Ultimate Guide to the 2017 Old Port NYE Festivities | Portland Old Port

Ultimate Guide to the 2017 Old Port NYE Festivities


Whether you’re looking to dine with style, walk the red carpet, pop bottles of champagne, or dance your way into the New Year, we’ve compiled a list of options making sure you know just where to go this New Year’s in Portland!

Dance Parties!

 Eventide Oyster Co.


New Year’s EVE-‘NTIDE!

In the mood for oysters, bubbles, and caviar? Head to Eventide Oyster Co. for their 4th annual New Year’s Eve dance party, which includes apps all night, ice luge, champagne toast, with a DJ that will get you moving right into the New Year.

$50 tickets here

Where: 86 Middle St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am




Up Congress Street, Empire is hosting a dance party for all those 90s kids and alike. Get your tickets early or risk window watching your way into the New Year!

$15 tickets here

Where: 575 Congress St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 am

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub


2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party

DJ, Cash Bars, Snacks, Complimentary champagne toast at Midnight!

$10 Tickets here limited to 150 people or call: 207-773-4653

Where: 20 Custom House Wharf

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:30 pm – 1:30 am



New Year’s Eve w/ DJ Jon

Complete with champagne toast, party favors, DJ Jon (Hot 104.7) mixing all night!

$15 at the door. No pre-sales, so get there early! Info here.

Where: 92 Portland St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Ri Ra Irish Pub


Annual Black & White NYE Party

Do you prefer a DJ Dance party or Live Band? At Ri Ra’s Black and White NYE party you get both! The party has complimentary appetizers and a dessert buffet throughout the night with premium champagne toast at midnight included. B&W attire suggested but not required.

$100 tickets here

Where: 72 Commercial Street

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 am

Circus Maine


The Red Carpet Event @ Thompson’s Point

If you’re feeling adventurous, cruise across town to a warehouse party! Circus! DJ’s! Head to Thompson’s Point to be truly entertained. Here’s your chance to walk the Red Carpet so be sure to look great!

$15-$30 tickets here

Where: 10 Thompsons Point

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – 2:00 am

Dinner Celebrations!

Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room


Boone’s NYE Party with a Purpose

Join Boone’s for the 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Charity Gala benefiting L.E.A.D. Featuring The Awesome!, a premier 80’s band.

$25/person includes Midnight Toast! doors open at 9 pm

$85/person for a 4 course dinner starting at 5:30 pm

$105/person for tickets and dinner. Doors open at 8 pm

$25-$105 tickets here

Where: 86 Commercial St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 1:00 am

The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa


New Year’s Eve 2017 Gala

This dress to impress Gala is hosted by The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa. Each guest is greeted with a complimentary glass of wine and live pianist Jim Ciampi. If you’re craving a upscale atmosphere, with full-out array of Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, specialty cocktails, local beers & wine, The Portland Regency has it all. Count down the New Year with style and class.

$80-85 tickets here

Where: 20 Milk St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Crooner’s & Cocktails



MOBSTERS AT MIDNIGHT! Here’s your chance to mob down a 7 course meal and split a bottle of champagne. Specialized plates themed after the catchiest quotes from selected mob movies.

$80 tickets can be purchased by calling (207) 536-0469

Where: : 90 Exchange St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 4:00 pm – 2:00 am

EVO Kitchen & Bar


NYE Party

A tasteful option for your NYE dinner can be found at EVO’s Kitchen & Bar with a 3 of 5 course meal designed by Chef Ginn. After that get ready to pop bottles at EVO’s Kitchen & Bar New Year’s Eve party with Belvedere specials keeping you hydrated through the night.

$55-$85 for dinner and NYE Party $20 entry at 10:30pm

Call 207.358.7830 or email Sarah at sls@evoportland.com to reserve your seats for dinner! Click here for more info

Where: 443 Fore St



Annual New Year’s Eve Dinner

Check out Vinland for a proper Maine dinner. Their meals feature local, organically grown ingredients. Five course & one glass of bubbly & optional wine pairing.

$95 tickets here

Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – close

Where: 593 Congress St

Check site for availability | Call with questions 207-653-8617

Portland Old Port Parties!

51 Wharf Nightclub


Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve Party

Want to get fancy? Vaunting Portland’s largest NYE event, 51 Wharf Nightclub will surely bring in the New Year with nothing short of style and class. This multi-level venue, with a state-of-the-art sound system with renowned DJ Lenza will have you dancing through the night.

$12 GA Tickets here

Where: 51 Wharf St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Fore Play Sports Club


Fore Play Sports Pub New Year’s Eve Party

“What better way to ring in the New Year than with some serious Fore Play?” Fore Play Sports Pub New Year’s Eve Party will have two floors of entertainment with DJ’s spinning on the second floor club, or hang downstairs with the crew and play some pool, air hockey, or watch your team on the flat screens while waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square.

$10 GA tickets here

Where: 436 Fore St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 2:00 am

The Drink Exchange


The Drink Exchange New York’s Eve

Feel like getting served? Head to The Drink Exchange’s 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party with complimentary passed appetizers and NYE party favors to ring in the New Year. Plus, check out this New York themed bar’s “Stock Market” for free-flowing beer, drinks, shots and food with prices that vary based on demand.

$10 GA tickets here

Where: 43 Wharf St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 2:00 am



80s, 90s & 2K Lounge

Want to take a step back in time before taking your first steps forward into the New Year? This classy lounge next to 51 Wharf Nightclub plays only pre 2010 music making sure you don’t miss any of the classics. Paying entrance to here also gains you entry into 51 Wharf Nightclub at no extra cost.

$12 GA Tickets here

Where: 45 Wharf St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 2:00 am



Bonfire Kickin’ Country NYE Party

Welcome 2017 with Bonfire’s 3rd annual NYE party! This “Kickin’ Country” party will be specializing local and unique beers, including the first ever self-serve beer wall in Maine. Beer enthusiasts rejoice! Big screen TVs will have your favorite Country Music Videos and the Times Square ball drop.

$10 Tickets GA

Where: 37 Wharf St

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 2:00 am

NYE 2017 Portland Party Pass


All Access Pass

Indecision still got you? Ok. Then pick them all! Be sure to act quickly, these passes sold out last year.

$35 GA, VIP Skip the line $70 tickets here

Where: Portland Old Port

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 2:00 am

Live Music!

Port City Music Hall


Moon Hooch & Honeycomb

No shortage of music in the city of Portland for NYE this year. Port City Music Hall is offering beatbox musician Honeycomb and main performance musical group Moon Hooch, specializing in “cave music,” similar to house but more wild. If you’re looking to hear those bass beats head here.

$20 Advance / $15 Day of tickets here

Where: 504 Congress St

When: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Portland House of Music


The Mallett Brothers Band

Make your way to Portland House of Music to see your very own made in Maine, The Mallet Brothers Band, the alt-country rock band. Jam out the old and rock in the New Year in true Maine fashion.

$20 Advance $25 day of tickets here

Where: 25 Temple St

When: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 @ 8:30 pm 1:00 am

The State Theatre


Matisyahu & Rustic Overtones

If live music is your medicine be sure to check out The State Theatre this NYE. Opening with 21 year old musician, Alec Benjamin, specializing in acoustic guitar & beats. Followed by Portland, Maine’s very own seven piece rock band, Rustic Overtones. Ending the night with Matisyahu, a contemporary beatboxer, mixing in jazz’s scat singing. ALL AGES

$20 Early Bird / $30 Advance / $35 Day of Show tickets here

Where: 609 Congress Street

When: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm