Meridian Motor City NYE Drop @ Campus Martius Park
What better way to ring in the new year than by celebrating it in the heart of downtown Detroit. Meridian Motor City NYE Drop will commence at Campus Martius with two atmospheres: The Drop and the Motown Countdown. This staple event not only includes the best views of the holiday cityscape but entertainment by Boji from Channel 95.5, the Cosmic Groove Band, and more. General admission for The Drop is free but if you want to do it BIG for NYE, tickets for the Drop's official VIP party, the Motown Countdown, are also available. VIP ticket-holders will receive eight drink vouchers to enjoy under the 11,000-square-foot Grand Celebration Party Pavilion.
Activities begin at 4 p.m.; 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-355-0413; motorcitynye.com; early bird VIP tickets are $55 and 2 VIP Tickets are $108 via LivingSocial.
Blast @ Marriott Centerpoint
Sitting on your couch watching the ball drop can be boring, so why not have a blast at the Blast New Year's Eve 2016? This is said to be "metro Detroit's most exclusive New Year's Eve party." Well, it might be, being that it will be held at the swanky and newly renovated Marriott Centerpoint close to Bloomfield. Just like the venue, guests are expected to style and profile in "cocktail chic" while bringing in the new year. As far as entertainment, there will be several hosts and DJs such as Dano, Godfather, Mike Anthony, Matt Aubrey, Chris Anthony, John Larson, Denis Celic, and more. Great thing about this party is, if you know you're going to get more than tipsy...there's no need to call an Uber. Just book a room in advance.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac; 248-566-4499; blastnewyearseve.com; early-bird general admission starts at $45; 21 and older only.
Hollywood in the D @ V Nightclub
MGM's V Nightclub is rolling out the red carpet once again for their Hollywood in the D New Year's party. Serving up fun like Las Vegas and glitz like Hollywood, the Detroit nightclub is the place to end 2015 with a bang. With sounds from resident DJ Captn20 and views of their go-go dancers, you don't want to miss this one. They'll be breaking the knob on New Year's Eve when they host their annual Hollywood in the D bash. Guests are encouraged to sport "Hollywood glamour attire" like a true star-studded event. The venue promises "celebrity" appearances and special guest performances all night long.
Doors open at 10 p.m.; 1777 Third St., Detroit; 313-465-1650; hollywoodinthed.com; early bird tickets start at $50; 21 and older only.
The Countdown @ The MET
Travel to Troy and enjoy the Countdown at the MET. The MET Hotel & Event Center is in the heart of Oakland County and home to metro Detroit's largest ballroom. This 15,000-square-foot event space will be hosting the Countdown New Year's Eve Party. Since 2010, the hotel has been the home to "unforgettable celebrations" and they encourage more people to join in on the fun. The event is expected to draw an upscale crowd of young professionals, singles, couples, and groups. The festivities will include a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception, a huge dance floor, nightclub-style sound and lighting, plentiful bars with 20 bartenders, midnight snack buffet stations, and more.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy; 248-918-9128; countdown2nye.com; tickets start at $85.
Motor City Gala @ Antheneum Hotel
The Motor City Gala is considered to be "downtown Detroit's newest luxury New Year's Eve experience." If you're curious to see what all the hype is about, put on your "Evening chic and New Year's Eve hot" gear and party walking distance from Greektown. Headlining entertainment includes host Slim from Channel 95.5 and Detroit's hottest DJs; Chrome, A Wolve, and Cue until 4 a.m. They will be spinning your favorite old and new jams in the main ballroom to keep you dancing into 2016.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; 1000 Brush Ave., Detroit; motorcitygala.com; tickets start at $85; 21 and older only.
Toast @ Novi Sheraton
Toast New Year's Eve is accommodating end-of-the-year convivial celebrations for you and your pals. This event claims to sell out every year, so don't ponder to select this event give a toast to the new year. The hotel will also have three separate party areas, which includes the Grand Ballroom, Mackinac Ballroom, and Marquette. Sounds will be provided by DJs Vin, Quest, Mike Jones, and some of metro Detroit's Best EDM DJ's.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi; 313-363-5736; toastnye.com; tickets start at $45; 21 and older only.
Resolution Ball @ The Fillmore
If your New Year's Eve fantasy is to get all gussied up and have the best night ever, you'll want to go the Resolution Ball route. There will be Cirque-style performances, stilt walkers, illusionists, and stunt performers from the Detroit Circus, plus music by DJs Tommy Holiday and Cue. Come midnight there will be a Korbel reception, a balloon drop, and confetti storm. At 12:01 a.m. they'll roll out a buffet of pizza, sliders, coneys, and gourmet chocolate.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; resolutionballdetroit.com; tickets are $100; 21 and older only.
Eran Hersh and seven other EDM and top 40 DJs will spin inside this swanky Detroit techno club. The requisite champagne toast and balloon drop will happen at midnight and a buffet will follow soon after. There will be drink specials all night long and group VIP packages are also available. The party continues until 4 a.m.
Doors open at 10 p.m.; 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-974-7799; bleudetroit.com; tickets are $15.
This swanky second-story club is all about champagne, so you can bet they're going to do it big on New Year's Eve. There will be a special performance by Rodney Paige, a Moet toast at midnight (Dom Perignon if you're VIP), party favors, and a ball drop.
Open for cocktails at 9 p.m.; club opens at 10 p.m.; 401 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak; 248-542-0082; sabrageroyaloak.com; cover starts at $10.
Enjoy a one-on-one dinner with your significant other inside this intimate upscale eatery for a classy yet low key New Year's Eve. The regular menu will be available along with a four-course menu with optional wine pairings that was created especially for the last night of 2015. Party favors and a complimentary champagne toast will be provided during the ball drop.
401 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak; 248-542-0082; bistro82.com.
NYE Winter Garden Party
Necto Nightclub and Channel 955 wouldn’t just throw a New Year’s Eve party, right? Nope. It’s the NYE Winter Garden Party, featuring DJ Hardy, Nick Donovan and host Joey from Channel 955 with retro in the Red Room. Presale tickets are $30 each or $50 per pair.
Doors open at 9 p.m. and the party goes until 4 a.m., at 516 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-994-5436; thenecto.com. For VIP services, call 7834-994-5835 or email email@example.com.
Clawson's favorite neighborhood bar will be doing New Year's Eve up with party favors and a champagne toast. The Michigan State vs. Alabama game will be playing on their giant projection screen, and there's no cover all evening.
1110 W. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; 248-435-2494; hideoutclawson.com; no cover.
Detroit Pub Clinton Township
Nosh on New York strip steak, sip champagne at midnight, and dance all night long to tracks spun by DJ Wick at Clinton Township's Detroit Pub.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 33401 Harper Ave., Clinton Township; 586-791-1288; thedetroitpub.com; tickets are $15.
Hit this popular shindig and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight, passed appetizers, and party favors plus you'll get a $10 gift card with your pre-purchased ticket. Make sure to buy your tickets before heading out, they'll be more expensive at the door. Plus, they guarantee no line before 10:30 p.m.
Starts at 9 p.m.; 530 Main St., Royal Oak; 248-582-9460; blackfinnroyaloak.com; tickets are $33; 21 and older only.
Jim Brady's Detroit
Enjoy tunes from Detroit's "arena rockabilly" band the Twistin' Tarantulas inside this classy bar and grille.
1214 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-306-1954; no cover.
The Mega '80's New Years Eve Bash @ Magic BagHark back to MTV's grand tradition of MTV's New Year's Eve special and relive your glory days as the Magic Bag's resident cover band plays the '80s biggest hits. Don't forget to don your best '80s duds.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-544-1991; themagicbag.com; tickets are $35 in advance.
Albert's on the Alley
Sip champagne, dance, and watch the ball drop on a giant screen inside Albert's on the Alley. There will be a cash balloon drop at midnight, plus a 1 a.m. pizza buffet, prizes, and contests throughout the evening.
Starts at 7 p.m.; 5651 Middlebelt Rd., Garden City; 734-525-5231; albertsonthealley.com.
Freakish Pleasures @ Marble Bar
Billing itself as "a night of brutal dance music and the sleaziest party in town," this event features a lineup curated by local electronic label Freakish Pleasures. MBG and MGUN headline, joined by Charles Trees, Ritual Howls, and psychedelic pop act Jamaican Queens' Ryan Spencer.
Starts at 9 p.m.; 1501 Holden St., Detroit; $7, 18 and older only.
Wright & Co.
Enjoy New Year's Eve at one of the most stylish restaurants to emerge in Detroit in recent years. Tickets include tax and gratuity, four drinks, a glass of champagne for the midnight toast, and, of course, Wright and Co.'s delectable appetizers. Come ready to mingle with new friends: There are no reserved tables or seats. Music provided by DJ Ernie Guerra. (New to Wright and Co.? Follow the symbols upstairs.)
Starts at 9 p.m.; 1500 Woodward Ave., second floor, Detroit; 313-962-7711; wrightdetroit.com; $99.
Greensky Bluegrass @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
At this point, a Greensky Bluegrass concert is a New Year's Eve tradition in metro Detroit. The five piece regularly rings in the coming year by performing their version of acoustic bluegrass tunes with a hint of rock 'n' roll. If you're looking for an evening that's a touch lower maintenance than a dress-to-impress gala, this would be it. Needless to say, there will be no champagne toast at midnight. This year Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers will also perform.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; romtlive.com; tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Christian Martin @ Grasshopper Underground
Dirtybird resident and co-founder Christian Martin is something of a favorite around these parts, so a set to close out the year by the DJ is quite a treat. He's set to headline this New Year's Eve gig and he'll will be accompanied by Doug English and Ross Regs with an opening set by Jay Biggs. If you're looking to dance your ass off as 2015 ends, this is the party for you. No cheesy champagne toast at midnight necessary.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; 22757 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-298-0330; thegrasshopperunderground.com; tickets start at $10; 21 and older only.
MGM Grand Detroit
Enjoy special prix fixe menus from MGM Grand Detroit's restaurants Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria and Cucina and Wolfgang Puck Steak. At TAP, watch the ball drop on over 40 TVs while enjoying champagne selections.
1777 Third St., Detroit; 877-888-2121; mgmgranddetroit.com/nye2016.
Neon Soul at Ignite Sushi Bar & Lounge @ MGM Grand Detroit
The dress code for this event calls for "upscale attire" so you can welcome the new year in style. Enjoy live music from Nata and sounds of DJ Wax Tax-N Dre and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Doors at 10 p.m.; 1777 Third St., Detroit; 877-888-2121; mgmgranddetroit.com/nye2016; $30; 21 and older only.
AXIS Lounge @ MGM Grand Detroit
Open from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Pato Motown performs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Ben Sharkey from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Music starts at 9 p.m.; 1777 Third St., Detroit; 877-888-2121; mgmgranddetroit.com/nye2016; $30 cover after 8 p.m.; 21 and older only.
The Townsend Hotel's award-winning restaurant features a special four-course prix fixe menu served from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Courses include pork belly and king crab, lobster pho, pan roasted turbot, and more. Reservations are required, so be sure to call ahead.
Starts at 5 p.m.; 100 Townsend St.; Birmingham; 248-642-5999; townsendhotel.com; dinner is $105 per person (not inclusive of beverage, tax or gratuity).
Dooley's has all of the New Year's Eve prerequisites: a midnight food buffet, a Times Square countdown, champagne toast, pizza buffet at 2 a.m., and a live band (Sterling Heights location only). The party goes until 4 a.m.
Starts at 8 p.m.; two locations (12414 Hall Rd., Sterling Heights; 586-323-3501 and 235 N. Groesbeck Hwy., Mount Clemens; 586-954-1800); dooleysirish.com; $10 cover.
Drink and dance the night away inside Warren's Limelight Pub. There will be a complimentary buffet, a free champagne toast at midnight, and a DJ spinning hits all night long.
30200 Van Dyke Ave., Warren; 586-751-7883; limelightsportspubandgrill.com; free.
Detroit City Distillery
Bartenders will be whipping up 365 drinks — one to commemorate each day of 2016 — and the person lucky enough to drink the 365th cocktail will get a birthday party on the house. The evening will feature a special on French 75s, music by Khary Frazier, and a live band. And yes, there will be a champagne toast at midnight.
Party starts at 8 p.m.; 2462 Riopelle St., Detroit; 313-338-3760; detroitcitydistillery.com; no cover.
Sweet Sixteen @ Club Reign
This action-packed bill includes (Detroit-famous!) acts Valley Hush, Market, James Linck, Chavis Chandler, and Bevlove, with sets by DJ Breeze and Edward Elecktro (Sheefy McFly's alter ego). Moet bottles will be available for $100 and table service is available.
Starts at 9 p.m.; 2055 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-320-4275; $20 (VIP $35).
Haute to Death @ Elizabeth Theater at Park Bar
Detroit's self-styled "most glamorous and hedonistic dance party," Haute to Death (aka DJs Jon Dones and Ash Nowak) returns. This time, they're bringing Flint Eastwood, who will perform her new dance EP, Small Vistories. The event will have a complimentary coat check, a photobooth, and late night hors d'oeuvres. We're told there will also be balloons.
Starts at 9 p.m.; 2040 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-962-2933; tickets available at buy.smplfd.com; $17; 21 and over only.
A special New Year's Eve menu includes lobster ravioli, surf and turf, coconut mousse, and more.
735 Forest Ave., Birmingham; 248-258-9400; forestbirmingham.com; dinners are $95 per person.
Electric Six @ Saint Andrew's Hall
In 2003, Detroit's Electric Six took the world by storm with the smash success of Fire, bolstered by oddball instant classics like "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar." Since then, the band has released a constant output of new music, regardless of whether the mainstream press has been paying attention. The band's New Year's Eve show promises the best of both worlds: Frontman Dick Valentine and Co. will play one set of Fire in its entirety, and another of their greatest hits. Local rockers MPV open.
Doors at 9 p.m.; 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com; $20; 18 and older only.
DSO NYE Bash
Ring in the new year with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy an evening of classics with music director Leonard Slatkin, timeless R&B soul hits from principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik, and American Idol finalist Michael Lynche. The DSO requests black-tie apparel for their televised extravaganza on Detroit Public Television. When the clock strikes midnight, guests are invited to singalong with a full orchestral performance of "Auld Lang Syne," complete with champagne toast.
Concert begins at 10 p.m.; Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; DSO.org; Concert-only tickets begin at $40. Multiple packages for dinner-VIP experience range from $150-$500.
Detroit Circus @ The Village Theatre
Witness high-flying aerial antics on fabric and the trapeze, fire dancing and eating, stilt walking and stilt acrobatics, and feats of mind-bending strength. Adagio Acrobatic members will also amaze viewers with their challenging body balancing, yoga and flexible maneuvers requiring two partners, who appear to push the limits of physics. This is an animal-free show that will make your jaws drop.
Pre-show starts at 6 p.m. and main show at 7 p.m.; 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton; 734-394-5300; cantonvillagetheater.org; tickets are $20.
Hit Detroit's original rooftop for a full night of great music and a hype atmosphere. Since 1988 Exodos has made New Year's Eve a one-of-a-kind event with its special year-round outdoor lounge and bar. See Dan Tillery in his live acoustic set from 7-10 p.m., followed by DJ Jmac from 10-12 a.m., finished by a set from DJ Nass.
Doors open 6 p.m.; 529 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-962-1300; exodosrooftop.com; entry prices vary.
Send this year off in style. Stay at the Whitney mansion on NYE and enjoy a night of luxury. The Whitney is serving a special four-course menu on New Year's Eve. Two-hour seatings beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Ghost Bar is open exclusively for dining guests to enjoy before and after dinner. Dancing and live music begins at 10:30 p.m. in the ballroom. Pick the deluxe package and stay overnight.
Doors open at 4 p.m.; 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700; thewhitney.com; tickets are $100.
Countdown to 2016 with New Year's Eve Detroit on the 25th Floor @ Top of the Pontch
This will be a premier New Year's Eve experience. This upscale boutique celebration will be glamour and glitz, and you'll ring in the new year with a 360-degree view that overlooks the lit Detroit New Year's Eve skyline. This breathtaking view overlooks the Detroit River, Windsor, and the Ambassador Bridge. This unparalleled view will be your backdrop while you dine, drink, dance and make memories to last a lifetime.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 2 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-782-4313; topofthepontch.com; tickets start at $95.
New Year's Eve Masquerade Gala @ Masonic Temple
Add a mask to that dress or suit and head to the Masonic Temple for their special masquerade gala. During the night of disguise, enjoy a premium drink bar, a strolling dinner, dessert and coffee bar, midnight champagne toast, live entertainment, and the late night snack at 2 a.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. dinner begins at 8 p.m.; 500 Temple Ave., Detroit; 313-638-2724; themasonic.com; $145.
Ring in the new year with a long time favorite. The Vintage House in known for their elite entertainment and delicious dishes at their New Year's Eve bash. Try their family-style dishes including, shrimp cocktail, beef tenderloin, bowtie alfredo and chicken followed by French pastries for dessert. Live DJ entertainment welcomes an open dance floor and a free photo booth. Premium beverages will also be served along with a gourmet pizza station. End the night with a midnight champagne toast and dance the night away.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; 31816 Utica Rd., Fraser; 586-415-5678; vintagebanquetsandcatering.com; $80 and complimentary shuttle service, call for details.
Jazzy New Year's Eve @ Trenton Village Theatre
The award-winning jazz flutist and Canadian radio host returns to the stage with his band Alexander Zonjic and Friends. Swiss pianist and composer Alex Bugnon joins the bill. The evening also features a midnight champagne toast, gourmet desserts and coffee, door prizes, and photo opportunities with the artists.
Doors at 9:30 p.m.; 2447 W. Jefferson Ave., Trenton; 313-964-5050; zonjic.com; $50.
Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille
The restaurant will be serving a special New Year's Eve menu. Appetizers choices include Polpette Della Casa, Cozze All Diavolo, Calamari Arrabbiata, and roasted bell peppers, and Italian sausage. Entrees include chicken picatta, veal saltimbocca, filet mignon, and more. There will also be a midnight champagne toast. Space is limited so be sure to call ahead to make reservations. Seating times are 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 9:45 p.m.
2203 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3500; daedoardo.com.
Stacey Pullen @ TV Lounge
Enjoy the last bit of 2015 with a four-hour extended set with Stacey Pullen in his first show in Detroit at TV Lounge. Also starring Al Ester, Bruce Bailey, Chuck Flask, Dan Bain & Adia, Delano Smith, Loren, Mister Joshooa, Norm Talley, Pontchartrain, and Phil Tha Mixx. Line up lasts until 4 a.m. Dress to dance and bring cash for the bar.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; 2548 Grand River Ave., Detroit; paxahau.com; tickets are $20 in advance; 21 and up only.
Spend New Year's Eve in Ann Arbor at Weber's Inn. Enjoy dinner and the party from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. and don't worry about driving back, just stay overnight. Party-goers can enjoy the spectacular dinner buffet, evening-long entertainment and dancing in two ballrooms, champagne toast at midnight, and a late night pizza buffet. Live entertainment by Mainstreet Soul in the Grand Ballroom or music from the DJ in the atrium ballroom overlooking the beautiful pool area. Both will have you dancing into the new year with their music mix and dynamic nightclub edge along with your requests.
Buffet opens at 7 p.m.; 3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor; 734-769-2500; webersinn.com; Dinner and party $250 per couple and overnight stay $399 per couple; formal attire; 21 and older only.
This fancy evening will include hor d'oeuvres and a plated dinner plus a premium bar, dancing, and a late night pizza buffet. Of course, there will be a champagne toast at midnight.
Starts at 7:30 p.m.; 54660 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township; 586-731-2100; thepalazzogrande.com; tickets are $100 per person.
Thirst Wave NYE @ Small's
New wave, retro alternative, and dark '80s and '90s alternative will be spinning all night at Small's as their signature Thirst Wave party takes on the theme of New Year's Eve. Snag free noisemakers, party hats, and beads at the door, and hit the bar for cheap drinks. There will be a complimentary appetizer buffet all evening long and come midnight you can toast with champagne, or PBR if you're not into the bubbly drink.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; smallsbardetroit.com; cover is $5 for 21 and older before 10 p.m.; $8 after 10 p.m., $8 20 and younger.
Erotic City NYE 2016: Dretraxx and Pete Croce @ Temple Bar
Dretraxxx and Pete Croce have engineered this evening of New Year's Eve fun. Limited edition collectable presale tickets are available. Expect lots of Prince tracks, obviously. Starts at 10 p.m.; 2906 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-832-2822; tickets are $5 in advance; purple and paisley attire preferred.
The party goes until 4 a.m. at Luna, where there will be plenty of dancing, lots of drinking, and even free nosh from Pei Wei. Cover also comes with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight, plus there will be a special dance show by the award-winning Luna dancers.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 1815 N. Main St., Royal Oak; lunaroyaloak.com; tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
NYE Menu @ Rugby Grille
If you're looking to keep your New Year's Eve low key and intimate, dinner at the Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille is the way to go. The swanky restaurant's culinary team have crafted a special four-course prix fixe menu that will only be available for this special evening. Courses include choices like pork belly and king crab, lobster pho, lamb loin, and chocolate semifreddo.
Served 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; 100 Townsend St., Birmingham; 248-642-5999; townsendhotel.com; $105 per person; reservation required.
It's the roaring '20s inside the new Detroit location of the Townsend Hotel. The glam evening includes three seatings for a five-course meal paired with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, plus live music, party favors, and a photobooth. After the final seating doors open to the public for late night bites, drinks, and dancing. Formal '20s attire and reservations are required for dinner.
Seatings at 5 p.m. ($125), 7:30 p.m.($175), and 10 p.m. ($200); doors open to the public at 10 p.m.; 500 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-723-1000; townsendhotel.com.
This Greektown bar will make New Year's Eve simple this year. They're offering regular service until 9 p.m. — serving a delicious menu with items like steak frites, meatloaf, and their special version of chicken cordon bleu — after which time they will open up their second floor for a party with all the requisite NYE accoutrements like party favors and a champagne toast. They're also keeping the kitchen open until 1 a.m. to make sure your belly is full all night long. The whole place will remain open until 4 a.m.
419 Monroe Ave., Detroit; 313-782-4189; firebirdtavern.com.
If you're into craft beer, this is the place to be on New Year's Eve. CK Diggs has a fantastic selection of locally made brews and a slew of taps. Order from their special holiday menu and enjoy the MSU vs. Alabama football game for a chill way to enter 2016.
2010 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills; 248-853-6600; ckdiggs.com.
CJ Mahoneys Troy
Sip your favorite brewski while enjoying the MSU vs. Alabama football game with the sound on at this neighborhood watering hole. There's no cover or annoying balloon drop at midnight.
2511 Livernois Rd., Troy; 248-273-4600; cjmahoneystroy.com; no cover.
This spot was voted Ferndale’s “best bar to shake it on the dance floor” by Metro Times. So how could that be anything but the best area spot to hang for NYE? A special dance show is promised, “with the wild Orchid dancers,” if you need help getting your own party started. Remember to dress well and drink responsibly.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; 141 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-506-6586; orchideferndale.com; $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Admission includes champagne toast.
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