Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year's Eve parties

OK, folks. Here's a tentative copy of the New Year's Eve party roundup that will appear in this week's To Do.

I'm still waiting to hear from a few bars, so the list is about 90 percent complete. I'll keep this post as the main blog item this week and update as necessary.

UPDATE: I've added La Margarita, Belloo's, The Uptown Vault and Locos in Phenix City to the list.

Unless otherwise noted, the events are open to guests 21 and older.

La Margarita, 5300 Sidney Simons Blvd.: Latin night with champagne, food specials and more. Action starts at 10 p.m. and there's no cover. 706-221-7111.

Belloo's, 900 Front Avenue: Claiborne & Friends perform beginning at 9:30 p.m. Expect light hors d’oeuvres and champagne at midnight. Cover charge is $5. 706-494-1584.

The Uptown Vault, 1026 Broadway: DJ Kamakazi entertains. Cover is $10 and action starts at 8 p.m. 706-442-8370.

Locos Grill & Pub, 3546 Highway 280/431, Phenix City: Party starts 8 p.m., Strokin’ Dixie performs 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost is $50/couple, $25/individual. That incudes five alcoholic beverages, buffet and free transportation home if necessary. Open to all ages, must be 21 to drink. Reservations recommended. 334-297-2546.

AMF Peach Lanes, 1636 Bradley Park Drive: The bowling alley offers a family-oriented party and a party geared toward adults.

From 6 to 9 p.m., groups of up to six people pay $85 for a lane. The price includes pizza, a pitcher of soda and an early evening countdown.

From 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., groups of up to six people pay $109 for a lane. Reserve your lane early and you’ll get champagne. You can bowl as much as you’d like within the time frame. Call 706-324-4431 for reservations. The bowling alley is open to all ages, but you must be 21 to drink.

Mix Ultra Lounge, 1107 Broadway: Las Vegas-style video countdown by DJ Roonie G, party favors, champagne, free breakfast buffet, and a balloon drop with $3,000 in cash and prizes. Cover is $20 advance and tickets at the door start at $20 (subject to increase). Action starts at 9 p.m. Call 706-221-2112 for information about advance tickets and VIP tables.

Oxygen, 1040 Broadway: Party favors, champagne toast. Tickets start at $10, doors open at 8 p.m. 706-596-8397.

Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway: Best-dressed male wins $150, best-dressed female wins $250. Balloon drop with over $1,000 in cash and prizes. Cover is $5 until 11 p.m., then will possibly increase.

The Loft: 1032 Broadway: Entertainment by Peggy Jenkins starts at 9 p.m. Free breakfast buffet, champagne toast, $1,000 prize giveaway. Cover is $10. 706-596-8141.

Scruffy Murphy’s, 1037 Broadway: Entertainment by Boneheadz, champagne toast. Cover is $6 and action starts at 8 p.m. 706-322-3460.

Elks Lodge 111, 5768 Miller Court: Steak dinner, champagne, party favors and entertainment by The Wayne Petty Band. Party starts at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets required. Spaces filled on a first come, first serve basis. Members pay $25/person for the dinner and dance, non-members pay $30/person. Guests are welcome with tickets. 706-569-6720.

Shanty Shack, 4475 Warm Springs Road: DJ JB, drink specials, party favors, champagne. No cover. Party starts at 8 p.m. 706-507-3418.

Spices Lounge, 1239 Broadway: Cover is $40 in advance (through Thursday) and $45 at the door. It includes champagne and entertainment. Action starts at 8 p.m. 706-568-3533.

Pop-A-Top, 210 32nd Street: Food, entertainment and no cover. Party starts at 9 p.m. 706-323-9292.

SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road: Party favors, champagne and traditional New Year’s foods like black-eyed peas and collard greens. The M&M Band entertains. Cover is $10, action starts at 9 p.m. 706-568-3316.

Spicoli’s, 5762 Milgen Road: Champagne, party favors, buffet and entertainment by Mirror. Doors open at 9 p.m. and cover is $10. 706-221-5252.

Mickey’s Pub, 4105 Buena Vista Road: Karaoke, drink specials, no cover. Party starts at 7 p.m. 706-569-6777.

Players, 1500 54th Street: Karaoke, billiards and bowling. No cover, open to guests 18 and older. 706-653-0106.

Del Ranch, 4920 Lee Road 430 (Smiths Station): Action starts at 9:30 p.m and cover is $25/couple, $15/person. That includes breakfast, champagne, party favors, a balloon drop and entertainment by David McBride & Razin’ Kane. 334-297-9177.

Maple Sports Bar, 8328 Veterans Parkway: Lazy Swamis perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. No cover. Venue is 21-and-older beginning at 11 p.m. 706-322-6888.

Eighty-Five, located below Belloo’s on Front Avenue: Classic Addict performs. Cover is $12. Show starts at 10 p.m. Champagne, drink specials and a signed guitar and cymbal giveaway. 706-324-1500.

Ben’s Chophouse, 5300 Sidney Simons Blvd.: Expect $5 drink specials like a Midori Melon Ball Drop, Blue Party Punch and much more. No cover. Restaurant is open to all ages, must be 21 to drink. 706-256-0466.