‘225 Dine’: Your guide to ringing in the New Year in Baton Rouge

    From late-night parties to three-course meals, there’s something for everyone in Baton Rouge this New Year’s Eve. To help you ring in the new year, 225 Dine has compiled a list of events taking place at local restaurants, bars, casinos and other venues where you can usher in 2017.

    “Who needs to watch the ball drop on TV when you can head to North Boulevard Town Square for downtown’s version instead?” 225 Dine reports. “The city’s biggest New Year’s Eve event begins with a family-friendly morning of arts and crafts, performances, birthday cake and a community singalong as the ‘Red Stick’ rises to the top of the beacon in the square at noon.”

    Red Stick Revelry is taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight in downtown Baton Rouge. This year’s celebration also kicks off Baton Rouge’s yearlong bicentennial celebration.

    Among the many restaurants and bars that are hosting New Year’s Eve events, Blend Wine Bar has a “Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party” taking place from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 304 Laurel St. A ticket ($60 for individual tickets, $100 for couples) buys you hors d’oeuvres, music, access to a photo booth and a midnight champagne toast.

    Table Kitchen and Bar is offering up a special four-course meal featuring crab and brie soup, duck salad, pulled pork and more. Tickets are $75 a person. Goûter is also serving a special dinner featuring new menu items from the kitchen and bar. Seating begins at 5 p.m. and reservations are recommended.

    See the full list of New Year’s Eve events taking place in Baton Rouge on Saturday, and make sure you get the scoop on local culinary news each week by signing up for the free 225 Dine e-newsletter.

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