Not sure where to go to ring in the New Year in Lawrence? Fret not, we’ve compiled a list of places to go and things to do. Cheers!
DINNER (reservations recommended)
Enjoy a five-course paired dinner at Lawrence Beer Co.’s first NYE celebration. View the menu here.
Celebrate the New Year under the lights of Merchants Pub & Plate. A four-course “Chef Table” menu with wine/beer pairings and live music begin at 5:00 PM.
A three-course New Year’s Eve Dinner with wine pairings will take place at Genovese starting at 5:00 PM.
RND Corner Grille is taking reservations for their New Year’s Eve dinner. Chef Jonathan’s special: Herb crusted 1/2 rack of lamb w/ a spicy carrot purée, black eyed peas & toasted chestnuts.
Want to celebrate with some live music, but would rather not stay out too late? Join The Crumpletons at The Jazzhaus from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. No worries on missing the countdown to the New Year, there will be one at 9:00 PM… because it’s 12:00 somewhere!
The Jazzhaus kicks off their Funk Soul Rock New Year’s Eve Party at 10:30 PM. A $10 cover gets you in to see The Band That Saved the World live plus party favors, dancing, great music and fun!
The Granada and Lucia Beer Garden + Grill are throwing a dual party which means that you can get into both places for FIVE BUCKS. There’s going to be a ball drop and champagne toast at the Granada and a lineup of bands at both places. Doors open at 8:00 PM and the shows start at 9:00.
Bands at Lucia: Lincoln Marshall, Ebony Tusks, Life Coach, Asterales, Kat King
Bands at Granada: The Sluts, Stik Figa, JC and the Nuns, La Guerre, Starchild
Wayne and Larry’s is hosting New Year’s Honky Tonkin’ Eve with live music from Scott Heidner and The Nashville Band. The show starts at 8:30 and a champagne toast is planned for midnight. $20 cover.
If hip-hop is your jam, then Jackpot Music Hall is the place to be for “It’s a Rap New Year’s Eve Bash”. At least 10 artists are in the performance line up for this show that starts at 9:00 PM.
Kiss 2017 goodbye with some local favorites at The Replay Lounge. Gnarly Davidson, HighWesthus, Stone Grower, and more take the stage starting at 10:00 PM.
Another local fav, Split Lip Rayfield, and special guests, Sopchoppy and Grassfed, are going to be rocking The Bottleneck’s New Year’s Eve Bash. The fun begins at 9:00 PM.
Head over the bridge to North Lawrence to see The Real Custom 5’s at Gaslight Gardens.
Royal Crest Lanes is hosting two parties! Bowl the night away with your family from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Party #2 starts at 10:00 PM and features an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet. You’ll have a chance to spin the wheel to win big prizes at both parties.
Dress your best for Empire’s Black & White New Year’s Eve Party. Your $30 ticket includes up to five drinks, a champagne toast, photo booth, DJ and light hors d’oeuvres.
R Bar NYE Party: $15 at the door. $3 gets you anything at the bar. Doors open at 8PM for DJ and dancing.
GET HOME SAFE!
DCCCA will make sure you get home safe and sound with the New Year’s Eve Tipsy Taxi. Service will run from 11:00 PM – 3:00 AM and the rides are completely FREE! Call 785-842-TAXI (8294).