Your Lucky Night

Where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2006

We know 2007 will be a good year because of one lucky number -- seven. The number represents the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan, how many days it took God to create the earth in Christianity, and the pH of pure water. But we're not drinking water tonight. There are plenty of parties out there where you can celebrate the lucky year a comin' -- everything from good clean fun with the family to a downright dirty time with your friends. Let the countdown to the new year begin!

6th Street Bar and Grill 2701 White Oak, 713-880-5999 Ring in the new year with dancing, party favors, a champagne toast, a midnight breakfast buffet, drink specials and a DJ. Presale tickets available at 6th Street. Dinner packages also available.

702 Patio Bar 702 W. Dallas, 713-654-8040 Bring in the new year at our one-year Anniversary/New Year's Eve party with DJ Johnny J, DJ Seek, Vinyl Explosion and the 702 Crew. Tickets $100 per person. Presold tickets include VIP bar, hors d'oeuvre/dessert buffet, raffle tickets for prize give-away, champagne toast and hotel discount.

Anderson Fair 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576 Shake Russell Trio, Matt the Electrician, Ann Armstrong and Steve Hughes, and Bill Cade. $30. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Arcodoro 5000 Westheimer, 713-621-6888 Eleventh New Year's Eve in Houston. Early seating from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; later seating from 9 p.m. on. Live DJ will be spinning sounds of Europe and Latin America. Party favors provided. Our full menu of champagne or sparkling wines can be preordered for your midnight toast. Reservations recommended.

Armadillo Palace 5015 Kirby, 713-526-9700 Featuring the Honky Tonk Heroes. No cover and a champagne toast at midnight.

Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club 5731 Kirby, 713-523-9999 Ian Haynes New Year's Eve party. 9 p.m. $10.

Blanco's 3406 W. Alabama, 713-439-0072 Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers with special guests Justin Trevino and Amber Digby. $35.

Borders Baybrook 19419 Gulf Freeway, 281-338-9390 The party will feature several kid-friendly versions of traditional New Year's Eve activities. Recommended for kids' ages 3Ė8. No registration is required.

The Centrum 6823 Cypresswood, Spring, 281-440-4850 Ring in the new year with the sounds of the Houston Symphony. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m.

Champps Americana 1121 Uptown Park Blvd., 713-627-2333 Celebrate the New Year casino-style. Over $2,000 in prizes. Roulette, blackjack, craps, Texas Hold 'Em, live music, food and drink specials. Balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. No cover. Call for reservations.

The Children's Museum 1500 Binz, 713-522-1138 Count down to noon to the snazzy sounds of the New Birth Brass Band. Make noise marching down Kids' Hall in the museum's jovial, festive parade. $5.

Cocos Yakitori Sushi Bar 1111 Westheimer, 713-529-9977 Last Licks 006. Avant house and deep electronic music by Sasha Braverman and Chris Costello. No cover; drink specials all evening. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Continental Club 3700 Main, 713-529-9899 Rock in the new year with The Allen Oldies Band and The El Orbits. No cover.

The Cotton Exchange Bar & Lounge 202 Travis, 713-229-0097 First annual New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, champagne and breakfast by The Breakfast Klub. Icon Hotel weekend packages available. 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Call for reservations.

Cova Hand-Selected Wines 5600 Kirby, #51, 713-838-0700

5555 Washington, 713-868-3366 Dinner with wine pairings at both locations. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., and each reservation is available for an hour and a half. Prices vary per location.

CrossPoint Community Church 700 S. Westgreen, Katy, 281-398-6464 Walk or run into the new year with the family. Have a smoke- and alcohol-free, fitness-oriented, family-fun event. One-mile walk at midnight around the CrossPoint trail, plus other events. Guest: Dr. Christopher Rampacek, a.k.a. Dr. Muscle. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. $15 adults; $10 children.

Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown 1700 Smith, 713-739-8800 Party, then spend the night at Crowne Plaza. For $129 per room, guests will receive free champagne upon arrival, free parking, free breakfast for two and late checkout. Downtown shuttle until 2 a.m.

The Crystal Ball 909 Texas, 713-224-5299 Crystal Ball's New Year's party include five premium bars, a live DJ in the Empire Room, live music from the Shapeshifters in the Ballroom, champagne display at midnight and breakfast buffet at 1 a.m. 9:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. $85 in advance; $100 at the door.

Deco 510 Gray, 713-659-4900 The Las Vegas strip comes to Midtown for New Year's Eve 2007. Roulette and blackjack tables with prizes. The all-inclusive package includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast and party favors. Call for reservations.

Doc's Upper Deck 18301 Egret Baby, Suite A, 281-333-3627 Live music from Strippers Lie with a balloon drop and champagne toast. No cover.

Dog House Tavern 2517 Bagby, 713-520-1118 $1 domestic drafts all night. No cover.

Grasshopper 506 Main, 713-222-1442 Viva Las Vegas III. Complimentary champagne, blackjack and craps tables, and discount on advance bottle orders. $20 advance tickets.

Habitat 1415 California, 713-522-7066 A habitual New Year's Eve event. Midnight champagne fountain, and after hours until dawn with DJs Michael DeGrace and Daniel Yeates. Lights by Jake Redmin. Doors open at 10 p.m.

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