With masks up and vaccine proof required, the gay bars and queer party planners in Atlanta are ready to serve you one last dance for 2021.
Scroll down for our picks of the very best, and click on the link for each event to find details and any last-minute changes.
New Year’s Eve: Friday, Dec. 31
Italian stallion DJ Iellamo, hostess Angelica D’Paige and your white attire are on the menu @ Heretic, 10 p.m. hereticatlanta.com
MSR ensures ladies are lit with the Hellfire Harlots, DJ Wulf and DJ Lodi Lodi @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. mysistersroom.com
Glitz & Glam Ball
Three-course dinner, dancing and Christian Valentino as host. Of course, your night includes the live drag shows that makes them who they are @ Lips, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. lipsatl.com
Nonsense Masquerade Ball
DJ Kimber and her gays close out 2021 with you behind the other kind of mask for a change @ The Loft, 9 p.m. centerstage-atlanta.com
Enter in the rear of Ansley Mall for New Year’s Eve fun @ The Hideaway, 9 p.m. atlantahideaway.com
New Year, Who Dis?
Southern Fried Queer Pride and Morph host DJ sets, live music, drag performances, skits and more @ @ Masquerade (Hell Stage), 9 p.m. southernfriedqueerpride.com
Swinging Richards New Year
Did someone say “open bar”? Say goodbye to Atlanta’s all-nude all-male bar, where your cover charge covers all you can drink @ Swinging Richards, 10 p.m. swingingrichards.com Say goodbye in style, because Swinging Richards is closing permanently.
Hot guys, hot music, hot cash drop. DJ Escape headlines a hot New Year’s @ X Midtown, 9 p.m. facebook.com/XMidtownX
New Year on Ponce
Charmaine Sinclaire Dupree and Szn Alxndr are in the house, and the NYE extras are flowing. Join your friends @ Friends, 9 p.m. friendsonponce.com
Pennies from Heaven
A tradition that never goes out of style is money falling from the sky. Get yours during the annual midnight cash drop @ Blake’s, 9 p.m. blakesontheparkatlanta.com
New Year’s Eve To Remember
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
When men of color come out, they come to Bulldogs. Join them for DJ Caprice and all the special surprises @ Bulldogs, 11 p.m. facebook.com/bulldogsbaratlanta
Saturday Jan. 1, New Year’s Day
Xion After Hours Party
Keep going until sunrise with DJ Cindel @ Future, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m. facebook.com/XionAtlanta
New Year Morning Party
DJ Marco Da Silva will not let you go @ Heretic, 7 a.m. hereticatlanta.com
2022 Kickoff ‘DP’ Party
Energizer bunnies can’t stop dancing, and why would they with more driving beats by The Perry Twins. DILF hosts @ Heretic, 10 p.m. hereticatlanta.com
This calendar also appeared in Q ATLus magazine. Read the full issue online here: