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New Year’s Eve, the bonafide best party night in the United States, needs no further hype. Luckily, Lansing is more than accommodating for those who have an itch that can only be cured by a proper rager.
Here’s what’s going on around town the night the ball drops:
Spiral Dance Bar Spiral is taking it back to the Prohibition era. Patrons are encouraged to dress in their best Al Capone pastiche. The drink menu will be ‘20/30’s inspired and there will be drag performances, sexy shot boys, go-go dancers and a photobooth. $10 for 21kknd, $15, for 18-20, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 1247 Center St., Lansing www.spiraldancebar.com, (517) 371-3221
Radisson Hotel What’s more romantic than celebrating New Year’s Eve with hotel reservations? The couple’s package includes dinner for two in the Capitol Ballroom, five drink tickets per person, full bar from 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m., champagne toast at midnight, late night bites, live entertainment and overnight accommodations. $325, Call for reservation, 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing www.radisson.com, (517) 482-0188
Unicorn Lounge Unicorn Lounge wants you to forget 2018 by way of its magical remedy, alcohol. There will be a toast with the champagne of beers, you guessed it, Miller High Life. Music handled by DJ Ruckus. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., 327 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Lansing www.unicornoldtown.com, (517) 485-9910
The Loft DJ Butcher will handle the music at the Loft’s annual New Year’s Eve party. Bottle service will be available for VIP booths, tables and couches. The dress code is “stylish and classy” and there will be complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $20, 25kknd, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.theloftlansing.com, (517) 913-0103
The Michigan Princess Why not spend New Year’s Eve on a boat? Dinner will be served, along with a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Live music will be performed by Freddie Cunningham and Root Doctor. $60, 8 p.m., 3004 W. Main St., Lansing www.michiganprincess.com, (517) 627-2154
Michigrain Distillery Michigrain is hosting a New Year’s Eve party and will serve a special in-house drink for the occasion. $5, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., 523 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing www.michigrain.net, (517) 220-0560
Lansing Brewing Co. Lansing Brewing Co. is celebrating by offering a special re-release of its Balldropper DIPA and hosting a party with no cover charge and live music by Mix Pack. 8 p.m., to 1 a.m., 518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing www.lansingbrewingcompany.com (517) 371-2600
Nuthouse Sports Grill Lansing’s favorite cover band Starfarm will run through a stable of hits at the Nuthouse as the beer and champagne flows. 9 p.m., 420 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.nuthousesportsgrill.com, (517) 484-6887
Tin Can Tin Can will have festive Faygo bombs, pudding shots and its traditionally off-kilter Pabst Blue Ribbon Toast. Event runs until 2 a.m., 408 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.tincanbar.com, (517) 708-3441
Duke’s Saloon Connected to Tin Can, Duke’s is a rowdy dance bar. DJ W6 will be handling the tunes and $3 shot specials will be served all night. Complimentary champagne toast will be held at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.lansingdowntown.com/ dukes-saloon, (517) 267-7898
Zap Zone How about something a bit more family friendly? Zap Zone is offering all you can play on all of its attractions. $30, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., 936 Mall Dr. E, Lansing www.zap-zone.com, (517) 327-0747
UrbanBeat UrbanBeat is ushering in the New Year salsa style, with dance lessons and Cuban-inspired dishes. Music begins at 9 p.m. $40 single, $80 couple, Event runs until 1:30 a.m. 1213 Turner St., Lansing www.urbanbeatevents.com, (517) 331)-8440
The Exchange Acoustic duo Keith Minaya and Travis Libby open the night before The Smooth Daddy band takes center stage to reign in 2018. 8 p.m. to midnight, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.lansingexchange.com, (517) 319-4500
Tequila Cowboy Enjoy a prime rib dinner buffet while listening to the country twang tunes of David Shelby carry out 2018 in style. $22, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing www.tequilacowboy.com, (517) 323-7320
The Green Door AC/DC cover band ICEY/DICEY and Grady Hall & the Disciples of Funk will keep the Green Door rocking long after the ball drops. Music starts at 9 p.m. $10, Event runs until 2 a.m., 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.greendoorlive.com, (517) 325-9897
Capital Vine Live music, a buffet and champagne will keep the Capital Vine lounge a live wire as it ushers in the new year. Admission includes three drink tickets. $55 Event starts 7 p.m., 2320 Showtime Dr., Lansing www.capitalvinelansing.com, (517) 377-8463
The Avenue DJs Jerry Downey, Kels and Brandon Mccall will keep the Avenue pulsating past midnight in a cover-free show. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.avenuecafelansing.com (517) 492-7403
Ten Pound Fiddle Put on some dancing shoes for a New Year’s Eve Contra and Square Dance. The event will offer a new dancer workshop. $10, 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Dewitt Township Community Center, 16101 Brook Rd., Lansing www.tenpoundfiddle.org (517) 337-7744
HopCat HopCat is hosting a “New Beer’s Eve,” serving a unique brew every hour, on the hour. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., 300 Grove St., East Lansing www.hopcat.com, (517) 816-4300
Creole Burger Bar & Southern Kitchen Creole is offering a “champagne night on a burger budget.” An appetizer with two entrees scores you a bottle of champagne for just $10. 5 to 10 p.m., 1218 Turner St., Lansing www.thecreolelansing.com, (517) 371-1361
Moriarty’s Pub Drinks will be served aplenty at Moriarty’s Pub and From Big Sur will keep patrons rocking until well after midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.moriartyspublansing.com, (517) 485-5287