The end of the year is here! New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to go out with friends to celebrate the new year.
It can be a tough decision to figure out where you want to spend the last night of 2022 and the first moments of 2023, especially when the area has so many choices.
To make it easier, we listed some of the most exciting events around Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor on New Year’s Eve.
Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti will groove into 2023 with an all-gold-themed New Year’s Eve celebration featuring music by DJ AM Gold and DJ Golden Feelings playing vinyl records.
Address: 206 W Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
The winner will judge the late show of the smackdown competition and receive a crafted crown made by Ypsilanti artists. Following, The Keystone Bar & Arcade will host a 90’s/2000’s themed dance party to bring in the new year.
Address: 200 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti.
Time: 5 p.m.
On NYE, Ypsilanti’s Tap Room will host drag bingo & live performances from Boylesque, a Ypsilanti drag troupe. The event will be hosted by drag queen Jadein Black and proceeds from ticket sales will be used to purchase gift cards for area teachers and pharmacy workers.
Address: 201 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti.
Time: 8 p.m.
Bring in the New Year at Blue LLama Jazz Club for a Dinner and a Show with Brandon Rose. Enjoy a private table with food and music at the Blue LLama Jazz Club!
Prepaid booking entitles you to a chef-inspired tasting menu and a seat for the live jazz show at 8:30 p.m.
Address: 314 S Main St, Ann Arbor.
Time: 8:30 p.m.
North Star Lounge will host its last concert of 2022 with music by Alex Belhaj and his Crescent City Quartet. This jazz ensemble will play you into 2023.
Address: 301 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor.
Time: 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Ann Arbor’s LIVE Nightclub hosts its New Year’s Eve celebration with a nightlife club experience. Their celebration will include full-service bars, VIP booths, and music by DJ Kevin Michael, DJ JustCause, DJ Danny Fantom, & DJ Aesthetic.
Address: 102 S First St, Ann Arbor.
Time: 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Necto Nightclub will host their annual New Year’s Eve celebration with DJ’s, Yoda the Bard, DJ Skoob E, and DJ Trey Styles. This is an 18+ event.
Address: 516 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor.
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: Under 21 – $60, Over 21 – $30, Line Skip $125
Venue will be offering a five-course tasting menu on New Year’s Eve. Among the many items will include handmade ravioli with lobster ricotta filling in a lobster bisque sauce, braised short ribs over mashed potatoes and more. Dancing will start at 9 p.m. with New Year’s festivities at midnight.
Address: 919 S Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor.
Address: 208 S 1st St, Ann Arbor.
Time: 7 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase will bring in the new year with standup comedian, Al Jackson, a Los Angeles-based writer known for his 30-minute special “Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson.” The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase will host a midnight champagne toast to bring in the new year.
Address: 212 S Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor.
Time: 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor restaurant, The Black Pearl, will host a special New Year’s Eve dinner, encouraging guests to come dressed to impress for their roaring 20’s attire-themed celebration.
The Black Pearl will offer appetizers such as tuna tartare and crab cakes and entrees like rainbow trout and Atlantic misoyaki salmon.
Address: 302 S Main St, Ann Arbor.
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Nightcap Bar is hosting its New Year’s Eve celebration, which Includes one bottle of champagne with table reservations. Reservations are made online on their website.
Address: 220 S Main St, Ann Arbor.
Time: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
The Circ Bar is hosting its annual New Year’s Eve party set to feature multiple performers for a night filled with music and entertainment.
Address: 210 South First St, Ann Arbor.
Time: 8 p.m.- 3 a.m.
HOMES Brewery is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party with a tiki-themed celebration. This celebration also includes a three-course buffet of Polynesian-inspired dishes—including a whole pig roast and raw bar. This celebration will also include a midnight champagne toast.
Address: 112 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor.
Time: 8 p.m.