New Year’s in North Park
New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights in the bar and restaurant industry, and if you’re like us, you haven’t planned out your last night of 2015. We’ve gathered all of the hottest spots to hit in North Park, whether you want to enjoy a nice prix-fixe meal at a local restaurant, or you want to pop champagne and dance the night away with your closest friends. North Park is always a lively area on any given weekend, but for New Year’s the energy is bound to be next level.
Executive Chef Matt Gordan is well known in the North Park community, and his talented staff have created a delicious and savory three course menu to select from. The menu selection is unique and refined, perfect for a celebratory dinner to end the year! Indulge in duck prosciutto or lobster bisque to get your meal started, and work your way into a roasted wild king salmon or winter vegetable terrine. End your night on a sweet note with a selection of three desserts, including a caramelized apple tart. For only $65, you will choose from a starter, main entree and dessert that will have you in a food coma until 2016! Reservations start at 5:30pm and are currently being accepted for dinner.
Locals know that a great place to get craft beer in North Park is Waypoint Public, but this New Year’s they will be serving a four course prix-fixe menu. Waypoint Public is known for their kid friendly environment for brunch, and that will be no exception for a New Year’s Eve night out. Kids tickets are only $10 for early bird seating. You will also be able to enjoy live music from Manchest Andher. Waypoint Public’s menu consists of a soup/salad option, followed by an appetizer, entree and dessert. Well worth the price of $45 for early bird seating, and $65 for late night seating. A late night dining ticket includes admittance to the after party, party favors, and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year! To reserve, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Smoking Goat was recently voted Open Table’s “Diners’ Choice 2015,” with good reason. This award winning French & American bistro is known for using local, sustainable, and organic ingredients and their New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu is no exception. Appetizers include everything from steak tartare to an endive salad. For an entree you could go with a classic 8 oz. prime strip or try their delicious organic butternut squash ravioli. For dessert, you can choose between a chocolate torte, or strawberry & champagne bavarian. It wouldn’t be New Year’s without some champagne, right? Call 619-955-5295 or visit their website to make a reservation today.
North Park’s first Izakaya restaurant will be offering food and drinks specials all throughout the night to celebrate New Year’s Eve. They will also be offering no cover and a complimentary champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight!
If you’re in the mood to dance and ring in the New Year with a bang, West Coast Tavern is the place for you! Local favorite DJ Dom King will be spinning the hottest beats, all night long to get you moving. Cocktails will be flowing and food will be cooked all throughout the night for order, and the dance floor will be popping. Table reservations will be required starting at 9pm, and will include a champagne toast and party favors! For reservations, email email@example.com or call 619-295-1688.
Who doesn’t love a great theme to really get you into the party mood? Splash Wine Bar will be hosting a roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve party with great food and wine, at an affordable price. You’ll feel like you are traveling through the decades with themed cocktails, finger food and a $10 Splash Card to customize your wine selections. This event is limited to 50 guests, so make sure to get your ticket fast! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-296-0714 to reserve your spot.
New Year’s Eve will be a rocking DJ affair at Bar Pink, with beats from Junior the Discopunk and DJ Vaughn Avakian starting at 9pm. Indulge in their signature cocktails, including the Flirtini, a la Sex and the City, which has vodka, pineapple and champagne. You can never have enough champagne on NYE!
The Office Bar has been providing cocktails and entertainment in North Park since 1948, and New Year’s Eve 2016 will be no exception! Prepare for a night of drinking and dancing at The Office Bar with resident DJ Myson King and Kanye Asada. They’ll be spinning the music, while you bring the dancing!
For all of you whiskey and live music lovers, Seven Grand is the stop for you! Their lineup includes a special New Year’s Eve show with Jimmy Ruelas and guests. Sit back and enjoy some classic rock n’ roll with a glass of bourbon, or a craft whiskey cocktail. Seven Grand always offers free cover, which gives you more money to drink whiskey!
One of the best perks about going out in North Park for New Year’s Eve is the option to stay at The Lafayette Hotel. Recently voted by National Geographic as the best place to stay in “Best Trips of 2016,” The Lafayette Hotel is the perfect solution to avoid drinking and driving on one of the most patrolled nights of the year. They will be hosting “Mystère in the French Quarter,” a lively night of entertainment and silly characters, inspired by New Orleans and the rhythm and blues of the French Quarter. Entertainment includes music from Mr. Tube & The Flying Objects, Miss Erika Davies, Euphoria Brass Band, and many more! The main stage will be held at the VooDoo Lounge, where all of the music and dancing will be taking place. Rooms start at $289 and include two tickets. Book online or call 619-296-2101 to book your reservation today.
With all of these options, there’s no excuse to sit at home for New Year’s Eve. Celebrate 2016 and ring in the New Year in North Park, the best neighborhood in San Diego!