Those who choose to leave their house on New Year’s Eve can be certain of three things: long lines, loud fireworks, and intoxicated 20-somethings roaming the streets. With that said, this sometimes stressful evening doesn’t have to be, especially with the many Charleston options offering tasty bites, imaginative drinks and live entertainment before and after the ball drops. A party in the Holy City wouldn’t be complete without delicious food, and these eateries are sure to dazzle with options like duck, lobster and plenty of bubbly beverages to go around. New Year’s Eve isn’t for everyone, but those willing to soar into 2020 with a bang should check out one of these 12 Charleston destinations.Read More
Ring in the New Year at One of These 12 Charleston Destinations
Toast to the start of the ’20s
Park Circle’s new hotspot for new American-Chinese cuisine comes courtesy of Shuai and Corrie Wang, who were previously in charge of the popular Short Grain food truck. Their family-style New Year’s Eve meal starts out with a snack-filled pu-pu platter before guests are invited to share crispy chicken, garlicky greens, noodles, and rice. The $65 dinner comes with a complimentary glass of bubbly.
Herd Provisions is hosting a special New Year’s Eve dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. where the kitchen is throwing it back with a chophouse-style a la carte menu featuring grass-fed meats from Leaping Waters Farm, chilled seafood and of course dessert. There’s also martinis for those looking for a stiff drink to pair with the steak.
Butcher & the Boar
Mount Pleasant’s family-style steakhouse is offering three shareable New Year’s Eve specials in addition to the regular menu. Go big with the 40-ounce bone-in Tomahawk ribeye or try one of the other two options from the sea. The jumbo lobster tail is served with parmesan butter, while the Alaskan King crab legs come with uni butter and roasted corn.
Tavern & Table
Spend New Year’s Eve on Shem Creek where Tavern & Table and Red’s Ice House are teaming up for Mount Pleasant’s biggest bash. The $150 VIP ticket offers access to the indoor and outdoor space at both eateries and includes dishes like duck, Cuban sandwiches and whole wood-fired roasted wreckfish from Abundant Seafood.
This Spring Street wine bar offers guests the chance to do a sparkling wine flight in celebration of the new year. For food, executive chef Shaun Connolly will serve New Year’s Eve specials like a six-ounce filet mignon with bordelaise sauce. There’s also steamed clams, chef selected cheeses, and hazelnut chocolate cake for dessert.
Bay Street Biergarten
The Garten Gala New Year’s Eve party at Bay Street Biergarten is a one stop shop for food, drinks, and entertainment. The night, which is inspired by the Met Gala, features a raw bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are all inclusive and cost $125 per person.
Pink Cactus Charleston
Pink Cactus will offer a four-course, prix fixe meal for $75 per person. Look for colorful margaritas and Mexican dishes from Brooke Warden.
Wild Common’s New Year’s Eve offering is highlighting James Bond’s favorite bubbly, Champagne Bollinger. Sip alongside executive chef Orlando Pagán’s menu that features lobster, duck, and scallops.
Find a seven course feast from brand new chef de cuisine John Coleman at this King Street eatery. The elegant offering features foie gras, oysters, lobster, wagyu beef, and more for $100 a person.
Zero Restaurant + Bar
Guests can find a six-course tasting menu from chef Vinson Petrillo at this acclaimed eatery. For a full-on fancy night, opt for the wine pairing or the champagne and caviar package, which comes with a bottle of bubbly and an ounce of caviar with traditional accoutrements.
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The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits
Celebrate the start of the ’20s on one of Charleston’s premier rooftops where there will be live music, drinks, and selected bites from the kitchen. The evening festivities start at nine p.m., and tickets are $25 if purchased in advance.
Kwei Fei at Charleston Pour House
Stop by James Island Sichuan restaurant Kwei Fei for an early bird New Year’s Eve dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring the chefs from John’s Island hot chicken destination Kinfolk. The prix fixe meal, which costs $75, features roasted peking duck and guests are also invited to walk in and dine a la carte.