New Years Seattle

New Years Seattle
New Years Seattle

Sure, New York City throws the most notorious New Years party at Times Square, but as for the west coast, the Emerald City shines bright with its own festive atmosphere. In this hip Pacific Northwest city, there are plenty of Seattle New Years events that you can choose to enjoy, and a slew of bars, clubs and restaurants offer up their own affairs that are sure to be provide some good times. The Seattle Space Needles New Years event is probably the most publicized New Years Eve Seattle party, but by no means does it figure as the one and only exclusive spot for fun and great New Years Eve pictures. With a number of options for a 2023 New Years party Seattle night out, you can be sure to find the right spot to usher in the New Year in appropriate style.

Seattle New Years
Seattle New Years  Image: shannonkringen (flickr), CC BY-SA 2.0

The Seattle Space Needle is an architectural icon that rises high above the city skyline. The SkyCity revolving restaurant throws an annual Space Needles New Years party that is sure to be one that you'll forever remember. As Mt. Rainier fades into the night, you can enjoy scintillating 360-degree views of the Seattle nighttime skyline while you party some 600 feet in the sky. You'll likely want to get your reservations in as soon as possible for the Space Needles New Years event, as it is undoubtedly the center of the city's New Years celebrations. You can contact a SkyCity representative for in-depth information and reservations for its fun-filled celebration, which includes a three-course meal, party favors, champagne and plenty of dancing. When the clock strikes midnight, the fireworks that are shot over the landmark tower will accentuate the magic of the moment.

If you can't get your reservations in order for the Space Needles New Years party, or are looking for an alternative Seattle New Years event, you could consider the Indulgence New Year's Eve Party at the Seattle Center, or opt for the romantic annual gala at the Century Ballroom & Café. The former is held specifically at the Experience Music Project (EMP) and the party features live music, plenty of dancing and even some comedic relief. If you want to live large, you can spend extra to get into the EMP VIP room, which overlooks the main stage. The party at EMP starts at 8 p.m. and goes on until 2 a.m., which gives you plenty of time to throw some bills at the several cash-only bars. The latter party at the Century Ballroom is a more romantic affair, where an elegant 4-course dinner precludes dancing on one of the largest dance floors in the city. The formal seated dinner starts at 7 p.m., but you can opt to show up afterwards for the main party, which commences at 9:30. If you like to salsa dance, this could be the party for you. It's a bit more formal than some of the other New Years party Seattle options and is ideal for couples.

For more Seattle New Years dinners downtown, there are a few restaurants that offer some welcome affairs. The Palace Kitchen will feature live music performed by the Portage Bay Big Band, and live jazz sets the mood at the hotel restaurant at The Hunt Club at the Sorrento, where you can enjoy a five-course meal. On the waterfront, Six Seven is offering a four-course dinner and a champagne toast. The trendy BOKA Kitchen and Bar has two menus for its Seattle New Years party, one of which is exclusive for vegetarians. Rovers, which is a Madison Park institution, offers the kind of quality dining experience that could make your New Years Eve Seattle experience a truly memorable one as far as your tastebuds go. You can also look for New Years packages in Seattle if you're looking to combine a great meal or even a a hotel stay with the rest of your night out.

If you are more in the mood to unleash a bit of your wild side during your New Years Eve Seattle night out, the numerous bars and clubs that are throwing their own electric New Years parties might provide your best options. You can get the party started early at Spitfire, a downtown hipster bar that begins serving its New Years drink specials at 3 p.m. At Tini Bigs Lounge, your New Years cover fee allows you to enjoy both the Tini "50's cocktail bar, as well as the adjoining Tiki lounge. They supply the party favors and a champagne toast, and you get some prime views of the fireworks over the Space Needle. At the Havana, which dubs itself as "A palace for drinking", three different DJ's will be spinning the tunes, and the atmosphere is sure to be alive. Some of the downtown Seattle bars and clubs will feature live music by local groups. At the Sunset Tavern, the punk sounds of Llama and Sgt. Major are on the agenda, and The Triple Door will feature a rockin' lineup, with such bands as Harvey Danger and Awesome!. Simply put, there are a healthy gob of places throwing New Years Eve Seattle parties, and you are sure to find the right place for your idea of a good time.

Top image: Scooter Lowrimore (flickr)
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