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Goodbye 2019…Hello 2020!


By Annie Abrahamson

There’s always a buzz that surrounds the approach of a new year. Glamorous events, elegantly dressed party-goers, lavish meals, towers of champagne glasses, bottles to pop — excitement seems to radiate worldwide. The promise of a fresh start alongside a flashy celebration is more than enough of a reason to don some fancy apparel and hit up the last party of the year. From multi-level hotel bashes and decadent dining affairs to family friendly events and New Year’s Day Brunch, the Gaslamp Quarter is just the place to welcome in 2020! 



Hotel Packages

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

If you want to stay in the heart of the Gaslamp this NYE, Hard Rock Hotel is just the spot! Room packages start at $429 and include a one-night stay and two tickets to their “Tokyo Nights” themed party! Make your reservation here.

Dinner (and Dancing)



Enjoy a Persian cuisine feast before heading into 2020! Bandar will be serving up a special prix fixe menu on NYE including their Bandar Salad, Wild King Salmon, and Filet Mignon Shish Kabob. Make your reservations here.



Cafe 21

Cafe 21

A night of fun awaits you this NYE at Cafe 21! Enjoy live music with The UpShots, dancing, and a midnight champagne cheers! Make your reservation here.



Cafe Sevilla

Cafe Sevilla

Cafe Sevilla is like the one-stop-shop this New Year’s Eve! Indulge in a delicious 4-course dinner, enjoy liver flamenco shows, and celebrate 2020 with a champagne toast and party favors! View the menu and make reservations here.   

Garage Kitchen + Bar

Listen to local musician, Mike Myrdal while enjoying a special 4-course prix fixe menu at Garage Kitchen & Bar. $45 per person for dinner, no cover if you’re just in it for the libations and entertainment! View the menu and make your reservations here.

Havana 1920

The last meal of the year should be a good one. So head Havana for a four-course meal featuring dishes like the Trio of Empanadas, Skirt Steak, and Wild Berry Rum Cheesecake! $129 per couple also includes a choice of red, white, or sparkling wine. Reserve your spot here.

Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

Chef Jojo Ruiz cooks up a feast to welcome in 2020 at Lionfish! Dine in style with a Grand Tasting 4-course menu for $120.20 per person (see what they did there?)! Make your reservation here.

Meze Greek Fusion

Add some Mediterranean flavor to your last meal of 2019. For $129 per couple, sit down to a Greek-inspired four-course dinner complete with wine, surf & turf, and baklava cheesecake for dessert! Make a reservation here.

STK Steakhouse

Resolutions begin January 1, so why not go out with a bang? Celebrate of the end of 2019 with dinner at STK Steakhouse! For added indulgence, level up with the ultimate bar and lounge package featuring an open bar with premium, top shelf spirits, STK signature bites, and a DJ to provide all the beats? Reserve your spot here.


The Melting Pot

Dip into a great new year at The Melting Pot! Taste your way through an exclusive five-course menu created just for NYE. If you’re celebrating with someone special, add some extra passion with the “Touch of Romance” up-grade, complete with rose petals, floating candles, and a bottle of chilled champagne. Seating is limited, so reserve your table here.

Rockin' Baja Lobster

Rockin’ Baja Lobster

If there was a food mascot for New Year’s Eve, it’d be lobster, and Rockin’ Baja Lobster is ready to send you into the new year with an explosion of flavor! Their NYE Bucket includes a WHOLE lobster, a guac appetizer, skirt steak, crab clusters, baja style shrimp, grilled chicken, corn, beans, rice, tortillas, salsa, and more! Big enough for two to share and only $79.99.



Rustic Root

Rustic Root

Rustic Root is throwing the ultimate all-inclusive rooftop NYE celebration featuring a hosted bar, tray passed apps, Chef attended carving stations, party favors, entertainment, fun activations, and more! If you’re looking for a more formal sit-down option, make a reservation in their downstairs dining room and feast on Chef Marcel’s rustic three-course menu! Save your seat here

The Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Hotel is bringing fiesta vibes, chic cocktails, and elegant fashion to New Year’s Eve! Guests are invited to celebrate with a Latin-influenced buffet dinner, a live performance by Julio De La Huerta and his band, and a champagne toast at midnight! Cocktail attire is required, and tickets are $165 per person. Purchase ticket here.

Union Kitchen & Tap

Union Gaslamp adds some 20’s flair to NYE with the Gatsby Cocktail: Dry Town gin, black currant, lemon, and bubbles. If that doesn’t whet your whistle, they will have wine & champagne specials along with some delicious featured menu items like Deviled Crab and Caramel Layer Cake!



Celebrate the new year while enjoying a gorgeous view of Downtown San Diego! Head over to Andaz rooftop for a five-hour premium open bar, Live DJ, and champagne toast! Step up your night with celeb-worthy perks by purchasing a VIP package. Get tickets here.


Welcome in 2020 at a very fitting, Roaring 20’s party at barleymash! Gather up your flapper accessories grab your favorite dudes and dames and shake those tassels to DJ Ramsey and Rick Betta. And since the party never really ends at midnight, keep the bubbles flowing for “Tiny Bubbles Brunch” New Year’s Day (starting at 9am).


El Chingon

El Chingon

Have a wet and reckless NYE at El Chingon! Purchase your ticket online to receive a drink ticket good for a dealer’s choice drink or shot. Bottle service packages are also available. Get it all here.


Anonymity and wonder fill the club at FLUXX’s NYE Masquerade Ball with beats by DJ Wellman. Tickets available here.


Hard Rock/ 207/ Float

If it’s something BIG you’re looking for, Hard Rock Hotel has three floors and seven rooms of NYE celebration! Jet-set to “Tokyo Nights” with over 15 artists and DJs including headliner DJ VICE and special guest! Since this party is at the hotel, why not just stay the night?! Get tickets and reserve your room here.

Oxford Social Club

DJ Tay James, Justin Bieber’s official DJ, adds some celebrity flair to Oxford Social Club’s NYE party! Also enjoy an added performance piece by JACS Entertainment which includes dynamic dancers with sophisticated and sensual acts from their “Eyes Wide Shut” story. Pick up tickets here.

Parq Restaurant & Nightclub

While New York drops the ball, Parq is throwing one! Ring in 2020 in style while dancing your way through five rooms, five musical experience, and one upscale party! Bottle service available. Grab your tickets here.



With the 20’s fast approaching, it only makes sense to spend this NYE at an underground speakeasy. Head to Prohibition for an exclusive Supper Club dinner at 6:30pm followed by a New Year’s party with a live performance by The Lafayette Blues Jam. Dinner includes a five-course cocktail pairing dinner (swoon) for $150 per person. Reserve your spot at the Supper Club here.

The Shout! House

Take the classiness of a piano and pair it with the fun of two witty and talented performers, and you get exciting NYE entertainment! Shout in the New Year with a once-a-year, special show at Shout House! Can’t make it on December 31? Then head over for their NYE Preview event on Saturday December 28! Tickets for tables and standing room here.


Side Bar Nightclub & Lounge

With a glitzy and alluring ambiance, Side Bar is sure to add some edgy and unexpected moments into New Year’s Eve! Kiss 2019 goodbye with a party designed to impress and excite! Purchase your tickets here.

The Smoking Gun

The Smoking Gun

Celebrate a new year by going back in time with some classics and throwbacks by DJ Dubb at The Smoking Gun! Cheers to 2020 with a complimentary champagne toast. And for 92010 locals – no cover all night!

Tin Roof

Ring in the new year with live music and a champagne toast at Tin Roof! Corey Gray opens the show at 6pm followed by Coriander playing all the well-known hits. Purchase your tickets ahead of time or pay cover at the door!

New Years Day

Union Kitchen & Tap

Start 2020 right with a brunch buffet and mimosa bar at Union Gaslamp from 9am – 2pm. Sip on additional breakfast cocktails like Bloody Mary’s (option to add bacon), Union Sangria, and Breakfast Shots!