Tipsy Alchemist and More Stuff to Do in Austin This Weekend

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Hey there, Austin!

If you haven’t put on real clothes all year, now is your last chance! Use the END OF 2020 (!!!) as an excuse to get all dressed up and give yourself a pat on the back for making it through one of the wildest times any of us could have predicted. Whether you want to stay home or venture out and find things to do in Austin, we’ve got plenty of ways for you to give 2020 a proper send off. 

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Things to Do in Austin This Week

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Tipsy Alchemist Austin NYE

Reserve your spot ASAP because occupancy will sell out quickly! This is the event for those of you who want to ball out with bottle service and be treated like a real VIP.  Tipsy Alchemist has the best views on Rainey Street, and we love the sleek vibes. DJQD will be providing the soundtrack to your celebration! 

Event Details
🗓 DEC 31 | 4PM–2AM
📍 70 Rainey Street

NYE Silent Disco at The W Austin

Get lost in the music at this unique New Year’s Eve event in Austin! 3 different DJ’s will be spinning 3 genres of music, and you can use your sanitized Silent Disco headphones to switch between the sets. The headphones will switch colors based on who you’re listening to, so you can see who else in the crowd is hearing the same beats!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 31 | 9PM–1AM 
📍 200 Lavaca Street

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2020 Mask-querade

Parlor & Yard is throwing their fifth annual New Year’s Eve bash. Limited table reservations are available with an all-inclusive bar! A complimentary cocktail hour presented by Brooklyn Pie Co. at 9PM, followed by live music from the Boss Street Brass Band. The best part- there will be a late night pizza buffet!

Event Details
🗓  DEC 31 | 9PM–12:30AM
📍 601 W 6th Street

The Roosevelt Room’s Roaring 20’s NYE Party

The music from DJ Beatsmode may be modern, but this New Year’s Eve event will take you back in time! For one night only, The Roosevelt Room’s drink list will consist exclusively of cocktails crafted in the pre-Prohibition era. Guests are encouraged to dress semi-formally, with a vintage flair. 

Event Details
🗓  DEC 31 | 8PM–2AM
📍 307 W 5th Street

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Speakeasy’s Legendary New Year’s Bash 2021

This event sells out every year, so hurry up and reserve your spot! The event will be seated, of course, and feature music from PDA and two DJs. Bottle service and VIP options make this elevated experience one of the best things to do in Austin this week. Speakeasy will be the place for you if you’re looking for a high-energy NYE party.

Event Details
🗓  DEC 31 | 8PM–2AM
📍 412 Congress Ave

Future Forward NYE at Reina

New Year’s Eve is all about looking forward to the future, right? Reina is throwing a futuristic party complete with lasers, lights, and beats by DJ Phoenix. Doors open at 8PM, and we recommend getting there EARLY. A general admission ticket does not guarantee entry! If the venue reaches capacity, you will have to wait. Light up the night as you say goodbye to the dumpster fire that was 2020.

Event Details
🗓  DEC 31 | 8PM–2AM
📍 78 Rainey Street

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NYE Staff Pick of the Week

NYE Pop Art Pop Up

Devil May Care is hosting an Andy Warhol-inspired art pop-up party for NYE! We love that this event is different than your usual bar experience. There will be art installations, performers, a DJ, and more to make your night as Instagrammable as it gets. A special dinner menu is available, but your ticket includes a welcome cocktail and an hors d’oeuvres platter.

Event Details
🗓  DEC 31 | 7PM–9:30PM
📍 500 W 6th Street


More New Year's Eve Events in Austin:

NYE Soho Lounge 2020
🗓  DEC 31 | 7PM–2AM
📍 217 E 6th Street
NYE 2020 at Lefty’s Brick Bar
🗓 DEC 31 | 8PM–1AM  
📍 1813 C E 6th Street
77 Degrees NYE Celebration
🗓 DEC 31 | 8PM–2AM
📍 11500 Rock Rose Avenue
New Years Eve 2021 Celebration at the Rooftop on 6th
🗓  DEC 31 | 8PM–2AM
📍 403 E 6th Street
New Year’s Eve 2021 Celebration at The Aquarium on Sixth
🗓  DEC 31 | 8PM–2AM
📍 403 E 6th Street
Gatsby’s House Austin New Year’s Eve 2021
🗓  DEC 31 | 9PM–2AM
📍 700 San Jacincto Boulevard
NYE 2021 Blank Canvas
🗓  DEC 31 | 9:30PM–3AM
📍 404 Colorado Street
New Year’s Eve Silent Disco at the Domain
🗓  DEC 31 | 9:45PM–1:45AM
📍 10910 N Domain
Goodbye 2020! New Year’s Eve Party at Inn Cahoots
🗓  DEC 31 | 10PM–2AM
📍 1221 East 6th Street

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Where to Eat for New Year's in Austin:

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Summer House on Music Lane– NYE Dinner

A multi-course dinner menu will be served with an optional wine pairing for $98 per person. For the main course, guests will be able to choose from strip steak with crab and asparagus or scallops with mushroom bacon gravy. The regular dinner menu will not be available during this service.

Event Details
🗓 DEC 31 | 5PM–10PM
📍 1101 Music Lane

Angry Bear at Launderette

Launderette is offering an exclusive carryout option for New Year’s Eve that is a “radical departure” from their typical menu. Pre-sales are open now to pick up your meal on NYE. There are two meal options, each of which is 4-courses and includes a cocktail kit and New Year’s swag! 

Event Details
🗓  DEC 31 | 5PM–10PM
📍 2115 Holly Street

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Summer House on Music Lane– NYD Brunch

After their New Year’s Eve dinner, Summer House on Music Lane will be having a New Year’s Day brunch, offering their regular brunch menu. What makes this meal so special is the amazing seafood tower that will be exclusively offered for this event! 

Event Details
🗓 JAN 1 | 10AM–4PM
📍 1101 Music Lane

New Year’s Eve at Home with Aba

You can indulge in a Mediterranean feast at home this week with a special carryout offering from Aba. Party favors are included in each package and are available for groups of 2, 4, or 6. Make it a full experience with a bottle of wine or champagne available for purchase. Meals are $79.95 per person. Order by Tuesday, December 29!

Event Details
🗓  DEC 31 | 2PM–6PM
📍 1011 S Congress Avenue

New Year’s Day Brunch at Home with Aba

Another Mediterranean meal will be served for to start your New Year’s Day off on the right foot! This menu combines sweet and savory with items like Short Rib Shakshuka and Strawberry Drop Biscuit. Brunch is $35.95 per person, with the option to add a mimosa kit, cocktails-to-go, or a bottle of wine!

Event Details
🗓 JAN 1 | 10AM–2PM
📍 1011 S Congress Ave

NYE at TenTen

TenTen is the place to be for an elevated and intimate New Year’s Eve dinner. There will be two seatings, with the first beginning at 5PM. The earlier dinner offering will be a formal dinner with a special menu, while the latter will be a more relaxed setting with an izakaya menu. Reservations are required, and the seatings will fill up quickly!

Event Details
🗓  DEC 31 | 5PM–10PM
📍 501 W 6th Street

Anti-Resolution Special at Pluckers

Life is too short to skip dessert, right? For the first week of the new year, Pluckers will be serving half-priced desserts and will be slapping a $1 upcharge on salads! The dollar will be donated to Breakthrough Central Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting first-generation college students. This special is only eligible for dine-in ordering.

Event Details
🗓 JAN 1–7 | 11AM–11PM
📍 Multiple Locations

2021 Black-Eyed Pea Cook-Off

It’s time to celebrate, Southern-style! This highly-anticipated event will include a New Year’s toast and samples of all of the black-eyed pea dishes of the cook-off. There will be live music to enjoy and wine will be available by the glass or bottle only (no tastings.) Tickets will be sold in capped entry time slots–1PM and 2:30PM. No walk-ins will be allowed.

Event Details
🗓  JAN 1 | 1PM–4PM
📍 William Chris Vineyards

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Virtual NYE in Austin:

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Austin's New Year

The City of Austin’s official New Year’s event will be virtual this year. There will be eight pre-recorded performances from local artists from iconic venues from around the city. The event will be broadcasted and streamed through different outlets:

ATXN YouTube
City of Austin Facebook
City of Austin IGTV
ATXN Website
Cable TV: Spectrum Channel 6, Grande Communications Channel 6, U-Verse channel 99 Artists

🗓 DEC 31 | 8PM–12AM


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Sarah Dillard

Sarah Dillard

Sarah is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!