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The Harp1625 Richmond, 713-528-7827A laidback evening at the Harp. Champagne and party favors. Festivities begin at 9 p.m.
HUSH Nightclub15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-4874 www.hushonline.comDJ Real and DJ Crashhh. Champagne toast at midnight, $5,000 cash and prizes, balloon drop with a confetti explosion. Advance tickets: $15 general admission, $25 VIP admission, which includes entry to the second level of the HUSH VIP buffet from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. 21 and up. Proper attire is required.
The Inn at Dos Brisas9400 Champion Drive, Brenham, 979-277-7750The clock will be turned back on New Year's Eve to recreate the glory days of 1907, with cocktails, canaps, a nine-course meal with caviar, truffles and foie gras, and fine wine, accompanied by classical music from a strolling string quartet. Guests will count down to the new year with vintage champagne followed by a fireworks show and dancing. $650 per couple; limousine transport to Houston extra depending on group size. $1,050 per couple including a night's stay and continental brunch the next afternoon.
Jake's Bar12222 Bissonnet, 281-879-5770BLT (Black tie, Lingerie, Toga) Raukin Metal New Year's Eve party. Rock in the new year with Deus Machina, LASTMAN from the Flesh and Swinging Theresa. Champagne toast at midnight and free party favors.
JR's Bar and Grill808 Pacific, 713-521-2519This is Houston's biggest no-cover New Year's party. Top-ten video countdown, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, balloon drops and more. 21 and up.
JUMP's Sports Bar Houston13180 Westpark 713-474-9390Masquerade party. Free party favors and champagne toast at midnight.
Ken's Club6824 Wilcrest, 281-575-7580Live music from Houseband 44. Games and champagne toast at midnight.
M Bar402 Main, 713-222-1022This party will have multi-screen visual presentations, a midnight balloon drop, a champagne toast and more. DJs Little Marin & Surain. $20 to $25; table reservations $100 (bottle service required). Call for reservations.
Main Street TheaterChelsea Market, 4617 Montrose 713-524-6706 www.mainstreettheater.comChampagne, sweets, song and dance, and a visit to a wacky little place called Urinetown at a performance of the hit Broadway musical. Ring in the New Year with silly hats and noisemakers. 8:30 p.m. $75.
Memories Cabaret10314 Hempstead, 713-680-2552No reservations required for this New Year's Eve party. Celebrate with drink specials. Couples pay no cover.
Meridian1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717Rabbit in the Moon performing live. Incredible show all night long with over $40,000 in visuals alone.
The Mezzanine Lounge2200 Southwest Freeway, #150, 713-528-6399 www.mezzaninelounge.comMezzapalooza will have you ringing in the new year like a rock star. Admission includes party favors, VIP menu, drink tickets, karaoke and midnight champagne toast. Advance tickets $25. Doors open at 8 p.m.
The Mink3718 Main, 713-522-9985Resolution 2007 in Midtown. Ticket includes open bar, appetizers, late-night breakfast tacos and champagne toast. DJ Inzi will be spinning house, hip-hop and faves all night. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $85 per ticket or $160 per couple.
Moody Gardens HotelSeven Hope Blvd., Galveston, 888-388-8484 www.moodygardenshotel.comMidnight in the Gardens will feature nonstop entertainment, a lavish array of food, an open bar, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. $449 per couple includes admission to the New Year's Eve bash and hotel room. Call for reservations.
My Bar5406 Hwy 6 North 281-550-8755 www.mybarhouston.comLive music by Just Got Lucky, buffet, party favors, door prizes, breakfast buffet after midnight. Tickets $25; $10 off with ad in Houston Press.
NEXT [Night+Club]2020 McKinney, 713-221-8833 www.whatsnexthouston.comNew Year's Eve in Brazil, with a live band, DJ, $1,000 balloon drop, hors d'oeuvres, Brazilian dance production and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Buy presale tickets on-line.
Numbers300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551 www.numbersnightclub.comIt pays to party at Numbers. Featuring a $2,007 balloon drop at Midnight. Free T-Shirts, stickers and more. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Rocbar530 Texas 713-236-1100Headbangers Ball with Metalshop performing live. There will be raised "rock star" VIP tables available, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Call for bottle service reservations. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Roof Bar2600 Travis, 713-459-8521Ring in the new year on the Roof. There will be a live band, plus a $1,000 shopping spree to the Galleria and a Playstation 3 will be given away. $35 advance tickets; $50 at the door. Call for reservations.
Skyline Bar & Grill1600 Lamar, 713-577-6139The New Year's Eve gala, reservation only. Live jazz starts at 9 p.m. Meal will be accompanied with a half bottle of champagne. $175 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call for reservations.
South Beach810 Pacific, 713-529-7623DJ JD Arnold and DJ Jimmy Skinner. Champagne splits, balloon drops and party favors. $15 advance with VIP line entrance; $20 at the door. Tickets sold at South Beach and M2m Fashions. 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Stafford Centre10505 Cash, Stafford, 281-208-6900Houston's 107.5 The New K-Hits and The City of Stafford present Rocking New Year's Eve with the Fried Ice Cream Band. $75 per person with dinner, dancing and two drink tickets as well as a champagne toast and party favors. 6:45 p.m.