This New Year’s Eve isn’t just about celebrating the arrival of a brand new year. It’s about celebrating the last decade in style, and these Philly bars and restaurants are going all out so you can party like it’s 2020. From fancy black tie to casual all-day events, here are nine was to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Philly.
Celebrate 2020 with a throwback to 1920s glamor during a fabulous Roaring 20s Murder Mystery Party at Thirsty Dice in Fairmount. Interrogate your fellow partygoers to find the culprit while enjoying cocktails, a chocolate fountain and a full buffet dinner. Purchase tickets in advance for $75 or $85 at the door.
Thirsty Dice, 1642 Fairmount Ave., 8 p.m., $75-$85, thirstydice.com
Whether you want to get the party started early or late, Tattooed Mom is there for you. The bar and restaurant on South St. opens at noon. Try one of their signature drinks or NYE cocktail The Midnight Rose, made with sparkling wine, aperol, orange bitters and rose syrup. Grab fun party favors like limited-edition postcards to send good cheer via snail mail to start your 2020 off right.
Tattooed Mom, 530 South St., 12 p.m., Pay as you go, tattooedmomphilly.com
Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton
Welcome the New Year in style at the gorgeous Aqimero in the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. The restaurant is located in a grand hall complete with high ceilings, gorgeous columns and a modern cozy lounge. Enjoy a champagne fountain, whole pig roast dinner and luxury late night hors d’oeuvres while counting down to midnight.
The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Ave of the Arts, $250, aqimero.com
Celebrate NYE with the kids at the adorable Franklin Square in Old City. Festivities include a “S’MORESgasbord” DIY s’mores bar, the annual Square Drop and a kids’ dance party. Stick around to get a great view of the River’s Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks show from the square. Stop by the winter beer garden to grab a beverage and warm up by the fire pit.
Franklin Square, 200 N 6th St., Free, historicphiladelphia.org
Dance the night (and year) away at MilkBoy’s free party at their Chestnut St. location. Choose between two floors for dancing and drink specials, including $4 well drinks and beers of the night. If a champagne toast isn’t your thing, you’ll love MilkBoy’s tradition of toasting the new year with complimentary whiskey shots.
MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St., Pay as you go, milkboy.tv
Status Lounge at the Hotel Monaco hosts an ethereal Midwinter Night’s Dream party at their rooftop bar in Old City. Enjoy an open bar until 2 a.m., snacks and music from DJ Jabair. Buy tickets just for yourself or reserve bottle service packages for you and nine of your closest friends.
Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 9 p.m. 433 Chestnut St., $139 and up, stratuslounge.com
Get ready for a classy party during the 5th Annual Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade New Year’s Eve at U-Bahn. Grab a mask to get in the mood for drinking and dancing all night long at the (literal) underground bar in Midtown Village. Admission price includes hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.
Tradesman’s, 9 p.m. 1322 Chestnut St., $90 and up, tradesmansphl.com
The Trestle Inn
Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Trestle Inn in Callowhill for their annual NYE-A-GO GO! dance party. Boogie to classic disco on vinyl while go go by the Trestle Specials keeps the party going. Don’t miss trying one of their specialty whiskey sours in addition to the champagne toast at midnight. Start the night early and get there before 11 p.m. for reduced admission.
The Trestle Inn, 9 p.m., 339 N 11th St., $10-15, thetrestleinn.com
Ardmore Music Hall
Take a trip back in time to 1920s New Orleans for this retro Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Soirée in Ardmore. The Soul Rebels bring the brassy energy of traditional second line parades to help you march into 2020. Opt for one of the VIP packages to get access to a NOLA themed dinner menu by Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, as well as an open bar.
Ardmore Music Hall, 9 p.m., 23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, $30 and up, ardmoremusic.com