New Year's Eve 2012
Every Damn Party (and Concert, and Fancy Dinner) We Know Of!
New Year's Eve Bash at the Comet
With live performances from Monogamy Party, Wimps, Haunted Horses, and Ubu Roi. Comet, 922 E Pike St, 322-9272, 9 pm, $7.
So Long, Y2K12!
With performances from Ayron Jones & the Way, Scrumptious & the Backbeat, and Boxcar Rebellion. High Dive, 513 N 36th Ave, 632-0212, highdive seattle.com, 9 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS.
Lick! Loves NYE!
A special New Year's Eve edition of Lick! With a DJ set from THEESatisfaction (yes!), as well as music from DJs Mathematix and Dewey Decimal, and fly-girls the Hill Rats. With a champagne toast, too! Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8005, chopsuey.com, 7 pm, $5.
New Year's No Age Healing Expo and Ascension Event
Hosted by Alan Bishop, with performances by Master Musicians of Bukkake, Midday Veil, Rose Windows, and Diminished Men. With visual art from Adair Tudor, Benjamin Van Citters and Xhurch, and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Vera Project. Underground Events Center, 2407 First Ave S, brownpapertickets.com, 9 pm, $12.
Lazer Ball NYE
LASERS! And performances from Fresh Espresso, Grynch, Keyboard Kid, and Metal Chocolates. Neptune Theater, 1303 NE 45th St, stgpresents.org, 8 pm, $20.
New Year's Eve Supper
Dinette will be serving a family-style Oaxacan feast, including negro mole, ceviche, molotes, handmade tortillas, and more. Full bar also available. Dinette, 1514 E Olive Way, 328-2282, dinetteseattle.com, 7 pm, $50 for dinner and aperitif.
Pickwick at the Showbox at the Market
Performances from Pickwick, Radiation City, and Tomten. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, showboxonline.com, 8 pm, $21.50.
Atomic Rodeo: A NYE Throwdown
With live music from Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, and the Country Lips, and a burlesque performance from the Atomic Bombshells. Hubba hubba. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, thecrocodile.com, 8 pm, $25.
Hey Tranny, It's Tranny vs. Party Schmarty
Presented by Nark Magazine, with music from the Intelligence and DJ Nark! Also featuring appearances from Ben DeLaCreme, Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck, Kitten LaRue, Cherdonna and Lou, and more. Neumos, 925 E Pike St, neumos.com, 8 pm, $22/$38 VIP.
New Year's Eve at Q Nightclub
Spanish DJs Chus and Ceballos headline, with locals Glitterbang, DJ Dana Dub, and Recess also making an appearance. Aerialist Quynbi will also perform. VIP tickets are available. Q, 1426 Broadway, qcapitol hill.com, $40.
Indulgence at EMP
With more than four areas of live entertainment, including performances from Brand X, DJ Mack Long, and more. There will also be a comedy stage, VIP areas, party favors, more than 25 bars (!), a photo booth, and a view of the Space Needle fireworks. EMP, 330 Sixth Ave N, 262-3245, empsfm.org, 8 pm, $59.
Westside Burlesque Revue
Hosted by Whisper De Corvo and featuring performances by Madisun Avenue, BoomBoom L'roux, Sailor St. Claire, Roxy Ruby, Pixie Parcell, and more. With a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Skylark Cafe, 3803 Delridge Way SW, skylarkcafe.com, 9 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS.
Ring in 2013 with Le Pichet
Le Pichet is extending its dinner hours and will celebrate with special New Year's dishes, balloons, party hats, noisemakers, and a midnight champagne toast. With live music from the Javier Anderson Band. Le Pichet, 1933 First Ave, 256-1499, lepichetseattle.com, 5 pm.
Drink champagne, watch the ball drop, and dance to music from DJ Res! With live visuals from VGA V'Jay Jay, too. Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, vermillionseattle.com, 10 pm, $5.
Inferno New Year's Eve Speakeasy
With Christine Havrilla, Danie Ward, and Lady Jane DJ. From 8 to 11 pm there will be blackjack, roulette, and three-card poker tables, and the top three chip winners will win prizes. There will also be burlesque performances, a photo booth, a midnight champagne toast, and glitter cannons. Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison St, 583-0300, 8 pm, $45 adv/$55 DOS.
NYE at the Kraken
With Success!, the Savage Henrys, Ol' Doris, Cinco Gringos, and more. Kraken Bar & Lounge, 5257 University Way NE, 522-5334, 9 pm, free.
NYE at Foundation
Presented by DList magazine, featuring a burlesque performance and a Parisian theme. With DJ sets from AJ Sorbello, LA Riots, Natalia Kills, and Benzi. VIP tables are available and cocktail attire is encouraged. Foundation, 2218 Western Ave, 535-7285, foundation-nightclub.com, 8 pm, $49.
Kingdom's New Year's Eve
With Whiskey Pete, Major Flavor, FeevGeezy, Loch & J.Wang. The Social, 1715 E Olive Way, 329-1423, thesocialseattle.com, $20–$55.
New Year's Eve at Darrell's Tavern
With music from Money Jungle, Dry Martinez, and Paul Benoit. Darrell's Tavern, 18041 Aurora Ave N, darrellstavern.com, 9 pm, $8.
All-You-Can-Eat New Year's Eve
Reservations are recommended for Dragonfish's all-you-can-eat New Year's Eve stomach-stuffing session. Dragonfish, 722 Pine St, dragonfishcafe.com, noon, $28.
With more than 15 DJs and performers, including Dieselboy, Doctor P, Funtcase, Mord Fustang, Rusko, and many more. Two rooms of dancing, with other surprises promised. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave S, uscevents.com/events/ resolution-2013, 8:30 pm–3:30 am, $55, 18+.
New Year's Eve at Blue Moon Tavern
With performances from Mystery Ship, Daughters of the Dead Sea, and Bad Love Sessions, and a champagne toast at midnight. Blue Moon Tavern, 712 NE 45th St, 675-9116, 9 pm.
Tutta Bella Westlake's New Year's Eve Party
With live music from Roman & the Whereabouts, a midnight toast, and a complimentary Italian buffet. Tutta Bella, 2200 Westlake Ave, 624-4422, tuttabella.com, 10 pm, $15.
Havana New Year's Eve Gala
With music from DJs Hyro and Megatran and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP entry is available—skip the line! Havana, 1010 E Pike St, 323-CUBA, strangertickets.com, $22.
Salmon-chanted New Year's Eve Party
Watch the Space Needle fireworks, dance, and enjoy a dinner buffet, party favors, drinks, and a complimentary champagne toast. Reservations are required. Ivar's Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way, 632-0767, ivarsnewyears.brown papertickets.com, 8 pm, $75.
New Year's Eve Extravaganza
With live music from Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder and Joe Doria's Minaccia Quadrupla. The White Rabbit, 513 N 36th St, fremontwhiterabbit.com, 8 pm, $15 adv/$20 DOS.
Jet City Improv's New Year's Eve Spectacular
Live improvised comedy, a champagne toast, dance party at midnight, a projection of the Space Needle fireworks, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, a no-host bar, and more. Jet City Improv, 5510 University Way NE, 352-8291, jetcityimprov.com, $35/$90 per couple, 8 pm, all ages.
Teatro ZinZanni's New Year's Eve Celebration
See Teatro ZinZanni's Return to Paradise, with a special multicourse New Year's Eve menu. There will be a dessert buffet, along with dancing, a champagne toast, and watching of the Space Needle fireworks. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St, 802-0015, dreams.zinzanni.org, 6:30 pm.
88 Keys New Year's Eve Party
With a dueling piano show, and food and drink specials. 88 Keys, 315 Second Ave S, 839-1300, ilove88keys .com, 5 pm.
New Year's Eve at Bar Ferd'nand
With dancing and guest DJs. The $10 cover includes a glass of champagne. Bar Ferd'nand, 1531 Melrose Ave, strangertickets.com, 10 pm, $10.
Jai Ho! New Year's Eve
A Bollywood and Bhangra dance party with DJs RDX and Dekilla. Tickets include party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, 409-9019, jaihoparty.com, 9 pm, $25 adv/$50 DOS.
Artist Home New Year's Eve Party
With live music from the All Star Band, featuring members of Big Sur, the Maldives, Smokey Brights, Invisible Shivers, Youth Rescue Mission, and more. With special guest Joseph Giant. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, conorbyrnepub.com, 784-3640, 9 pm, $12.
New Year's Eve Party at Showbox Sodo
Presented by NVR MT Promotions and Steady, with DJ Chinkey Eyes, DJ Spam, and Two Story Zori. Showbox Sodo, 1700 First Ave S, showbox online.com, 9 pm, $30 adv/$60 DOS.
New Year's Eve at Bastille
New Year's Eve specials will include oysters on the half shell, steak tartare with truffle chips, wild king salmon, and more. Flights of champagne will also be available. Dinner 5–11 pm, bar 4:30 pm–1 am. Bastille Cafe & Bar, 5307 Ballard Ave NW, 453-5014, bastilleseattle.com, $90.
The End of Civilization
With music from DJ Weatherman, DJ Buttnaked, Haaps, and more. Hosted by Charles Kincy and visuals by Dirty Uncle Bob. Contour, 807 First Ave, clubcontour.com, 8 pm, $20.
Trinity New Year's Eve
Music from Guy and VSOP, a live broadcast on 106.1 KISS FM with Tyler and DJ Phase, a balloon drop, a video countdown, party favors, and more. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, 447-4140, trinitynightclub.com, 8 pm, $30 adv.
Noc Noc New Year's Eve
DJ Rad'Em playing mashups, with Sean Majors, Gene Lee, Jame$ervin, Dev, Brian, and more. Noc Noc, 1516 Second Ave, 8 pm, clubnocnoc.com, $10.
Ring in the New Year with music from Wesley Holmes, Stereo Medics, Gene Lee, and Triple Nine. Two rooms of music, a balloon drop, red-carpet photos, and more. See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St, 374-3733, seesoundlounge.com, $30 adv/$40 DOS.
New Year's Eve at the Lookout
With complimentary food during happy hour from 4 to 7 pm and music from DJ General Meow starting at 9 pm. The Lookout, 757 Bellevue Ave E, 329-0454, free before 9 pm/$5 after.
Party at Slim's Last Chance
With performances by Black Crabs and the Roy Kay Trio. Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack and Watering Hole, 5606 First Ave S, 762-7900.
Celebrate at Rob Roy
With a complimentary toast at midnight. Rob Roy, 2332 Second Ave, 956-8423.
Black & White Ball
With DJ Mar Y Soul and DJ Yambu, an optional six-course dinner (available in both the main Ballroom and the Tin Table), and dance lessons. Black and white attire is encouraged, but not required. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second floor, 324-7263, 9:30 pm, $25–$40.
New Year's with the Supersuckers
Ring in 2013 with the Supersuckers and the Valley! Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 789-3599, tractortavern.com, 9:30 pm, $25.
A Very Cherry New Year's
With music from DJs Amateur Youth and BMore Free. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 10 pm, $5 adv/$10 DOS.
New Year's Eve Party at Little Red Hen
With a performance from Knut Bell & the Blue Collars. Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave NE, 522-1168, $10.
Dinner at Il Bistro
A special four-course New Year's Eve menu includes numerous options for parties of up to 12 people. View the menu at ilbistro.net. Reservations required. Il Bistro, 93A Pike St, 682-3049, ilbistro.net, seating starts at 5 pm and ends at 10 pm, $85.
New Year's Eve at Highway 99
With live music from Bob Corritore, Blue Velvet Rhythm & Blues Dance Revue with Karen Lovely, Nick Vigarino, and Mark Pickerel. Highway 99, 1414 Alaskan Way, 382-2171, highwayninetynine .com, 7 pm, $20.
Nectar's New Year's Eve Extravaganza
With live music from Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme, a belly dance performance from Fleurs D'Egypt Dance Company, and dancing with DJ Leopold Bloom. Nectar, 412 N 36th St, 632-2020, nectarlounge.com, 8 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS.
A NYE Edition of Minted
With Swervewon and Jeff Hawk, and hosted by B.B. Barboza, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467, thebarboza .com, $10 before 10 pm/$15 after.
Old Pequliar's Annual New Year's Eve Bash
"Music, madness, and mayhem" promised. With DJ Hectophonic. The Old Pequliar, 1722 NW Market St, 782-8886, 9:30 pm.
Ring in the New Year at Sweet Lou's
With champagne, party favors, and music from DJ D. Sweet Lou's, 820 NW 85th St, 782-9690, 9:30 pm, free.
New Year's Eve Dinner at Hitchcock
Featuring a seven-course menu prepared by Chef Brendan McGill. Vegetarian options are available and reservations are required. Hitchcock, 133 Winslow Way E #100, Bainbridge Island, 201-3789, hitchcockrestaurant.com, 5 pm.
New Year's Eve Sing-Along
Four hours of videos to sing along to! Including "monster jamz, teary ballads, '80s throwbacks, and Janet Jackson." Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, central-cinema.com, 9:30 pm, $12 adv/$15 DOS.
The Sixth Annual Black and White Ball
Come dressed up for the '20s/prohibition theme! With DJ Warren, an appetizer and dessert buffet, a champagne toast, hats, and more. Table reservations are available. Ballroom, 456 N 36th St, 634-2575, 8 pm, $25.
Celebrate at Targy's
With drink specials, music from DJ Leroy, a champagne toast at midnight, and no cover all night long. Targy's, 600 W Crockett, targys.com.
New Year's Eve with the Dudley Manlove Quartet
The Dudley Manlove Quartet play two sets, one with dinner, one with dessert. The Triple Door, 216 Union St, 838-4333, tripledoor.com, 7 and 10:30 pm, $100 for 7 pm show/$70 for 10:30 pm show.
Dance Party at Cafe Pettirosso
The restaurant will be closed, but the bar will be open for drinking and dancing to music from DJ Paco and DJ Not So Good. Cafe Pettirosso,1101 E Pike St, 324-2233, pettirosso seattle.com, 9 pm.
Beats Antique at the Paramount
Live performances from Beats Antique, Y La Bamba, and Lynx. Paramount Theater, 911 Pine St, 292-2787, stgpresents.org, 7:30 pm, $36.25 adv/$46.25 DOS/$146.25 VIP.
New Year's Eve Cruise
Ring in 2013 on an Argosy Cruise, with dinner, views of the fireworks, a champagne toast, and live music from Dina Blade and the Greg Glassman Trio. Argosy Cruises at Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, 623-1445, 7:30 pm, $139, all ages.
MistralKitchen's Multiple Menus
The restaurant's formal dining room will feature five- or eight-course meals with wine pairings. The more casual main dining room will offer an expanded a la carte menu with special cocktails. Guests will be invited to watch the Space Needle fireworks at midnight, too. MistralKitchen, 2020 Westlake Ave, 623-1922, mistral-kitchen.com, seating begins at 5 pm, prices for multi-course meals begin at $70.
NYE at the 2 Bit Saloon
With live music from Ancient Wind, Thou Shall Kill, Hot Death, Eroder, and Poop Smell. 2 Bit Saloon, 4818 17th Ave NW, the2bitsaloon.com, 8 pm, $5.
Two Bars, One Cover
Tini Bigs and Hula Hula are cohosting a NYE party with cocktail specials, karaoke, and guest DJs. Karaoke starts at 8 pm at Hula Hula, dancing starts at 9 pm at Tini Bigs, and there's an interior door between the two bars so you can take your drinks back and forth. With a view of the Space Needle fireworks, too! Tini Bigs and Hula Hula, 100 Denny Way, 284-0931, tinibigs.com, $10 for the first 200 tickets, VIP seating available.
Andre Nickatina at Studio Seven
With music from Andre Nickatina, Brutha Lynch Hung, Cool Nutz, Mumbls, Mike P, Chillest Illest, and more. Studio Seven, 110 S Horton, 286-1312, studioseven.us, 8 pm, $40 adv/$100 VIP.
New Year's Eve at the Gerald
With guest DJs and no cover all night. The Gerald, 5210 Ballard Ave NW, 9 pm, free.
New Year's Eve at Jazz Alley
With Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Four different music/dinner/dessert packages are available. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave, 441-9729, jazzalley.com, $60.50–$175.
Rewind at Sunset Tavern
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Rewind, a cover band playing the best of the '80s. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, 784-4880, 8:30 pm, $20.
The Great Recession New Years Bash
Ring in the New Year with dinner and drinks at the Royal Room, with live big band jazz from the '30s to the '50s. Reservations are accepted for dinner. The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, theroyal roomseattle.com, 8 pm.
Central Saloon's New Year's Eve Party
With live music from the Ray Rivera Band. Central Saloon, 207 First Ave S, 622-0209, centralsaloon .com, 9 pm.
NYE 2012 at LSC
Two levels of music featuring DJs Josh Quest, Kryspin, Pete Fabian, Knick Knack, and Kutt. With an appetizer buffet, party favors, a champagne toast, a balloon drop, CO2 cannons, and more. VIP tickets are available. Last Supper Club, 124 S Washington St, 748-9975, lastsupperclub.com, 7 pm, $20–$60.
"Low Dough & Local" New Year's Eve
With live music from Martyr Reef, Quickie, Chasing Vegas, Leadership by Assault, and Honor Among Thieves. El Corazón, 109 Eastlake Ave E, el corazonseattle.com, 8 pm, $5 adv/$10 DOS, all ages.
New Year's Eve at Serafina
With live music from Sue Nixon and John Sanders. Reservations recommended. Serafina, 2043 Eastlake Ave E, 323-0807, serafinaseattle.com.
New Year's Eve at Cicchetti
A special five-course menu and live music from Double Pisces. Cicchetti, 121 E Boston St, 859-4155, serafina seattle.com/cicchetti.
Celebrate at Rendezvous
With live music from Fox and the Law, Spinning Whips, and Monarchies. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com, 10 pm.
New Year's Eve at Ethan Stowell's Restaurants
All five of Ethan Stowell's restaurants (Rione XIII, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Anchovies & Olives, How to Cook a Wolf, and Tavolàta) will be offering special New Year's Eve menus. Reservations are recommended. Visit ethanstowellrestaurants.com for menus and complete info.
New Year's Eve at Moe Bar
Drink specials, good tunes, and no cover all night long. Bar opens at 3 pm. Moe Bar, 1425 10th Ave, 709-9951, moebarseattle.com, free.
Ring in the New Year Underground
For New Year's Eve, the Underground Tour is hosting an adults-only tour of the "lust-filled" old red-light district of Seattle's underground. After the tour, head to Doc Maynard's Public House for a champagne toast. Tours are every hour, 7–10 pm. Seattle Underground Tour, 608 First Ave, 682-4646, undergroundtour.com, $25.
Eat the Whole Menu at Blind Pig
Chef Charles Walpole is serving the whole menu (10–12 courses) for just $50. Reservations accepted, service begins at 5 pm. Blind Pig Bistro, 2238 Eastlake Ave E, 329-2744, blindpigbistro.com, $50.
New Year's Eve with the Satori Group
With cheap drinks (including short-run Kentucky bourbon), music from the West and Eagle Teeth, dancing, a champagne toast, and champagne Jell-O shots. INScape Arts Building, 815 Seattle Blvd S, satori-group.com, 8 pm, $10 adv/$15 DOS.
New Year's Eve at Tula's
With live music from Greta Matassa. Tula's, 2214 Second Ave, 443-4221, tulas.com, 8 pm, $40.
Celebrate at Tango
Along with the regular menu, Tango will offer a special four-course dinner that includes bacon-wrapped dates, habanero spiked Dungeness crab, seared red snapper, and more. Served with a glass of sparkling Spanish cava. Seating begins at 4:30 pm. Tango Restaurant, 1100 Pike St, 583-0382, tangorestaurant.com, $55.
New Year's Eve at Volunteer Park Cafe
Chef Ericka Burke has created a five-course dinner, with optional wine parings. Dinner begins at 7 pm, reservations highly recommended. Volunteer Park Cafe, 1501 17th Ave E, 328-3155, 7 pm, $90.
Fadó's Masquerade Ball
Happy hour is extended until 7 pm, then music starts at 8 pm for dancing. Tickets include complimentary masks, a champagne toast, and party favors. Fadó Irish Pub, 801 First Ave, 264-2700, fadoirishpub.com, $10.
Sparkle New Year's Eve
Presented by BollyGrooves, with music from DJ Aanshul and DJ Elad. Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St, 204-2233, hardrock.com, 8:30 pm, $25–$50.
A Special New Year's Eve at Vito's
With live music from Lushy and a prix fixe dinner for $50 (no cover just to see the show). Reservations are highly recommended. Vito's, 927 Ninth Ave, 397-4053, vitosseattle.com, 9 pm.
New Year's Eve at Neighbours
Hosted by Aleksa Manila, with music from DJ Randy Schlager. Party favors and a champagne toast, too! Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, neighboursnightclub.com, 9 pm, $15, 18+ after 2 am.
Seattle Symphony's Concert, Countdown, & Celebration
A performance of Beethoven's Ninth, preceded by Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Benjamin Grosvenor, a rising pianist born in 1992 in the UK. Then, watch the ball drop in a post-concert party in Benaroya's lobby, hosted by charismatic music director Ludovic Morlot. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, www.seattlesymphony.org, 9 pm, $45-$152.
Bling in the New Year
The hottt Can Can Castaways and much, much more! Can Can, 94 Pike St, strangertickets.com, 7 and 10:30 pm, $50.
NYE with Emerald City Soul Club & DUG
Ring in the New Year with Seattle's best soul and funk DJs at one of the funnest spots around. Lo-Fi, 429 Eastlake Ave E, thelofi.net, 9 pm, $15.
New Year's Eve at the Ballard Loft
DJ Pete Bitty, dancing, party favors, and midnight toast. Ballard Loft, 5105 Ballard Ave NW, ballardloft.com, 9 pm, $5.
New Year's Eve at the Garage
DJ Killa B and champagne toast at midnight. Garage, 1130 Broadway, garagebilliards.com, 7 pm, free.
New Year's Eve at BottleNeck
Ring in the New Year at the BottleNeck—full menu available all evening and $5 flutes of bubbly. BottleNeck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St, bottlenecklounge.com, 6 pm, free.
New Year's Eve at Monsoon
Sibling chefs Eric and Sophie Banh have put together a very special, probably very delicious menu to ring in the New Year. Monsoon Capitol Hill, 615 19th Ave E, monsoonrestaurants.com, 6:30–10 pm, $48–$60.