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
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
www.702houston.com 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.
2006 New Year's Guide
Anderson Fair 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576
www.yourtexasmusic.com/afnye 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
www.arcodoro.com 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
www.thearmadillopalace.com Featuring the Honky Tonk Heroes. No cover and a champagne toast at midnight.
1131 Uptown Park Blvd., Suite 1
There will be a 3,000-square-foot tented parking lot for this party, plus a midnight champagne toast, complimentary party favors and buffet. Sound by Rob G and HIC Go DJs, with special guests DJ Mars and Super Friends. $50 pre-sale tickets. Tickets available from Ticketmaster, 713-629-3700.
2424 Dunstan, 713-522-7602
New Year's Eve brunch and/or dinner. Enjoy brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. with a special prix-fixe dinner menu in the balloon-filled dining room. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. The complete prix-fixe menu is available online. $65 per person. Call for reservations.
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
www.yourtexasmusic.com/NYEBlancos Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers with special guests Justin Trevino and Amber Digby. $35.
Borders Baybrook 19419 Gulf Freeway, Webster, 281-338-9390 The party will feature several kid-friendly versions of traditional New Year's Eve activities. Recommended for kids ages 38. 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
www.cmhouston.org 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
www.continentalclub.com 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
www.cphoudtwn.crowneplaza.com 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
www.crystalballhouston.com Crystal Ball's New Year's party includes 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, Webster,
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
$2 domestic drafts all night. No cover.
Grasshopper 506 Main, 713-222-1442
www.grasshopperhouston.com 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
www.myspace.com/club_habitat 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.
The Harp 1625 Richmond,
713-528-7827 A laidback evening at The Harp. Champagne and party favors. Festivities begin at 9 p.m.
HUSH Nightclub 15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-4874
www.hushonline.com DJ 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.
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana, 713-654-1234
Dinner, live music and dancing to the Top 40 sounds of Commercial Art, salsa from Mary's Band and the turntable artistry of 33 1/3, plus a shower of 50,000 balloons at midnight. General admission tickets $99. Special hotel packages from $229 to $599 per couple.
The Inn at Dos Brisas 9400 Champion Drive, Brenham, 979-277-7750 The 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 Bar 12222 Bissonnet, 281-879-5770 BLT (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 Grill 808 Pacific, 713-521-2519 This 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 Houston 13180 Westpark, 713-474-9390 Masquerade party. Free party favors and champagne toast at midnight.
Ken's Club 6824 Wilcrest, 281-575-7580 Live music from Houseband 44. Games and champagne toast at midnight.
402 Main, 713-222-1022
Fourth Annual NYE Ball, "Circus-Circus." This over-the-big-top, circus-themed event will feature NYC producer/DJ Alex Lauterstein, live mix-themed video imagery, circus dcor and circus attractions and characters. $25 advance tickets may be purchased until 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, at M2M Fashion (3400 Montrose) and Male U Wear (415 Westheimer) or until 1 a.m. Monday morning at M Bar.
Main Street Theater Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose
www.mainstreettheater.com Champagne, 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 Cabaret 10314 Hempstead, 713-680-2552 No reservations required for this New Year's Eve party. Celebrate with drink specials. Couples pay no cover.
Meridian 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717 Rabbit in the Moon performing live. Incredible show all night long with over $40,000 in visuals alone.
The Mezzanine Lounge 2200 Southwest Freeway, #150, 713-528-6399
www.mezzaninelounge.com Mezzapalooza 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 Mink 3718 Main, 713-522-9985 Resolution 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 Hotel Seven Hope Blvd., Galveston, 888-388-8484
www.moodygardenshotel.com Midnight 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 Bar 5406 Hwy 6 North, 281-550-8755
www.mybarhouston.com Live 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.com New 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.
Numbers 300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551
www.numbersnightclub.com It 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.
Remington Restaurant and Bar
1919 Briar Oaks Lane, 713-403-2631
New Year's Eve five-course dinner with a complimentary bottle of champagne. Live entertainment and dancing in the bar. $175 per person. Remington Bar will have a party with a free bottle of sparkling wine per couple, dancing and live entertainment. $40 per person.
2401 San Jacinto, 713-759-9606
The Glitter Ball New Year's Eve event with special guest Casey from MTV's The Real World and XM Radio's DJ Mark D. White attire is encouraged. Pre-sale tickets start at $15.
Rickshaw Far East Bistro & Bambu Lounge
2810 Westheimer, 713-942-7272
Four-course dinner with champagne toast at midnight and DJ. Dinner is $75 per person.
Rocbar 530 Texas, 713-236-1100 Headbangers 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 Bar 2600 Travis, 713-459-8521 Ring 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. $50 advance tickets; $75 at the door. Call for reservations.
2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521, www.rudyards.com
Daniel Johnston, Two Star Symphony and The Invincible.
Sambuca 909 Texas, 713-224-5299
www.sambucarestaurant.com Celebrate with a four-course, four-star meal and champagne toast at midnight. Live music provided by Norma Zenteno. Call for times and prices.
18307 Egret Bay Blvd., 281-335-0002
Drowning Pool with special guests The Hunger. Midnight cash balloon drop, champagne toast and party favors. Tickets $25 in advance; $30 day of show. 18 and up. Doors open at 8 p.m.
250 W. 19th, 713-863-7500
Come for a relaxed la carte dinner. Call for reservations.
Skyline Bar & Grill 1600 Lamar, 713-577-6139 The 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 Beach 810 Pacific, 713-529-7623 DJ 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 Centre 10505 Cash, Stafford, 281-208-6900 Houston'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 II 8110 Boone, 281-530-0344 Karaoke by Toni and midnight champagne toast.
Tila's Restaurante & Bar 1111 S. Shepherd, 713-522-7654
www.tilas.com Join us for a festive dining experience. Includes a three-course meal, champagne and live music. $70 per person. Call for reservations.
Toc Bar 112 Travis, 713-224-4862 Toc 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 Pocket 817 W. Dallas, 713-571-7870 Amateur drag show and complimentary champagne at midnight. No cover.
Tony's Restaurant 3755 Richmond, 713-622-6778 Creative New Year's menu. Julie Johnson Band, hats, noisemakers and all the trimmings. Early seating $95; late seating $150.
Toyota Center 1510 Polk, 713-627-DUNK, www.rockets.com The 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.
Under the Volcano 2349 Bissonnet, 713-526-5282 Our annual New Year's Eve celebration featuring the New Birth Brass Band from New Orleans. 10 p.m.
Venue 719 Main, 713-236-8150
www.venuehouston.com Complimentary champagne, innovative entertainment, party favors and live laser show.
Vito's Deck House Clear Lake 20237 Gulf Freeway, Webster
281-338-4888 No cover with champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Happy hour prices all night; kitchen open until 1 a.m.
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Walter's on Washington
4215 Washington, 713-862-2513
ESE, Vatos Locos, LDV, Ghost Stories and El Desmadre. Free barbecue, midnight toast and party favors. Doors open at 7 p.m. $5 adults, $8 minors.
Warehouse Live 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-LIVE
www.warehouselive.com ClubMonkey, 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 & Lounge 2611 San Jacinto, 713-651-9900
www.myspace.com/xohouston Join 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 Hall Hobby Center, 800 Bagby, 713-315-2525 Bach 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. Aprs-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.