Best New Year's Eve Spots

Looking to start 2015 off with a bang? Minneapolis has everything you need to start this year off right. Between the exciting nightlife, timeless concerts, and phenomenal theaters, you'll be making Minneapolis your first choice for many New Year's Eve celebrations to come.

Traveling with family? No worries, Minneapolis has great family-friendly restaurants, entertainment and hotels to accommodate your stay.

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Nightclubs

New Year's Eve Inferno: Three Levels of Themed Entertainment

Where: Union Rooftop
When: December 31st. 9pm.
About It: The ambitiously themed NYE event will feature all three levels of Union Restaurant fully decked out to fit the event theme "Inferno: Heaven & Hell NYE." The basement nightclub REV will be themed as Hell, the main level, Union Workshop, as Purgatory, and the Rooftop as Heaven. Each space will have costumed staff. Dinner packages are available.

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Crystal Ball, International Market Square NYE 2015

Where: International Market Square
When: 8pm-2am
Price: General Admission - $40, VIP - $80
What They Have: Live music, Valet and coat check, Shuttle service to Downtown and Uptown, VIP levels featuring food bottle service sky lounge and more.

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Party Like a Rock Bass-Masquerade Ball 

Where: Stella's Fish Cafe
When: 10pm-2am
Price: $60 Preorder, $100 At Door
What They Have: Open bar all you can drink, Midnight balloon drop, Live DJ, Lights and dance, Heated rooftop and patio, food buffet starting at 11:00pm.

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First Avenue's Naughty New Year's Eve 

Where: 7th Street Entry 
When: 8pm-2am
Price: $20 Pre-order
What They Have: Live music from DJ Shannon Blowtorch & Sophia Eris as Tawst. Hosted by Lizzo

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New Year's Eve: Cabaret

Where: The Pourhouse
When: December 31st. 8pm-2am
Price: $85 (includes premium open bar all night) $99 (after Christmas)
What They Have: New Year's Eve Cabaret will offer live music, DJs, pyrotechnics, cabaret dancers, aerialists, champagne and confetti-lots of confetti! 

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Make Believe It's NYE Bash

Where: Pourhouse
When: Jan. 4th 9pm-2am
Price: No Cover. $40 all you can drink
What They Have: Make believe it's NYE will be featuring the 11th annual SIN Awards by TCNC

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"Chateau Marmont"

Where: Tangiers
When: 9pm-2am
Price: $20
What They Have: Vintage Hollywood attire is encouraged, complimentary champagne toast at midnight. VIP bottle service available.

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NYE Carnival 2015

Where: Muse Event Center
When: Doors open for VIP 8pm9pm-2am
Price: $35+
What They Have: Rio De Janiero inspired, live music, aerialists, costumes.

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Bubble Ball

Where: W Minneapolis - The Foshay
When: 9pm-2am
Price: $20
What They Have: Live music, dance floor, drink specials, VIP bottle service.

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Dance in the New Year with Benny & Maud

Where: Parma 8200
When: December 31st
Price: $70 per person
About It: 3 course dinner and music from Maud Hixson and Benny Weinbeck Band. Dinner reservations are available in the restaurant or in the Atrium. 

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New Year's Eve Victory Gala 

Where: Promenade Ballroom, The Saint Paul Hotel
When: December 31st. 
Price: $90 General Admission, $1,200 VIP Table Package.
About It: Benefiting the Diaper Drive. Cocktail Reception at 5:30pm, Casino Play, Sit Down Dinner, Champagne Toast. Black Tie Optional

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Concerts

The Current Presents New Year's Eve 2014 with Brandi Carlile

Where: Varsity Theater
When: 8pm Doors Open, 9:30 Music
Price: $100 General Admission, $200 VIP
What VIP Has: Early Entry into the Venue, Pre-Show Appetizer Reception, Mezzanine Access, and Limited Edition Lithograph. VIP includes Soundcheck Party with Meet & Greet. 

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Foreigner New Year's Eve 2014

Where: Treasure Island Resort and Casino
When: 9pm
Price: $70-$80
About It: Don't miss your chance to see this electrifying band live! Get your tickets now to see Foreigner rock in the new year live at Treasure Island on Wednesday, December 31. 

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Theater

Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol

Where: New Century Theatre
When: Through Jan 4th. Times ranging from 3pm to 8:30pm
Price: $24+
About It: A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol is the SMASH HIT sequel to the award-winning musical comedy, Don't Hug Me.

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The Phantom of the Opera

Where: Orpheum Theatre
When: Through Jan 5th. 
Price: $44+
About It: Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will make its premiere in Minneapolis.

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Brave New Workshop New Year's Improvaganza

Where: Brave New Workshop 
When: December 31st. 11pm
Price: $15
About It:The BNW presents a full show featuring our world famous improvisation with a New Year's twist-party favors, drink specials, and a BNW-style midnight countdown. Please note-seating for New Year's Eve Improvaganza is General Admission.

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Entertainment

Comedy Suitcase's Rockin New Year's Afternoon

Where: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
When: 5pm, 7pm
Price: $12-14 Adults, $8 Kids 12-Under
About It: Ring in the New Year and still be home in time for bed with this family friendly early bird countdown.

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Twerking Around the Christmas Tree 

Where: Brave New Workshop
When: November 15th- January 31st
Price: $18-36
About It: The Brave New Workshop's holiday show is a cherished annual event for those most likely to wind up on the 'naughty' list. With "Twerking Around the Christmas Tree," the BNW sticks out its tongue at tradition with a hilarious take on the delights and dilemmas of the holiday season.

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Noon Year's Eve Party

Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
When: December 31 and January 1, 11am-1pm
Price: Free
About It: A family event to ring in the "Zoo" year so fun, we've decided to do it twice! Join us on December 31 and January 1 for a special Noon Year's Party.  Noon Year's offers family-friendly entertainment by the Radio Disney Party Patrol on December 31 & Kids Dance on January 1. We'll have noise-maker making, special animal enrichment, zoo keeper talks, Story Time and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling.

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The Year in Denial: The Scrimshaw Brother's New Year's Eve Comedy Extravaganza!

Where: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
When: 9pm, 11pm
Price: $15-20
About It: Laugh in the New Year with sketch, stand-up, and improv comedy.

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"Fantasia" Queer New Year's Eve 2015

Where: Mill City Nights 
When: 9pm 
Price: $22-$142
About It: Hosted by burlesque star and local darling Sweetpea & her foul-mouthed drag queen cousin from the South, Kaiser Colonic. Starring special guest DJ Quantum & DJ Duo Butch Dandy.

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Sawyer Brown Concert

Where: Mystic Lake Showroom
When: 7pm
Price: $52+

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A Very Pippi New Year

Where: Landmark Center's F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
When: December 31st. 7:30pm
Price: $25 advance/ $30 door
About It: Acclaimed Jazz artist, Pippi Ardennia will be joined by Patricia Lacy-Aiken and Judi Gronseth to perform selections from the Great American Song Book, Motown and more. 

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The Shout House

New Year’s At The Top Of Your Lungs!

Where: The Shout House
When: 5pm-2am
Price: $50/person
What They Have: Private dinner buffet, guaranteed seating for the entire night, award winning Dueling pianos from 6pm to close, & free champagne toast at midnight

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Restaurants

Martini & Olive in NYE Boogie Countdown

Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
When: 6pm
Price: $99
About It: Including dinner at 6pm. The show will start at 8:15pm. 

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Hell's Kitchen New Years Eve

A Week Of Hell... And More!

Where: Hell's Kitchen
When: Dec. 31st - Jan 7th
Price: Varies
About It: New Year's Eve Dinner, New Year's Eve Dance Party and First ever HK National Bloody Mary Week celebration Jan 1-7.

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Basil's New Year's Eve Special 

Where: Basil's Restaurant
When: December 31st
About It: Locally infused Four Course Dinner created by Executive Chef Tim Kovacs. $49 per person including complimentary self parking in the IDS ramp

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Buca di Beppo Restaurant New Year's Eve 

Where: Buca di Beppo (Downtown Minneapolis)
When: December 31st-January 1st
About It: New Year's Eve dinner will be served all night for a festive, family-friendly experience. 

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New Year's Eve Dinner at Marin

Where:Marin Restaurant & Bar
When: December 31st
Price: $150 per person 
About It:5 course wine-paired chef's dinner for 2. Prepared by Executive Chef Mike Rakun. Seating at 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm. Reservations Required.

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New Year's Prix Fixe Dinner

Where: CRAVE Restaurant
When: December 31st
Price: $89 per couple
About It: Enjoy a special four course dinner at CRAVE from their spcial NYE menu.

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Workshop Dinner: The Last Supper of 2014/Union Rooftop Dinner: Gluttony

Where: Union Restaurant 
When: December 31st
Price:The Last Supper of 2014: $80. Gluttony Dinner: $60.
About It: Enjoy two different dinner options on NYE at Union Restaurant. Head to Workshop for The Last Supper of 2014, or head to the rooftop for a dinner of Gluttony. 

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Hotels

New Year's Eve Package

Where: Ramada Plaza Minneapolis
When: December 31st; Entertainment begins at 8:30pm
About It: The Classic Big Band and the Nostalgics Vocal Quartet will be swinging in the New Year in our Minnesota Grand Ballroom on December 31st. Join us for an evening of entertainment, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight.

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New Year's Eve Family Fun Package

Where: The Depot Renaissance Hotel
When: December 31st
About It: This package includes a one night stay, free parking, continental breakfast buffet, four passes to the indoor skating rink as well as access to the Children Fun Room and arcade.

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New Year's Eve Bash #5

Where: DoubleTree Hilton Hotel - Bloomington
When:
December 31st
About It:
Package features entertainment by Lamont Cranston, The Jimmys, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Includes 2 tickets, accomodations, dinner buffet, champagne toast, breakfast buffet and late check-out.

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New Year's Eve Party Package

Where: Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
When:
December 31st
About It:
Celebrate NYE in style. Package includes rate from $349 per night, two cocktails from D'Amico Kitchen or Eden Ice Chamber, overnight valet parking. Benny Weinbeck Jazz Quartet, Sid and Nancy's Rooftop Lounge party, complimentary champagne toast.

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