You forgot the huge party at Prohibition. 5 DJs. 3 course optional menu. Two rooms. Burlesque show. Sax player. Bottle service. Should be one of the best. http://prohibitionhouston.com/
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H Town Bar and Grill
5111 Washington, 713-868-1005
From 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., hit the H Town Grill for some champagne, DJ tunes and unlimited drinks. The cost of entry is $50.
Kris Bistro will be open until 12:30 a.m. for its French Champagne Reveillon.
Kung Fu Saloon
5317 Washington, #A, 713-864-0642
Head over to the Kung Fu Saloon for its New Year's Eve Masquerade party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The all-inclusive party will feature DJ Ice, a champagne toast, an ice shot block, masquerade masks, and food courtesy of Chatter's Café, all for $100.
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
600 La Torretta Blvd., Montgomery, 936-448-4400
Ring in 2012 with La Toretta's New Year's Eve Package. The country-style celebrations will feature the Scooter Brown Band and The Josh Ward Band providing live music as guests dance the night away in the Versailles Ballroom. Attendees will party all night and enjoy premier beverages, party favors, champagne, balloons, streamers and confetti, then get to sleep in late the next day, with checkout pushed to 2 p.m.
The young single-adult ministry of Houston's First Baptist Church invites young single adults to welcome 2012 with bowling, DJ and dancing, karaoke, a game room, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and more at the Suits And Sneakers New Year's Eve Party. The event runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and entry will cost $44 in advance and $49 at the door.
801 Saint Emanuel, 713-522-2010
Celebrate New Year's Eve with SportsMonkey's eighth annual BLT (Black Tie, Lingerie, Toga) New Year's Eve Party at Lucky's Pub, with an inclusive bar from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., live music from Adrenaline and Alter Ego, Multiple DJs including Kungfu Pimp, a midnight toast, party favors and the presence of Rockstar Photographer Tre'. 21 and up; tickets are $79 per person. Packages for discounted hotel rooms or tables are also available.
Join the folks at MKT Bar for their Black and White Ball. Starting at 8 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m., this party will include hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast, as well as music with DJ GKS and an emphasis on internationality, all for $20.
From 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., count down to the new year in style with Moody Gardens at the Midnight in the Gardens New Year's Eve Gala-A Glitzy Affair. The New Year's Eve party will feature nonstop entertainment by the premier party band Commercial Art. Guests will enjoy an open bar, elaborate food stations, deluxe party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Event tickets are $425 per couple or $225 per single.
14800 Westheimer, 281-496-1022
Nardino Ristorante will be hosting a five-course dinner on New Year's Eve, from 3 to 9 p.m. The price is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The dinner will include the dishes Carpaccio di Manzo, Caesar Salad, Tagliatelle all Ruota, Involtini di Pollo, and Tiramisu. The regular menu will also be served.
Taking the place of Downtown Houston's annual Gloworama celebration is the newly named New Year's Eve Live. Like its predecessor, it will feature live music, a parade and a 3-D light show. The free event will take place from 7 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. in and around Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center, and is open to all ages. For the celebrations, there will be a temporary stage added to the Great Lawn, as well as a beer and champagne garden for of-age guests, with the St. Joseph Medical Center's Ice at Discovery Green remaining open for skaters. The parade will have an expanded route this year, and the 3-D light show will return, beginning at 11:30 p.m. The event will wrap up with a fireworks display. For Houstonians who cannot make it, catch Texas's only live broadcast countdown on ABC 13 from 11:05 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar
1201 Fannin, Suite 310, 713-337-7383
The celebration begins at 8 p.m. this New Year's Eve, when four skilled piano players will be helping you ring in the new year at a party complete with favors, light hors d'oeuvres, singing and a bottle of champagne for table reservations. Reserved seating is available for $220 per table of four and $35 per barstool. General admission starts at $20 per person. Reservations are recommended.
12860 Queensbury, 713-331-2792
Welcome 2012 at RA Sushi Citycentre's New Year's Eve Party. The event will include live entertainment from DJ Kaito and will last from 8 p.m. until closing time. There will also be a variety of food and drink specials.
Red Oak Ballroom
800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., 713-829-6970
The Red Oak Ballroom will be hosting an event called Rock the Clock, a party celebrating the New Year with a fireworks show at midnight, a red carpet entrance with a photo booth, a light show, confetti and complimentary party favors. For VIP guests, there will also be access to the Ciroc VIP lounge, featuring craps, blackjack, poker and roulette, an open bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, VIP lounge seating and a midnight champagne toast. General admission is $25 and VIP is $90.