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Where to Eat and Drink on New Year’s Eve in Boston

See ya later, 2022

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From champagne toasts to live jazz bands, limo rides, and pours of glitter beer at midnight, Boston-area restaurants and bars know how to send out the year with a bang. Below, find 12 ways to ring in the new year in and around the city. See ya later, 2022.

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The Smoke Shop

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The Smoke Shop is hosting a family-friendly version of New Year’s Eve that runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on December 31, with a balloon ball drop at 4 p.m. There will be a kid-friendly buffet featuring hot dogs and chicken fingers and a buffet for the adults in the room featuring some of the Smoke Shop’s barbecue staples. Adult tickets are $35, kids aged 4 to 12 are $15, and kids aged 3 and under are free. See more details here.

Barbecued meats laid out on a metal sheet pan.
Ring in the new year with the kids (and with meat sweats).
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Aeronaut Brewing Company

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The beloved Somerville brewery and purveyor of heady IPAs is sending out the year with a live DJ, hot honey chicken sandwiches and chili from Boston-area food truck Hungry Nomads, and midnight pours of glitter beer. General admission tickets are $25 per person; see more details here.

Pazza on Porter

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Italian restaurant Pazza on Porter is serving up its regular menu on New Year’s Eve but will have a DJ playing starting at 9 p.m., and there will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Looking for something ritzier? Next-door cocktail bar Next Door will have its a la carte menu available that night with a minimum $100 spend per person, plus complimentary champagne and dessert. Reservations for both options are available here and here, respectively.

Lamplighter Brewing Co.

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Lamplighter is hosting a masquerade ball at its Cambridge Crossing location complete with beers, snacks, a live DJ, and a competition for best mask at the party. Tickets are $40 apiece and include a midnight toast. Check out all the details here.

Central Square favorite Viale is bringing back its festive “buckets and bubbles” party for New Year’s Eve. Fried chicken dinner buckets ($25 to $90 apiece) are available via pre-order or at the restaurant that night.

Pagu chef Tracy Chang is closing out the year with an all-you-can-eat feast from 9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. featuring seafood paella, suckling pig, a special return of Pagu pizza, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Offsuit

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Swanky downtown cocktail bar Offsuit is promising dressed-up drinks, inflatable guitars, and actual limo rides at its pop-punk-prom-themed New Year’s Eve party this year. Tickets are $150 per person and include the aforementioned limo ride, plus four drinks and fancy snacks. Seatings are available at 5, 8, and 11 p.m.

Pescador

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Blue Ribbon Sushi sibling Pescador is celebrating with a special five-course menu that includes king crab ceviche, fried oysters, and grilled octopus, plus a champagne and tequila toast at midnight. The dinner is $125 per person; reservations are available here.

Little Whale Oyster Bar

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New England seafood newcomer Little Whale Oyster Bar will be offering a special three-course prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve for $95 per person. For those who’d rather go a la carte, the restaurant’s regular menu will also be available.

The Salty Pig

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The charcuterie experts at the Salty Pig are bringing in a live jazz band for the night, plus offering festive menu specials and a complimentary champagne toast. Reservations are available here.

Golden Temple & The E Room Bar

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Cavernous Chinese restaurant-slash-nightclub Golden Temple is hosting a glitzy party for New Year’s Eve. There will be party favors, a live DJ, a champagne toast at midnight, and, yes, a New Year’s Eve-themed ice sculpture. Tickets start at $30 apiece.

The Haven

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Boston’s destination for all things Scottish is throwing a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m. with a DJ spinning Britpop tunes, dancing, and a toast at midnight. Tickets are $15 apiece.

The Smoke Shop

The Smoke Shop is hosting a family-friendly version of New Year’s Eve that runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on December 31, with a balloon ball drop at 4 p.m. There will be a kid-friendly buffet featuring hot dogs and chicken fingers and a buffet for the adults in the room featuring some of the Smoke Shop’s barbecue staples. Adult tickets are $35, kids aged 4 to 12 are $15, and kids aged 3 and under are free. See more details here.

Barbecued meats laid out on a metal sheet pan.
Ring in the new year with the kids (and with meat sweats).
Dana Hatic/Eater Boston

Aeronaut Brewing Company

The beloved Somerville brewery and purveyor of heady IPAs is sending out the year with a live DJ, hot honey chicken sandwiches and chili from Boston-area food truck Hungry Nomads, and midnight pours of glitter beer. General admission tickets are $25 per person; see more details here.

Pazza on Porter

Italian restaurant Pazza on Porter is serving up its regular menu on New Year’s Eve but will have a DJ playing starting at 9 p.m., and there will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Looking for something ritzier? Next-door cocktail bar Next Door will have its a la carte menu available that night with a minimum $100 spend per person, plus complimentary champagne and dessert. Reservations for both options are available here and here, respectively.

Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Lamplighter is hosting a masquerade ball at its Cambridge Crossing location complete with beers, snacks, a live DJ, and a competition for best mask at the party. Tickets are $40 apiece and include a midnight toast. Check out all the details here.

Viale

Central Square favorite Viale is bringing back its festive “buckets and bubbles” party for New Year’s Eve. Fried chicken dinner buckets ($25 to $90 apiece) are available via pre-order or at the restaurant that night.

Pagu

Pagu chef Tracy Chang is closing out the year with an all-you-can-eat feast from 9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. featuring seafood paella, suckling pig, a special return of Pagu pizza, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Offsuit

Swanky downtown cocktail bar Offsuit is promising dressed-up drinks, inflatable guitars, and actual limo rides at its pop-punk-prom-themed New Year’s Eve party this year. Tickets are $150 per person and include the aforementioned limo ride, plus four drinks and fancy snacks. Seatings are available at 5, 8, and 11 p.m.

Pescador

Blue Ribbon Sushi sibling Pescador is celebrating with a special five-course menu that includes king crab ceviche, fried oysters, and grilled octopus, plus a champagne and tequila toast at midnight. The dinner is $125 per person; reservations are available here.

Little Whale Oyster Bar

New England seafood newcomer Little Whale Oyster Bar will be offering a special three-course prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve for $95 per person. For those who’d rather go a la carte, the restaurant’s regular menu will also be available.

The Salty Pig

The charcuterie experts at the Salty Pig are bringing in a live jazz band for the night, plus offering festive menu specials and a complimentary champagne toast. Reservations are available here.

Golden Temple & The E Room Bar

Cavernous Chinese restaurant-slash-nightclub Golden Temple is hosting a glitzy party for New Year’s Eve. There will be party favors, a live DJ, a champagne toast at midnight, and, yes, a New Year’s Eve-themed ice sculpture. Tickets start at $30 apiece.

The Haven

Boston’s destination for all things Scottish is throwing a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m. with a DJ spinning Britpop tunes, dancing, and a toast at midnight. Tickets are $15 apiece.

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