1. Austin’s New Year at Vic Mathias Shores
7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Free. 900 W. Riverside Drive. austintexas.gov/any
If you’re looking for a family-friendly warm-up for the big midnight cheer, this annual city-sponsored New Year’s Eve celebration fits the bill perfectly. Musical entertainment, in the past a multi-stage affair with many local acts, has been pared down to just two acts this year (a temporary change, we’re told). But it’s a great bill, with Kevin Russell’s swamp-rock big band Shinyribs headlining, plus blues-and-beyond sibling duo the Peterson Brothers and their band opening. Many food trucks will be on-site. The whole thing wraps up with a 10 p.m. fireworks display. — Peter Blackstock
2. The Roosevelt Room's Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve Party
7 p.m. Dec. 31. $50-$1,200. 307 W. Fifth St. roaring20sNYE2020.eventbrite.com
One of Austin’s most venerated cocktail bars is throwing it back to one of the best decades for cocktails in the country with this fancy affair (semi-formal to formal attire required). The Roosevelt Room promises a one-night-only menu of 1920s and pre-Prohibition drinks, as well as a considerable list of bubbly wines. And did we mention you’ll be able to watch the ball drop via the bar’s big-screen projector?
3. 80s NYC on NYE 2019 at L’Oca d’Oro
5 p.m. Dec. 31. $100. 1900 Simond Ave. 737-212-1876, locadoroaustin.com
The Italian restaurant in Mueller known for its musically themed menus will throw an ’80s bash and serve a six-course meal with dishes inspired by hip-hop songs of the era, such as Biz Markie’s "Nobody Beats the Biz" and Big Daddy Kane’s "Ain’t No Half Steppin’." Menu will include dishes like sea urchin crudo, orange chicken lollipops with satsuma caramel and dry-aged wagyu prime rib. The $100 cost includes tax and service. — Matthew Odam
4. Second Annual Bollywood New Year’s Eve at June’s All Day
7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dec. 31. $75. 1722 S. Congress Ave. facebook.com/events/497923651072676
June’s All Day is celebrating all night with a Bollywood-themed New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner. In addition to the three-course feast with elevated pub food, June’s will have belly dancers and Bollywood dance tunes. Plus, the restaurant from McGuire Moorman Hospitality is pouring magnums all night for a celebratory wine upgrade. You can make reservations to sit at the bar or at a table.