This New Year’s Eve, Where's Your Party At? | The Most Epic Round Up of New Year's Eve Parties and Specials All Around San Diego

December 17, 2012

So, in making it past the last day of the Mayan calendar, we have a lot to celebrate going into the new year, as survival is definitely cause for jubilation.  While sending off 2012 stylishly might depend on your budget or entertainment preferences, it is best to devise a plan early and determine the perfect place to ring in the New Year.  We have compiled info on all the best New Year's Eve parties and specials all around San Diego, so check out our, albeit super long, list.

We've been so kind to section off the NYE parties and specials by area for your convenience.  Pick wisely.

Downtown (Gaslamp, Little Italy, East village, etc)

Ty Hauter of Good Time Design is hosting San Diego's only NYE block party! This unique New Year's Eve block party option is not being done by anyone in San Diego, mainly because GTD is one of the only entertainment groups that owns enough venues in one area to do this. The group is building an Entertainment Alley in East Village, which is made evident by this concept.  Party goers get access to 5 Venues with 1 Ticket and can spend their entire evening with Good Time Design, start with a casual beer at Bub's, walk over to The Blind Burro for dinner then enter the Cat Eye Club, (opens on NYE), go to Block 16 to ring in the New Year and grab a late night bite to eat at Lucky's after the party. The ticket gets you the following:  Entrance to Block 16 featuring DJ Z Trip to ring us into 2013; The Blind Burro: front of the line privileges/ 10% off your meal/ $2 off the House Margarita;  Bub’s at the Ballpark: front of the line privileges/ 20% off your meal/ Beer & Shot special for $7;  Cat Eye Club: Drink Specials; and Lucky’s Lunch Counter: 20% off your meal.  The Block Party will not be oversold so guests will have easy access to bars and servers.  Here is a link for tickets, which are $50 but will go up to $75 as the date nears.

FLUXX Nightclub is known for throwing epic New Year's Eve-worthy bashes every weekend, so San Diegans should expect the ultimate party to ring in 2013! FLUXX's NYE "Champagne Ball" will be the hottest and sexiest party in San Diego on December 31st. New Years Eve at Fluxx will feature beats by DJ Ikon and a traditional champagne toast at midnight as the ball drops. Champagne showers guaranteed. Tickets are available online.

Roll into 2013 at RA Sushi with a night of New Year’s themed food and drink specials, including the “RA”solution Roll and Midnight Kiss signature cocktail. There will be a champagne toast and live DJ’s will be spinning the latest hits from 7 p.m. to close at this free party with no line and no cover.

The barkeeps at downtown's El Dorado Cocktail Lounge will pay tribute to the 1980's classic flick Back to the Future with their "Enchantment Under The Sea" NYE party. Featuring the sweet tunes of DJs Don't Go Jason Waterfalls, Saul Q, Adam Salter and Mike Delgado, the night features El Dorado's newly released lineup of winter cocktails for $9 each, plus their newest lineup of libations -- an innovative craft shot trio priced at $12. Imbibers will also have the option of purchasing $25 bottles of champagne all night alongside the regular cocktail menu. El Dorado's NYE event is open to the public, age 21+, with a $20 cover at the door.

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, The Commons, will be celebrating New Years Eve with $20 general admission at the door or $60 for those who would like to enjoy VIP hosted apps of kicked up bar fare and celebratory drinks in the game room from 8 pm to midnight with private bar and bartender, including a champagne toast at midnight. For New Years Day, celebrate with The Commons' morning after brunch, where guests have the choice to go naughty with the Southern Bowl featuring cheddar buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken strips and scrambled eggs all smothered in sausage gravy or go nice with granola and yogurt.

Emily Post!
Ideally located in downtown’s vibrant Gaslamp District, Jsix is a lively restaurant that leaves guests with a lasting impression, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Chef Christian Graves has created a decadent, four-course menu of dishes like Herb Crusted Black Cod with lentils, Jerusalem artichoke puree, fried capers, salsa verde and Dungeness crab gratin. Chef Graves will also offer celebratory champagne cocktails like the Emily Post and a champagne bar stocked with best buys and vintage bottles. The meal is $95 per person or $115 with wine pairings. Dinner gets guests complimentary entrance to LOUNGEsix’s rooftop party.

Surrounding Hotel Solamar’s Shore Pool atop Solamar Terrace, LOUNGEsix is one of the premier rooftop lounges in the Gaslamp Quarter. Ring in the New Year from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. in a VIP cabana with bottle service, or sip evening libations by cocktail engineer Lauren Lathrop Williams. Entrance to the event is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Start the night with a prix fixe dinner at Jsix and receive complimentary entrance to the party. 

Inside Quality Social
Looking to add a touch of European elegance to your New Year’s Eve celebration this year? Join Quality Social's La Fin Du Monde (translated: the end of the world) NYE celebration for a truly vintage Parisian experience that is sure to add a certain “je ne sais qoi” to the night’s festivities. DJ’s Groundfloor and Blancnoire will keep you dancing all night long as you enjoy hosted premium bar, tray passed hors d’oeurves, party favors, and a special midnight champagne toast! Additional highlights of the evening include live art by Abbazzabba Coltrane and photography by Pablo Stanley to capture the night’s greatest moments. Tickets or table reservations are required for admittance. An extremely limited amount of general admission tickets are now on sale (but going quickly!) starting at $75 and set to increase. For those wishing to add an extra touch to the evening, multiple VIP table package options include: express admission, bottle service, complimentary bottle of champagne, Red Bull & water. Tickets may be purchased online in advance here

Inside Searsucker
Gaslamp’s favorite dining hotspot, Searsucker, will heat up this New Year's Eve with DJ Chris Renzuli and Matsu, plenty of champagne, and Chef Brian Malarkey’s playful three-course menu, with multiple selections per course. Seating will be from 5:30 - 10:45pm for $75 (not including tax/gratuity) and limited appetizers will be available in the lounge / bar area. Reservations required.

Join Little Italy’s favorite neighborhood destination, Craft & Commerce, for a black tie (“or something sorta fancy") affair featuring an elegant four-course prix fixe menu crafted by the knowledgeable hands of Executive Chef Jason McLeod. The special bill of fare will feature a selection of artisan cheeses and cured meats, roasted heirloom beet & smoked carrot salad, and a delicious Surf & Turf main course before finishing off the meal with a little something sweet – Craft & Commerce “chocolate bar”. The first seating begins at 6pm and is priced at $75 dollars, while the second seating at 9pm will cost $90 and includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 

The newest addition to the Donovan's family, Donovan's Prime Seafood will be offering a deluxe prix fix menu, as well as a limited menu of specialty seafood, prime meats, sides and delectable desserts. For $95 a person, guests will delight in a four course meal with a choice of a 2lb Maine Lobster Thermidor or 6oz Prime Filet Mignon with Seafood Newburg entree and a sweet ending of either Creme Brulee or Cheesecake with Berry Compote. Donovan's Prime Seafood will open for New Year's Eve at 5pm. 

Limited pre-sale tickets are available for New Year’s Eve at Onyx where the party rages from 8pm until  4am. Enjoy music from San Diego's top DJs: Martin Kache, Tony V, Muzik Junkies, Rags, Retep and Rekon.   The ticket price includes complimentary cocktails from 8-9 pm, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight with a magnificent midnight balloon drop. With multiple rooms for celebration, New Year’s Eve at the Onyx is like three unique parties in one.  No guest list is available for New Year’s Eve and tickets are available for pre-sale only.

Inside Noble Experiment
This New Year’s Eve, make your way through the hidden speakeasy bar entrance to Noble Experiment for a sensational night of spirits and celebration. Festivities commence at 9 pm and will feature catered hors d’oeuvres from adjoining eatery, Neighborhood. Enjoy as much as you can safely drink from the premium open bar in addition to a special wine punch and midnight champagne toast. A limited amount of tickets are available for purchase at $125 per person, and include service for the duration of the evening for you and your group. 

San Diego's hottest ultra-lounge and nightclub, Side Bar, is hosting the ultimate New Year's Eve bash this year. Boasting a modern and glamorous art deco atmosphere, Side Bar sets the perfect stage to celebrate the night in style. Playful party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and DJ Epic Twelve will keep everyone dancing until 2am. In true Side Bar fashion, the doors will stay open for an epic SIXam/TENam after party from 6-10am. 

Party at the Andaz!
Andaz San Diego and Ivy Nightclub will launch into 2013 with a New Year’s Eve bash featuring five different onsite venues, including the adjoining Katsuya by Starck, and acclaimed DJs from around the world. Beginning December 31 at 9 p.m., this evening is primed with a dynamic lineup of imported electronic musical entertainment, including leading DJs Drop The Lime from New York City and GRUM from Scotland. Guests will enjoy the best talent possible as they celebrate in the Ivy Nightclub, Ivy Wine Bar, spacious 5,300 square foot Ivy Studio, sky high Ivy Rooftop and Katsuya by Starck restaurant.

New Year’s Eve dinner at Toscana Café & Wine Bar is $39 per person which includes appetizers, entrees, dessert and champagne. The regular dinner menu will also be available. Seating for dinner is available at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm.

Stingaree's main bar area
Partygoers looking to celebrate New Years in a club scene can ring in 2013 at Stingaree nightclub, San Diego's most captivating nightlife experience located in the Gaslamp Quarter. Stingaree's New Years Eve celebration will kickoff at 9pm on December 31st, featuring music by DJ Crooked, champagne showers, cryo guns, confetti canons and more. New Years Eve bottle service is available starting with a two bottle minimum for up to 10 guests and includes four comp tickets with additional tickets priced at $30 each (rather than $50). Those who want to keep the party going on New Years Day head back to Stingaree at 11am for GuestHouse Day Club, the city's wildest high-energy day party.

Jaded on overrated New Year’s Eve celebrations, fancy dress codes and outrageous cover charges? Ditch the cliché and KEEP IT BASIC with BASIC Urban Kitchen + Bar's annual NYE event. $15.00 (YES, WE SAID $15.00!) at the door is all it takes for access to BASIC's ultimate urban experience. BASIC opens doors at 8pm. First come first serve for those last minute scramblers and procrastinating partiers---you know who you are. And for those who prefer not to fly by the seat of their pants, BASIC offers an awesome bottle service option – reserve one couch for up to ten guests and receive front of the line privileges, no cover, one bottle of booze and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot ($355 total). An affordable champagne package is also available -- buy one bottle of Veuve Clicquot and receive front of the line privileges and no cover for up to 4 guests ($105 total). A few of downtown’s favorite DJs will be spinning a fierce mix of beats to get the party started, and a complimentary midnight toast of bubbly and BASIC's signature New Haven brick oven pies are available for purchase throughout the evening.

Katsuya's crispy rice with spicy tuna
Katsuya by Starck San Diego is ringing in 2013 with a bang, hosting downtown’s premium New Year's Eve throw down. In line with the restaurant’s cutting-edge atmosphere and vibe, Katsuya San Diego will be celebrating secret agent style. From 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Katsuya will offer four seatings with a prefixed four-course menu of the restaurant’s most exquisite dishes, as well as a limited selection of sashimi and sushi. Starting at 10:00 p.m., the venue will transition into full party mode, shutting down for a fierce fashion show, beats by DJ Joey Jimenez and VIP table service. Here’s a piece of confidential information - when the clock strikes midnight, hundreds of balloons will drop from the ceiling to guest's surprise after a complementary champagne toast. For the best seats in the house, the chic mezzanine and atrium areas are available for large party buy-outs, while VIP table packages are available for smaller groups at Dinner reservations at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m feature a $55 per-person menu, or $105 for dinner and an all-access party pass to New Year's Eve celebrations throughout the Andaz, including not only Katsuya but the Ivy Nightclub, Rooftop and Wine Bar. Dinner reservations at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. feature a $125 per-person dinner and all-access party package. VIP table packages start at $250.

New Years Eve at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina offer guests the chance to join the celebration for the Annual Sand & Sea New Year's Eve Ball, benefitting mental health awareness in San Diego County. Enjoy a four-course dinner, fun and continuous live music provided by The Xceptional Music Company. After a night of celebration and holiday festivities, there is nothing better than escaping to one of our guestrooms for a peaceful night's rest with magnificent views of the city skyline, bay or marina. Reserve by December 30, 2012 and enjoy a NYE Package from $299/ night, which includes an overnight stay and two tickets to the Sand an Sea Ball, champagne & strawberries delivered upon arrival., with additional nights available at the hotel from $199 per night (available December 30th and January 1st).

Whether you are seeking a savory meal, sultry music, or a fusion of both, Grant Grill & Lounge is THE place to be this December 31st. Chef Chris Kurth's Finest 3-Course Tasting Menu will prove an exceptional ending to 2012. Seating available 5:30-7pm and reservations are recommended.  Really hungry - go for the ultimate Supper Club experience with a Lavish 6-Course Tasting Dinner plus Live Entertainment and Midnight Countdown with hosted Champagne Toast creates the ultimate New Year's Eve experience with seating from 8:15-9:30pm.  Looking for something more intimate, count down to Midnight with a Table Reserved just for the two of you, including Live Entertainment, a Bottle of House Champagne and a shared Charcuterie of artesan cheese and cured meats. ($90 per Couple). Seating begins at 10pm.  Finally, toast to 2012 and set an unequalled precedent for 2013 as one of the first to partake in celebration at THE US GRANT's 1st Annual New Year's Eve Soiree: The Bivouac! An upscale and more intimate alternative to the nightclub scene, The Bivouac will be hosted in the Palm Court Ballroom with live music, specialty beverage stations and guaranteed memories in the making. Tickets will sell out, so don’t delay!

Whiskey Girl, an obvious choice for downtown celebrations, will celebrate the year ahead with an elaborate buffet courtesy of Executive Chef Brad Hightow. Whiskey Girl’s New Years Eve bash will also feature festive bubbly, and beats provided by DJ Marc Thrasher and DJ Romeo. The buffet will be served from 7-9pm and tickets can be pre-purchased online for $30, or purchased at the door for $40.

With three dining times, join BiCE Ristorante to ring in the New Year with a special menu and complimentary toast at Midnight. First seating is from 4:30 pm for $50 per person for a 4-Course Menu, and each couple will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend in 2013.   The second Seating is from 6:30 pm and is $68 per person for a 4-Course Menu, and the third Seating is from 9:00 pm for $85 per person. for a 4 Course Menu with a complimentary Toast at Midnight.

To ring in the New Year, check out the “barleymash Goes Gold” party starting 9 pm with DJ music all night. Pre-sale tickets are $25 and include a champagne toast at midnight. Bottle service reservations are available.

Hotel Indigo/Level 9 is throwing an all inclusive bash beginning at 8 p.m. Cost to attend is $95 per person and $180 per couple. There will be an open bar, appetizer stations, DJ’s in two venues, champagne toast and party favors.

Uptown (Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights, Bankers Hill, etc)

At West Coast Tavern, two seating options for New Year’s Eve dinner are available. The first seating is from 5:30-6:30pm for $69.95. The second seating is from 8:30-9:30pm for $79.95. Each seating includes party favors and a champagne toast.

Join the acclaimed CUCINA urbana in Bankers Hill and Kensington Grill for one of two available dining options suitable for both early-evening and late-night celebrations. CUCINA urbana: NYE early seating offers a special 3-course meal for reservations between 5:00pm – 6:15pm for $50 per guest. Reservations after 6:30pm will enjoy a special 4-course menu for $65 per guest. Kensington Grill: NYE early seating offers a special 3-course meal for reservations between 5:00pm – 6:15pm for $40 per guest. Reservations after 6:30pm will enjoy a special 4-course menu for $55 per guest. Forgot to make reservations? Seating at the bar or pizza counter is on a first-available basis where guests may select from either the prix fixe menu or a special a la carte menu. Note: A two-hour dining limit is placed on all reservations made prior to 9:30pm, but guests with reservations after 9:30pm (with final seating at 10:30pm) can dine until the clock strikes twelve

As 2012 comes to a close, Bertrand at Mister A’s will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a la carte and prix fixe menus showcasing the talents of Chef de Cuisine Stephane Voitzwinkler.  Guests of this rooftop restaurant will be able to choose between two distinct seating times - an earlier seating from 5 to 7 p.m. will be paired with an exquisite a la carte menu, while the later seating, taking place from 7:15 to 10:15 p.m., will offer guests an impressive six-course prix fixe meal priced at $115 per adult.  The evening’s experience will include an amuse bouche followed by starters such as Maine Lobster “Strudel,” Forest Mushroom Risotto with Pea Shoots and Sauteed Blue Abalone in a Lemon Caper Berry Sauce and Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage. Prix fixe diners will receive their choice of three starters.  Bertrand at Mister A’s New Year’s Eve menus may both be viewed in full here. Bertrand at Mister A’s will reopen to serve dinner on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, Jan. 1) between the hours of 5:30 and 9:45 p.m.

Inside Alchemy
Alchemy Restaurant Rings in the New Year with something for everyone with a $42 three-course menu.  Alchemy’s Chef Ricardo Heredia will feature favorites from the current seasonal entrée and street food menu in addition to a few new offerings like a traditional prime rib, an eclectic Pacific Pompano and housemade sorbets prepared especially for the evening. All menus are created in a three course style with multiple choices for each appetizer, main course and dessert. The bar will feature an a la carte menu of our cultural fare available only at the bar.  Beverages can be paired with each course for an additional $16.

The wine will be flowing at Zia’s Bistro in Little Italy with food and drink specials including a selection of the restaurant’s best dishes served throughout 2012. Dance the night away with contemporary music from pianist and saxophonist Rick Ross. (Pricing will vary.)

As with the successful "A Modo Mio Week," Joe Busalacchi will again set aside his regular menu to do things “a modo mio” or “my way” for a special New Year’s Eve dinner service at Busalacchi’s A Modo Mio in Hillcrest. Guests will choose chicken, red meat, fish or vegetarian fare for the main course and Joe will take care of the rest – a surprise meal for the adventurous diner. (One glass of champagne included; $59 for a five-course meal, $49 for a four-course meal.)

Hillcrest’s hottest new nightlife venue, 1202, will be partying like it’s 2013 on New Years Eve with bottles upon bottles of champagne, party favors and an epic confetti drop at midnight. Pre-sale general admission tickets will be available for $20, while bottle service packages will be offered for those serious about ringing in the New Year. Partygoers can dine at neighboring restaurant The Range Kitchen & Cocktails before or after hitting the club, as The Range will be open for dinner on New Years Eve and then will reopen at 6am on New Years Day with a limited menu to keep the party going.

AC Lounge
The annual New Year's Eve Masquerade Bash at The Air Conditioned Lounge features complimentary masks provided at the door in a variety of colors, with tickets selling for $30. This is subject to sell out, as this party has sold out three years in a row. Ticket includes free Van Gogh Vodka shot [Choose from 3 potent concoctions], a champagne toast at Midnight and party favors. Music will be by DJ Junior.

At Uptown Tavern, don't miss the New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu, with a la Carte for $10 or three courses for $27.  Try the total package and order the full tasting menu for $45 and add a champagne toast for $5 per person.

North Park's True North Tavern will have DJ Wonderbread spinning music across a variety of genres while combining each song deftly with video on more than 25 widescreens from 9 p.m. to close this New Year’s Eve. The festivities include a midnight ball drop and complimentary champagne toast and party favors for all guests. Cover charges for the evening are progressive, starting at $10 at 9 pm and increasing in $5 increments every hour until midnight topping out at $20.

The Beaches and Bay – (Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla, Point Loma & Coronado)

Cusp has a view, good eats, and tasty cocktails
As bright and airy as La Jolla itself, Cusp Dining & Drinks offers New Year’s Eve diners a place to enjoy an unparalleled 280 degree view of the Pacific Ocean from every seat in the house. Come celebrate their first New Year’s Eve with a feast from Chef Donald Lockhart that features dishes like Lobster Ravioli with salsify and chanterelles and a prosecco caviar reduction. The four-course dinner is $65 per person with the first seating at 5 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. Adding to the night’s festivities, guests will also be able to enjoy bands both at Cusp and at Hiatus Pool Bar and Lounge. 

Cafe Japengo’s New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner will be created by Executive Chef Jay Payne and Executive Sushi Chef Jerry Warner and will be priced at $59 per person with a choice of starter, entrée and dessert.  The “Dance and Stay” package ($179) and “Japengo Dine and Stay” package ($299) will grant guests a hotel room at Hyatt Regency La Jolla—complete with a bottle of celebratory champagne—through the night of December 31. Additional benefits will include admission to the New Year’s countdown party at Michael’s Lounge, located inside the hotel. This party will include a DJ, dancing, party favors, late night dessert buffet and balloon drop at midnight. Following the night’s celebrations, guests will be able to partake in a complimentary breakfast buffet for two at Barcino Grill, also inside Hyatt Regency La Jolla.  Those who purchase the “Japengo Dine and Stay” package will receive all aforementioned benefits, plus dinner for two at Cafe Japengo, with a choice of either the New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu or a $59 per person credit toward the regular menu.

Kick your new year off right by counting down at the beautiful Catamaran Resort in Pacific Beach. VAVi’s all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party at the beach is the most fun you can have in San Diego and is the perfect way to cap off your holiday season! Share your midnight kiss overlooking the remarkable views of Mission Bay and avoid the headache of going to downtown.  And don't worry about getting a designated driver, as the hosts offer a free shuttle to everyone who has a ticket! The talented DJs of Sleeping Giant Music, Fortune Music & will provide your NYE party play list while you celebrate in the Catamaran’s five different rooms. Don’t forget about the optional three-story VIP party boat. Is your 2013 resolution to have more fun? VAVi wants to make your wish come true!  New Years Eve Beach Party tickets are now $139 And VIP Party Boat tickets are $169 and can be purchased online.

Prospect Bar and Grill's New Year’s Eve features music by DJ Julz, Big Daddy and X-Ray. The ticket price includes a complimentary champagne toast and a photo booth adds to the fun. Bottle service packages are available and dress codes will be strictly enforced. Tickets may be purchased at Prospect Bar and Grill or

George's patio
On New Year's Eve, George's California Modern is open from 5-10pm and will be offering a variety of dining options to celebrate the holiday. Guests can choose from a 4-course menu for $75 (vegetarian version, $65) or an 8-course menu for $105 (vegetarian option, $95). George's Bar will be open 11am-2am, offering guests a view of the New York City ball drop on the bar's flat screen TV, plenty of champagne and a 4-course menu priced at $65. Ocean Terrace will be open from 11am-3:30pm and 4:15pm-10pm, also offering the 4-course $65 menu served at George's Bar. On New Year's Day, George's Bar will be open from 11am-2am, serving up signature cocktails perfect for ringing in the new year all day and night long, like the Strawberry cocktail with Chambord, lemon and champagne, and the full menu. Ocean Terrace will be open 11am-10pm offering the full menu and ocean views, of course. California Modern will be open during regular dining hours from 5-9pm offering the full menu for guests to treat themselves and their loved ones and kick off the new year with a very special dinner for the special occasion.

Two options await party-goers on New Year’s Eve at Duck Dive in Pacific Beach. Try one or better yet, both. Enjoy a four course dinner from 5-8 p.m. or attend the Prohibition Party at 9pm and admission is $10. Guests are encouraged to dress dapper and fashionably flapper-eqsue.  A variety of New Year’s Eve packages are offered depending on the size of your group.  From the Arnold Rothstein Table which includes four VIP entries and one complimentary bottle of champagne to the Enoch “Nucky” Thompson Big Daddy Booth which includes ten VIP entries, three complimentary bottles of champagne, two servings of prohibition punch (serves 6-8), snacks, and two prohibition party kits.

It's no secret that Beaumont's is the place to be in Bird Rock on New Year's Eve. This year, the restaurant will be hosting two special seatings with a special pre-fixed menu crafted by new Executive Chef George Morris from 5-6pm for $35 and 8-9pm for $95. The later seating will also include champagne, party favors, and prime seating for the night's live entertainment. For those who have obligatory dinner plans at the in-laws, Beaumont's will be selling $40 post-dinner party tickets, which will include live music starting at 10pm and a specialty cocktail in honor of the night's celebrations. For reservations or pre-sale tickets, please call 858-459-0474. Beaumont's will keep the party going on New Years Day from 10am-10pm with a regular menu and specials by Chef Morris. 

In Mission Beach, Sandbar and Grill's New Year’s Eve hours are from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and packages start at $40 per person. The package features $3 u-call-its, a $10 gift card valid anytime in January, a free glass of champagne at midnight, party favors and even free breakfast on New Year’s Day.

Guests can start their New Years Eve celebrations seaside at Brockton Villa, where they can enjoy a special pre-fixed four course menu courtesy of Chef Mareyja Sisbarro from 5pm to 9pm. Nothing calls for brunch like a long night out on the town, which is why Brockton Villa will be open with their regular menu (did someone say Coast Toast?) and a handful of specials on New Years Day from 8am to 9pm. 

Inside Herringbone
San Diegans can celebrate the New Year in La Jolla at Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey's Herringbone. Diners will toast to the New Year with a seafood-centric three-course menu ($75) crafted by Chef Amanda Baumgarten that includes choices of hamachi crudo, scallop crudo, uni spaghettini, Maine lobster bisque, filet mignon "Oscar Style" or white sea bass. Additionally, guests can also enjoy full caviar service for $95 or $185 per ounce (quantities limited). Live DJs Bobby Calabrese and Billa will spin everything from rock and disco or electric and funk and champagne toasts will round out the night to set the stage for a fantastic year ahead!

Guests can enjoy an elegant New Years Eve at the exceptional Donovan’s Steak & Chop House. Both the La Jolla and Gaslamp locations will feature a prix fixe menu for $100 per person, including rock lobster tail, prime filet mignon and a delectable choice of desserts. Couples seeking romance can delight in a “Chef's Feature for Two,” which will include a specially selected bottle of wine for $135 per person. A special holiday menu including a large collection of prime meats, seafood and side dishes will also be available beginning at 5pm.

Inside Table 926
Table 926, an award-winning bistro located in north Pacific Beach, will be open Monday, December 31 with two dinner seatings to serve guests an extraordinary meal to cap off the year! The inspired three-course prix fixed menu features farm-to-table ingredients with wine and champagne pairings. Each dish has been carefully fashioned to reflect the winter season and artfully derived from local farmer’s markets fresh ingredients.  Guests will select their choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert from the specialty menu created by Table 926’s chef and owner Matt Richman. Priced at $70 per person, or $90 with 2 glasses of wine and one glass of champagne, the dinner will feature choices from a list of appetizers, entrees, desserts for a 3 course meal.  Dinner reservations are available anytime from 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

Coronado Firehouse will start the nigh with a buffet dinner from 5pm -9pm featuring some of Chef Dan Saito's best creations! Reservations can be made at 619-554-2900 and will cost $19.95. From 9pm-11:30pm Coronado Firhouse will lay out a delicious appetizer buffet for tasty snacks at only $9.95. There will be a champagne toast at midnight to ring in 2013.

North County

Ring in the New Year at Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey's Del Mar hotspot Burlap. With plenty of champagne flutes and live entertainment, Chef Anthony Sinsay has created a four-course menu for $65/person showcasing the best of "Asian Cowboy" cuisine. The menu includes their famous spicy tuna-crispy rice, sisig crispy pork belly and shoulder, tandoori chicken and butter roasted Maine lobster. Reservations are required.

Don't miss Pacifica Del Mar's NYE Dinner, where brand new Executive Chef Stephanie O’Mary Berwald has teamed with Chef/Partner Chris Idso to create a prix fixe dinner to allow guests to indulge one last time in 2012 before the clock strikes midnight. Rich dishes like Olive Oil Poached Bass with squid ink spaetzle, pomegranate and pancetta will be offered as part of the four-course menu that is only $55 per person. The first seating is at 4:30 p.m. and the second is at 7:30 p.m. with a champagne toast and free valet.  Pacifica Del Mar’s Ocean Bar is also offering an unrivaled opportunity for New Year’s Eve partygoers this year. From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., guests can enjoy drink specials, complimentary bites, a champagne toast and a live DJ without a cover charge. Definitely not your average occasion! 

Mille Fleurs'
On New Year’s Eve, Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe will offer guests the choice of an a la carte or six-course prix fixe menu as they ring in 2013. Both menus, available at separate times throughout the evening, have been created by talented and longtime Chef de Cuisine Martin Woesle.  Open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, there will be two seating times during this evening. Guests will be able to order from the a la carte menu during the earlier seating (5 to 6:30 p.m.) and the prix fixe menu during the second seating time (7 to 9 p.m.). The prix fixe menu will be priced at $115 per adult.  Mille Fleurs' New Year’s Eve a la carte menu may be viewed here.  Mille Fleurs’ New Year’s Eve six-course prix fixe menu may be viewed here.

New Year’s Eve dinner at Union Kitchen and Tap is available from 6-11pm for $50 per person which includes a champagne toast. Entertainment starts post-dinner and runs until 2 am.

Inland and Around 

Where will you be as the ball drops and 2013 arrives? For a timeless celebration, ring in the New Year at one of the Cohn Restaurant Groups' memorable dining destinations. Executive Chefs from Island Prime/C Level Lounge, 333 Pacific, 100 Wines Hillcrest, The Melting Pot, Indigo Grill, BO-beau kitchen + bar, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, and both Gaslamp & La Jolla Stripclubs will be offering distinctive multi-course dinner menus to include a variety of divine options. In addition to a 3-course dinner menu, enjoy live music on the outdoor roof deck with Vintana’s entertainment package, or join The Prado at Balboa Park for a champagne toast & dancing in the Grand Ballroom. Reservations should be made in advance through the restaurant. For more details on NYE dining as well as full multi-course menus, please click here.  Check out for New Year's Day happenings.

Rancho Valencia
Located in the upscale San Diego community of Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, which just reopened in October following a $30 million renovation, will host the ultimate New Years Eve celebration. Rancho Valencia's New Years Eve guests will enjoy tray passed bites, live music and libations from a variety of unlimited bars including a champagne and wine bar, vodka bar and tequila bar. An elaborate display of culinary delights such as a raw seafood and sushi bar, an artisan cheese & house made charcuterie station and prime meats and vegetarian samplings will be situated throughout the courtyards of the property's main clubhouse as well as in the resort's bar, The Pony Room. Rancho Valencia's private wine room will present a spread of sweet treats for tasting and champagne for toasting throughout the evening. $375 per person includes all alcohol, entertainment, tax and service charge and reservations are required (858-759-6216). Guests can make a night of it and book New Year's Eve accommodations starting at $700 per night (two night minimum). 

East County can ring in 2013 with La Mesa dining hotspot Gingham's three-course menu that comes with an amuse bottle and glass of champagne for only $35 per person! If the prix fixe menu isn't for you, Gingham's full dinner menu will also be available. Dinner service is from 6-10pm and guests are encouraged to stay late and enjoy Pick & Rocks cocktails, live music and good company.

Dance into the New Year at Delicias with the acoustic sounds of Don Felder, former lead guitarist of The Eagles, from 9:30 - 11pm. Guests can fuel up for a fun night with a four-course dinner menu for $95 from 5:30-6:30pm or during the 9pm hour for $150. Later in the evening, a DJ in the courtyard will continue the party with hot beats to get everyone up and dancing!

Enjoy the culture and authentic cuisine of Little Italy without leaving Chula Vista at Via Lago Trattoria’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests will enjoy a special menu of the best dishes from 2012. Pianist David Owen and vocalists Damion Willis and Kimberly Jackson will provide jazz, Latin and R&B-infused tunes until the DJ takes over to get the party started at 10:30 p.m. Noisemakers and a complimentary glass of champagne will be provided to welcome 2013. (Pricing will vary.)

Celebrate New Years Eve in style at Rancho Bernardo Inn's Veranda Restaurant and Lounge from 8:30pm-1am on Dec 31st. A three-course dinner with dancing, a DJ, champagne toast and party favors will keep guests going all night long. Adults $55/ Children $25.

No matter how you choose to say "goodbye" to 2012 and "hello" to 2013, be sure to share the experience with loved ones and focus on the good from this year, rather than the bad.  We survived, so let us celebrate that and appreciate how fortunate we are.  We love you San Diego!  Have a happy and safe New Year, from all of us at!