CL's list of Charlotte-area New Year's Eve parties

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Editor's note: This is a 2010 article!! Don't make plans around a party that isn't happening! We think you might be looking for the QC After Dark New Year's Eve 2012 Party List ! See you post-apocalypse! - CL Staff

Alas, the year is coming to an end. And now that's it's December (although some folks had their information out before Thanksgiving, those eager Beavers), here's Creative Loafing's compilation of New Year's Eve parties. Hope 2010 has been everything you wished for and more!

(To have your New Year's Eve party listed, e-mail me at kimberly.lawson@creativeloafing.com.)

Uptown

• 1st Annual SOCIALFLOCKERS New Years Eve Extravaganza at Tilt. Enjoy top-shelf open bar and $2 shots, including Patron. Music by DJ Bob and there will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $50 presale tickets, which can be purchased at any SocialFlockers event prior to NYE. For more info, check out their Facebook.

• 3rd Annual NBA/NFL New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Club 935. Hosted by Bobcats DJ Augustine, Desagana Dip, Panthers Charles Johnson, Captain Munnerlyn and video vixen Brooke Bailey. $20 in advance. 9 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit St. Purchase tickets at www.ez-tixx.com.

• 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Blackout Party at Allure Lounge. Everyone free, including free champagne toast at midnight. Buffet until 10 p.m. Black attire recommended. Free. Doors at 9 p.m. Allure Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St. 704-333-8555. www.allurerestaurant.com.

• A New Year's Eve Celebration at Ember Grille - The Westin Charlotte. Enjoy open bar from 8 p.m.-9 p.m., passed hors d’oeuvres, a four-course dinner, live music and dancing. In addition, there will be a champagne toast at midnight. $199 per couple. Call 704-375-2600 to make a reservation. The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St.

• A New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Lobby Bar - The Westin Charlotte. Partake in hors d’oeuvres, live music & dancing, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Call 704-375-2600 to make a reservation. $49. 9 p.m. The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St.

• Annual Black Tie Ball at Mez/Kazba. Unveiling of 2010 movie star posters, balloon drop, confetti cannon, aerial artists, go-go dancers, more. $40 (goes up to $50 after Dec. 27) gets you entrance into both spots, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. $120 (goes up to $140) gets you everything from general admission, plus open bar. For Mez's dinner menu, add $50 to any ticket. VIP sections are also available for $200-$400. Mez/Kazba, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-2400.  www.mezcharlotte.com.

• Back to the Future New Year's Eve Bash at Breakfast Club. Retro '80s and '90s Dance Video mix with DJ Jody Jam, plus a champagne toast and a confetti blast at midnight. $15 (before Dec. 27) to $20. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. 704-374-1892. Keep up to date for more information by checking out their Facebook page or www.that80sclub.com.

• Casino Royale at Whisky River. For the poker connoisseur, or maybe just those who like their odds, this red carpet event offers games, a food buffet at 6 p.m., and a champagne toast at midnight. For more info, text 980-333-3923. $30 advance tickets. Doors open at 5 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. www.whiskyrivercharlotte.com.

• Champagne Lyfe at Extravaganza Depot. Red carpet event for the grown and sophisticated LGBT. Complimentary hot buffet, heavy hors d'oeuvres and succulent desserts. Cash, prizes and giveaways throughout the night. Champagne toast and champagne fountain. $30 per person, $55 per couple. VIP ranges from $220-$320. 10 p.m. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. For more information, call 704-492-0069.

• Cheers to the New Year at Pub at Gateway. Open bar all night, complimentary appetizer buffet and complimentary champagne, with Video DJ 8.1.8. Advance tickets $40. 10 p.m. Pub at Gateway, 710 W. Trade St. To purchase tickets, call Emily at 386-864-2015.

• First Night Charlotte. An evening (free of alcohol, perfect for the family) of music, arts, dance and so much more, held Uptown in various locations. Wristbands are $10, $5 for children 7-12. Click here for more information.

• Happy Endings New Years Celebration at Wok Bar. Enjoy food and premium open bar at Wok Bar. Sake bomb toast at midnight. $150/couple, $100/person. 9 p.m. 127 N. Tryon St. 704-887-9720. www.wokbarnc.com.

• Howl at the Moon New Year's Eve 2011. Early party bookings encouraged. "The Champagne Supernova" is $75 per person/$280 per table: champagne toast at midnight, one round of drinks, buffet from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., party favors, balloon drop and door prizes. "The Big Shot" is $60 per person: reserved rail seating, champagne toast at midnight, buffet from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., party favors, balloon drop and door prizes. Standing room tickets are $30 per person, admittance after 6:30 p.m. General admission is $25 and entry after 8:30 p.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. E-mail charlotteevents@howlatthemoon.com. www.howlatthemoon.com.

• Live From Bar Square at Bar Charlotte. 18 and up. Bar Charlotte, 300 N. College St. 704-342-2557. www.barcharlotte.com.

• Moment 4 Life New Year's Eve at Club Ice. Presented by DTLR. Music by DJ Chuck T. Enjoy a balloon drop, live Times Square feed, champagne toast, raffles and party favors. Limited $20 advance tickets available at all DTLR locations. 9 p.m. Club Ice, 300 Stonewall St. www.facebook.com/clubicenc

• New Year's Eve Midnight Morphosis at BofA's Founders Hall. Brought to you by MAZ Entertainment. General admission gets you access to three bars, red carpet photography and entry into a raffle. VIP admission gets you access to two VIP bars, buffet and more. Advance tickets $20-$35. For more information, visit www.mazentertainment.net. 10 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St.

• New Year's Eve 2011 at Town Tavern. Includes hors d'oeuvres and top shelf open bar, party favors and midnight champagne toast. Ladies $60, men $70. 8 p.m. Town Tavern, 200 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3324. www.towntaverncharlotte.com.

• New Year's Eve 2011 at Buckhead Saloon. Live music from Bling Crosby. Champagne toast at midnight and free party favors, plus a cash balloon drop. $10 until 9 p.m. $20 after. Buckhead Saloon, 201 E. 5th St. For more info, check out their Facebook profile.

• New Year's Eve at Latorre's. Cup stacking contest with a $1,000 dollar prize. Cash-filled balloons with music by DJ Cali. Free champagne. 10 p.m. Latorre's, 116. W. 5th St. 704-377-4448. www.latorresdisco.com.

• New Year's Eve at The Wing. Live music with The Newz. Free party favors, champagne toast, and special champagne cocktails. Wild Wing Cafe, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-WING. www.wildwingcafe.com.

• New Year's Eve Bash at Dixie's Tavern.  Ticket price includes food, beer, liquor, wine and select shots. $65. 6 p.m. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. 704.374.1700. www.dixiescharlotte.com.

• New Year’s Eve Party at Uptown Cabaret. “No cover, no tops, no brainer” is this year’s motto. Enjoy $3 Long Necks and $4 U-Call-Its. Also enjoy party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Free admission. Uptown Cabaret, 108 E. Morehead St. 704-344-0802. www.uptowncabaretclubs.com.

• New Year Extravaganza at Morehead St. Tavern. Music by DJ Philly, with drink specials of $3 Mimosas, $3 vodka drinks and more. $5. Morehead St. Tavern. 304 E. Morehead St. 704-334-2655. www.moreheadsttavern.com.

• New York New York A Big Apple New Year's Eve at Black Finn. Admission includes complimentary buffet, champagne toast at midnight and party favors. $25. 9 p.m. Black Finn, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

• One to Remember New Year’s Eve Celebration at Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina. Complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres, dessert bar, specialty Mexican New Year’s Eve punch and an open draft beer and wine bar from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. A champagne toast at midnight and party favors will also be offered. $75 for individuals or $130 per pair. Contact Korie Poole at 704.971.8432 or kpoole@vidacantina.com for additional information. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, 210 E. Trade St. www.vidacantina.com.

• Rich and Bennett's NYE Bash 2011 at The Alley Cat. Rockhouse Events' annual NYE bash. Enjoy live music and a DJ spinning your favorite tunes, all-inclusive beer, wine, liquor and champagne, and food provided by Cosmos. For more info, visit www.rockhouseevents.com. Ladies $55-$75, gentlemen $75-$100. Alley Cat, 314 N. College St.

• Roll in the New Year at Strike City. All U Can Bowl for only $20.11 per person, which includes shoe rental. 9 p.m.-until  Champagne toast at midnight for all patrons that have an open tab.  $60 Moet bottles. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704.716.9300. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.

• Suite NYE 2011 Ball. Advanced tickets $40. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. www.suitecharlotte.com.

• Uptown Seduction at 5th Element. Money drop. Free champagne toast. Breakfast buffet at 1 a.m. $20 and up, with VIP packages available. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. http://5thelementnewyearseve.eventbrite.com

NC Music Factory

• Edwin McCain Live at The Saloon at the NC Music Factory. Includes buffet, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. Intimate setting: only 300 tickets will be sold. $75.  NC Music Factory, 935 Seaboard St. 704-716-2327  www.ncmusicfactory.com

• Kiss 2010 Goodbye at Halo. Hosted by Otis from Kiss 95.1. Tickets are $25. 9 p.m. Halo, 820 Hamilton St. 704-332-HALO. www.haloclt.com.

• New Year's Eve at Butter. Enjoy a champagne toast, party favors, live feed of the ball drop and world renowned DJs on both levels. General admission is $40 (for a limited time). Doors at 8 p.m. Butter NC @ Music Factory. VIP Table Packages at www.buttercharlotte.com or calling 704-295-1565.

Southend

• A Black Carpet Affair at Apostrophe Lounge. Freshly renovated, celebrate the new year at this spot, with music by DJ Tone and a complimentary champagne toast. Ladies free. 9 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 704-371-7079. www.apostrophelounge.com.

• A Dirty Bird's New Year's Eve at Dharma Lounge. Sugar Society presents Christian Martin with Nat Eichler and Kevin Focus. $10. 9 p.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. www.dharmacharlotte.com. Tickets can be purchased at http://dirtybirdnye2011.eventbrite.com.

• New Year's Eve at The Sunset Club. Enjoy all-you-can-eat buffet from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., and all-you-can-drink from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Couples, $150. Individual tickets, $100. 8 p.m. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd. 704-373-9300. www.sunsetclubcharlotte.com.

• Ring in the New Year at On the Roxx - Southend. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres. Open bar 9 p.m. to close. Champagne toast and party favors. Limited tickets available. $50. On the Roxx Southend, 1520 South Blvd. 704-919-0282. To purchase tickets, visit http://roxxnye2011.eventbrite.com.

• Simplified performs at Amos' Southend. Voted Best Local Band by CL readers in the past, Simplified will also perform with special guests Rayen Belechere, Just Add Water, Chad York, Ricky Clinton, and Will Newhouse. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. The first 100 people to purchase tickets will receive a reduced rate of $9. 8 p.m. Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. www.amossouthend.com.

• Under the Big Top New Year's Eve Celebration at Bar at 316. Outdoor tent with dance floor, featuring Cirque de Drag with Cabaret Vulgare, Ringmaster Buff Faye with her man-eating lions, DJs Eric B and Metro Mike, and live music from Sonny Kong. $10 until Dec. 25. 9 p.m. Bar At 316, 316 Renssalaer Ave. 704-910-1478. www.thebarat316.com.

• Viva La Krewe New Years Spectacular at Marigny. Live from Las Vegas, bringing the acrobatic talents of Cirque de Soleil: Dieux de Vol aerial troupe. A complimentary champagne toast under the balloon drop, with music from DJ Jay-R. 18 and up. $10 all night. Marigny, 1440 S. Tryon St. 704-910-4444. www.marignycharlotte.com.

West Charlotte

• Ascension- The 6th Annual New Year's Eve Ball at Tempo. Hosted by V101.9s Chirl Girl featuring an open bar all night long and a champagne toast at midnight. Music by DJ Flemingo. $30 in advance. 9 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-391-8909. www.tempocharlotte.com.

• New Year's Eve Celebration at Coyote Joe's. Enjoy party favors, champaigne and a $1,000 cash giveaway. Entertainment provided by Out of the Blue. $10. 7 p.m. Coyote Joe's, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-399-4946. www.coyote-joes.stevewlee.com

Plaza Midwood

• 2nd Annual "Suite" 2011 at Grand Central. Presented by The Digital Divas and The Grays. Complimentary valet, cigar room, hors d'oeuvres, balloon drop and complimentary toast at midnight. $30. 9:30 p.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. For more info, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com. To purchase tickets, visit http://suite2011.eventbrite.com.

• New Year's Eve at Whiskey Warehouse. Music by DJ Jarrett and DJ Adrenaline. $1 specials and $4 Jack. Free cover. 8 p.m. Whiskey Warehouse, 1221 The Plaza. 704-334-7005. www.whiskeycharlotte.com.

• Bums Lie perform at Snug Harbor. $5. 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. www.snugrock.com.

SouthPark (and surrounding area)

• Rock in the New Year at Village Tavern. Enjoy finger foods, drink specials, great music by One Stop Live. $25. 9 p.m. Village Tavern in South Park, 4201 Congress St. 704-552-9983. For more info, visit their Facebook page.

• Illuminati at Marriott Executive Park. Presented by Inner Circle Events, The Sol Kitchen, Blue Goose and The A-List. A semi-formal affair, music will be provided by Common's exclusive mixmaster DJ Dummy. Enjoy complimentary heavy passed hors d'oeuvres served butler-style, in two ballrooms, with epicurean dancers. $25 and up. 9 p.m. Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

NoDa

• Keller Williams performs at Neighborhood Theatre. This concert will feature three very unique sets of Keller Williams. $35-$45. 9:30 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

• New Year's Eve at Growlers Pourhouse. Enjoy a DJ spinning tunes, appetizers and a champagne toast. $25. Growlers Pourhouse, 3120 Davidson St. 704-910-6566. www.growlerspourhouse.com.

Elizabeth

• New Year's Eve at Kennedy's. Top shelf open bar, hors d'oeuvres, party favors and champagne toast. Ladies, $60, guys $70 (before Dec. 25). 8 p.m. 336 N. Caswell St. 704-375-0218. www.kennedyscharlotte.com.

• The Spongetones perform at Double Door Inn. This local band has been around since before I was born, and fall under the realm of indie/powerpop/psychedelic. $15. 10 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. www.doubledoorinn.com.

• Toast New Year's at Loft 1523. Price includes a five-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert bar, coffee station, party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight. $60-$70. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave. Click here to purchase tickets.

• Unknown Hinson performs at Visulite Theatre. For a night of country and western-tinged psychobilly, you'll want to check out this local crooner's performance.$17-$22. 10 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com.

University

• Forever Young 2010 at Lava Bistro & Bar. Presented by NXL21 Charlotte. Enjoy a lakefront view, champagne toast. $30 and up. 10 p.m. Lava Bistro & Bar, 8708 JW Clay Blvd. http://foreveryoungnye.eventbrite.com.

• New Year's Eve at Bad Dog Burgers and Brews. All inclusive ticket includes PBR bottles, house liquors & flavored house vodkas, Coors Light & Bud Light draft and an appetizer buffet. $10-$30. 10 p.m. Bad Dog Burgers and Brews, 8933 J M Keynes Drive. 704-717-7177.

• New Year's Eve at Boardwalk Billy's. Live music from Remingtons. Champagne toast at midnight. $5. Boardwalk Billy's, 9005 J M Keynes Drive. 704-503-1400. www.boardwalkbillys.com.

• New Year's Eve at House of Jazz. For the 30 and up crowd. The event will be hosted by Preston Miles with music by V101.9's DJ Chase. 8 p.m. House of Jazz, 8630 University Executive Park Drive. For dinner and table reservations call 704-377-0008.

• New Year's Eve at The Flying Saucer. $3 Magic Hat, with a Burton Magic Hat Snowboard giveaway at 10 p.m. Also enjoy a DJ, champagne toast and party favors. $10. 9605 N. Tryon St. 704-717-8179. www.beerknurd.com/stores/charlotte.

• New Year's Eve Celebration with Wicked Jones at Rock University. Also Saint Diablo, Ghost in the Machine, Dangerous Daze, and others. Admission is $12 advance and $14 at the door. 6 p.m. Rock Univeristy, 1629 Industrial Center Circle. 704-596-2228. www.rockucharlotte.blogspot.com.

• New Year's Eve at The Wing. Live music with The Aristocrats. Free party favors, champagne toast, and special champagne cocktails. Wild Wing Cafe, 711 W. Mallard Creek Church Road. 704-708-WING. www.wildwingcafe.com.

Myers Park

• New Year's Eve 2011 Celebration at Theatre Charlotte. Enjoy dancing, live entertainment from Theatre Charlotte performers, a buffet, open bar, silent auction, raffles and more. $45, tables for $250. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. www.theatrecharlotte.org. To purchase tickets, visit www.carolinatix.org.

Ballantyne

• Majestueux at Ballantyne Village Theatre. Brought to you by Six Figure Entertainment. Music by DJ Freedom and DJ Justice. Open bar. $30 general admission. VIP packages available, $75-$590, including heavy hors d'oeuvres and more. 14835 John J Delaney Drive. Call 704-615-8214 or visit www.sixfigureentertainment.com for more information.

• Ring in the New Year at On the Roxx - Ballantyne. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres. Open bar 9 p.m. to close. Champagne toast and party favors. Limited tickets available. $50. On the Roxx Ballantyne, 14020 Conlan Circle, Suite 120. 704-541-0079. To purchase tickets, visit http://roxxnye2011.eventbrite.com.

South Charlotte

Ring in 2011 at Phil and Tony's. Enjoy music from a live video DJ, midnight champagne, prixe fixd dinner, and party favors. $65 per couple, or $10 per person after 9 p.m. 2225 Matthews Township Parkway. 704-541-3111. www.philandtonys.com.

• La Rumba de fin de ano at El Veracruz. Open bar from 11 p.m.-midnight. Free party favors. Watch the countdown to New Year's on one of the 50" TVs. $15. 9 p.m. El Veracruz, 123 Main St., Pineville. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 704-819-1140.

• New Year's Eve at Karma Ultra Lounge. Hosted by 96.1's CJ. General admission includes open bar, free food, free midnight champagne toast. $30. 10 p.m. Karma Ultra Lounge, 1925 Westinghouse Blvd. 704-361-6261. www.karmacharlotte.com.

• New Year's Eve at The Wing. Live music with Joystick. Free party favors, champagne toast, and special champagne cocktails. Wild Wing Cafe, 2132 Ayrsley Town Blvd. 980-297-7000. www.wildwingcafe.com.

Concord

• Murder Mystery Dinner at Dave and Busters. Enjoy an evening of dining (a three-course dinner), dancing, comedy, games, a champagne toast at midnight and a murder mystery show. Tickets $47 (for kids and seniors) to $55. 7 p.m. Dave and Busters at Concord Mills. For more information, call 704-985-0108 or 704-699-6255 or e-mail silvermoonmysteries@yahoo.com.

Cornelius

• Annual Ragin’ Rudder New Year's Eve Yacht Cruise and Party. A DJ will be spinning on the cruise, and Split Finger (Southern Steel) will be playing at Rusty Rudder. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast (and there will be a cash bar on the cruise). $40 by Dec. 21/$50 at the door. Preparty starts at Rusty Rudder at 6 p.m., boarding begins at 7:30 p.m., cruise till 11 p.m. and party the rest of the night back at the Rudder. 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. 704-892-9195. Contact Jennifer for tickets at 917-579-0177 or email raginuptown@gmail.com.

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