NYE Downtown Bismarck

Looking for something fun to do to celebrate New Year’s Eve?  Join us in Downtown Bismarck, events range from Black-Tie Optional with French Desserts, to live local music and hopping around Downtown.  Scroll down to learn about Free Parking in the covered ramps for NYE.  We know Downtown is great and you don’t want the party to end, but celebrate responsibly!

Live Music

If Live Music is your jam for New Year’s Eve, there are a few different venues hosting musicians and bands in Downtown Bismarck.  Head up to the Rooftop at Luft and take in The Ska Skank Redemption from 9pm-1am.  Bonus: crafted cocktails and a great view.  Laughing Sun Brewing is hosting their New Year’s Eve Bash by ticket only ($10), featuring house favorite local band Anonymous Phenomenon.  Locally brewed beer and an energetic venue await, but tickets were going fast.  Call ahead.


If a tasty dinner is more your thing for NYE, Downtown has a variety of options.  Pirogue Grille has a three course prixe fixe menu at $59/person.  Featuring choice of four starters, 5 entrees, and 5 desserts from award winning chef Stuart Tracy who showcases classic technique with local flavor.  Call ahead for reservations.  The Toasted Frog is also serving up specials for New Year’s Eve, along with their large selection of martini’s.  Call ahead for reservations.  For a historic Downtown Bismarck New Year’s Eve, head over to the eight-decades going strong Peacock Alley.  A wide menu, they are most well known for their specialty and award winning beef cuts.  Call ahead for reservations or book online through their website. For more causal dining Downtown for NYE split a pizza pie at Fireflour Pizza, go mexican at Fiesta Villa, check out the deli creations at Lucky Ducks Deli, tip your hat to the Irish at Blarney Stone or find a delicious burger at JL Beers  and Reza’s Pitch. 


Any of the above mentioned spots are great to Make Your Own Pub Crawl.  Don’t forget to add Borrow Bucks and The Elbow Room into the equation.  While Peacock Alley and Toasted Frog  have separate bars, Pirogue Grille has limited bar space so check first!  Our casual dining places mentioned above all serve great drinks and brews as well.

Fancy NYE

If you’re looking to go all out, black-tie optional, dancing, music, and a traditional fancy NYE, check out New Year’s Eve at the Belle.  This historic Downtown venue, The Belle Mehus Auditorium, turns 100 years old at midnight!  Celebrate with a social at 6pm and dinner at 7pm.  Dinner and dessert by Parisian trained chef Cecilia Anderson. Party favors, luxury auction, wine ring toss and champagne await you as you dance the night away to the Scott Prebys Orchestra. Reserve a table or seats by calling ahead 701-391-0894.

Over-Night Stay

Located right in the heart of Downtown Bismarck, next to all these fabulous events is the newly remodeled Downtown Radisson.  Consider booking a room and making it a stay-cation.


Don’t forget to buy your special someone a gift to ring in the New Year.  We have a number of great local independent jewelry stores, as well as women’s boutiques and yes…even men’s wear!


Parking is free from 4pm -2am in the 3rd & Main Ave Ramp.  Just pull a ticket on the way in and deposit it on your way out.  Remember not to drink and drive!  Please consider calling a taxi or making plans for safely returning home.  Ask the bar managers for taxi info.