How to Celebrate New Year’s in Athens

International Dance Night at Casa Nueva in Athens, Ohio on Apr. 15, 2016. [Photograph by Joel Prince]

Welcome the New Year with all your friends in Athens, Ohio! From family oriented activities to casual laid-back festivities, Athens offers something for everyone.

Enjoy Jive, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve at the Eclipse Company Store. The ball drops at 7pm so everyone in the family can enjoy the celebration. Entertainment for the whole family includes live music, dancing and various activities for the kids to enjoy. Don’t miss this opportunity to ring in the New Year with other families and support the Birth Circle!

Grab a date and get dolled up for a celebratory feast at Cutler’s Restaurant at the Ohio University Inn. Indulge in Asiago crusted sea bass and finish the night off with the Irish coffee trio.

Little Fish Brewery in Athens Ohio

Join Little Fish Brewery this year for their New Year’s Eve Party. To give thanks for all the support from the local community and the craft beer world over the past year, Little Fish will tap their 100th batch of beer (Strong Ale) for a special toast at midnight as the ball drops.

If it’s wine you’re looking for then head to Athens Uncorked. Sip on some delicious wine or fancy yourself to the champagne menu for one night only. Dance to some live music before the big countdown.

When it comes to music in Athens, there’s a wide variety of pickings. Choose to celebrate the new year jamming to some of the local bands at the Union Bar and Grill.

Gather a group of friends and head to Casa Nueva for a night jamming out to Shouts and Whispers. Bring in the New Year while enjoying some local dishes and Casa’s famous house margarita or a classic Bloody Mary.

Photographs of the Nelsonville Music Fest Sock Hop with Chucko fundraising event at Rollerbowl Lanes in Athens, Ohio on Feb. 20, 2016. [Photograph by Joel Prince]

Looking for a fun activity for the night? Rollerbowl Lanes hosts a New Year’s Party from 9pm-1am. The party includes four hours of bowling with shoes, pizza and a pitcher of soda, door prizes, games, music, cosmic lights, and fun!

Start 2017 off the right way by spending the night with DJ Barticus at Jackie O’s Brewpub & Public House. They offer Champagne bottle service and Barticus will be playing the best 2016 and party jamz of all time.

Ring in the New Year like a true Athenian! Be sure to share your festivities with us by using #AthensOhio! Cheers to a great 2017 in Athens, Ohio!