New Year's Eve Guide 2014
Whichever way you swing, metro Detroit offers up myriad options to party.
Published: December 17, 2013
New Year’s Eve is an odd social event. While some people feel compelled, if not obligated, to party and drink themselves into a liquid mess, others prefer a quiet meal with friends or a night of live music.
Whichever way you swing, Metro Detroit offers up myriad options that will inspire even the most tepid gimp to slap on the make-up, don those special on-the-town rags and paint the town seven shades of vomit.
This is a time for new beginnings and resolutions, for promises of self-betterment and, you know, weight loss. NYE is the appropriate time to reflect back on 2013 and think, “Goodbye old friend,” or “Fuck you,” and move forward to bigger and better things.
Whereas January 1 is the opportune time to add some self-control to your life, the night before is for revelry — glutinous and otherwise.
Go and rock the fuck out, or find a nightclub and dance yourself into a frenzy. Chill out with some jazz and a glass of wine, or go see some comedians and laugh until you wee. This is your time. Remember to assign a designated driver or get a cab — we want you all here next year. Happy New Year!
— The Staff of the Metro Times.
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
314 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor;
Special engagement features Farrelly Brothers film regular Jackie Flynn.
$25. (8 p.m.)
Ann Arbor Downtown
Huron and Liberty St., Ann Arbor;
Music by Michelle Chamuel of The Voice and DJs Robert Lux, Ross Federman, DJ Scout and Mike Shea. A giant puck designed by local designers METAL will descend at midnight. Free. (8 p.m.)
Ann Arbor District Library Pittsfield Township
2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor;
For preschool–grade 5. Create New Year’s celebration hats and noisemakers.
Free. (2 p.m.)
400 Renaissance Center, Detroit;
The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Nu Alpha Sigma Chapter and Sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Rho Zeta Chapter, invite you to their 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Gala On the River. $80. (8 p.m.)
Arbor Brewing Company
114 E. Washington, Ann Arbor;
All that Jazz Dinner 6-9 p.m. and Brew Year’s Eve dance party with DJ JClark 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. (6 p.m.)
530 S. Main St., Royal Oak;
Great Gatsby-inspired party. Tickets include party favors, a $10 gift card, champagne toast at midnight, and hors d’oeuvres. $30. (8 p.m.)
Blue Goose Inn
28911 E. Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores; 586-296-0950.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Detroit Blues Band. $8. (9:30 p.m.)
22901 Woodward Ave.Ferndale;
Features treats like a champagne toast, party favors, and late night pizza. Bottle service booths are available for advance reservations. $15. (9 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Bookies Bar & Grille
2208 Cass Ave., Detroit;
Two packages available, bottomless call package for $50 and bottomless premium drinks for $75. Late-night coney dogs at 1 a.m. $50 or $75. (8 p.m.)
1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit;
Music by DJs Eran Hersh, DJ Juice, Vuctor Ukraine, and DJ Maverick. Starting at $20. (10 p.m.)
The Blind Pig
208 S. First St., Ann Arbor;
Special New Year’s Eve edition of The Bang! Dance Party. $15. (9:30 p.m.)
Boom Boom Room
315 Ouellette, Windsor;
Ticket includes entry, midnight toast, and access to all floors. $10. (9 p.m.-3:30 a.m.)
Motor City New Year’s Eve “The Drop” is a community event, with ice skating, live music and a rally with some of Detroit’s favorite food trucks and drink tickets. Features a Detroit-themed ball drop from the Chase Tower at midnight and a Kids’ Drop at 6:30 p.m. Free. (5 p.m.)
Callahan’s Music Hall
2105 South Blvd.,
Auburn Hills; 248-858-9508.
New Year’s Eve with The Reefermen. Includes dancing and dinner.
$40. (7 p.m.)
Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre
121 University Ave., W, Windsor;
Ring in the New Year at the Office Bar & Lounge, presented by Ciroc. Appetizers from Windsor’s Top restaurants, champagne toast and party favors.
$50. (9 p.m.)
210 S. First St., Ann Arbor;
Music by the Killer Flamingos and DJs Omar and Zein. Also Karaoke in the Circus. $40. (8 p.m.)
Adoba Hotel, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn;
Along with Champagne fountains, lavish hors d'oeuvres and a late night buffet, there will be five rooms of entertainment to keep the evening moving with various types of entertainment, including live bands, karaoke, standup comedy, DJs Godfather, Chuck D, Maz and more. There will also be fortunetellers and tarot card readings, VIP bottle service, and more, all in Michigan’s second-largest hotel.
$75-$1,400. (8 p.m.-4 a.m.)
at MotorCity Casino Hotel
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