What to Do for New Year’s Eve in Knoxville

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Emilie Stooksbury

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New Year's Eve in the Scruffy City 2023!

You can only imagine our surprise when people started asking our opinion on what to do for New Year’s Eve in Knoxville. New Year’s Eve?! Are you sure? Again? Turns out, yes, January is following December again this year. I know! It shocks me every time too. But we powered through the astonishment and compiled a list so that all you planners out there have a chance to get your lives in order ahead of time. All we ask if that you save us a seat when we inevitably forget to make reservations. (Honestly, who can think about NYE when there are still so many Christmas festivities to be had?!) Without further ado, here is what to do in Knoxville for New Year’s Eve 2023!

TIME TO EAT

⭐️ First up, Osteria Stella is hosting a 6 course Italian Dinner Experience again in their swanky Old City space. Reserve your seat at one of two different time slots right here.

⭐️ If you’re looking for more of a Latin flair for your New Year’s Eve in Knoxville, the ever-stylish and delicious Vida on Gay St. is another great spot for a NYE dinner. You can reserve your seat for their 5-course prix fixe dinner here!

⭐️ Over in Sequoyah Hill in West Knoxville, The Plaid Apron is hosting their own NYE prixe fixe dinner with a French twist. Ooh la la! Snag your tickets here!

⭐️ It may be in South Knoxville, but Ancient Lore Village is baaasically a magical, mystical land. They are hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner that will launch you into a truly magical 2024. Snag your ticket here!

⭐️  Potchke Deli & Zero Zero are teaming up & hangin’ in Happy Holler this New Year’s Eve. They’re serving “2024th Meal” ie. Fourth Meal classics from Taco Bell but somehow magically even better because it will involve Potchke Deli & Zero Zero and they just never let us down *pause to choke back grateful sobs.*

TIME TO PARTY:

ON A ROOFTOP:
🌟 Radius Rooftop Lounge
is hosting a rooftop party again this year! Tickets are $40/person and can be purchased by calling 865-770-5989. ⭐️ If you want to go CRAZY, cross the street and book a room at the Hyatt Place Downtown because they have some serious perks for NYE guests. The Five Thirty Lounge will be hosting a Masquerade Party complete with masks, champagne, etc. Reserve your room here!

IN THE OLD CITY:
⭐️ The Old City clubs are coming together to host an 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 or snag it at any of the location on New Year’s Eve for just a few bucks more.

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

⭐️ Around the corner, Pour Taproom is putting on a party complete with a DJ, drag entertainers, & aerial performers. Tickets are $25 and you can get ’em here!

⭐️ Just across the railroad tracks, Marble City Market is putting on quite the event of their own! HaCha Latin Dance Company is throwing a Salsa Party including dance lessons, apps from Seoul Brothers, and a champagne toast at midnight all for a $20 cover!

⭐️ Last but not least, just walk down the block from there to experience the GOOD VIBES ONLY: Neon Glow Party! Wear all white or neon & enjoy the aptly named good vibes of Monkey’s Bar. (PS. no cover for this bad boy 👀👀)

ON THE NORTH SIDE:
⭐️ If you want to side step the more intense crowds, North Knox may just be your cup of tea (or more thematically, your glass of champagne 😉). First up, Crafty Bastard Brewery is sporting a Champagne Beer release, a groovy Disco Ball Drop, and an all-night dance party!

⭐️ Schulz Brau Brewing may be just a few blocks away but you can preteeend you’re a whole ocean away! They’ll be livestreaming Germany’s countdown (6pm) before hosting one on the home turf (12am) with champagne specials, live music, igloos, & plenty of good vibes in between.

ON THE SOUTH SIDE:
⭐️ Down in South Knoxville, Hi-Wire Brewing Co. is putting on their own party THE NIGHT BEFORE! They’re hosting an NYE Drag Show on December 30th and you can secure your spot for just fiiiiiiive dollars in advance right here.  

⭐️ Next day & next door, Fly by Night is throwing a futuristic dance party for everyone who wants to ring in 2024 under the glow of the disco ball (& with a fab 70s cocktail in hand).

ON THE WEST SIDE:
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Over on the west side (Cedar Bluff to be specific), Token Game Tavern is hosting a “Robots Under the Stars” party on New Year’s Eve. Do we know what this means? No! Are we certainly intrigued? Yes!

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TIME FOR THE MAIN EVENT:

🌟 Worlds Fair Park is truly the place to be in the Scruffy City on New Year’s Eve. They’ll have food trucks, free activities, DJs, a silent disco, live music, and most importantly – a ball drop from the Sunsphere at midnight!

PLEASE, NO, IT'S TIME TO SLEEP:

⭐️ If your bedtime is at 10pm whether or not there are shenanigans goin’ down in Times Square, Knox Brew Hub right off Market Square in Downtown Knoxville has you covered. They’re hosting a “Fake New Year’s Eve Countdown” at 8pm. Laughter, joy, and a champagne of beers toast all await you right before your sweet, sweet pillow does.

⭐️ For you parents out there, The Muse is hosting a New Year’s Eve party at, hear me out, NINE THIRTY IN THE LITERAL MORNING. Their countdown to NOON will include catered breakfast, activity stations, sparkling juice toast, New Years’ swag bags, and, rumor has it, a ball drop 👀

That’s all for now, folks! We’ll try to keep updating as we hear about more fun things 😊 In the meantime, you can find more events in Knoxville right here or every Monday on our “This Week in Knoxville” post on Instagram. In the meantime, make sure to add sparkly heels to your Christmas list so you can ring in the new year in Knoxville in style! 😉 PS. Discover our Local Knoxville Gift Guide right here!)

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