New Year’s Eve in Tucson: Where to be when the ball drops


December 23, 2022
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

Cheers to a 2023 filled with good food and great vibes!

As you’re preparing for an evening of glitz, glamour, and new beginnings, we at Tucson Foodie would like to take a moment to reminisce and thank our readers for an energizing 2022.

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Keep on reading to see what restaurants and bars have in store for New Year’s Eve festivities, from champagne toasts, late-night menudo, and barbecue meals, there’s something for everyone in helping you ring in the new year.

Zio Peppe

6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Starting at 5 p.m. on NYE

 

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Zio Peppe will be exclusively serving their prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu on December 31. Book your reservation by calling (520) 888-4242 or online at OpenTable.com

For more information, visit ziopeppe.com

The Royal Room

450 N. 6th Ave.
Starting at 9 p.m. on NYE

 

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The Royal Room is the place to be for NYE! No cover! Tita Tita will be serving food, there will be a free midnight champagne toast, and plenty of tunes to keep you entertained.

For more information, visit theroyalroomtucson.com

Revel

416 E. 9th St.
Starting at 10 p.m. on NYE
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Celebrate the new year with the fine folks at Revel Wine Bar and Blue Honey.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page

Charro Steak & Del Rey

188 E. Broadway Blvd.
Starting at 3 p.m. on NYE

Charro Steak & Del Rey will be serving up their Plato de Año Nuevo menu for 2, complete with a grass-fed Tomahawk steak & mesquite fired lobster tail to share. You’ll also get 4 jumbo shrimp, your choice of two sides, choice of dessert, and 2 glasses of Champagne. 

Cost: $200.23

For more information, visit CharroSteak.com

New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner at Villa Peru

1745 E. River Road, Suite 165
Starting at 11 a.m. on NYE
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Take your special someone, family, or friends, out for an evening of Peruvian fine dining and wine pairing. Ring the new year in luxuriously with a 4-course prix fixe meal. The last seating will be at 10 p.m.
Make your reservation by calling (520) 900 7310 or online at www.villaperutucson.com/reservations.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page

Noir Year’s Eve & Taco Drop at Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.
8 p.m. on NYE
Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress
Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress

The historic Hotel Congress is morphing into a mystical desert noir scene as we ring in 2023. The evening will feature complimentary welcome apéritif, live music from Tucson’s favorite mystic rock n roll cumbia outfit XIXA, DJs and two dance floors, tarot card readers, pop-up performances, and a lot more.

When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll have the opportunity to share a taco and champagne toast, watch the giant taco drop, and admire the fireworks off the Congress roof.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit dice.com

The Citizen Hotel: A club called champagne

82 S. Stone Ave.
Starting at 8 p.m. on NYE

 

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Looking for a sophisticated, intimate, and lavishly fun New Year’s Eve event? A Club Called Champagne is waiting for you. The Citizen Hotel’s basement is will serve as the perfect backdrop for an evening of bubbly drinks, music, dancing, and good times. Last Night’s Makeup and Harmony House present an immersive experience inside a champagne bottle.

Gold, sequins, and sparkle highly encouraged for your attire.

If you don’t feel like driving home, book a room at The Citizen. The hotel is offering a 10% discount on rooms for the night.

Cost: $30 which includes a champagne toast at midnight.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit their Eventbrite event page. 

Playground Bar & Lounge: Bubbles, bottles, and dancing

278 E. Congress St.
Starting at 8 p.m. on NYE

 

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If you’re looking for a rooftop bar experience to ring in 2023, you’re in luck. Playground Bar & Lounge released tickets for its NYE extravaganza: Bubbles, bottles, and dancing! Book your VIP Bottle Service experience by emailing vip@playgroundtucson.com.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit their Eventbrite event page. 

HUB Restaurant & Creamery

266 E. Congress St.
Starting at 11 a.m. on NYE

HUB’s Dinner menu just landed and boy does it look good. As an added bonus, if you dine at HUB, you’ll receive a complimentary cocktail at The Playground. Book your reservations via phone or website for this delicious prix fixe menu soon.

For more information, visit hubdowntown.com

Flora’s Market Run

2513 E. 6th St.
NYE

Flora’s is putting together an exceptional 3-course menu with optional wine pairings. A perfect way to fuel up before ensuing shenanigans.

Cost: $60 per person. Add the optional 3-course wine pairing for $20.

To make your reservation, visit opentable.com

Dante’s Fire

2526 E. Grant Rd.
NYE
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Just a little something wonderful to celebrate the end of 2022. Give Dante’s Fire a call at (520) 382-9255 to make your reservation or book online
For more information, visit dantesfireaz.com

The Delta

135 S. Sixth Ave.
VIP reservations starting at 7:30 p.m. on NYE

 

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Come get jiggy with The Delta! If the ’90s are calling your name, then don’t be a scrub and reserve your personal table all night long.

Cost: $125 per person (two-person minimum). Your reservation will come with dedicated table service, NYE party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! Cool beans!

Plus, every reservation of two will also get their choice of one of the following:

  1. Bottle of champagne or
  2. 90’s NYE cocktail flight or
  3. NYE small plate food flight

For more information, visit deltatucson.com

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort: NYE Party

5501 N. HACIENDA DEL SOL ROAD
Starting at 7 p.m. on NYE

*Currently sold out*

If you were looking forward to checking out Hacienda del Sol, keep your eyes on their website in case any additional tickets become available.

The Jackrabbit Lounge: New Year’s Eve Party w/ SIN Entertainment

2000 N. Oracle Rd.
Starting at 4 p.m. on NYE
Photo courtesy of Jackrabbit Lounge
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Have a sinfully good time at Tucson’s favorite lounge.  Sin Entertainment will be providing super sexy house beats and disco throwbacks from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.  General admittance starts at 8 p.m.

Cost: $35 for a full event experience which includes dinner (from 6 – 9 p.m.) with a salad, your choice of salmon or duck with roasted potatoes and veggies, and a choice of cheesecake. Of course, there’s a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, too. Save $5 off the door price by buying your tickets early.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit their Eventbrite event page. 

BROTHER JOHN’S: NEW YEAR’S EVE

1801 N. Stone Ave.
Starting at 9 p.m. on NYE

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Ring in the New Year with Brother John’s and the Zona Libre Band. Dance into the new year with salsa, merengue, bachata as well as American pop! Doors open at 9 p.m. and the music starts at 10 and goes until 2 a.m.

Cost: $30 per person, $35 at the door. General Admission includes a balloon drop, Sparkling Wine Toast, party favors, late-night menudo or posole, and a free photo from the NYE-themed picture booth.

VIP and Reserved seating are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All ages are welcome!

For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit brotherjohnsbbq.com.

The Coronet: New Year’s Eve 2023

198 W. Cushing St.
Starting at 5 p.m. on NYE

If you’re looking to step into the new year with the fullest of bellies, stop scrolling and make your reservation for The Coronet. The menu looks absolutely decadent and worth every penny. If you can, splurge for the wine pairings.

For more information, visit coronettucson.com.

Westbound: New Year’s Eve Festivities

267 S. Avenida Del Convento
Starting at 5 p.m. on NYE

 

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Westbound is throwing a New Year’s Eve celebration! They’ll have live music with Golden Boots and there will be a huge toast at midnight. Complimentary mezcal shots will be served from 5 – 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Simon Hazel Cellars

6960 E. Sunrise Dr. #160
Starting at 9 p.m. on NYE
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Simon Hazel Cellars is boasting the grandest, most outrageous, incredibly luxurious, exciting, and most fun NYE celebration of the year! Live music starts at 10 p.m. and will carry on into the new year!

Cost: $100 which includes chauffeured transportation from the event, popping bottles of the #1 wine of the year, and 100-point wines.

Email vip@simonhazel.com with any questions or to inquire about a reservation.

For more information, visit simonhazel.com.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.
Starting at 5 p.m. on NYE

 

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New Year’s Eve at The Parish is always a good idea! Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Live music by Kings of Pleasure will start at 9 p.m. and will go on until midnight. There will be a complimentary champagne toast for all to ring in the new year!

Make your reservation now!

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com

Savoy Opera House: Mister Bing’s “New Year’s On Broadway”

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Starting at 7 p.m. on NYE
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Dancing, dinner, and a show! Ring in the New Year with Mr. Bing and his friends at Arts Express Theatre, as they bring you a Glamorous Gala: celebrating the New Year NYC Style!

Cost: $150 which includes a full bar, an Italian culinary buffet, entertainment by the Wholly Cats Swing Club, and show club dancing.

For more information, visit misterbingspresents.com.

Postino Wine Cafe

2500 E. Grant Rd. #112
Starting at 5 p.m. on NYE

 

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Dress up and step out on New Year’s Eve for Postino’s Boujee Board & Bottle night! Guests will enjoy a premium bottle of bubbly selected by their sommelier to enjoy alongside your choice of bruschetta board.

For information and to make your reservation, visit postino.com

Tap & Bottle Downtown: New Year’s Eve Party

403 N. Sixth Ave. #135
Starting at 8 p.m. on NYE

 

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Celebrate 2022 at Tap & Bottle Downtown for New Year’s Eve! They’ll have live tunes with DJ Desert Island, DJ Carl Hanni, and a champagne toast at midnight!
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Arizona Winery Tours: New Year’s Eve Day Wine Tasting

Sonoita, AZ
Starting at 9:30 a.m. on NYE

Spend NYE in Arizona wine country with Arizona Winery Tours. You’ll be home in time to ring in the New Year in your pj’s.

The tour includes:
  • Visits to three vineyards
  • Souvenir tasting glass (Sonoita)
  • Delicious wine tastings
  • Picnic lunch
  • Local roundtrip transportation
  • Snacks & water throughout the day
Call to book. (520) 201-6905
For more information, visit arizonawinerytours.com.

Locale Neighborhood Italian Restaurant

60 N. Alvernon Way
Reservations are limited on NYE

Wait in line on NYE?! Fughetttaboutittt!

You can now book a table at Locale Neighborhood Italian for a special NYE feast including pizza with truffles, pasta carbonara, and osso buco. Make your reservations ASAP before availability runs out!
For more information, visit localetucson.com

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies and hopes to one day apply that towards helping people (and animals) around the globe, while traveling and tasting along...

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