Not having to get dressed up, and going to bed early was really nice last year… but as we head into 2022, many are ready to get out for NYE.
Yes, Columbia’s biggest celebration, Famously Hot New Year, has opted to be “Famously Safe,” as the event will be on hiatus this year due to the pandemic. But for those ready to get out – the Midlands still has some incredible ways to ring-in the New Year!
Main Course + The Grand, 1621 Main St.
1600 Block NYE Party | Fri., Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | $40+ | One ticket includes entry into both venues, live music, champagne toast, and hors d’oeuvres.
Bourbon, 1214 Main St.
7th Annual New Year’s Eve Party | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | $150 | Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, award-winning craft cocktails, beer, wine, and champagne just steps away from the State House.
The Woody, 1649 Main St.
New Years Eve Masquerade Bash | Fri., Dec. 31| 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | Dance your way into the new year at Columbia’s award-winning dancing dance club.
The Senate + Tin Roof, 1022 Senate St.
Dressed up to get down | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7 p.m.-2 a.m. | $20 | Enjoy two stages of live music, three bars, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, a balloon drop + confetti cannon at this block party.
Black Rooster, 201 Meeting St.
Black Rooster New Year’s Eve Party | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | $150 | Start the night with a cocktail and appetizer reception followed by a four-course meal before you enjoy fireworks from the rooftop bar.
Pearlz Oyster Bar, 936 Gervais St.
Pearlz Oyster Bar | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | $50 | Enjoy a three-course meal including dessert from Kaminsky’s with DJ Hitman Bruh going on at 10 p.m.
Transmission Arcade, 1712 Main St.
Transmission Arcade NYE 2021 | Fri., Dec. 31 | 5 p.m.-1 a.m. | $65 | Multi-course meal with Smokey Loggins cuisine, free game play all night + champagne toast at midnight.
New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St.
New Year’s Eve Cover Show | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | $15 | The annual cover show returns with local bands — Rex Darling as Billie Eilish, Death Ray Robin as My Chemical Romance, Flippants as Queens of the Stone Age, and Outerego as Tame Impala.
Liberty Tap Room, 828 Gervais St.
New Years Eve at Liberty | Fri., Dec. 31 | | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | Free | Fun drink specials, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight + music from DJ Dave.
AMF Bowling Co., 1732 Bush River Rd.
Celebrate the new year on the lanes | Fri., Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | $28.99+ | Bowl in the new year with four hours of unlimited bowling, a signature menu + a ball drop at midnight.