All the Tampa Bay New Year’s Eve parties, events and celebrations

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It’s finally time to say goodbye to 2022 and ring in the new year—and Tampa Bay’s wide spread of bars, restaurants and event spaces have got you covered. From casual bar shindigs to fancy galas and rooftop parties (or just staying in because it seems like everyone’s sick right now), here are 42 New Year’s parties, events, and celebrations happening around the Bay.

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Ale & The Witch Grateful Dead cover band Uncle John's Band takes over the outdoor courtyard at this free-to-attend New Year’s party. Free. 6 p.m. Ale & The Witch, 111 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. thealeandthewitch.com

Armature Works This annual celebration features more photo opportunities, fireworks and booze than ever—and there’s multiple VIP upgrades you can opt for too. 8 p.m. $75-$1,800. 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. eventbrite.com

Grand Closing New Years Eve Bash
This St. Pete brewery unfortunately won’t see the new year, but you can help say farewell by paying $20 to drink as much beer as you possibly can. 12 p.m. Free to attend; $20 all-you-can-drink beer. Avid Brewing Company, 1745 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Avidbrew.com

Bar548 Table reservations for this casual celebration come with a bottle of champagne, confetti cannons and access to all of the fun. 6 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 548 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. bar548.com

Cage Brewing’s PHISH Tribute Grateful Dead and PHISH provide the soundtracks at this New Year’s party—complete with tasty brews from this St. Pete favorite. 7 p.m. $15- $250. 2001 1 Ave. S, St. Petersburg. eventbrite.com

Cider Press Vegan Gastropub Ring in the new year with this newly-opened vegan pub’s from-scratch menu and craft cocktails; its bar will stay open until 1 a.m. 8 p.m. Free. 3118 3rd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. ciderpresspub.com

New Year’s Eve at City Side Lounge Guests at this free, LGBTQ-friendly celebration can expect a plethora of drag performances and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. Free. City Side Lounge, 703 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. citysidelounge.com

Swingin’ in the New Year Dust those petticoats off, because this old timey New Year’s celebration is back for another year, and you better bring your best (swing) dance moves. 6:30 p.m. $50. The Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. eventbrite.com

The Don CeSar The hotel’s Lobby Bar hosts its Gatsby-inspired New Year’s event, chock full of dancing, live entertainment and bottle service packages. 3400 Gulf Blvd., Saint Pete Beach. 9 p.m. $100- $2,500. Eventbrite.com

New Year's Eve Ball Drop & Glow Party
This party is for you and your furry friends, featuring a glowing foam party for the humans and a literal midnight “ball drop” for the pups. 8 p.m. Free for members, $7 for non-members. Dog Bar, 2300 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. dogbarstpete.com

Élevage New Year’s Eve Dinner If all-night parties aren’t your thing, then maybe this fancy three-course dinner—complete with Waygu short rib raviolis—is more your speed. 5 p.m. $125. Epicurean Hotel, 1207 South Howard Ave., Tampa. epicureanhotel.com

Floridian Social Club An eight-piece jazz band, special holiday cocktails and circus performers set this Central Avenue party apart from the rest. 8 p.m. $299. Floridian Social Club, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. exploretock.com

Into the Future Party Local bands Good Luck Kings and Chris Francisco provide the live tunes at this St. Pete party. 6 p.m. Reservations required. Flute & Dram, 234 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. Flutendram.com

New Year’s Eve on The Deuces Head to the ballroom at this historic event space to snack on hors d'oeuvres, sip on butler-served champagne and dance the night away. 8 p.m. $50-$700. Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd St. S, St Petersburg. @stpetersburgmanhattancasino on Facebook.

Medianoche NYE This late-night feast typically happens before Christmas, but Hotel Haya’s rendition will help bring the new year in with live music and an exclusive holiday dinner. 6:30 p.m. Dinner reservations required. Hotel Haya, 1412 E 7th Ave., Tampa. hotelhaya.com

Heavenly Bodies Head to this immersive dinner and exciting after-party, complete with art installations and signature cocktails. 7 p.m. $50-$1,000. Hyde House Public Studio, 1646 W Snow Ave., Tampa. eventbrite.com

Independent Annual New Years Eve Bash DJ Cub provides the tunes at this free-to-attend celebration, which also features a complimentary champagne toast and a hot dog bar (yes, you heard that correctly.) 9 p.m. Free. Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 N Florida Ave., Tampa. independentbartampa.com

New Year's Eve at Vantage Rooftop hangs and an exclusive holiday menu help bring in 2023 at this upscale Clearwater hotel. 4 p.m. Free to attend; food and drink prices vary. The Karol Hotel, 2675 Ulmerton Rd.,Clearwater. Thekarolhotel.com

La La's Sangria Bar and Lounge This action-packed party features a live DJ, hookah bar, party favors and the live countdown featured on 11 different TVs. 9 p.m. $98-$108. La La's Sangria Bar, 203 N Meridian Ave., Tampa. eventbrite.com

MacDinton’s Irish Pub There’s a complimentary toast at midnight at this celebration, but VIP ticket holders can receive an entire bottle of champagne. 6 p.m. $20-$75. MacDinton’s Irish Pub, 405 S Howard Ave, Tampa. Eventbrite.com

Mandarin Heights Curated cocktails— what this popular watering hole is known for—a midnight toast and live DJ sets help Mandarin Heights welcome in the new year. 8 p.m. $10 – $1,200. 5901 N Florida Ave., Tampa. eventbrite.com

Cantina's New Year's Eve Dinner & Rooftop Party This exclusive event features a four-course meal, open bar, complimentary tequila and champagne toasts and as much rooftop dancing as you can handle. 8:45 p.m. $150. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg. Resy.com

Ritz Ybor Disco Donnie Presents & Sunset Events brings Italian DJ and producer Benny Benassi to the Ritz Ybor for their NYE party. 10 p.m. $40. Ritz Ybor, 1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa. Seetickets.us

Rusty Pelican’s New Year's Eve Celebration This popular Tampa restaurant offers a four-course meal and cocktail specials all-night long during its holiday party. 5 p.m. Free. Rusty Pelican, 2425 N Rocky Point Dr., Tampa. opentable.com

New Year's Eve Firework Cruise This hour-long boat ride provides scenic views of downtown Tampa to folks of all ages, although you have to be 21+ to participate in its midnight champagne toast. 11:30 p.m. $69.95. Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. piratewatertaxi.com

PTL Presents: New Years Eve This Ybor City club knows a thing or two about drinking and dancing, but this year’s NYE celebration features exclusive sets from electronic artists Galo and Camo & Friends. 8 p.m. $99-$2,000. PTL, 1507 E 7th Ave., Ybor City. ptlybor.com

The Saint's Immaculate Reception Party favors, a midnight champagne toast and live entertainment heads to this sinful speakeasy’s New Year’s party. 9 p.m. $100-$1,000. The Saint, 49 24th St N, St. Petersburg. Checkout.square.site

Sal Y Mar NYE Bash This downtown Tampa rooftop bar hosts its annual holiday party, chock full of live entertainment, craft cocktails, and prized views of downtown Tampa. 7 p.m. $160- $1,060. Sal Y Mar, 3650 Midtown Dr., Tampa. Eventbrite.com

New Year's Eve Fish Drop Live music, DJs and Salty Nun’s signature eats make this a must-attend NYE celebration. 6 p.m. Free. Salty Nun, 2501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Saltynun.com

Skipper’s Smokehouse’s NYE Admission price includes party favors, a champagne toast, a breakfast buffet and access to an exciting night of groovy music from New York-based act Donna the Buffalo. 8 p.m. $40. 910 Skipper Rd., Tampa. ticketweb.com

Raise a Glass! New Year's Eve with Dynasty & Friends NYC-based hip-hop and soul artist Dynasty will share the Riverwalk Stage with J’Nelle, DJ Sandman and Trumaine Lamar to ensure a fresh start to 2023. 9:30 p.m. $47. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N WC MacInnes Pl., Tampa. strazcenter.org

Tampa New Year's Eve Party Countdown This massive party features a variety of DJs, multiple open bars, party favors and an exciting countdown to midnight. 8:30 p.m. $185-$1,149. Tampa Mariott, 510 Water St. Tampa. eventbrite.com

Timpano Hyde Park Enjoy this popular restaurant’s Italian eats and aperol cocktails while dancing the night away. 10 p.m. $125. 1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa. exploretock.com

Toast By the Coast This beachside celebration has a full-service bar, massive buffet spread, a photo booth and a full night of dancing to disco, soul, and rock n' roll. 8 p.m. $200. Tradewinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., S. Pete Beach. Tradewindsresort.com

New Years Eve Family Skate This family-friendly event is a way to celebrate the new year a little early—a pregame if you will. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $11-$15. United Skates Tampa, 5121 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. Unitedskates.com

NYE Crystal Ball Live entertainment, music and a bounty of libations and eats from CW Gin Joint’s Chef Maria Sierra make this party stand out amongst the rest. 9 p.m. $125. The Vault, 611 N Franklin St., Tampa. thevaultpresents.ticketspice.com

New Year’s Eve Gala Ring in the new year with an extravagant buffet spread, a bottle of champagne per table, and tasty views of Tampa Bay. 8 p.m. $100-$1,000. Vista at the Top, 214 Madonna Blvd., St, Petersburg. Eventbrite.com

New Year’s Eve Beach Bash This waterfront party features live music on two stages, champagne toast at midnight and fireworks. 7 p.m. $25-$35. Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill Tampa, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Cswy., Tampa. opentable.com

Wild Rover Brewing Company 80’s and 90’s cover band Red Ruckus takes the stage at this New Year’s celebration. 8 p.m. $20. 13921 Lynmar Blvd., Tampa. eventbrite.com

WTR Pool & Grill’s NYE Party This celebration features popular DJs 3La and Devin Lucien, and will be hosted by reality TV star Brody Jenner. 9 p.m. $25-$85. WTR Pool, 7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy., Tampa. Wtrpool.com

Zoie's Presents: A Very Bunny New Year Popular drag queen Lady Bunny hosts a holiday party at St. Pete’s newly-opened restaurant and event space. 8 p.m. $25-$100. Zoie’s, 2245 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Eventbrite.com

New Year’s Eve Cruise Say “bon voyage” to 2022 with waterfront views, drinks, fireworks and dancing. 10 p.m. $149.95- $269.95. Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa. yachtstarship.com

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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