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New Year’s Eve parties will happen all over Tacoma

For those not planning to attend First Night, there are numerous New Year’s Eve parties and events taking place at bars, clubs, restaurants and other venues all over town. Following is a guide to many of these:

  • “A Night to Remember” at the historic Temple Theater

Temple Theatre, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma

Begins at 9 p.m. Info: 

You are invited to a night with fun, music, good times and a celebration like no other. This will be the “liveliest” party in the south end and a night to truly remember.

Event details: red carpet entry, complimentary champagne toast, party favors, confetti/balloon drop, video countdown, sponsor giveaways and a party environment with updated stage and lighting system.

Dress Code: upscale/classy News Year’s attire (no athletic shoes, plain T’s, baggy pants or sports caps). Dress to impress!

Entertainment: Two DJs spinning the best in hip hop, R&B, old school hits, reggae, top 40 and more.

Cost: $30-$500

  • Midnight Masquerade NYE Party

Rhein Haus Tacoma, 649 Division Ave.

Begins at 9 p.m. Info:

Ring in the New Year at Rhein Haus Tacoma at a midnight masquerade party. Featuring DJ Minus from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., a free Usnapps photobooth and confetti at midnight. Cost: No Cover

  • New Year’s Eve Party

Ray Gibson’s Caballeros Club – Tacoma, 1516 S. 28th St. 

Begins at 8 p.m. Info: (253) 686-6862

Door prizes, champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors, dessert bar, food and much more. Soundtrack provided by Mr. Nyice Guy. Cost: $20 advance

  • New Year’s MasQUEERade 

Dance Party

Black Kettle Bites and Brew, 744 Market St., Tacoma

Begins at 8 p.m. Info:

Say goodbye to 2017, and ring in the New Year. Masquerade dance party with DJ Axi-Ohm. Drink specials all night. Champagne toast at midnight. Cost: $5 ($3 in mask)

  • FELIX & Temptress Rock NYE

Stonegate Restaurant & Bar, 5421 South Tacoma Way

Begins at 8 p.m. Info:

New Year’s Eve bash with FELIX and Temptress means bringing the house down. Come celebrate, have fun and win prizes.

  • New Year’s Eve at 

North End Social Club

North End Social Club, 3013 6th Ave., Tacoma

Begins at 8 p.m. Info:

Come celebrate at the North End Social Club. They love to dress up and thought that a 20’s theme would be perfect to ring in the New Year. There will be complimentary snacks starting at 8 p.m. and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Live music starting with Kristen Marlo from 8-10 p.m., followed by Sister Madame from 10 p.m. to midnight.Cost: No Cover

  • New Year’s Party

Eagles South Tacoma #2933, 7037 S. Pine St., Tacoma

Begins at 6 p.m. Info:

The bar will be open from noon to 4 p.m. and then the bar will close at 4 p.m. and will re-open at 6 p.m. to ticket holders only. Ticket includes: buffet dinner from 6-9 p.m. with food available all evening. Fifty cents off every drink. Champagne or sparkling cider at midnight. Music by The Rockin’ Aces. Seating is first come, first serve so get your tickets early. Cost: $35

  • Comedy Show and Fancy 

Pants Karaoke

Odd Otter Brewing Company, 716 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Begins at 7 p.m. Info:

Come ring in the New Year at Odd Otter Brewing Company. Start the night off with a comedy show by Laughway House Productions, 7-9 p.m. Finish off the night with some Fancy Pants Karaoke, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Prizes for the fanciest male and female at midnight. Cost: No Cover

  • New Year’s Rocking 

Eve Paint & Sip Party

Dazed and Reused Studio, 740 Broadway, Tacoma

Begins at 6 p.m. Info:

Come to Dazed and Reused for a rocking fun night of painting, music, wine and free tea or coffee too. Dazed and Reused will be at the heart of downtown Tacoma’s First Night. Come hang out for a while and paint a mandala, starry night or kindness rock at one of their classes, or join in on a “paint and sip” and create whatever you desire. Painting will be going on all night until midnight. Ring in the New Year with friends, family, and fun in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Cost: $20 pay at the door, all supplies are included.

  • Neon New Year’s Eve

The Mix, 635 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma

Begins at 9 p.m. Info:

Come celebrate that 2017 is finally over! 2018 is going to be the best year yet! This will also be a celebration of 10 years of the Mix. Party with the best of them at the Neon New Year’s Eve party. Hosted by the ever-glorious Honey Bea Hart and, back for another killer set, DJ Olivia Phaze. Cover gets you into the fun and a champagne toast at midnight. Cost: $5

  • New Year’s Eve 2018 at Jazzbones

Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave., Tacoma

Begins at 8:30 p.m. Info:

Ring in the New Year at Jazzbones. Featuring Erotic City. Cost: $20-$50

  • New Year’s Eve with Orny Adams

Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St., Tacoma

Shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 


Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Orny Adams. Orny Adams has been featured on Comedy Central, “The Late Show with David Letterman” and starred in “Teen Wolf.” Come celebrate New Year’s with the Tacoma Comedy Club. Cost: $25-$50

  • New Year’s Eve Party 

with 80’s Invasion

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma

Begins 9 p.m. Info:

Come ring in 2018 with 80’s Invasion and your friends at The Swiss. Grab your favorite friends and get your tickets now at to secure your spot at the Black & White 80’s Spectacular. Dance the night away to the feel-good music that defined the sound of the 80s. There will be a raffle and prizes with a Fireball toast at midnight. Cost: $15 if purchased in advance, $20 at the door

  • Cloneapalooza Presents: A Tipsy New Year’s Eve

The Tipsy Tomato Bar & Kitchen, 3878 Center St., Tacoma

Begins at 8 p.m. Info:

Cloneapalooza will host its first ever New Year’s show, and kick off a series of shows in January. Come be part of the festivities. Live
: Fallen Kings, I Defy, The Sky Rained Heroes. There will also be raffles and food and drink special. Toast at midnight. Cost: Free

  • New Year’s Eve Bash

The Valley, 1206 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma


Come on down to the Valley and help blow 2017 to pieces with no remorse. Live
: Hornss (high concentration sticky stoner rock from San Francisco), Manson’s Girls (bad acid heavy metal from Tacoma) and Treader (haunting blues after dark from Tacoma).

  • New Year’s Eve with 

Rock n’ Roll Magic

AmVets Post 1, 5717 S. Tyler St., Tacoma

Begins at 8 p.m. Info:

Come to the Rock n’ Roll New Year’s Eve party and potluck. This event sold out early last year. So, don’t wait to make your reservations. Cost: $15 person with potluck contribution

  • Noche De Gala New Year’s Party

Cultura Event Center, 5602 S. Washington St., Tacoma

Begins at 9 p.m. Info: (253) 444-2314 or

Cultura Event Center presents Noche De Gala. Welcome 2018 in red carpet style, complete with balloon drop, champagne toast and party favors. Come looking your best as you walk up the red carpet. Washington’s best Latin DJs, DJ Mauro and DJ Precision, will play salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, punta, hip hop and much more. General admission ticket includes champagne toast. VIP tickets include open bar and buffet. Dress
: Ladies: long formal gown. Gentlemen: classic suit with black tie. Cost: $25 general admission

  • Unstable Drafts ‘n Drafts

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 

Tacoma Mall, 4502 S. Steele St., Ste. 1500

Begins at 6 p.m. Info:

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at BJ’s at the Tacoma Mall. As crazy as Unstable is going to be, they decided to have some fun by drinking and drafting. Please call ahead and sign up. Unstable needs a close approximate of how many they need to book. 21+ years old for this event, as there will be drinking. Food and drinks are at your own cost. Cost of the draft is $10.

  • New Year’s Eve 2018 with Fireball Toast at Midnight

Steel Creek Tacoma, 1114 Broadway, Tacoma

Begins at 9 p.m. Info:

Champagne is boring! Celebrate at Steel Creek to ignite your New Year’s Eve with a Fireball toast at midnight. Doors open at 4 p.m. for dinner and First Night festivities. Bring the whole family because Steel Creek is open to all ages until 9 p.m. (No ticket needed before 9 p.m.) After that, join the New Year’s Eve party featuring a rockin’ country DJ. There will be special giveaways and a Fireball cinnamon whisky toast at midnight (included with ticket price). Cost: $10

  • Midnight in Paris

BJ’s Bingo, 4411 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife

Begins at 7:30 p.m. Info:

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at BJ’s Bingo’s Midnight in Paris party where $50,000 will go. All packs include dinner; party favors and champagne or apple cider at midnight. Reservations available in person at BJ’s Bingo or over the phone Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets only available in person at BJ’s Bingo or by calling (253) 922-0430. Pre-buy bonus includes $10 or $20 off each week in January. Cost: $50

  • New Year’s Eve Bash

Skate Tiffany’s Roller Skating & Family Fun Center, 1113 N. Meridian, Puyallup

Begins at 7:30 p.m. Info:

Join us for the best party in town 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (11 p.m. is the last chance for admission purchase if still available). Tiffany’s will have its glow-themed lights and decorations going all night and ringing in the New Year. Each paid admission will receive a ticket for entry, regular quad rental if needed, party favors at midnight and entry into giveaways. All minors will be charged admission to enter. Parent chaperones are not charged to enter unless skating. Cost: $15

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