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Don’t know about you, but we’re feelin’ ’22. While 2021 definitely gave us plenty to be thankful for… we’re on to even bigger and better things ahead. So to fete the future, we round up some of the best ways to bring in the new year in Raleigh. Three, two, one… See ya, 2021!
With bangin’ bites, cold beer and the best patio views of the DTR skyline (and peeping those NYE fireworks!) in town hands down, Wye Hill is where you’re gonna wanna take in that last meal to send 2021 out on a high note. Think buffet of chef-driven selections like prime rib and black truffle mac and cheese, plus Champagne, and the release of a brand new beer.
Peace out 2021 at what’s sure to be the hottest party of the year at Eagle Eye Entertainment’s ultimate NYE celebration at Union Station with red carpet entry, photo ops, live music performances and an open bar. Cheers!
If you wish to “fore”-go the typical NYE fetes, then…. no ifs, ands or putts about it, slamming golf balls at Drive Shack is a tee-rific way to ring in the new year. The driving range is offering exclusive packages for NYE, which include your own reserved bay to soak up time with friends and family, unlimited BayPlay, and holiday party favorites.
Gather your your friends, homies, loved ones, dance partners, ride-or-dies and other various partners in crime to ring in the new year in style at The Architect. There will be party favors, DJ Triple B and a Champagne toast at midnight. Three cheers for 2022!
If you wanna scream “Happy New Year!” from the rooftops literally (who doesn’t?), The Willard is the spot for you. Post up for its fab NYE celebration, complete with spectacular views, Mediterranean-inspired bites and complimentary Champagne. Plus, you can shake what your mama gave ya and leave those 2021 woes on the dance floor.
2022 vibes, found, at The Merchant. A live DJ will be spinning tracks as you enjoy a four-course dinner with cocktail pairings—plus, countdown to the new year with (what else?!) some bubbly. Sip, sip, hooray!
If you’re sexy and you grow it, then it’s party thyme. The Sage Room and Botanical Lounge have paired up for one last 2021 hoorah. Experience a three-floor party flowing with beer, wine, cocktails and Champs, with a live DJ music to boot. Or just settle into the Lounge’s plush sofas and ring in 2022 with a luxe red-carpet Hollywood-style vibe.
Taco bout a good New Year’s Eve party! Virgil’s Cocktails and Cocina will be featuring a pre-fixe dinner and cocktail menu, as well as a premium Champagne toast for its early ball drop.
Subterranean is sexy. Toast the new year speakeasy-style at Watts & Ward. Spring for the VIP tickets for a Champagne toast, appetizers and mad tunes from DJ VladIsLove.
Celebrate the new year 1920s style by ducking into The Green Light speakeasy for an exclusive pre-fixe cocktail menu, premium Champagne toast, charcuterie and mini-dessert pairings.
If you’re on a mission to protect tradition, The City of Oaks’ annual NYE celebration is for you, featuring a day full of festivities spread over 30 different locations around town featuring interactive art installations, drama, magic, music, comedy and dance. And at midnight, you’ll have front-row seats to Raleigh’s signature Acorn Drop.
If you falafel about 2021, fete its exit by partying it up in Vidrio’s second-floor Fiera Bar and Lounge with DJ and dancing, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and a complimentary Champagne toast as the clock strikes twelve. Clink, clink!
Fizz the season! Pop your way into the new year with craft cocktails and beer, a live DJ, and a Champagne toast at midnight at Little City Brewing.
The young at heart are gonna wanna make their way to Young Hearts, natch, for a free-flowing event with passed hors d’oeuvres; stationed items; and a variety of beer, wine, sparkling and spirits.
LOL your way into 2022 at Goodnights Comedy Club as acclaimed Last Comic Standing season 2 champ John Heffron brings his Midwestern roots, energy and accessibility to the stage via an array of relatable experiences spanning childhood to parenthood and everything in between. Pro tip: Book tix for the 10:30pm showtime to literally send 2021 out with a laugh—and to score party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight!
Don’t worry, be hoppy. LBC is throwing one last hurrah for NYE, complete with live music by The Jason Adamo Band, a dinner buffet and a Champagne toast.
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