It’s that time of year, everyone. Time to put on our party hats and fancy “2019” glasses, bathe in bubbly, and remerge as the squeaky clean 2019 versions of ourselves we’ve always wanted to become.
In other words, it’s almost New Year’s Eve, y’all. Let’s party.
As we’ve previously mentioned, the signature event for such shenanigans in Fayetteville, Last Night Fayetteville, is on hiatus for this year. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of parties and prix fixe dinners planned to help you ring in the new year in style.
Here’s a list of the options we’ve found so far. We’ll certainly add to this list between now and New Year’s Eve, but feel free to let us know about anything we’ve missed in the comments as well.
Happy New Year, everyone!
How about a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration? There’s one happening at The Amazeum up in Bentonville. The museum will host a Zing in the New Year celebration featuring “interactive activities, pop up surprises,” and an end-of-day balloon launch. Admission is $9.50 for adults and children. Museum members get in free. Here’s more info.
Bike Rack Brewing
Bike Rack Brewing Co. is celebrating the new year with an installment of their Beer & Hymns series. Tickets to the event are $25, and come with a champagne toast at midnight. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities. It’s an early event, with the toast set for 6 p.m. to coincide with the new year in Scotland (the birthplace of the song, Auld Lang Syne.) Here’s more info.
Blue Masquerade at Pinpoint
Legendary local party-thrower Bo Counts is at it again. The local DJ and owner of Pinpoint who is well known for his annual Halloween party is bringing back his New Year’s Eve party this year.
The event is called Blue Masquerade, and will include a lineup of some of the best DJ’s in the region, and plenty of other surprises.
The first 20 people through the door get a free masquerade mask. Fancy dress is encouraged, but not required.
General admission tickets to the event are $12, and VIPs are $30 (though it looks like VIP tickets are sold out).
For more info, visit bluenye.com.
Bordinos will serve a three course Prix Fixe Menu for New Year’s Eve, with wine or sparking wine pairings with each course. Tickets range from $50-$80. More information, including the menu is available here.
C4 Lounge will host a dance party featuring music by DJ Sno White, Karaoke, a photo booth, and a champagne toast.
The Chancellor Hotel
The Chancellor Hotel is hosting a New Year’s Eve party featuring live music by Full House, and Odd Key Party this year. For ticket info, email [email protected].
Core Pub – Mall Avenue
Core Pub on Mall Avenue is hosting a NYE party featuring food, and a champaign toast at midnight.
Probably the largest New Year’s Eve party in NWA this year is happening at Crystal Bridges, with the museum’s annual New 365 event.
The event will include live music by hip-hop/jazz/funk band, DDAT, jazz singer Lisa Henry, and local cover band, Got it Covered. The event will also include a dueling DJ battle, fire dancers, and performances by Kat Wilson’s All Inclusive Show, Cameron Johnson, Bayard Blain, Elisa Harkins, dream drone performance, Phunbags, Karen Castleman Contemporary Dance, Melody Pond, Rachel Ackerman (gong musician), Gunner Bassinger, Dream Readers, and more.
A balloon drop is planned midnight, with a complimentary champagne toast, and more. A cash bar, food, and beverages will be available at various locations around the museum. Tickets are $75, or $60 for members.
For more information, visit crystalbridges.org.
Doubletree Suites – Bentonville
Doubletree Suites in Bentonville will ring in the new year with a “Viva Las Vegas” themed party, featuring professional poker tables, raffles, a wine pull, dancing, games, a silent auction, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $80 for individuals, or $150 for couples. Hotel packages are also available. Proceeds from the event benefits Souls Harbor NWA. Here’s more info.
George’s Majestic Lounge
George’s will be doing what they do best for New Year’s Eve. Celebrating with live music.
This year, local bluegrass band Arkansauce will perform, along with Kansas City bluegrass band, Julian Davis Band and Little Rock electronic act, Deep Sequence.
Tickets are $17 at George’s ticketing site.
JJ’s Grill – Steamboat Drive
Local band Mark Shields & Good Company will perform at JJ’s Steamboat Drive location for New Year’s Eve. There’s no cover.
JJ’s Grill – Dickson Street
JJ’s Grill on Dickson Street will ring in the new year with a dance party featuring DJ C. Hadley. Admission is zero dollars.
Infusion will ring in the new year with a party featuring drink specials, karaoke, door prizes, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Local restaurant Leverett Lounge is hosting a Vegas-themed Prix Fixe meal on New Year’s Eve. There are two seatings – at 6 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. for parties of at least 4 people. Dinner is $60 person.
To reserve a spot, call 479-249-6570. Update: This event is sold out.
Maxine’s Tap Room
Maxine’s Tap Room will ring in the New Year with a dance party, complete with their signature light-up dance floor on New Year’s Eve. There’s no cover.
On the Mark
Local sports bar On The Mark is hosting a New Year’s Eve pajama party, featuring a DJ, pajama dance off, and champagne toast at midnight.
The Peddler’s Pub
Peddler’s Pub up in Bentonville will celebrate the new year with live music, featuring Tater, Mater & Squarsh and Dr. Nola and the Soulshakers. Tickets to the event are $25 at the door, and include a champagne toaste at midnight.
Smoke & Barrel
Smoke & Barrel will celebrate with a New Year’s Eve version of their regular dance party series, Worst Party Ever. It’s called Worst Year ever, and features music by DJ DJ Cudcareles. There’s no cover.
Springdale Holiday Inn
Some local radio stations are hosting a party at the Springdale Holiday Inn. The event will include live music by Funk Factory, a champagne toast at midnight, and the hotel will also have sleeping room specials for those who have a little too much fun. Tickets are $30-50. Here’s more info.
Starlight Skatium will host an all night skate event for New Year’s eve this year. Admission for the all night event is $25, and includes New Year’s hats and party favors, and a balloon drop at midnight.
Whiskey 101, formerly The Electric Cowboy, is planning a New Year’s Eve party including a giveaway of $2,019 in “cash and prizes,” a balloon drop, and champagne toast at midnight.