Jump into 2023 by celebrating with the city of Athens! Whether you’re here to party or want a quiet night in, the Classic City has many things to offer on New Year’s Eve.  Hotels such as the Graduate and Hotel Indigo are offering quality stay packages, while restaurants such as Five and Ten and home.made offer delicious meals to satisfy your taste buds. As always, live music venues 40-watt Club and Georgia Theatre will provide you with great music as you dance your way into 2022.

 New Year's Eve Music

The exterior of the Georgia Theatre

40-Watt Club

Come enjoy a live performance by Kish Bashi with the Tall Tall Trees on New Year’s Eve at the 40 Watt Club! This concert is from 8:00 p.m. (Doors) to 12:30 a.m. with ticket prices for this event being $30. Don’t miss out and buy your tickets early!

Georgia Theatre

You won’t want to miss this dance party at the Georgia Theatre featuring music performances by local artists Modern Skirts, Vision Video, and Tedo Stone along with a dance party hosted by the Booty Boyz! This event starts at 8:30 p.m. with ticket prices being $20 with advance purchase and $25 the day of the show. Buy them here!


Launch the new year with a drink and some punk rock! Nowhere Bar is hosting bands Five-Eight and Mercyland on New Year’s Eve at 9:30 p.m. Come out for a good time and some live music!

International Grill & Bar 

Welcome 2023 at International Grill & Bar for a New Year’s Eve Party featuring a live performance by Dixieland Five! The party starts at 7:00 p.m.

For more live music venues, visit our live music page. 


New Year's Eve Restaurant Specials 

Outdoor dining at the Five and Ten

Puma Yu's

Head to Puma Yu's for champagne, caviar, and a special menu this New Year's Eve! Reservations are encouraged, and can be made on their website. 

Five and Ten

Interested in a more quiet and serene experience to ring in the New Year? Then visit Five & Ten for their special NYE dinner in their contemporary southern style. The NYE menu also includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. 


Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve Party or kicking off 2023 at home, order some delicious sides from home.made. Choose from tasty cornbread with pepper jelly butter, black eyed peas, or braised collard greens with GA cane syrup and cider vinegar. Call or send an email for sides ready for pickup on Saturday, December 31st.


For more dining spots in Athens, check out our restaurants page


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