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Emilie Stooksbury

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New Years Eve in the Scruffy City!

It happened again. Our eyes got dry, we finally caved and blinked, and 💥WHAM💥 it’s already the end of 2021. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be too busy stuffing your face with cookies to form any plans the week after Christmas – SO we’re giving you the NYE lowdown early this year! This list will continue to be updated as more events get announced, but in the meantime, here’s what do in Knoxville on New Year’s Eve:


⭐️ Simpl in South Knoxville is hosting their annual New Years Eve Dinner again this year! Grab a few friends and enjoy a delicious and locally-sourced five course dinner. Check out the menu and snag your tickets here!

🌟 Vida is also hosting a 5 course tasting menu on December 31st! Reserve your seat at one of three different time slots right here.

⭐️ Not to be outdone, the ever-stylish and delicious Babalu is hosting their own prix fixe dinner on NYE! You can even get a special wine pairing, ooh lala. Snag your seats here!


⭐️  Pour Taproom is hosting a Studio 54 party! As they say, “Grab your dancing shoes, put on those gold hot pants, and polish that disco ball because this is gonna be the event of the new year!” They’ll have a DJ, plenty of NYE-worthy performances like drag performers and aerial artists, and a champagne toast at midnight. Ooh👏La👏La👏 Grab your tickets here!

🌟 Radius Rooftop Lounge is hosting a rooftop party starting at 9pm. Tickets are $30/person and can be purchased at the front desk of Embassy Suites downtown starting at 9am on December 31st!

⭐️ The Old City clubs are coming together to host a NYE Pub Crawl again this year! Your wristband will get you into Hanna’s, Old City Sports Bar, Wagon Wheel, and Southbound. Grab yours in advance here!

🌟 If clubs aren’t exactly up your alley, join the “club.” 😉 Thankfully, Pretentious Beer Co. just down the street is hosting a silent disco starting at 9pm. They’ll have three different DJs, delicious beer, and the chance to welcome in the new year from the Old City! Tickets are $20/person and can be bought right here.

⭐️ Back in South Knoxville, Hi-Wire Brewing Co. is putting on their own party! They’ll be spinning all vinyl sets of of soul, disco, house, world beats, electro swing, and electronica – and not one, not two, but three drag shows! Get a discount on the cover by grabbing tickets in advance here!

🌟 Worlds Fair Park is truly the place to be in the Scruffy City starting at 9pm. They’ll have food trucks, free activities, DJs, live music, and most importantly – a ball drop from the Sunsphere at midnight!


⭐️ Knox Brew Hub is here for all you Enneagram 9s out there. They’ll be hosting their second annual Fake New Year’s Countdown and Champagne (of beers) Toast at the party-animal time of 8pm. A little late for a school night? Sure, but it’s okay to have a little fun sometimes too 😉

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