Halibut and venison loin with black truffle jus and parsnip at OAK at Fourteenth. Courtesy of Lucy Beaugard

Where to Celebrate Boulder New Year’s Eve in 2022



Wondering where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Boulder? Wonder no more. Check out these Boulder-area restaurants, hotels and venues that can help you ring in the new year in style.


Scandinavian New Year’s Eve at OAK at Fourteenth


OAK’s executive chef John Bissell recently returned from a trip to Norway, where he dined on delicious Scandinavian cuisine. He’s drawing inspiration from his travels for OAK’s New Year’s Eve menu, which features five hygge courses that incorporate traditional Scandinavian flavors, foods and techniques for $85 per person. Marvel at Bissell’s boundless creativity with ingredients like fermented gooseberry, beet juice, celery root, lingonberry and preserved ramps, to name a few.


Indulge with dishes like scallop crudo with celery jus and pickled celery, cocoa and rye ravioli with pheasant, and butternut squash dumplings in a smoked mushroom consomme. Entrees include venison loin with black truffle jus and Alaskan halibut with sea urchin sauce. Book a table online today.



New Year’s Eve Extravagancia at Corrida


Treat yourself to an elegant New Year’s Eve dinner at Corrida, which is offering a five-course tasting menu created by chef Samuel McCandless for $150 per person (an optional wine pair in is an additional $100 per person). After dinner, enjoy an evening of dancing, with tunes provided by Michaela Borth, a Denver-based electric violinist and DJ. Come midnight, Corrida will also be popping the bubbly and offering a complimentary champagne toast to all.


Photo courtesy of First Sip/Corrida


And if you already have dinner plans, never fear. You can still grab a general admission ticket for $20 that includes one cocktail, dancing and the midnight champagne toast. Make reservations online now.

’80s New Year’s Eve at Velvet Elk Lounge


Pull your 1980s ski gear out of storage and prepare to party at Velvet Elk Lounge for New Year’s Eve. The bar opens at 5 p.m. and the party starts at 8 p.m. for this apres-ski-themed event featuring live music from The Goonies. Tickets are $100 and include two drinks, appetizers, a champagne toast at midnight and more. They’re available online now.

New Year’s Eve at Hotel Boulderado


Hotel Boulderado can help you celebrate the last day of the year and ring in the new one. Head to dinner at Spruce Farm & Fish or The Corner Bar, then usher in 2023 at License No. 1, which is hosting a New Year’s Eve party.


The entrance to the Hotel Boulderado. Courtesy photo

New Year’s Eve at St Julien


Find a babysitter and get dressed in your New Year’s best for St Julien‘s end-of-the-year celebration. With live music from Funkiphino, appetizers, an open premium bar, balloon drop, champagne toast and more, the hotel’s party is sure to be one for the ages. This 21+ event starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $175. You can also book a room at the hotel, with packages starting at $499 that include a late checkout and tickets to the party. Grab your ticket online.


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