New Year's Eve Guide 2014
Whichever way you swing, metro Detroit offers up myriad options to party.
Published: December 17, 2013
Open bar, food and music. (9 p.m.)
The Fisher Theatre
3011 W Grand Blvd., Detroit;
New Year’s Eve performance of touring musical War Horse. $50-$122. (6:30 p.m.)
2211 Woodward Ave.,
New Year’s Eve countdown featuring music by Charlie Wilson with Fantasia and Detroit’s own Kiko. $75-150. (9 p.m.)
2068 Michigan Ave.,
Toast to the Irish New Year at 7 p.m. Performance by McSpillin at 8 p.m.
No cover. (5 p.m.)
3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit;
Sponsored by Remy Martin, Patron and Absolute. Features a bottomless champagne fountain. $25 -$40. (9 p.m.)
Go Comedy! Improv Theater
261 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale;
Interactive improvised game show. $30 includes hors d’oeuvres and prizes, $50 includes hors d’oeuvres, prizes, pizza and a champagne toast. $30 and $50. 7 p.m.
Ignite Sushi Lounge at MGM Grand
1777 Third St., Detroit;
Experience the new year with DJ’s Wax Tax-N Dre and Rob-Play. A special live performance by Danny Vola and hosted by Rob & Rob Villanueva. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Suit and tie encouraged. $30-$75. (9 p.m.)
4453 14th Street, Detroit;
DJs and dancing.$10. (9 p.m.)
Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit;
Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band at Joe Louis Arena. $50-$91. (8 p.m.)
Joey’s Comedy Club
36071 Plymouth Rd., Livonia;
Two shows of comedy by Landry.
Packages starts at $35. (6:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.)
Laurel Park Manor
39000 Schoolcraft, Livonia;
Ring in the New Year with live music, a gourmet dinner, premium open bar, elaborate hors d’oeuvres, desserts and late night pizza station.
$95. (7 p.m.)
1 Lafayette St., Downtown Pontiac;
“New Year’s Eats: The Rise of 2014” is the zombie-themed New Year’s Eve party. Music by DJ Nick Anderson, dancing, an hors d’oeuvres buffet, open bar, champagne toast and a post-midnight breakfast buffet. Limited complimentary zombie makeup application offered to ticketholders beginning at 8 p.m. A $500 cash prize will be awarded for best costume. $85. (9 p.m.)
44325 12 Mile Rd., Livonia;
Come out for a night with DJs and dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast. $10. (7 p.m.)
212 W. Fifth St., Royal Oak;
New Year’s Eve 2014 speakeasy includes a four-course scratch kitchen dinner, drink package, live music, photo booth.
$95–$115. (9 p.m.)
454 E. Lafayette, Detroit;
Sounds by DJ Tony Toca and DJ Canny with percussion by Los Hermanos Montanez. Salsa lessons begin at 9 p.m. Includes party favors, buffet at 10 p.m., midnight champagne toast and a special 3 a.m. breakfast. $15. (9 p.m.)
Lucky Strike Lanes
44325 W. 12 Mile Rd., Novi;
Groove into the New Year with music by Boogie Dynomite. No cover. (8 p.m.)
22920 Woodward Ave.,
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Mega 80s while they bring back all of the fads, the fashions and the music of the 1980s.
$25. (8 p.m.)
4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit;
Garage rock bands come and garage rock bands go, but Detroit’s own The Gories have been constant purveyors of trash bin rock ‘n’ roll since the genre’s inception — even though, during most of that time, they couldn’t have cared less. Bypassing lame paisley shirts and Beatle boots, Mick, Danny and Peg drank the cheapest swill and bashed out songs that would have made both John Lee Hooker and the Count Five proud.
This New Year’s Eve, the prodigal sons and daughter return home to Detroit for an epic show at the Magic Stick with psych punks Apache Dropout and local Bo Diddley/Cramps lovers, The Pretty Ghouls. Hot off the release of a live album from Jack White’s Third Man Records, The Gories will be sure to prove why they are the last great band that you’ve never heard of ... until now. Thought this was just the stuff of local legend? Untrue. The Gories rule the world. $17. (8 p.m.)
4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit;
“NYE in DET.” Music and booze served ‘til 4 a.m. Featuring performances by Freddy Todd, Robotic Pirate Monkey and MCAM; live painters and DJ sets by Ill.so.naj and Terndidup. $10. (9:30 p.m.)
Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle
310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak;
David Dyer has been doing stand-up for more than 17 years. He’s worked with some of the best performers in the industry including Drew Carey, Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan.
$27.50 (7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)
27033 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield; 248-356-7400.
Hosted by Annointed Word Ministry; an eloquent and formal evening with banquet dinner, chocolate treats and more. $26. (10 p.m.)
3600 Centerpoint Pkwy., Pontiac;
Jay Towers from 100.3 and Fox 2 brings in the New Year. Music by DJs Mike Anthony, Matt Aubrey, Chris Anthony, John Larson, Denis Celic and Gene. $50-$1,499. (8 p.m.)
500 Temple St., Detroit;
New Year’s Eve with R. Kelly, Doug E Fresh and Biz Markie. $100. (7 p.m.)
Melange Bistro and Wine Bar
314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor;
Champagne toast. $15-$500. (10 p.m.)
The Met Hotel
5500 Crooks Rd., Troy;
DJs, martini bar, hors d’oeuvres, champaign fountain, karaoke room, midnight buffet and late-late night breakfast. $125. (9 p.m.)
516 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor;
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with DJ Hardy & MC Yoda. Complimentary champagne toast for age 21 and over at midnight. Other treats include complimentary party favors, a balloon drop and pizza; 18 and over are welcome with proper ID and attire. $15. (9 p.m.)
The New Dodge Lounge
8850 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck, 313-874-5963.
The Adrays headline an evening of high-energy rock ’n’ roll at the New Dodge. The East Dearborn boys describe their sound as “Garunge Swamp Pop, Stomp Blues Punk and Roll,” which just about covers it. That’s only the headliners. The bill also features Flatland Star, the Creepos, 7 Layers and the Static Dial. “The stars are aligning,” they say. “Ring in the New Year with a jam-packed evening. There will be live music from five local diverse bands and outstanding light/circus performances from Amber Carter and Kaitlin Bezel.” Cover includes a buffet with a veggie option, midnight champagne toast and cheap drinks served until 4 a.m. In addition, there will be a photo booth to capture your memories from this unforgettable night. $15. (8 p.m.)
New Fifth Avenue
215 W. Fifth Ave., Royal Oak;
Tickets include party favors and two buffets. Starting at $25. (8 p.m.)
New Way Bar
23130 Woodward Ave., Ferndale;
NYE with George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus, The HandGrenades and Le Voyage. $5. (8 p.m.)
New York New York
33151 23 Mile Rd., Chesterfield;
Featuring live music from Powderkeg and the Chase Engel Band. $5. (8 p.m.)
Center at Hillside
700 W. Baseline Rd., Northville;
Go back in time to the days of brave knights and fair princesses for a New Year’s Eve celebration that includes tournament games like archery and fencing, authentic medieval dress, castle bounce house and more. $18. (4:30 p.m.)
The Oakland Art Novelty Company
201 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale;
Light hors d’oeuvres, many samples, dusty shots, highly discounted allocated spirits and more. Reservations are extremely limited and only accepted with a credit card. $50. (8 p.m.)
3930 Cass Ave., Detroit;
Presented by Nothing Elegant and featuring music by Amy Dreamcatcher, Lady Fantastic, Cold Men Young, Doc Waffles and Sleepless Inn. Midnight jello-shots. $10 ($5 if you bring a pizza). (10 p.m.)
Olde Walkerville Theatre
1731 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor;
Music from Blackborow & Co., Shakin Hoodoos and Green Eyed Soul. Cash bar and midnight snacks. $30. (7:30 p.m.)
Orchard Drive Community Church
850 Ladd Rd. # C, Walled Lake;
An event for junior and high school students. Live bands, mechanical bull, laser tag, inflatables, games, giveaways and more. $30. (9 p.m.)
2040 Park Ave, Detroit;
Join Detroit’s most glamorous and hedonistic dance parties, Haute To Death and Macho City, for a night of booze, balloons, and dance moves. Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) plays his first-ever Detroit set. $15. (10 p.m.)
38400 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights;
DJ Mike Fresh and Detroit’s own Ben Sharkey. High-end buffet, 8-10 p.m. Open premium bar, party favors, , late night pizza and dancing. $85 per person. (8 p.m.)
Petruzzello’s of Troy
6950 Rochester Rd., Troy;
Metro Detroit’s premier annual New Year’s Eve Gala. DJ, dancing, midnight coney and pizza. $85. (8 p.m.)
PJ’s Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit;
Music by White Shag, Carjack and Sick. Prizes and drink specials. $5. (8 p.m.)
Planet Ant Theatre
2357 Caniff St., Hamtramck.
“Bringing up Baby New Year” is a one-act comedy that chronicles the life and often tumultuous times of a typical Baby New Year, as he yearns to put his mark on time, all while struggling with puberty, a mid-life crisis and old age — each within months of the other. $10. (9 p.m.)
6545 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield; 248-737-7463.
New Year’s Eve menu crafted by award-winning Executive Chef Hai Ying. Live entertainment by Brian Alexander. Starting at $150 per couple. (5 p.m.)
Radio Bar at MotorCity Casino
2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit;
Featuring live music from DJ Short Stop, Surab Deb and Lutalo in the Radio Bar.
No cover. (3 p.m.)
13330 E. 10 Mile Rd., Warren;
Ladie’s Night pre-game New Year’s Eve pride party. Entertainment provided by DJ Loki. Go-go dancers, drink specials.
No cover. (9 p.m.)
2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit;
The folks who put on the Resolution Ball have transformed the Fillmore into the largest New Year’s Eve party in town for the past few years. This is an event for those who like to party in style — “evening chic” is encouraged; black tie optional. What better way to look back at 2013 than unabashedly dancing to the biggest pop hits of the year? DJs Tommy Holiday and Cue spin while The Detroit Circus and Flyhouse provides high-wire acrobatics above you. For those who need a break from the madness, hideout in the State Bar and go real retro, where local jazz artist Carey Heller will spin jazz and blues on vinyl. Midnight brings a champagne toast, balloon drop, confetti storm, plus a pizza and coney buffet. The Resolution Ball sells out every year, so the sooner you get your tickets the better.
$85-$125. (8 p.m.)
24300 Hoover Rd., Warren;
7th annual New Year’s Eve show with ABK. $10. (7 p.m.)
Royal Oak Brewery
215 E. 4th St.,Royal Oak;
Third Coast Kings. $70. (8 p.m.)
Royal Oak Music Theater
318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak;
REVOLUTION: NYE 2014 with special guests Big Will & The 360 Degrees. Ticket to event includes four drink tickets, party favors and champagne toast. $77. (8 p.m.)
1150 Griswold St., Detroit;
Celebrate 33 stories above the downtown skyline. Three levels with a 360-degree view of the city, a full menu and three bars. $30-$50. (9 p.m.)
10339 Conant St., Hamtramck;
A special New Year’s Eve Thirst Wave (normally held on Thursdays) DJs Pleasure Kitten and Elektrosonik will be regaling you with tunes from the likes of Soft Cell, Sisters of Mercy, Adam Ant, B-52’s, Go-Go’s the Cure, Gene Loves Jezebel, Depeche Mode, New Order, OMD, Ramones, Bauhaus, ABC, the Cult, Human League, Alien Sex Fiend, David Bowie and Happy Mondays among many others. So, lots of dark post-punk, alt-rock and industrial tunes from the ’80s and ’90s, spun by people who really know to blend those tracks. Go hang with some cool, like-minded souls and drink the beer specials. They’re also offering a complimentary champagne or PBR toast at midnight for everyone in the building, and a complimentary appetizer buffet throughout the evening.
No cover. (9 p.m.)
2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit;
Live music, door prizes, drink specials; toast at midnight. $75 (9 p.m.)
TAP at MGM Grand Detroit
1777 Third Street, Detroit;
A limited New Year’s Eve menu will be available from midnight-2 a.m. Watch the ball drop at midnight on one of our 40-plus TVs. Champagne special.
No cover. (12 a.m.)
63 Pitt St. E, Windsor;
New Year’s Eve Fiesta; late night pizza, and party favors. $20. (9 p.m.)
Tipping Point Theatre
361 E. Cady St., Northville;
Performance followed by an afterglow party. This Christmas carol fast-forwards 15 years after the immortal night featured in Dickens’ story. Ebenezer Scrooge unveils what happened after the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future intervened in his life.
$75. (8 p.m.)
29 S. Saginaw, Pontiac.
New Year’s Eve celebration with DJs and dancing. $20. (8 p.m.)
Torino Espresso + Bar
201 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale.
There will be two seatings; first seating arrival at 6 p.m. for five-course meal. Pricing will be the same ($59 + $30 optional pairing). Second seating arrival at 9 p.m. for an eight-course tasting menu with canapé and champagne toast ($100 for food & toast plus $50 optional pairing). Price varies. (6 and 9 p.m.)
100 Townsend St., Birmingham;
Hosted by Fiaz & Mikey George. Includes light appetizers, midnight buffet, champagne toast, cash bar and discounted room rates. $50. (9 p.m.)
Weber’s Ann Arbor
3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor;
Enjoy overnight accommodations, a spectacular dinner buffet, and evening-long entertainment with dancing in two ballrooms; champagne toast at midnight, late-night pizza service, festive hats, balloons and noisemakers.
Start at $599. (7 p.m.)
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit;
New Year’s Eve dinner. (4:30 p.m.)
The Works Detroit
1846 Michigan Ave, Detroit.
DJs and dancing. $10. (9 p.m.)
3100 W. Maple Rd., Commerce Twp.;
Live music by Major Woody. Champagne toast and party favors. Reservations encouraged.
V Nightclub at MGM Grand Casino
1777 Third St., Detroit;
Ring in the New Year at where Detroit meets Hollywood. Walk the red carpet to V Nightclub, featuring DJ CAPTN20, and celebrate like the stars do. $30. (9 p.m.)
Venue Music Hall
255 Ouellette Ave., Windsor;
$3 well drinks, party favors, champagne toast, midnight buffet and music by DJ Darren Craig. $30. (8:30 p.m.)
Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine
1250 Library St., Detroit;
Extended menu, salsa dancing, balloon drop and champagne. No cover. (7 p.m.)
Village Theater at Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton;
Matt King as Elvis, Paul McCartney and Roy Orbison — direct from Las Vegas with his orchestra. King is one of the world’s top-ranked Elvis tribute artists.
$29 (4 and 7 p.m.)
31816 Utica Rd., Fraser;
Hors d’oeuvres, family-style dinner, premium bar, free photo booth and free rides home. DJ by Elite Entertainment, gourmet pizza station at midnight, complimentary champagne toast and party favors. Group discount with 20 or more. $75. (7 p.m.)
3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor;
Includes dinner buffet, evening-long entertainment with dancing in two ballrooms, champagne toast at midnight, late-night pizza service, festive hats, balloons and noisemakers.
Starts at $400 per couple. (7 and 7:45 p.m.)
The Westin Southfield
1500 Town Center, Southfield;
Enjoy an Award Winning carving entree’ station with roasted turkey and prime rib, baked salmon with a lemon dill cream sauce, fingerling potatoes and chocolate cake for dessert. Enjoy Jazz Charles and Gwen Scales, the sounds of Motown performed by Mr. E. Love, formerly with Richard Street and The Temptations. $160. (7 p.m.)
Wolfgang Puck Grille
1777 Third St., Detroit;
Enjoy a five-course menu that will include a champagne toast and optional wine pairing for an additional $50. The regular menu will not be available and reservations are strongly recommended.
$125 per person. (7 p.m.)
36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti
The final night of Mitenfest VIII. New Year’s Eve lineup includes Frontier Ruckus, Cold Men Young, Violets and more. $10 (7 p.m.)
Zuccaro’s Banquet & Hall
46601 Gratiot, Chesterfield Twp.;
Hors d’oeuvre table, sit-down dinner, premium bar, late night snacks, party favors, DJ. $70. (7 p.m.)
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