By Jef With One F
By Pete Vonder Haar
By Abby Koenig
By Olivia Flores Alvarez
By Jef With One F
By Christina Uticone
By Angelica Leicht
By Altamese Osborne
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 Grill2701 White Oak, 713-880-5999Ring 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 Bar702 W. Dallas, 713-654-8040 www.702houston.comBring 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.
Arcodoro5000 Westheimer, 713-621-6888 www.arcodoro.comEleventh 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 Palace5015 Kirby, 713-526-9700 www.thearmadillopalace.comFeaturing the Honky Tonk Heroes. No cover and a champagne toast at midnight.
Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club5731 Kirby, 713-523-9999Ian Haynes New Year's Eve party. 9 p.m. $10.
Borders Baybrook19419 Gulf Freeway, 281-338-9390The party will feature several kid-friendly versions of traditional New Year's Eve activities. Recommended for kids' ages 3–8. No registration is required.
The Centrum6823 Cypresswood, Spring, 281-440-4850Ring in the new year with the sounds of the Houston Symphony. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m.
Champps Americana1121 Uptown Park Blvd., 713-627-2333Celebrate 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 Museum1500 Binz, 713-522-1138 www.cmhouston.orgCount 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 Bar1111 Westheimer, 713-529-9977Last 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 Club3700 Main, 713-529-9899 www.continentalclub.comRock in the new year with The Allen Oldies Band and The El Orbits. No cover.
The Cotton Exchange Bar & Lounge202 Travis, 713-229-0097First 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 Wines5600 Kirby, #51, 713-838-0700 5555 Washington, 713-868-3366Dinner 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 Church700 S. Westgreen, Katy, 281-398-6464Walk 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 Downtown1700 Smith, 713-739-8800 www.cphoudtwn.crowneplaza.comParty, 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 Ball909 Texas, 713-224-5299 www.crystalballhouston.comCrystal 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.
Deco510 Gray, 713-659-4900The 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 Deck18301 Egret Baby, Suite A, 281-333-3627Live music from Strippers Lie with a balloon drop and champagne toast. No cover.
Dog House Tavern2517 Bagby, 713-520-1118$1 domestic drafts all night. No cover.
Grasshopper506 Main, 713-222-1442 www.grasshopperhouston.comViva Las Vegas III. Complimentary champagne, blackjack and craps tables, and discount on advance bottle orders. $20 advance tickets.
Habitat1415 California, 713-522-7066 www.myspace.com/club_habitatA 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.
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.
St. Elmo's II8110 Boone, 281-530-0344Karaoke by Toni and midnight champagne toast.
Toyota Center1510 Polk, 713-627-DUNK www.rockets.comThe Rockets take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Buy a New Year's Eve McDonald's Family pack for as little as $69. The package includes four tickets, four regular hot dogs, four regular sodas and two kid's gifts. 6 p.m.
Tila's Restaurante & Bar1111 S. Shepherd, 713-522-7654 www.tilas.comJoin us for a festive dining experience. Includes a three-course meal, champagne and live music. $70 per person. Call for reservations.
Toc Bar112 Travis, 713-224-4862Toc Bar Mansions. Bring in the new year with this "official" Playboy celebration. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $40 VIP tickets available in advance.
Tony's Corner Pocket817 W. Dallas, 713-571-7870Amateur drag show and complimentary champagne at midnight. No cover.
Tony's Restaurant3755 Richmond, 713-622-6778Creative New Year's menu. Julie Johnson Band, hats, noisemakers and all the trimmings. Early seating $95; late seating $150.
Venue719 Main, 713-236-8150 www.venuehouston.comComplimentary champagne, innovative entertainment, party favors and live laser show.
Vito's Deck House Clear Lake20237 Gulf Freeway, Webster 281-338-4888No cover with champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Happy hour prices all night; kitchen open until 1 a.m.
Under The Volcano2349 Bissonnet, 713-526-5282Our annual New Year's Eve celebration featuring the New Birth Brass Band from New Orleans. 10 p.m.
Warehouse Live813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-LIVE www.warehouselive.comClubMonkey, The Rod Ryan Show and 94.5 The Buzz bring you The BLT (Black tie, Lingerie, Toga) III New Year's Eve Party. Live bands, DJs, dancing and plenty of libations. Midnight toast, 1 a.m. breakfast taco bar and party favors for everyone. Include a room for the night at a discount package price. 21 and up welcome.
XO Bar & Lounge2611 San Jacinto 713-651-9900 www.myspace.com/xohoustonJoin us for this Black Tie Affair with DJ Mike C and DJ Spags spinning house, hip-hop and '80s music. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight with balloon drop. Semiformal dress encouraged. Call for reservations. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Zilkha HallHobby Center, 800 Bagby 713-315-2525Bach Brandenburg Concertos III and V, plus his rarely heard Non sa che sia dolore, animal music from the Austrian Baroque, and a post-concert champagne reception and silent auction in the Hobby Center Founders' Room to ring in the new year. Après-concert champagne and fireworks on the roof of the Hobby Center. Ticket packages vary from concert only to reception only, to combo tickets. 9 p.m.