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We’re Sharing 20 of Our Favorite Places to Ring in New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Across San Diego!

Written By: Nadine Blanco San Diego New Years Eve Events

If you’re not quite sure how to spend New Year’s Eve in San Diego, then LOCALE has got you covered. There are plenty of fantastic dinners to indulge in and NYE parties to rage at all across San Diego County. From family-friendly parties in North County to throwback parties in the city, there’s no doubt that you’ll be saying “hasta la vista” to 2018 in an unforgettable way. 2019 will be here before you know it, so you don’t want to miss out on these end-of-the-year bashes!

San Diego New Years Eve Events

Euphoric Haze Celebration at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

If the new year makes you nostalgic for the past, then you’ll want to swing on over to New Year’s Eve at the Lafayette Hotel! Their Euphoric Haze Celebration takes you back to Peace, Love & Music of the ‘60s as you dance your way through The Factory, The Groovy Twist and The Lava Underground—all three totally and uniquely-themed rooms! Make sure to book your reservations for the dinner show in The Lava Underground where you can enjoy entertainment from Finest City Improv and a decadent meal. Afterward, dance the night away to the rad music lineup!

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
619.296.2101

San Diego New Years Eve Events

Enjoy an Amazing Vintage NYE Circus at Harrah’s Resort Southern California

New Year’s Eve is definitely going to be Funner at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, which will be transformed into the ultimate vintage circus. Throughout the casino floor, you will see circus acts, treats like mini-churro donuts and cotton candy, and other exciting surprises. Up the ante with the Mayor’s Millions drawings and hourly drawings for $100,000. When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll want to be on the casino floor for the epic balloon drop!

Harrah’s Resort Southern California
777 Harrah’s Rincon Way
Funner, CA 92082
760.751.3100

San Diego New Years Eve Events

Toast to a Five-Course Countdown Dinner at KITCHEN 1540

Join KITCHEN 1540 on New Year’s Eve as you count down the night with their five-course “countdown” dinner menu! KITCHEN 1540 is putting things in reverse, starting you off with course FIVE all the way down to ONE (don’t worry, it ends in dessert). Each course is paired with a special type of wine as you nosh on delicious bites such as oysters, lobster tail, duck and more.

KITCHEN 1540
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
858.793.6460

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Get Jazzy for a Vintage New Year’s Eve at L’Auberge Del Mar

Take things back to the Jazz Age for a Vintage New Year’s Eve at L’Auberge Del Mar. The Living Room will be transformed into a collective space where you can dance to a live jazz band, sip on craft cocktails and nibble on snazzy small bites. You’re going to love their Vol au Vent station and of course, what’s any occasion if there wasn’t a decadent dessert bar?!

L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
858.259.1515

 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at The Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Hotel is throwing a fabulous fiesta to ring in 2019! Celebrate in style at the impeccable Westgate, where there will be a buffet dinner complete with cocktails, a champagne toast and DJ Julio De La Huerta to soundtrack your entire night. If you’re staying the night (or down to come back), join the Westgate for their New Year’s Day Brunch with bottomless champagne, bloody mary’s and margaritas.

The Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.238.1818

 

Dance the Night Away and Enjoy Brunch at TOWER23

Enjoy dinner then dance your way into 2019 along the beach at Tower23 Hotel in Pacific Beach. The night’s festivities will take place at JRDN, where by morning you can indulge in sinful sticky buns or biscuits and gravy for TOWER23’s New Year’s Day Brunch. In that case, you might as well stay the night. Good thing they have room and party packages to suit your overnight needs (and by that we mean snoozing, of course!).

TOWER23 Hotel
723 Felspar St
San Diego, CA 92109
858.270.2323

 

Gourmet Eats and Cozy Ambiance Await at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge

Treat yourself to an impeccable meal to top off 2018 at A.R. Valentien. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson will be whipping up an unforgettable gala prix fixe five-course meal and you can enjoy the whole thing from the exquisite A.R. Valentien restaurant at The Lodge at Torrey Pines on New Year’s Eve from 5-10 p.m.

A.R. Valentien
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.777.6635

 

Cruise Into 2019 Via the Bahia Belle at the Bahia Resort Hotel

Cruise into 2019 aboard the Bahia Belle as part of Bahia Resort Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Package! In addition to overnight accommodations, you’ll get to dance the night away on Bahia’s legendary Mississippi-style sternwheeler as it makes its way around Mission Bay. There will be an appetizer buffet, a cash bar and a champagne toast at midnight.

Bahia Resort Hotel
998 W Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
858.488.0551

 

Dance All Night at the NYE Bash and NYE Gala at Viejas Casino & Resort

Viejas Casino & Resort has two epic New Year’s Eve events you don’t want to miss out on. Their NYE Gala in the Oak Ballroom includes dinner and an open bar. Drink and dance all night, then head over to the NYE Bash at the Park at Viejas. Watch the ball drop at midnight and then top it all off with an amazing fireworks display! Tickets to the NYE Gala includes entry to the NYE Bash, but you can purchase tickets just for Bash if you like.

Viejas Casino & Resort
5000 Willows Rd
Alpine, CA 91901
619.445.5400

 

Wine and Dine on Coronado at These Restaurants

Maretalia Ristorante

 

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If Coronado is more your scene, then you’ll want to check out the delicious NYE menus at some of the island’s best offerings. A delectable three-course Italian meal awaits you at Maretalia, where Executive Chef Ronnie Schwandt is serving up a Chestnut Tagliatelle you need to taste once in your life.

Maretalia Ristorante
1300 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.0946

 

LeRoy’s Kitchen + Lounge

 

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If you’re in the mood for some home-grown fare, then Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge will have a three-course menu that includes Sherry Braised Short Rib.

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge
1015 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.437.6087

 

El Roy’s Tequila Bar + Kitchen

 

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For a party and a feast, you can kick back at El Roy’s Tequila Bar + Kitchen. The eatery will be serving up an unlimited taco bar and $5 margaritas! Cheers to that!

El Roy’s Tequila Bar + Kitchen
1201 1st St, Ste 115
Coronado, CA 92118
619.537.0195

 

Bring the Family to a NYE Speakeasy Bash at The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

 

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The Sheraton and the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa are teaming up for a New Year’s Eve event that the whole family can enjoy. Their New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Bash will take place at The Westin Carlsbad. Dress up like it’s the Roaring ‘20s for the costume contest and get your grub on at the buffet dinner. While the adults top off the night with drinks and desserts, kids will be preoccupied with the Kids Party Zone that includes a video game room and other fun activities!

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.827.2800

Celebrate NYE Sky High at Stake Chophouse & Bar

 

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An opulent dining experience is what you’ll get if you have your NYE dinner at Stake Chophouse & Bar on Coronado. The three-course prix fixe menu created by Executive Chef Andrew Kedziora includes highlights like Seared Scallops and Maine Lobster, as well as a champagne toast. Make things truly indulgent by opting for their Sky High, New Year’s Eve experience where you can dine under the stars and by the fire with a bottle of Dom Perignon.

Stake Chophouse & Bar
1309 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.0077

 

Celebrate the New Year’s Countdown Party at The Whiskey House

If whiskey is your go-to libation, then you might as well welcome 2019 at The Whiskey House’s New Year’s Countdown Party. In addition to the country’s largest selection of whiskeys and an endless list of craft cocktails, you’ll also get to enjoy a dinner buffet, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. DJ Kien will be there to soundtrack the night and couches or tables will be available with bottle service.

The Whiskey House
420 Third Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.546.6289

 

Get Dolled Up for New Year’s Eve Glamour at Provisional Kitchen

Head on over to Provisional Kitchen for some New Year’s Eve Glamour! Ring in the new year at a sophisticated dinner party complete with a celebratory toast and music. The 6 p.m. seating will include a three-course prix fixe dinner, while the 9 p.m. seating will offer a four-course dinner.

Provisional Kitchen
425 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.738.7300

 

Sip Bubbly at New Year’s Eve Glitz at Fifth & Rose

 

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There will be lots of bubbly at the New Year’s Eve Glitz celebration at Fifth & Rose. Dance the night away and then countdown to midnight with DJ Geno. The $35 cover will include all the champagne you’ll need to ring in the new year, as well as a Moët Champagne Vending Machine Coin!

Fifth & Rose
550 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.738.7050

 

Savor a Feast Fit for New Years at The Marine Room

If having a memorable meal is your ideal way to ring in the new year, then you’ll want to get your gourmet grub on at The Marine Room. Dine in elegance on Wagyu Beef and lobster tail off their five-course New Year’s Eve Menu. You’ll be in good company too since you’ll be serenaded by the exquisite Whitney Shay Band.

The Marine Room
2000 Spindrift Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.459.7222

 

Cheers to a Low Life NYE Party at Hundred Proof

If you’re looking for something a little less uppity and a lot more laid back, then the Low Life NYE Party at Hundred Proof is the spot. Sponsored by Brown Forman, your New Year’s Eve at this shindig will include a cornhole tournament, a Low Life photo booth, Old Forester cocktails in red Solo cups and Jello shots. No occasion is more deserving of the “Champagne of Beers,” which is why there will be a High Life toast at midnight.  

Hundred Proof
4130 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103
619.501.6404

 

TRUST Us, You Need This NYE Dinner at TRUST Restaurant

Those who want to just get a deliciously worth-it bite in their bellies before a night out will want to make reservations at TRUST Restaurant on Park. Their mainstay shareable plates and some celebratory craft cocktails will be available on New Year’s Eve in the evening from 5-10 p.m. You won’t want to miss out on the East Coast Scallops or the Maple Pecan Crème Brulee!

TRUST Restaurant
3752 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103
619.795.6901