It’s not too late to make plans for New Year’s Eve (or too early). You’ll find a celebration for every taste and every budget in Downtown Alameda. You can simply meet up with friends at one of your favorite restaurants, catch a movie, or extend the evening by ringing in the new year at one of the district’s many parties.
As mentioned last week’s post, C’era Una Volta, Capone’s Speakeasy, and Speisekammer are taking reservations for New Year’s Eve. In addition, Cinema Grill is offering a special dinner package to help the Friends of the Alameda Theatre raise funds to refurbish the lobby carpet and other improvement projects.
But not all venues require a reservation. If you’re looking for one of those last-minute gathering places, these nightspots in Downtown Alameda will be celebrating New Year’s Eve 2015-2016 in style:
Alameda Wine Co. (2315 Central Ave) – Toast the new year with sparkling wine that does not have to be expensive to be well-made.
Club House Sports Bar (1215 Santa Clara Ave) – Revel in music, food, and fun!
FD Bar (1231 Park Street) – The newly renovated Fire Den is the perfect place to meet with friends and enjoy great food and cold beers.
Lemon Tree Inn (2542 Santa Clara Ave) – Where the Friendly, Fun, Young, Old, and Inbetween are always welcome!
Lost Weekend Lounge (2320-1/2 Santa Clara Ave) – This is the place where you will find retro decor and no pretense.
Lucky 13 (1301 Park Street) – Kick back with friends, meet interesting new people, and have a drink prepared by the friendliest bunch of bartenders in town!
McGee’s Bar & Grill (1645 Park Street) – Offering fresh food and spirits, McGee’s is a favorite stop for locals and visitors alike.
Monkey King Pub & Grub (1315 Park Street) – Celebrate a diverse background through food, drinks, and a casual environment.
The Churchward Pub (1515 Park Street) – They promise to host the hottest NYE party in the East Bay — there is a $10 cover for this one.
The Hobnob (1313 Park Street) – This is the place for Karaoke on New Year’s Eve! (Plus, they’ll open for brunch on New Year’s Day at 11:00am.)
Wine & Waffles (1505 Park Street) – Enjoy a magical night with great food, great wine, and great champagne.
But who says you need to be out past midnight to celebrate? Here are a few more places that will make for an enjoyable early evening with friends or loved ones:
Alameda Island Brewing Company (1716 Park Street) – Warm up with a selection of well-crafted beer that includes a special holiday brew.
American Oak (2319 Santa Clara) – Enjoy the company of friends as you sip on artisan cocktails and savor whisk(e)y-inspired American Cuisine while you reflect upon the year.
Gold Coast Grill (1901 Park Street) – Celebrate community and enjoy a friendly atmosphere with a classic neighborhood feel. Specialties include house-made Mediterannean delights.
Zen Tapas & Lounge (2315 Santa Clara) – This modern, trendy lounge has an extensive list of small plates that are good for sharing, specialty cocktails, and a thoughtful wine list.
Pappo (2320 Central Ave) – A very special evening of friends, food, and fun (and of course, Champagne) to celebrate the last day of 2015. Two seating times; reservations are required.
Family Carnival Night
Enjoy an alcohol-free evening for all ages with a special Family Carnival Night at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex (2317 Central Ave). The magical night begins at 7:00pm and includes carnival games, magic shows, face painting, wheel of prizes, and two live simulcast Ball Drops. Plus, choose from 3 kid-friendly movies. Tickets are available at the Alameda Theatre box office for $22 per person.
The Downtown Alameda Business Association wishes you a safe and happy holiday! For even more activities in Downtown Alameda, be sure to visit our new website.
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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our new website: www.DowntownAlameda.com.