The new year is around the corner — as in two days away — and we’ve got a few resolutions in mind. For some of you, celebrating New Year’s Eve means savoring the last few hours of the best year of your lives. For others, it means counting down the seconds to a fresh start. Maybe your plan is to go out with bang or maybe you just want to welcome 2015 with open arms. Whatever it is you’re looking for, we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves.
Bay Street Biergarten will transform into the famous Monte Carlo Casino for an evening to remember. The Casino Royal New Year’s Eve Party starts at 9 p.m., and the $100 ticket gives you access to a buffet, drinks, martini bar, a champagne toast, photo booths, and fun casino games. DJ Precise will spin the event and keep you partying into the New Year. (This event is sold out, but if you scour their Facebook page you might get lucky and grab a ticket.)
New Year’s Eve at The Cocktail Club: A Masquerade Event will feature an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $100 a person — unless you are a VIP member in which case they are $75. The party starts at 8 p.m.
Do you still have your old prom dress? Throw it on and head out to the Tin Roof at 8 p.m. for a New Year’s Eve Prom Party featuring DJ Lanatron.
Ever dream of celebrating the new year in a chalet in the alps? Well, now you can kinda make that happen. Throw on some fur — or bettter yet a puffy ski jacket — and head to Mixson for their Apres Ski New Year's Eve, complete with an ice bar, weenie roast, and free cab rides. Tickets cost $75.
Trio is hosting an '80s throwback black tie casino party. A $100 ticket gives you access to an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and casino games. Weird Science will be downstairs pumpin’ the '80s jams and DJ RaQuest will keep it bumpin’ upstairs.
The New Year’s Eve Vaudeville Masquerade Party at Prohibition will feature live musical talent, theatrical performances from burlesque dancers and poi spinners, top-notch cocktails, and a complimentary masquerade mask. Tickets are $135 a person, which includes drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres. The VIP table for six is $1,200, which in addition to everything else includes a premium bottle of champagne, bottle service of your choice, and a three-tiered seafood tower.
Nothing says New Year’s Eve better than Glitter and Glam. Ring in the New Year at Dudley’s for $80. Patti O’Furniture will host the party and attendees can enjoy drinks from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, and great music from DJ Matterhorn.
Masquerades are the way to go this year. Barsa’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade will carry on from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. Enjoy drink specials, a best masquerade contest, a midnight champagne toast, and light tapas fare. Whiskey Diablo will jam out into the New Year.
Drop in the Warehouse between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. for a free evening of New Year’s Eve fun. Enjoy beats by DJ Clay Star from Miami and a fashion Show, Hello Dollface, by V2V and JUVE at 9 p.m. The kitchen will stay open until 10 p.m., and the bar will be open all night. Bottles of champagne will be for sale at $70-$100 and make sure to stick around for the ball drop surprise.
The Royal American boasts no cover, no dress code, and a complimentary toast at midnight for some New Year’s Eve fun.
Voodoo staff says, “Come as you are.” Don’t worry about the cover charge, save your money for some drinks. Enjoy a champagne toast and various giveaways throughout the night.
Looking for something a little low key? Gene’s Haufbrau announced there is no cover, no band, and no drink specials on New Year’s Eve. Attendees can enjoy a “lovely toast at midnight with the champagne of beers.”
Black Sheep Bar and Grill will open at 9 p.m. and have live DJs, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and the late-night menu will be available until 1 a.m.
DJKY and DJ Richburg will go head to head at The Sparrow.
Balls and Galas
Feelin’ fancy? Get decked out for the Crystal Ball at the Omar Shriner Temple. The Ball starts at 9 p.m. and carries on into the new year. General admission is $65 and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music by the East Coast Party Band, party favors, and a champagne toast. VIP tickets are $125 and include a four-course dinner at Harbor Breeze and a premium open bar. The proceeds benefit the Omar Shriner’s Club.
The Rose Ball at Citadel Haygood Stadium features a variety of entertainment from DJ Cato K and DJ D-NYCE to The Dubplates Band and Quiana Parler. General admission tickets are $110 or you can get group rates like $95 a pop if you buy four or $80 a ticket if you buy 10. These tickets include light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. VIP tickets are $150 a piece or $1,500 for a table of up to eight guests and give you access to premium beverages.
The New Year’s Eve Gala at The Vendue will take you back in time to the Roaring ‘20s. Think flapper girls, gangsters, and ragtime music. Spend $125 on a ticket and you get heavy hors’ d’oeuvres, drinks, a champagne toast at midnight, and party favors. Both The Drawing Room and The Rooftop Bar will have live entertainment. Come dressed in your best cocktail or 1920s attire.
For $135 you can spend your New Year’s Eve at the Aquarium’s Snyder Grand Ball from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Enjoy drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, fine cocktails. Elise Testone will sing her heart out, and DJ NattyHeavy and DJ R Dot will keep the beats goin’ into the New Year. The attire is black tie optional so come in you finest cocktail of formal dress.
The Memminger Auditorium will host Charleston Wonderland New Year’s Eve 2015. For $175, you can enjoy performers trained by Cirque du Soleil. Performances include acrobatics, fire throwing, stilt walking, metallic ballerina dancing, acro-contortionism, and more. There will be Instagram contests, vintage and slow motion photo booths, drinks, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, plus $5,000 worth of prizes will be given out by the end of the night.
Let Josh Roberts & Friends jam you into the new year at Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance and you’ll get to enjoy party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. The kitchen closes at 6 p.m. but wings will be served all night. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. They will play three sets, one of which will be a David Bowie tribute set with special guests.
Americana, roots, soul band Sol Driven Train will perform at The Pour House. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show will start around 9:45 p.m.
This year at the Yorktown Countdown, tickets range from $85 to $175 and include hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Entertainment for the evening includes Super Deluxe & High Society, Seth G & The Electric Jazz Project, The Breakfast Club, Kilgo ft. Keagy, DJ Rehab, and Sparkbox ft. Clark Keagy. The party starts at 9 p.m. and sails into 2015.
Head to Midtown Bar & Grill and drop $10 to see Mobros, the Dunder Chiefs, and special guests rocking the stage. The doors open at 8 p.m., and there will be a champagne toast at midnight.
The Spazmatics will perform their '80s music tribute and comedy at The Windjammer. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance. Guests will receive party favors and champagne.
Not So Serious and Ben Fagan will play at Red’s Ice House and Tavern & Table. Tickets are $85 to have access to Red’s and the outside of Tavern & Table. For $100 you can get inside Tavern & Table for premium bar and food offerings. Your ticket will also include cocktails, beer, wine, a champagne toast, party favors, and fireworks.
For music by Dan’s Tramp Stamp, the Money Bags, and Ray William Jenkins, head to Boone’s Bar. Tickets are $35 and include hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast. DJ RAID will keep the music goin’ into the New Year. The party starts at 9 p.m.
No cover charge at The Mill and the evening features a lineup of local favorites Bully Pulpit, Dirty Circus, and the lovely Lily Slay.
The Midnight City Band will be playin’ upstairs at the New Year’s Eve Beach Bash at Tides on Folly. DJ Wade will spin downstairs. Tickets are $60 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and fireworks at midnight. There will be several cash bars at the party. It will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and keep in mind that clothing is required.
Republic Garden and Lounge is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party with VIP tickets for $45, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, and champagne. VIP packages will be available for $2,500 and includes dinner, bottle service, transportation for 10, two bottles of premium champagne, and two bottles of premium liquor. Get there before 9:30 p.m., and you can skip the line and the cover charge. $2,015 worth of cash and prizes will be given out all night.
O-Ku will have a special New Year’s Eve Dinner and Champagne Toast. The after dinner celebration begins at 11 p.m. with DJ Jake B, dancing, light hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Pay $5 before 11 p.m. or $10 after to get into Tsunami’s New Year’s Eve Party. Come dressed to impress for a chance to win money and door prizes. DJ Verno will provide the tunes and Tsunami will dish out the complimentary champagne for a toast at midnight.
Mynt’s New Year’s Eve party will offer a full dinner buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, and a cash bar. The cover charge is $20 and the doors open at 9 p.m. Useful tip: arrive by 10:30 to ensure entry.
New Year’s Eve at Victor’s Social Club starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 at the door, and $100 for VIP. Everyone will have access to the live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast.
The Shelter’s New Year’s Eve festivities include food, well drinks, domestics, house wine, a sparking wine fountain, and party favors. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $60.
Pantheon Club will be open from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. and Miss Brook Collins will count you into the new year. Tickets are $75 at the door or $60 in advance. Guests can enjoy drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, and a balloon drop at midnight.