A Moroccan night market, a champagne BBQ and 4 other ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Central Austin

Eberly is throwing a James Bond-themed New Year's Eve party.

Eberly is throwing a James Bond-themed New Year's Eve party.

Start 2018 off right by celebrating the New Year at these Central Austin restaurants, hotels and public spaces.

New Year's Eve
Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden hosts New Year's Eve smoke out 
This celebration includes a menu featuring smoked prime rib and potato au gratin, live music from Teddy Long and a complimentary toast of Miller High Life, "the champagne of beers." 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $35. Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden, 79 Rainey St., Austin. 512-386-1656. www.facebook.com/events/368447830267378/

Willie Nelson caps off 2017 at Austin City Limits Live
Along with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Blackberry Smoke and Father Time Texas, hometown musician Willie Nelson will perform at ACL's New Year's Eve concert. 6:30 p.m. (doors open). $99-$157. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin. 512-225-7999. www.acl-live.com

Eberly throws James Bond-themed New Year's Eve soiree 
For its second annual New Year's Eve bash, Eberly is providing a full casino and burlesque entertainment. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $150. Eberly, 615 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-916-9000. www.eberlyaustin.com

South Congress Hotel to turn into a Moroccan late-night market
South Congress Hotel will host a Moroccan-themed New Year's Eve party. Entertainment includes fortune tellers and henna artists. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $130. South Congress Hotel, 1603 S. Congress Ave., Austin. 512-920-6405. www.nyeatsch.splashthat.com

Whisler's hosts a no-cover New Year's Eve bash
Sip a special New Year's Eve cocktail while DJ Jeff Strange performs. A complimentary champagne toast is scheduled for midnight. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth St., Austin. 512-480-0781. www.whislersatx.com

New Year's Day
Freedmen's offers BBQ and bubbles New Year's Day brunch
Freedmen's will serve a special beef rib Benedict and champagne ($95, serves 2-4) in addition to its regular brunch menu on Jan. 1. A $40 deposit is required for the holiday special. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Freedmen's, 2402 San Gabriel Street, Austin. 512-434-0334. www.freedmensbar.com


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