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New Year's Eve Downtown Event Guide

Get DOWNtown this NYE!

Plan the perfect evening to ring in 2019 with our handy guide of everything happening in downtown Lincoln when the clock strikes midnight:


A Very Gatsby Solid Gold New Year's Eve

9 PM - 2 AM | Marz Bar, 1140 O Street
  • $150 reserves table for 6 people, comes with food, a bottle of bubbly and party favors
  • $100 reserves party of 4, comes with food, bottle of bubbly, and party favors
  • $50 for 2 tops
  • $10 at the door 

This year, Marz will have a buffet, live music and a very Gatsby atmosphere. 
Flappers, Bubbly, and tons of sparkle and gold...SOLID GOLD!

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For reservations text 402.617.8223
OR email



Shakin' NYE with the BOTTLE TOPS

5 PM - 8 PM | Zoo Bar

The Relentless Bottle Tops make a rare New Year's Eve appearance at The World Famous Zoo Bar, in Lincoln, Nebraska. EARLY SHOW!

Presale: $8

Day of Show: $11

Buy tickets here!

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90's New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

8 PM | Bourbon Theatre

With Nebraska's favorite 90's cover band Flannel Channel

Doors: 8 p.m. || Music: 9 p.m. || 21 & Over

$10: GA Advance || $10: GA Day Of w/Mask
$15: GA Day Of w/o Mask
$50: VIP Table of 2 || $100: VIP Table of 4
$100: SUPER VIP Table of 2 || $200: SUPER VIP Table of 4

GA = standing room only

VIP Table of 2 = table and chair for 2 + 1 bottle of champagne
VIP Table of 4 = table and chair for 4 + 2 bottles of champagne

SUPER VIP includes table, chair, champagne AND:
-separate entry door
-cocktail service
-bottle service menu
-complimentary bottled water and snacks
-VIP host

****BEST MASK WINS A GOLDEN TICKET (admission to any and all concerts at the Bourbon Theatre in 2019!!)****

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Raw Nerve Rocks the Roarin' 20's

7 PM - 12:30 AM | LIncoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

Usher in this New Year in 1920's style! Raw Nerve Rocks the Roarin' 20's at their New Year's Eve party at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. Enjoy a full evening of flapper fun as we celebrate the arrival of 2019. Reservations are required with two ticket options offered for the evening – Dinner and Dance Ticket or Champagne Toast and Dance Ticket.

Dinner and Dance ticket: Start the evening with cocktails and appetizers at 7 o’clock followed by the sit-down dinner at 8:00 p.m. The evening will start to heat up at 9:00 as guests enjoy dessert and prepare to dance the night away at 9:30 p.m. to the live music of the Raw Nerve. A midnight champagne toast to the New Year will round out the evening. Reserve a table for 10 when you order your tickets together.

Champagne Toast and Dance ticket: Want to skip the dinner and just come for the music? Join us at 9 p.m. for a dessert, dancing to the Raw Nerve, and the midnight champagne toast. 

Roarin' 20's attire encouraged. Cash bar except for Champagne Toast.

Seating is limited so secure your tickets today! RSVP by Thursday, December 27, 2018.

Save the Uber fare and stay the night at The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel! The hotel is offering a special $99 Raw Nerve Room Rate for hotel rooms booked for this December 31, 2018 event. Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation by December 13, 2018 to receive this special reduced rate. 402-474-7474 or

Dinner & Dance Ticket: $79

Champagne Toast & Dance Ticket: $35

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Screamers NYE Masquerade Party

8 PM - 12:30 AM | Screamers Dining & Cabaret

Ring in the New Year with your favorite Singing Staff at Screamers Dining and Cabaret.

Dress to the nines adding an air of mystery with a coordinating mask.

Enjoy Cocktails and appetizers from 8pm-9pm followed by a Dinner Buffet featuring:

  • Garlic mashed potato
  • Roasted Brussels sprout
  • Brown sugar bourbon carrots
  • Pesto chicken over balsamic kale
  • Fruti de mari(Seafood Pasta)
  • Braised Short ribs over rissoto and various dessert options.

Dinner entertainment provided by the Screamers Staff of Singing Servers. Enjoy your favorite tunes sung by the best voices in town, who also happen to be your wait staff for the evening. 

There will be party favors and door prizes as well as prizes for the top three masks.

At 10:30pm the party heats up with one of Lincoln's hottest DJs spinning the hits to get the party jumping.

A Champagne toast at Midnight rounds out the evening as the DJ spins to the end! 

Space is limited so make your reservations now!

Presale: $50

Day of Event: $60

Buy tickets here!

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Graduate's Totally 80s New Year's Eve Party Featuring AM/FM

7:30 PM - 12:30 AM | The Graduate Lincoln, 141 N 9th St.

The Graduate is taking it back to the 80's and hosting a New Year's Eve Party to help ring in 2019. Doors open at 7:30pm, event starts at 8:30pm.

Single tickets are $30 in advance, $40 the day of. Seating is first come, first serve so make sure to arrive early to get a good seat! 

Reserved tables of 10 can be purchased for $300 by emailing

Tickets include New Year’s Eve Celebration with the live band, AM/FM. Appetizers and champagne toast at midnight also included. 

Room packages are available and can be found on the Graduate website:

Presale: $30

Day of Event: $40

Buy tickets here!

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New Years Eve with the Fey and Oatmeal 97∞

9:30 PM - 1 AM | Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St.

The Zoo is the place to be this NYE. Come dance your socks off and ring in 2019 with the Fey and Oatmeal 97∞, not to mention the friendliest bartenders in town.

Presale: $8

Day of Event: $10

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New Year's Eve with Lemon Fresh Day

7:30 PM - 1 AM | Embassy Suites, 1040 P St.

Doors Open: 7:30 PM
Live Music by Lemon Fresh Day: 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Overnight Packages Include: 
- Dinner
- Dance Passes
- Party Favors
- Balloon Drop
- Complimentary Champagne 
- Complimentary Manager's Reception
- Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast on New Year's Day

One Night Stay and Tickets for Two: Rates starting at $229.00/night. 
Stay for two guests will be allowed per suite at the package price, with $50 per person added for each additional guest. A maximum of four guests will be allowed per suite. Each paid guest will be provided ticket to the hotel party. A 14-day cancellation policy is applicable. 

One Night Stay and Dinner for Two: Rates starting at $299.00/night. 
Stay for two guests will be allowed per suite at the package price with additional charges added for each additional overnight/dinner guest. Guests will enjoy a Dinner to include all taxes. A maximum of four guests will be allowed per suite. Each paid guest will be provided a ticket to the hotel party. A 14-day cancellation policy is applicable. 

Dinner Only: $39 Per Person *Includes all taxes
Guests will enjoy a full dinner buffer to include numerous selections of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Soda, tea, and water is also included. 

Ticket Purchase Only: $25/ticket
A limited number of tickets will be allotted for purchase for non-hotel guests through the desk. 

No one under 21 years of age will be allowed to attend the function or as overnight guests. Hotel access will be limited to only those guests displaying a keycard. The Embassy Bar & Grille will also serve regular menu items until 5 PM and will close at 9 PM.


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NYE with EBB at Single Barrel

10 PM - 2 AM | Single Barrel, 130 N 10th St. 

EBB's 6th year of teaming up with the Single Barrel to offer up a New Years Eve party you won't forget! Reserve your table now!

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Rock & Soul New Year's Eve with Wheezetones and Soul Dawg

8 PM - 12:45 AM | Rococo Theatre, 140 N 13th St 

The Wheezetones and Soul Dawg will be at The Rococo Theatre for New Year's Eve featuring an evening of great rock, soul and funk music. Join the Rococo for an evening of dancing and celebrating the new year.


Doors will open at 7PM.

Tickets: $25 - $45

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Jerry Pranksters NYE at Bodega's Alley

9:30 PM - 1:30 AM | Bodega's Alley, 1418 O Street

Truckin' into 2019 with The Jerry Pranksters!

Complimentary Champagne Toast @ Midnight - Balloon Drop


Tickets: $10

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The Comedy Loft New Year's Eve Show: Bil Dwyer

7:30 PM & 10:30 PM | Comedy Loft, 701 P Street. Ste 205

Join The Comedy Loft for some great laughs to ring in the new year!

Bil is an accomplished standup comic, who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and his very own half hour standup special, Comedy Central Presents: Bil Dwyer. He has hosted GSN’s I’ve Got a Secret, Comedy Central’s BattleBots, Fox Sports’ Ultimate Fan League, PAX-TV’s Dirty Rotten Cheaters, GSN’s Extreme Dodgeball, MTV’s The 70’s House, and the Tiny Football League which ran at halftime on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Besides appearing on great television shows like Parks and Recreation, The Middle, Children’s Hospital, Lopez, Comedy Bang Bang, House of Lies, Suburgatory, The Larry Sanders Show, Hot in Cleveland, Ally McBeal, and yes, iCarly, Bil co-created a show based on his stand-up comedy called Back After This for Sony Pictures Television. A regular commentator on various cable shows, he is most often recognized for his work on VH1’s highly-rated I Love the… series. Bil was also seen as a finalist on Season 4 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in Cartoon Network’s live action/animation hybrid series, Out of Jimmy’s Head.

Tickets: $20

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NYE at 1867 Bar

9 PM | 1867 Bar, 101 N 14th St.

Party with 1867 for New Years Eve!

$1 Mystery Shots & Jell-O Shots
$2 Spiced Rum & Hamms
$3 Wells
$4 Moscow Mules



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New Year's Eve at VS. Arcade Bar

4 PM - 1 AM | VS. Arcade Bar, 247 N 8th St.

Join VS. Arcade Bar as they ring in the New Year! Enjoy a special NYE menu featuring some of their favorite champagne cocktails and a free champagne toast at midnight.


  • $1 Cans (PBR, High Life, Old Style, Hamm’s, Natty Light, Keystone, Old Milwaukee)
  • $2 Champagne Jello Shots & Mystery Shots
  • $3 Glass of Champagne
  • $3.5 Well Drinks
  • $4 Jack, Captain, Malibu, Jameson
  • $5.5 Titos & Red Bull


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New Year's Eve at Brothers

8 PM - 3 AM | Brothers Bar & Grill, 1339 O Street

Brother is the bar to have a ball this New Year's Eve! Dancing, drinking, party favors and a champagne toast. 

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New Beers Eve at HopCat Lincoln

6 PM - 1 AM | HopCat, 601 P Street

The countdown to New Beers starts at 7. Every hour on the hour HopCat is tapping a beer never before seen at HopCat. When the clock strikes midnight, a very special tapping will usher in the New Year. Make HopCat your celebration destination. Trying new beers will be one resolution you won’t back out of!

7PM - Keg Creek Brewing Co. / DDH No Paddle IPA / American IPA / 6.8%

8PM – Defiance Brewing Co. / Apri-Gose Fragalistic / 4.5%

9PM - White Elm BA Walais / BBA Scotch Ale / 9.5%

10PM - White Elm Brewing Co. / Special Release Imperial Stout / American Imperial Stout / 10.5%

11PM – Zipline Brewing Co. / Blueberry Sour / Sour Ale w/ Blueberry / 4.5%

12AM – Upslope Brewing Co. / Lee Hill Series #18 Wild Christmas 2018 / BA Belgian Strong Ale w/ Fruit / 14.5%


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New Year's Eve at Duffy's with Ol' Moaner

9 PM - 2 AM | Duffy's, 1412 O Street

Doors at 9 p.m. | Music at 10:30 p.m.

Free champagne toast at midnight!

Miller High Life Champagne bottles available 



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