When it comes to New Year's Eve, bars and nightclubs throw out all the stops to ring in the New Year. As customers seek the best place to start 2013, owners are doing everything to be the No. 1 spot for the evening. This is one of the biggest events of the year—if not the biggest—for bar and nightclub owners, so don’t let it slip by. Want some ideas? Here are some of our favorite end-of-the-year promotions:
The Tavern Downtown in Denver will feature its annual New Year's Eve Tavern olive drop and fireworks display. Guests can enjoy the ball drop from the rooftop patio. The two-foot illuminated olive will drop 20 feet into an illuminated Martini glass. Tickets range in price from $45 and $50.
At Bar Umbriago in Chicago, guests can ring in the New Year with a four-hour package from 8 p.m. to midnight. For $75, guests enjoy premium drinks, a food buffet, a Champagne toast, party favors and a DJ.
Frontier, also in Chicago, will feature a five-hour premium drink package for $110 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The package will include a live DJ, smoked whole animal service, including pig, goat, lamb and boar as well as a Champagne toast at midnight.
Pure Nightclub inside Caesars Palace welcomes clubgoers to ring in the New Year with recording artist Nicki Minaj as she hosts the New Year's Eve party.
New York's The Americano is holding a stylish New Year’s Eve party: a masquerade ball, complete with dinner and dancing. Guests are encouraged to wear black and white, which pays homage to the costume parties that were all the rage in France during the 15th century.
Marquee in Las Vegas will have a special DJ set by Benny Benassi on New Year's Eve. Tickets include a two-hour open bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.
The Ava Lounge at the penthouse of the Dream Hotel in New York is hosting its own NYE party with a seven-hour open bar from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. The black-tie optional party includes a live DJ spinning all night. Tickets start at $395.
The Federal Bar in Los Angeles is offering multiple tiered packages to New Year’s Eve revelers, which range in price from $25 for general admission to $95. Packages include everything from dinner, drinks, free parking and party favors.
Neely’s Barbecue Parlor on the Upper East Side in New York will transform into a cabaret-meets-saloon, hosting a raucous Barbecue and Burlesque party. Skilled dancers clad in lace corsets and feathered boas, Red Velvet Martinis, music and a barbecue buffet will be the highlight of the NYE celebration. Dining highlights include a house-smoked ham carved to order, smoked onion hush puppies, roasted corn arugula salad, peach cobbler and a Champagne toast at midnight.
Also in New York, China Latina is bridging good and evil on New Year’s Eve with its Heaven and Hell New Year’s Eve Party Package ($125), which includes a three-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Julieta Ballesteros in the downstairs restaurant, plus access to the Dragones Rooftop Party to ring in 2013. This rooftop party will feature a live DJ, creative cocktails and a Champagne toast at midnight.