Ring in the New Year—Local Ways to Welcome 2019

. December 18, 2018.
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With 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to plan for New Year’s Eve festivities. Dinners by celebrated chefs, dance parties, beer and wine tastings, as well as many other events will welcome 2019. Look no further than our top picks for ways to celebrate.

Epicurean Choices

Enter 2019 the gourmet way—with a chef’s dinner.
*Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Mancy’s Bluewater Grille

461 W Dussel Dr, Maumee
419-724-2583 | mancys.com
3-9:30pm | $59

Indulge in Bluewater’s three-course dinner from a menu with choices for a salad, starter and an entree, which includes seafood specialties and Mancy’s steaks. Menu is subject to change based on availability of fish.

Hollywood Casino Toledo

1968 Miami St
419-661-5200 | hollywoodtoledo.org
Noon-10pm | $39.99

Enjoy the casino’s New Year’s Eve epic chowdown buffet, which includes grilled steak, lobster, oysters, seafood, and other favored fare. Polish the meal off by testing your luck in the casino.

Mancy’s Italian Grill

5453 Monroe St
419-882-9229 | mancys.com
3pm-9:30pm | $48

Ring in the New Year with your choice of appetizer, soup or salad, and entree at this romantic Italian bistro. Reservations with credit card required.

Inside the Five

5703 N Main St
567-408-7212 | insidethefive.com
6pm-8pm | $50

One of the area’s newest breweries will host a four-course chef’s dinner, which includes a beer or wine pairing for each course. Vegetarian options are available.

Evans Street Station

110 S Evans St, Tecumseh, MI
517-424-5555 | evansstreetstation.com
5-10pm | $75 per guest

Savor the flavors of 2018 and move into the new year with an extraordinary six course menu at this legendary fine dining restaurant in Tecumseh, MI. Nosh on innovative, creative, and “gourmet plates, such as Lamb Tartare, Orange Culver Farms Duck Breast, Bronzed Gnocchi, Cioppino, and more, during this dining experience fit for a gourmand. Enhance the meal with the optional addition of wine or beer pairings: Wine pairings $37. Beer pairings $26. Complimentary toast at Midnight. See the full menu online at evansstreetstation.com/event/new-years-eve.

Brim House

Main Floor of Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel | 444 N Summit St
419-243-7664 | brimhousetoledo.com/p/reservations
5pm-midnight | $85

Before heading up to the top floor for The Heights New Year’s celebration, treat yourself to Chef Lawson’s expertly designed four-course meal and champagne at the Renaissance Toledo.

Benchmark

6130 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg
419-873-6590 | benchmark-restaurant.com
5pm-10pm | $90

Make your NYE an unforgettable culinary experience at this Perrysburg favorite. Chef Jeff Dinnebeil will offer a five-course meal, featuring bay scallops, butternut squash and ricotta ravioli, poached sea bass, Beef Wellington, and dessert. Each course will be paired with wine, and an extra foie gras course is available for an additional charge.

Mancy’s Steakhouse

5453 Monroe St
419-476-4154 | mancys.com
5pm-9:30pm | $60

Mancy’s steaks are aged for 28 days using techniques that have been in the family for generations, making the restaurant a sure bet for the perfect New Year’s Eve meal. So, sink your teeth into the restaurant’s regular fare (an appetizer, choice of soup or salad, an entree), and tempt yourself with unique features that will be added to the menu for the night.

Bayside Catering and Banquet Hall

2759 Seaman Rd, Oregon
419-693-6950 | facebook.com/baysidebanquet
6pm-1:30am | $75

Enter 2019 with a full belly at this New Year’s bash, which promises an open bar, a champagne at midnight, and an all-you-can eat buffet featuring prime cut New York strip and chicken paprikash. Live music at 8pm by My 80s Vice will accompany the evening. RSVP by Wednesday, December 26.

Brandywine Country Club

6904 Salisbury Rd
419-865-2393 | brandywinecc.com
6pm-1am | $75

Tempt yourself with Brandywine’s full buffet of prime rib, appetizers, and desserts, then work off the calories on the dance floor as rock and roll cover band The Red Carpet Crashers keeps things moving well past the midnight champagne toast.

Parties to Ring in 2019

The Village Idiot

309 Conant St, Maumee
419-893-7281 | villageidiotmaumee.com
10pm-2am | No cover.

Fan’s of Toledo’s own rock/soul/funk band Baccano should spend their New Year’s Eve rocking out at The Village Idiot. Enjoy a slice of the Idiot’s delicious pizza, order a cold brew and enjoy Baccano’s always eclectic and energetic show.

NYE at Georgjz419

1205 Adams St
419-842-4477 | facebook.com/GeorgjzToledo
4pm-2:30am | No cover.

Party all night and dance your way into the new year at this favorite UpTown bar. A variety show featuring inclusive entertainment will keep the energy going, an appetizer buffet from 6-8pm, and a balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight will seal the deal. Snacks and finger foods to follow.

Holy Toledo Tavern

9 N St. Clair St
419-724-4499 | holytoledohensville.com
6pm-1am | $70

Spend New Year’s Eve at the Holy Toledo Tavern for a night of fine dining, dancing, libations and champagne. The night begins with a chef’s table dinner with cider-braised beef, vegetarian sides (like caramelized brussel sprouts), assorted desserts, cheeses, and more. After dinner, get ready to dance the night away to DJ Jason Kelley from Book That DJ. The balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight will get you ready to spend the first hours of 2019 partying ‘til you drop. $70 with chef’s dinner. For after-dinner festivities, $15 in advance and $20 at door.

Bar 145 + Reset NYE 2019

5305 Monroe St
419-593-0073 | bar145toledo.com
7pm-2am | $25

Advance to the next level with classic arcade games and live music by Dj Ian Thomas & Dj Adubb at Bar 145’s annual New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, an ice luge, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.

Amnesia

3922 Secor Rd
toledonewyearseve.com
8pm-2am | $25

Hit the nightclub and forget 2018 with a wild night of dancing, bottle service, over 20 VIP tables, and more. Hosted by 2012 WMC World Champion DJ MannyMix, special guest DJs JUNGA , DJ Javi, DJVII, and DJ Big Rube will entertain the crowds with a mix of electronic, hip hop, and more. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef Rafael Estrada of Papi’s Kitchen. Ages 21+ only. VIP packages vary, for more info, 419-410-4724 or vip@toledonewyearseve.com.

The Attic on Adams

1701 Adams St
419-243-5350 | facebook.com/atticonadams
6pm | No cover.

Want something more laid back? Try out some vintage beer releases from The Attic’s cellar, sip champagne cocktails, and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. It’s a party that will be the perfect mix of house party vibes and a neighborhood bar environment.

Black and White Masquerade at Bar Louie

Toledo: 5001 Monroe St, Suite R2 | 567-318-1050
Perrysburg: 4105 Levis Commons Blvd | 419-872-9774
barlouie.com
8pm-2am | $50/gold, $10/silver

Eat, drink, and be happy at both restaurants with the perfect atmosphere to ring in the new year with friends. The kitchen will be open, the bar will serve up cold drinks and music will be bumpin’ ‘til night’s end, along with party favors and a champagne toast. Choose between a gold or silver admission ticket: Silver includes party favors and midnight toast, gold includes those plus four drink tickets. Don’t forget to show up with your masquerade mask!

Fleetwood’s Tap Room

28 N St. Clair St
419-724-2337 | fleetwoodshensville.com
8pm-1am | $20 in advance. $30 at the door.

Enjoy the lengthy list of craft brews at Fleetwood’s while you get your groove on to music by DJ One Tyme. Head up to the fourth floor to catch a live show by The Grape Smugglers, or to the rooftop for a view of the city, then dance until the midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.

The Heights Toledo

12th Floor of Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel | 444 N Summit St
419-243-7565 | theheightstoledo.com
9pm | $50

What better way to celebrate the infinite possibilities of a new year than with a dance party overlooking the best view of the city? $50 covers your entry, small bites, and a midnight champagne toast. If you choose to get the VIP treatment, $175 covers entry, food, and unlimited beverages throughout the night. With beats by DJ A.K. and appetizers by Chef Aaron Lawson, this event is the height of fun sophistication. Buy your tickets at: https://m.bpt.me/event/3913936.

Doc Watson’s

1515 S Byrne Rd
419-389-6003 | docwatsonstoledo.com
9pm | $5 cover.

Party it up at Doc Watson’s, where a $5 cover gets you live music by DJ Gary Colyer, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. They’ll also be offering their usual Monday night special of $5 appetizers after 9pm. With delicious menu items like Doc’s chicken chunks and music all night long, this NYE event is just what the doctor ordered.

Wesley’s

1201 Adams St
419-255-3333 | Wesleysbar.com
3pm | No cover.

Keep it chill at this popular UpTown bar and play your favorite songs from 2018, and beyond, on a free jukebox. A midnight champagne toast keeps it festive, but the night will otherwise be as relaxed as usual.

Andy’s Bar and Grill

7820 Ponderosa Rd, Perrysburg
419-661-9822 | andyssportsbar.com
9pm-2am | No cover.

Will 2019 bring you more luck? Find out at Andy’s Bling in the New Year Party, which promises plenty of giveaways and a chance to win $250 in a karaoke singing contest. Drawings will take place at 12:30am and you must be present to win. Pair $1 droughts with tasty grub as the kitchen will stay open late.

Non-Traditional Celebrations

Dueling Pianos Party

Knights of Columbus Hall
202 W Front St, Monroe, MI
734-259-2424 | lazyriverentertainment.com
6:30pm | $50 with dinner, $30 show only.

Ring in the new year with some class. Join Lazy Entertainment Inc. with two professional pianists to battle it out on grand pianos with playing, singing, and humor. Enjoy dinner with the show, or just come by for the show and drinks. Champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar benefiting Mikie’s Minutes, a nonprofit that allows our troops overseas to stay connected to their families and friends.

Roadrunners New Year’s 5K

Begins at Fallen Timbers Middle School | 6119 Finzel Rd, Whitehouse
419-344-5396 | toledoroadrunners.org
11:45pm-1:45am | $25

While there’s no champagne provided at the finish line, many will start the new year off right with healthy exercise. And there’s no better way to stay in the fitness groove than a 5K run. The Toledo Road Runners are hosting a Midnight Special 5k, after which each runner will receive a completion medal. Awards will be given for
senior, master, grand master, and overall first place runners.

John Henton’s Stand-Up at Toledo Funny Bone

6140 Levis Common Blvd, Perrysburg
419-931-3474 | Toledofunnybone.com
7pm and 10:15pm | $20

The actor, writer, and stand-up comedian John Henton is best known for his roles on The Hughley’s and Living Single. Watch one of his hilarious sets at the Toledo Funny Bone to LOL all the way to 2019.

New Year’s Vigil Mass at Historic Church of St. Patrick

130 Avondale Ave
419-243-6452 | Stpatshistoric.org
5:30pm-6:30pm | Free.

To bring in the new year with a bit of spirituality and prepare yourself for whatever 2019 has in store, join the vigil mass at the beautiful historic Church of St. Patrick. The breathtaking architecture of this well-preserved 1892 cathedral is the perfect setting for reflecting on the past year and thinking of goals for the new one.

Cheers to 2019

Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian
5453 Monroe St
419-824-2463 | mancys.com
2-8pm.

Start celebrating 2019 early with a drink in hand. The Bottle shop will be sampling a variety of drinks including beer, wine and bubbly until 8pm. The best part? Pours are only $1! Grab your friends and savor the affordable sips.