Hear You Roar: Queer Atlanta parties into the Roaring 20s

The LGBTQ-ATL leaves behind 2019 and enters 2020 with a New Year’s Eve slate of parties and performances sure to be packed with people.

Keep scrolling to make plans for a very busy Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Click on each event name for more info.



New Year’s Pre-Game: Guac y Margys

An open bar leading into the big night with the BeltLine gays @ Guac y Margys, 7 p.m. 


Nonsense ATL’s Roaring Twenties: Wild Heaven

DJ Kimber’s dance party takes on the costumed theme of the new decade with fun and surprises @ Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens, 9 p.m. facebook.com/nonsenseatl


NYE Celebration: The Hideaway

Enter in the rear of Ansley Mall for fun countdowns on the hour, party favors and complimentary midnight champagne @ The Hideaway, 8 p.m.. 


Roaring 20s Open Bar: My Sister's Room

Door fee has you covered for drinks, champagne toast, multi-levels and midnight breakfast @ My Sister’s Room, 7:30 p.m. 


Roaring ‘20s Celebration: Blake's on the Park

A tradition that never goes out of style is money falling from the sky. Get yours during the annual midnight cash drop @ Blake’s, 8:30 p.m.


Countdown to 2020: Woofs Atlanta

Do up NYE with all the jocks and athletic supporters of Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 9 p.m. Get there even earlier for Georgia State in the Arizona Bowl, 4:30 p.m.


Regina Simms New Year: Friends Neighborhood Bar

The indefatigable lady, her right-hand queen Charmaine Sinclair and all their queens offer a night of performances and specials to ring in 2020 @ Friends on Ponce, 9 p.m.




Genesis White Party: Heretic

The annual white-attire throwdown with DJ Kidd Madonny, Mike Pope and Angelica D’Paige @ Heretic, 10 p.m.


DJ Tracy Young’s NYE 2020: Ten Atlanta

Hot guys, hot music, hot cash drop. What more do you need to know about a hot time in the old town @ Ten, 9 p.m.


New Year’s Eve 2020: BJ Roosters

A champagne toast at midnight, DJ beats to move your feets, and all the go-go boys you can handle all night long @ BJ Roosters, 9 p.m. bjroosters.com


Swinging Richards New Year

Did someone say “open bar”? The only place in town with all-nude male entertainment is also one of the places where your cover charge covers all you can drink @ Swinging Richards, 10 p.m. swingingrichards.com


NYE Blackout: Atlanta Eagle

Find your friends bathed in blacklight as the Double DJ beats of Eric James and Fernando dancing you into the new decade. Also expect midnight champagne @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 


New Era, Who Dis?: MORPH + SFQP at The Bakery

Southern Fried Queer Pride and Morph put on a trans queer POC fandango like no other party in town @ The Bakery, 10 p.m. southernfriedqueerpride.com


Bulldogs NYE

When men of color come out, they come to Bulldogs. Join them for DJ Caprice and all the special surprises @ Bulldogs. facebook.com/bulldogsbaratlanta


Glitz & Glam Ball: Lips Atlanta

Dinner and a show with some of the best drag in Atlanta. Cabaret style performances and a delicious meal with your reservation @ Lips, early and late seatings. atldragshow.com


Attack of the New Year’s Eve Party Monster: Mary's

Living right in East Atlanta Village for more than two decades, the alternaqueers and cool kids start another year right @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. marysatlanta.com



DJ Mickey Friedmann Afterparty

Keep going til sunrise @ Xion in BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m. 


New Year’s Day Morning Party

Energizer bunnies can’t stop dancing, and why would they with DJ Cindel in the house @ Heretic, 6:30 a.m. 

This calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:

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