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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Milwaukee

Where to go for an amazing NYE party in the area.

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Milwaukee. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Milwaukee for the holidays, or even if you already live here, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Milwaukee, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Milwaukee.

Best Milwaukee NYE Events

  1. New Years Eve at The FireHouse
  2. New Year’s Eve 2023 at Howl at the Moon Milwaukee!
  3. NYE MKE
  4. New Year’s Eve Celebration
  5. NEW YEAR’S EVE [at] LUCID
  6. New Years Eve Bar Crawl – Milwaukee
  7. Oak Barrel Champagne Speak Easy NYE 2023
  8. New Year’s Eve at SafeHouse Milwaukee!
  9. New Year’s Eve at The Laughing Tap
  10. Third Street Tavern I Love the 90’s Boy Band NYE!
  11. Who’s on Third 70s & 80s Throwback NYE!
  12. Casino Royale – NYE 2022
  13. Red Rock’n NYE 2023

New Years Eve at The FireHouse

Join us this New Years Eve at the FireHouse for a swanky mid-century social!

Ring in the new year + help us celebrate the owner, Janelle’s 50th birthday! Purchase your ticket now for just $50 | Ticket includes entrance to the event, open bar from 8p-1a, appetizers, and sounds by DJ Ku Mays!

Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Think kitten heels and narrow ties!


New Year’s Eve 2023 at Howl at the Moon Milwaukee!

Are you ready to have the best New Year’s Eve Party to date? Then book a New Year’s Eve package with Howl at the Moon Milwaukee! Our variety of packages offers you and your friends everything you need to kiss 2022 goodbye and start the New Year having a blast. 2023 won’t know what hit it! Check out our Just Dance Package details below. We have seated packages as well!


NYE MKE

This New Year’s Eve, join us at Milwaukee’s most iconic venue for a party that you won’t want to miss. The night will showcase members of our city’s creative community with the goal of giving back to the place we love to call home.

Proceeds from NYE MKE will support new community public art installations commissioned by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, including “Lightfield by HYBYCOZO,” coming in January 2023 to Cathedral Square Park.


New Year’s Eve Celebration

Join us for a glamorous red carpet celebration as we ring in 2023 at Northern Lights Event Venue, Milwaukee’s brand new two-story intimate event venue boasting panoramic riverfront views of the downtown skyline. Parking is a breeze with our complimentary shuttle service with reserved guest-only parking lot.

The ultramodern black tie event will be ignited by Deja Vu, Chicago’s most coveted high-energy variety band complete with live video visuals & real-time ball drop coordination with the NYC Times Square event!


NEW YEAR’S EVE [at] LUCID

Ring in the New Year in style at LUCID with 2 spacious rooms, balloon drops, champagne toast, and music from BG GOOD!


New Years Eve Bar Crawl – Milwaukee

New Years Eve is undoubtably the BIGGEST PARTY of the year and deciding where for you and your friends will ring in the new year is a tough decision. So we put together the premier list of bars and nightclubs for you to celebrate!


Oak Barrel Champagne Speak Easy NYE 2023

Transport to another world of dazzling dancing flappers and dapper gentlemen. This New Year’s Eve, Oak Barrel will transform into a champagne speakeasy for those looking to experience a different era of fun and excitement. 20’s flapper dresses for ladies, and suit jackets are highly encouraged for gentlemen.

Along with a DJ & dancing, appetizers stations, and a midnight ball drop; you’ll also find a discreet champagne speak easy…With free-flowing bubbles, and exclusive cocktails, The Speak Easy is only open for those with the secret password, and an adventurous side.

You don’t want to miss Oak Barrel’s Roaring 20’s Champagne Speak Easy NYE 2023 party!


New Year’s Eve at SafeHouse Milwaukee!

Agents, your last party mission of 2022 is enclosed below! Ring in 2023 at our New Year’s Eve Party!

Tickets include: ENTRY (No cover!), ALL YOU CAN DRINK (Well cocktails, house wines, and draft beers from 10pm-1am), MIDNIGHT TOAST, and APPETIZER BUFFET.

Dance the night away with your fellow spies and our live DJ! Grab your tickets today!


New Year’s Eve at The Laughing Tap

Celebrate New Year’s at Milwaukee’s Home for Comedy! Enjoy a hilarious night of comedy, with a champagne toast and countdown! Yes, we’ll even have a countdown during the early show, because we can! Ticket packages starting at $35! This show is 21+


Third Street Tavern I Love the 90’s Boy Band NYE!

Brittney! Christina! NSYNC! …Back Street’s Back – Alright! 90’s & 2000’s outfits highly encouraged!

Get ready to relive all your favorite 90s vibes, all night long. Tavern is throwing back to the 90s/2000s glory, all the way down to the ‘futuristic laser’ school photo backdrop. Video games will be going, the DJ will be BUMP’N the best boy (and girl) bands of the era and you will be in for great New Year’s Eve.


Who’s on Third 70s & 80s Throwback NYE!

Breakout the bell-bottoms, platforms, bright color wings and heavy metal hair for the 70s and 80s disco themed New Year’s Party! Who’s on Third will be fully decked-out and the party will be in full swing baby. Ring in 2023 the right way!


Casino Royale – NYE 2022

General Admission Tickets are $50 and include: Welcome Glass of Champagne, Casino Games, Music by DJ, Cold Sparks Shower, and Party Favors.

VIP Tickets are $150 and include: Welcome Glass of Champagne, Access to High Rollers Lounge (Includes Casino Games and 2 Full-Service Bars), Open Bar from 9pm-10pm (cash bar after), Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres from 9pm-10pm, Music by DJ, Cold Sparks Shower, and Party Favors.


Red Rock’n NYE 2023

General Admission Includes: 8pm-close : $3 Domestics + $5 Seltzers +$7 Call Mixers + Champagne toast at Midnight! Admission based upon bar capacity, please arrive early to secure entrance! Access to McGillycuddy’s after Midnight!

SHOTS & RED BULL ARE NOT INCLUDED IN OPEN BAR PACKAGE


NYE FAQs

Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Milwaukee?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Milwaukee is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Milwaukee, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a local foodie who enjoys checking out the area's restaurant scene every chance he can. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.