23 best gay New Year’s Eve parties in Atlanta

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What to do for New Year’s in the gAy-TL? We got you. Gay Atlanta don’t play when it comes to play. Ever. That goes double on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Get a disco nap, because this list has more LGBT NYE events than you can handle. But you'll have fun trying.

Ruby’s Redd Light District New Year’s Eve Dinner Cabaret. A special-edition “Spectacular Extravaganza” features four-course prix fixe meal including champagne, upcoming “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Trinity K. Bonet (second photo), and a diverse cast of queens in the Jungle Room @ Jungle, 7 p.m. This will sell out. Buy tickets. $35

Party Like A Rock Star 8.0: A-List Style (top photo) with DJ Manny Lehman is one of the hottest parties in gay Atlanta all year. Meet hundreds of your closest friends for dancing, VIP Upgrades, and Joining Hearts extras @ Jungle, 9 p.m. Reserve your spot to shut it down for 2013 by buying tickets now. $25 – $65, or $85 with Ruby’s Dinner Cabaret. Last year’s photos will blow your mind.

Pennies From Heaven 2014. Blake’s serves up cute gay boys every night of the year, but another reason to stop here is the huge cash balloon drop with prizes that say, “Hey bitch, it’s a new year!” @ Blake’s on the Park, 9 p.m.

NYE Dinner & Show features the stylings of gay singer Guyton Maurice accompanied by gay pianist David Reeb. Five-course, prix fixe dinner with champagne included @ Café Vena, Vinings, 8 p.m. – 12 p.m., first seating 7 p.m. $75

Glitter & Fur 4 (third photo) finds you dressed to impress in your most forward look for the fourth consecutive year. The artsy queers of Bedlam do up 2013’s regeneration into 2014 with “RuPaul’s” Mariah Balenciaga, DJ King Atlas, Kryean Kelly, and the Sing For Your Life Season 2 finalists @ Takorea, 9 p.m. Get advance tickets, $10. View last year’s amazing photos.

Michelle Malone puts the lesbian blues rock all over your New Year’s Eve to round out her big year @ Eddie’s Attic, 9:30 p.m.,

Burkhart’s NYE 2014 does what they do best: A good, affordable time with wall-to-wall men. Add in party favors, champagne, no cover and 25 years of know-how, and it’s a blowout @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.

Attack of the New Year’s Eve Party Monster. On a night for amateurs, the boys who party hard all year long say, “Happy New Year’s Fuckin’ Eve” like only they know how – “Free As Hell.” Free midnight champagne and other surprises @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. They go hard and long.

MSR NYE Masquarade Ball. It’s the only kind of balls they like, a bal masque to end the year with Atlanta’s lesbian bar extraordinaire! Best mask contest with prizes, Lee Family Show, free breakfast buffet and champagne toast, plus more @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. These girls and bois know how to party.

New Year’s Eve Swank (fourth photo) calls all swanky lesbians to a special NYE edition of the monthly soiree for ladies. Get up in the hot spot with performances, party favors, champagne, videos and more @ 10th & Piedmont, 10 p.m.

Charlie Brown Masquerade New Year’s Eve serves a side of drag with your New Year. Three-course dinner and show,  champagne toast and more @ Lips Atlanta, 8 p.m. $35- $75

BJs New Year’s Eve Strippers dance on bar tops and sneak peeks all night with surprises for your worked-up self right in the heart of one of Midtown's gay bar strips @ BJ Roosters, 8 p.m. No cover.

Sister Louisa's New Year's Church (Bar) Service. The gay owner of the coolest bar in town says it's going to be a “shit-ton-o-fun” @ Sister Louisia's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 7 p.m. He oughta know.

Girls in the Night does three parties in one — Heaven, Paradise and The Garden – for grown and sexy ladies @ Westin Atlanta Airport, 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Genesis with DJ Eddie Baez (fifth photo). 2014 kicks off during an epic annual party. The international turntable sensation and opening DJ Mike Pope spin you right 'round @ Heretic, 9 p.m. They always touch you in your special place.

Swinging Richards Naked New Year swings low on 2014 with all-nude dancers, open bar all night, free 15-minute VIP rooms, champagne and surprises @ Swinging Richards, 9 p.m. All-inclusive for $55

Ten New Year’s Eve includes a balloon drop for cash and prizes, plus a midnight champagne toast @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

NYE Purr with DJs Sonen, Edgewood Nasty, HeY!ALLigator, and Laserbeam Kitty LBK @ Noni’s, 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ Mark Tee and two-dozen video screens @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m.

DJ Alex Cohen All Nighter (bottom photo) says “screw that” to closing hours on New Year’s Day. Get yourself to the little private club just down from Jungle to party until sunrise @ Xion, 2:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.

New Year’s Eve OTP does 2013-14 for the suburban gays with drag, hookahs, drinks, dancing, Divas Cabaret and surprises @ LeBuzz Marietta, 9 p.m. $5

Traxx OMFG NYE lays it on thick to ring in 2014 with Atlanta’s men of color, 10 p.m. Likewise, Traxx Girls Red Carpet Affair does the women right @ 595 North, 10 p.m.

2014: Year of the Beat New Year’s Morning with DJ Twisted Dee. Still not done. Put your shades in the car to stay out longer than you have a right to. DJ beats spin you well past your prime @ Heretic, 6:30 a.m.


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