Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2011 in Dallas

photography by Jerry McClure
photography by Jerry McClure
photos by WJNPHOTO

Some of you will want to do it big. Sequins, jackets, bottle service, the whole nine yards.

Some of you will want to celebrate casually. At your favorite bar. With your favorite beer. Wearing your favorite jeans. (I’ll be in a cabin, far away, enjoying the peace and quiet.)

No matter your disposition, here’s a list of everything we know is happening around town for New Year’s Eve. Feel free to check back for updates to the list.

And for New Year’s Eve meals and New Year’s Day brunches, check out SideDish.


ABSINTHE LOUNGE
Absinthe Lounge presents “Champagne Life.” DJ C Love and DJ No Nekk in the mixxx. For tables or couch areas, call 469-939-5061.

ADAIR’S SALOON
Southern Drive & the Tom Cheatham band. Absolutely free. Show starts at 9 p.m. Free party favors and midnight toast

BEAUTY BAR
No cover and a Champagne toast with DJ Redeye, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

BELMONT HOTEL. Free party and a Champagne toast at the Belmont Hotel with DJ Tigerbee.

BLACKFRIAR PUB
Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, DJ spinning at 9 pm. $5 cover after 9 pm. Get there early to make sure you’re with us for
the midnight toast!

BROOKLYN JAZZ CAFE
Welcome to Brooklyn’s Recession Buster New Year’s Eve Throwback Party! The 2012 New Year’s Eve 70’s Party is $20 per person and $35 per couple. It includes one drink, champagne toast, party favors, live band, DJ party with 70s and 80s music, best dressed costume contest, and prizes for individual and couples. Breakfast is served at midnight.

CANDLEROOM
RSVP for table reservations at 214-370-4155 or [email protected] Reservations are limited.

CAPITOL PUB
DJ Tyrone Smiley rocks into the new year starting at 10 p.m. Five dollars gets you in, plus a Pearl Light can or glass of champagne. Free champagne toast at midnight and complimentary party favors.

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photography by Jerry McClure
photos by WJNPHOTO

CHAMPPS ADDISON
Casino night features package choices (platinum package, gold package, or silver) that allow you to group several options: dinner for two, transportation and accommodations at local hotel, casino money, champagne toast at midnight, and the chance to win prizes.

Platinum Package: $129.99 per couple, $99.99 single. Includes deluxe accommodations at the Courtyard Marriott or  Springhill Suites in Addison, transportation to and from Champps, dinner for two, $6,000 in casino money, Champagne toast at midnight, and a chance to win prizes at 12:30 p.m.

Gold Package: $69.99 per couple or $39.99 single. Includes dinner for two, $6000 in casino money, Champagne toast at midnight, and a chance to win prizes.

Silver Package: $20 per person, Includes $6,000 in casino money, Champagne toast at midnight, and chance to win prizes.

CITY TAVERN
Music by Here in Arms, Virgin Wolves, and The Nicholsons. Free Champagne Toast and Party Favors. $10 Cover

CLUB DADA
Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $20 at door and $17 in advance (includes Champagne toast and party favors). Music by Astronautalis, GalleryCat, Hello Lover, The Rich Girls (Hall & Oates tribute), and Mystery Skulls.

DISH
Holiday craft cocktails from acclaimed barman Trevor Landry and limited edition Moet Imperial Gold Bottles. Bottle service available. Premium open bar available upon request for $50 per person from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dance the night away with special guest DJ Jose G. Count down the new year with a Champagne toast, party favors, and balloon drop. For reservations, call 214-522-3474 or visit www.dish-dallas.com.

EL RANCHITO
Mexican rock band Alebrije will perform from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Full menu served until 11:30 p.m. Party favors and complimentary Champagne will be provided. After 10 p.m., there will be a cover charge of $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and up.

FIVE SIXTY
Dallas partygoers are invited to celebrate the new year at a private after-party in the Five Sixty Tower. Guests will mix, mingle, and nosh on an array of light bites by chef Patton Robertson, including Korean-style “Kalbi” short ribs, lobster spring rolls, steak with spicy harissa satay, and hand-rolled sushi. DJs Jen Miller and Paul Paredes will spin the party into the new year as partygoers sip on all-inclusive cocktails or order from a select bottle-service menu. At midnight, guests will welcome 2012 with a complimentary Champagne toast while watching the fireworks display at Victory Park. Tickets for the private after-party in The Tower, including complimentary valet, can be purchased in advance for $150 or at the door for $175. Call 214-741-5560 to reserve a spot.

FOX & HOUND RICHARDSON
$4 Big Beers and $13 Buckets of Bud & Bud Light, $1 Jello shots, $10 ribeye steak dinner, balloon drop, and complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, with cash and prize giveaways.

J. BLACK’S
Doors open at 6 p.m. Enjoy entertainment by DJ Bryan C. Tickets run from $40 per individual to $575 for a table for six and includes a Champagne toast.

GILLEY’S DALLAS
In the Palladium Ballroom: NYE Celebration featuring Miguel. Tickets: $40 in advance up to $100 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. All ages.

In the South Side Music Hall: Wade Bowen’s NYE Bash with opening act Charlie Worsham. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the doors. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. 18+ only.

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photography by Jerry McClure
photos by WJNPHOTO

GINGER MAN
Party favors and a beer toast at midnight.  Small giveaways. No cover.

GRANADA THEATER
Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, plus Ishi and Kirby Brown. Tickets at granadatheater.com. VIP tickets are available and include complimentary champagne, a VIP goodie bag, balcony seating.

THE GRAPEVINE BAR
Limited availability. Dinner buffet from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Champagne toast at midnight, party hats and favors, dance music all night, shuttle at 1 a.m. to a beautiful suite at a local hotel. $65 in advance, $80 at the door. Buy through Grapevine’s website or Facebook page. Special room rates available at hotel.

HOTEL ZAZA
Pricing starts at $1200. Includes: 8 people entry to event, two bottles of Ketel One (or liquor of choice), one magnum bottle of Heidsieck Monopole Champagne. To book, call 214-550.-9500 or email [email protected]

IDLE RICH
Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, DJ spinning at 9 pm. $5 cover after 9 pm. Get there early to make sure you’re with us for
the midnight toast!

IRON CACTUS
Step into the Roaring ’20s with Chinatown Band Live and DJ on each floor. $70 per guest in advance ($100 at the door) includes beer & wine and light hors d’oeuvres and a Champagne toast. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Party starts at 9 p.m.

KNOX STREET PUB
Happy hour prices all night long. Ladies free. Guys $20 (their first drink free if they get to the bar before 10). Party favors. Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Bottle service on patio available.

LA GRANGE
Third annual “Sue Year’s Eve” with The Boys Named Sue. Special guests this year are One Red Cent & Mariachi Quetzal. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

LONDONER ADDISON
British NYE starts at 6 p.m., followed by A Hard Night’s Day at 9 p.m. and a complimentary Champagne toast and party favors at midnight. Come dressed in black or white. $4 Stoli and Stoli flavors all night. No cover.

THE MANSION BAR
Open from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. with entertainment by George Anderson and the Signature Band. The group plays a variety of music, from contemporary to disco to the classics. No cover.

MANTUS
No cover charge. Party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight. Bottle service available.

photography by Jerry McClure
photography by Jerry McClure
photos by WJNPHOTO

MEDDLESOME MOTH
Normal Moth menu, with added specials including Oysters and Pearls with cavier, Maine lobster with saffron foam stuffed with roasted carnival cauliflower, New Zealand rack of lamb with turnip puree and roasted root vegetables. Desserts are Black Forest Cake with cranberry Indian pudding. Champagne toast and party favors. Reservations recommended.

NODDING DONKEY
DJ Molek Ular at 10 p.m., $5 Ciroc, $5 Hornitos, $3 Baby Guiness, Champagne toast at midnight, and opportunity to win a trip to Vegas.

NYLO PLANO HOTEL
Live DJ from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Open bar until 1 a.m. and party favors. Heavy hors d’oeuvres from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets $100, and $50 after 11 p.m.

THE OLD MONK
Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, DJ spinning at 9 pm. No cover. Get there early to make sure you’re with us for
the midnight toast!

PLUSH
Main Street Empire features DJ Ivy, $30 in advance. Table reservations are available for big groups from $850 to $2,000.

POOR DAVID’S PUB
Bugs Henderson performs, with Josh Alan opening the show. Tickets at frontgatetickets.com, or arrive early at 7 p.m.

RATTLESNAKE BAR
Rattlesnake Bar: 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m., no cover charge. Full bar menu available. Live music also featured in the Lobby from 9 p.m., with balloon drops in the Rattlesnake Bar and Live Oak Bar at midnight. Reservations: 214.922.4848

RENFIELD’S CORNER
Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, DJ spinning at 9 pm. $5 cover after 9 pm. Get there early to make sure you’re with us for
the midnight toast!

photography by Jerry McClure
photography by Jerry McClure
photos by WJNPHOTO

TEDDY’S ROOM
Tickets are $50 per person or $80 per couple, and tickets include a two-hour hosted bar for Grey Goose Vodka drinks from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and also complimentary Champagne for a midnight toast. Tickets can be purchased from www.teddysroomdallas.com. Burlesque performance by Ani Vera and the Rough Riders Band and tunes by DJ NVS.

THE JOULE PENTHOUSE
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pricing: $150 per person for hotel guests and Charlie Palmer patrons, $200 per person for general admission, $300 per person for second seating 2-course prix fixe dinner in Charlie Palmer at The Joule. To obtain admission tickets or special event Charlie Palmer seating, email [email protected]

THE LIBERTINE BAR
For NYE we have DJ Rob Viktum from 10 p.m. raising the roof with old school tunes to dance the year away to.

THE McKINNEY AVENUE TAVERN
All drinks are regular price and no cover all night long. Karaoke night with a karaoke-Champagne toast at midnight. Big Al will lead the crowd in “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight. Free Champagne and a free party favor.

SUNSET LOUNGE
Featuring music by DJ Tek-Neek, party favors and noise makers, live countdown, and Champagne toast at midnight. $40 pre-sale and $50 at the door. Pre-sale tickets available at www.sunsetlounge2011.eventbrite.com. For bottle service, call 214-823-8193.

TEXAS THEATRE. Hollywood-theme costume party with three DJs and a live musical guest. Tickets are $15.

TREES
Ugly Mustard and Slow Roosevelt. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $25.

UPTOWN BAR & GRILL
Sing-in-the-New-Year Karaoke. Starts at 9:30 p.m. Free Champagne toast at midnight.

URBAN CRUST 32 DEGREES BAR
DJ at 32 Degrees Rooftop Bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight.

WINDMILL LOUNGE
Join us for our 7th annual Around the World on New Year’s Eve Party. We ring in the new year somewhere in the world every hour on the hour with much fanfare and free bubbly. Complimentary late-night buffet, with black-eyed peas of course. DJs on hand. No cover.

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