Ring In The New Year At These Metro Detroit Events

By: Carolyn Hall | December 22, 2023
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As the final countdown to the New Year begins, Metro Detroit becomes a mosaic of celebrations, each with its unique vibe. This year, Metro Detroit is set to host an array of New Year’s Eve events that cater to every taste, whether you’re a fan of nostalgic music, fine dining, or lively taverns. This New Year’s Eve, there’s something special for everyone looking to welcome 2024 in style…

THE MAGIC BAG

22920 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

The Magic Bag in Ferndale is hosting a thrilling 90s vs. 80s Bash, perfect for those who want to step back in time. This event is a celebration of two iconic decades in music and fashion with performances by the Class of ‘98 and the Mega 80’s. Attendees can expect a night filled with hits from both eras, creating a lively and nostalgic atmosphere. It’s an ideal spot for those looking to dance their way into the New Year at a 21+ event. 

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WILLIS SHOW BAR

4156 Third Avenue, Detroit

The Willis Show Bar is offering an exciting New Year’s Eve experience this year. “Willis Show Bar, in Detroit’s Historic Cass Corridor, is a live entertainment venue and classic cocktail bar. It has been revived from its 1949 ‘Show Bar’ era when it was a hot spot jazz club. The legendary bar lives again in its original Art Moderne style with a very unique main stage behind the bar featuring nightly amazing live music, deejays, and occasionally cabaret! Willis Show Bar’s New Year’s Eve will be a glamorous and fun all-inclusive night of live music and burlesque performances, DJs, hors d’oeuvres by Lucky Pistil, open bar, and a champagne toast at the ball drop, plus more surprises,” shares the Willis Show Bar team.

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THE APPARATUS ROOM

250 West Larned Street, Detroit

Located inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel, The Apparatus Room is known for its exquisite dining experience, and the New Year’s Eve menu will not disappoint. We’re told by the Detroit Foundation Hotel, “To ring in the new year, Executive Chef of The Apparatus Room Rece Hogerheide and his team have curated a six-course tasting menu for the evening of December 31st for $120 a person. The menu begins with an assortment of Canapés, Pate en Croute, Persimmon and Chicory, followed by Turbot and Lamb Saddle and a Satsuma Chocolate to finish off. Wine pairing by Sommelier Liz Martinez, as well as truffle and caviar enhancements, will also be available for purchase.” This six-course menu will be a culinary delight, ideal for those looking to celebrate the evening with a gourmet dinner. 

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Photo courtesy of Detroit Foundation Hotel

FIREBIRD TAVERN

419 Monroe Street, Detroit

4845 Rochester Road, Troy

The Firebird Tavern is a great choice for those looking for a lively atmosphere to ring in the New Year. “At Firebird, we’re all about good food, great vibes, and fun, welcoming people. Join us for an NYE experience, in downtown Detroit or Troy, that promises to be a blast,” shares Jenna Jackson, Firebird Tavern’s Events Manager. Firebird Tavern is hosting the ultimate parties, with a few ticket options for attendees. For the Greektown location, general admission for the Champagne Problems party is $20 and allows access to the cash bar. Alternatively, a $120 ticket gives access to an open bar, a complimentary hotdog bar at midnight, a DJ/dancing on the second floor, a champagne fountain, and a toast at midnight. At the Troy location, celebrate the Weenies and ‘Tinis party with $75 tickets. This party will also have an open bar and champagne toast at midnight, but will also have karaoke, a cocktail weenie bar at midnight, a special martini menu, and party favors. The party will take place indoors and outdoors in the newly heated patio. Whichever location you head to, you’ll have a great evening!

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Photo courtesy of Firebird Tavern

THE RESERVE

317 West Main Street, Brighton

The Reserve’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Bash offers a night of great food, drinks, and music. Starting at 9 p.m., order from the bar bites menu, and enjoy 2 drink tickets, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and live music throughout the evening. This venue is perfect for those looking to toast the New Year in an elevated setting, accompanied by the clink of glasses and the buzz of elegant conversations.

PARKER’S HILLTOP BREWERY

6110 Dixie Highway, Clarkston

If you’re looking for a lively evening with endless entertainment, Parker’s Hilltop Brewery has an action-packed New Year’s Eve planned. Hosting a dueling pianos event, guests at Parker’s Hilltop Brewery will experience an unforgettable end to the year. There will be strolling dinner stations, the show, late-night snacks, a champagne toast, and cash bar access with each ticket. Join this festive environment for the evening!

This New Year’s Eve, Metro Detroit is ready to sparkle with events that cater to every preference, from retro dance parties to elegant dinners and cozy gatherings. As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, these celebrations across the city offer the perfect backdrop to set your intentions, make new memories, and start 2024 with joy.

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