7 New Year’s Eve celebrations with no cover charge

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Have you made your New Year’s Eve plans or do you find yourself putting it off? Maybe you have been let down by high-priced New Year’s Eve events in the past, or your bank account has had enough after all that holiday spending. Either way, Charlotte has plenty of places that are cover-free to start off 2019.

Here are several for you to choose from:

Abari’s New Year’s Eve Coin Jam 3

1721 N. Davidson St.


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Time: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Info: Ring in 2019 at Abari for their 3rd annual Coin Jam. Spend the night playing your favorite old-school games while listening to DJ Blood Diamond. Like last year, there will be a champagne toast at midnight. Expect swag giveaways throughout the night.

CLT New Year’s Eve at Levine Avenue of the Arts presented by Ally

Tryon St. at Levine Avenue of the Arts
Time: 8 p.m. – midnight
Info: This event was held at Romare Bearden Park last year. The celebration will include a DJ, live music, the lighting of the Queen City crown, and a fireworks display at midnight.

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. NYE Party

3000 S. Tryon St.


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Time: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Info: Live music starts with Crystal Fountains at 5 – 8 p.m. followed by Aarodynamics, who will be performing from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. There will be a champagne bar from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. and a balloon drop at midnight. There will be a photo booth, along with beer pitcher and champagne specials throughout the night. The Hunter’s Wife food truck will be on site from 5 – 10 p.m. and Wild Dog Hot Dogs will feed you from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

New Year’s Eve at Catawba Brewing Co.

933 Louise Ave. #105
Time: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Info: Enjoy DJ Bryson A. Rider and prosecco on tap. Pasta la Vista Food Truck and Fresh Med Mediterranean Fusion Food Truck will also be at Catawba Brewing.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Cabarrus Brewing Company

329 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord
Time: 4 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Info: There will be a keg drop and a toast at midnight to celebrate the New Year.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Legion Brewing SouthPark

5610 Carnegie Blvd.
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Info: There will be a complimentary Carolina Sparkle Party toast as the ball drops. The kitchen will be open until midnight.

NYE Soiree at Whiskey Warehouse

1221 The Plaza


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Time: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Info: Sip on cocktails from Whiskey Warehouse’s new cocktail menu while listening to the Jon Linker Band from 8 -11 p.m. and a DJ starting at 11 p.m. There will also be a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.

Also check out: Big Ben Pub, Ed’s Tavern and Heist will be open with free admission.




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