Surely we can all agree it's time to kick 2017 to the curb — the only question remaining is where best to do so in St. Louis. But whether you're looking for live music in a club setting, a hotel ballroom full of pretty people in cocktail attire, or even an elaborate Harry Potter-themed bash, we've got you covered.
And it's really no exaggeration to say this list has everything. A limo crawl through various party-hearty neighborhoods? Check. Burlesque, a New Year's Eve comedy jam and New Queer's Eve? Check, check and check! We've even got a toast taking place at 6 p.m. for those who want to bring the littles (or just avoid the amateurs).Check out the highlights we've compiled below. Know about something cool that we missed? Feel free to leave the details in the comments below.
Afrosexycool NYE: Black Spade, DJ Nico and James Biko. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $15-$40. The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-833-3929.
Cork & Barrel New Year’s Eve: Special dinner menu with wine pairing, live music from Kevin Babb (6:30-9:30 p.m.) and Joe Bizelli (9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.). Sun., Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m., call 636-387-7030 for reservations. Cork & Barrel, 7337 Mexico Rd., St. Peters.
Dress Up to Get Down: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Tin Roof, with complimentary champagne toast, open bar from 8 p.m. to midnight, party favors and live music by Super Majik Robots & DJ Flex City. 21+. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $75-$2,500. Tin Roof St. Louis, 1000 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 314-240-5400.
Drunken Fish New Year’s Eve Party: Includes unlimited premium drink package, late-night sushi, appetizer buffet and DJ Daddy J. Midnight champagne toast. 21+. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $80. The Drunken Fish-Central West End, 1 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, 314-367-4222.
A Harry Potter New Year’s Eve Experience: Travel to Hogwarts, visit Honeydukes, the Leaking Cauldron and Ollivanders Wand Shop. Meet real live owls in the Owlery, create a personalized flipbook at the Daily Prophet, take a potions class, challenge the professors to Quidditch Pong in the Triwizard Tournament, visit the Hall of Prophecies, have your tea leaves read by our tarot experts and enjoy a champagne toast. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $150-$250, 314-681-0370, hpnye.eventbrite.com. Barnett on Washington, 3207 Washington Ave., St. Louis.
Irish New Year’s Toast: Sneak in an early NYE countdown with a toast at 6 p.m. when Ireland ushers in 2018. Whether you want to be in bed when the ball drops or get the party started early, Pat’s is the place to celebrate. Great drink specials and live music all night. Sun., Dec. 31, 4-8 p.m., 314-647-7287, www.facebook.com. Pat Connolly Tavern, 6400 Oakland Ave., St. Louis.
KSHE-95 Dirty New Year’s Eve: Live music by Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys, party favors and midnight toast. 21+ with valid ID. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $25-$30. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
The Matching Shoe: Live music from the Matching Shoe with cocktails and food for purchase. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $10. Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, 105 E. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood, 314-966-2739.
New Queer’s Eve II: Radical queers and our friends. Dancing. Performances by Maxi Glamour, Schuyler Control, Mustache Daddy, Jack Wilde, Claw’d, Enigma, the WILDE Coven and Vinca Minor, along with visuals and art by EAV. $5 cover, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Cash bar. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 314-827-4730, www.facebook.com. Community Arts and Movement Project, 3022-A Cherokee St., St. Louis.
New Year’s Eve at Juniper: For an all-inclusive $75 per person, revel in a variety of hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and DJ Hal Greens on the ones and twos. Stick around until midnight for the balloon drop and a glass of bubbly. Tickets are limited: www.eventbrite.com. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $75. Juniper, 360 N. Boyle Ave., St. Louis, 314-329-7696.
New Year’s Eve Celebration: Start 2018 off with a bang at Innsbrook’s lodge-like Aspen Center for a Black and White Ball. Enjoy midnight fireworks over Lake Aspen with a champagne toast after dinner and dancing. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., $100 per person, 636-928-3366, [email protected], www.innsbrook-resort.com. Innsbrook Resort, 1 Aspen Lake Dr., Wright City.
New Year’s Eve Limo Bus Bar Crawl: Party with Washington Ave., Soulard & Landing Bars for NYE Limo Bus Crawl. Check in at Lucas Park Grille (1234 Washington Ave.) from 8-10 p.m. Venues TBA. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $24, 312-600-9038, [email protected] Lucas Park Grille, 1234 Washington Ave., St. Louis.
New Year’s Eve Party: Ring in the New Year at Pere Marquette Lodge with an overnight party package. Show off your cocktail attire and indulge in appetizers, an open bar and a buffet dinner. Dancing, midnight champagne toast and even party favors. Take the elevator home. $389 plus tax, double occupancy. Sun., Dec. 31, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 618-786-2331, www.pmlodge.net/. Pere Marquette Lodge, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, IL.
Murder on 34th Street: Kris Kringle aka Santa Claus has been on trial before, but this time it’s for murder. Join us for the trial of the century while enjoying a four-course meal to die for! Sun., Dec. 31, 7-10 p.m., $59.95 per person, 314-533-9830, www.bissellmansiontheatre.com. Bissell Mansion Restaurant & Dinner Theatre, 4426 Randall Place, St. Louis.
New Year’s Eve at Hwy 61: Two dinner seatings at 6-8 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Each seating includes any entree and either a cocktail or a house salad, gumbo, jambalaya or an appetizer tasting from a special New Year’s Eve menu. Paul Bonn and the Bluesmen perform from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, $10 cover without package purchase, 314-968-0061, [email protected], hwy61roadhouse.com/events/. Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen, 34 S. Old Orchard Ave., Webster Groves.
New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon: Howl at the Moon St. Louis’ fabulous NYE party packages offer everything you need to kiss 2017 goodbye. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., 314-736-4695, www.howlatthemoon.com. Howl at the Moon, 601 Clark Ave. Unit J, in Ballpark Village, St. Louis.
New Year’s Eve Comedy Jam: Live comedy show with performances by Corey Holcomb, J Anthony Brown, Tony Rock, Dominique, Red Grand and Tony Roberts. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $52-$82. Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, 314-977-5000.
New Year’s Eve with Clayton Plaza Hotel: Clayton Plaza Hotel offers four separate rooms with four different bands, plus a DJ. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dinner and open bar until 1 a.m. with beer, wine and select cocktails. Pricing starts at $70. Sun., Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m., 314-726-5400, www.cpclayton.com/. Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave., Clayton.
NYE Bash: Evangeline’s celebrates all day with brunch, dinner and cocktail menus, plus delicious New Year’s Eve-themed entrees and appetizer specials for the evening. Live music from Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers, Sweetie & the Toothaches, Joe Metzka Blues Trio and the Jazz Troubadors. Dress to impress. Sun., Dec. 31, no cover. Evangeline’s, 512 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-3644.
NYE Live: Ring in the new year at NYE Live 2018 at Ballpark Village. Ticket packages include access to five different venues all under one roof. All-inclusive package includes party favors, midnight toast, live DJ performance by DJ Dynamix, confetti at midnight and the only ball drop in St. Louis. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., $75+. Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 314-345-9481.
An NYE Silver Screen Spectaculaire: Van Ella Studios presents “Old Hollywood for the New Year!” It’s a risqué, retro romp starring Lola van Ella, Bazuka Joe, Midnite Martini, Ray Gunn, the Bon Bons and many more and featuring the Spectaculaire Orchestra. Burlesque, acrobatics, aerial artistry, juggling, production numbers, a large dance floor and more. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m., $55-$350, 314-384-2532, www.eventbrite.com. Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., St. Louis.
A New Year’s Speakeasy: Join us for the swankiest party in town at the Boom Boom Room. Tickets include four-course dinner, open premium bar, an amazing burlesque show from the Boom Boom Bombshells and a dance party with a confetti cannon. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $90-$200. 314-436-7000, theboomboomroomstl.com. The Boom Boom Room, 500 N. 14th St., St. Louis.
Russo’s NYE Bash 2108: Celebrate the New Year with Russo’s at Spazio Westport. Enjoy a full open premium bar, appetizers, dinner, a live band, food-truck midnight snack, photo booth, hotel accommodations and much more.Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., $90 per person, 314-576-0400, russosgourmet.com/nye/. Spazio at West Port, 12031 Lackland, Maryland Heights.
360 Annual New Year’s Eve Bash: Amp up the night at Three Sixty with bottle service and an impressive ball drop on both the east and west side of the rooftop. General admission is $35 and will be standing-room only. Two reserved seating times at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Food and beverage minimum of $110+ per person for seats. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 314-641-8842, www.360-stl.com. Three Sixty St. Louis, 1 S. Broadway, St. Louis.
The 2018 New Year’s Eve Ball: Enjoy the Grand Ballroom and the Grand Pavillion, along with exquisite food, a premium open bar, lodging at the newly renovated Marriott and live entertainment. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $100 - $349, 314-291-7371, contagiousparty.com/. Marriott St. Louis Airport, 10700 Pear Tree Lanene, St. Louis.
Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch offers an open bar and full buffet dinner, a late-night snack, party favors for all attendees, a champagne toast and confetti drop at midnight and live music. The hotel’s New Year’s Eve package includes an overnight stay and two tickets to the party. Rates start at $349. Event-only tickets are $129 including tax and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com. 21+. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $129, 314-655-1234, stlouisarch.regency.hyatt.com. Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis.
Yule Balls: The first annual St. Louis YULE BALLS. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., $50-$175, 314-222-2111, www.denstl.com/yule-balls.html. The Den, 711 N. 13th St., St. Louis.