Thursday, December 21, 2017

Where to Pop Bottles in San Antonio This New Year's Eve

Posted By on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 1:25 PM

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Pinch Boil House // The Vietnamese-style boils will be front and center during this Boil & Brews event on New Year's Eve, Eve. Guests can enjoy boiled crawfish or crab legs, shrimp and other seafood items; the regular menu will not be available. The restaurant will also have a DJ and cold beer. Prices vary, noon to 3 pm, 124 N. Main Ave., (210) 971-7774.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Bar Louie // Kiss 2017 goodbye with a martini at Bar Louie. Reserve your seat ASAP through Eventbrite. $20, 8pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., (210) 901-6280.

Battalion // Do you love great views and even better pasta dishes? Visit Battalion, which will host two seatings (7pm and 9:30 pm). $75 early seating or $90 late seating, 604 S. Alamo St., (210) 816-0088.

Bexar Pub // Do you want an unobstructed view of Downtown's fireworks? Then Bexar Pub should be your midnight spot for great food, drinks and a bubbles clink to ring in 2018. $10, 3pm, 114 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 236-7828.

The Bin Tapas Bar //
Escape to Spain for New Year’s Eve with festive drink specials, DJ spinning, and $1 tapas until the early morning. Prices vary, 4pm-1am, 511 E. Grayson St., (210) 994-8099. Blue Box // Spend your New Year's Eve at The Pearl. Email info@bluebox.com and D3072000@yahoo.com for packages available. Prices vary, 312 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 2107, (210) 227-2583.
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Boiler House // Stop in for a gingerbread martini ($14), hot buttered Texas rum ($12). Dishes will include lemon chive crabcake with sweet pepper relish, achiote aioli, sunny quail egg ($15), Calamari Piccata with pan-roasted calamari, charred tomato concasse, capers, rapini and arugula ($21); eggnog pound cake with candied fruit and cocoa nibs ($8). 312 Pearl Pkwy., Building 3, (210) 354-4644.

Brass Monkey // Sunday Funday at Brass is a must for this NYE with $2 anythings and music you can dance to from all genres. No cover, 9pm, 2702 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 480-4722.

Breathe // Close the year out at Breathe's upscale and exclusive "Black Dress and Bowtie" event with R&B artist Avant and music by DJ Citi. $60-$100 through Eventbrite, VIP package available for $250, 9pm, 8800 Broadway, Suite 102, (210) 487-1153.

Burnhouse // The bar hosts a Rose Gold New Year's party featuring music by DJ Chris Duano. VIP and bottle service packages are available. 4553 NW 1604 W., Suite 1229 (210) 810-5090.

Coyote Ugly Saloon // Things are going to get somehow sexier when the girls hosts Arabian Nights New Year's Eve Ball. Here's what 's in store: $1,000 balloon drop, midnight Champagne toast and more. VIP table and dinner packages available. $15 pre-sale, $25 at door, 409 E. Commerce St., (210) 465-UGLY.

Drink Texas // DJ Rush will spin you into 2018 so come ready to dance. $10, 9pm, 200 Navarro St., (210) 224-1031; email mo@drinktexas.com for reservations.

Esquire Tavern // Don't forget to make dinner reservations for this Downtown spot that gets booked fast. Enjoy sparkling wine to toast at midnight, live music and more. 155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521.

Francis Bogside // Francis is back and better than ever. Join for light bites and a complimentary Champagne bottle per table of four. Prices vary, 803 S. St. Mary's St., (210) 369-9192.

George's Keep // How's free parking, Champagne specials, Champagne toast and live music by the one and only Jim Cullum sound? I know, right! Prices vary, 17803 La Cantera Terrace, Suite 1200; call (210) 383-8952 to reserve a table.

Hanzo // Get a heads start on Lunar New Year inside this Alamo Heights bar that will pack in live music and include a complimentary toast at midnight. Prices vary, 7701 Broadway, Suite 124, (210) 826-1488.

High Street Wine Co. // The wine bar's space transforms into La Belle Epoque with a covered patio, indoor dancing, hors d'oeuvres, a photobooth and a CHAMPAGNE TOWER. Oh yeah! $150 per person, 8pm, 302 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 908-9144.

Hotel Valencia // The remodeled Hotel Valencia will heat up with a Fire and Ice New Year's Eve shindig that includes a dinner buffet, DJ, dance floor, a Champagne toast and late night bites. $75 for party only, $125 for buffet and party, 8:30pm-2am, 150 E. Houston St., (210) 227-9700.

Leaky Barrel // We lost a big one this year, but Leaky Barrel is paying homage to the great, late Tom Petty by hosting The Damn Torpedeos, A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. $10 for adults, $15 for minors, 9pm, 7959 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 131, (210) 577-5470.

Little Italy // The Italian restaurant will open with chef specials including surf and turf of filet mignon with marsala mushroom sauce and broiled shrimp with scampi sauce. Each special purchase receives one glass of prosecco half off. 11am-8pm, 824 Afterglow St., (210) 349-2060.

Morton's The Steakhouse // Morton’s The Steakhouse will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The restaurant is featuring Côte de Boeuf – a 36-ounce bone-in USDA Prime Ribeye brushed with garlic-herb butter for $110 and a steak and lobster special for $56. 5pm-midnight New Year's Eve, 4-9pm New Year's Day. Prices vary, 300 E. Crockett St., (210) 228-0700.

Paramour // For it's second annual Midnight Masquerade, Paramour will asks guests to put on a mask, come dressed to impress and take in a show which includes burlesque dancers, drag queens, mysteriously masked models and a #moetmoment at midnight. Admission includes nibbles by Jason Dady. $75 singles, $100 couples, 7pm, 102 9th St., Suite 400, (210) 340-9880.

Picks Bar // Say adios to 2017 with Finding Friday at Picks. $28 in advance, $35 at the door, 4553 N. Loop 1604 W. Suite 1101, (210) 253-9220.

Range // Jason Dady's latest will feature three- and four-course prix fixe dinners ($75 and $125, respectively) beginning at 5 p.m., with dishes like Cognac-infused lobster bisque, 44 Farms NY Strip, and Brussels sprouts with blood orange gastrique and almond nougat.  before transitioning to a “Breakfast and Blues” party from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. Ring in the new year with breakfast tacos and premier blues band Ruben V for $50, plus cash bar service and a midnight toast. Prices vary, 125 E. Houston St., (210) 227-4455.

Rosella at the Rand // Avoid the nuttiness of Hemisfair but still have a great New Year's Eve Downtown with a stop at Rosella at the Rand where they'll host a DJ, and include a bubbles toast at midnight. No cover, 9pm, 114 E. Houston St., (210) 595-1410.

The Rustic // For it's inaugural San Antonio NYE, this country chic bar/venue/restaurant/George Strait hangout will feature a free with RSVP concert by Oklahoma's Bryce Merritt. But if you're willing to spring for VIP tickets, The Rustic sweetens the deal with separate VIP entrance with guaranteed admittance, one Sunday Supper Dinner, a dedicated server for your table, complimentary midnight champagne toast and NYE party swag. Concert free with RSVP; $40 for VIP guaranteed entry, 7pm, 17619 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 204, (210) 245-7500.

Smoke: BBQ Brew Venue // They hosted Snoop Dogg during his stay in the Alamo City, so they must be doing something right. Stop in for a Wine + Dine dinner of four-courses and an NYE Bash inside Ash in the Basement. $79 per person, with option to add booze, 1168 E. Commerce St., (210) 253-9642, email Donny at donny@smokedowntown.com for reservations.

Southtown 101 // Celebrate the start of San Antonio's 300th birthday with Effen Vodka and an unbeatable view of the Tower of the Americas come midnight. Let's have a happy "effen" new year! 9pm-2am, 101 Pereida St., (210) 899-4667.

Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery // Stop by Southerleigh for NYE festivities with complimentary glass of Champagne to cheers, and special menu items including slow-roasted pork shank with Hoppin' John, black garlic-spiked spinach and dijon glace; or whole fried Gulf flounder, creamy Crystal butter, house fries and South Texas slaw. Prices vary, 5-11 p.m., 136 E. Grayson St., (210) 455-5701.

Sternewirth // Have a swanky new year at Sternewirth where you'll find Latin jazz music by local icon Henry Brun and his international trio. Cover includes midnight toast and favors. $20, 9pm-2am, 136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8300.

Sushihana Japanese Restaurant // The Castle Hills fave will serve a Omakase Chef's tasting menu from 1 to 9 p.m. with four courses, including nigirizushi (toro, pickled pear onion, mustard seed, garlic soy; hon maguro, balsamic, soy tobiko; shima aji, yuzu dressing, candied serrano, caviar); herb-crusted Ora King Salmon with red beet puree, Meyer lemon sauce, micro greens, ikura; braised short rib with grilled carrots, tamarind emulsion, toasted peanuts, and micro cilantro; tamaki gold rice pudding with bacon fat granola, sesame seed ice cream and kumquat marmalade; and finally a complementary glass of sparkling wine. $65 plus tax and gratuity, 1810 NW Military Hwy., (210) 340-7808.

Sustenio // The Eilan's restaurant will say goodbye to 2017 with a five-course menu that includes an oyster-Sevruga caviar shot, black truffle huitlacoche soup, butter lettuce wedge salad, macaroon pop, choice of pasture-raised filet mignon, blackened redfish with griddled clue crab or Mexican shrimp and Southern cheese grits, and finally a choice of chocolate Dacquoise hazelnut meringue or lime tart brulee. $95 per person for dinner only, or $125 per person for dinner, dancing with the Bellagio band, ballon drop and Champagne toast after dinner, 5:30pm, 18603 La Cantera Terrace, (210) 598-2946.

The Trophy Room // How's this sound: No cover, gratis Champagne toast at midnight, and DJ AU mixing it up live? Yeah, we're into it. 214 Broadway, 8pm, (210) 257-5152.

Tony G's Soul Food // The year was a good one for this soul food spot and they're sharing that with you. Stop in for a NYE Block Party, food trucks, food booths, DJs and more outside, and head inside for a NYE buffet, a midnight toast and a great view of the Tower of the Americas. $30, 6pm, 915 Hackberry St., (210) 451-1234.
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Topgolf // Ring in 2018 with all-inclusive packages at Topgolf. $225 for general reservations at a bay for eight guests or $425 for VIP reservations that include access to a dinner buffet, a VIP bay for six guests, bubbles at midnight and NYE favors. Prices vary, 9 to close, 5539 N. 1604 W., (210) 202-2694.

Tre Enoteca // Enjoy a five-course NYE menu with dishes including creamy parsnip and leek bisque; slow-roasted fennel and brown sugar porchetta; pan-seared gnocchi with brown butter gourds, house bacon, red onion jam, fried sage, and pecorino; and Tuscan marinated ribeye. $69.95, add supplementary wine pairings for an additional $30, 4-11pm, 555 W. Bitters Road, (210) 496-0555.

Tre Trattoria // Tre will open on Sunday with a five-course NYE menu featuring caprese with house pulled mozzarella; wild mushroom herbed risotto with porcini powder and Parmigiano-Reggiano; slow braised lamb shank with creamy polenta, calabrese salsa, and shaved Pecorino; and red wine-poached pear crumble with candied hazelnuts and pink peppercorn Mascarpone. $69.95, add supplementary wine pairings for an additional $30, 4-11pm, 4003 Broadway, (210) 805-0333.

Wax Club Lounge // CJ Spectre will close out the year and welcome 2018 with 80s favorites, new wave, dark wave and more. No cover, 8pm, 2211 San Pedro Ave., (210) 379-4788.

The Well // The 20,000-square-foot bar/restaurant/dancehall will feature tunes by Brandon Michael and DJ Mikey J along with bottle service starting at $75 and bubbles for as little as $20. No cover, 7pm, 5539 UTSA Blvd.; call (210) 877-9099 for bottle service and reservations.


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