New Year's Eve on Beale Street


We know you’re already thinking about New Year’s Eve. Why not ring in the world’s partying-est holiday in Memphis? The city that rocks year ’round rocks hardest on New Year’s Eve, when landmarks, attractions and local-favorite bars invite everybody in for a party. Get a jumpstart on your planning by reading up on these annual traditions, then keep checking back here for more updates on parties and admission info. 

New Year's Eve on Beale Street 

Beale Street can be a party almost any night of the year. It’s the kind of place where you’ll see brides-to-be wearing bachelorette-weekend tiaras; where you can bar-crawl, sing karaoke and dance late-night. Beneath it all is the music (literally—look down while you’re strolling the sidewalk and you’ll notice stars commemorating Memphis music legends). But also, listen: live music streams from clubs, sending the sounds of electric and acoustic blues, rapid-fire rockabilly and searing soul out into the night. 

Since Memphis’ musical legacy meets the city’s love of a good time on Beale, you can bet the street’s New Year’s Eve celebration is big. You’ll party with tens of thousands of people, spilling in and out of bars and restaurants onto the wide street. You’ll dance under the stars to live performers, including DJ Tree. Then, ring in the new year with fire works and confetti cannons as the clock strikes 12. 

Note that to join the NYE party on Beale, you’ll need to be at least 21. 

Party at the Peabody

The Peabody has held a solid place in Memphis’ social scene for decades (check back in summer for info on the hotel’s sultry rooftop parties). On New Year’s Eve, the lobby and mezzanine will fill with revelers dancing to live sets from The Soul Shockers, Seeing Red and DJ Epic. Reserve a room at the "South's Grand Hotel" and your party admission is included. Note that New Year’s Eve events at The Peabody Memphis are 21-and-up.

NYE Special: 8-Ball and MJG

Don't miss the NYE Special: 8-Ball and MJG at Midtown's Railgarten. Tickets are $75 and include two drink vouchers. A DJ will get things started at 9 p.m. and the legendary Memphis hip hop duo will take the stage at 10 p.m.

Celebrate at Hernando's Hideaway

RSVP to ring in the new year at Hernando's Hideaway. Celebrate this local-favorite honky tonk's third anniversary with country singer Dale Watson & his Lone Stars featuring Celine Lee. Order your favorite drink to go along with mouthwatering bar fare, like patty melts, BBQ nachos and more, as you count down to midnight. 

New Year's Eve at Beck & Call

Celebrate the new year at Hyatt Centric Beale Street's rooftop bar Beck & Call. Dig in to finger foods, while dancing to beats from DJ Houston and taking in the stunning Mississippi River views. Festive concoctions and food specials are available for purchase. Plus, admission includes a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. 

Memphis NYE Bar Crawl

Why choose one New Year's party when you can enjoy a bunch of 'em? Get your tickets to the Memphis New Year's Eve Bar Crawl. Your bar crawler wristband gives you free admission to multiple Downtown Memphis bars, like Blind Bear, Kooky Canuck, Wet Willies and Flying Saucer. Plus, tickets include live music, drink tickets, an appetizer buffet, a champagne toast and food and drink specials.