Atlanta’s best LGBTQ New Years Eve and New Year’s Day parties

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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

White Party

Italian stallion DJ Iellamo, hostess Angelica D’Paige and your white attire are on the menu @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Ladies Night

MSR ensures ladies are lit with the Hellfire Harlots, DJ Wulf and DJ Lodi Lodi @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

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.

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. 

NYE Celebration

Enter in the rear of Ansley Mall for New Year’s Eve fun @ The Hideaway, 9 p.m.

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.

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. Say goodbye in style, because Swinging Richards is closing permanently.

NYE 2022

Hot guys, hot music, hot cash drop. DJ Escape headlines a hot New Year’s @ X Midtown, 9 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Bulldogs NYE

When men of color come out, they come to Bulldogs. Join them for DJ Caprice and all the special surprises @ Bulldogs, 11 p.m.


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.

New Year Morning Party

DJ Marco Da Silva will not let you go @ Heretic, 7 a.m.

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.

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


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