New Year’s Eve Guide
Here’s how to ring in 2013 in the Capital City
By DIG MagazinePosted Dec 27, 2012
We’ve survived the Mayan Apocalypse and are now only days away from 2013. There will be plenty of New Year’s Eve activities to choose from in Baton Rouge, and you can always check your favorite bar. But, if you just can’t find anything to do, take some of these bigger New Year’s Eve events into consideration.
The Texas Club’s 32nd New Year’s Eve Party
The Texas Club; 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Join in on The Texas Club’s 32-year tradition of ringing in the new year, with free “U Call It” drinks from 8-10 p.m., noisemakers and a champagne toast at midnight. And of course a little bit of music.
$12 at the door
The Third Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
The Office; 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Everyone gets a complimentary mask at the door and champagne at midnight for The Office’s 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Ring in 2013 with a little anonymity or capture some memories in the photo booth.
The Famous Theatre’s New Year’s Eve Party
Famous Theatre; 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Famous Theatre, across from Belle of Baton Rouge, is counting down to 2013 with complimentary champagne, party favors and music from U4ria. If you want more, the venue is throwing an “All Black Everything Pre New Year’s Party,” on Dec. 29 hosted by radio personality LaTanegla Fay.
Crowne Plaza’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge; 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Crowne Plaza hotel will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration in its Premier Ballroom featuring music from Carbon Copy, Chase Tyler Band and Press 1 for English, plus a menu featuring Oysters Bienville, Crawfish Fettuccini, Duck Crepes and more from the hotel’s chefs. If you have too much from the open bar, a room is included in the deluxe package.
Reservations start at $149 per person and includes a room.
Scene Magazine presents New Year’s Eve at the Shaw Center
The Shaw Center for the Arts; 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Louisiana entertainment magazine Scene is classing up downtown’s Shaw Center for the Arts with live music, open bars and complimentary food from Bistro Byronz, Another Broken Egg, Zoe’s Kitchen, Romacelli and more area restaurants. Cocktail attire is required and dress code is strictly enforced.
$50 single tickets; $75 couple tickets
A New Year’s murder in Baton Rouge
Hilton Hotel; Begins New Year’s Eve, ends New Year’s Day
There will be a murder at the Hilton Hotel, New Year’s Eve, and for the mystery-loving couple, it’s a chance at a unique evening. Couples will be provided with deluxe accommodations, dinner on New Year’s Eve, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres, breakfast New Year’s Day at the Kingfish Grill and of course, murder.
$350 per couple
Baton Rouge takes on New Orleans
If you’re not satisfied with sticking around Baton Rouge for New Year’s Eve, Wildflower Presents is hosting a trip to The Metropolitan Nightclub in New Orleans. Wildflower has rented a 50-passenger coach to bring revelers to and from the nightclub, and it’s a party all the way.
$55 round trip
For those looking for some music
The Vettes ring in the New Year
Edge at L’Auberge; 9 p.m.
Freak Out NYE
Spanish Moon; 10 p.m.
Mash up of musicians from Twin Killers, Righteous Buddha and Captain Green to play a few rock classics to ring in 2013. Shoelace will DJ soul, funk and Motown between the sets.
New Year’s Eve Party with Old Sole
The Station; 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve with Louisiana
Cadillac Café; 10 p.m.
Teddy’s New Year’s Eve Record Spin
Teddy’s Juke Joint; 9 p.m.
The Juke Joint’s owner, Teddy, will be playing his favorite old blues and soul records all the way to 2013.
The Anteeks play New Year’s Eve
Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s; 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Celebration with David St. Romain
Lod Cook Alumni Center; 9 p.m.
Nashville musician David St. Romain will be ringing in 2013 Tiger style. The event will start with a LSU vs. Clemson New Year’s Eve tailgate at 6 p.m.
New Year’s countdown with Time Warp
Glen’s Bar; 9 p.m.