Wondering what to do on New Years Eve? Well we’ve compiled a list of what’s happening at local beer bars and breweries. Our list is not comprehensive. If you know of something happening, be sure to share it in the Comments section below. (See the note about including links in your comment.)
Note that the following list is presented in no particular order. This is just the order in which we received the information.
Optimism Brewing (Seattle)
According to Optimism Brewing, New Year’s Eve is the optimists’ holiday–a day of the year when we pledge to make the next year even better than the last, resolving to improve ourselves and our world. That why they’re having a New Years Eve party. They’ll count down, I mean “count up,” the hour in all U.S. time zones, have a photo booth and more. Read more here.
Resonate Brewery and Pizzeria (Bellevue/Newport Hills)
In addition to their own stuff, Resonate Brewing will tapping into a couple of exceptional guest beers.
The 2015 Reserve Series of The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery and Wild Black Currant from Engine House No. 9. Also, the chef will cook up some special pizza. Read more here.
Thirsty Hop (Kirkland)
1920’s Prohibition Theme Costume Party & Thirsty Hop’s First Birthday Celebration. Costumes are encouraged, but not required – think Al Capone or Gilda Gray. They’ll have a costume contest and winners will receive prizes. Light bites provided, champagne at midnight. Reservations required. Read more here.
Pike Brewing (Seattle)
Cap off your year and welcome 2016 with New Year’s Eve at The Pike Pub. The evening includes special menu items, created just for the night by Executive Chef, Gary Marx and a complementary toast at midnight to welcome the release of 2015 Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine. Read more here.
Boundary Bay Brewery (Bellingham)
It’s a tradition in Bellingham – the NYE bash at Boundary Bay. Live music and at midnight they drop the ball. In this case, a keg wrapped in lights. Read more here.
Beveridge Place Pub (West Seattle)
They’ve got some special stuff in store for the big night. Or stay home and get ready for the New Years Day Barrel Bonanza. Read more here.
McMenamins Olympic Club (Centralia)
New Years celebration with with live music. Read more here.
McMenamins Anderson School (Bothell)
New Years celebration with live music. Read more here.
Salish Sea Brewing (Edmonds)
They’ll stay open late at Salish Sea Brewing for the ringing in of the New Year. Champagne or beer toast at midnight.
Parkway Tavern (Tacoma)
They’re having a big Dogfish Head party, with a whole bunch of Dogfish beers. Complete details here.
Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (Seattle)
They’ll debut their new lager on New Years Eve. Check them out on Facebook.
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery (Seattle)
They’ll be open late and you’re invited. Read more here.
For New Year’s Eve, they’ll dish up a four-course meal paired with beers. $80/person with a $25/person deposit. Reservations and deposits can be made on open table. Seatings are between 5:30 and 8:00. Please include dietary restrictions. Read more here.
Gig Harbor Brewing (Tacoma)
Gig Harbor Brewing will open early on New Years Eve, at 2:00 PM. Offering $4 pints, $4 Three-Beer Sample Trays, Free Peanuts & Snacks. Outside food and kids are welcome.