Where to eat, drink and what’s happening for New Year’s Eve 2020...

Where to eat, drink and what’s happening for New Year’s Eve 2020 and New Year’s Day 2021 in Lexington, Ky?

The end of 2020 is worth celebrating. Will there be ways to celebrate the end of this crazy year? You bet! We have a sampling of ways to celebrate New Year’s whether that’s with a craft brew, live music, or a special NYE food menu.

New Year’s Eve falls on a Thursday, December 30, 2020. Ringing into 2021, New Year’s Day falls on Friday, January 1.

A sampling of Thursday, New Year’s Eve (2020) and Friday, New Year’s Day (2021) festivities follows. Disclaimer: this is an ongoing, frequently updated list. Details subject to change. Call each individual establishment for more details.


New Year’s Eve 2020 Dining in Lexington (ringing in 2021)

Azur offers a New Year’s Eve Menu with live music. Menu includes four courses, $75 per person.

Banners is open on New Year’s Eve featuring a dinner special and champagne toast.

Bella Notte has a scallops for two menu special available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Blue Stallion Brewing Company teams up with Wild Deutschland for a unique menu paired with beers and wines plus a champagne toast. Reservations are highly recommended.

Campestre is open normal hours both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Corto Lima is open for regular service from 5pm-10pm. Dine in or curbside pickup.

Cru Food and Wine Bar has a special menu on New Year’s Eve, $65 per guest.

Distilled on Jefferson offers a 4-course meal for $75.

Drake’s is open on New Year’s Eve from 11 am until 12 am, Nicholasville and Hamburg locations close at 1 am. Open on New Year’s Day from 11 am until 1 am. Special NYE menu features three courses plus a toast to the new year with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider included.

Dudley’s has a special menu for the evening of New Year’s Eve.

Elixir is open on New Year’s Eve, offering a few special menus. Email for table reservations.

Graze Woodlands has a prix fixe menu for $65/head plus free champagne.

Harry’s is open on New Year’s Eve from 11 am until 12 am, open on New Year’s Day from 11 am until 11 pm.

Holly Hill Inn offers New Year’s Eve dinners to enjoy at home. Featuring a four course prix fixe menu with fresh seafood and add-ons, like bourbon cheese ball, holiday relish tray, good luck kit and champagne bottles.

Celebrate making it through this year with Honeywood and a prix fixe four-course meal on New Year’s Eve from 5 pm until 11 pm. Their regular menu will not be offered after 5 pm on the January 31. Call to make a reservation.

ItalX is open for regular service on New Year’s Eve from 5pm-10pm. Dine in or curbside pickup.

J. Render’s Southern Table and Bar is open on New Year’s Eve.

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro offers a 4-Course Prix Fixe menu on New Year’s Eve and Day for $70 per person.

The Kentucky Castle has your dinner plans for New Year’s Eve. Book a reservation for a five-course meal at Castle Farms from 5 pm until 9 pm.

Lexington Diner offers a prime rib dinner to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Call to make reservations.

Local Feed is open for New Year’s Eve with themed specials alongside the regular menu. Open normal hours on New Year’s Day.

Malone’s is open on New Year’s Eve and Day from 11 am until 10 pm.

Martine’s Pastries is open for orders and walk-ins until 3 pm on New Year’s Eve.

Merrick Inn has a New Year’s menu including soup or salad, entree and two vegetables for $60 per person. Appetizer and desserts available a la carte. Reservations required.

Minglewood hosts a New Year’s Day CBD hangover reliever brunch from noon until 5 pm. Bloody marys and mimosas are $5 all day. Reservations are recommended.

Mi Pequena Hacienda offers New Year’s specials.

OBC Kitchen is open on New Year’s Eve from 3 pm until 12 am, open on New Year’s Day from 11 am until 11 pm.

Oscar Diggs offers a traditional New Years Brunch special on New Years Day 11 am until 4 pm. Open on New Year’s Eve from 11 am to 8 pm.

Parkette is open on New Year’s Day until 8 pm.

Now or never! Portofino is open on New Year’s Eve, which is their last night in service before permanently closing. Call to make reservations.

Rickhouse Pub is open on New Year’s Eve with trivia at 6 pm and live music.

Roulay Restaurant and Bar has roasted Cornish hens, black eyed peas and Pork Jowl collard greens for New Year’s Day. Open 5-10 pm.

Sedona Taphouse has New Year’s Eve meal deals.

Texas Roadhouse in Beaumont wants to help you kick off 2021 with Ready-to-Cook Prime Ribs. Pre-order by Dec. 30, pick up is available December 31, and January 1 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Thoroughbred Restaurant offers dinner on New Year’s Eve.


New Year’s Eve 2020 at Lexington’s Bars and Breweries

Join Cocktails Too on New Year’s Eve as Kenny Owens & Group Therapy Ring perform.

Elkhorn Tavern‘s New Year’s Eve party features live music from local band Uncle Rico along with three fireplaces, and plenty of food & drinks. Reservations include two drink tickets valued at $10 each, a champagne toast & 3 courses consisting of: a special Distiller’s Board, Spicy Corn Queso, and a shrimp cocktail served per table. Music from 9:30-11:59pm then watch the ball drop. Closing at 12:01, they’ll kick you out right after.

New Year’s Eve at The Fishtank, music starts at 8 pm.

Ring in 2021 with Soundbar at 7 pm. Limited reservations available. Two floors, heated patio and deck, live DJ; 21 and over only.

Stings Lounge hosts a New Year’s Eve Celebration, doors open at 8 pm. Live music, limited capacity, tickets sold at door.

Toast 2020 Goodbye with Tin Roof on New Year’s Eve. Live music begins at 6 pm on the inside stage with Bill & Kara followed by DJ Miracle and DJ Travisty at 7 pm. Make a reservation inside or outside in our heated tent. Table packages include drink tickets, champagne & more, tables are limited.


For what’s open what’s closed in Lexington on New Year’s, click here.

Holiday Trash Schedule, click here.

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