New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Boston
Hosting a party for New Year’s Eve? Cheese and other artisanal treats are a must. Find charcuterie, condiments, nuts, and other accoutrements to make the perfect celebratory party platter. There’s also a selection of sweet treats and other fun, festive treats.
You’ll need champagne or sparkling wine for a toast at midnight. Brix will help you find the best bubbly options. They’ll also help you find any wine or spirits to make your party more festive—maybe an exotic sparkling wine, or boutique bourbon. Get tips on pairing wines and making special cocktails and you’ll be a host with the most.
New Year’s Eve is a great excuse to get fancy and festive. Whether it’s a Roaring 20s affair or an all-out throwdown, you can find fabulous wigs, sparkly costumes, shiny shoes, and over-the-top accessories at Garment District.
The popular Venetian-style osteria and wine bar will offer a celebratory Arsenale menu on New Year’s Eve. The feast features a selection of cicchetti (small plates), an assortment of larger dishes including lobster, bucatini, and osso buco, and dessert. Dishes are served family style.
Dec. 31, seatings available 5pm-10:30pm; $75 pp, $50 extra for wine pairings
Fans of this Chinatown noodle joint from the minds behind Shojo are familiar with the standard “swag” offered as extra toppings for their steaming bowls of ramen. On New Year’s Eve, the swag section of the menu will become “baller,” filled with add-ons like king crab, a foie gras bomb, caviar, and duck. With swag like this, you’ll stay satisfied until the wee hours of New Year’s Day.
After a night of partying, there’s nothing better than an over-the-top brunch to help nurse your hangover. Puritan & Company will do brunch Vegas-style, with an epic buffet that includes housemade pastries, a raw bar, a carving station with ribeye and smoked pork loin, bagels with cured fish and schmears, sourdough waffles, and more. A complimentary bloody, spritz, or mimosa is included, and there’s a cash bar.
Jan. 1, seatings available 11am-1pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm, tickets are $100 pp
The South End spot known for crudo and house-made pastas is donning their Hawaiian shirts and grooming their moustaches for a Magnum P.I.-themed New Year’s Day brunch. Tiki cocktails and brunch specials will be available as well as a variety of magnums to keep things festive.
Jan. 1, 11am-4pm