I’ve got a few requests to point people in the direction of flowing champagne, music and a great time for young black professionals. Unfortunately, I will be partaking in dinner and a house party in Houston, but take a look at my suggestions below!
1. New Year’s Eve Champagne tasting featuring Veuve Cliquot and Moet & Chandon
- Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label
- Veuve Cliquot Rosé
- Moet & Chandon Rosé Impérial
- Moet & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé
Run down: I have had some amazing times at Second Vine Wine this year, but who hasn’t had a great time when wine is involved. If I were celebrating in New Orleans, I’d head here first then dinner and maybe to end the night with the Soul Rebels.
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Second Vine Wine, 1027 Touro Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Admission: $25 (Redeemable towards purchase of 2 or more bottles of featured champagnes)
Call (504) 304-4453 for details!
2. New Year’s Eve 2014-15
“Bearded Lady” Billy Francesca and Miss Aubrey Synclaire host the gay club’s New Year’s Eve party with music by DJ Mike Bryant and VJ Brendan Thompson, a Champagne toast at midnight, and a $1,000 balloon drop, Dec. 31, starting at 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve tickets include admission to the Hung Over and Broke party (with all you can drink well and draft beer) on Jan. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by a “Lipstixx: Ladies on Parade” drag show.
Run down: I’m not sure if any of you are interested in hanging out downtown on Bourbon, but I’m bringing you variety folks! Enjoy!
Time: 9 p.m until
Location: Bourbon Pub and Parade, 801 Bourbon St., New Orleans
Call (504) 529-2107
3. Unofficial NYE Celebration at Victory Bar
Just so you know, I completely made this up, but why not bring in your NYE with Daniel Victory and Camille Whitworth of Victory Bar. The drinks are always flowing and the nibbles are mind-blowing. If you’re lucky you may find a new man or woman!
Run down: We love this bar for many reasons, and it has all to do with the amazing people who run it! Have a drink or two, order some appetizers and maybe they’ll let you in secreto…
Time: Open all night
Location: Victory Bar, 339 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA
Admission: No cover
4. PCI New Year’s Eve Party 2015
Run down: I’m not sure what PCI stands for, but our good friend owns this fine establishment, so we’re here to support. If you’re looking to spend a pretty penny to have a great time, this is your place!
Location: Fulton Alley, 600 Fulton Street, New Orleans, LA
5. Big Night New Orleans New Year’s Eve 2014
The massive complex is transformed into “Countdown City,” with multiple themed party areas, a buffet dinner, party favors, a balloon drop at midnight, an open bar, and live entertainment by Cowboy Mouth, Kid Kamillion, the Glen David Andrews Band, the Brass-A-Holics, Shamarr Allen, Royal Teeth, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, DJ Candy D, the 610 Stompers, DJ Mike Swift, Bad Girls of Burlesque, and Cirque VooDoo, Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission: General admission from $114.99. VIP admission from $189.99. Prices rise as event date nears.
Run down: Another event that will cost you a pretty penny. If you’re looking to party in a huge group and drink as if your life depended on it then this is the party for you!
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
6. Soul Sister Presents Soul Train a Classics Party DJ Soul Sisters 12th Annual New Years Eve Party
Run down: Plan to enjoy hits from Motown greats! DJ Soul Sister loves to boogie! If you’re down to dance until you sweat than this is the party for you!
Location: One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse Street
7. NYE with DJ Jubilee
Run down: It’s DJ Jubilee. What more can you ask for on NYE.
Location: Dragon’s Den (upstairs), 435 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
Call (504) 949-1750 for details