Let’s Forget 2016: Where to Party on New Year’s Eve
There is definitely something for everyone this New Year’s Eve, from an upscale 1920s themed night on the town to a laid back night filled with performances by local bands. Here are our top 5 picks for ringing in the New Year in Houston on any budget. Where will you be when the ball drops?
Location: Silver Street Studios — 2000 Edwards St.
Lineup: LC Rocks, DJ Tony Styles, DJ Bizonee
Perks: Houston’s 4th annual Countdown is coming back, bigger and better, with prime entertainment at a one of the city’s premier venues. To celebrate the first few moments of 2017 in style, tickets include a midnight champagne toast, flying aerialists, confetti and balloon drop and much more. From 80s cover band LC Rocks to 104.1 KRBE DJ Tony Styles, there is sure to be enough entertainment for anybody to party their heart out this New Year’s Eve.
Location: Axelrad — 1517 Alabama St.
Lineup: Wild Moccasins, Mantra Love, Mind Shrine, Bang Bangz, Agememnon, Gio Chamba
Perks: Grab your friends for a fun evening with good drinks, hammocks, pizza, and great music. Instead of partying the night away with uncomfortable clothes and shoes, Axelrad is bringing you a way to relax your way to the New Year, and the best part is, it’s completely free. If you are looking for a chill spot to celebrate New Year’s without all the stuffiness, this event is for you. This free event will have drink specials all night, a solid DJ lineup, and a disco ball NYE countdown.
Location: The Astorian — 2500 Summer St.
Lineup: The Moonlight Dolls, DJ Miska, Saxophone Eddie A
Perks: This Gatsby-themed, classic burlesque event is the perfect party for those wanting to dress up in formal 1920s attire and hit the town. Houston’s most touted burlesque dancers, the Moonlight Dolls, will make sure that your New Year’s Eve is one to remember. The Astorian, a 14,000 square foot industrial chic private loft space, created to replicate New York City’s revered Grand Central Station, is the perfect venue to ring in the New Year with 20s glamour.
Location: The Safehouse — 912 St. Charles
Lineup: Randall Jones, Josh Dupont, James Reed, Ken Gray, Hector Moran
Perks: Kinda Super Disco is back with a special New Year’s Eve celebration featuring talented DJ/Producer Randall Jones. Ring in 2017 with the Kinda Super Disco family with groovy warehouse vibes that will keep you bouncing all night long. Not only will a world-renowned DJ headline the dancefloor, but the event also features a complimentary champagne toast to keep the vibes flowing through midnight. This event is perfect for those who enjoy the old-school atmosphere of dance music and don’t want to break the bank.
Location: Stereo Live — 6400 Richmond Ave.
Perks: Celebrate the New Year with head-banging, bass-heavy Canadian duo Keys N Krates. This event is perfect for those who love trap, hip hop, and those hearty 808 hits as well as live performance. Not only does Stereo Live offer an amazing visual and audio experience with video screens and projectors during the show, but also three different areas of space, including a huge main room, a large outdoor covered patio, and exclusive upstairs lounge. If you regularly go to electronic music shows, this event will certainly not disappoint.
by Nadine Obeid