River Oaks District
The buzziest restaurant in town is going MAD for the New Year, hosting a roaring ‘20s-themed affair that includes dancing, passed hors d'oeuvres (here, inspired Spanish tapas), and a champagne toast from 10pm to 2am. Tasting menu reservations will also be available from 5:30-8:30pm for those who want to dine on things like foie torchon, Ibérico de Bellota skirt steak, lobster and clam bomba rice, and handcrafted chocolate bombon before the party.
Cost: Party tickets are $100 per person; the tasting dinner menu is $125 per person
This mega party destination promises a sensational night of New Year’s Eve shenanigans starting at 8pm, rocking a high energy atmosphere complete with lasers, free bites from the kitchen, and DJs spinning Top 40, Hip Hop, House, and Mash-Up tracks. There’ll also be a live video wall countdown just before the clock strikes twelve, and huge balloon drop and confetti cannons at midnight.
Cost: Tickets start at $20 for presale GA, with VIP table packages available
Tequila-soaked party bar El BIg Bad invented a special cocktail for its annual NYE bash, and it’s called The Unicorn: imagine a giant margarita, then throw an upside down bottle of Korbel in it. Drink up, and don’t miss the Unicorn Piñata “ball drop” at midnight.
Cost: Presale tickets start at $25 (entry, buffet, midnight toast) for early bird basic and $100 (all inclusive) for early bird VIP; prices will go up