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Here are the hottest New Year's Eve parties happening in Houston

Here are the hottest New Year's Eve parties happening in Houston

Deadmau5 brings the fun on the eve of New Year's Eve.  Deadmau5/Instagram

As Houstonians prepare to ring in a new year, locals are naturally keeping an eye on the omicron and COVID breakthroughs, and the subsequent closures. For now, these spots have confirmed New Year's Eve parties. 

Look for an international electronic superstar's visit, a 007-themed affair, a Prohibition-themed party,  a masquerade ball, food and drink soirees, and some can't-miss drag shows. Stay safe and toast 2022 with these choice celebrations. 

Batanga will ring in the New Year with a no-cover celebration. Enjoy a special offer of filet mignon and crab cake for $49, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and live music from DJ Steve. 7 pm.

The Ballroom at Bayou Place will have an event called “Art of EVE 2022.” Check out local and national artwork as you celebrate the New Year. Enjoy music from five DJs, hours d'oeuvres, photoshoots, a champagne toast, red carpet entry, and more. 8 pm.

Bobcat Teddy's Ice House, that beloved Heights haunt, will be hosting a party with a special champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. They will also be hitting people with party favors and live music all night. 8 pm.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations will host a celebration featuring a four-course dinner for $60/person. The evening will also feature a live DJ and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 6 pm.

C. Baldwin Hotel in downtown will have a special “Prohibition Nights” party. Come decked in attire from the roaring '20s and enjoy cocktails, lite bites, music from DJ Tony Styles, party favors, and more. 9 pm.

Clé Houston kicks New Year's Ever weekend off on Thursday, December 30 with dance music icon DEADMAU5. Things keep going with a James Bond-themed New Years Eve celebration, dubbed "007 NYE." Nab tickets and reservations for both events online.

El Big Bad will have a fiesta featuring a unicorn piñata ball drop, specialty unicorn cocktails, and a unicorn costume contest. Tickets include a complimentary champagne toast, complimentary buffet, party favors, and more. 8 pm.

Four Seasons Hotel will have the bubbles and bites for its “A New Year’s State of Mind” party. Expect DJ entertainment, a Beau Joie Champagne tower, and a midnight confetti countdown. The transformed lobby will be lively with interactive festive activities including a dance floor, 360° photobooth, and specialty cocktails. A purchase of a table includes a food and beverage credit equal to the value of the table and a complimentary bottle of champagne. 9 pm.

Grooves of Houston will have a NYE masquerade ball, a VIP casino lounge, a New Year's champagne toast, a midnight breakfast buffet and sounds from DJ Kiotti and other local DJs. Tables, sections and bottle service are available starting at $100. 7 pm.

House of Blues' Foundation Room will be taking you back to the Clinton era with a NYE edition of "If It Don't Feel Like '90s RNB." Keith Jacobs and Phill Wade will serve as the hosts, while Donnie Houston and the Ken Chatman Project will provide the grooves. 9 pm.

How to Survive on Land & Sea will offer a more low-key New Year's affair. The East End wine bar will screen horror movies on its patio, offer deals on champagnes by-the-glass or bottle, and serve specials by GhostHand Pasta. 4 pm.

Julep has got a party complete with a NYE champagne cocktail menu, tunes by DJ Cherry Like Bounce starting at 10 pm and a complimentary champagne or bourbon toast at midnight. Reserve a booth at $500 or a table at $250 (both up to four guests). 4 pm.

Lilly and BLOOM will have a “Tigers and Lillies NYE Masquerade Ball.” Enjoy two DJs spinning the best dance music, a complimentary champagne toast, a cash drop at midnight, and more. 8 pm.

March Restaurant will have a Spanish-inspired NYE, with a six-course and nine-course menu full of Spanish delicacies. If you want to ring in the New Year with boops of champagne and bumps of caviar, the lounge will also be open at 9 pm. 6 pm. 

Marriott Downtown Houston notes that its “Black and White Masquerade Ball” will be the premiere masquerade soirée this NYE. Enjoy lite bites, three rooms of music and mingling, cocktails, and more. 9 pm.

Pier 6 Seafood & Oysters will have an exclusive reservation-only masquerade bash. Enjoy bottle packages & drink specials, and dine on a set menu of celebratory coastal fare to a backdrop of a DJ spinning energetic tunes. 4:30 pm.

POST HTX will be bringing out the big guns — including fireworks. Enjoy panoramic skyline views, cirque-style performers, live DJs, a professional firework show at midnight, and more on rooftop park Skylawn. 8 pm.

Pur Noire Urban Wineries is celebrating the New Year release of their first sparkling wine by having an exclusive “Celebrer” NYE shindig. The event will feature live music, great food, and incredible wine. 10 pm.

Roots Wine Bar calls its party "2021: What a Drag!" Things will kick off with a champagne welcome and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a five-course tasting menu with wine pairing. Then, the show begins with local drag performers and a DJ to help ring in the new year. 7 pm. 

The Rustic Downtown will bring in Houston’s own DJ Hiram to spin some tunes as people anticipate the countdown to midnight. The event is free with an RSVP, but seating is first come, first served. 8:30 pm.

Sekai Night and Day will have visiting DJ SICKICK, the latest masked DJ to make a big splash in the EDM game (he’s well-known on TikTok for providing most-used sounds), come in and help ring in the New Year. 10:30 pm. 

Spire will get all fabulous for its end-of-the-year spectacular. Look for various packages of bottle service — in both the upstairs and downstairs areas — if you show up with ten of your closest friends. 9 pm. 

Weights + Measures is going all drag with its "Glitter + Glam 2021" party. Starting with a three-course dinner, the real party will start at 9:30 pm, with a DJ and drag show, featuring guest DJ Al Farb and some of Houston's top drag performers. 6 pm.