Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Johnsburg

It’s time to close out the second decade of the new millennium and ring in 2020! If you’re still trying to decide where you’ll be sipping bubbly and belting out Auld Lang Syne this year, why not check out the New Year’s Eve happenings in Gore Region? We’ve rounded up details on some of the best spots to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Johnsburg:

The Barking Spider

The Barking Spider in North Creek, a favorite late-night spot for Johnsburg locals, is holding its 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Mega Bash to ring in 2020. Beginning at 8pm, One Smooth DJ will be playing classic rock, hip hop, and pop hits that are sure to get everyone moving. The Barking Spider has a small but yummy menu which includes burgers, fries, burritos, quesadillas, and wraps, so you can fuel up for a long night of dancing, drinks, and fun! Call 518-251-9911 with any questions.

Infographic about the Barking Spider's NYE Bash on December 31
Image courtesy of the Barking Spider


Located on Main Street in North Creek, barVino is offering three dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve this year: 5pm-6:45pm, 7pm-8:45pm, and 9pm. barVino is a restaurant and wine bar which also boasts a generous craft beer selection. Their lounge opens at 5pm for those who want to enjoy tasty appetizers including gruyere scallion biscuits, pigs in a blanket, and shrimp cocktail. This venue is for the 21+ crowd only. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by emailing vinogirl79@gmail.com

Front of barVino in North Creek
Image courtesy of barVino

Basil & Wick’s

Located at 3195 Route 28 in North Creek, Basil & Wick’s features an enticing menu of creative takes on traditional American and Adirondack comfort food dishes. If you’re searching for a place where you can listen to great music while filling up on delicious food, come celebrate New Year’s Eve with Rhythm Junction at Basil & Wicks. A special three-course menu will be served from 5pm-9pm, with a children’s menu also available. Call 518-251-3100 to make reservations or ask any questions. 

Garnet Hill Lodge

Held in its Log House Restaurant, the New Year’s Eve Dinner at Garnet Hill Lodge will be served in two seatings. From 5 pm-7:30 pm, there will be a buffet-style meal featuring soup, salad, a carving station with four unique entrees, an antipasto platter, and a bruschetta bar. A dessert selection will be available, and champagne and sparkling wine can be purchased by the bottle. This seating is family-friendly and offers a reduced price for children under 12.

For those celebrating New Year’s Eve without little ones, the second seating begins at 8:30 pm and offers the same elegant menu as the earlier option, but with the addition of live music and a midnight champagne toast, complete with strawberries and chocolate.

People toasting with champagne

One More Thing …

If you need a place to stay after you’ve partied the night away, Garnet Hill Lodge has fantastic overnight accommodations and the Alpine Lodge, located on Main Street in North Creek, is offering discounted rates for New Year’s Eve. Or, you can check out some of the other lodging options available in Gore Region.

We wish everyone a safe and fun-filled New Year’s Eve and a very Happy New Year!