Things To Do in Knoxville on New Years Eve

Experience NYE the Scruffy Way!

The holiday season isn’t complete without a New Years Eve celebration! While we typically fully support celebrating with wine, onesies, and Ryan Seacrest, this year we’re welcoming in a whole new decade. So grab a friend and a party hat because you’re hitting the town to welcome in 2020.

Scroll through the options we’ve found to find the perfect Knoxville NYE experience for you:


This incredible South Knox restaurant opened in 2019 and is clearly ready for 2020. They’re offering an incredible New Year’s Eve dinner (that we at New2Knox will be attending!) Simpl is serving up a delicious three-course dinner with two glasses of champagne or red wine. The cost is $45/person. New2Knox will be at the 8:30 time slot – we’re looking forward to treating our tastebuds on the last night of the decade!

Roaring 2020 NYE with Kitchen 919:

If you want to avoid the craziness of downtown while still enjoying some of the finer things in Knoxville, check out this incredible soiree at Kitchen 919 in Bearden! This event offers a gourmet buffet, live band, dancers, midnight balloon drop, champagne toast, a magician (!!!), theme actors, photo booth, and a post midnight breakfast buffet. Just casually everything you could possibly want. Tickets are $100/person – to purchase call 865-337-5775.

Image by @kitchen919

NYE Pour Taproom:

Pour Taproom is throwing their annual New Years Eve party featuring music by The Atomic Sound, complimentary champagne toast, party favors, fun drink specials, and no cover charge! (No cover on New Years Eve in the Old City is a rare and beautiful find.) We’ve rung in New Years’ past at Pour and can vouch for the great atmosphere!

Market Square:

New York City doesn’t get all the fun on December 31st. We like to get all Times Square-y ourselves and have a ball drop right here in Market Square! There will be fireworks at midnight and music starting at 10pm. Bundle up, grab some hot cocoa or cider, and come enjoy this classic Knoxville event that’s perfect for all ages.

Club LeConte:

This place makes us feel all the fancy NYE vibes. Go get one of the best views in Knoxville (it’s on the top floor of the First Tennessee building) and enjoy a prime rib buffet from 7-9 PM, and an open bar and DJ all night long. Tickets are $115/person – reserve your spot at 865-523-0405. 

Image from Club LeConte by @a_stout_life

Schulz Brau:

Good beer and German food (and pizza) – what more could you want on the last night of the decade? Count down to the New Year at Schulz Bräu with family, friends, and some great drinks! Plus, no cover charge. 


If you haven’t experienced a silent disco, take advantage of this chance! Everyone listens to music in headphones and dances – but take the headphones off and you see a room of people dancing to… nothing. Trust us when we say, it’s a hoot and a half. Multiple DJs will be playing through your headphones, there will be three different channels to choose the music you love, plus “some kind of ball drop” will happen. And word on the street is their beer will have…wait for it… glitter in it. GLITTER. The event starts at 9pm and tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of. 

Cotton Eyed Joe:

If you want to get down to your East Tennessee roots, (or, hey, pretend to have East Tennessee roots) THIS is the place, y’all. We — well mostly our writer Bailey — affectionately describe this place as “Cracker Barrel with Alcohol.” Cotton Eyed Joe will be giving away $5,000 worth of prizes and cash, including gift cards to Dollywood, Anakeesta, Gatlinburg spots, plus Elliots boots, Yeti Coolers, signed guitars, and $500. They’ll also have champagne and balloons dropping at midnight. Howdy, 2020!

Image by @cottoneyedjoeknoxville

Crowne Plaza:

Finally, this swanky hotel is offering two packages on NYE! Both options include a prime rib and seafood buffet, dancing, party favors, champagne, a continental breakfast following the party, and complimentary parking. Their deluxe package is $339 per couple and includes guest room accommodations. Their Dinner and Dance package is $219 per couple and you’ll need to get a ride (or DD) home. For Reservations Call: (865) 522-2600 or visit for more info.

Image by @crowneknox

We hope you have an absolutely swanky and scruffy time welcoming in 2020. Happy New Year, Knoxville!

Article by Bailey Hults

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