This New Year’s Eve, Comal will once again clear out the tables, turn up the volume on their Meyer sound system and transform into a dancehall. Doors will open at 9pm and longtime Bay Area DJ Jose Ruiz (KPFA, KPOO), who has an ongoing residency at Comal on Thursday nights, will spin his infectious mix of Latin and funk into the wee hours.
Chef Matt Gandin and his team will keep a steady stream of antojitos (little snacks) flowing throughout the night – expect some familiar items from Comal’s menu along with a few wild cards, with an emphasis on Oaxacan-style street snacks like quesadillas, de eses and flautas.
Matt Campbell, Comal’s lead bartender (and 2013 SF Chronicle Bar Star), will be twisting up an original NYE cocktail for the occasion. This, along with Comal’s current list of craft cocktails, draft beer, wine and extensive selection of tequila and mezcal, will be on offer.
Tickets are $45 and are on sale at https://www.ticketfly.com/event/728673. All food offerings are included in ticket purchase. All previous parties have sold out in advance, so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
Please make special note: BART is open until 3am on NYE and Comal is less than a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Also, Comal’s large beer garden is uncovered, so use of this space is weather dependent. Additional tickets may be released December 30th if weather permits the use of the beer garden for the occasion.
Book Your Holiday Party at Comal
Whether for an office party, a family dinner, a birthday or for no particular reason at all except to gather for a feast, we offer two family-style, fixed price group dining options: Abajo, our private cellar dining room that seats 12-22 people, and Table 30, our community table that seats 8-10. Slots are filling up fast for the Holidays, especially in December.
We hope to see you soon at Comal!