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Best Locations around Boulder, Colorado to Ring in the New Year

No other day on our calendar year carries as much promise as New Year’s Eve. We look forward to it with anticipation – nervous energy bubbling up like a glass of champagne. It’s the day we say farewell to the past year’s triumphs and so long to its burdens. It’s the day that we set our sights on a new beginning, just over the horizon. We want to make New Year’s Eve count and close our chapters with grace, gratitude, and glee. We’ve compiled a list of the best venues to truly make your New Year’s Eve a meaningful night to remember.

Frasca Food & Wine

When: Reservations 5:30pm / Music 7:30pm

There’s never a better occasion than New Year’s Eve to indulge in delicious cuisine. Frasca consistently delights when it comes to mouth-watering dishes and gorgeous wines. This year, the Northern-Italian style restaurant will satisfy diners with a six-course tasting menu and superior wines rarely offered by the glass. More of a champagne drinker on New Year’s Eve? No problem. A champagne cart will make its way through the restaurant all evening long.

St Julien

When: 6:30pm 

If music is your preferred way to celebrate, the St Julien is the place to be. This luxury hotel is bringing Havana and The Big Easy to Pearl Street this year. Three different bands will keep you grooving the entire evening with their unique sounds of funk, jazz and soul. Recharge and refuel with spicy Cuban street food and a Veuve Clicquot ice bar. Dance your way into 2019 at this truly festive New Year’s Eve celebration.

The Kitchen

When: various reservation times available

This Boulder staple is set to host a New Year’s Eve celebration in its upstairs cocktail lounge. The Kitchen’s passion for authenticity graces this event with offerings of seasonal culinary dishes and delightful champagne selections. To complement the delicious fare, DJ Russo will be playing well past the stroke of midnight.

Black Belly Market

When: various reservation times available

This communal atmosphere is the perfect way to make new friends and try locally sourced, artisan crafted dishes. The five-course meal and beverage pairing will surely enthrall you taste buds. The people behind Black Belly are passionate about food and concerned with where it comes from. You are truly eating some of the finest ingredients in the state and won’t be disappointed if you round out 2018 here.

The Bitter Bar

When: 5pm

For a more intimate evening, the cozy space of The Bitter Bar will be just the ticket. Enjoy a laid-back night sipping cocktails artfully crafted by the talented bartenders at this well-loved joint. While no special event is planned, The Bitter Bar is the perfect venue for a personal New Year’s Eve spent with close friends or a loved one.

Hotel Boulderado

When: 8:00pm

This historic haunt is as synonymous with Boulder as the Flatirons framing our picturesque town. If you’re looking for traditional elegance this NYE – look no further. Hotel Boulderado will celebrate its 110th anniversary with the New Year’s Eve Grand Gala. Boulderado offers a varied, decadent dinner buffet menu accompanied by music and dancing. Ring in 2019 under the grand stain-glass ceiling with a champagne toast and balloon drop when the clock strikes midnight.

The Boulder Reservoir

When: New Year’s Day – Registration 11 am / Plunge 12pm

Since 1982, The Boulder Polar Plunge has taken place on New Year’s Day to benefit the American Cancer Society. It also gives Boulderites the opportunity to dip into near freezing water and start the year off with a bang. Plungers will receive a free Avery beer and bragging rights for all of 2019. Spectators can warm up with Caribou coffee or enjoy offerings from a variety of food and beverage vendors.

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