published Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Plenty of options for New Year's Eve

Punkgrass band Strung Like a Horse will headline the New Year’s Eve celebration at The Honest Pint.
Punkgrass band Strung Like a Horse will headline the New Year’s Eve celebration at The Honest Pint.
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    Local trio Toneharm will DJ The Social's New Year's Evening party.

Whether you like to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a fine meal, raucous dancing or an evening of laughs, area clubs, restaurants and venues likely have what you are looking for.

Click here for a full list of NYE happenings.

Several offer packages that include dinner and breakfast and a hotel room for the night. Almost all include champagne and party favors. Below is the list of NYE events that we know about.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 95 — 3329 Ringgold Road. New Year’s Eve party with karaoke downstairs and live music upstairs in the meeting hall with The Big Band. $10 cover charge includes hors d’oeuvres, champagne, party favors and access to music starting at 8:30 p.m. 423-624-9105.

BART’S LAKESHORE — 5600 Lake Resort Terrace. New Year’s Eve party, $50 single, $90 per couple, includes dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. off select menu, reserved seating, select table, champagne toast, party favors and music by Rosedale Remedy. Walk-in tickets to the party only are $10 before midnight. Bar reservation is $20 with no meal. Reserved seating for four-person parties is $175. 423-870-0777.

BRIX NOUVEAU — 310 Cherokee Blvd. Celebrate the new year with a buffet of Brix Nouveau’s cheeses, meats and accompaniments, as well as a flight of sparkling wines. $75 provides access to the buffet and a half bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Prepaid reservations required. Seating limited to 40 guests. 423-488-2926.

BUD’S SPORTS BAR — 5751 Brainerd Road. $15 ticket includes party favors at the door, music by Aunt Betty starting at 10 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Reserved seating for a party of two is $50. Reservations for a party of four are $75. 423-499-9878.

CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO IMPERIAL BALLROOM — 1400 Market St. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with live music by The Beaters, featuring hits from the ’60s to the ’80s. A cash bar and snacks will be available, and door prizes will be awarded during band breaks. $40 per guest. Dinner/overnight couples packages also available for $260-$360, including a warm-up party at 4 p.m., prime-rib dinner buffet from 5 to 10 p.m., tickets to the concert, overnight accommodations at the Choo Choo and a New Year’s Day brunch. 423-266-5000.

THE CHATTANOOGAN — 1201 S. Broad St. Couples dinner served at Broad Street Grille from 5 to 10 p.m. for $125 per couple; cost includes three-course meal, champagne toast, party favors and an after-dinner party at The Foundry featuring Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers at 8:30 p.m. Tickets to the party only are $15 and include party favors and champagne toast. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. 423-424-3700.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 3224 Brainerd Road. Two shows by singer/comedian Michael Mack. Early bird at 7:30 p.m. ($18) and midnight party show at 9:45 p.m. ($34); late show includes hats, horns, a split of champagne and post-show dancing with DJ Gene Lovin. 423-622-2233.

DELTA QUEEN — 100 River St. Overnight accommodation/party packages start at $260. Packages include dancing to music by No Big Deal in the Orleans Room, party favors, access to a dinner buffet, overnight accommodations and a festive brunch on New Year’s Day. Tickets for just the dinner and the dance party, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., are available for $140. 423-468-4500,

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON — 407 Chestnut St. Hilton and KZ106 host a party with The Stratoblasters (and a DJ between sets) in the DoubleTree ballroom starting at 8 p.m. Tickets to the party alone are $32.93. Room packages available for $252.29, plus hotel tax and credit-card processing fees, include two event tickets, party favors, breakfast buffet and parking. Reservations must be made online at 423-756-5150.

THE HONEST PINT — 35 Patten Parkway. Celebrate with headliner punkgrass band Strung Like a Horse, bellydancer Lacy Jo, rockers Shark Week and Okinawa. Dance on the cleared-out first floor and enjoy adult beverages at one of two bars (one upstairs and one downstairs). Doors open at 9 p.m. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 423-468-4192.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View Ave. The Hunter’s New Year’s Eve Party on the Bluff begins at 8:30 p.m. and continues through 1 a.m. Tickets are $95 and include dinner, an open bar, live music and one of the best views downtown courtesy of the museum’s perch atop an 80-foot cliff. Hunter members can receive a discounted rate by calling 423-267-0968.

IMAGES — 6005 Brainerd Road. Tickets are $5 for VIPs (members), $10 for general admission, and include party favors, complimentary champagne toast, balloon drop with cash and prizes and a free breakfast buffet at 1:30 a.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show at 11 p.m. 423-855-8210.

JJ’S BOHEMIA — 231 M.L. King Blvd. Ring in the new year with “Let’s Get Classy,” featuring the music of Baby Baby, SOCRO, Behold the Brave and DJ Axis1 starting at 10 p.m. $10. 423-266-1400.

MOCHA RESTAURANT AND MUSIC LOUNGE — 511 Broad St. Celebrate with a concert presented by Groove 93 and Power 94 featuring R&B singers Ray Lavender and Sheryl Boyd. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, including music, hat and horn. Advance tickets to first 100 are $20. All tickets must be purchased through Brewer Media, 1305 Carter St., or 423-242-7637.

THE PALMS LOUNGE / THE COCONUT ROOM — 6925 Shallowford Road. Packages at $65 per person/$125 per couple include a five-course dinner with ginger-poached salmon, veggie kebabs or slow-roasted prime rib and a bottle of champagne. Post-dinner Masquerade Ball includes free masks and entertainment by a DJ in the Palms Lounge and a live band in the Coconut Room with a toast at midnight. Dinner is served at 8 p.m., which reserves the table for the rest of the night. Complimentary appetizers during happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. $25 cover for walk-ins after 9:30 p.m. 423-499-5055.

PUBLIC HOUSE — 1110 Market St. Ring in 2014 with a New Year’s Eve buffet including a nacho bar, sliders, chicken sandwiches and hoppin’ John with DJs Cutlass Cult and Toneharm providing entertainment. $10 ticket includes complimentary midnight champagne toast. 423-266-3366.

RAW SUSHI BAR — 409 Market St. Five-40 playing downstairs and DJ Reggie Reg upstairs. $10 ticket includes champagne toast, party favors and cash balloon drop with a chance to win a flat-screen TV and other gifts. Doors opens at 8 p.m. Drink specials 10-11 p.m. 423-756-1919.

SHERATON READ HOUSE — 827 Broad St. The historic downtown hotel is paying homage to the decade in which it opened with a Roaring ’20s-themed party with live music by Emerald Empire, champagne toast, party favors, open bar and desserts from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. An “extravagant” buffet dinner is available for an additional cost, as are overnight accommodations with a New Year’s breakfast and late checkout. Tickets are $99 (party only), $160 (party and dinner) and $478 (party, dinner and overnight stay). 423-266-4121.

RHYTHM & BREWS — 221 Market St. Party with local supergroup That ’90s Show, featuring covers of grunge rock, pop and R&B standards. The Power Players Show Band opens at 9:30 p.m. $20. 423-267-4644.

SOUTHERN BELLE — 201 Riverfront Parkway No. 2. Start off with a drink at 7:30 p.m. during happy hour on the third-floor Burger Bar Lounge. Guests will then board for a prime rib and Chicken Wisconsin dinner starting at 8:30 p.m., departing for a three-hour cruise at 9. On the river, guests will dance to a DJ and ring in the new year with a champagne toast in complimentary souvenir flutes. $100. Packages including overnight accommodations for two in the Courtyard Marriott or Spring Hills Suites by Marriott are $375.95. Have other plans for the evening? Enjoy an early dinner and two-hour cruise at 4:30 p.m. for $42.95. Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure. 800-713-7581.

STRATTON HALL — 3146 Broad St. Bring your own beverage. Doors open at 10 p.m. $20. For table reservations, call 901-230-0455.

SUGAR’S DOWNTOWN — 507 Broad St. Rock in the New Year for free with music provided by The Pool. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. 423-508-8956.

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