Things to do for New Year’s Eve

By: Shaya Rogers, Staff Reporter

Ringing in the New Year with a small group of friends is a classic New Year’s Eve tradition; all that is needed is a friend with a T.V. and a few bottles of champagne. Here are some other options for a night out.

Burt’s Tiki Lounge

  • Red Light Cameras
  • The Breaktone
  • DJ Zenova
  • Never a cover
  • 21+
  • 313 Gold Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Burt’s Tiki Lounge is the local, trusty dive bar.

They will be hosting a fairly mellow night with live bands and dancing.

The best part, there is never a cover and the drinks are reasonably priced.

Lotus Nightclub

  • DJ Devin and DJ Quinco
  • $10 advance/$20 door.
  • Must be 18+
  • 211 Gold Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Lotus Nightclub gives those under 21 a reason to go out and celebrate.

They have live DJ’s, danc­ing into the night, and they know how to give the proper nightclub experience.

This New Year’s Eve, go with the theme and dress in black and white.


  • DJ Rhino
  • $20
  • Must be 21+
  • 3101 Central Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87106

Imbibe, a cigar bar in Nob Hill, is always full of music, dancing, and fun.

The rooftop patio makes for a fun night under the stars and there are always drink specials.

Dress code is permitted so dress to impress.

Nob Hill Bar and Grill

  • New Year’s Bash
  • $40/$75
  • Must be 21+
  • 3128 Central Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

Nob Hill Bar and Grill has a fun and casual atmo­sphere and is a staple for college students.

They are hosting a three-course dinner to ring in the New Year, sure to be filled with music and good times with friends. The event is pricey, but worth the splurge.

Roller Skate City New Year’s Even Skate Party

  • 8pm-12pm
  • All ages welcome
  • 400 Paisano St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87123

Roller Skate City will be hosting a family friendly New Year’s Eve party, com­plete with a cider toast at midnight and balloon drop.

This is a family activity and the kids will surely be happy to roller skate into the New Year.

Here are some inex­pensive party options for staying in this New Year’s Eve.

Decorate. Buy cheap stream­ers, those silly little hats and some noise makers. After all, pretending to be in New York at Times Square is half the fun.

Play some games. Waiting for midnight should be full of socializing and fun.

Have guests write down their New Year’s resolutions and then put them in a hat. Read the resolutions out loud and try to guess whose is whose.

Stock up on snacks. Buy some chips and salsa and make some pigs in a blanket and, voila! That easy.

Lastly, make sure to have some great music ready; every­thing from oldies to modern, so everyone will have a reason to get into the groove.

Try Regina Spektor’s “My Dear Acquaintance” for a not so cheesy New Year’s tune.

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