West 6th has some of Austin’s most accessible NYE entertainment. From theme parties to walk-ins welcome, there is something for everyone wanting to break out their dancing shoes for New Year’s Eve in Austin.
Green Light Social | Dec. 31 | Green Light is hosting an Ocean’s 11-themed NYE party. Doors open at 8 PM and there is NO COVER all night long. (Though don’t burst into full Lionel dancing yet, capacity is limited and the crew expects to be on a wait by 10:30 PM – so come early and stay late.) If you want to skip the betting, you can purchase CIP pre-sale wristbands ($25) that will allow guests to skip the line and access the back stairwell for entrance.
True to Ocean’s 11’s Vegas theme, all high-rollers, players, swindlers, and showgirls are welcome. Semi-formal/formal attire is recommended (not required); bonus points for outfits so glamorous and flamboyant that Reuben would blush. Anything Vegas goes (assuming it’s within the parameters of decency); it’s hard to go wrong with the effortlessly elegant, yet casually cool style made iconic by the Rat Pack. Expect blackjack tables, a magician, showgirls, and DJ Reckshop spinning all night long into 2018.
Dirty Bills | Dec. 31 | If you agree that NYE is amateur hour, head to DB’s for Anti-New Year’s Eve debauchery. No cover charge. No expensive bottle service. No fancy dress code. Just rining in 2018 DIRTY style with DJ’s Mischief Michael and GNice.
Parlor & Yard’s NYE Celebration | Dec. 31 | Parlor & Yard is going back to the basics of celebration big milestones. This year, they’ll celebrate 85 years since prohibition failed with a classic New Year’s Eve fête. Live music will play from 9 pm to 11 pm, with DJ Big Bear spinning into 2018. Resident nom-slingers, Hot Mess, will customize a complimentary appetizer buffet in addition to a late night buffet. The bar is both private and all-inclusive and includes a champagne toast. Tickets range from $100 to $125. Regardless of if you loved 2017 or can’t wait for the door to hit it on the way out, we can all raise a glass to prohibition’s failure.
Kung Fu Saloon | Dec. 31 | KFS is ushering 2018 with the Bruce Lee of Sunday Funday parties. Kick it old school with free game play on all vintage arcade games and skee ball. They’ll also have a $5 special NYE menu from 11am-10pm featuring items from both our regular menu (Cheeseburger Egg Rolls, Queso Blanco, Kung Pow Brussel Sprouts, Kimchi Cheese Tots, Kung Fu Wings, Classic Burger, Pollo Adobado Tacos) and brunch menu (El Borracho, Steak & Eggs Fundido). There’s no cover before 9 PM!
Dogwood’s NYE Party | Dec. 31 | The Dogwood (West Sixth) is hosting a New Year’s Eve party from 8 pm on. General admission tickets are only $20 and include cover plus complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Table packages are also available and offer group seating, champagne, Austin’s own Deep Eddy Vodka, dedicated cocktail waitresses, and skip the line privileges (includes gratuity).
Rattle Inn NYE Party | Dec. 31 | Join us as we ‘Rattle Inn’ to the new year and welcome 2018 in BIG Texas style! FREE general admission. Open at 8 pm to the public and guests who purchased tables/booths. Booth and table are available for advance purchase and come with guaranteed seating and VIP perks. Live music will be rocking Ray’s Backstage from 10:30 pm – 12:30 am with a DJ on the upper deck!
J. Black’s NYE Celebration | Dec. 31 | Ring in the New Year with J. BLACK’S! Enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. DJs and live music throughout the soirée. Tickets are limited. Tickets range from $20 to $1,500 for a private section.