The Raleigh will welcome 2015 with a special New Year’s Eve Cocktail Countdown that celebrates the seven decade history of the iconic Art Deco hotel. Starting at 4 p.m. and coinciding with the hotel’s 1940s opening, a classic cocktail representative of each decade – and priced to match – will be unveiled on the hour. The festivities begin with the Blue Moon Cocktail priced at $4 and available till 5 p.m. The eight-drink series culminates with 2014’s PJ Champagne Brut Special, priced at $14, and served from 11 p.m. to midnight to welcome the New Year. The complete list of cocktails per decade will be served throughout the night at the legendary Martini Bar, Pool Bar and the White Bar at Restaurant Michael Schwartz where special New Year’s Eve menus will be served with seatings at 6 and 9 p.m. The three-course menu is priced at $100 per person and the four-course is $150 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. CallÂ 305-612-1163 for reservations.