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San Antonio New Year’s Eve Events & Parties

Fun places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the area.

Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the New Year’s Eve parties, and no city in the Lone Star State does it bigger than San Antonio. Spending NYE in San Antonio is always a treat for me because of how many fun events and celebrations you can find all across the city if you know where to look. 

I made it my mission this year to scour the city and locate all the best NYE parties in San Antonio so that I could rank them on a list, and that’s exactly what I did. Down below, you’ll see all the greatest New Year’s Eve hotspots around the city that you can head to for an unforgettable night. 

friends celebrating new year's eve with champagne and sparklers

Count down to midnight, watch the fireworks, and toast champagne with friends at these San Antonio NYE events. Check out my awesome guide to the party scene on NYE in San Antonio for a night of fun you’ll never forget (you might not remember it, either).

Best New Year’s Eve Events in San Antonio

  1. New Year’s Eve 2022 at Howl at the Moon San Antonio!
  2. San Antonio NYE Bar Crawl
  3. NYE 2022 at Merkaba
  4. Braun Hall NYE with Bimbo & Borderline
  5. The Strong Group Assoc. 21st Annual New Year’s Eve Party
  6. New Year’s Eve at Chicken N Pickle
  7. NEW YEAR’S EVE 2022 Rooftop View at Hyatt Regency San Antonio
  8. Ring in the New Year at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk
  9. NYE @ The Moon’s Daughters

New Year’s Eve 2022 at Howl at the Moon San Antonio!

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 San Antonio! Our packages offer you and your friends everything you need to kiss 2021 goodbye and start the New Year having a blast. 2022 won’t know what hit it!  


San Antonio NYE Bar Crawl

Come check out San Antonio’s #1 NYE bar crawl for the last 6 years! Your wristband gains you access to 4-6 Downtown San Antonio bars, FREE entry to crawlers ($20-40 to non-crawlers per bar)

The bars include: On the Rocks, Rio Rio, Pat O Briens (with a buffet at 630), Mad Dogs Pub, Bier Garten Riverwalk, and The Local.


NYE 2022 at Merkaba

Book your 2022 NYE party at Merkaba, featuring affordable party packages, great drinks, live entertainment, and more. Merkaba is San Antonio’s best bar and nightclub.


Braun Hall NYE with Bimbo & Borderline

Celebrate the New Year at Braun Hall! Dance the night away to the classic country tunes of Bimbo and Borderline. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the band starts at 8. Tickets are $25/adult, $15/youth, cash at the door. (No ticket pre-sales, no table reservations due to covid.)

They sell beer/wine/soda/setups, but you may bring your own liquor and your own champagne for the countdown.


The Strong Group Assoc. 21st Annual New Year’s Eve Party

Come party to the live showcase performances of R&B, Jazz recording artists Don Diego and The Razz Band. Plus all of your DJ sounds (old school, new school, blues, R&B, zydeco, swing). Enjoy free Hors D’ Oeuvres, Party Favors, Cash Bar, and a toast to the New Year with champagne!


New Year’s Eve at Chicken N Pickle

Ring in the New Year at Chicken N Pickle San Antonio, a new indoor/outdoor entertainment complex that includes a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts, a variety of yard games, and enough space to kick back and relax with your favorite peeps as the year comes to an end.


NEW YEAR’S EVE 2022 Rooftop View at Hyatt Regency San Antonio

An elegant evening to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a full top-shelf bar, and party favors in a private venue off our lobby and exclusive rooftop access. When you are ready to ring in the New Year and enjoy the rooftop view, you will be escorted to our rooftop pool deck where you can enjoy a full bar, sparkling toast, city view, and festive music. You have a view of the city and all of the amazing private fireworks along with a front and center view of the fireworks over the Tower of the Americas.


Ring in the New Year at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

Ring in 2022 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk! We will be hosting an exclusive outdoor party on our newly designed Terrace on 5th rooftop. Enjoy an elegant evening under the stars with family, friends, food, and a full top-shelf bar. Embrace the breathtaking firework views throughout the city with a front-row seat to the Tower of the Americas firework display.


NYE @ The Moon’s Daughters

Experience the first-ever New Year’s Eve at the best rooftop in San Antonio! Select from our gods & goddess VIP packages fit for you and your friends. The Moon’s Daughters is the only place that will treat you like the true VIP you are. From an open bar, you can get champagne, spirits, and even magnum bottles that will surely get the new year started right.


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 fireworks shows are free to the public. 


Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are unforgettable experiences waiting for you on New Year’s Eve in San Antonio. There are so many places to celebrate and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in San Antonio, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 
Cheers to 2022! Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly!

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Written by Rocco Smith

Rocco is from Sanibel Island, Florida, and a recent graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Editing, Writing, and Media. With seven years’ experience in the restaurant industry as a cook, server, bartender, and more, he is deeply passionate about intertwining his fondness for food with his love of language.