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

Bond Ball All You Can Drink NYE at SafeHouse

Ring in 2022 with a live DJ & hourly champagne toasts at SafeHouse in downtown MKE!

New Year’s Eve at The Laughing Tap

Ring in 2022 with a night of laughs and champagne at Milwaukee’s Home for Comedy, with headliner, Nate Craig (Comedy Central, Netflix, MTV)!

Celebrate New Year’s at Milwaukee’s Home for Comedy! Enjoy a hilarious night of comedy, with a champagne toast and a countdown! Yes, we’ll even countdown during the early show!

NYE With Just Live & the MKE Wave

Just Live, Inc. is kicking off 2022 with a little help from our friends! Just Live, Inc. is a suicide prevention and health advocacy organization excited to be teaming up with the ROC Foundation and your Milwaukee Wave for this incredible game benefiting our community.

2022 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY @ District On Water

Help us bring in the new year & watch the ball drop as you dance the night away at Milwaukee’s #1 premier Latin Night Club District On Water. Friday, Dec 31st!

Black and White New Year’s Eve Ball

Come celebrate and bring in the New Year with good friends, good food, and good times! Live music from Becky and The Mo’ Betta Band and raise a glass to 2022 with dancing and a champagne toast!

New Year’s Eve Party — Terrace 167

Come on out and dance yourself into 2022 with Johnny Wad!

NYE with the Bobby Friss Band

There is NOBODY who throws a PARTY like the BOOBY FRISS BAND! Leaving Florida to spend New Years Eve with you, there is nowhere better to bring in 2022 than Saloon on Calhoun!

2022 New Year’s Eve Party

Spend your New Year’s Eve in action with us at NorthSouth Club where you’ll be transported for an evening.

Join us on the Southern shores, surrounded by palm trees and sharing margarita flights as you and your friends compete in deck shuffleboard. Or settle into the coziness of the Northwoods with a flight of local beers as you and your friends throw down axe-style.

90’s Decade New Year’s Eve Party

Come Ring in the New Year with us!! While taking it back to the 90s!!

Explorium NYE Ball

Join the Explorium Brewpub for a New Year’s Eve Ball in the Pritzlaff Event Space!


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.