December 14, 2018

Every New Year's Eve Party Happening in Cincinnati

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New Year’s Eve Blast on Fountain Square
8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Free admission. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfoutainsquare.com. This family-friendly NYE on the square is a free dance party featuring funny games, live music and a fireworks show at midnight. Drinks and snacks will be for sale and the ice rink will be open (skate rental and rink admission costs extra). 
Photo via Facebook.com/NewYearsEveatFountainSquareEventPage

New Year’s Eve Blast on Fountain Square

8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Free admission. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfoutainsquare.com. This family-friendly NYE on the square is a free dance party featuring funny games, live music and a fireworks show at midnight. Drinks and snacks will be for sale and the ice rink will be open (skate rental and rink admission costs extra).
Photo via Facebook.com/NewYearsEveatFountainSquareEventPage
First Midnight at 3 Points
9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $100. 3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton, facebook.com/3pointsbeer. The evening includes DJ Mike Dow, aerial performers, body paint art and 10 drink tickets for wine, beer or cocktails. Late night snacks will be provided as will as midnight champagne toast.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

First Midnight at 3 Points

9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $100. 3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton, facebook.com/3pointsbeer. The evening includes DJ Mike Dow, aerial performers, body paint art and 10 drink tickets for wine, beer or cocktails. Late night snacks will be provided as will as midnight champagne toast.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
NYE 2019 at Rhinegeist 
8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $20 at the door; presale tickets are sold out. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com. Rhinegeist themes their NYE celebration after a film noir fantasy in vintage black and white. Enjoy beer, wine and cocktails; music from DJ Matty Joy and Jess Lamb and the Factory; a custom photobooth; and a two-tone balloons will drop at midnight.
Photo via Facebook.com/Rhinegeist

NYE 2019 at Rhinegeist

8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $20 at the door; presale tickets are sold out. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com. Rhinegeist themes their NYE celebration after a film noir fantasy in vintage black and white. Enjoy beer, wine and cocktails; music from DJ Matty Joy and Jess Lamb and the Factory; a custom photobooth; and a two-tone balloons will drop at midnight.
Photo via Facebook.com/Rhinegeist
Gilded Eve: Confuse Reality with its Replica at 21 Museum Hotel
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $35. 21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown The 21c Museum Hotel is hosting a Great Gatsby-themed bash to ring in 2019. Dress in your best 1920s attire for a costume contest at 11 p.m., with prizes awarded for the best flapper and the most dapper. There will also be interactive dance performances from Pones, access to the art exhibit Truth or Dare: A Reality Show, Art Deco and Futurist video art and more. Tickets include one drink.
Photo via Facebook.com/21cCincinnati

Gilded Eve: Confuse Reality with its Replica at 21 Museum Hotel

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $35. 21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown The 21c Museum Hotel is hosting a Great Gatsby-themed bash to ring in 2019. Dress in your best 1920s attire for a costume contest at 11 p.m., with prizes awarded for the best flapper and the most dapper. There will also be interactive dance performances from Pones, access to the art exhibit Truth or Dare: A Reality Show, Art Deco and Futurist video art and more. Tickets include one drink.
Photo via Facebook.com/21cCincinnati
Third-Annual Bill NYE Bash
4 p.m. Dec. 31. Free admission. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade, 1331 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, 16-bitbar.com/cincy. This third-annual Bill Nye the Science Guy-inspired New Year's bash features Bill Nye cocktails, a Science Guy marathon and limited-edition T-shirts for the first 100 people through the door.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Third-Annual Bill NYE Bash

4 p.m. Dec. 31. Free admission. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade, 1331 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, 16-bitbar.com/cincy. This third-annual Bill Nye the Science Guy-inspired New Year's bash features Bill Nye cocktails, a Science Guy marathon and limited-edition T-shirts for the first 100 people through the door.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
New Year’s Eve Birthday Bash at Aster
7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dec. 31. $25 afterparty only; $100 dinner and afterparty. Aster, 8 E. Fourth St., Downtown, facebook.com/asteronfourth. Aster turns 1 with a dinner and party. If you want the full experience, the evening starts at 7 p.m. with a five-course tasting menu downstairs at Sleepy Bee with wine pairings and live Jazz. Starting at 9 p.m., the party continues upstairs at Aster with DJs, disco balls and a midnight countdown.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

New Year’s Eve Birthday Bash at Aster

7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dec. 31. $25 afterparty only; $100 dinner and afterparty. Aster, 8 E. Fourth St., Downtown, facebook.com/asteronfourth. Aster turns 1 with a dinner and party. If you want the full experience, the evening starts at 7 p.m. with a five-course tasting menu downstairs at Sleepy Bee with wine pairings and live Jazz. Starting at 9 p.m., the party continues upstairs at Aster with DJs, disco balls and a midnight countdown.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
All That Glitters New Year’s Eve Party at Hotel Covington
9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $25; $250 gold. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington Head to Hotel Covington for two tiers of fun. For a general admission ticket, get access to an upstairs party with a complimentary champagne toast and interactive photobooth, with light bites for purchase and a live DJ. VIP Gold guests gain access to a special Eva G. Farris Ballroom with a compilmentary bar of top-shelf spirits, a champagne toast at midnight, a four-course dinner menu and live music by the Roebling Trio. A VIP cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

All That Glitters New Year’s Eve Party at Hotel Covington

9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $25; $250 gold. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington Head to Hotel Covington for two tiers of fun. For a general admission ticket, get access to an upstairs party with a complimentary champagne toast and interactive photobooth, with light bites for purchase and a live DJ. VIP Gold guests gain access to a special Eva G. Farris Ballroom with a compilmentary bar of top-shelf spirits, a champagne toast at midnight, a four-course dinner menu and live music by the Roebling Trio. A VIP cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
New Year’s Eve at The Birdcage
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. $25 pre-sale; $35 at the door. 927 Race St., thebirdcagecincinnati.com The Birdcage is hosting a special NYE party with drag queen performances, light bites, drink specials featuring Absolut Vodka and Jameson, party favors and a midnight champagne toast.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

New Year’s Eve at The Birdcage

8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. $25 pre-sale; $35 at the door. 927 Race St., thebirdcagecincinnati.com The Birdcage is hosting a special NYE party with drag queen performances, light bites, drink specials featuring Absolut Vodka and Jameson, party favors and a midnight champagne toast.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Carnival: New Year’s Eve at the Netherland Plaza
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $75. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 E. Fifth St., Downtown, hilton.com.
The Netherland gets in the South American and Caribbean spirit with a carnival-style party featuring Latin and Pop music, a cash bar with themed drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a midnight toast and open lounge seating. The best carnival-costumed couple will win a grand tasting for two at Orchids. 
Photo: Catie Viox

Carnival: New Year’s Eve at the Netherland Plaza

10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $75. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 E. Fifth St., Downtown, hilton.com. The Netherland gets in the South American and Caribbean spirit with a carnival-style party featuring Latin and Pop music, a cash bar with themed drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a midnight toast and open lounge seating. The best carnival-costumed couple will win a grand tasting for two at Orchids.
Photo: Catie Viox
New Year's Eve at Urban Artifact
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec 31. Free admission. 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, artifactbeer.com
Urban Artifact says “Funk Off” to 2018 with live funk performances by the Founding Fathers and Tangled Roots along with wild beer available all night.
Photo: Brittany Thornton

New Year's Eve at Urban Artifact

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec 31. Free admission. 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, artifactbeer.com
Urban Artifact says “Funk Off” to 2018 with live funk performances by the Founding Fathers and Tangled Roots along with wild beer available all night.
Photo: Brittany Thornton