6 great places to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Central Coast

December 27, 2016

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it is time to finalize your plans for welcoming the New Year in style. On the Central Coast, there are so many fantastic places to celebrate the passing of one year and the arrival of another with music, great food and fun. Still, a few special New Year’s Eve venues stand above the rest.


The Allegretto Vineyard Resort


Welcome in the New Year at Paso Robles first and only luxury resort with a night of jazz, exquisite food, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. Chef Eric Olson’s five-course menu includes Cayucos abalone, almond and oak-grilled prime beef filet and Alaskan king crab. Check out the full menu here.

Dance to the music of Frank Sinatra with Steven Michael, dubbed the best jazz singer in Los Angeles. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. General admission is $225 per person or save on groups of four or more, $195 per person. Take the elevator home with special room packages available here.

The Cliffs Resort


Grab your fedora and Cuban wear and dance in the New Year at the Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach’s “Night at the Tropicana.” After enjoying a glass of Champagne and Chef Victor’s delectable four-course dinner, head over to the lounge and ballroom for an evening of live music featuring “Boys + girls,” dancing, party favors, appetizers and a Champagne toast at midnight.

The Cliffs Resort provides three options: Dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $90, a party pass to the lounge and ballroom entertainment venues for $90, or dinner and the entertainment pass for $160.


Novo Restaurant & Lounge


Novo is one of the top, if not the best, place to ring in the New Year in San Luis Obispo. Novo presents Havana Nights with two dance floors, live music with the “Zong All Stars,” hors d’oeuvres and a Champagne toast at midnight for $75 a person.


Bacara Resort & Spa


Inspired by the most iconic carnival celebration in the world, Goleta’s Bacara Resort is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a Brazilian carnival. This festive evening includes music by DJ Ricky Rocks, samba dancers, dinner stations, party favors and a champagne toast. $150 for dinner and festivities or arrive after 10 p.m. for festivities without dinner for $65 per person.


Canary Hotel


The Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara puts on an even bigger spectacle then usual with its New Year’s Eve masquerade ball held on the rooftop terrace. Festivities include live music by DJ Darla Bea, sweet and savory bites and a Champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m. Costs $100 per person.


Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen


Downtown San Luis Obispo’s newest, hottest gathering spot, Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen, will host Inga Swearingen and friends in the lounge to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017. Guests will be seduced by a sumptuous 4-course menu featuring Chef Justin Casey’s farm-to-table philosophy. The night will be a blend of farm-fresh faire with a hint of decadence, culminating in a champagne toast at midnight. Cost is $95 per person.

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Thanks for sharing, several of these places I have never heard of and anxious to try out. Obliviously this was not meant to be a “news story” since it was published under the “Discovered” section. No need to get uptight people….

Thank you for the commercial. How about another article on free celebrations like the bonfire in downtown Paso.

While I agree with your suggestion on coverage of free celebrations, I can live with the occasional “commercial” disguised as news. The staff at Cal Coast News can’t work for free or even for minimum wage. They need either the support of readers or of advertisers and this is one way to get it. While the article is not labeled as an advertisement, it is pretty obvious that it is an indirect one. As long as they don’t try to get too subtle and sneaky about it and as long as such articles don’t overwhelm the site, I am fine with them doing this.

You have a point!

Yeah…you’ve probably been there, done that.

Don’t quit your day job. ;-)

Sounds nice but I’d rather stay home safe and save my money.