist hall
Patio outside El Thrifty

(12) New Year’s Eve at South End Station

Grab your friends and celebrate the last hours of 2022 at South End Station. Enjoy multiple DJs, drinks and an enormous balloon drop at midnight inside Slate, Oak Room and an outdoor heated tent. VIP tickets get you access to the dance floor and All American’s bar. 

  • Time: 9pm-1:30am
  • Cost: $30 (designated driver); $80 (general admission); $110 (VIP)
  • Location: 200 East Bland Street

(13) CLT NYE in Uptown

This family-friendly NYE event will have live music, a Queen City crown lighting and a huge firework display starting at midnight.

  • Time: 8pm
  • Cost: Free
Skyline night healthcare
Photo: Axios archives
  • Location: Tryon Street at Levine Avenue of the Arts

(14) New Year’s Eve at Puttery

Party with Puttery for NYE. Festive attire is encouraged and tickets include one round of gameplay.

  • Time: 8:30pm-2am
  • Cost: $55 general admission
Puttery South End
Photo courtesy of Puttery

(15) Countdown at Canopy: A New Year’s Eve Affair at Canopy SouthPark

Tickets to this event include appetizers, unlimited bar access and a midnight champagne toast. Additional amenities vary by package.

(16) Fairwood 226 NYE Party at Fairwood 226

Tickets to Fairwood 226’s NYE bash are all-inclusive and include beer, wine, liquor, champagne, a photo booth, party favors, a balloon drop and DJ. ⁠The VIP table also includes charcuterie.⁠

  • Time: 9pm-2am
  • Cost: $125⁠ general admission; $800 for a table of six
Fairwood 226 Rooftop
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

(17) NYE 2023 at Graham Street Station & Monarch Room at Graham Street Station

Guests can switch up the scenery with four different event rooms, each with its own DJ and theme.

  • Time: 9pm-2am
  • Cost: $20 early bird general admission; $40 early bird VIP; $600 VIP table; $700 high top table, $2,500 ultra VIP table
  • Location: 2016 N. Graham St.

(18) New Year’s Punchin’ Eve 2023 at Suffolk Punch

Step out for NYE at Suffolk Punch. Tickets include access to an open bar, live music from a DJ plus a light show, party favors, a photo booth, a champagne toast and sparkler event at midnight. Plus, you’ll be able to purchase late night eats from food truck, Katsu Kart.

  • Time: 9pm-1am
  • Cost: $175 for general admission; $225 at the door
suffolk punch interior coronavirus reopening
Photo: Axios archives

(19) NYE at La Belle Helene

Nothing says “party” like an open bar and buffet. Guests at this event can also expect a live DJ, a countdown of the ball drop, a champagne toast at midnight and festive party favors.

  • Time: 10pm-2am
  • Cost: $180 general admission
Photo: Axios archives

(20) Winter Wonderland NYE at Trolley Barn Fermentory

Welcome 2023 with a winter wonderland bash at Trolley Barn. Along with entry, your $65 ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, signature cocktails, a dance party, late-night snacks and takeaway gifts.

  • Time: 10pm-1am
  • Cost: Free
trolley barn atherton patio views
View from Trolley Barn. Brianna Crane/Axios Charlotte

(21) New Year’s Eve Party at The Hamilton

Sing and dance your way into the New Year with a giant dance floor and karaoke rooms at The Hamilton. Your $120 ticket comes with top shelf liquor, beer, wine and a buffet. 

(22) Neon New Year’s Eve Party at Queen Park Social

Light up your New Year at Queen Park Social. Their neon party will feature a complimentary pregame buffet, drinks, a DJ, a light Show, bowling and free games all night long.

  • Time: 8pm-2am
  • Cost: $30-$150
queen park social

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

(23) New Year’s Eve at Cloud Bar

Ring in 2023 high above Uptown at Cloud Bar. The party features an open bar from 9pm to midnight, a buffet of light bites, a live DJ, a champagne toast and a cash bar from midnight to 2am.

(24) Rich and Bennett’s NYE Bash 2023 at Tyber Creek Pub

This all-inclusive event features light hor d’oeuvres, party favors, beer, wine, liquor, champagne, multiple DJs and a balloon drop.

  • Time: 8pm early entry; 9pm general admission
  • Cost: $85 (general admission) – $140 (VIP table service)
  • Location: 1933 South Blvd

(25) New Year’s Oh My Bash at Lenny Boy Brewing

This annual charity event will benefit the Greater Enrichment Program. Expect drink specials and a food truck, plus live wrestling and a live auction, all hosted by DJ Supreme. Lenny Boy is also throwing a NYE pregame starting at 11am. 

  • Time: 8pm-1:30am
Lenny Boy brewing
Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

(26) NYE Dinner and Celebration at Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails

Stop by in the early evening for an intimate dinner experience before your final countdown destination or join later in the evening to dine and count down to 2022 with a signature cocktail in hand and Charlotte’s skyline as the backdrop.

  • Time: Early seating 6-8pm; second seating 8:30pm-1am
Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

(27) An “OZ” Themed NYE at The Green Room

Lincoln Street’s pocket bar, The Green Room, is also taking part in the New Year celebrations with a three course “OZ” themed cocktail and small plate pairing. There’s also an option to grab a dinner ticket at The Green Room and join the afterparty at Lincoln Street.

  • Time: 6:30-8:30pm (cocktails and small plates) or 9pm-1am (cocktails and small plates plus the LSKC afterparty)
  • Cost: $85 (cocktails and small plates); $115 (cocktails and small plates plus afterparty)
green room bar south end
Green Room Bar in South End. Photo: Emma Way/Axios

[Related Axios story: Hidden bar from top Charlotte mixologist to open in South End]

(28) Sip and Savor NYE Dinner at Mizu

The NYE chef’s dinner at Mizu features menu items like tempura lobster lollipops and filet mignon, plus dessert and champagne add-ons. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.

  • Time: 5pm
Photo: Emma Way/Axios

(29) New Year’s Eve Dinner at Haymaker

Good food and good times are ahead at Haymaker’s NYE dinner. They’re offering a three course prix fixe menu for $95 a person. You’ll get to choose between three seatings at 5, 7 or 9pm. Make your reservation online or call to reserve.

  • Time: 5, 7 and 9pm
Haymaker in Uptown

(30) New Year’s Eve 2023 Dinner & Party at PARA

Whether you’re looking for a NYE dinner or NYE party (or both), PARA has you covered. They’re offering a four course dinner at 4 and 6:30 pm for $125 per guest. Stick around for their NYE party, which starts at 10pm and includes an all-inclusive bar package, party favors, appetizers and a champagne toast for $99.

  • Time: Dinners at 4pm & 6:30pm; Party at 10pm
  • Cost: $125 for NYE dinner; $99 for NYE party
para bar
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

[Related Axios story: Now open: Tapas-focused restaurant PARA]

(31) NYE Dinner at Gilde

Gilde Brewing is ringing in the new year with a five course dinner, complete with a welcome cocktail and live music. Then, you can hop on over to your next destination to get your midnight kiss.

  • Time: 6-10pm
Gilde
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

(32) NYE Dinner 2022 at Haberdish

NoDa’s Haberdish is celebrating NYE with fried chicken and caviar, along with a variety of side dishes and champagne.

  • Time: Varies; reservations and walk-ins accepted
Haberdish in NoDa. Photo: Axios Archives

(33) Cena y Baile at El Puro Restaurant

Eat some lechón and dance the night away as real Cubans do, featuring a live band and a champagne toast at midnight.

  • Time: Varies; reservations and walk-ins accepted. The bar is open until 2am.
Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Editors note: This article will continue to be updated to include additional events and happenings on NYE. Know of an event? Email [email protected]

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