Now that Christmas is behind us, it's time to make preparations for the next big holiday...New Year's Eve. Time is running out on 2012 as well as your plans to drink or eat (or drink & eat) your way out of it. There are tons of ways to celebrate and places to do it and while The Stranger has compiled a pretty complete list of all of them, we've decided to pluck out twenty New Year's Eve soirees that stick out. Whatever you decide to do...enjoy!Read More
Seattle's 20 Best New Year's Eve Spots
Understandably, the top of the Space Needle is considered one of the nation's top NYE spots. That's probably why the Skycity Soiree and Observation Deck Party are both sold out already.
Pike Place Market
Priceline recently named this the 40th best place in America to party on New Year's Eve. If you don't mind the tourists, that is.
The Comet Tavern
Check out their New Year's Eve Bash featuring performances from Monogamy Party, Wimps, Haunted Horses, and Ubu Roi.
No Age Healing Expo & Ascension Event
A multimedia New Year's Eve extravaganza with live music performances and visual art experiences. Proceeds benefit The Vera Project.
Lazer Ball NYE @ Neptune
The Neptune Theater hosts live performances by Fresh Espresso, Grynch, Keyboard Kid & Metal Chocolates. And lasers!
Indulgence at EMP
You'll get four areas of live entertainment, live music performances, live comedy, party favors, booze from over 25 bars, a photo booth, and a front-row view of the Space Needle fireworks.
Inferno New Year's Eve Speak5easy
Spend the night gambling at one of their blackjack, roulette, and three-card poker tables for the chance to win prizes and then kick back to enjoy the burlesque performances and photo booth. At midnight, enjoy the champagne toast and glitter cannons.
Resolution 2013 @ WaMu Theater
Over 15 DJs and performers, including Dieselboy, Doctor P, Funtcase and Mord Fustang, along with two rooms of dancing as well as acrobats and performers.
Ivar's Salmon House NYE Party
You can't find too many NYE views better than the one at Ivar's Salmon House. Watch the fireworks while you dine and drink the night away.
Teatro ZinZanni's NYE Celebration
Enjoy a multicourse menu and champagne toast while you watch Teatro ZinZanni's Return to Paradise before watching the nearby Space Needle fireworks.
Jai Ho! New Year's Eve
How does a Bollywood and Bhangra dance party sound? If it sounds good, make for the Columbia City Theater for the dance, drink and delights.
Rockin' New Year's Eve Sing Along
Central Cinema hosts four hours of sing-along videos. "Expect lots of seat jumpers, 808's and hearbreak, hunks, pop princesses and of course Janet Jackson!"
New Year's Eve Argosy Cruise
New Year's Eve dinner, fireworks, champagne toast, and live music aboard an Argosy Cruise on Lake Union.
Two Bars, One Cover
Why go to one bar for NYE when you can go to two? Tini Bigs and Hula Hula are co-hosting an event that includes live music and the ability to bring drinks back and forth, not to mention great fireworks views.
New Year's Eve Underground Tour
For something different, how bout an adults-only tour of Seattle's underground followed by a champagne toast at Doc Maynard's Public House?
Eat The Whole Menu At Blind Pig
Hungry on NYE? Bling Pig is putting its entire menu on the, uh, menu, for $50.
NYE: Concert, Countdown & Celebration
Ring in the New Year with a concert of classical music blockbusters led by Ludovic Morlot, followed by a countdown to midnight and post-concert celebration.
Brouwer's New Year's Firkin Eve
Want a beer-soaked NYE? Brouwers will have 60-plus beers on tap as well as kegs from Reuben's, Fremont, American, and Big Al Brewing to name a few.
Tavern Law's Prohibition Soiree
Go old timey with Tavern Law's barrel-aged bourbon and house-aged rye as well as other Prohibition-era delights. Dress era-appropriate.
Il Corvo's Return (Sorta)
Mike Easton will re-open his pasta spot in its new location for a pair of dinners December 31. Seatings are at 6:30 and 9:30. Then, they' close again to prepare for their re-re-opening.