By Marlena Turner

If you’re in Atlanta for New Year’s, you’ll have an abundance of all-inclusive events that will keep you dancing until the final countdown into the new year. It may be a bar in your favorite neighborhood, your favorite club, or your favorite hotel. Atlanta is known for having huge New Year’s Eve events that offer a wide array of DJs, music, open bar specials and late nights with intriguing and memorable strangers. Here are the best bars in Atlanta to ring in 2017.

The Gilded Age Gala
Red Light Cafe
553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-7828

Why not wiggle in the New Year in style with a roaring 20’s theme gala for the ages! Put on your suites, ties, and flapper’s ladies and gentlemen for the Gilded Age Gala at the Red Light Café. This New Year’s event features live music from Suzy & the Peels, dancing, and a special feature performance by Creative Loafing’s Best Dance Troupe of 2016, the Candybox Revue and more! You’ll also get a hands-on dance instruction during the first hour of from Down South Swing. There’s a strict formal dress code required. Tickets in advance are $30, VIP $50 and $40 at the door, find out more about this event.

Buckhead Ball New Year’s Eve At The Grand Hyatt Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30305
(404) 237-1234

Touted as Atlanta’s best open bar New Year’s Eve party to welcome 2017 with over 2,500 guests, the Buckhead Ball is one of Atlanta’s premiere events on New Years. Ring in the New Year with Latin and International Style with multiple areas of entertainment including Carnaval Room with Latin and International music including top 40, salsa, merengue, house, samba, and more! There will also be a live stage room featuring guest performers. Tickets start at $130 for general admission, and $195 for VIP. Dress code is formal. Find out more about the event here.

NYElectric At The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-1400

The Westin Peachtree Plaza opens their bar every year to host one of the most memorable New Year’s Eve party. At 73 stories with 2 amazing ballrooms, the Westin will host one of the biggest and best NYE countdown celebrations that you don’t want to miss. They will have some the Atlanta’s top DJs, 5 hours open bar from the beginning to the end of the event, complimentary party favors, VIP area, and 3 massive ballrooms to fill an average of 2,000 guests. Ticket prices for general admission is $88, VIP with premium open bar $125. Dress code is formal. Find out more about this event here.

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ATL New Years Eve Masquerade Ball 2017
595 North Event Center
595 North Ave. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 835-2329

Rock out at Atlanta’s premiere NYE Masquerade Ball with nearly 1,000 guests in 3 giant rooms of music spinning top 40, open format and house music from Atlanta’s top DJs. It’s one of the premiere Masquerade events looked forward to each year by locals in Atlanta. Enjoy complimentary party favors, mingle in spacious patio areas, and enjoy exclusive VIP bottle services packages. Tickets start at $25 before Nov. 25, $30 after and $100 for groups of 5. There is no dress code enforced but don’t forget your mask. Find out more information about this event here.

New Years Eve Blackout At Josephine Lounge
3277 Buford Highway N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 973-4441

Looking for great location to ring in the New Year with a few of your closest friends? Look no further than the Josephine Lounge. Named after Napoleon’s wife and first Empress of France, the lounge serves up sexy, contemporary style that Atlanta’s locals have come to adore. Celebrate the new year hosted by one of Atlanta’s top local radio stations, V103’s Emperor Searcy and music provided by DJ Babu and MixMaster David and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. This event is free for ladies who arrive before 11:30 pm and free for men before 11 pm. For more details on VIP packages and reservations contact the event location. Find out more about this event here.

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