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Toast to 2023: Celebrate the New Year in Downtown Alameda

It’s almost time to toast to 2023, and there’s plenty of ways to celebrate right here in Downtown Alameda. Meet up with family and friends at a favorite restaurant, catch a movie, or extend the evening by ringing in the new year at one of the district’s many gathering spots. There’s even early family fun for the kids without any missed bedtimes.

Featured Celebrations:

NYE Afro Gatsby: A Night at the Cabaret @ Karibu Wine Lounge
Start the night off with an intimate fundraiser concert in partnership with the Oakland Symphony featuring Kev Choice, along with hor d’oeuvres and a glass of wine from Wachira Wines. End the night by dancing into the new year with DJ JohnnyBeats and a complimentary midnight toast!

New Year’s Eve with Eddie Pepitone @ Alameda Comedy Club
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with cult-comic Eddie Pepitone. A force of nature on stage, Eddie is hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. Late show includes live music.

New Year’s Eve Disco Wonderland @ Alley & Vine
Dress in disco chic, nosh on favorites from this retro era, and sip champagne to ring in 2023! The 5-course menu evening features two seatings, the second of which includes disco hits from DJ Vinyl Richie, party favors, and a midnight toast. (The earlier seating is designed for guests with plans elsewhere at midnight.)

New Year’s Eve Party @ Wine and Waffles
Come taste a collection of exotic wines and cuisines from around the world. Along with performances by R&B artists Elaine Johnson and Luhtakizz, this promises to be an unforgettable party.

New Year’s Eve Party @ Swings and Wings
Swing into 2023 from 4:00-6:00pm and be home before bedtime with goodies and a memorable picture taken in their chic photo booth. Expect a winter wonderland complete with fancy bites, bubbly drinks, warm cocoa, and fun filled stations.

More New Year’s Celebrations:

For additional family activities, High Scores Arcade will be open 12:30-10:00pm for unlimited gaming on New Year’s Eve, and Subpar Miniature Golf will be open from 10:00am-6:00pm for indoor mini golf (reservations recommended), arcade games and pool tables. Or kick back and enjoy a blockbuster movie at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex.

And if you’re looking for a last-minute gathering place with a 21+ audience on New Year’s Eve, these Downtown Alameda nightspots provide plenty of festive fun — no reservations required: 

  • Alameda Cinema Grill, (2301 Central Ave)
  • Alameda Island Brewing Company (1716 Park Street)
  • Capullo Cocina Mexicana (1508 Park Street)
  • Club House (1215 Park Street)
  • Dragon Rouge (2337 Blanding Ave)
  • Lemon Drop (2542 Santa Clara Ave)
  • Lucky 13 (1301 Park Street)
  • McGee’s Bar & Grill (1645 Park Street)
  • Speisekammer (2424 Lincoln Ave)
  • Hobnob (1313 Park Street)
  • Pho Nation (1511 Park Street)
  • The Park Street Tavern (Park Street)
  • The Preacher’s Daughter Wine Bistro (1629 Park Street)
  • Town Tavern (1437 Park Street)

Discover great food & drink establishments and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! But if you decide to celebrate at home this year, consider picking up a bottle of bubbly from one of the downtown markets.

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