new year's eve carolina

Update (12/26/16): Check out this year’s New Year’s Eve events in LGBTQ Charlotte here:

Also, please note that some of these establishments are now closed.


Grove House
Epic NYE Bash
Club Eleven on Grove, Scandals Nightclub and Boiler Room Asheville join up for one big event, featuring a balloon drop, three DJs, hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, four bars, over $1,000 in cash and prizes

11 Grove St.
8 p.m.-3 a.m.
$25 cover, 18+
More information:


The Bar at 316
Laganja Estranja, RuPaul’s Drag Race star, plus Buff Faye and Haus of Edwards drag performers
316 Rensselaer Ave.
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
$25, $20 in advance [buy through bartender]
Buy tickets online:

Cathode Azure
Balloon drop, DJ Rob Reeves
1820 South Blvd., Suite 106
10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Champagne toast, balloon drop, hor d’oeuvres, male dancers
3217 The Plaza

L4 Lounge
2nd Annual Masquerade Ball
Champagne toast, hor d’oeuvres, best mask contest
2906 Central Ave.
9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
$15 general admission
Buy tickets online:

Nickel Bar
Buffet, drink specials
2817 Rozzelles Ferry Rd.
$10 cover before 11 p.m.

DJ Phillip, champagne toast
1919 Commonwealth Ave.
8 p.m.-2 a.m.
No cover

Champagne toast, free hats and noise makers
4544 South Blvd.
7 p.m.-2 a.m.
$5, free for members

Note: 2017 New Year’s events in Charlotte can be found here.


The Bar
Champagne toast, DJ, $500 cash giveaway
711 Rigsbee Ave.


Chemistry Nightclub
Champagne toast, drink specials, hor d’oeuvres, drag show at midnight
2901 Spring Garden St.
$10 members, $12 guests, $15 under 21

Myrtle Beach

St George
Champagne toast, drag show, karaoke 
503 8th Ave. N
No cover


Flex Nightclub & Bar
Drag show, DJ, hor d’oeuvres
2 S West St.
$7 cover
More information:

Legends Nightclub Complex
Champagne toast, cabaret drag show, balloon drop
330 W Hargett St.
$27 NYE Express Pass available online:

Rock Hill

The Hide-A-Way
Drag shows, balloon drop, champagne toast, door prizes, food
405 E Baskins Rd.
$10 cover
More information:


$500 balloon drop, champagne toast, DJ
118 Market St.


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