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Max's Wine Dive
4720 Washington #B, 713-880-8737
People don't come here just for the wine; they come for the active singles scene. And tonight will be no different. For Max's rockin' New Year's Eve dinner, choose from three seatings. Reservations required. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck
2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999
Come early and enjoy the four-course dinner, or come later to listen to the sounds of Austin's Jimmy LaFave. His unique instrument and startling range are sure to get you emotional. Limited seating. Dinner at 7 p.m.
1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Evan's Blue, hosted by Zakk United & A.D. from 94.5 The Buzz. Champagne toast at midnight. Admission $25, 18 and older only. Doors open at 8 p.m. Purchase advance tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or call 713-629-3700.
1985 Welch, 713-533-0215
End your year on a high note dining in what we consider Houston's "Best Bistro." Tonight Chef John Sheely has prepared a six-course tasting paired with incredible wines.
Moody Gardens Hotel
7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 409-741-8484
This black-tie celebration includes a concert by Eddie Money and show band Eclipse, plus a lavish food station, open bar, champagne toast and deluxe party favors. 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
5406 Hwy. 6 N., 281-550-8755
Victim will keep this party going with great music. At midnight, indulge in champagne toast and party favors.
300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551
A classic H-town experience with DJ Wes Wallace spinning the best music since 1978. $2008 cash balloon drop and drink specials all night. Reduced early cover. Doors open at 9 p.m.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
5061 Westheimer, Suite 8050
As their name suggests, tonight you'll have lots of seafood to choose from, such as stuffed Texas Gulf flounder, Hawaiian yellow fin tuna and 24-ounce Australian lobster tail.
2011 Ella Blvd., 713-861-8666
Celebrate the end of 2007 at this picturesque spot. Seatings are at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., with free champagne and a midnight celebration in the Tied Fly Bar.
7611 Katy Fwy., 713-688-2222
Only $99 per person will get you an all-inclusive party without ever stepping foot in your car. There will be an open bar, lavish dinner buffet and a choice of party rooms.
2401 San Jacinto,713-759-9606
This hot spot has been blowing minds for more than two decades, and tonight will be no different. The Glitterball 2008 is guaranteed to be a big party with a styling crowd. For pre-sale tickets and bottle service/table packages, look online.
530 Texas, 713-236-1100
If you can't stand to stop the party at 2 a.m., then keep it rocking at the 6th Annual New Year's Eve After Party, ROC-HARD, brought to you by BEYOND Entertainment. Miami's Angelo Kortez will take you on a musical journey that does not end until 10 a.m. Live Performance by G'licious G. Doors open 3 a.m. For ticket info, visit www.spoiledboyz.net
812 Westheimer, 713-520-7955
If you feel like getting dressed up tonight, then head over to this black-tie dinner. After eating, enjoy music by the Reflex in the Grand Ballroom upstairs. $100 per person.
Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521
If you want to chill and drink a beer head here tonight. Live music by Catch Golden Axe, The Squishees and Kvallas.
909 Texas, 713-224-5299
Tonight enjoy live music by Mark Dini while indulging in a three- or four-course dinner. 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatings.
7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy.
This racetrack is joining in the celebration with its inaugural Zoom and Boom Celebration. Enjoy a night of thoroughbred racing, live music and one of the largest firework displays in all of Houston. Ticket packages include reserved seating for racing, a racing program, buffet dinner, party favors and more.
For a stylish New Year's Eve, reserve a table at this downtown see-and-be-seen nightclub with a pearl mosaic bar, massive top-shelf liquor menu and VIP bottle service.
Sherlock's Baker St. Pub
1997-A W. Gray, 713-521-1881
$5 advance purchase tickets get you live music plus free party favors and a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop. Tickets available at the door for $8.
Sonoma Retail Wine Bar & Boutique
2720 Richmond, 713-526-WINE
Even though these guys will be celebrating with party favors, a complimentary champagne toast, and special appetizers prepared by Chef Brian, they will still be open for regular business. No set menu prices, reservations or surprises.
Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
1600 Lamar, 713-577-8325
Aside from their normal menu, there will be special offerings including a ten-ounce USDA prime bone-in filet mignon with Peruvian new potatoes and an ancho chile glaze.
1919 Briar Oaks Ln., 713-840-7600