Monday, December 31, 2012

Fave Five: Ringing in the New Year!

Where are you celebrating tonight? If you still don’t have plans (like me), check out these fun options: 


Come for dinner and stay for the bubbly and dancing. Dinner service starts at 5 p.m. and you have the option of ordering a la carte or choosing a three-course prix-fixe menu for $20.12 (get it?). You can indulge in drink specials all night and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 

The best part: NO COVER! 

The Beautiful and the Damned party, Cook Hall 

If you don’t mind paying a cover, check out this roaring 20s-style bash. It begins at 9 p.m. at the W hotel in Buckhead and features party favors, a photo booth, free hors d’oeuvres and a free champagne toast at midnight. Most importantly, you can still order the cocktail kit: Your choice of liquor + a basket of mixers, bitters, and garnishes so you can create your own original (speakeasy-style) libation. 

The tickets are $50 or you can upgrade for VIP for $25 more. 


If you’re looking for a classy, sexy, luxurious evening, head to STK. You have two options here: Grab a dinner reservation at either 6 p.m. or 8 p.m., featuring the steakhouse’ regular menu, or enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu starting at 10 p.m. for $90. The latter features the most popular dishes of 2012, including lobster bisque, salmon wellington, and, of course, the filet mignon, and includes a complimentary glass of Moet Chandon (yes, please!). 

The night also features a balloon drop at midnight! 


This place has something for everyone, so it’s perfect for a large group of (ahem, indecisive) friends. The two clubs feature a number of rooms with various styles of music, and tonight, they’ll also have an open bar 8:30-9:30 pm, complimentary champagne fountains all night (!!!), and a midnight balloon drop. I went two years ago and had a blast (as evidenced by this photo). 

The cover is $45 (reminder: It includes free champagne all night long), and VIP tickets are $130. 

Midnight Mayhem, Aja Restaurant

This party boasts drink special, like $3 Bud Lights and $6 vodka drinks, all night, as well as valet and coat check (def a plus). 

Admission is only $20, and VIP tickets and table service are available. 

Happy New Year!!!