new-years-eve-times-square-1.jpgIf you’re still looking around for something to do on New Year’s Eve, I’m sure you’re trying to find a spot where you’ll not only have a great time, but also get some great beer. Here are a couple of different spots around town where you can have your beer and drink it too.

Schlafly Bottleworks:

Enjoy food favorites & specials from local farmers & dessert (dinner hours: 5-10pm). Live music in the Crown Room by The Foggy Memory Boys & The Wayward Mountaineers ($15-9pm) & “Naked Mike” Newman in the Bottleworks Bar (free-9pm). A midnight toast of Black Velvet, a mix of Oatmeal Stout & sparkling wine. $15 cover for the Crown Room includes live music, midnight toast & the tasting glass. No reservations necessary.

Growler’s Pub

Includes an appetizer buffet from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., open bar from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., party favors, champagne toast and DJ. Hotel packages available with late check-out, free shuttle and great rates! Cost is $50.

Cicero’s

Cicero’s throws everything in a pot and cooks up a New Year’s Eve that provides a little bit of something for everyone. Live music is served by Machree and the Morley’s, while hypnotists, mind readers and Tarot card readers tell you what the new year holds for you. You also get a magician or two, some comedy and a hard-working DJ rocking the dance floor. And then at midnight, blammo, Champagne toast. All this merriment is reserved for those 21 and older only, please. Cost is $35-$40.

Newstead Tower Public House

Ring in the New Year with Newstead and a Beer Dinner. Newstead is hosting its final beer dinner of 2009 featuring the favorites of 2009! The date of the dinner is December 31st. Reservations for this dinner are being accepted for the entire evening.

The cost of this five course dinner is $55 and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.

Blueberry Hill

40 ‘Tils, Spark Treez, Fufops, Inappropriate Behavior; open bar (draft and rail), party favors & Champagne toast. Starts at 9PM. Price: $35

International Tap House

The International New Year Party – $40 per ticket 7pm-1am
Includes appetizer buffet, live music (C-Box Prophets) and complimentary select draughts from around the Globe. As different time zone around the world celebrate their new year, we will too by featuring their beers on tap (these draught features are included in the price of the ticket).
8-9pm: European Mainland (Belgium and German beers)
9-10pm: British Isles
10-11pm: Eastern Time Zone (New York and Michigan beers)
11-12pm: Central Time Zone (Missouri Beers)
12-1am: Mountain Time Zone (Colorado and Montana beers)

Riddle’s Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar
Just to let you know Riddles will be having live music performed by the Swirl band from 9:00 – 1:00 on New Years Eve, we will also have Prix Fixe Menu options, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight with party favors. Of course, like always, there is never a cover charge at Riddles.

Iron Barley

$65 will get you: Wine/Draft Beer Included, A Fabulous Endless Dinner Buffet, Musical Entertainment by Bob Case, and Hats, Party Favors/ Champagne at Midnight.


If you’re a restaurant or pub that’s not on the list, drop me an email and I’ll make sure to add you on. If you’re a reader of STL Hops, keep checking back on this post for updated information. Also, if you’re going out, make sure to do it safely and order a cab in advance. We all want to be able to celebrate the next year together.