Looking for New Year’s Eve Plans?

It’s the week after Christmas which means you’re doing one of two things. You’re wondering why you’re at work when it seems like everyone else took PTO or you’re looking for New Year’s Eve plans.

Lucky for you, we took a little time this week to compile a list of events going on around town so you don’t have to. Gainesville is a diverse place, so we’ve done our best to put together a diverse set of options.

Take a look and let us know where you’re heading! For an added twist, read the entire post doing your best Stefan impression and make up your passcodes.

Classic Meets Modern – Head to The Wooly

The Wooly hosts an annual semi-swanky New Year’s Eve party with live music, champagne toast, plenty of food, and a fully stocked cash bar. This is a great event for the crowd that wants to dress up and party, but wants to avoid the sticky floors of Grogg House.

Buy an advance ticket to guarantee you get in before midnight. If you try to get in night-of, the lines get long.

When: Doors at 9pm
Cost: $25 entry, 21+ only
Attire: Dressy – Think cocktail dresses
Learn more: Details on Facebook
Tickets: Advanced Tickets online

(Ticket entry includes Cuban Pork Roast Dinner & Champagne Toast at Midnight)

Dance to Your Favorite Mario Hits – R.I.P. 2016 NYE Block Party

Downtown dance club The Atlantic, Arcade Bar, and The Alley team up for a joint NYE party celebrating “those we lost” in 2016. Oh and did we mention, it’s a costume party? Yeah, it’s a costume party.

When: Doors open at 9pm
Cost: Not posted, but probably a cash cover (will update when we find out)
Attire: Costume party. You probably won’t go wrong donning your best David Bowie or George Michael costume.
Learn more: Details on Facebook
Tickets: Looks like it’s cover at the door, but we aren’t sure. We’ll update when we know.

Low-Key, Dressed Down – Loosey’s

Looking for a quieter night (and trying to avoid cover?). Loosey’s Downtown has got you covered. With a full bar (and amazing bartenders), great mood lighting, and plenty of seating indoors and outdoors, you’re sure to have a great night. Bring friends or show up and meet new folks. It’s that kind of place.

When: Open for usual Saturday hours, but celebrations start at 9pm.
Cost: No cover!
Attire: Dress up or dress down.
Learn more: Details on Facebook
Tickets: No cover means no tickets!

Hanging out near Tioga? Fluid Lounge

If you’re ready to test your luck at the end of 2016, Fluid Lounge will be ringing in the new year Casino Night style. Head to Tioga for blackjack, roulette, poker and more to raise money for the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Get there early (before 10pm) for a complimentary cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets start at $45 with discounted couples and group rates available.

When: Open for usual Saturday hours, but celebrations start at 9pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $45, Couples $80, Groups of 4 $150
Attire: Upscale
Learn more: Details on Facebook
Tickets: Get your advanced tickets

Oh, and if Fluid isn’t your scene, there’s always World of Beer next door.

Live Music, Outdoors, and Family-Friendly – 
Downtown Countdown at Bo Diddley Plaza

Looking for a night outside with music and neighbors? Head downtown to Bo Diddley Plaza for a full line-up of live music featuring headliners The Couch Messiahs performing tributes to Classic rock all-Stars like The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, The Band, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Rolling Stones.

When: Festivities start at 9pm
Cost: Free!
Attire: Casual
Learn more: Details on Facebook


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