Spirit of Philadelphia Holiday 2017 Leaderboard

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2017 in Philadelphia

by Jessie Donofrio on Dec 27, 2017 in Roundups
 
2017 is finally almost over — and to anyone who may have found a way to clumsily stumble through this year of doom, cheers to you. Raise a glass (or 10) in the air on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2018.
 
Guests can enjoy a decadent New Year’s Eve tasting dinner divided into two seatings at this Center City spot. The first seating is a four course meal for $65 from 5 PM-7:30 PM. The second seating is a five course meal for $85 from 9 PM-10:30 PM, which includes a champagne toast at midnight.  Call the restaurant at 215-454-6529 to make a reservation. (1901 Chestnut St.)
 
Watch the fireworks from one of the best spots, on the ice at the RiverRink! Purchase tickets in advance for $40 with skating and $30 without, all tickets include food, games and live music in the Lodge. Fireworks shows are at 6 PM and midnight. (121 N Columbus Blvd.)
 
Enjoy a special chef’s tasting menu filled with lots of delicious meats at this Center City restaurant. The three course dinner costs $65 and if you want to stay from 10 PM-1 AM add on the open bar package for another $65. Make your reservations here. (2034 Chestnut St.)
 
Spend your New Year’s Eve in Center City enjoying crisp ciders and a hearty meal. $55 will get you a four course prix-fixe meal with an optional $20-$25 cider, beer or wine pairing. Seatings are between 5 PM-10 PM, call the restaurant at 267-761-5582 to make a reservation. (1500 Locust St.)
 
City Tap House (Logan and University City)
Party the night away at your local City Tap House. General admission tickets are $79.95 and include an open bar from 9 PM-1 AM, a light buffet, party favors, giveaways, a DJ and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP tickets are $94.95 and include GA perks plus VIP entry, one hour early admission with hors d’oeuvres and a special VIP room with private bar and food. VIP Reserved tickets are $5 more and include reserved seating for groups of four or more, cocktail service and a bottle of champagne. Purchase tickets for the Logan location here and University City here. (2 Logan Sq. & 3925 Walnut St.)
 
There’s something for everyone at Dim Sum House in University City. For $35 enjoy a five course dinner with a complimentary champagne toast. For just $35 add four cocktails to the mix. Just interested in partying? From 10 AM-2 AM enjoy a $50 open bar and DJ at the restaurant. Call (215) 921-5377 to book. (3939 Chestnut St.)
 
Dine on either four or six courses at this Queen Village restaurant. Four courses cost $75 with an optional $30 wine pairing, and six courses cost $100 with an optional $45 wine pairing. If you chose the six course option, Ela will include a complementary bottle of champagne per couple. Call the restaurant at 267-687-8512 to reserve a spot. (627 S 3rd St.)
 
Savor a delicious menu of Asian delicacies paired with hand crafted cocktails at Jane G’s on New Year’s Eve. The four course tasting menu is $80 and includes four cocktails and an optional $10 lobster add-on. Seatings are from 5 PM-10 PM, call the restaurant at 215-563-8800 to book. (1930 Chestnut St.)
 
Looking for a little danger this NYE? A five course dinner awaits at this post-apocalyptic restaurant and VR lounge. The special dinner will only set you back $65 and is being served from 5 PM-9 PM. The bar will be open until 12 AM with a DJ and free champagne toast at midnight. (1000 Frankford Ave.)
 
Follow your Drag Dreams at this Center City taco spot on New Year’s Eve. General admission tickets include the show, first two rounds of drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres. VIP tickets are $100 and include the show, table reservation, taco dinner and tequila service. Doors open at 8 PM with the drag show performances beginning at 9 PM. Purchase tickets online here. (1516 Sansom St.)
 
Enjoy a Greek feast at Opa on New Year’s Eve with courses including options like hanger steak, lamb shops and Mediterranean fish. $55 per person with an optional $25 wine pairing. Don’t need dinner? Stop by for a late night DJ and free toast at midnight. Call the restaurant at 215-545-0170 to reserve a spot. (1311 Sansom St.)
 
Start your NYE off right with buck a shuck happy hour from 5 PM-7 PM at the bar at Oyster House. Continue the night with a four course menu for $65 including courses like oysters, caviar, lobster and a champagne toast! Call 215-567-7683 to reserve. (1516 Sansom St.)
 
An Italian delight awaits at Panorama in the Penn’s View Hotel in Old City. They’ll be offering three seatings: 3:30-4:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 9 PM. The first two seatings cost $65 per person for a three course menu and the third seating costs $95 for a four course menu and complimentary sparkling toast at midnight. Firework shows on the Delaware are viewable from the restaurant. Make a reservation here. (14 N Front St.)
 
Countdown the New Year 51 stories high at Philly’s tallest beer garden. Tickets for the night cost $79 and include a three hour open bar from 9 PM-12 AM, terrific views of the fireworks, party favors, charcuterie, a dessert spread including and a champagne toast at midnight. Party ends at 1 AM, buy tickets in advance here. (1717 Arch St.)
 
Can’t make it to Vegas this NYE? Don’t worry because Square 1682 is bringing Vegas to Philly with their lavish three course dinner and live musical entertainment. The prix-fixe meal is $65 and has seatings from 5:30 PM-11 PM and includes a welcome class of champagne and a midnight toast. Entertainment starts at 9 PM in the lounge with songs by egas icons like Sinatra. Reserve your spot here. (121 S 17th St.)
 
What better way to begin a new year than with a free champagne toast, drink specials and no cover fees! During the Eagles game enjoy specials like $2.50 Miller High Lifes and Lites, $4 Dallas Sucks, $4 Founders, and 1/2 priced wings. (2400 S 19th St.)
 
Headhouse Square’s southern-inspired bar is hosting a Masquerade Party from 9 PM-1 AM.
The night includes live music from the Mikey Junior Band and burlesque performances throughout the evening. Tickets for the show are $20 and VIP tickets are $125 and are redeemable for $125 in food and beverages and include table service and reserved seats for the party. Buy your tickets online here. (509 S 2nd St.)
 
Ring in the New Year with a $65 four course dinner including dishes like French onion soup, octopus skewers, filet and lemon pound cake. From 10 PM-1 AM you can also enjoy a three hour premium open bar with free hors d’oeuvres and a DJ for $65.  Call 215-790-9494 to reserve your spot. (1229 Spruce St.)
 
Celebrate the New Year on Spruce Street with a three hour premium open bar for $55. Your ticket also includes a champagne toast at midnight, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and party favors. Full menu is available until 1 AM. Call 215-627-5200 to reserve your spot. (941 Spruce St.)
 
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