The ultimate New Year’s Eve guide
with a little something for everyone
Wed, Dec 24, 2008 (midnight)
Party, party, party!
Black Label: Live sounds by Irving Louis Lattin, Charlie Tuna and DJ Jr. Brantley. Party starts 8 p.m.; $50 includes food, one drink, one soda and a glass of champagne.
Blush: High Society New Year’s Eve, with hosted bar 9-11 p.m.
Caramel: An intimate celebration with a complimentary champagne toast. 10 p.m.; $40.
CatHouse: New Year’s Eve rolls right into Vanity Afterhours with special guest DJs, a champagne toast and party favors; $150.
Cherry: $150 for premium open bar, champagne toast and party favors.
Coyote Ugly: Complimentary champagne toast, party favors and a balloon drop. Doors open 6 p.m.; $50.
Hawaiian Tropic Zone: Hosted by the Hawaiian Tropic Girls; open bar 9 p.m.-2 a.m. plus complimentary buffet and live performances by Jeremy Cornwell and DJ Fuzz Bubble. Doors open 11 a.m.; $50, $125 with open bar.
Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce: $75 general admission with $150 and $200 open/champagne bar upgrades available.
Krave: Hosted by Derrick Barry as Britney Spears with Grammy-winning producer/DJ Hex Hector. Complimentary champagne toast and prize-filled balloon-drop at midnight. In the Lounge, CandyBar presents Fannius III live. Doors open 10 p.m.; afterhours with DJ Nameless begin 4 a.m. $20 locals, $40 out-of-towners.
McFadden’s: Top-shelf open bar and dinner buffet 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; $100.
Mist: Entry includes a complimentary champagne toast. 10 p.m.; $30.
Paradise Cantina: $60 open bar 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dinner for two, $25.
Poetry: Platinum New Year’s Eve bash. $100 men, $75 ladies.
Revolution: An ultra-premium open bar 10 p.m.-midnight, champagne toast and party favors, plus sounds by DJ Trens and Shane Thomas. Doors open 10 p.m.; $75.
Rockhouse: DJs Joey Da Juice and IA spin rock and dance; $50 in advance, $100 day-of.
Rok Vegas: Pop bottles with models. $200 premium admission includes open bar 9 p.m.-midnight and a champagne toast. $125 general admission includes a champagne toast.
Rumjungle: Totally Rad ’80s New Year’s Eve with complimentary party favors and champagne toast. Five dining packages available. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., nightclub at 10 p.m.; $50.
South Padre: Steer clear of the Strip at Texas Station’s Winter Wonderland Party with DJ Jackie Christie and free party favors, photos and champagne toast. Doors open 9 p.m.; $10 in advance, $20 at the door.
The Sportsbook Bar & Grill: $66 includes entry, champagne toast, party favors and access to La Notte; 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Studio 54: Ultimate New Year’s Eve Dance Party with open bar 9-11 p.m., party favors and guest DJ Kiss. Doors open 9 p.m.; $100 in advance, $150 at the door.
Tabu: An Upscale New Year’s Eve with party favors, sounds by DJ Jose 2 Hype and a complimentary champagne bar 9-11 p.m. Doors open 9 p.m. $150 in advance, $200 at the door.
V Bar: DJs Re:Turn and Ethik spin mash-ups, hip-hop, Top 40, dance and house. $50 in advance, $60 at the door includes champagne toast and party favors; doors 8 p.m.
Celebrity hosts and power couples
Asia: Kendra Wilkinson (Girls Next Door) hosts with performances by Bow Wow, Jim Jones and Rob Brown. Free shots 9-10 p.m.
The Bank: Usher hosts. Doors open 10 p.m.; $165.
Christian Audigier: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt host. Doors open 9:30 p.m.; $125.
Jet: Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block host; guest DJVJ Roonie G. Doors open 10 p.m., $150.
Lavo: Fergie hosts after her live concert at the Venetian; sounds by DJ Reach, a champagne toast, as well as open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres 9-11 p.m. Doors open 9 p.m. Your Lavo ticket stub also gets you complimentary access to Tao after midnight; $150.
LAX: Hosted by Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian. Doors open 9:30 p.m.; $150.
Playboy: Kid Rock hosts. Doors open 9 p.m.; $200. Privé: Denise Richards and Lance Bass host with sounds by DMC of Run-DMC fame. Open bar 9 p.m.-midnight; $200.
Pure: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz host. Doors open 9:30 p.m.; $200.
Tao: Carmen Electra hosts with sounds by DJ Vice; open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres 9-11 p.m. Doors open 9 p.m.; $150.
Body English: New Year’s Eve Bailout, giving away $25,000 in raffle prizes with a chance to win $5,000 or $10,000 every hour from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Guest DJ Benji Madden; open bar all night. Doors open 9 p.m.; $150.
Rain: Perfecto presents Paul Oakenfold, Liquid Todd and the Funkler. Doors open 9 p.m.; $125.
Brand new for the new year
Stoney’s North Forty: At Santa Fe Station, doors open 9 p.m. for a grand opening that includes a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast for $25 in advance plus the popular $20 all-you-can-drink beer special.
Diablo’s Cantina: Take in the fireworks show with a free tequila toast at midnight. Complimentary appetizers and a hosted bar 8-11 p.m. The Dope MCs perform live. 8 p.m.; $125.
Ghostbar: Spectacular Spectacular with open bar and passed appetizers 8-10 p.m. DJs OB-One and Greg Lopez. Doors open 8 p.m.; $225.
Mix Lounge: Watch the fireworks show from 64 floors up; $150.
Moon: Spectacular Spectacular with DJs R.O.B. and Mark Stylz. Doors open 9 p.m.; $225.
One Six Sky Lounge: DJ, champagne toast, party favors and a view to die for, for only $20.09. Six-course dinner also available 8-10:30 p.m. for $79.99 per person.
VooDoo Lounge: Live band V51 plus DJs Guy Williams, Joey Mazzola, C-LA and Richie. Doors open 8:30 p.m.; $200.
Trader Vic’s: New Year’s Eve Kiss presented by Get Out! Las Vegas. $195 ($165 members) includes dinner, tax, tip, open bar (wine, well, beer) till 1 a.m. Mingle with singles and watch as the fireworks fly from the heated patio.
Risque: NetParty’s Young Professionals party with premium open bar 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m., passed hors d’oeuvres and food stations 8:30-11 p.m., a champagne toast, DJ Jazzy Jeff with DJs Spin Diesel, Mark Mac, Crime and Poun, plus a live stream of Travis Barker and DJ AM performing in LA. Doors open 7:30 p.m.; $200; $300 VIP.
Locals’ best bets
Dick’s Last Resort: Free party with lap dances, live music, no dress code and Jell-O shots at midnight.
Downtown Cocktail Room: Hosted by Dayvid Figler with sounds by DJ Carlos Sanchez and guests. Doors open at 8 p.m. for table reservations, 10 p.m. everyone else. Hors d’oeuvres at 9 p.m. Locals free!
ETA Lounge:ETA Lounge: The new Aliante Station’s lounge offers no cover, a live DJ, complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Frankie’s Tiki Room: Celebrate as New Year’s Eve comes to Hawaii at 2 a.m. Pacific with free Fink Bomb shots.
Fremont Street Experience: TributePalooza with eight top tribute bands, performing classic favorites for all ages from Aerosmith, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Eagles, Kiss, Queen, the Rolling Stones and U2 and the world premiere of “Kiss Rocks Vegas.” Free for locals, $20 for out-of-towners.
PT’s & Sierra Gold: (Sierra Gold on 215 & Aliante Parkway, PT’s Gold on Sunset & Ft. Apache, PT’s Gold on St. Rose & Eastern and PT’s Pub on Sahara & Nellis) Live DJ sounds from 10 p.m. on. Complimentary appetizers and deep discounts with bottle service.
Square Apple: Live performance by Early Glover. Happy-hour specials and no cover for seating (limited); bar packages start at $20.
Yard House: Come as you are! No reservations, plus party favors and a champagne toast.
Gold Coast: In the Arizona Ballroom, Noches Caliente with Claudine Castro, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $15; cash bar.
Jerry’s Nugget: Enjoy the Cumbia dance rhythms of Esencia Colombiana performing in the Royal Street Theater 11 p.m.-2 a.m., plus free party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. $10 with a two drink minimum.
The Showroom at South Point: Salsero Puro with the Michito Sanchez Salsa Orchestra and DJ Golden Child. Doors open 9:30 p.m.; $40.
Thunderbird Lounge: Feliz Ano Nuevo, a Noches Latinas event hosted by DJs Muneco and Willie, 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Ladies free before midnight, $5 after, men $10.
Beauty Bar: Say What?! Champagne & Bling New Year’s Eve edition with Punk Bunny, Afghan Raiders, Skooners and Neon Facade live outside, with DJ KnowWell. DJs Shred, Grimehaus, Roccanova and ZO inside, plus open well bar 9-10 p.m. Deep Cover Clothing and bling giveaways; $20.
Blue Martini: Rich & Famous perform live. Doors open 8 p.m.
The Monte Carlo Brew Pub: Zowie Bowie performs live. General admission includes entry, passed appetizers until 11 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open 8 p.m.; $35. $95 VIP admission includes the same plus open bar until 11 p.m.
House of Blues: Akon performs live. Doors open 10 p.m.
The Venetian Ballroom: Fergie performs live, followed by the former lead singer of Kool & the Gang, Skip Martin. Doors open 8:30 p.m.; afterparty at Lavo.
The Pearl at The Palms: Kid Rock performs live. Doors open 9:30 p.m. Afterparty at the Playboy Club.
Wasted Space: Pink performs live. Open bar all night; doors open at 9 p.m. Limited $75 tickets available.
The Brooklyn Bridge: The Bridge Bash on New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge and Nine Fine Irishmen includes open premium bar, entertainment by DJ Chris Landry and go-go dancers, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; $150.
Paris Las Vegas: Witness motocross star Robbie “Maddo” Maddison as he once again attempts to jump his bike more than 120 feet high and land on the top of the 97-foot replica Arc de Triomphe, then freefall 50 feet to a massive ramp below.
The Rio: 2005 Formula Drift champion and 2008 Red Bull Drifting World Championship winner Rhys Millen attempts to back-flip an off-road truck.
The Suncoast: New Year’s Eve bingo. $30,000 guaranteed. Doors open 8 p.m.; bingo begins 9:30 p.m. $60 buy-in per player. Also at the Suncoast, poker and bowling.