Normally this list would be a rundown of packed parties and late-night fun around the capital city, but, well, 2020 happened. But one thing 2020 couldn't shut down is delicious local eats, which our city is lucky to have plenty of. 

So bring your mask and your appetite — don't forget about curbside and delivery — and let's (eat and) drink to a new year. Cheers!


3-Day Hangover Brunch at Lost Forty

We'll raise a glass to that. The East Village brewery is rolling out an ultra, all-day feast from Jan. 1-3 to get you from New Year's back into the work week. Menu details are coming soon, but we'll for sure be reaching for a Currant Mood Currant & Cherry Ale. For more info, click here.

More East Village news: East Sixth Brewing Closes Shop, Lost Forty Expands Into Second Space


New Year's Eve Wine Dinner at Hill Station

The breakout star of Hillcrest is breaking out the big guns for NYE. A four-course dinner with expertly paired wines awaits visitors, who can stop in at either 6 or 8:30 p.m. Reservations are open now. For more info, click here.


New Year's Eve at Noon & New Year's Day Brunch at Raduno

We need more twofers like this in our lives. Raduno is serving up back-to-back deliciousness including a complimentary bubbly toast at noon. For more info, click here.


New Year's Eve Dinner at Cypress Social

If you haven't tried the metro's favorite new restaurant, you have one last chance before year's end. The pre-fixe menu includes duck confit, Panko-crusted shrimp and goat cheese-stuffed dates. For more info, click here.


Bye, 2020 with Dished By Drea

A year spent at home meant a lot more charcuterie-type meals for many of us. Step it up with a few tips from the pro and greet 2021 as Drea walks you through putting together a board and fondue. The virtual class starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.


New Years Eve Dinner at Graffiti's

How's this for a cozy NYE dinner for two? The menu includes tortellini, chicken parmesan and tiramisu with wine pairings and a mini bottle of champagne. For more info, click here.


Sip to Support The Van at Flying Saucer

So many things we love in one place. The Saucer is serving up Lost Forty brews with a portion of sales going to The Van, plus they're accepting on-site donations of blankets, sleeping bags, gift cards and cash for our homeless neighbors. For more info, click here.

Read on: The Van Revs Up for a Hard Winter


New Year's Eve Dinner at Petit & Keet

Seafood bisque? Mascarpone risotto? Signature chocolate cake? We're there for all four courses of fine dining with optional wine pairings. For more info, click here.


New Year's Eve Beer Dinner at Fassler Hall

How do you say "buzz off, 2020" in German? The downtown beer hall is hosting a four-course dinner paired with tasty brews and a champagne toast. Dinnertime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.