The New Year's Eve Party Guide

Published On December 26, 2012 | By Kymbo Slice | Music
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NYEIf you haven’t made your New Year’s Eve plans yet, we’re here to help you out. There’s always a slew of legit parties going on around town each year, but how does one decide on which to commit to? This year, many places are opting for larger covers in exchange for an open bar or complimentary champagne and apps. Party hoppin’ is also discouraged this time of year, as the po po will be out in full force waiting to pounce on those of us who’ve had one to many holiday bevs. Either way, in true NakYouOut fashion, we’re here to present you with your list of options for New Year’s Eve 2013. See you on the other side, folks!

ChampFancypants: These options are a bit more pricey and for those of us who would prefer ringing in the new year by noshing on Pittsburgh’s culinary delicacies and drinking expensive liquor. Bust out your best party dress and buy your ticket.

New Year’s Eve at Bar Marco
Olive or Twist’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade

RainbowLGBTQ Friendly: Join your queer friends and allies as you ring in the new year with a group of like-minded folk who know how to have a good time. Options include a brand new bar in Squirrel Hill and a familiar Lawrenceville institution.

NYE Party at Friends Bar
Celebrate the Big Bang at Cattivo

HodgepodgeHodgepodge: Two of these monthlies (Pandemic and Sinferno) are known for hosting a particular genre of music, but have broadened their horizons to include a variety of entertainment for the following celebrations.

BRILLOBOX NYE WTF
Sinferno/Hanging Garden New Year’s Eve Party
New Year’s Eve at the Rex

beeerDance-Friendly: These places never disappoint when it comes to turning up the heat on the dance floor. Whether you’re trying to rave, booty pop or freak on someone else, put on your flats and leave the heels at home.

Cantina New Year’s Eve
A Very 3B New Years
Time Travel
New Year’s Eve at Static

top 3Our Top 3 Picks: We try not to play favorites, but we think the following events will maximize your potential for epicness this NYE.

NYE with Foxy Shazam at Mr. Smalls – If you haven’t had a chance to see Foxy Shazam live, brace yourself for the unexpected. Front man Eric Sean Nally is one crazy MF-er. The band is joined by locals There There and The Semi-Supervillains.

New You Year’s Eve at 6119 – The folks behind three powerhouse indie Pittsburgh promoters – VIA, Lazercrunk and Honcho – have teamed up to throw one banger of a bash that goes down til the sun comes up.

The Final Countdown at Shadow Lounge – Three rooms. Four deejays. And your last chance to ring in the new year at the Shadow Lounge as we know it to exist in East Liberty….EVER!

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