From the simple and small to the big and dazzling, Downtown has it all for New Year’s Eve! Do you want energetic crowds and an electric atmosphere, grabbing a celebratory beer with the locals, or a delicious dinner and a midnight toast? Check out our suggestions: Downtown has something for everyone, no matter your New Year’s Eve style.
THE DOWNTOWN TRIO
DTLB Fireworks on the Waterfront
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA), in partnership with the Queen Mary, Visit Long Beach, and Shoreline Village, is proud to present New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront at 9 PM and again at MIDNIGHT! Early-to-bed families and late-partying night owls will be able to usher in 2024 with these spectacular fireworks displays. Restaurants, bars, and clubs throughout Downtown will be in party mode; Make sure to step outside for the fireworks, which will put a sparkling punctuation on your Downtown New Year’s festivities.
Queen Mary / 1126 Queens Highway
The Queen is actually hosting TWO NIGHTS of New Year’s merriment: On Saturday, Dec. 30, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a four-course dinner, and setting-appropriate music in the Grand Salon by Alex Mendham and his Orchestra. On the 31st, the ENTIRE SHIP will reverberate with everything from EDM to jazz trios to big bands. You’ll also have a front-row view of the breathtaking fireworks displays happening at 9 PM and MIDNIGHT! For all the details and to buy tickets, click here.
New Year’s Eve Night Dive / Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Let’s face it: The Aquarium of the Pacific is a GREAT place to party. You can do that on New Year’s Eve from 8 PM to 1 AM, with the live band Loud as Funk playing in the Great Hall and DJs spinning in the galleries. There will be karaoke and a silent disco, too. All of this will lead up to a confetti countdown as MIDNIGHT approaches! This event is expected to sell out quickly: Get your tickets here.
DINE IN STYLE
555 East / 555 E Ocean Blvd.
Reserve your table now for the splendid New Year’s Eve celebration at 555 East! The special four-course menu features such delights as the Surf and Turf (Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail) and Chilean Sea Bass, paired with the wine of your choice and topped off with Creme Brulee and other fine desserts. Make sure to step outside at 9 PM to watch the fireworks!
BO-beau Kitchen + Roof Tap / 144 Pine Ave.
Chef Ruben Gonzalez has created a fabulous three-course dinner menu for New Year’s Eve that will be served from 5 to 9 PM, just in time to wind up your dinner with some fireworks and find a Pine Avenue spot to continue your party! Call (562) 983-0056 to make your reservation.
Cafe Sevilla / 140 Pine Ave.
Your Cafe Sevilla New Year’s Eve Table Package will include just about everything you need to celebrate properly! Food, a champagne toast, party favors, live and DJ entertainment, and much more will be part of the package. Party ’til 2 AM at Cafe Sevilla on New Year’s Eve! For details and tickets, click here.
Fuego / 700 Queensway Dr.
Fuego is renowned for its expansive views; Add fireworks to the mix and you’ve got an awesome spot in which to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Fuego is ringing in 2024 with a special four-course dinner. Seatings are at 5 and 9 PM. Fuego’s patio looks to be a brilliant spot to view the 9 PM and MIDNIGHT fireworks shows, presented by DLBA! There will be live entertainment all day. For reservations and inquiries, click here.
Buono’s Pizzeria / 250A W Ocean Blvd.
Buono’s wants you to know you can get a sumptuous Italian New Year’s Eve feast until 9 PM on the big night. You’ll be well-nourished for the night’s adventures! Visit Buono’s website for menu, ordering, and VIP Club information.
A BIG NIGHT OUT
Praia At The Top NYE Celebration & Grand Opening / 105 W Broadway
Could Downtown’s newest nightclub Praia At The Top be the harbinger of a revolution in Downtown nightlife? Help make it happen on New Year’s Eve! Praia’s beach-jungle vibe will set the mood for an adventurous 2024 as you sip from the complimentary whiskey bar from 10 to 11 PM, then drink a champagne toast at MIDNIGHT, compliments of the house. Get your tickets here for an event that will truly be a celebration to remember.
Padre and Mezcalero / 525 E Broadway
BOTH venues in this building will be hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations! Admission, party favors, and a champagne toast are all FREE, and if you score a VIP ticket, it’ll be all you can eat and drink, all night long! DJs in both venues will keep the vibe where it needs to be. Get your tickets here.
New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl / Pine Ave.
Nasstive Entertainment invites you to ring in 2024 with an ALL-ACCESS PASS to many of Downtown’s favorite drinking spots! Purchase your ticket to the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl and get a map of all participating Downtown bars. Each of them will be offering their own drink and food specials. Select venues will be offering FREE welcome shots!
Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grille / 423-A Shoreline Village Dr.
New Year’s Eve is an all-day party at Shenanigans! Start at noon with some live reggae provided by Babylon Rockers, have yourself a dinner break with something from the Shenanigans menu, then let The Hot Rodz provide your New Year’s Eve soundtrack from 8 PM until 1 AM. It’s a great spot for taking in both the 9 PM and MIDNIGHT fireworks shows as well!
GRAB A DRINK (AND SOME PIE) WITH THE LOCALS
Beachwood Brewing & Blending / 247 Long Beach Blvd.
Known for its sour and funky beer offerings, as well as its recent expansion of flavors with their grand reopening this past November, Beachwood Brewing & Blendery will contribute to Downtown’s New Year’s Eve festivities by being open from noon to 4 PM that Sunday afternoon. Join the many locals who frequent this spot and celebrate NYE in true Long Beach fashion. Follow Beachwood @beachwoodbrewing for the latest offerings.
Altar Society Brewing and Coffee Co. / 230 Pine Ave.
The owners of this new Pine Avenue spot have done an excellent job of expanding on the vibe of this old, historic building. Altar Society will be open until 6 PM on New Year’s Eve, so make it an early part of your evening’s antics! Make sure to follow Altar Society on Instagram.
Laurie’s Pie Bar / 450 Pine Ave.
Pie is one the greatest of comfort foods, perfect for important celebrations. That’s why it’s important that Laurie’s Pie Bar will be open from 11 AM to 4 PM on New Year’s Eve: You can swing by and pick up a pie for you and your people to consume during your NYE festivities! To see a preview of Laurie’s fresh-baked, made-from-scratch pies, click here.
Sake Secret / 460 Pine Ave.
The first sake specialty shop in SoCal, Sake Secret will serve all kinds of sake on New Year’s. Open from 11 AM to 9 PM, Sake Secret is the perfect place to pregame for the thrilling 9 PM fireworks show! Make sure to check out the Sake Secret website for all their upcoming events and offerings.
Bad Axe Throwing / 245 Pine Ave. #290
Back in the day it was darts, now it’s axe throwing! It’s a unique and fun game to play with your pals before heading off to your New Year’s Eve parties. You can walk in for some impromptu axe throwing from 5 to 9 PM on the 31st or schedule a private booking for any time between 8 and 11 PM. You can bring your own food and choose from Bad Axe’s fine selection of craft beers, wines, and ciders.
CRUISE INTO THE NEW YEAR
Harbor Breeze Cruises / 100 Aquarium Way, Dock 2
Harbor Breeze Cruises presents its annual 21+ New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise! Being on the water is a dramatic place to take in DLBA’s spectacular fireworks shows, which happen at 9 PM and MIDNIGHT. The Cruise boards at 8:30 PM and returns to the dock at 12;30 AM. Have a champagne toast at MIDNIGHT on the water, with the sounds of a party-oriented DJ accenting the vibe throughout the cruise. Get your tickets here.
Spirit Cruises / Shoreline Village, Dock 9
Bookend your New Year’s Eve celebration with fireworks on the water! Spirit Cruises is hosting a Party Cruise on NYE from 9 PM to 12:30 AM — perfect for taking in the 9 PM and MIDNIGHT fireworks shows. Your ticket includes an Italian dinner, two complimentary drinks, and a champagne toast at midnight. For more info and to get tickets — and Spirit Cruise gift cards — click here.
Long Beach City Cruises / Rainbow Harbor, Dock 6A
Long Beach City Cruises will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Premier Dinner Cruise to help you finish the year on a festive, nautical note. The cruise features great food, full bar, hot music, and the best ocean views on the coast! Click here for more info.