Nightlife

Ring in 2019 at Charlotte's New Year's Parties

Champagne, live music, delicious food and more—start the New Year right at these Charlotte parties and concerts.

And just like that, 2018 is coming to a close. But not before one more big night out. As usual, Charlotte is throwing a slew of parties to help ring in 2019. Take your pick from these parties below. Happy New Year!

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Charlotte on New Year's Eve - Photo by Patrick Schneider Photography

The Ritz Carlton

Uptown, 9 p.m., $44

The Ritz Carlton’s 7,000-square-foot ballroom takes the stage in this ultra-fancy party. Your ticket includes passed appetizers, a photo booth and access to multiple bar stations.

Levine Museum of the New South

Uptown, 9 p.m., $108

The South Charlotte chapter of Jack and Jill of America is throwing this fundraiser, and it’s Harlem Nights-themed. Come dressed in your finest flapper attire or Roaring ‘20s ensemble and prepare for a night of dancing, eating and drinking. Tickets include heavy appetizers from Mert’s Heart & Soul and access to the museum.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture

Uptown, 9 p.m., $44

At this party, revelers will have access to three floors of entertainment, three DJs, a photo booth and more. Partygoers willing to shell out $43 more will also get access to an open bar, food and party favors.

Founders Hall

Uptown, 8 p.m., $65

Billed as the “official” Charlotte New Year’s Eve party, this event features two levels of entertainment, two DJs, party favors, a photo booth and appearances by the Carolina Panthers’ TopCats. VIP tickets, which cost an additional $95, also include an open bar.

Flight

Uptown, 9 p.m., $60

Rich and Bennett, the duo who bring you Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, return with their New Year’s Eve bash. Tickets to this party include appetizers, drinks and party favors.

CLT New Year’s Eve

Uptown, 8 p.m., Free

The city’s official New Year’s Eve Party is at South Tryon Street and Levine Avenue for the Arts. The free festivities include a DJ, live music, lighting of the Queen City crown and midnight fireworks.

New Year's Eve Block Party

NoDa, 7 p.m., $145-155

From the owners of Crepe Cellar, Growlers Pourhouse and Haberdish comes a foodie New Year to remember. With your wristband, you can enjoy a cocktail hour with passed appetizers, a four-course dinner at the restaurant of your choosing, bubbly and an after-party.

The Avett Brothers - Photo by Kyo H Nam

Bojangles’ Coliseum

East Charlotte, 8:30 p.m., $76+

One of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Concord-born American folk rock band The Avett Brothers returns to Charlotte to ring in the New Year at Bojangles’ Coliseum. The two-night show comes after a historical run for the band, whose critically acclaimed documentary “May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers” and Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness” have, this year, put them on the map.

Lucky’s Bar & Arcade

Uptown, 8 p.m., $66

An open bar and a Champagne toast here will only set you back $66. A DJ will also be on site to play music as you drink from the open bar and play video games to ring in 2019.

Seoul Food Meat Company

Uptown, 7 p.m., $70

The Southern-Korean fusion barbecue restaurant is throwing a casino-themed party to bid adieu to 2018. A ticket to this party includes access to all the games, an appetizer buffet from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., party favors and a Champagne toast.

Ink N Ivy

Uptown, 9 p.m., $113

At this James Bond-themed all-inclusive party, partygoers can choose between a martini and Champagne bar and another bar that serves unlimited beer, wine and liquor drinks. The party also features passed appetizers and a late-night buffet.

Howl at the Moon

Uptown, 7 p.m., $115

Howl at the Moon in the EpiCentre is throwing a big bash to bid farewell to 2018. Tickets to this party come with an open bar from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., a free buffet from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., party favors and a Champagne toast. There are also packages for $40, $75 and $95 with corresponding levels of offerings.

Merchant & Trade

Uptown, 7 p.m., $174

It’s a Roaring ‘20s-themed party up on the roof at Merchant & Trade. The music starts at 8 p.m., and the party goes until 1 a.m. Tickets include appetizers, a dinner buffet, a Champagne toast and two discounted drinks.

Queen Park Social

LoSo, 9 p.m., $18

As you look forward to 2019, this party asks you to look back. It’s a retro-themed evening at Queen Park Social, and there are multiple ticket options, starting as low as $18 and going as high as $81. The latter includes an all-inclusive drink package and buffet, while the former just includes a Champagne toast.

Slate

South End, 9 p.m., $125

Aerial CLT takes over Slate Billiards and Oak Room for Cirque du South End. Tickets include access to the aerial acts, of course, but also an open bar, party favors, a Champagne toast and more.

Sophia’s Lounge

Uptown, 10 p.m., $106

This swanky lounge is throwing a New Year’s Eve Party with party favors, an open bar, DJ, Champagne toast and buffet. The party goes until 2 a.m.

EpiCentre

5Church

Uptown, 10 p.m., $80

Right next door, 5Church is throwing a similar party (at a lower price point). The details here are the same as Sophia’s Lounge: party favors, an open bar, DJ, Champagne toast and buffet.

Rooftop 210

Uptown, 9 p.m., $81

Ring in the New Year under the stars atop the EpiCentre. A ticket includes access to an open bar until 2 a.m. and an appetizer buffet.

Fitzgerald’s

Uptown, 9 p.m., $69

Fitzgerald’s is also throwing a Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve party, so come dressed in your best flapper and ‘20s attire. Tickets include an open bar, appetizers, party favors and a Champagne toast.

Hoppin’

Uptown, 8 p.m., $57

The taps are open at this pour-your-own-beer bar. A ticket buys you all the beer and wine your heart desires, appetizers, party favors and a Champagne toast.

Omni Charlotte Hotel

Uptown, 8 p.m., $65

EatWorkPlay CLT hosts this party at the Omni Charlotte Hotel with multiple levels of catering. For $65, a ticket buys entry to the party, snacks and a Champagne toast. The most expensive ticket, at $145, buys all that, an open bar, access to VIP areas and more.

Blackfinn Ameripub

Uptown, 9 p.m., $23

It’s a masquerade party at Blackfinn, so don your best disguise. Tickets to this masked soiree include a Champagne toast and appetizers.

Murphy’s Kitchen & Tap

Uptown, 9 p.m., $80

This Irish pub is throwing a Roaring ‘20s-themed party and features an open bar, appetizers, a dinner buffet, Champagne toast and more.

Tilt on Trade

Uptown, 9 p.m., $62

Tilt on Trade is throwing an all-inclusive party that features “tiaras, streamers and noisemakers.” The bash also features a Champagne toast at midnight.

204 North Kitchen and Cocktails

Uptown, 6 p.m., $62

In addition to three different seating options for a three-course dinner plus a glass of Champagne (for an additional price), 204 North is throwing an all-inclusive party later in the evening that includes a DJ dance party.

Suffolk Punch Brewing

South End, 10 p.m., $88

Suffolk Punch Brewing invites you to its New Year’s Eve party that features an open bar, glowsticks, party favors, Champagne toast and more.

Caswell Station

South End, 9 p.m., $49

In what may be one of the best deals in Charlotte for New Year’s Eve, this Elizabeth pub is offering an open bar, breakfast buffet, Champagne toast and a DJ all evening for less than $50.

Graham St. Pub & Patio

Uptown, 9 p.m., $54

With a view of the Uptown fireworks, an open bar, heated rooftop, a DJ and appetizers, you won’t want for much as you ring in 2019.