It’s just about time to wave goodbye to 2018 and say hello to 2019. If you’ll be in the Houston area for New Year’s Eve, you’ll certainly have plenty of celebrations to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to ring in the new year, as referenced from Visit Houston:

New Year’s Eve at El Big Bad

What better way to celebrate the conclusion of 2018 than with a unicorn pinata, delicious food, live music, and a midnight champagne toast? Just $25 gets you full access to the bar and a buffet dinner. Another option is purchasing VIP tickets that allow you into El Big Bad at 7 p.m. and the restaurant’s private buffet before the crowd arrives.

New Year’s Eve Party on the Pitch  

Have sports fans in your group for the evening? Pitch 25 will have a Rockets watch party at 6 p.m., live music by the band Generations, live DJ, balloon drop at midnight, and tons of raffles. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased through Pitch 25.

Houston All-Access Pub Crawl Pass

Planning on bar hopping New Year’s Eve but don’t know where to start? This pass gives you access to several of the most popular Midtown bars such as Mongoose vs Cobra and Little Woodrow’s. Tickets start at just $20.

The Jazz Age NYE 2019 at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

This celebration features a combination of dance, theatre, and comedy. Attendees can choose from dinner and a burlesque show early in the evening or a New Year’s countdown and breakfast buffet afterward. Contact Prohibition Supperclub for additional information.

Bayou & Bottle New Year’s Eve Bash

This Prohibition-style celebration will take place at Bayou & Bottle in the Four Seasons Hotel. Those in attendance will be treated to a DJ, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. Get your tickets today before the event is sold out.

New Year’s Eve at the Ballroom at Bayou Place

This event includes dinner, open bar, live music and dancing, as well as breakfast tacos on the balcony. Easily the best part about this celebration, though, is that proceeds go to several Houston nonprofits. So have a good time and support several causes near and dear to the community.

Rockin’ New Year’s Noon at the Children’s Museum

Looking for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve shindig? Ring in 2019 early in the afternoon at the Children’s Museum of Houston with a parade and ball drop. There will be plenty of fun activities and performances for your kiddo as well.

Book a Charter Bus for New Year’s Eve

There’s no doubt that Houston is going to be hopping on New Year’s Eve. Before you finalize your plans, though, figure out the whole transportation thing. If the entire group will be enjoying some end-of-year libations, finding alternative transportation is a must.

We recommend reserving a charter bus from Merlo’s Charters for this special evening. See what makes us the preferred ground transportation company in the Greater Houston Area.