New Year's Eve Guide 2014
Whichever way you swing, metro Detroit offers up myriad options to party.
Published: December 17, 2013
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit;
Featuring live music from Pilot and Serieux in the Chromatics lounge.
No cover. (7 p.m.)
400 Bagley St., Detroit;
New Year’s Eve is great because it’s a nocturnal holiday, but let’s face it, sparkly dresses and black ties aren’t for everyone. Those who prefer to ring in 2014 in a different kind of style — you know, like latex body suits, trench coats, black eyeliner, dog collars — already know that City Club at the Leland is the best place to party with all manner of those creatures of the night. On New Year’s Eve, Detroit’s premier Goth nightclub goes all out. Sure, there will be the obligatory midnight champagne toast, but you can also expect City Club’s resident DJs Void6, Raev and more spinning the best industrial, EBM and post-punk. It’s the best, weirdest party this side of Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Plus, you can always hit up Lucy and Ethel’s Diner around the corner for some late-night grub. $15 per single ticket/$30 per couple. (10 p.m.)
2030 Park Ave, Detroit;
Music by Thornetta Davis with special guest Harmonica Shah. Four-course dinner served 6 p.m.-10 p.m., $60 per person. $25 cover. (10:30 p.m.)
2265 Crooks Rd., Rochester;
New Year’s Eve Beer Dinner with Unibroue. Five-course meal paired with five special Unibroue beers.
$80-$100. (7 p.m.)
1465 Centre St., Detroit;
The “Famous in Detroit” party: the only place in Detroit where every patron is famous. Red carpet entrance greets guests and paparazzi will take your photo. Champagne toast at midnight.
$15–$50. (9 p.m.)
2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit;
Don’t miss your chance to see legends from the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs compete in this Alumni Showdown.
Starting at $40. (1 p.m.)
2 Washington Blvd., Detroit;
A jazzy New Year’s Eve Gala with Alexander Zonjic and Friends. Intimate concert party, limited seating to 100 people. Includes gourmet dinner, and champagne toast. $99. (8 p.m.)
Conor O’Neill’s Pub
318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor;
Champagne toast at 7 p.m. and midnight. Four-course meal, DJ, party favors, breakfast buffet at 1 a.m. Ball drop on Main Street at midnight.
$70. (8 p.m.)
720 Norris St., Ypsilanti;
1920s-inspired New Year’s Eve party. Local musicians Rootstand will be playing jazz, blues and swing to keep the party going well past midnight.
No cover. (8 p.m.)
29028 Campbell Rd., Madison Heights;
$3 drinks all night, $1 domestics. Music, buffet at 2 a.m. No cover. (9 p.m.)
Detroit Princess 9th Annual Rock the Boat
1 Civic Center Dr., Detroit;
Forget what you’ve heard, Detroit is one of the most romantic cities in the world and winter is when this town is at its peak. Imagine the city lights aglow, the snow on the ground and shoving off from the Riverfront on the Detroit Princess for a night full of fun with the one you love most. Ahhhh ... Detroit love, it’s a beautiful thing. Your night on the Detroit Princess starts with a feast of delectable stuffed salmon, prime rib and chicken piccata, all while sipping on some of the finest liquid courage ever to be distilled. Why the need for extra courage? Well, that’s to help you get your moves on the dance floor flowing, no matter whether you’re on the Motown deck or under DJ Captain Sky’s command. Don’t forget to save a little energy for that midnight cruise kiss when the time becomes right and the ball finally drops! $49-$69. (8 p.m.)
135 State 36, Pinckney;
An evening of musical performances, live entertainment, appetizers, cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight. Auction items, best mask contest, raffles and more. Be sure to wear a mask.
$55 single and $100 couple. (7 p.m.)
Downriver Italian American Club
646 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte;
The Downriver Italian American Club will host their Annual Legends Live New Year’s Eve Celebration, featuring music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Barbara Streisand, Roy Orbison and Keith Ruff. $55. (7 p.m.)
Downtown Mount Clemens
70 Macomb Pl., Mount Clemens;
Children-friendly activities from 4-9 p.m. including pony rides, crafts, fireworks and a ball drop. Adult events occur afterwards with karaoke and live entertainment.
Free. (4 p.m.)
15 S Saginaw St., Pontiac;
Music by DJ TroubleMakr and DJ Lady Leb. Live broadcast on Channel 955. Photo booth, balloon drop, and gifts.
$12. (9 p.m.- 4 p.m.)
Falling Down Beer Company
2270 10 Mile Rd., Warren;
Inaugural event features specialty beers. Midnight toast, music by Bus Stop Poets and food. $40. (8 p.m.)
419 Monroe St., Detroit;
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