New Year’s Eve is only a few days away. If you still don’t have plans, we have 29 different ways you can ring in the New Year. From champagne towers to white truffles and caviar and a huge list of decadent multi-course meals, we say forget about your New Year’s resolutions and take one last night to indulge in 2015:

Black Eye Coffee CapHill 

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Black Eye Coffee cocktail. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

Where: 3408 Navajo St, Denver

When: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Cost: $50 per person

The Lowdown: Join Black Eye Coffee for all-you-can-drink tiki cocktails, bottomless Lagunitas beer, and a “Champagne Tower,” all to the musical stylings of DJ Patrick Collins. Beverages provided by Lagunitas Brewing, Leopold Bros, Campari, Wild Turkey, Wray and Nephew, Gosling’s, and Camp Viejo. Proceeds will go to Colorado Prostart and the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation


Where: 2500 Larimer St., Denver

When: 5 p.m.- 2 a.m.

The Lowdown: The compact RiNo restaurant, Cart-Driver, will offer specials in additions to its standard menu of wood-fired pizza and oysters including a Black River caviar bar, smoked fish from Rosenbergs Bagels & Delicatessen, raw clams and crudo. Plus Cart-Driver will have $5 glasses of prosecco on tap all day.

Rebel Restaurant

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Rebel restaurant. Photo by Glenn Ross

Where: 3763 Wynkoop St, Denver

When: Open at 5 p.m.

Cost: $85 

The Lowdown:  Rebel restaurant is throwing a heavy metal New Year’s Eve party with a menu featuring its adventurous eats such as whole animal head, pig part of the day and other offal meats, all set to a soundtrack of top punk and metal hits. Tickets available here.

The Post Brewing Company

Where: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette

When: Doors open at 4 p.m.; happy hour 4 – 6 p.m.

The Lowdown: What better way to kick off a night of revelry than with delicious down home cooking including famous fried chicken and award winning beer? Get your comfort food fixing before you dedicate yourself to your New Year’ resolution with a Post Brewing NYE happy hour in Layfatte. To make reservations, please call (303) 593-2066.

Avanti Food & Beverage

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Avanti F&B Patio. Photo by Kyle Cooper

Where: 3200 Pecos St, Denver

When: 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Cost: $70 VIP, no cover GA entry

The Lowdown: Celebrate New Year’s with the new LoHi collective eatery, Avanti Food & Beverage. VIP tickets get you bottomless wells, house beers and wine, and a champagne toast at $70 a pop. Special small plates, as well as, standard menus from all seven restaurants will be available. Attendees will be able to enjoy great views of the city with fireworks from 9 p.m. to midnight from the Avanti patio. Did we mention there’s no cover charge for general admission? Tickets available here

Viand Modern American

Where: 1040 15th St., Denver 

Cost: $65 per person, $80 including wine pairings 

When: Open at 5 p.m.

The Lowdown: Join Executive Chef Victor Mena at the newly opened Viand Modern American for a three-course meal this New Year’s Eve. With an option to add carefully crafted wine pairings, the menu includes a choice of each course. Options are a white velvet soup, arugula & grapefruit salad or risotto bianco to start; a second course of butter poached lobster, grilled leg of lamb or seared duck breast; and a third course of blood orange parfait, cocoa brownie or affogato. 

Denver Union Station 

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Cooper Lounge. Photo by Roman Tafoya

Where: 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver

When: Times vary

The Lowdown: This New Year’s Eve, Denver Union Station will host a huge celebration that will take over all three floors of the entire iconic building. Starting at 9 p.m., the Great Hall will feature dueling DJs until 11:30 p.m. Then a tradition will continue with the opening of the basement speakeasy bar, usually closed off to the public, for a special performance from the Gypsy Swing Style Quartet. The mezzanine Cooper Lounge will also host a celebration with cocktail specials and dinner service. Reservations for the Cooper Lounge can be made online or via phone at 720-460-3738.

The West End Tavern

Where: 926 Pearl St, Boulder

When: Open at 11:30 a.m.

The Lowdown: Travel back to the Roaring Twenties at The West End Tavern’s New Year’s Eve Party. The event will come complete with swingin’ music, champagne and bourbon specials, as well as, a champagne toast at midnight. Costumes are welcomed. For more information and to make reservations, please call (303) 444-3535. 

 Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

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Nocturne Jazz Club. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

Where: 1330 27th St, Denver

When: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. for early seatings, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. for late seatings 

Cost: Early seatings for $95 per person. Late seatings $105 per person, which will also include a champagne toast at midnight. Bar and general admission are $45 a person. 

The Lowdown: To celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club will offer a special four-course menu to the musings of a live performance of The Henry Butler Trio. Dinner will kick-off with a glass of bubbles followed by oysters three ways; lobster bisque and carrot cream; braised pork belly in red wine risotto; pear tart with rosemary apricot crème anglaise. Additional options are also available. For reservations, call (303) 295-3333. Tickets can be purchased here


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Cocktail from Mizuna. Photo by Camille Breslin.

Where: 225 E 7th Ave, Denver

When: Open at 5 p.m.

Cost: $140 per person, $225 per person paired with wine

The Lowdown: Give 2015 a proper send off with a decadent meal from Mizuna. The established Governor’s Park restaurant from top chef Frank Bonanno will host a five-course meal that includes a choice of chorizo braised octopus or mixed baby greens lavash; lamb confit chasseur or basil laminated ravioli; seared rare tuna or slow roasted Atlantic salmon; Magret duck breast or dry-aged NY strip;  a tasting of cheese finished off with lemon gateau or milk chocolate torte.

OAK at fourteenth

Where: 1401 Pearl St, Boulder

When: 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Cost: $90 per person

The Lowdown: Visit OAK Restaurant in Boulder, the sister restaurant to Acorn at the Source, for an evening complete with a prix-fixe menu. Courses will include oysters, Foie gras, celery root soup, King Crab risotto, seared scallops and raspberry-Champagne sorbet. For reservation, call (303) 444-3623. 


Luca. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Luca. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Where: 711 Grant St, Denver

When: Open at 5 p.m.

Cost: $95 per person, $170 a person paired with wine

The Lowdown: Cozy up with the one you love with a multi-course Italian menu from Luca. This year’s dinner will start off with oysters on the half shell followed by guest selected items including steelhead trout crudo or Foie gras terrine; spinach ricotta gnudi or grilled prawns; Lobster fra Diavolo or taleggio agnolotti; grilled Hawaiian tuna or grilled veal tenderloin; finished with their famous house-made burrata and a chocolate caramel torta. 

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Dessert at Jax’s photo by Camille Breslin.

Where: 1539 17th St, Denver

When: Doors open at 4 p.m.; happy hour 4 – 6 p.m.

The Lowdown: Kick off your New Year’s Eve party with some delicious seafood at Jax Fish House. Chef Sam Pepper will be serving up a variety of NYE dinner specials, fusing fresh seafood and Colorado garden veggies at the Downtown location. Similar dinner specials will be offered at its Boulder, Fort Collins and Glendale locations. Its regular menu will also be available. For more information and to make reservations please call (303) 292-5767. 

Zolo Grill

Where: 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

Cost: $55 per person 

The Lowdown: Start the countdown to the New Year at Zolo Grill with a special five-course dinner. Chef Clint Myers will be serving up some Latin-inspired dishes including pork cheek empanadas, firecracker prawns, ancho chili shrimp bisque, duck confit and butter lettuce salad, grilled flatiron steak, crispy Colorado striped bass, spicy red velvet cake, and pumpkin fry bread. Zolo’s regular dinner menu will also be available. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information and to make reservations please call (303) 449-0444.

Lola Mexican Fish House

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Cocktail at LOLA. Photo by Camille Breslin.

Where:, 1575 Boulder Street, Denver

When: Festivities start at 7 p.m.

The Lowdown: Join Lola for a special  New Year’s Eve pre-party party. Chef Kevin Grossi will be cooking up seafood specials in addition to a full dinner menu. There will be live music from 7 – 10 p.m. and a complimentary “East Coast toast” at 10 p.m. with shots of Lola’s barrel rested tequila. Reservations are not required, but they are strongly encouraged. For more information and to make reservations, please call (720) 570-8686. 


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Tamayo. Photo by Camille Breslin

Where: 1400 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $69 per person 

The Lowdown: Celebrate New Year’s with modern Mexican cuisine and cocktails at Tamayo on the historic Larimer Square. Along with a special champagne toast, its three-course New Year’s Eve menu includes one from each of the following categories:

  •      First Course: Roasted beet salad, braised lamb, chile relleno seafood, scallops, braised pork quesadillas or butternut squash soup
  •      Second Course: Lobster & shrimp, marinated pork, pan seared Chilean sea bass, lamb shank, tampiquena
  •      Third Course: Empanada de platano, tres leches bread pudding, pastel de chocolate

Reservations required, please call 720-946-1433 or visit

beast + bottle

Where: 719 E. 17th Ave, Denver

The Lowdown: This New Years Eve, Uptown’s beast + bottle will offer its regular a la carte menu, along with menu specials. Guests will be welcomed with a free glass of bubbles with dinner and optional wine pairings by JP Taylor. Each table will be decorated with festive New Year’s Eve accessories, including noisemakers. 


 The Nickel

The Nickel. Photo courtesy of Hotel Teatro

The Nickel. Photo courtesy of Hotel Teatro

Where: Hotel Teatro, 1100 14th St, Denver

When: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

Cost: $65 or $95 per person 

The Lowdown: Hotel Teatro’s The Nickel will celebrate New Year’s Eve with exclusive tasting menus. For $65 per person, you’ll receive a five-course menu featuring steak tartare; artichoke soup with truffle puree; 7X NY steak with bone marrow emulsion and flexible white chocolate cake. For an extra $30, you can upgrade to a nine-course menu that also includes Foie gras; octopus with eel sauce; and pork belly and pork loin. For reservations, call (720) 889-2128.


Where: 3601 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

The Lowdown: As if New Years wasn’t enough of a reason to celebrate, the holiday also falls on Basta’s six year anniversary. Help Basta celebrate with a special menu that includes delicacies such as white truffles, caviar, and bottarga that can be added to items from its regular menu for a touch of decadence. For reservations, call (303) 997-8775.

Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge

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Baur’s Listening Lounge. Photo courtesy of Baur’s

Where: 1512 Curtis St., Denver

When: 5 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. 

Cost: $75 per person (plus a $20 cover charge for guests who are not dining at Baur’s but want to enjoy the music) 

The Lowdown: This special evening the Baur’s will begin with a five-course tasting menu for dinner with live music from the Terri Jo Jenkins Quartet.Then starting at 8 p.m., there will be a Masquerade Ball complete with complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.  Reservations are requested. For more information, visit its website.


 Restaurants Open on New Year’s Day


Guard and Grace

What: Regular a la carte menu, with special

Where: 1803 California St, Denver, CO 80202

When:  5:00 – 11:00 p.m.

For reservations, call (303) 293-8502 

Los Chingones Downtown + DTC

What: Regular a la carte menu, with special

Where: 2461 Larimer St Denver (Downtown), 4961 South Newport St, Denver (DTC)

When:  11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Downtown); 4:30 – 10:15 p.m. (DTC)

For reservations, call (303) 295-0688 (downtown); (303) 567-4260 (DTC)


What: Regular a la carte menu, with special

Where:2463 Larimer St #101, Denver

When:  5 – 1:00 p.m.

For reservations, call (303) 297-3542


What: Regular a la carte menu, with special

Where:1443 Larimer St, Denver

When:  5 – 11:00 p.m.

For reservations, call (303) 996-9987

TAG Burger Bar, TAG Burger Bar (Sunnyside)

What: Regular a la carte menu, with special

Where:1220 Madison St, Denver; 3760 Lipan St, Denver (Sunnyside)

When:  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

For reservations, call (303) 736-2261; (303) 736-2260 (Sunnyside)

Palettes at the Denver Art Museum

What: A la carte brunch, serving bottomless mimosas, Grand Marnier French toast, shrimp and blue crab cake Benedict and more.

Where: 100 W 14th Ave Parkway, Denver

When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For reservations, call (303) 534-1455.

The West End Tavern

What: New Year’s Day Chili Cook Off and Football Specials

Where: 926 Pearl St, Boulder

For more information and to make reservations, please call (303) 444-3535.

Zolo Grill

What: New Year’s Day brunch

Where: 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

When: Brunch 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Dinner 3 – 9 p.m.

For more information and to make reservations, please call (303) 449-0444.


What: New Year’s Day bottomless brunch, the perfect hangover cure. Unlimited small plates and free flowing cocktails for $39

Where: 1400 Larimer St, Denver

When: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Happy hour menu available from 2 – 7 p.m and dinner menu beginning at 5 p.m.

Reservations required, please call 720-946-1433 or visit


Article by Brittany Werges with contributions from Kristy Gustafson.