Gin and tonic lovers head to a Belle Epoque New Year’s Eve at Quirk Hotel to ring in 2020 with a custom gin and tonic bar, dancing to DJ Ant Boogie, party favors and a midnight toast. 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. destinationhotels.com/Quirk-Hotel.
If you want to combine partying with doing good, there’s the World Pediatric Project’s first RVA Heals NYE Bash at River City Roll, with 100% of ticket proceeds benefitting children and families who have no access to critical care. Ticket price includes live music from Vinyl Headlights, bowling, food, two drink tickets and a midnight toast. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. rivercityrolls.com.
- Vinyl Headlights at River City Roll
For something completely different, there’s Cirque de NYE at the Hippodrome, featuring three DJs, aerial dancers, stilt walkers, hula dancers, jugglers, shadow dancers, red carpet photos, a buffet and midnight toast. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. hippodromerichmond.com.
For a throwback night, how about a 1979 Live New Year’s Eve at the Fuzzy Cactus, with local bands covering Blondie, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Motorhead, the Ramones and Elvis Costello, along with an hors d’oeuvres buffet, balloon drop, drink specials and a midnight toast. 7:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. fuzzycactusrva.com.
Dress to impress at Bingo’s Roaring 2020s party where DJ Mass FX spins and a ticket gets you five drink tickets — drink responsibly, kids — a buffet and a midnight toast. 8:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. bingorva.com.
Sentimental Deadheads and old hippies can get one final New Year’s Eve fix at Cary Street Café before it’s sold and becomes another Richmond memory, with a show featuring the one and only Grapefruit Fred. 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Cary Street Café on Facebook.
If stairs won’t be too challenging, consider the fourth annual New Year’s Eve at the Hof with a rooftop bar, two floors of drinks, live music, DJs and dancing. Tickets guarantee you two drink tickets, a midnight toast, photo booth, hors d’oeuvres, a breakfast burrito and, surprise, two tickets to the Hof’s Super Bowl viewing party. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. thehofgarden.com.
The good vibes of 2020 will abound with live music, a photo booth and a midnight toast to tickle your fancy at Gallery 5’s New Year’s Eve show with Majjin Boo, Ladygod, Fat Spirit and FM Skyline. 8 p.m. – 1:45 a.m. galleryfive.org.
Get your laugh on with Buskey Cider’s New Year’s celebration, dubbed Comedy x Dinner x Party. Things kick off with a professional comedy show followed by dinner, an exclusive cider release, dancing and a countdown party ending in a midnight toast and dollar drinks. 7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. buskeycider.com.
Set the evening’s tone with a roaring 20s-themed New Year’s Eve throwdown —dressy, of course — at Kabana Rooftop that promises a party worthy of Gatsby. There’ll be a performance by violin virtuoso DJ Manifesto, party favors, live feed of the ball drop and midnight toast. 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. kabanarooftop.com.
- DJ Manifesto at Kabana Rooftop
Put on the required cocktail attire for a New Year’s Eve party at CraftedRVA that promises welcome cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, party favors, a DJ and dancing the night away. 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. craftedrva.com.
Party Liberation Front is doing it up big again with its annual Decemberween transforming Diversity Richmond’s 15,000 square-foot-event space and outdoor area into multiple immersive environments for fire performance, live music, over 20 DJs, interactive art installations, circus arts, stage performances, outdoor pyro-sculptures, mutant vehicle showcases, plus the really key stuff: three libation stations, a hot tea station and multiple food trucks. 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. PLF Presents Decemberween on Facebook.
Calling all gangsters, flappers and silent film stars to Tang & Biscuit’s Tangy ’20s Flappapalooza, where they’ll ring in the new year in true ’20s style with DJ 2Nasty on the ones and twos, discounted shuffleboard rentals, a photo booth and food and drink specials. 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. tangandbiscuit.com.
If an ’80s New Year’s prom is your jam, drag out your headbands and leg warmers to check out Three Sheets to the Wind, Eagles of Freedom and DJ Spinnaker at the Broadberry. 9 p.m. – midnight. thebroadberry.com.
- Three Sheets to the Wind at the Broadberry
You can check out Hardywood’s recently refurbished barrel room at its New Year’s Eve Blast with a show by Love Canon. Ticket price includes two drink tickets for beer, house wine or cider, a photo booth, favors and a midnight ball drop. 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. hardywood.com.
- Love Canon at Hardywood
“Game of Thrones” fans can immerse themselves at Switch RVA by partying like a Targaryen and drinking like a Lannister with live music by DJ Rutu, a buffet, party favors and a live feed of the Times Square ball drop. Alternately, you can head downstairs for the seasonal Naughty or Nice bar. Semiformal. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. switchrva.com.