San Diego’s Hottest New Years Eve Events

By December 12, 2017 No Comments

Bites, bubbly and brunches galore can be enjoyed at some of San Diego’s hottest restaurants and hotels this New Year’s Eve!

The Westgate Hotel

San Diego’s The Westgate Hotel, invites guests to ring in the New Year by enjoying a night filled with superb food, drinks, and entertainment. Guests will enjoy an eclectic Jazz experience in the hotel’s Versailles Ballroom. A five-course dinner with wine pairing and Champagne toasts is $219 per person. Tax and gratuity are additional.

The year may end at midnight but the celebration continues for those who choose to make the Westgate their year-end destination. Guests can pair the evening’s affair with one of three exclusive overnight packages ranging from $850 to $3,500.

JRDN at Tower23

Say goodbye to 2017 in true San Diego fashion—at the beach! Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Tower23 Hotel in Pacific Beach. Dine before you dance with dinner at JRDN then enjoy those DJ vibes as you toast to 2018 at midnight. Drinks and dancing with beachside views can’t be beat! Presale tickets, with sales ending December 15, cost $40-$45 per person and $55 day-of. Guests can dine before they dance with two special New Year’s Eve seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and the option to stay and play is just a few clicks away. Room and party packages are also available!

Decoy Dockside Dining

Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, and its on-site lakefront restaurant Decoy Dockside Dining, invite guests to experience an all-night (and overnight) celebration of epic proportions. For $85 per person, guests can enjoy a three-course Decoy dinner. For just $15 more, the evening continues with dancing and drinks at the dock, accompanied by entertainment from DJ Noel, a Water & Light Show, and the essential Champagne Toast.

A special New Year’s Eve room package, which includes two tickets to Decoy’s NYE party, is also available for those who wish to extend the evening’s events. Early reservations are encouraged!



Felice Anno Nuovo da Monello! Little Italy’s irresistible Monello is offering New Year’s Eve indulgences that will leave guests wishing the year (or the night) didn’t have to end. In addition to their menu staples, the Cheese Wheel will be overflowing with house-made Squid Ink Pasta, Prawns and Truffle. Prepared and served tableside, dinner will be served from 5-11 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, and reservations are required.


Decoy Dockside Dinning

Reel in 2018 with dinner, drinks and dancing on Lake San Marcos at Decoy Dockside Dinning within the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort. Celebrate at 8pm with music from DJ Noel accompanied by Saxophone & Drum. Enjoy a Water & Light show on Lake San Marcos as well as a Champagne Toast as the clock strikes midnight for $15 per person presale. Buy your New Year’s Eve Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decoy-nye-tickets-39737338449



Sunday, December 31, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Commemorate a great year with a Grand nine-course affair of contemporary French cuisine. Diners will receive a reduced ticket price of $35 per person for entrance to The Grand New Year’s Eve Party at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Reservations: 858.314.1900

 New Year’s Eve nine-course tasting menu – $335 per person | Wine pairings, $250 supplement


New Year’s Eve Dining at Amaya

Sunday, December 31, two seatings at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Count down the year with countless seasonal flavors in this four- or five-course dinner, featuring Maine Lobster Bisque, Aged Parmesan Risotto, Filet of Prime Beef and Gianduja Chocolate Mousse. Diners will receive a reduced ticket price of $35 per person for entrance to The Grand New Year’s Eve Party at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Reservations: 858.314.1988

New Year’s Eve four-course menu at 5:00 pm – $150 per adult | $50 per child (ages 4 – 12)

 New Year’s Eve five-course menu at 7:30 pm, includes one glass of sparkling wine – $195 per adult | $50 per child (ages 4 – 12)


The Grand New Year’s Eve Party (21+) at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. 

Sunday, December 31, 9:30pm – 1:30am

Welcome 2018 at the party of the year, featuring DJ and dancing. $65 per adult and includes one welcome glass of sparkling wine. Table and bottle service from $250, excluding cover charge. Reservations: 858.314.1988


New Year’s Eve Party at Club M (21+)

Sunday, December 31, 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Dance into the new year with a pulse-pounding night of live music. $65 per adult, includes one welcome drink and passed canapés. Table and bottle service from $250, excluding cover charge

Reservations: 858.314.1988

Music Box

Ring in the New Year with local legends, Little Hurricane, as they treat America’s Finest City to a medley of down-and-dirty blues and an appreciation for unique and vintage equipment. Voted Best New Artist in 2010, Little Hurricane has carved out a place in the blues wheelhouse to cater to the genre’s enthusiasts, making this performance the perfect way for blues aficionado’s to celebrate the new year! Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets available for $37 advanced / $42 day of show.


Pacific Beach AleHouse

Dust off your flapper dress and grab your pearls for Pacific Beach AleHouse’s New Year’s Eve Roaring 20’s Party! Attendees will be able to enjoy specialty cocktails, such as their All That Razz and The Bee’s Knees, in addition to endless jams spun by DJ Grim all night long! $10 cover charge per person.


Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

Fuel up for a day of New Year’s Eve festivities at Union Kitchen & Tap’s Gaslamp location with brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and return that night for a live DJ from 7:30 p.m. to close, accompanied by a midnight champagne toast and plenty of party favors suited to the occasion. A special chef-curated menu will be available from 5 p.m. to midnight and will feature Brown Butter Seared Scallops, made with coconut pumpkin sauce, acorn squash hash, spiced pepitas, pomegranate and tempura squash flowers, 28 Day Dry Aged Ribeye, prepared with Cajun crab croquette, asparagus tips and sauce choron, and Tomahawk Ribeye (serves two), served with potatoes fondant, morel mushrooms and bourbon peppercorn demi, in addition to select items from Backyard’s regular menu.


Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas

Head to Encinitas’ charming coastal community for Union Kitchen & Tap’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Don your finest masquerade garb and soak in the decadent atmosphere, complete with a champagne bar featuring Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label & Rose, and Dom Perignon by the glass. This event has limited pre-sale tickets for $15 and offers free admission for any reservations starting at 8:30 p.m., so be sure to get yours before they’re gone! The price of admission includes one masque, a glass of champagne and a commemorative souvenir.


Backyard Kitchen & Tap

Join Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach for their Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve bash! Featuring a Dinner and Party Package that includes a three-course dinner, glass of champagne, free coat check and VIP line privileges, this special shindig is the place to be for a proper New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests will also enjoy a live performance by DJ Who and Paulo Da Rosa from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Florent Restaurant & Lounge will be hosting their New Year’s party with an eclectic night of champagne and music on Dec. 31. Guests can enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight while dancing to music from top San Diego DJ, Taylor Michael. There will be two levels of celebrations all night long, including exclusive access to their underground club — Foundation. Florent will have specials all night on both floors and bottle service and tables available through emailing vip@florentsd.com. Early pre-sale tickets start at $30 and are available here.
Chef Abe Botello will also be hosting New Year’s Eve dinner with dishes such as NY Strip Loin and Braised Short Rib that can be paired with Florent’s specialty cocktail menu of seasonal infusions. Those dining before hand will get complimentary admission to the NYE festivities. To make reservations visit: bit.ly/reserveflorent.


JSix & Upper East Bar

Ring in the New Year in true San Diego fashion with good food and rooftop views of downtown. Start off the evening at JSix restaurant where Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay has designed a dinner menu filled with classic California cuisine with a Filipino twist. The 4-course prix fixe menu includes options such as Lumpia Shanghai with garlic-chili vinegar, seasonal Winter Squash with Noir goat cheese, pickled coriander seeds and shiso, Miso Maple Glazed Duck, and Purple Yam Gratin with coconut custard and Ube ice cream. Dinner is $85 per person and comes with a welcome glass of champagne. Reservations are available between 5 and 10 p.m. and are highly encouraged. Please find the full menu here.

After enjoying a delicious meal downstairs, head to Upper East Bar, JSix’s rooftop bar where a DJ will be spinning from 8 p.m. until the new year. The event is included if you dine at JSix beforehand or cost $25 if you are only attending the party. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, dancing and stunning views of downtown San Diego while you say goodbye to 2017!

The Duck Dive

Get the party started early on New Year’s Eve at Pacific Beach’s premier neighborhood beach lounge, The Duck Dive. Head in for brunch and kick off the celebration at their ‘Rosé All Day’ party. From 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ring in the new year at Duck Dive during their ‘Glitter & Gold’ Party. Bottle service and booth seating will be available with a reservation, but there will be no cover to get into the bar. Duck Dive will have a photo booth to help you remember the night for years to come! They will also hand out Hair of the Dog vouchers all night at the door, which give guests a free Bloody Mary during New Year’s Day Brunch the next day.

The Smoking Gun

Celebrate the New Year at the Gaslamp’s most happening cocktail bar and restaurant, The Smoking Gun. Voted 2017 ‘Best New Bar’ by a recent poll, you’re sure to enjoy everything about it. The Smoking Gun will host a New Year’s Eve Purple Rain Party, where all guests are encouraged to wear purple attire. A DJ will spin tunes while guests dance it up in their best purple outfits. Inquire with the bar about the available party package, including a champagne toast and Spill the Beans voucher to help with your hangover the next day.
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Price: $40

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