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12/13/2011 - 2012 New Years Eve December 31st 2011 Parties greater Grand Rapids, Mi

New Years Eve December 31st 2011 Parties/Events in Greater Grand Rapids, Mi


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The HOT 105.3FM New Years Eve Party Downtown
The Davenport University Concert Stage is moving from Rosa Parks Circle to Monroe Avenue, between Pearl Street and Louis Street.
The Bud Light Happy Hour Concert Line-up:
6:30pm          105.3 HOT-FM West Michigan Band Contest Winner (check back for details)
7:15pm          Downtown Fiction
8:15pm          The Ready Set
9:30pm          DJ Curtis Avison & DJ Justin Kung
10:45pm        The Romantics
Midnight        New Year's Eve Ball Drop powered by Consumers Energy
12:02am        Encore performance by The Romantics 

Teazers Bar & Grill Friday, 12/30/2011 (NOT the 31st!)
 8:00pm until 2:00am
Come catch FFS, Engine o' Choas, Swaggerjack,Sigillum Dei...... as we get an early start towards 2012!!!FREE!!! FREE!!!!NO COVER!!! Playing all your favorite covers, AC/DC, Quiet Riot, Kid Rock, Metalica, Theory of a deadman, Motley Crue....& More!!
8pm to close! In the Red/Bled Dri Live at Teazers. $10 cover gets you
Non stop live music, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, food buffet at 12:30,
Teazers ball drop

Lower Level at 25 Kitchen  21+ $5 12/30/11
18-20 $10 Doors open @ 10pm
The only Friday night in downtown Grand Rapids where you will hear all Electronic Dance Music (EDM) from different genres ALL NIGHT LONG.
$75 Smirnoff Bottles
$125 Belvedere Bottles
$150 Three Olives Bottles
Facebook Katie Lehocky for VIP/Bottles or call: 616-690-3875 for more details!

25 Kitchen & Bar- 12/31/2011
25 kitchen + bar & Lower Level Nightclub
Saturday, December 31st 2011
25 Kitchen + Bar
- Main Dining Floor -
25 KITCHEN + BAR has 3 seating options and times for New Year's Eve 2012.
Reservations can be made at 616.805.5581
5:00PM Seating
Open Menu
7:30PM Seating
3 course dinner from our Chef Featured Menu
1 glass of Wine or Draft Beer
$50 ticket
10PM Seating
3 course dinner from our Chef Featured Menu
1 glass of Wine or Draft beer
Bottle of Champagne for the Table
Party Favors
Keep your table for the entire night
$75 ticket
Dinner Music - Timmy Sanders Band
Featured Act - Kari Lynch Band
Black and White Attire Requested
**Open until 4am

Amway Grand Plaza- 12/31/2011 8:30pm-1am
Ring in the New Year in style with two parties at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - plus free entry to an after-party at the JW Marriott!
Buy one bracelet for $40 at the door, and gain access to:
-The Imperial Ballroom's Top-40 Party
The Pantlind Ballroom's Big Band Experience
Entertainment: Live Music from 8:30 pm - 1 am
-Party favors
-Cash bar from 9 pm - 1:30 am at the party
-Access to the Amway Grand Food Court located in the East
Concourse where you can purchase food items
-Complimentary access to the Retro 80's party at the JW Marriott's
International Ballroom (after 10:00 pm)
Or, celebrate and spend the night!
Starting at $249 PER COUPLE (excludes taxes):
-Overnight accommodations for two in a Classic Guest Room
-Complimentary valet or self-parking
-Two bracelets for entrance into the three parties
-Late check-out at 1 pm

The Bob 12/31/2011
 General admission into The B.O.B. for the entire night, after 8:30pm
 Available the night of, at the door only on a first come/first served basis (no advance GA ticket sales)
Live entertainment throughout The B.O.B. and DJs in Crush, Eve and Monkey Bar
+ Note: The B.O.B. historically sells out the night of and reaches capacity, so Option #3 (listed below) is strongly recommended.
+ Note: Reserved seating for VIP Bottle Service in Crush, Eve and Monkey Bar are given priority to guests with reservations for Option #3.
+ Crush will be open until 4:00am, and welcomes residents DJs Dav and Casey Cochan
+ Eve will be open until 4:00am, and welcomes resident DJ Mark Witz
 $50 - ON SALE NOW by calling 616-356-2000 or at
 General admission into The B.O.B.
 Dr. Grins comedy show general admission ticket, shows at 8:00pm and 10:30pm (comedian Mike Green)
 $75 - ON SALE SOON!
 The B.O.B.'s building-wide, all-you-can-eat Around the World Progressive Dinner (menu by site listed below), 6:30-9:00pm
 Includes guaranteed early general admission as early as 5:00pm
 Live entertainment throughout The B.O.B. and DJs in Crush, Eve and Monkey Bar
 $15 (add-on)
 Includes Dr. Grins comedy show general admission ticket, available only as an add-on to Option #3
 Prix fixe menu in Judson's (menu and price posted soon)

Stella's Lounge- 12/31/2011
Come drink with your friends at Stella's Lounge. No cover charge all night, a sangria/champagne toast at midnight, cheap drinks all night

The Viceroy- 12/31/2011
No cover charge! Linda playing the banjo from 9pm-Midnight. Free Champagne toast & some great classic cocktails

The Establishment 12/31/2011 8pm - 4am (POSSIBLY SOLD OUT!!!)
Send the world out in style with all of your friends at The ESTABLISHMENT!
Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast at midnight and for our guests, we will be featuring two DJs for the night!
DJ Steve Swift will get the night started playing from 8-midnight, and then DJ Sonnrize will spin until 4am! Yes, we will be open and SERVING drinks until 4am.
Ring in the new year in style this year for just $25/ticket.
Limited tickets are will be available so act fast!
Tickets must be purchased in person. For more information, call The ESTB. at 616.774.5969; or email

Tip Top Deluxe Bar- 12/31/2011 8pm-2am $12 or $20 per couple. Complimentary Champange Toast, party favors & More!

Reserve- 12/31/2011 This year for New Years Eve we are offering a price-fixed, four course menu with paired wines for dinner. Dinner will be $100 per person (tax and gratuity not included), with half-hour increment seatings running between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Call soon to make a reservation! (616.855.9463)

Rockwell/Republic- 12/31/2011 11pm-2am
Join us for Resolution, our New Years Eve Party!
$30 guarantees you reserved seating for our Late Night Party from 11pm-2am.
A complimentary champagne toast
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres
A trolley ride to Bridge Street starting at 12:30am until 3am.
DJ Sonnrize will provide the perfect soundtrack to your evening!

Flanagan's- 12/31/2011
Our annual Sprague Bros New Year's Eve Celebration is BACK! First come first serve all New Year's Eve Day. No reservation needed, low cover, champagne available, party favors, & of course the GD Sprague Bros!!

Founders- 12/31/2011 $5
Founders Brewing Company invites you to ring in the new year with us as we welcome
The Crane Wives with special guest Paper Thick Walls

Bar Divani- 12/31/2011
Join us on New Year's Eve for a sumptuous four course dinner. We are offering two seatings, the first between 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM and the second between 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

Jukes Bar - 12/31/2011 Free, 21 & over
Live music with Joe Van Acker's Thursday Night Jam Club and The Jukejoint Handmedowns. 

Grand Woods Lounge- 12/31/2011
Dinner $39.95 per couple before 7pm, $59.99 per couple after 7pm. Includes 2 salads, 2 entrees and 1 dessert. 2 Tickets to Wood Late Night Party. Reservations Required, space is limited. Late Night Party- $20 for advance tickets, $30 at the door, party favors, late night buffet. DJ Jason Veeder

Brewery Vivant- 12/31/2011
Come celebrate NYE with us, we've got Steak For Two! For $65, get a huge bone-in Cowboy cut Ribeye, 3 savory sides, and one of our fantastic beer flights. No reservations needed this year, just come as you are!

Tavern on the Square- 12/31/2011
Dinner for 2, 5 Tapas Selections For $39.95
Party favors, Late night buffet, midnight champagne toast, live entertainment,
Tickets on sale for $15

McFadden's - 12/31/2011 8pm-
$25 Pre-sale tickets
$35 NYE Day
DJ Wild Tickets Here
Dinner buffet at 8:00 pm and a late night breakfast buffet at 12:15 am
Early Bird Special 8-10PM $3 Drinks and $4 Martinis
$10 off food with ticket from Januar 1st - January 31st
Table reservations must be made over the phone. Please call 616.454.9105

Mojo's- 12/31/2011
Main Floor Dining Room $40 per person
Main Floor Bar Rail $35 per person
Main Floor Bar $30 per person
Martini Bar $30 per person
Upstairs Dining Room and Bar $25 per person
Tickets to our 2011 New Year's Celebration include:
APPETIZER BUFFET,Vegetable Crudite,Chips and Salsa
PLATED DINNER, and Side Salad
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Cover Charge
Doors open for reservations at 6:00
Dinner served from 6-8:30
All guests must be 21
No refunds after December 23rd
Call Katie at 616-299-3142 to make a reservation.
Reservations must be paid in advance over the phone with a credit/debit card.
Please limit total number of credit cards per reservation to 2 people when making your reservation over the phone.
Please have a confirmed head count and time of reservation.
Doors open to the general public at 9:00 pm
with a $10.00 Cover Charge
**Cover charge cannot be paid in advance**

TGIF Downtown - 12/31/2011
PARTY TENT!!! Enjoy the sights and sounds of New Years downtown GR inside our
heated party tent. Entrance is only $5. You receive a wristband that gives you
freedom to come and go all night long. Stay warm and dry as you enjoy the concert
and $4 18 oz Bud Light drafts. You will also four 1 dollar tickets which may be
used to buy your first tall cold one or towards $1 hotdogs/ $1 burgers. See you there!!!
WATCH BALL DROP: Join us in our atrium for a Prime Rib buffet. All the fixings
and other tasty entrees await... ONLY $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under
( lowest NYE deal downtown ) gets you the full Buffet, Champagne toast, and 1
complimentary Adult beverage. Plus, your seat is held for the entire evening.
See the ball drop while staying inside warm and dry!! Call to reserve today
(742-8443) Valid credit card number needed to hold your seat. $15 charge to
cancel aft Dec 26th.

Pyramid Scheme- 12/31/2011
Additional Info:
This gets you a VIP ticket and includes a bottle of champagne and a hand crafted goody bag from Bottom 40. VIP tickets are pre-order only!Theme to be announced!

CitySen Lounge- 12/31/2011
Ring in the new year with CitySen Lounge Grand Rapids.
Start the evening with Happy Hour at CitySen Lounge from 4pm to 7pm.
View the menu below.
Stay all night at CitySen Lounge and enjoy drink specials, live jazz, and a champagne toast at midnight.
No cover charge.

Apartment Lounge- 12/31/2011
Make your New Year's Eve plans now! $3.00 cover pizza and champagne toast provided! We hope to see you all here! We will open at 3PM on New Year's Day

The Dirty Hippie- 12/31/2011 8pm-3am
Celebrate the New Year by going wild with all your friends here at The Dirty Hippie!!! We've summoned 12 of the regions most influential Dubstep, Electronica and House artists for a full night of dripping wet madness!
(Innovators/legends in the Detroit/Michigan electronic scene)
(Throbbing Dubstep native to Grand Rapids)
(High Intensity Dubstep from Caledonia)
(Abstract Beats and Hard Hitting Dance from California)
(Hiphop/Dubstep with live rapping)
(Down Tempo Hypnotic TranceDub)
DOORS OPEN at 7:00
Tickets are available in advance at The Dirty Hippie or from any of the Dj's for $10. Tickets will also be available on the day of the show for $15.
Ages 16+

Ritz Koney Bar- 12/31/2011
NO band...affordable drinks and friendly people. It's goona be a good night!! Never a cover. Always a good time. See you at the Ritz!!

Grand Rapids Art Museum- 12/31/2011 6:30pm-12:30am
All ages are welcome to join GRAM and count down to 2012 in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids! "Glitter at GRAM" is a New Year's Eve celebration featuring music by DJ Todd Ernst, galleries open late, games, a cash bar, and more.
$5 for non-members.
FREE for GRAM Members!
Guests will receive wristbands for re-entry.
-Music by DJ Todd Ernst (8-12:30 a.m.) Todd is best known for his signature sound of lo-fi and luxury house music, where he fuses classics like a jazz-inspired version of "Tainted Love" with various styles of electronic music, creating sounds all ages will enjoy.
-Games (Jenga, checkers, chess, Twister, and more)
-Family gallery guides (available at the Guest Services Desk)


Holiday Bar New Years Eve Party- 12/31/2011 7pm-4am
When your party ends, friends get lame or your bar shift ends, swing on over to The Holiday for some Late Night fun!!
Live DJ | Dancing
Champagne Toast | Complimentary Food Buffet (while supplies last)
Top 40 | Rock | Mashups | House
Music By Chia

Joey's Lounge- 12/31/2011
Party Favors & Champagne Toast at Midnight!

The Muze- 12/31/2011
We look forward to seeing you Dec 31, 2011 for The Muze "Eat Drink Dance" 2012 NYE Party. Why? go downtown and pay $25.00, $50.00 or $100.00 dollars? when you can come to The Muze and only pay $5.00 cover charge, beautiful table decorations, champagne toast at midnight, dj, great food, and the best staff in GR! drink specials all night long. Why go downtown when you can come party at the biggest bar on the Westside! The Muze "Eat Drink Dance". Save your hard earned money and have a great time with us!

Sixx Nightclub- 12/31/2011 8pm-3am
VIP/Bottle service available: 616-235-7666 or
Music by: Van Hekken
18+ Welcome
*Champagne toast (for 21+)
*Party favors
*Confetti cannons
*Hors D'oeuvres
*Light show
*Free parking
$10- 21+
$20- minors ($15 for first 50 minors)

The Venue- 12/31/2011 9:30pm-2am
2 Dj's In The Same Building
New Years Special Including All This For $25.00
Dinner For Two
Champagne Toast At Midnight
Breakfast In The Morning


Billy's Lounge 12/31/2011 10pm - 3am   
End of the World Party w/ Quadraphonic and Otis NYE 2012!!
Were doing it big again! Come celebrate the new year with hot music and good people! This is one for the books!


The Score 12/31/2011 8pm - 2am
Reservations for dinner are being accepted! $25 per person will get you Filet and Lobster with Champagne!
Then DJames begins at 9pm and we will have the Mad $$$ Balloon Drop, Big Sound, Black Lights, Dance Lights, a Dance Floor, a P-A-R-T-Y!!


Ju Sushi- NEW YEARS EVE PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE DEC. 10, 2011, Live Entertainment In The Lounge, Full Dining Available, Sushi & Hibachi Buffet, Dancing On The Second Floor "Pearl Room"... Free Parking, No Additional Fee Or Cover Charge! Champagne Toast & Live Coverage Of The Ball Drop On The Jumbo Screen!!!

Log Cabin Lounge 11/31/2011 7pm - 3:30am
Hattrick on stage
Band starts at 8:30.. an hour earlier.. we will stay open an hour later..
Champagne, Shooters, Drink Special's TBA..
$10 Cover Charge (includes Party Favors)

Pietro's- 12/31/2011 9pm-12am
Cecilia & Sergio and Pietro's Italian Restaurant
are excited to invite you to this special celebration.
This event will be one you don't want to miss!
$100 cash prize for the best dressed couple
Dancing fro 9pm till 2am at Pietros Salsa Nights
Your number one place for music, dance and fun in Grand Rapids!
Cecilia will play the best Salsa Music, Merengue, Bachata and Contemporary music!
$10 cover charge
Also Pietro's Italian Restaurant
Will have a Caribbean Style Buffet,
Open from 9pm to 1am for only $ 12.25 per person
Menu items include:
Roasted pork, white rice, black beans and yuca with mojo, tostones, rice pudding, empanadas de guayaba, and more!
Come to Pietros Salsa Nights, New Year's Eve Party,
dance with a bunch of old friends, or even make some new ones.
It's an elegant dinner dance celebrating New Year's Eve!
Kisses and Midnight toast !!!!
21 and over

Bar Louie - 12/31/2001 9pm-midnight
Ring in the New Year with us. $25 = entry, 1 draft, wine or house drink, 1 small plate and champagne toast!

GIPPER'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 12/31/2011 7pm until 2am
Give your name at the door and NO COVER CHARGE!!! This is for Electrik Fanz only, but you have to RSVP on Facebook to THIS event for your name to make the list!
7-9pm Prime Rib Dinner with a drink ticket, champagne toast and party favors with a reserved table is $25 per person. You MUST make a reservation for this portion of the evening!!!
9-1:30 Live Music with Electrik Toyz and champagne toast at midnight


Chicago Drive Pub- 12/31/2011
Call ahead to reserve your table for New Years Eve. Lots of drink specials, DJ, dancing, party favors and as always NO COVER!!!

36th St Lounge- 12/31/2011 7pm-2am
18+, $25 at the door
NEW YEARS EVE, A Night To remember featuring
Catered Buffet, champagne toast at midnight, limo
service available. Also, a dance & party in another room.

Magoo's 12/31/2011 7pm-1:30am
Come Celebrate The End Of Another Successful Year!
$10 Cover Gets You: Appetizers, Party Favors & Champagne Toast @ Midnight! $4 Long Islands and $2 Shot Girl.
DJ Kid Joe in the mix with "Magoo's Soundtrack" 70s-11s, Rock to Pop to Country to Top 40!
Wonderful Magoo's Staff and Atmosphere. RSVP by calling Jason at
538-0450 SOON!!! Tables will fill up quickly!!


Kentwood Fun Spot- 12/31/2011 2pm-6pm
Bring the Whole Family out for a New Years Eve Celebration That will include Admission, Regular Skating, Balloon Drop, Count Down Celebration, Party Favors and lots of Fun $2 Admission $2 Rental.

Craigs Cruisers- 12/31/2011
2 Parties - Unlimited Fun!
4-8pm or 9pm-1am
Includeds unlimited Indoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, High Ropes Course and Frog Hopper.  Plus all non-redemption video games on free play! Special countdown for both parties.  Plus Craig's Special New Years Feast!  Music & Karaoke from 6pm to 1am.
$24.99/person or $125 for six!
Limited tickets. TICKETS REQUIRED!  

YMCA of Grand Rapids- 12/31/2011 8pm-9am
New Year's Day Party for kids ages 6-11! Bring in 2012 at the David D. Hunting Branch with food (PIZZA!), swimming, and games! Sign up now space
limited to 200 partygoers! 616.855.9622

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Very helpful--staying downtown now need to decide where to eat!

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