Say Good-Bye to 2014, Hello to 2015 – New Year’s Eve Parties in Charlotte

25 of the city’s best parties to help you ring in the New Year
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You can experience New Year’s Eve like you’re in a movie, but in real life, right here in Charlotte.

Where has the year gone? While you’re mapping out your New Year’s resolutions, be sure to add “have a better social life” to the list, and begin by finding the right way to celebrate NYE in CLT. Events are categorized for your convenience, and listed in alphabetical order by venue within each category


Wednesday, December 31, 2014


[Dinner and Dancing]


New Year’s Eve Party (5Church)
Enjoy an open bar and complimentary buffet, along with music by DJ Lee Conner, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Levine Children’s Hospital’s “Give Here For Kids Here.” 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $85. 5Church, 127 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and Church streets),

Second Annual NYE Soiree (Baku)
Dinner seatings throughout the evening will feature a special chef-inspired menu. Plus, the bar and lounge will serve a select menu of small plates. 5 p.m. $69-$99. Baku, 4515 Sharon Rd.,

New Year’s Eve Party (City Tavern)
It’s an upscale evening, featuring dinner options, passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight, private rooms, music by a DJ, and outdoor fire pits. Free admission with dinner reservations, beginning at 4 p.m.; party starts 10 p.m., $10. City Tavern SouthPark, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr.,

A Great Gatsby NYE (Leroy Fox) 
The Roaring ’20s is the theme on this night, offering a five-course meal and two prohibition-style cocktails with admission. Also includes a champagne toast at midnight, the Glitter & Glitz after-party, and a live jazz band. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $60. Leroy Fox Kitchen & Cocktails, 705 S. Sharon Amity Rd.,

New Year's Eve Party (Nan and Byron’s)
5Church’s sister restaurant in South End offers up an open bar and complimentary buffet, music by DJ Steven K., party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Levine Children’s Hospital’s “Give Here For Kids Here.” 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $75. Nan and Byron’s, 1714 South Blvd.,

New Year’s Eve Party (The Press Box)
It’s an entertaining night, with music from three DJs, a complimentary buffet, complimentary drinks (9-11 p.m.), champagne toast, and drink specials. Hosted by Wall Street Promotions and Eunmeister Promotions. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $45. The Press Box Bar and Grill, 9609 N. Tryon St.,

New Year’s Eve Party (Sydney’s)
Enjoy a complimentary buffet and champagne toast, order from a long list of martinis, and dance to live music. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $25-$50. Sydney's Martini and Wine Bar, 401 N. Tryon St.,




New Year’s All-Inclusive Party (All American Pub)
Pay one price and have fun all night, with offerings that include complimentary drinks (beer, wine, and liquor), multiple DJs, party favors, a photo booth, balloon drop, and more. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $70 and up. All American Pub, 200 E. Bland St.,

11th Annual NYE Celebration (Dilworth Grille)
As an event that has sold out every year, it offers a fun time, plenty of space, several bartenders serving the open bar, two large buffets, and more. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $85. Dilworth Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.,

New Year’s Eve Party (Fitzgerald’s)
Party package includes top-shelf liquor, beer, wine, and champagne; a breakfast buffet, music by a DJ, and party favors. Validated parking available. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $75. Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, 201 E. Fifth St.,

New Year’s Eve Rock-n-Roll Ball (Maverick Rock Taco)
You’ll be treated to complimentary food and drinks, live music, a DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $40 in advance; $50 at the door. Maverick Rock Taco, 1513 Montford Dr.,

Rich & Bennett’s NYE Bash (Phoenix)
The party-planning duo from RockHouse Events continues their New Year’s Eve ritual at this multi-room, multi-level nightclub. There’ll be open bars, passed hors d’oeuvres, a balloon drop and confetti cannons at midnight, music by three DJs, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $55 for ladies; $75 for men. Phoenix, 300 N. College St.,

New Year’s Eve: Around the World (Southside)
The tradition started at Andrew Blair’s and has continued as Southside, offering a night where they’ll celebrate the ball dropping in several different countries, which means there’ll be five different countdowns with five champagne toasts. Plus, there’s an open bar all night. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $65. Southside, 1600 Montford Dr.,

Blast from the Past: A New Year’s Eve Time Warp (StrikeCity)
It’s four parties in one, taking you through the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s, and the 2000s while you explore the different rooms of this sports bar-lounge-bowling alley. Admission includes all-inclusive drinks and appetizers until midnight, a champagne toast, party favors, and more. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $60. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,

Charlotte’s Wildest New Year’s Eve Bash (Texicali)
Ring in the New Year with radio personalities from 106.5 FM and popular band Of Good Nature. There’ll be an all-inclusive bar and buffet, champagne toast, and giveaways. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $60. Texicali Taco & Tequila Bar, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.,

New Year's Eve (Tilt)
Get your money’s worth at this Uptown spot, with an open bar, champagne toast, and party favors. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $50. Tilt on Trade, 127 W. Trade St.,

Fourth Annual New Year’s Eve Party (VBGB)
It’s an all-inclusive event with drinks and a buffet, and music by DJ J. Overcash. The large patio will be heated and covered. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $65. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St.,


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[Party Chic]


Draught Gets Lucky – New Year’s Eve (Draught)
Party Vegas style with casino games including Blackjack, craps, and roulette, plus heavy hors d’oeuvres; beer, wine, and liquor options; a champagne toast, DJs, party favors, and prizes. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $70 in advance, $85 at the door. Draught, 601 S. Cedar St.,

Shhh… It’s A Speakeasy Affair (Harry’s Grille & Tavern)
This Ayrsley bar will be partying like it’s 1925, with a speakeasy-style party featuring three drink tickets, an appetizers spread, champagne toast at midnight, photo booth, party favors, and balloon drop giveaways. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $60. Harry's Grille & Tavern, 2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd.,

EpiCentre Countdown NYE (Studio Movie Grill)
King Entertainment presents a night at one of the city’s most appealing venues, with music by DJ B Lord. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $40; VIP admission, $50; VIP sections available. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,

Resolution 2K15 (Vapiano)
Eddietainment and Moxie Society are joining forces again for a party at one of Uptown’s most posh venues. There’ll be a complimentary pizza buffet (9:30-10:30 p.m.), and music by DJ Shogun. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $15 and up; VIP tables available. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St.,


[Party Big]


Studio 54 New Year’s Party (Label)
This mega-nightclub offers its annual big party, with music from DJs Rowshay and Jason Wiggz, and a complimentary champagne toast. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $40. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.,

Happy Endings (Re:Public)
The Saturday night party crew brings the energy midweek for this New Year’s Eve party. Hosted by Greg MoneyMan Jones and I.AmMuggsy. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ladies, free admission until 10:30 p.m.; general admission, $20; VIP admission, $40; VIP tables available. Re:Public, 314 N. College St.,

New Year’s Eve: The Day The Earth Stood Still (Vanity)
Enjoy a complimentary buffet and some of your favorite music played by DJs. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Free admission before 10:30 p.m. with RSVP; VIP admission, $20; VIP tables available. Vanity, 500 W. Fifth St.,

NYE Latin Extravaganza (The Westin)
RW Latin Dance Company partners with local party promoters for a party across multiple ballrooms, with Latin music by DJ Carlos and DJ LeBron, as well as popular music by other DJs. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Individuals, $35; couples, $60. The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St.,


Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.

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