If You’re Looking To ________ On New Year’s Eve, We’ve Got You Covered.

2016 is the monster clinging to our legs as we desperately try to crawl to safety. It won’t die no matter how many times we shoot it in the head. And, ugh, it keeps killing our beloved celebrities (#RIPEverbody).

Fortunately for us, we’re just mere hours away from putting this whole year in our rearview. Thank goodness.

But rather than just kiss off 2016, there’s also the matter of ringing in 2017 proper and starting things off on the right foot. Does this mean partying your ass off? Not necessarily. I mean, you can do that if you want, but you’ve got a whole spectrum of options to choose from when it comes to celebrated this New Year’s Eve.

To that end, we’ve put together the following collection of worthwhile ways to spend this Saturday night, broken down into the vibes we think you’re likely to be seeking out of this night, if you’re anything like us.


If you’re looking to get riggity riggity wrecked, son

• The NYE Party Bus Limo Bar Crawl starts off at the Old Crow and drives you and your best buds around for $5 drink specials around the city.

• Nickel and Rye will offer drink specials ranging from $3-5, so that’s an easy way to get that festive feeling going.

• OT Tavern will be selling $5 shots of whiskey and tequila. Wow, those are basically regular night prices at some spots!

If you’re looking to tune in

• If you like music genres that end in “-punk,” you can get your fix from Vandoliers, Sealion and Loafers at Club Dada.

• The good people at the chillest bar in Dallas will also hook you up with some free champagne when the clock strikes midnight during the free New Year’s Eve NOLA-stlye bash at Twilite Lounge.

• Look to the future and the past alike while watching Charley Crockett and Medicine Man at The Rustic.

• Remember the past with some Depression Era tunes from the Singapore Slingers at The Kessler.

• Celebrate like a Maneater and check out the Hall and Oates stylings of Dallas tribute band The Rich Girls at The Double Wide.

• Take part in the longest-running NYE concert tradition in town by seeing Jonathan Tyler (with special guests Nikki Lane and Paul Cauthen) at the Granada.

• Relieve your favorite TV show theme song of the year as SURVIVE plays It’ll Do, since two of that band’s four members wrote the intro to Stranger Things.

If you’re looking to look marvelous

•  Climb the social ladder at “The Art of Celebration” at Tower Club of Dallas.

• Get into the spirit of things at the Prince versus Michael Jackson musical tribute at Royalty at the Castle at the Old Red Courthouse.

• Rub elbows with the social elite at Toast 2017 at the Chandelier Room

• Dress in your best ’60s get-ups and find yourself at the Who are you NYE 2017?” at Texas Theatre, which promises a human ball drop at midnight.

• Heat to the New Year’s Eve Ball and Showcase at Studio 22. and watch as the students and professionals strut their moves before you dance the night away yourself in your own tux or gown.

If you’re looking to get down on it

• Bask in the glory of EDM during Lights All Night at Market Hall, featuring deadmau5, Zedd, RL Grime and Nero. Get these tickets before they’re all gone.

• Shake your dandelion with Ishi, Cure For Paranoia and Sam Lao at Trees.

• Get lost in the masquerade-meets-steampunk aesthetics of the New Year”s Eve Masquerade at Panoptikon

If you’re looking to eat it

• Get festive with Elvis Presley and Southern Flight at El Ranchito, which pairs turns from The King with some of the tastiest Mexican/Tex-Mex you can find in Oak Cliff.

• The Glow Party at Bungalow Beach Club is more naturally a dance party, but for $25 you get access to an unlimited taco buffet.

• Watch on as the knights of the realm serveup a four-course meal at the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Medieval Times.

If you’re looking for something completely different

• Check out our badass events page, where even more options abound.

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