15 Free and Budget Friendly New Year’s Eve Parties in Asheville

When it comes to New Year’s Eve entertainment, there are typically only two choices: drop a few hundred dollars at an over-the-top extravaganza or watch the ball drop in your pajamas at home. But that’s not the case in Asheville! There are plenty of alternatives to celebrate within your means as a couple. Start off the New Year by sticking to a budget and partying on the cheap. Ring in 2020 with your partner — and with cash left in your pocket.

Free New Year’s Eve Parties

Thirsty Monk’s 7th Annual New Year’s Eve Keg Drop & Flask Luau
Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 5 – 12:30am
Free admission – New York City drops a ball, Atlanta drops a peach and Miami drops an orange. In Asheville, we drop a keg! Ring in the New Year at the 7th Annual New Year’s Eve Keg Drop Celebration at Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park in South Asheville. Monk’s Flask will be joining the festivities with a Luau New Year complete with tiki cocktails and tropical vibes!

NYE with DJ Malinalli
Urban Orchard – South Slope
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 8 – 2am
Free admission – Ring in the New Year at the downtown Urban Orchard with DJ Malinalli. Champagne specials all day!

Black & Gold : New Year’s Eve
Banks Ave.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 – 2am
Free admission – Dance party, no cover ever, cheap bubbly, and a bunch of other fun stuff.

Banks Ave. Bar on the South Slope. Photo credit via Instagram: @banksavebar

2020 New Years’ Eve Bash! No Cover Charge
The Social
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8 – 2am
Free admission – An annual NYE party filled with all the good stuff, and hosted by Billy Masters!! Karaoke & Dance Party until 2am! Free party favors, champagne, and $100 cash prize for the best dressed!!

Bright Light Biker & New Year’s Dance Party
Catawba Brewing with Asheville on Bikes!
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8 – 1am
Free admission – Grab all the Christmas lights off your tree, dress up, deck out your bike and meet up at Catawba at 8pm for a 3-5 mile ride through downtown Asheville. Each rider will be entered into a raffle to win some AMAZING prizes from Catawba and Asheville on Bikes. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes too because DJ JutRut will be bringing some killer music to the dance floor starting at 9:30!!

New Years Eve: Tom Waits Style
Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 – 1am
Free admission – New Year’s Eve with the Asheville Waits Band!

New Years Eve at Beauty
Asheville Beauty Academy
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8 – 2am
Free admission – Ring in the New Year Gatsby style! Roaring 20s band, Jason DeCristofaro, and Friends will take you swinging out of 2019 from 9pm-midnight. Then it’s a late-night dance party with DJ Franco Nino till 2am with a Champagne Toast at Midnight! Drink Specials from George Dickel and Aperol Dapper Dress Encouraged.

Party Like It’s 1995! NYE BASH
White Labs Kitchen & Tap
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8 – 1:30am
Free admission – To jumpstart White Labs 25th Anniversary, we’re ringing in the New Year 90s style! Don’t forget to wear your best 90s outfit (denim and scrunchies highly recommended!) to compete for gift cards and other prizes.

Craft brewpub combining fermentation with flavor in Downtown Asheville. Photo credit via Instagram: @whitelabstapavl

Budget-Friendly New Year’s Eve Parties

Off the Wagon’s Roaring New Year’s Eve Celebration!
Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7 – 2am
$20 Cover

Ringin’ in 2020 w/ DJ Marley Carroll
The One Stop
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 10 – 2am
$5 Cover – Lose Yourself to Dance! “Marley Carroll is a connoisseur of groove, a tastemaker with a diverse palette and great attention to detail. Gifted in the dark arts of composition, production, and turntablism, Marley Carroll is a veteran in the making.” – Emancipator

5th Annual ReggaeInfinity New Year’s Eve Party
The BLOCK off biltmore
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8 – 1am
Show $20, Dinner & Show $30, Dinner A La Carte $5 per item – New Year’s Eve at THE BLOCK off biltmore for their 5th Annual ReggaeInfinity NYE Party! Authentic Roots Reggae to Ring in the New Year! This year’s party is catered by The Chill Peel and sponsored by THE BLOCK off biltmore, Instant Karma Asheville, Smiling Hara Tempeh, and Sowing Ceeds!

Rustic Grape’s NYE: A Sparkling Sweet Date Night! – SOLD OUT!
Rustic Grape Wine Bar
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9:30 – 12:30am
$50 per couple – The sweetest New Year’s Eve Date Night in Asheville! Say goodbye to 2019 and toast in the New Year at a wine bar, live music, sweet treats, and of course, lots of bubbly! Rustic Grape is hosting a ticketed date night event in their cozy, intimate wine bar with Lindsey Meyers, an incredibly talented local musician who will be singing all of your favorite songs.

NYE Freakout #14: Dance Party
The Mothlight
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 – 2am
$8 – $10

A Roaring New Year’s Eve
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7 – 1am
$25 per person – Celebrate the start of 2020 in style by dressing in your favorite roaring 20’s themed outfits. With live swing music, fresh hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight, and decorations galore, you’ll feel right at home in West Egg!

Murder By Death and Worthwhile Sounds
The Grey Eagle
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 – 11:45pm
$25 per person – Don’t miss the greatest New Year’s Eve party in Asheville with Murder By Death at The Grey Eagle! Limited number of early bird tix available

 


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