- December 30, 2014

Free Date Night: New Year’s Eve Edition


Bid 2014 a fond farewell and welcome the new year. There are plenty of free New Year’s Eve celebrations to choose from!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year’s Party at Hotel San Jose
For a low-key fun salute to 2014 on SoCo, check out Hotel San Jose. The night includes music from DJ Chino Casino, keepsake-worthy pictures from their photo booth, and celebratory bubbly at midnight. This FREE party starts at 8pm and ends when the ball drops. (Hotel San Jose, 1316 South Congress Ave, Austin)

Pinballz Arcade
Go old school with drinks, music, and GAMES this New Year’s Eve. Pinballz Arcade will be rocking out to classic music from the 80′s, providing FREE beer (to patrons 21 and older, proof of ID required, limit one per person), and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Party starts at 9pm and lasts until 1am. If you want to play games, print this coupon to save. (Pinballz Arcade, 8940 Research Blvd Ste. 100, Austin)

If you’re looking for variety, try this threesome with Vinyl, Chicago House, and Upstairs on Trinity all celebrating the New Year in a huge building-wide party. There will be music by Ed Mage (Do The Right Thing) and guest appearances from DJ Phamstar & Mark Kopff. The event is FREE, starts at 9pm, and there will be a champagne toast at midnight. (607 Trinity, Austin)

NYE at Whisler’s featuring the Southern Sirens Burlesque
Toast the New Year with some sexy sass at Whisler’s. The Chris Mosley Quartet will set the mood while the Southern Sirens Burlesque performers provide the entertainment. The event is FREE and includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The party kicks off at 7pm. (Whisler’s, 1816 E 6th Street, Austin)

NYE at the Gatsby
Ring in the New Year with a classy soiree at The Gatsby which includes a red carpet entry at 9pm, music from Benjamin Cina, and a FREE champagne toast at midnight. After you ring in the New Year, the party continues until 2am with DJ Bottles spinning the tunes. RSVP here. (The Gatsby, 708 E. 6th Street, Austin)

New Year’s Eve at the Rattle Inn
For a country-fried NYE, check out the FREE music line-up at Rattle Inn. The party starts at 8pm with Lou Shields, Dixie Underground, Armadillo Creek, Junkyard Mongrels, and Danger Cakes performing. (The Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces, Austin)

If you’re looking for daytime and early evening New Year’s Eve celebrations for families, head over here!

Heather Schuck is the CEO of the children’s lifestyle brand, Glamajama. When she’s not scheming “glama” world domination or mentoring young designers, you can find her in her front yard chasing her three children with a garden hose. Connect with her at glamaLIFE or on Facebook.