6 Places That are Putting a Twist on New Year’s Eve

Earlier in the week we shared a few of our favorite restaurants where you can really treat yourself to a lovely, yet indulgent New Year’s Eve meal. But maybe a 5-course dinner isn’t really your thing. Maybe you want to close out 2019 with a little bit sass and a lot of fun. Well get ready, because these restaurants are shaking things up a bit for a guaranteed good time.



Feeling lucky? Welcome 2020 with plenty of cocktails and a casino-themed party. Drink is “barstool traveling” to Macau, home of the world’s greatest casinos. Play your cards right and head over to their Vegas-themed after-party upstairs in the Congress Street dining room. You don’t need a ticket, but we do suggest heading over when they open at 4pm to avoid a line. 



If you prefer to enjoy New Year’s Eve on the earlier side (trust us, we get it), head over to Eataly’s feast from 3-7pm where they’re celebrating on Italian time. With a champagne toast at 6pm (midnight in Rome!), fresh pasta, endless wine and prosciutto…what more could you want? All guests will receive a $25 gift card to Eataly for use in 2020. We like the sound of that. 


Island Creek Oyster Bar

ICOB’s Seven Deadly Sins Wine Dinner is a heck of an interesting way to spend New Year’s Eve, but we’re diggin’ it. Each of the seven courses taps into the seven vices: envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath. A lust-inspired dessert? Grab your fork, quick. Get your tickets here.


The Liberty Hotel

Let’s face it, The Liberty Hotel is stunning, and certainly the place to go to when you’re all dressed up and ready to shine. All floors will be open for their New Year’s Eve Burlesque Party starting at 8pm. Yes, of course, there will be a DJ (3, actually!), but imagine live performances from the Boston Circus Guild, ballroom dancing, and a buffet dinner. Get your tickets in advance here.


Shore Leave

A luau party on New Year’s Eve? We’re totally in. Shore Leave’s New Year’s Eve party includes a wild mix of tiki drinks, drag performances, a DJ, and luau-inspired dishes. Choose from dishes like scallion pancakes, BBQ ribs, and kalua pork. Coming with a crew of 8 or more? Feast on a whole suckling pig if you dare. 



Prepare your stomachs, because UNI’s chef-owner Tony Messina has put together a 12-course tasting menu. You read that right — 12 courses. It’ll be a night of beautiful sushi presentations along with truffles, caviar, and wagyu if you’re feeling fancy. And we hope you’re feeling fancy. Reserve your spot here