Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Eve 2009!


New Year's Eve: the social occasion of the year. Where will you go? What will you wear? Who will you kiss at midnight? We've got a few ideas of our own concerning that last part, and hopefully you do too! Thanks to our double agent at Secrets of the City, we're "re-printing" excerpts from their extensive New Year's Eve Guide. Click HERE to check out even MORE New Year's Eve events!

Secrets of the City New Year's Eve

@ The Red Stag

Prix Fixe dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Live music at 11 p.m.
Cost: Free

A laid back New Year's party with live music from Brad Senne and Gabe Barnett. Giveaways, complimentary appetizers, drink specials, free champagne toast at Midnight. Hosted by Secrets of the City and The Red Stag!

New Year's Eve at the Times

@ Times Bar and Cafe

Early Seating at 5 p.m., party at 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Join our friends at Jazz 88 and The Times Bar this New Year's eve! Early seating at 5:00pm with Maud Hixson & Rick Carlson in a tribute to Irving Berlin. Celebration seating at 8:30pm with the Twin Cities Hot Club. Music begins at 9:45pm.

Scrimshaw Brother's New Year's Spectacular
& Martini and Olive's New Year's

@ Bryant Lake Bowl

Scrimshaw Bros at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Martini & Olive at 9 p.m.
Cost: $20 for Scrimshaw, $25 for Martini and Olive

Sketch comedy team The Scrimshaw Brothers entertain into the new year with an early show and a late show. While Martini & Olive fill in the middle with "new year's booty shaking" and lots of laughs.

Recession Proof New Year's Eve

@ Nomad World Pub

Music at 9 p.m.
Cost: Free

This free party will feature live music from Military Special and The Invincible Kids, a disco dance party, meat raffle, and a French champagne toast at Midnight.

2009 Calling: A Transmission NYE

@ Clubhouse Jager

Music at 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: $8 Advance (available at Jager) or $10 door

A special New Year's edition of Transmission with DJ Jake Rudh featuring new wave, '80s, electro, and punk. Complimentary hors d'ouevres and champagne toast at Midnight.

New Year's at Big V's

@ Big V's

Music at 9 p.m.
Cost: $5

Live music and mayhem with local bands MC/VL, Unicorn Basement, Haunted House and Beatrix Jar.

New Year's at the Hex

@ The Hexagon Bar

Music at 9 p.m.
Cost: $5 (one free drink with admission)

The Hex rocks into 2009 with live music from Dance Band, Best Friends Forever, Fort Wilson Riot, and Nyteowl.

New Year's Wild Eve

@ The Varsity Theater

Doors at 8 p.m.
Cost: $12

Featuring live music from Mark Mallman, E.L.nO and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles. Look for special guests and surprises in true Mallman fashion. 18+ event.

New Year's at the Turf

@ The Turf Club

Doors at 9 p.m.
Cost: $7

Featuring local bands covering classic rock bands. Vampire Hands (as the Rolling Stones), Daughters of the Sun (as Led Zepplin), and STNNNG (As the John Spencer Blues Explosion), DJ Winship plays between sets.


@ The Caterpillar Lounge at Azia

Live DJs at 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Free

Chill out in the Caterpillar Lounge with live DJs Nik E. Gunz, Fourfeet, and DJ Ack playing house, disco and soul. Additional sound, decor and lighting. Free Champagne toast at Midnight.

Rock New Year's Eve

@ Hell's Kitchen

Music at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Come for dinner, stay for the entertainment. Live music from DJ Blowtorch and Maria Isa. Reservations encouraged.

Shake & Pop 2009

@ Secret Location

Doors at 10 p.m. until late
Cost: $10 with RSVP to, $15 door

Featuring the musical stylings of DJ Naughty Wood and Soviet Panda. Dance into the wee hours of 2009 at this hush-hush after hours event.

Erotic City 2009

@ The Lock Inn (Secret Location)

Doors at 9 p.m.
Cost: $10
email for location

Another killer throw-down at the Lock Inn. This secret location soiree will feature techno DJs, a champagne toast, magical surprises, and cool visuals.

Glow in the Dark NYE 2009

@ The Dinkytowner

Doors at 9 p.m.
Cost: $10

Dance into 2009 at the Dinkytowner tonight! Glow-in-the-dark theme, great music, free food and free champagne toast.

New Year's Nation

@ Epic Nightclub

Doors at 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $100-$150

Dance with 9 other cities live via satellite as DJ AM and Travis Barker perform live from Los Angeles. Gourmet passed hors d'oeuvres and food stations, champagne upon arrival and at midnight. On site entertainment from local DJs and performers.

The Spirit of '09

@ The Loft above Barfly

Doors at 8 p.m.
Cost: Advance $30 ($45 Door) VIP $70 ($80 Door)

Probably the hippest NYE party in Minneapolis. Internationally loved DJs Hercules & Love Affair, Le Castle Vania, Klever, and a performance by local electro rockers Solid Gold. Complimentary appetizers, champagne and chocolate at midnight, giveaways, multimedia installations and more. 18+ Event.

A Party We Can Believe In

@ First Avenue

Doors at 8 p.m.
Cost: $10 adv, $15 door

A New Year's dance party featuring DJs Roy Freedom, DJ Smitty, Mike the 2600 King, and Too Much Love's Soviet Panda. Hosted by Ian of Drinking with Ian. 18+ event.

In the Entry: Eyedea & Abilities
In the VIP: The One Love Movement

New Year's Eve 2009: Debauchery

@ 414 Soundbar

Doors at 9 p.m.
Cost: $60 (finger printed VIP and Pre-Sale) $75 Door

An evening of provocative indulgence. Featuring complimentary appetizers, premium open bar, live performances, surprises, global countdown and champagne toast. Music from Richie Rivera, Phil Martinez, and DJ Fresco.

Decadence 2008

@ Chambers Hotel

Music starts at 7 p.m.
Cost: $25 General, $75 w/ Dinner

Enjoy three fully themed rooms with over 20 of the Twin Cities finest electronic, dance, hip-hop, and mash-up DJs. General admission includes late night appetizers, champagne toast, and a gift bag from Grey Goose.

Casino Royale New Year's Eve

@ Solera Restaurant

Doors at 7 p.m.
Cost: $45 General, $95 Dinner & Show pkg, Add $25 for Open Bar pass

All four levels of Solera will be transformed into a James Bond themed extravaganza. DJs, casino games, fire dancers, aerialists, bond villains, and bond girls!

Crystal Ball & Resolution

@ International Market Square

Doors at 9 p.m.
Cost: General $40 adv ($50 Door), VIP $80 adv ($100 door)

A dozen DJs play live, 20+ bars serving until 2 a.m., A four segment high fashion runway shows with local boutiques Drama, VState/Atmosfere, OPM.

Excerpted with permission from Secrets of the, 2008

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

<3 from all the bands / promoters / venues that you cover. love ya