While it seems like just yesterday that we were ringing in 2013, the year has already flown by. On the off-chance that you procrastinated making plans for the biggest party night of the year, there is still time to get access to hot spots throughout DFW or perhaps you just want to sample everything before deciding whether to drop big money or just stay home and relax the crazy night away.
If you did not find anything to your liking on this list of New Year's Eve parties, here are a few other things that may be of interest:
ALLEY CATS FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER in Arlington is hosting two parties on New Year's Eve. The Family Party (Adults are $37.50, kids under 12 are $32.50) takes place between 6:30-10:30 p.m. and features glow bowling, unlimited laser tag, unlimited video games, billiards, rock climbing, pizza and fajita buffet and drawings throughout the evening. The Countdown Party ($19.99 per person) runs from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. and features bowling, laser tag, food and drink specials, drawings and a midnight countdown on the big screens.
RESERVOIR-BAR, PATIO & KITCHEN on Foch St. in the West 7th corridor will (as with every other weekend since it opened a year ago) undoubtedly be the hottest spot in Fort Worth. There will be a $10 cover and tables are available for $100 minimum that can be reached with food and beverage. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Mark McEuen. For table reservations, contact Torres@ViceFW.com
LUXX PLAYHOUSE NYE at LUXX Nightclub in downtown Dallas is hosted by International Playboy Playmates Nicolette Nightingale and Amie Rose and features LMFAO's Party Rock DJ Dainjazone. There will also be an 'Open Bar' VIP rooftop party featuring the popular DJ Willie Trimmer. Tickets range from $30-$75 with packages available from $500-$1250. For reservations call 214-754-8717.
ADAM LAMBERT is in concert at WinStar World Casino at 8 p.m. For those wanting to get out of DFW, but still only be an hour away, tickets are $65-$95 and are available by visiting here.
CAPITAL BAR in the West 7th corridor is hosting its New Year's Eve party with drink specials, party favors, free champagne at midnight and a giant prize-filled balloon pop. Cover is $5.
BAR 9 in downtown Fort Worth is featuring three premium bottle service packages ranging from $300-$500. For further information call 817-925-7250
ONE WORLD NYE is taking place at the Southside Ballroom in Dallas. This red carpet event features three different rooms with three different types of music, a fashion show, fire dancers, 20 DJs from across the country, champagne toast, party favors and a $2000 balloon drop at midnight. Tickets are $35-$70 with packages ranging from $500-$1500 and are available here.
BOWL & BARREL in the Shops at Park Lane in Dallas is hosting the Roll into 2014 New Year's Eve party featuring 'All You Can Bowl" from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cost is $100 per lane that can hold up to eight people and features a bottle of champagne, hot pretzel with fondue, party favors and noise makers. Lane reservations available at 214-363-2695
MAX'S WINE DIVE in Fort Worth is hosting a Great Gatsby New Year's Eve. Max's will have a Gatsby-themed menu including Blini and Caviar, Shrimp Cocktail and Lobster Thermidor. Those who come dressed in 1920s attire will receive 15 percent off their food. Reservations are available here.
BOWLOUNGE in the Design District in Dallas is hosting its inaugural New Year's Eve party with each lane featuring a taco bar and buffet and bowling and shoes for three hours. There are two different packages: Premium ($125 per person with a minimum of four people per lane) that takes place from 8-11 p.m. and Platinum ($195 per person with a minimum of four people per lane) that runs from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Further details and reservations at 214-741-7737
T&P TAVERN in downtown Fort Worth is hosting a New Year's Eve party that will feature a specialty beer lineup including Martin House Sugar & Spice spiced American Barley Wine, Rahr Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer and Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Aged Temptress Milk Stout. $75 table packages for four are available. For further information visit here.
VEE LOUNGE in downtown Fort Worth is hosting its 1st Annual Masquerade Ball with no cover for those who arrive wearing a mask. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Phat head and DJ Andrew B. For table reservations call 808-349-9697
BAKER ST. PUB & GRILL in Fort Worth is hosting a New Year's Eve bash featuring entertainment from Look Out. There will be party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Cover is $10.
LUCKY STRIKE on West 7th in Fort Worth will have a complimentary champagne toast as part of its New Year's Eve festivities. For reservations, call 817-566-1476
GAS MONKEY BAR & GRILL is the place for New Year's Eve hosted by Richard Rawlings. The Fort Worth native and star of Discovery Channel's Fast N' Loud will be on hand for the party that features a champagne toast at midnight and tickets ranging from $30 to $400. For further details and to get tickets, visit here.
COWBOYS ARLINGTON is hosting its New Year's Eve Honky Tonk Bash with live music by Blaine Mitchell, Jamey Garner and Ramblin Fever. The evening also features party favors, champagne, a midnight countdown. Tickets are $5-$10 ($20 if under 21).
PARK TAVERN in Dallas is hosting the Pigskin New Year's Eve party that will double as a watch party for Texas A&M vs. Duke in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. The game begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Dome and will likely be Johnny Football's last college game.
MANTUS in downtown Dallas is hosting the Epic New Year's Eve party. This party includes Eat, Stay, Dance packages along with the Iron Cactus (located above Mantus on Main St.) and the Magnolia Hotel. Tickets are $10 for ladies and $20 for guys with packages ranging from $300-$2000. More information is available at 214-476-0683.
STUDIO EIGHTY in Fort Worth is offering no cover all night long and a free champagne toast at midnight. Each table will have light up top hats, light up head bands, light up new years sticks, glow in the dark bracelets, party poppers, and noise makers. Further information call 817-332-9937
LOUIE LOUIE'S PIANO BAR in Lincoln Square in North Arlington is taking reservations for New Year's Eve. Each reservation includes party favors and a champagne toast.
ZOUK in downtown Dallas is hosting its New Year's Eve party entitled Hollywood Glam. The mega-club's party will have burlesque dancers, party favors, glow sticks, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. General admission tickets are $60 (ladies)- $85 (gentlemen) and VIP tickets are $125. For table reservations call 214-754-8090.
Happy New Year everybody!
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