By The Editors By The Editors | November 30, 2022 | Lifestyle Parties Feature
Here are the best parties and events in Houston to ring in 2023!
Houston New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl
Get ready for Houston’s biggest pub crawl yet! With access to multiple NYE hot spots and exclusive drink specials, this is one party you don’t want to miss. The all-access pass starts at The Garden HTX and includes stops at myriad venues throughout the night, plus optional tickets to a bumping afterparty. 9PM, The Garden HTX, 1011 McGowen St.
Ring in the new year with a roaring ’20s-themed extravaganza. Put on your best flapper attire (zoot suits encouraged!) and delight in a five-hour bar, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, fun party favors, casino games with prizes, DJ-spun tunes and a massive ballroom countdown. VIP tickets include private premium bars, upgraded appetizers and favors and private VIP areas. 9PM-2AM, Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel, 1600 Lamar St.
New Year’s isn’t complete without a trip to CityCentre, and this year they promise a jam-packed day to ring in the new year the right way. Experience the thrill of live music with performances by the Mockingbirds and other talented teams. This all-day affair also includes a family-friendly celebration featuring painting, balloons, caricature artist and other exciting giveaways, 800 Town and Country Blvd.
Enter 2023 on the wild side at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, where Sharkey's New Year's Eve celebration will end 2022 on the right fin. Expect a delicious buffet, balloon drop, contests and giveaways–we can't think of a BETA plan for families! 410 Bagby.
With its playful, warm spirit of the charming French village Bouzy, A’Bouzy is the holiday hot-spot of Houston this New Year’s eve. Purchase a champagne of your choice and enjoy the festive fun of a commemorative saber! The patio is likely to be spilling over with wine buckets and corks from the ever-changing wine list featuring more than 1,000 labels from around the world. You can count on owner Shawn Virene to have the most sought-after labels in his cellar at or under retail pricing, while the delectable food menu is designed to compliment champagne pairings and dishes explode with bold flavors and colors. 2300 Westheimer Road
Mystify your senses this holiday season and enjoy tapas with a twist at MAD, where diners can enjoy modern molecular dishes. Owner Ignacio Torras brought his childhood smells, flavors, and textures of Spain to life while incorporating Madrid’s vibrant nightlife. At their annual New Year's Eve celebration, ring in 2023 with either a 6-course or 8-course tasting menu specially curated by Executive Chef and partner Luis Roger. The dishes are just as picture worthy and detail-oriented as the restaurant’s otherworldly interior. Bright red bar chairs and deep blue velvet curtains and booths create a luxe club vibe, while unique decor such as the replica of the Cassini satellite keep diners curious. 444 Westheimer Road
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