Plenty of bars are open on New Year’s Eve, but if you’re seeking a more organized affair here are some promising options.
Little Water Cantina is hosting a fiesta with Georgetown Brewing Co. and El Mayor Tequila. Dinner comes with a complimentary glass of champagne, plus there’s pints for $3, flights of tequila for $8, and other drink specials. And can you beat that patio for taking in the fireworks? We think not. 5pm. No reservations required.
At Pike Pub and Brewing Co. ‘s Old Bawdy New Year party, guests can be the first to taste the 2011 Old Bawdy barley wine. Enjoy live music by the Atlas String Band, sip on the brewery’s lightest beer, Naughty Nellie Organic Artisan Golden Ale, and enjoy a dinner of short ribs, onion soup, cannelloni, and cheesecake. 4pm–1am. Make reservations by calling 206-622-6044.
Rob Roy is counting down by blasting music that was popular during 2011 and passing around a free drink at midnight (they’re thinking something with Hendrick’s gin). No cover.
The Palace Ballroom will prepare a five-course meal and provide glasses of bubbly at midnight and dancing to the Portage Bay Big Band. Great view of the Space Needle fireworks, too. The shindig starts at 8:30. Tickets are $99 (including taxes and gratuity).
Pearl Bar and Dining is going full Cinderella with its New Year’s Eve Ball, where partygoers can enjoy multiple bars, dance floors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 8pm. $40 at the door or $30 in advance at brownpapertickets.com.
Find a live dj and 10 oz. craft cocktails at Tini Bigs and karaoke and tiki drinks at Hula Hula during their joint bash. Cover into both bars is $10. Call 206-284-5003. Tini Bigs opens at 4, dj starts at 9. Hula opens at 7:30. Karaoke begins at 8.
Spur is offering champagne and caviar service. For $50, enjoy one ounce of caviar, two glasses of bubbly, and some accompaniments. There will also be a chef’s tasting menu and a traditional toast at midnight.
EMP is throwing its annual, huge (3,000 people huge) New Year’s Eve party, Indulgence. Expect 25 bars, multiples entertainment stages, live comedy, a 140,000-square-foot dance area, an “80’s invasion,” and other such debauchery. Tickets are $59–$350.