Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Champaign Urbana New Years Eve's

A list of bars/places with New Years Eve celebrations.

Seven Saints: 8pm; Free
Speakeasy at the Saints
Roaring 20's dress optional, but encouraged

Radio Maria: (2 things)
New Year's Eve '09 Tasting, $50, $65, $85 (based on wine selections)
Salsa Celebration, 10pm; $7

Blind Pig: 3pm -2am; free
New Years Eve Party
Champagne toast at midnight

Blind Pig Brewery: 3pm -2am; free
New Years Eve Party
Champagne toast at midnight

Highdive: 9pm; $20
The Party of the Year
DJ Delaney, DJ Tugs

Cowboy Monkey: 9pm; $10
Dubstep Massacre
DJ Belly, Wildcard, LEGTWO, Lincoln Jones

Soma: 9pm; $30
Lounge and Luke
DJ Delaney, DJ Relentless

Mike 'N Molly's: 9pm; $5
Mike 'N Molly's NYE
Take Care, Golden Quality, The Curses, Dottie and the Rail


Bentley's Pub: 9pm
The Delta Kings

Boltini: 9pm; $40, $50, $55, $60 (in advance at bar)
djMertz; Cool.Miles.Holt

Canopy Club: 8pm; $5
New Years Eve 2009 with Pianoman

It'll Do 2
DJ Hollywood

Po Boys: 9pm
New Year's Eve Masquerade Party at Po' Boys!

Memphis on Main: 9pm
New Year's Eve Bash! Featuring: Schizer

Firehaus: sold out

Fubar: 9pm; $25



If you plan on attending any of the events that have cover charges, I recommend you contact the bar. There are other things you can do. If you just want to drink a lot of different beers, let me know, and I can get you in to the party I'm going to (it'll just be friends, but after 5 beers, everyone's a friend).

Here's some other possibly non-alcohol events...

Watseka Theater: 6pm; $50
New Years Eve GALA

Refinery: 9pm; $55
New Years Eve Gala

New Light Baptist Church (Rantoul); 1030
Watch Night Service

Pontiac (downtown Pontiac); 6pm $10
Pontiac First Night - Mural Magic

First Night celebrations are predominately alcohol free. They are usually gatherings of local community culture, featuring music, dance, comedy, art, and fireworks. (I was in several first night productions in Pontiac back when I was younger).