the nylon new year's eve party guide
see where to go celebrate 2014 in your city tonight
We're guessing that your idea of a New Year's Eve house party doesn't include beats by DJ Go Go Garcia, a fireplace, reserved seating, or delish snacks from Trace. But that's exactly what you'll get at the W Austin's Drop The Ball party, which is happening in their super cozy hotel living room. P.S. The 2nd Street District hotel is also throwing a bash with live jams by Max Frost. Double party? We are so in.
200 Lavaca Street
We're always down for an '80s party--especially when we're celebrating something new (like a year) with something old (like Madonna jams). That's why you can't miss the Beat Hotel's version of NYE, which features an awesome food buffet (including dessert), a live retro cover band, circus performers, and fancy champagne. And, no, we won't judge if you happen to come in neon tights.
13 Brattle Street
Always wanted to celebrate the new year with a masquerade party? You're in luck, because ROOF at theWit Hotel is throwing one this year, featuring a live DJ and open bar. Plus, we're pretty sure that wearing a fancy mask while standing in front of the completely amazing rooftop view of Chicago's skyline late at night will be totally worth the goodbye-2013 Instagrams. Get working on that DIY mask now!
201 N State Street
If you're one of those party monsters who's kind of on a budget (like you spent your entire last paycheck on your outfit), we totally don't blame you. That's why you should grab a 10-dollar bill and hit Beauty Bar for their rad party on the cheap. So what does just one Hamilton get you anyway? Pretty much everything you ever wanted from a NYE party: Think five different live bands and DJs, a bling-y photobooth, hair and makeup styling, art, and nickel beers.
517 Fremont Street
Dressing up in retro '60s or '90s attire for a retro NYE party is one thing, but we're guessing you never expected to dress up in Medieval gear to ring in the new year. Although, if you're a true Game of Thrones fan, that's exactly what you'd want to do tonight--and you can get it at the Del Monte Speakeasy's Venice of Thrones NYE party. No, you don't have to dress up as your fave characters (but you can), and yes, you should enjoy the wild boar roast, live rock'n'roll, and "Spirits Of Westeros"--which we're guessing will taste completely delish.
52 Windward Ave
If you've already got your own party plans for NYE tonight, but no idea what you're doing for dinner, we've got the perfect thing: New Year's Eve at Oak Tavern. What's on the menu? Think wood-roasted heirloom tomatoes, spiced rare tuna, and a key lime tart (just to name a few dishes). P.S. There's a champagne toast at midnight, so your other party just might have to be of the "after" variety.
35 NE 40th Street
We know you can't get enough of rad live music, and the awesomeness doesn't stop in Nashville on NYE. The show you can't miss tonight is definitely the one by local folk rockers The Wild Feathers, who are playing a gig at Mercy Lounge--what better way to ring in the new year than with a seriously good--and loud--band.
1 Cannery Row
New York City
So you’re totally over going out to a club for New Year’s Eve? Lucky for all of us, Mercury Lounge has got our back. Avoid all the bad music, creepy dudes, and outrageous drink prices and get to the venue to party into 2014 with NYC rockers Black Taxi, electro pop group Starlight Girls, and orchestral poppers Grandchildren.
217 E Houston Street
Ever wish you could party like Jay Gatsby? Join the club--and we can probs all agree that there's no better time to dress in glitz and get our flapper moves on than NYE. Luckily The St. Regis Monarch Beach is transforming into a 1920s swank fest tonight, where you'll find mint juleps and gin fizzes, awesome DJs, and even the chance to win a trip to Hawaii!
1 Monarch Beach Resort North
Ever wish you could catch rad indie rockers Generationals IRL? Well, tonight's your chance to not only see the awesome New Orleans duo, but to ring in the new year with the as well.! It's all happening at Bottom of the Hill, where you'll dance into 2014 with "Ten-Twenty-Ten" band, and local indie electronic groups The Frail and Nova Albion.
1233 17th Street
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