With the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID, 2022 looks a lot like 2021 and 2020. But, there are more parties than New Years Eve. If you go, we hope you are boosted and masked. Here are 16 parties and events across the city:
Midday years | Kentucky Science Center | 727 Main Street West | kysciencecenter.org | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm | Entrance to the Science Center
This two-day event offers families (and people who can’t or won’t stay up until midnight) the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of 2022. You’ll be doing the classic 10-second countdown ââ just before the midday stroke ââ and enjoy the activity stations and a special demo on the electromagnetic spectrum.
New Years Eve with Falls City | The Town of Falls Brewing Company. | 901 E. Liberty Street. | www.fallscitybeer.com | 5 pm-8pm | No cover
Another anticipated party for non-night owls: Falls City will be live streaming the ball drop from London rather than New York. The ball fell at 7 p.m. our time.
New Year Celebration | New Bar & Bottle | 214 S. Clay Street | Search on facebook | 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | No cover
The motto of this wine bar is “Drink Better Wine”. Their party will feature drinks from over a dozen wine producers, as well as music.
New Years Beer Dinner | Beers from the world of Sergio | 1605 Story Avenue | sergiosworldbeers.com | 6 p.m. $ 70
Treat yourself before your resolutions take hold with six dishes and six beers.
NYE Afro Ball organized by artist BM | Afrokanza Fair | 1578 Bardstown Road | Search on facebook | 6 pm-3am | $ 60 +
Celebrate the New Year at a new location, Afrokanza Lounge on Bardstown Road, with a champagne toast included at midnight.
New Year Celebration | 3rd brewing round | 10408 Watterson Trail | Search on facebook | 7 pm-1am | $ 60 in cash
Toast the New Year with two drinks and a midnight sparkling toast, plus RecBar appetizers and donuts.
NYE String Band Bash: A New Years Celebration | Gravely Brewing Co. | Search on facebook | 8 p.m. $ 20 in advance, $ 25 on the day of
Enjoy New Years Eve performances from Dark Moon Hollow and Restless Leg String Band.
NYE Live! | Fourth Street Live! | 411 S. Fourth Street | 4thstreetlive.com | 8 p.m. $ 80 and more
The closest thing to Louisville is a Times Square experience. Drink packages start at $ 80 with free club access and a champagne toast.
New Years Eve: Willam | Play | 1101 E. Washington Street | playdancebar.com | 8 pm-3am | 25 $
Party with the drag queens including RuPaul’s Drag Race star Willam.
New Year’s Eve Kaiju | Kaiju | 1004 E. Oak Street | Search on facebook | 8 p.m. $ 10
Live music returns to this cool Japanese-themed bar for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Check out performances by Buddy Crime, Grandma’s Boys and Bird-Dog & the Coyote Gospel Choir, as well as DJ sets from Nico and Bird-Dog.
No New Years coverage | NoraeBar | 717 Market Street E. | Search on Instagram | 8:00 p.m. â 4:00 a.m. | No cover
This karaoke bar offers a no-cover night with free champagne toast, dancing, and, of course, karaoke. Private rooms available for reservation.
NYE Masked Ball | Highlands Tap Room Bar & Grill | 1058 Bardstown Road | Search on facebook | 9 p.m. No cover
âDress to Impressâ for champagne, karaoke and dancing.
New Years Eve Check Coat | Zanzabar | 2100 S. Preston Street | zanzabarlouisville.com | 22h | $ 15 in advance, $ 20 on the day of
Dance the last of the year with DJ sets from Sam Sneed, McKinley and Hi Def.
New Year’s Party | Coconut Beach | 2787 S. Floyd Street | Facebook Search | 22h | $ 10
It’s a Latin New Years party with a silver drop / balloon, champagne toast and tunes from DJ Gaby G, DJ Frank 502 and Rumba 502.
New Year’s Party | Mary M. Miller Riverboat | 401 West River Road | belleoflouisville.org | 10 pm-1am | $ 95.99
“Cruise in the New Year” featuring a boat ride along the Ohio River with appetizers, dancing with DJ Jill, and free party favors.
Cigars and Fedoras NYE ââCelebration! | Kula Gallery | 536 S. Fourth Street | ilovekula.com | 10 pm-2am | $ 20 early bird, $ 40 day
Enjoy live music, an upscale bar and an all-black smoky lounge at the Kula Gallery.
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