Cheap/free/local/outside your apartment New Year’s 2014 parties on Capitol Hill

New Year's 2013 at Artusi and around Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Revelers ringing in 2013 on Capitol Hill (Image: CHS)

As is tradition, we list our take on Capitol Hill NYE celebrations in order of price, from $0 up. Many Hill bars will be free as usual — we’re happy to give some special attention to the free and cheap folks planning a bash to celebrate 2014. Note: Some of the prices listed are pre-sale so cost at door could vary. Let us know what we missed in comments or send mail to We’ll continue to add listings through the 31st.

Happy 2014!

  • The freest of all! Yes, you can see the Space Needle fireworks from Capitol Hill.
  • $0 — Linda’s — “Linda’s has NO COVER! Plus a dance party DJ set by Tacocat, champagne drink specials, and our patio bar will be open! And hangover brunch on New Years Day!”
  • $0 — Witness — “Special dishes & drinks, SRO Champagne toast, no reservations, and the hosts with the most!”
  • $0 — Lost Lake — “First Annual NYE Party! Guest DJs, No Cover, Party Hats… “
  • $0 Tommy Gun, 1703 E Olive Way, open 6pm – 2am. Offering $5 flutes of bubbly all night. Full food menu available as well. Large groups encouraged, and reservations for groups of 10 or more accepted, with no minimum table fee. Info
  • $0 – The Garage, 1130 Broadway, doors at 7pm. Music from DJ Killa B, and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations accepted for bowling lanes and pool tables. Info
  • $0 – CC Attle’s, 1701 E Olive Way. The classic bear bar advertises “Good Food, Great Drinks, Never a Cover.” Stop by for the friendly company and catch the Space Needle firework show at midnight with the great view offered just outside CC’s front door. Info
  • $0 — Pine Box — “New Years Eve Sparkle Party — It’s our last chance of 2013 to tap some great beer and Party Down. The crown Jewel and theme for the night is 10 Barrel Brewings German Sparkle Party, a GABF gold medal winning Berlinerweiss. Also on Tap from 10 Barrel is their Cherry Crush, a Sour Cherry Beer made with Sparkle Party as it’s base.” Info
  • $0 — Saint John’s — “The Trashy & Classy Tailgate Cotillion: NYE at Saint Johns! — Join us, if you will, in your finest frock or denim crop-top as we drink fancy wine from keg cups, eat BBQ on the red carpet and dance away a year of regrets. Don’t waste your money on covers, this bugger is FREE.” Info
  • $0 – Purr, 1518 11th Ave. “Join us For New Year’s Eve! Party with you Purr Family! CASH Balloon Drop and Champagne Toast at Midnight!” Info
  • $0- Vito’s, 927 9th Ave. A music-filled New Year’s Eve featuring Italian mandolin and guitar duo The Tarantellas at 6pm, the Tim Kennedy Trio at 9pm, and a champagne dance party with Richie Aldente starting at 11pm. Black and white attire is encouraged. Reservations encouraged. Info
  • $0 – Jimmy’s on Broadway, Silver Cloud Hotel, 1100 Broadway, 8pm to midnight. “Happy New Year! Jimmy’s is your neighborhood place to celebrate the New Year. We will be open from 8am until midnight! For menu specials visit our facebook.”
  • $0 — Hillside Bar — “Tony Burns will be setting the mood with the very best in 90s/00s hip hop, R&B and Pop. NO COVER, party favors, Champagne toast, Jello shots everywhere. Plus pretty cheap drinks. So put on your party hat, pull out your dancing shoes, and press your best clothes… we have a new year to celebrate!!!” Info
  • $0 – Poco Wine + Spirits, 1408 E Pine St. “Bubbles and Oysters Aplenty for New Years Eve!” An event featuring “at least four different sparkling wines by the glass,” “several premium bottles you probably won’t find elsewhere,” “handcrafted sparkling cocktails from [Poco’s] bartenders,” and “fresh local oysters individually or by the dozen.” Discounts on to-go bottles. Info
  • $0 — Montana —

    pop in and celebrate with progress new years pickle backs tonite!
    $4 8-9 pm
    $3 9-10 pm
    $2 10-11 pm
    and ONE dollar 11-12 am

  • $0 – Lobby,  916 E Pike St. DJ Andy J spinning 90’s cuts. Live countdown to the New Year. Videos, Champagne specials all night. Classic balloon drop. VIP tables available. Info
  • $0 – Tavern Law, 1406 12th Ave. “New Year’s Eve: A Midnight in Paris.” “Join us New Year’s Eve for a French inspired soirée. Our special menu will include St Germain cocktails, champagne with a bite of foie gras, and steak frites. No cover. Entry and purchase of St Germain cocktails will earn you raffle tickets for the opportunity to win a St Germain bicycle. The raffle will take place promptly after midnight. Bonne Année!” Info
  • $0 Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, starts at 9pm. Featuring music from DJ Skrewball, and a free midnight champagne toast. Info
  • $0 – Cafe Pettirosso — “Cafe Pettirosso is having a dance party on NYE!!! Records will be spun by DJ MF Cake (aka Kurt Bloch!) so expect some rump shakin!!!” Info
  • $0 – Still Liquor – “Doors at 8:30pm, champagne toast at midnight. DJ Lumberjack Jones. NO COVER!”
  • $0 — Capitol Cider — “We are thrilled to count down 2013 with you all this year! We’ll be showing classic silent movies early in the evening until the fete really kicks off with thad wenatchee DJing at 10pm! $10 cover gets you in with a complimentary sparkling champagne toast from Alpenfire Cider! We’ll show the Times Square Ball drop and the Space Needle Fireworks on our large projector screen!”
  • $5 – Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, doors at 8pm. Lick NYE Hosted by Ben DeLaCreme, with guest DJ Roy G Biv from Portland, and resident DJs Mathematix and Dewey Decimal. Champagne toast at midnight. Info

  • $5- The Lookout, 757 Bellevue Ave E. Featuring sets by DJ Paycheck and Edis Le Brokk. Cover includes champagne toast at midnight. Nice of the Space Needle fireworks from patio. Info

  • $5 – “Obey Dick Clark Party” at The Unicorn, 1118 E Pike St. Live DJs, and a midnight champagne toast. Info

  • $5 WildRose, 1021 E Pike St, doors at 9pm. “New Year’s Eve Dubbed…With DJ Dubb” Featuring music from DJ JDub, drink specials, “hats and noisemakers,” and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a raffle for two WildrosePride 2014 passes, as well as drink and shots specials. Event
  • $10 – Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, starting at 10pm. “DJ Byron Bonsall ( San Francisco ) will be Ringing in The New Year with all of us at Cuff Seattle NYE Party” Info
  • $10 –  Bar Ferd’nan, 1531 Melrose Ave, starts at 10pm. Oysters shucked, a live DJ and midnight champagne toast. Info

  • $10 (advance) – Neighbors, 1509 Broadway Ave E, doors at 8pm. A New Year’s Eve 2014 party featuring “Hats! Favors! [and] Champagne!” Hosted by Aleksa Manila and Atasha Manila, and featuring music from DJ Randy Schlager. Info

  • $20 – R Place, 619 E Pine St, A New Year’s Eve party featuring a cash balloon drop and that promises “Seattle’s sexiest go-go boys.” Top 40 and R&B music from this last year spun by DJ E from 8 to 11pm, and by DJ Flow from 11pm to 2am.
  • $10 before 11pm, $20 after. Barboza, 925 E Pike St, starts at 9pm. Featuring Swervewon and Pickster One. Info

  • $20 – Von Trapp’s, 912 12th Ave. “The party starts at 8pm and there will be a DJ spinning from 9pm to close.” Info
  • SOLD OUT $25 – Neumos, 925 E Pike St, doors at 8pm. STRFKR, along with Teen Daze, Pillar Point and Alexico. Info
  • $25 – 110 – Century Ball Room, 915 E Pine St, starts at 6:30pm. “Stylize Your New Year,” featuring an optional seven course meal, dancing with music from DJ MC Koop, a salsa lesson for beginners and a midnight champagne toast. Info
  • $30  – Havana, 1010 E Pike St, doors at 9pm. A gala featuring “champagne and balloons,” and “fresh beats and top hats.” Music from DJs Hyro and Megatran.  VIP entrance available, guaranteed until 10pm. Info
  • $35 – Q. All Gold Everything NYE 2014 featuring Fred Falke, Sean Majors, Dr Fever & Bgeezy Info
  • $50 – 100, Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 10pm. A Revolution dance party event, combined with DJ Brian Gorr’s annual Rewind event. Admission includes Absolut open bar all night. Extras included for booked tables and VIP guests. Hosted by Olivia LaGarce and Donna Telle. Midnight champagne toast and balloon drop, and a nice view of the Space Needle fireworks out of Baltic Room’s windows. Info

Splurge-y NYE Dinners

  • $50 — La Spiga — Two menus to choose from — Seafood or Field & Forest.
  • $60 — Marjorie — “Say goodbye to 21013 and Hello to the new year with a fabulous Chef’s Menu, courtesy of Marjorie’s treasured Chef, Dustin Calery. You simply have to bring your desire to celebrate…let us do the cooking!”
  • $70 — Monsoon — “Reservations are required at Seattle. For reservations between 4:30pm and 6:15pm and between 8:45pm and 9:45pm, cost is $57/person. For reservations from 6:30pm to 8:30pm cost is $70/person. Optional wines pairings are $30/person for all seatings. In addition, throughout the holidays Monsoon Seattle is featuring an expanded list of grower/producer Champagne”
  • $75 — Rione XIII — “Chef Savuthy “T” Dy creates a Roman inspired feast to ring in the New Year. There will be vegetarian options. Rione XIII will offer a selection of special bottles of wine and wine pairings will be available for $45.”
  • $80 — Spinasse — “Chef Jason Stratton, Chef de Cuisine Stuart Lane, Wine Director Adam Fortuna and the entire Spinasse team are delighted to offer two delicious menu options and one wine flight to ring in the New Year (a la carte menu not available).”
  • $85 — Poppy — “Ring in the New Year at Poppy! Join us for a special four course menu at $85. Early diners receive a reduced rate: just $75 for reservations seated by 7pm. We hope to see you!”
  • $95 — Volunteer Park Cafe — “Chef Ericka Burke has put together a decadent five-course meal for New Year’s Eve, starting with scallop ceviche and ranging from duck to cod to beef, all with seasonal accompaniments, and ending with a sweet chocolate hazelnut torte. This lush dinner is the perfect way to begin a celebratory evening and end 2013 on a delicious note. The dinner is $95/person, $120 with wine pairings, and begins at 7pm.”


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  1. Linda’s has NO COVER! Plus a dance party DJ set by Tacocat, champagne drink specials, and our patio bar will be open! And hangover brunch on New Years Day!

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