Where to spend New Year's Eve in Austin (and where to brunch in 2014)

Where to spend New Year's Eve in Austin (and where to brunch in 2014)

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by Veronica Meewes / CultureMap

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Posted on December 27, 2013 at 3:36 PM

(CultureMap Austin) Whether your last meal of the year consists of a smorgasboard of appetizers or a lavish multi-course feast, it should certainly be memorable.

We’ve rounded up some of the most delicious ways to bid farewell to 2013 and welcome in 2014 with arms (and mouths) wide open.

New Year's Eve

Sway is throwing a yellow robe party in honor of the Thai monk tradition of donning the color as a symbol of letting go. The $150 tickets include dinner, open bar, champagne toast and dancing.

Bread & Circus Supper Club is hosting a 1980’s-themed Breakfast Club party at the Palm Door. For $50, the tickets include dancing, costume contest, photo booth, light bites from 9 p.m.-11 p.m., champagne toast, and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from midnight-2 am.

Once again, Justine’s will be throwing a decadent and surreal soiree, this time turning the premises into the streets of Shanghai for a Kubla Khan themed affair. The $175 tickets include entry, champagne and bites based on Asian street food. There will also be performances by Chinese dragon dancers, Burning Man DJ Joro-Boro, and a special secret guest!

Uchi and Uchiko will offer a special Omakase menu for $125 per couple (in addition to their regular menu). Offerings include congee with uni and shiso; hirame crudo with coconut, macadamia, Meyer lemon, and chili (Uchi); and clay aged strip loin with black radish, miso, and oats (Uchiko). Call for reservations.

Gateway Guesthouse is hosting a six course Greek feast with wine pairings, followed by Greek song and dance with open bar.

parkside will be hosting a four course prix-fixe menu downstairs, while the rooftop will morph into a party zone, compete with hors d’oeuvres and sweets by Chef Shawn Cirkiel, full bar, champagne toast, several DJs and a photo booth. Early bird tickets have sold out but $150 tickets are still available.

The W Hotel offers several different options. Choose from a four course prix fixe dinner at TRACE from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. ($115), or a three course dinner from 8 ​p.m.-10 p.m. ($95), where you’ll be served indulgent dishes like lobster mac and cheese, Wagyu carpaccio, and antelope loin.

Meanwhile, the Remix & Revelry party will take over the entire second floor of the hotel, with dinner-by-the-bite, an open bar, champagne toast, and performances by Max Frost, DJ Bird Peterson, and more. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission is still available for $225. Additionally, the Living Room is hosting a more intimate Drop the Ball party. $200 tickets include nibbles, bubbles, and a cocktail hour from 9:30 p.m. until midnight.

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