Still need plans for New Year’s Eve? Here’s nine ways to get down while the ball drops.
Bonham Exchange will host a New Year’s Eve bash with 94.1 KTFM broadcasting Top 40 hits live on the main dance floor. VIP membership cards will be given away every hour and guests will receive a party pack with complimentary hats, tiaras and noisemakers, along with a Champagne toast at midnight. $7 adults, $25 minors, 8pm, 411 Bonham, (210) 224-9219, facebook.com/bonhamexchange.
Over at Coco Lounge & Bistro, the club will host DJ Uniq, DJ Gabe and DJ City. Drink up chocolate-laden libations like the Original Sin with chocolate vodka and house-made dark and white chocolate liqueurs as you watch the Times Square ball drop. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. $10 general (ladies free until 10pm), 18402 US 281 N, (210) 577-9927, sa-coco.com.
Take your underage friends to Club Rio’s 18-and-over dancefest, which includes special guest DJs from Houston and Austin, free Champagne for VIP reservations with bottle service and a flashy laser show. $5, 10pm, 13307-A San Pedro, (210) 403-2582, facebook.com/saclubrio.
Nothing says New Year’s Eve like a black-and-white soiree at The Falls. Remember to dress to impress–whatever that means. Progressive and alternative rock jams provided by Nothing More, a SA- and New Orleans-based band that recently wrapped as opening act for Korn. $15 presale, $20 door, 9pm, 226 W Bitters, Ste 120, facebook.com/thefalls.satx.
Talk about a great view: Spend the night under the stars at Greenhouse, one of only two rooftop bars in the area. Bottle service packages start at $400, but all can enjoy a complimentary champers toast. $10, 4553 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 862-6414, facebook.com/greenhousesa.
Game room meets bar at Hangar Tavern, which will ring in the New Year with complimentary table reservations, a DJ, party favors and a Champagne toast amidst its oodles of old-school arcade games and Jumbo Jenga sets. No cover, 9pm, 14532 Brook Hollow, (210) 846-8810, facebook.com/TheHangarTavern. The party will continue on January 1 at the Tavern’s sister location, The Hangar for their third annual Sin Night Redo Party. No cover, 10pm, 8203 Broadway, (210) 818-7699, facebook.com/TheHangarSA.
Hear the latest from Miguel, Rihanna, Drake and Wiz Khalifa as The Beat 98.5 broadcasts live from Ice Lounge. The celebration includes $2 Bud Light, $2 calls and $2 ice shots (served out of ice shot glass molds, obviously) until 11 p.m. No cover, 5545 NW Loop 410, Ste 116, (210) 200-8706, facebook.com/IceLoungeSportsBar.
If you’re looking for a bargain, the ultra-chic Ivory Lounge nightclub is featuring any bottle for $125 along with drink specials, free favors and a bubbly toast while you listen to Top 40 dance, hip-hop and Latin jams. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. No cover, 5152 Fredericksburg, (210) 340-4879, ivoryloungesa.com.
If you MUST head downtown along with 250,000-plus other San Antonians, venture to the River Walk for V Bar at Hotel Valencia’s shindig which includes an appetizer buffet, DJ Miss Genafire and two drink tickets at the bar. $40 (pre-paid only, no door sales), 150 E Houston, (210) 230-8412, hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com.