New Year's Eve Guide

Week of December 21, 2006

Dec 20, 2006 at 4:00 am
Ameristar Casino: Live music featuring That '80s Band and the Wyld Stallyns in the Bottleneck Blues Bar, Galaxy in the conference center, Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats in the Star Club and Oliver's Twist in the Streetscape. Sun., Dec. 31, free. Ameristar Casino, 1260 South Main Street, Saint Charles, 636-949-7777.

Baby K's New Year's Eve Party: The evening will feature a free Champagne toast and party favors with music by Anthony Real, voted one of the top guitarists in St. Louis. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., free admission. Baby K's, 3701 S Jefferson Ave., 314-664-1720.

Black Velvet and Bluegrass: New Year's Eve at Schlafly Bottleworks: Whether you prefer a black velvet tux or faded overalls, there's something for everyone at Bottleworks: the kitchen serves dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.; down-home music by Grass Pack starts at 9 p.m.; and hoist a complimentary glass of Black Velvet in the Crown Room. Sun., Dec. 31, $5 cover charge for the Crown Room (free for dinner guests) and includes the midnight toast and tasting glass. Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314-241-2337,

Broadway Nites: The evening will feature Broadway actor and performer Larry Alexander and local Barbara Helmer in a performance; a dessert bar and a Champagne reception will follow. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $100 per guest or $180 per couple. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N Main Ctr, Saint Charles, 636-255-0270.

Cafe Mira's New Year's: Cafe Mira will be open with their regular menu and prizes. Sun., Dec. 31. Mira, 12 North Meramec Ave., Clayton, 314-721-6472.

Cicero's New Year's Eve Party: Featuring live music by Bockman, the Upright Animals, J.S. Blueprint and Remedy. Sun., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., $12-$15. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-862-0009.

Club Buca's New Year's: Largest party in St. Louis with two great packages available; visit Buca on for more information. Sun., Dec. 31. Club Buca, 710 N Second St, 314-231-2822.

Concord Lanes New Year's Eve Party: Bowling from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., snacks and soda provided; Champagne and party favors at midnight as well as contests, music and fun all night long! Sun., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $80 per lane. Concord Lanes, 11801 Tesson Ferry, south Saint Louis County, 314-843-9200.

A Dogtown New Year: Admission price includes Champagne, party favors and entertainment. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $5. Pat's Bar and Grill, 6400 Oakland Ave., 314-647-6553,

Dolce's First Annual New Year's Eve: Ticket price includes admission, all you can drink premium open bar and Champagne toast at midnight; party until 3 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $100 pre-sale ticket. Dolce Bistro and Ultra Lounge, 200 North Broadway, Suite 110, 314-621-0407.

1860's Hardshell Cafe & Saloon New Year's Eve: Dinner special for $24.95 includes choice of prime rib or crab legs, super salad, baked potato, vegetable and dessert; reservations of four or more receive a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot; live music starts at 9 p.m. with Jimmy Lee and the Joint Jumpers. Sun., Dec. 31. 1860's Hard Shell Cafe & Bar, 1860 S Ninth St., 314-231-1860,

The 80's Trinity Pretty in Pink New Year: That 80's Club, The Dollar Bin and London Calling join forces for one night to bring you the biggest 80's party ever; the theme is Pretty in Pink, and music is provided by DJ Westwerk, DJ Kenny Kingston, DJ Clockwork, DJ Retrospectacular and DJ Commiekay; complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $15. Rue 13, 1313 Washington Ave., 314-588-9797.

Fire and Ice Ball: Grey Goose and Bacardi sponsor St. Louis' "Official NYE Party" and the ticket includes party favors, video countdown and snow storm, balloon drop and midnight Champagne toast with music by DJ Rap and Improper Talent; e-mail [email protected] for more information. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $10-$25. Dante's, 3221 Olive St., 314-652-2369.

First Night Saint Louis: Celebrate 2006 and welcome in 2007 at this art-centric, non-alcoholic, family-friendly year-end party themed Red, Hot Camelot; it kicks off with a royal parade of floats and is followed by Zany Umbrella Circus, music, crafts, a mural waiting to be colored, fireworks and dozens of other activities. Sun., Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m., $4-$8, free for kids 5 and under. Grand Center, N Grand Blvd. & Lindell Blvd, 314-533-1884,

Funny Bone's New Year's Eve: The venue offers two shows: $15 for the 8 p.m. show and $24 for the 10:30 p.m. show, which includes party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight; call the Ramada Inn for all-inclusive hotel packages at 618-632-4747. Sun., Dec. 31. Funny Bone Comedy Club-Fairview Hts., Ramada Inn, 6900 N. Illinois (I-64 & Hwy. 159), Fairview Heights, 618-628-4242.

Industry New Year's Eve Party: Full unlimited bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., plus passed appetizers from the Inn's new menu and a Champagne toast at midnight while a DJ spins — because industry people deserve it! Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $50. The Grateful Inn, 7336 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, 314-647-3323.

Harrah's Casino and Hotel Presents Moulin Rouge: Caricature artists, can-can dancers, street performers, French-style ensemble Poor People of Paris and a burlesque show help turn Harrah's into a Parisian cityscape; the VooDoo Lounge features a live DJ, music by Hollywood Five, silk aerialists, go go dancers, and a midnight celebration; price includes cover charge, a bottle of Champagne, Red Bull, an appetizer platter and wait service. Sun., Dec. 31. Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights, 314-770-8100,

Heaven in '07: New Year's Eve at Atomic Cowboy: Put on your angelic attire and enter Atomic Cowboy's pearly gates at 9 p.m. and enjoy a blissful evening in their cosmic paradise; the $10 cover includes DJ Justin LaRoc and Friends who reign supreme until 3 a.m.; Champagne toast at midnight and breakfast burritos served late; reservations recommended for groups of six or more. Sun., Dec. 31. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Ave, 314-775-0775.

Hyatt Regency New Year's Celebration: Partygoers ringing in the New Year at Hyatt Regency St. Louis can choose from the Ballroom Party or the Grand Hall Celebration: Guests can dance to the rock & roll sounds of Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys at the Ballroom Party; the Grand Hall Celebration features the jazz sounds of Flamenco guitarist Liam Christy and saxophonist Dave Stone; call the hotel for more details and hotel packages. Sun., Dec. 31. Hyatt Regency Hotel, St. Louis Union Station, 314-231-1234.

Kim Humphries New Year's Eve Hot Tub Party: This evening of art and activity organized by artist Kim Humphries features video projections, performance art, an open bar, games, a balloon drop and, of course, a functional hot tub. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $20. White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Ave., 314-531-3442,

Laclede Street Bar and Grill New Year's Eve: Tickets include live DJ, appetizer buffet, progressive drink specials, shot specials and Champagne toast at midnight. Sun., Dec. 31, $10-$15. Laclede Street Bar & Grill, 3818 Laclede, 314-531-1600.

Lagniappes: Regular menu available at regular prices and plus a few special dishes. Sun., Dec. 31. Lagniappe's, 2501 S. Ninth, Saint Louis, 314-771-2090,

Lava Lounge & Cafe's New Year's Eve: Admission includes an open bar of beer, wine and rail liquor; food buffet; DJ, party favors and Champagne toast at midnight. Sun., Dec. 31, $50-$60 or $90 per couple. Lava Lounge & Cafe, 4561 Gravois Avenue, 314-832-5282,

Loop Underground Special Edition: Featuring Dugholes, The Fu-Fops, 4sale but not 4sale, 40til5 and Niteowl; tickets include open bar of draft beer, rail drinks, house wines, party favors and Champagne toast at midnight. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $30. Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444,

The Last Harvest: Join Harvest as they say farewell to 2006 with a three-course meal and dessert. Sun., Dec. 31, 5-11 p.m., $60. Harvest, 1059 S Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, 314-645-3522.

A Magic Night at Savor: Experience the magic and humor of Dennis Schoen in Savor's cabaret theatre; these close-up magic performances are the perfect way to bring in the new year; shows are at 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. and last approximately one and a half hours. Sun., Dec. 31, $10. Savor, 4356 Lindell Blvd, 314-531-0220.

Mama Campisi's New Year's Eve: Dine on The Hill for New Year's Eve with great food and drink specials. Sun., Dec. 31. Mama Campisi's, 2132 Edwards, 314-776-3100.

Metro East Social Singles New Year's Eve Dance: Cash bar, snacks, attendance prizes, pot of gold, three free drinks and Champagne for purchase; call Mary at 618-939-6527 for reservations or for more information. Sun., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m., $15-$25. Catholic War Veteran's Post 370, 3535 South Rte. 159, Belleville.

Miso's Flashback New Year's Party: Come reel in 2007 with DJ Johnny Orr who'll be spinning hits from the last three decades. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $5. Miso on Meramec, 16 N Meramec Ave., Clayton, 314-863-7888,

Moxy's Third Anniversary and New Year's Eve Party: Chef Brenner offers a four-course menu with choices including vegetarian and gluten-free items, Champagne and sweets also provided; seatings available at 6, 8 and 10 p.m.; reservations required. Sun., Dec. 31. Moxy, 4584 Laclede Ave., 314-361-4848,

Murder Mystery Dinner: Film producer "Bart" Jackson is rolling out the premiere of his first major film, The Wild Brunch. Someone leaves the film's star on the cutting room floor. This show is an elegant evening for the holiday season complete with a mini-screening of the film. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $45 includes gratuity and tax. Bevo Mill, 4749 Gravois Rd, 314-481-2626.

New Year's Around the States: Celebrate three different New Year's Eves according to time zones: New York, St. Louis and Denver; features all-you-can-eat appetizer buffet, drinks, Champagne toast, party favors and DJ all until 3 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $40 in advance, $50 day of event. Lafayette Pub & Grill, 1727 Park Avenue, 314-241-1004.

New Year's Eve at MPO's: Ring in the new year with $2 wells, wines and domestic beer; $3 calls and $5 premium drinks. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., $10. M.P. O'Reilly's, 5627 Manchester, 314-781-4487.

New Year's Eve at Tanner B's: Ticket includes party favors, an appetizer buffet, a DJ, Schlafly draft, well cocktails, house wine, domestic bottles and a Champagne toast; limited tickets and seats, must be pre-purchased. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $45-$50 or $80 per couple. Tanner B's, 2855 Shenandoah, 314-762-9800,

New Year's Eve at The Drunken Fish: Five-course dinner package includes choice of drink; live entertainment and dinner package at all Drunken Fish locations including the Landing and Westport Plaza. Sun., Dec. 31, $34.95. The Drunken Fish, 1 Maryland Plaza, 314-367-4222,

New Year's Eve Bash: One price includes lavish food and sushi, premium open bar, VIP lounge, two DJs and over 1,000 partygoers. Sun., Dec. 31. Xes, 612 North 2nd Street, 314-588-1010,

New Year's Eve Big Beer Dinner: A big celebration demands big beers like Belgian Double, Imperial Stout, Barley wine, Imperial IPA and Robust Porter; come enjoy a special three- or four-course pre-fixe dinner with beer pairings; regular menu is also available. Fri., Dec. 29; Sat., Dec. 30; Sun., Dec. 31. Square One Brewery, 1727 Park Ave., 314-231-2537.

New Year's Eve Extravaganza: At the Crowne Plaza in Clayton, you can roam three ballrooms and dance to a variety of music; open bar until 1 a.m., live entertainment and your choice of four different entrees. Sun., Dec. 31, $39.95-$149.95. Crowne Plaza, 7750 Carondelet Ave., Clayton, 314-291-6700.

New Year's Eve Gala at the Kemp Auto Museum: Ticket includes live entertainment, food, beverages and party favors. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $150. Kemp Auto Museum, 16955 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield, 636-537-1718,

New Year's Eve Growler-bration: Your ticket includes an appetizer buffet from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., an open bar until midnight, party favors, a midnight toast and a DJ; offer also available at Growlers' Creve Coeur location. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $50. Growlers Pub, 3811 S Lindbergh, Sunset Hills, 314-984-9009.

New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball: This black-tie affair features dancing, dinner, giveaways and an open bar all in the West Room on the tenth floor of the gorgeous venue; no costumes, just masks, please. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $70, For more information, call Erica at 314-657-7495 or Jayla at 314-985-4097. Windows Off Washington, 701 North 15th Street, 314-241-5555.

New Year's Eve with Dr. Zhivegas: Ring in the new year with Dr. Z; ticket price includes rail drinks, draft beer, party favors and a Champagne toast. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $47.50. Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., Saint Louis,

New Year's Eve with Gumbohead: The cover includes Champagne at midnight and party favors; fixed price dinner including special appetizers, entrees and desserts available for $35; regular menu items also available; call now for details and reservations. Sun., Dec. 31, $10. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S Broadway, 314-621-8811,

No Cover New Year's Eve: Celebrate with City Diner into the wee hours with no cover charge, they'll be spinning your music requests all night; complimentary Champagne and party favors at midnight; retreat here after the bars close or for a recovery breakfast! Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., free. City Diner, 3139 S Grand Blvd., 314-772-6100,

NYE '07 at KYO: Celebrate in style with KYO and Movin' 101.1 FM with a six-hour open bar, a Champagne toast, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and party favors; call 314-621-9946 for more information. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., $50. Kyo, 1405 Washington Ave., 314-621-9946,

New Year's Eve Blues Bash: Enjoy a great dinner and night of blues music featuring Buffalo Bob Blues Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, $5 cover after 9 p.m. Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen, 34 South Old Orchard, Webster Groves, 314-968-0061.

New Year's Eve featuring Johnny Rawls: Choose from a $25 package which includes admission, music, party favors, Champagne toast at midnight and breakfast buffet; or a $260 per couple package which includes all of the aforementioned goodies plus an open bar and a hotel room at the West Port Sheraton. Sun., Dec. 31. Backstreet Jazz & Blues, 614 West Port Plaza (I-270 and Page Avenue), Maryland Heights, 314-878-5800,

New Year's Eve with Buzz Sutherland: The 10 p.m. show includes party favors, Champagne toast at midnight with breakfast buffet; other shows start at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. for $15-$55 per person; hotel packages (range from $240 to $260) and include the show plus a room at the Sheraton Tower. Sun., Dec. 31. Funny Bone Comedy Club-Westport Plaza, 614 Westport Plaza (I-270 and Page Avenue), Maryland Heights, 314-469-6692,

New Year's Eve with the Well Hungarians: Ring in the new year with the Well Hungarians, performing live at the Millennium Hotel St. Louis; ticket price includes live entertainment and applicable taxes; for overnight hotel packages, contact the hotel. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $99, Millennium Hotel, 200 S. 4th, 314-241-9500.

Oz Nightclub New Year's Eve: DJ Reece will count down to 2007 with hits from the '70s through today. Sun., Dec. 31, $10-$50. Oz Nightclub, 300 Monsanto Ave., East Saint Louis, 618-274-1464,

Pepper Lounge New Year's Eve: This year, the River City Professionals are taking over the Pepper Lounge to help ring in the New Year, featuring DJ Big D and complete with an open bar until 3 a.m., appetizers until 11 p.m. and a midnight Champagne toast. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $60, The Pepper Lounge & Eatery, 2005 Locust St., 314-241-2005,

Pop's Nightclub New Year's Eve: Ring in the new year with a buffet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. along with a complimentary Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, party favors; music by Undercover and Breach of Peace; 21 and up only. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $8-$10. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Ave., East Saint Louis, 618-274-6720,

Ritz-Carlton's Second Annual "Red Velvet Lounge" New Year's Eve Event: Sponsored by Bacardi and Red Bull, this premier New Year's Eve experience offers chic surroundings, interactive entertainment and extensive menu selection. Themed rooms will offer a different experience around every corner: live music with Swing Cat Swing in one room and a DJ in another; numerous interactive buffets offer specialty cuisine; live gaming environment with blackjack, roulette and Texas Hold 'Em; open bar and a Champagne toast. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $175 per person or $499 room package includes tickets, deluxe room accommodations and breakfast for two. Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314-863-6300.

Shania Twain Tribute Show: Ring in the new year with Donna Huber starring as "Shania Twin," tickets for 8 p.m. show include two drinks and the 11 p.m. show two drinks, party favors and a Champagne toast; for more package deals visit their Web site. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 & 11 p.m., $20-$30. Casino Queen, 200 S Front, East Saint Louis, 1-800-777-0777.

"Skate In" the New Year: Admission includes skating and skate rental, appetizer buffet, hot chocolate, soda, beer, wine and party favors. No reservations required. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $15-$23. Steinberg Skating Rink, Forest Park, 314-367-7465 or 314-361-0613,

Smash Band and David Glover Band Ballroom Package: Overnight accommodations for two, continuous live music from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring Smash Band and the David Glover Band; appetizers, open bar until midnight, Champagne toast and party favors. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $265 per couple with room or $159 per couple for party only. Adam's Mark Hotel, 4th & Chestnut, 314-241-7400.

Stratford's New Year's Eve Party: Featuring an open bar of draft beer, house liquor, wine and soda from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and music from Meramec Bottom, Trixie Delight and a DJ dance mix with Derrick Keith, plus a Champagne toast at midnight; dinner is served from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $39.99. Stratford Bar & Grill, 800 S. Hwy. Dr., Fenton, 636-343-5757.

Tony Viviano Band at Michael's Restaurant: Once voted St. Louis' best entertainer, Tony Viviano performs with Sarah Greene and Randy Holmes starting at 8 p.m.; dinner is served from 6 to 10 p.m.; hotel accommodations available at Michael's Swiss Inn; pre-paid reservations required, call for prices more details and reservations. Sun., Dec. 31. Michael's Restaurant & Swiss Inn, 425 Broadway, Highland, 618-654-8646.

Trainwreck New Year's Eve: Fireworks at 6 p.m. followed by live music from Shrinking Violets from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31. Trainwreck Saloon at Westport, 314 Westport Plaza (I-270 and Page Avenue), Maryland Heights, 314-434-7222.

Turkish Style New Year's Eve at Aya Sofia: Celebrate the New Year Turkish-style with a traditional four-course meal, a Champagne toast and belly dancers; call ahead for reservations. Sun., Dec. 31, $55. Aya Sofia, 6671 Chippewa St., Saint Louis, 314-645-9919,

24 Hours of Yoga New Year's Eve Celebration: Live local music, movies and a silent art action all benefit Hope Happens, a non-profit group dedicated to finding a cure for ALS; all levels of yoga welcome. Sun., Dec. 31, 5 p.m., $20-$30. Marbles Yoga Studio, 1905 Park Ave., 314-621-4744,

Westport Plaza Fireworks Display: Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display and musical entertainment at 6 p.m. from the village and enjoy free carriage rides from 6 to 9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., free. Westport Plaza, I-270 & Page Ave., Maryland Heights, 314-576-2727,

Wet Kiss Swimwear Model Search: Wet Kiss Swimwear will be looking for the hottest women in St. Louis to host parties at some of the hottest, sexiest clubs in St. Louis. Sat., Dec. 23, free. America's Pub, 621 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights, 314-205-8508,

Wild, Cool, & Swingin' LIVE: Finale offers a four-course meal in their dining room, unlimited Champagne, party favors and the big-band sounds of Wild, Cool, & Swingin' and their "Rat-Pack Las Vegas-style Entertainment." Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $125, includes tax and gratuity. Finale Music & Dining, 8025 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, 314-863-8631,

Winter Gala '07: This benefit celebration features music by Fruit Jam, a raffle, auction, party favors and appetizers. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $25. Immanuel Congregational Church, 3460 Jamieson, 314-645-8956.

Zydeco New Year's Eve: Voted St. Louis' best place to dance and dance you will to the only zydeco New Year's Eve party with Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, and don't forget the Cajun buffet by Norton's of Soulard! Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $80 single tickets or $150 a couple. Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., 314-664-8000,