Charlotte’s NEW YEAR’S EVE 2012 Parties!
Dec 01, 2011
Don’t bother spending hundreds of dollars finding a vacation spot elsewhere for New Year’s Eve. Charlotte’s NYE parties are just about ready to ring in 2012, and there’s no shortage of things to do. Elevate’s got the inside track on all the hottest places to go to in Charlotte on December 31. So check out our New Year’s Eve Guide, pick your perfect itinerary, and have the best New Year’s Eve to remember.
BlackFinn Saloon: The Roaring Twenties
Ring in the New Year’s with Black Finn’s Third Annual Roaring Twenties party. Ticket purchases include party favors, champagne toast, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are available online at FullHouseConcerts.MusicToday.com/FullHouseConcerts/MoreInfo.aspx?event=146454&outlet=9 for $25 before the event and $35 the day of. Tickets are also available at the door for $35. This is a 21+ event with guest DJ. Parking is available at the EpiCentre parking garage.
210 E. Trade St. | 704.971.4440 | BlackFinnCharlotte.com
Buckhead Saloon: New Year’s Eve 2012
Come celebrate your New Year’s Eve with Buckhead Saloon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.BuckheadNewYears2012.eventbrite.com for $50 each. Event is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover includes open bar (nothing excluded), party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. This is a 21+ event. There is parking available on Fifth St. parking garage next to Buckhead. There will be a DJ and live performance by Scott Munns Band.
201 E. Fifth St. | 704.370.0687 | 360Charlotte.com
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: DNG’s Eighth Annual Celebration
Each year Dilworth’s Neighborhood Grille is a sold out party. This year they are hosting their Eighth Annual NYE Celebration. There will be four bars with beer, wine and top-shelf liquor. Tickets are available at www.bandtastic.com/DNGNYEParty for an all inclusive fee of $70 + $5 service fee. This includes lavish buffets both upstairs and downstairs, champagne toast at midnight and features DJ Mike D and DK Dynamite. Party starts at 8:30 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m. Tickets will sell fast so don’t delay.
911 E. Morehead St. | 704.377.3808 | NeighborhoodGrille.com
Howl at the Moon: 2012 New Year’s Eve Bash
Howl at the Moon is hosting its Fourth Annual New Year’s Eve Bash featuring live entertainment from “The World’s Greatest Dueling Piano Show!” This event begins as early at 6 p.m. and goes to 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HowlCharlotteNYE.eventbrite.com for $25 regular standing room tickets and $80 for VIP sitting. VIP tickets include dinner, party favors, champagne toast and drinks. Howl at the Moon is also offering special rates for The Blake hotel for $179 on NYE night –must email Howl at the Moon for this rate. This is a 21+ event with live music. Parking is available at the EpiCentre parking garage.
210 E. Trade St. Suite A308 | 704.936.4695 | HowlAtTheMoon.com
Kennedy’s Premium Bar and Grill: New Year’s Eve 2012
Kennedy’s is hosting their Second Annual New Year’s Eve party. Covers are $60 for ladies and $70 for gentlemen, which include open bar, hors d’oeuvres, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Open bar includes top shelf from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.KennedysNewYears2012.eventbrite.com. This is a 21+ event. There will be a DJ. Parking can be found on the parking lot by Kennedy’s or at Pecan Point Shopping Center.
366 N. Caswell Rd. | 704.375.0218 | KennedysCharlotte.com
Lavecchia’s: New Year’s Eve Menu Special
Come enjoy a great meal or appetizers and drinks at Lavecchia’s before you begin your New Year’s Eve adventures. They are having their special New Year’s Eve menu featuring some of their most delicious choices like Lobster Spring Roll appetizer, Poached Pear Salad, Maple & Black Pepper Glazed Pork Tenderloin, and Key Lime Crumb Cake. Parking is available at Hearst Tower Garage.
214 N. Tryon St. | 704.370.6776 | LaVecchias.com
Libretto’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen
Located in the main plaza of the EpiCentre, Libretto’s is the place to stop by before your endless night of NYE party begins or after since it will be opened until 4 a.m. Libretto’s offers authentic NYC pizzas, as well as a full menu of Italian classics. It was voted the Best Pizza by Elevate Lifestyle readers in 2010 and 2011. Delivery is available.
210 E. Trade St. Suite D-164 | 704.971.9088 | LibrettosPizzeria.com
Mez and Kazba: Fourth Annual Black Tie Ball
Mez and Kazba present the largest and most upscale New Year’s Eve party in Charlotte. Tickets are $40 before the event and $50 the day of and can be purchased online at their website. Ticket includes party favors. VIP is available. Open bar tickets are $120 before December 27 and $140 after. There’s a cocktail or formal attire dress code. This is a 21+ event with special guest DJs. Parking is available at the EpiCentre parking deck.
210 E. Trade St. | 704.971.2400 | MezCharlotte.com | KazbaCharlotte.com
Nix Burger and Brew
Come see us before the ball drops for some burgers and drinks. Nix Burger and Brew is open until 11 p.m. Parking is available at Fifth Third Bank garage.
201 N. Tryon St. | 704.347.2739 | NixBurger.com
Prohibition: New Year’s Eve 2012
Come out to Prohibition’s open bar New Year’s celebration with all you can drink beer and liquor. There will be a special guest DJ Supa Skip. Base ticket is $60 for purchases before December 20. This includes open bar from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. There is also VIP package available that starts at 8 p.m. with appetizers for $80. There are tables available for a party of 12 for $500 and comes with four bottles of champagne and party favors for the reserved area. More information is included on their Web site. Parking is available at the Parking Hearst Tower or Fifth Third Bank garage.
200 N. Tryon St. | 704.358.4244 | ProhibitionCLT.com
Ragin Luxury Yacht: Ragin Rudder NYE Yacht Cruise & Party
Come jump aboard the Luxury Yacht for not your typical NYE party. This is the second annual, and last year was a blast. The boat is heated so need to worry about the cold. Everyone will meet up at The Rudder from 6 to 7:30 p.m and then proceed to the dock and party till 11 p.m. on the yacht. Then the post party will be back at The Rudder from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door if any tickets are left. That price includes light appetizers', drink specials and a champagne toast at The Rudder. If you need more info call the number below.
20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius | 704.451.7433 | RaginUptown.com
StrikeCity: Strike in the New Year
Bowl for just $20.12 per hour this New Year’s Eve at StrikeCity. There will be a DJ playing all night from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Bowling includes shoe rentals, complimentary champagne toast, and party favors. You can purchase tickets at StrikeCity. This is a 21+ event. Parking is available at EpiCentre parking deck.
210 E. Trade St. | 704.716.9300 | StrikeCityCharlotte.com
Suite: Black Tie Affair
Suite, the club that redefined nightlife in the Queen City, wants to redefine your New Year’s Eve. Join Suite for an evening of social sophistication as you surround yourself with old and new friends alike during their Black Tie Affair. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the night goes on until 2 a.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Suite. Cover includes party favors and champagne toast. This is a 21+ event. There is parking available at EpiCentre. Celebrity guest is to be determined. There will be a DJ at the event.
210 E. Trade St. | 704.971.7878 | SuiteCharlotte.com
The Comedy Zone: Laugh in the New Year’s
Come to the NC Music Factory for it’s annual NYE comedy shows. This year there will be 2 big comedy shows with headliner John Wesley Austin from CMT. Other special guests are Sirius XM Radio, Bob & Sheri and Bob & Tom. An early bird show starts at 8 p.m. featuring an all-inclusive dinner and show package as well as the traditional Late-Nite party show at 10:15 p.m. featuring a special shared dessert, champagne toast, party favors, and the Time Square Ball Drop on TV. The 8 p.m. dinner and show packages are $45 for general admission and $47.50 for Gold Circle seats. The 10:15 p.m. dessert, champagne and party package is $40 for general admission and $42.50 for Gold Circle seats. Show only tickets are also available for both shows. Just show tickets are $20 for general admission and $22.50 for Gold Circle seat for the 8 p.m. show; and, $30 for general admission and $32.50 for Gold Circle seat for the 10:15 show. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the early show and 9:45 for the late show. Group ticket rates are available for parties of 12 or more; you save $5 per ticket on the packages. No discounts on show only tickets. You can purchase tickets online or by phone. The early show is 18+ and the late show is 21+ event. There is free parking at the NC Music Factory. There is also live music upstairs at the Saloon after the show.
900 NC Music Factory Blvd. | 980.321.4702 | CLTComedyZone.com
TILT: New Year’s Eve 2012
For $60, enjoy Tilt’s NYE Open Bar. It includes everything but shots, which are $2 a piece. Cover also includes champagne toast and party favors. From 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., come party with DJ Precise. This event is 21+ with an expected age range from 21 to 44. You can buy purchase your tickets at Tilt. Parking is on Marriot Center City Hotel.
127 W. Trade St. | 704.347.4870 | TiltOnTrade.com
Town Tavern: New Year’s Eve 2012
Ring in the New Year’s at Town Tavern! Event goes from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Tickets are available online at www.BandTastic.com/TownTavernCharlotteNYE2012 for $65 for ladies and $75 for men. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, party favors, and champagne toast. This is a 21+ event with a DJ. Parking is available at Hearst Tower.
200 N. Tryon St. | 704.334.3324 | TownTavernCharlotte.com
VIDA: New Year’s Eve Menu Special
Come enjoy one of Charlotte’s best seafood experiences at VIDA before you begin your New Year’s Eve adventures. They are having their special New Year’s Eve menu featuring some of their most delicious choices like Oyster on the Half Shell with a Serrano Mignonette appetizer ($2.35 A La Carte $10), Grilled Maine Lobster with Crab Avocado Salad and Lemon Butter ($11.24 A La Carte $34), and top it off with White Chocolate Crème Brulee with Heath Bar Crunch (A La Carte $7).
210 E. Tryon St. Suite A104 | 704.971.8432 | VidaCantina.com
Whisky River: Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Party
Whiskey River is hosting a Studio 54 themed New Year’s Eve party with complimentary appetizers, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. Event tickets are available for purchase online at their website for $30 pre-sale and $35 on the day of. Tickets are also available at the door for $35. There will be a DJ. This is a 21+ event. Parking is available at the EpiCentre parking deck.
210 E. Trade St. Suite A208 | 704.749.1097 | TheWhiskeyRiver.com/Charlotte
Wild Wing Café – Ayrsley: New Year’s Eve @ Wild Wing Café
If you don’t want to spend a lot on cover charges this New Year’s Eve celebration, come out to the Wild Wing Café’s annual New Year’s bash. Covers are only $5 bought on site. There will be giveaway prizes and drink specials from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover charge includes champagne toast and party favors. There will be live music by Brent Cates. Expected age crowd is from 25 to 44. There will be parking available onsite.
2132 Ayrsley Town Blvd. | 980.297.7000 | WildWingCafe.com
Wild Wing Café – Epicentre: Wingin in the New Year
Wing your way to Wild Wing Café at Epicentre this New Year’s Eve. Event starts at 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Call Wild Wing for more details on cover charges. Event includes party favors, champagne toast and will host a DJ and live music. This is a 21+ event. There will be parking available at EpiCentre garage.
210 E. Trade St. Suite D262 | 704.716.9464 | WildWingCafe.com