It's the end of 2015 and it's time to party. Ring in the new year with our guide to the hottest dinners and celebrations taking place in San Antonio on New Year's Eve.
The Old Main Assoc.
All the luck you've wished for can be found on Old Main's themed menu to get your new year off to an amazing start. For luck: black-eyed pea soup. For prosperity: scallop wellington. For wealth: prime rib. For good fortune: strawberry cobbler. Tickets cost $40.
Vbar is a sexy little hotel bar that never disappoints, including a New Year's Eve party with great drinks, a fabulous DJ, and — of course — a bubbly toast at midnight. Overnight accommodations are also available, including a buffet dinner with oysters, party favors, and a special hangover kit.
La Cantera Hill Country Resort
Pop the cork with an overnight stay at La Cantera, which includes two countdown experiences at Primero Cantina and Sire Bar, a Champagne menu, specialty cocktails, a performance by Lucas Jack, and brunch for two at SweetFire Kitchen on New Year's Day. The package is priced at $399.
Ocho at Hotel Havana
Enjoy jazz funk music by Davis and Devin, a pan-Latin four-course meal, drink specials, and a Champagne toast at Ocho on New Year's Eve. The party starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost $100, or $50 if you're a hotel guest.
The Esquire Tavern
This River Walk bar will host a New Year's Eve bash with plenty of drink specials and the Tom Cat String Band playing all night at The Esquire Tavern. No cover charge.
Keep it casual in a shucking good way at the Shack with a Plateau de Fruits del Mar (think gorgeous seafood platter) and a la carte options for $120 per couple.
There are packages galore for the epic New Year's Eve celebration at Paramour. Entry to the party is $100, but there's an all-inclusive package for $250 that gets you access to the open bar. A $1,000 package (per couple) for a hotel room is among the other perks being offered.
Look forward to some John Besh delights like Louisiana jumbo lump crab and roasted duck breast on Lüke's New Year's Eve menu. Service will run through regular business hours. The price is $100 per person.
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
Chef Jeff White, one of our all-time favorites, is ringing in the new year with all the bells and whistles at Boiler House. Menu items from the optional prix fixe include ricotta gnuddi and, our go-to, lobster French toast. Tickets are $75 per person; wine parings are available for an additional $35 to $55 per person.
La Frite Belgian Bistro
La Frite Belgian Bistro is serving a three-course dinner with wine pairings for $100 (or $75 for dinner only), which includes a sparkling wine toast and wild-game menu items like seared pheasant and backstrap venison.
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