If you plan to go out on the town to celebrate New Year’s Eve, there are so many places to choose from this year–starting at the River Market, stretching all the way south through Waldo. I find that as I get older, I prefer a smaller, more relaxed gathering. Years ago when I worked at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, every employee worked the huge New Year’s Eve party. It was a very long but fun evening, looking at all the dressed up guests and crazy dancing. I saw some wild behavior on those nights!
Back to what’s happening in the Brookside/Waldo area. Here’s a few options to consider:
Julian is serving dinner at 5,7 and 9pm with a pre-set menu. Call for reservations.
Avenues Bistro has a special menu, reservations recommended.
Charlie Hooper’s is a good spot to stop in for a casual bite to eat and New Year’s toast. If you live in Brookside, you’ll probaby run into someone you know while you are there!
Bier Station will be open! First night of service is December 29, so no special packages are planned for December 31. Be one of the first to check out this new, locally owned specialty beer bar.
The hot new restaurant Louie’s Wine Dive features live music and appetizers for $20 per person. The Well will be packed with partiers; for $20, dance to three DJ’s and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight.
Finally, everyone is welcome to watch the ball drop at the Waldo monument, 75th and Wornall. Meet there just before midnight and ring in the new year with your Waldo/Brookside nieghbors!
If you do plan to party on Monday night…be safe!