The 10 Best Bars to Celebrate the New Year in New Hampshire!

The new year will soon be upon us and that means it’s time to prepare for a celebration. Across New Hampshire, bars will be gearing up to ring in the new year with a bang. Here are 10 awesome spots to celebrate with friends. 

1. Martingale Wharf, Portsmouth, NH

Visit the bar at Martingale Wharf on New Year’s Eve and dance the night away at their Black & White Ball. The fun starts at 9:30 p.m. and includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, a martini bar, a champagne bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Pose with friends in their photo booth. Tickets are $125 for singles and $215 for couples.

2. The Press Room, Portsmouth, NH

New Year’s Eve at the Press Room features “A Dance & Costume Party With Members of Percy Hill and The Original Vitamin C, Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association, and Qwill.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. Dance the night away, and then toast the New Year at midnight.

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3. Whiskey’s 20, Manchester, NH

Join the locals and ring in 2018 at Whiskey’s 20. VIP tables are available, but they sell out each year, so contact the bar and make your reservations. For just $10 per person, you can enjoy music spun by Jason Spivak, Shawn White and Chris Drake. 

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4. Cask & Vine, Derry, NH

Go back in time a few decades at Cask & Vine this coming New Year’s Eve. Their “NYE 5th Anniversary 80s Prom Night” is sure to cause some nostalgia, lots of big hair and some great laughs. Visit the local thrift shops—or your parent’s closets—in search of 80s prom attire, then check back in December for tickets and more information.

5. Libby’s Bistro & Saalt’s Pub, Gorham, NH

Libby’s Bistro & Saalt’s Pub are owned and operated by a husband and wife team in Gorham, New Hampshire. She runs the bistro and she runs the pub. The two are side-by-side in the same building. On New Year’s Eve, Saalt’s Pub will have entrees starting at $25, and a whole evening of fun planned. No reservations are required. Semi-casual attire is appreciated since it’s a celebration. It’s expected that many folks may dine at Libby’s and then come next door to ring in the New Year. More info to com. Call the pub for details.

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6. Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Glen, NH

New Year’s Eve at the Pub at Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub will likely bring out people from miles around. Popular New Hampshire cover band Now is Now will ring in 2018, beginning at 9 p.m. The pub will serve food throughout the evening. 

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7. Tavern 27 at the Mystic Meadows, Laconia, NH

New Year’s Eve at Tavern 27 at the Mystic Meadows begins at 9:30 p.m. with a six-course tapas meal. Guests will enjoy live music, champagne, party favors, fireworks and a souvenir to take home. Call the tavern for prices and to make a reservation.

8. Earth Eagle Brewings, Portsmouth, NH

Beginning at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Earth Eagle Brewings will celebrate Green Hour. Don’t mistake the “hour” part for a one-hour event, as they clearly plan to ring in the New Year. This will be an absinthe-themed New Year’s Eve party, where absinthe will be featured in several cocktails. Not even sure what it is? It’s an emerald colored very high proof spirit made from herbs, including wormwood. Period music will play throughout the evening and green lights will add ambience. A champagne toast will bring in the New Year.

9. The Stone Church, Newmarket, NH

A Grateful Dead Tribute will rock the Stone Church on New Year’s Eve. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 ahead of time and $20 at the door. It’s recommended that you buy tickets early, as their NYE shows are known to sell out.

10. Wally’s Pub, Hampton, NH

Rock out to the Rustic Overtones on New Year’s Eve at Wally’s Pub in Hampton. Doors open at 7 p.m., and drinks and dancing will take you all the way to midnight—and then some. General admission is $25 and tickets are available on TicketWeb.

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