Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Tuesday December 19, 2023
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Celebrants in the Castro at a recent New Year's Eve (photo: Steven Underhill)
Celebrants in the Castro at a recent New Year's Eve (photo: Steven Underhill)

It's hard to believe that 2024 is upon us. Where does the time go? While every bar and nightclub will celebrate the new year in some way, if you're looking for some fun things to do to celebrate the New Year, here are a few of our special suggestions of the best New Year's Eve events in town. Most events are 21+.

Baloney @ Oasis  

Baloney Does New Year's @ Oasis
For those who appreciate a little beefcake camp, there's no better way to close out the year than with the scantily clad boys of Baloney. Dec. 28-31, $30-$75, 7pm, 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Big Top New Year's Eve Celebration @ Beaux
Ring in the New Year among friends and chosen family. Join hosts Natalie Ray, Melanie Sparks and DJ Parks for a wild party at one of the Castro's most popular nightspots. Dec. 31, 8pm-2am, 2344 Market St, no cover till 9pm, $10 after. www.beauxsf.com

Breakfast of Champions @ The Great Northern  

Breakfast of Champions New Year's Day Block Party @ The Great Northern
The annual massive New Year's Day party is for all-nighters, or those who enjoyed a disco nap from the night before. Polyglamorous showcases a fantastic DJ line-up: David Harness Horse Meat Disco, Brown Amy b2b, Oscar P, Vertel, Brian Urmanita, and Polyglamorous residents BEYA and Mark O'Brien and dozens more, plus aerial acts, food trucks, art installations an interactive playground. January 1, $30-$4800, 4am-9pm, 119 Utah St. www.thegreatnorthernsf.com

Dancing Queen: ABBA Glitter Disco New Year's @ The Great Northern
Dress up in your retro drag and dance in the new year to classic hits by ABBA, The BeeGees, and plenty of other '70s and '80s grooves. $40-$60. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. 119 Utah St. www.thegreatnorthernsf.com

Epic Steak  

Epic New Year's Eve 2023 @ Epic Steak
For some classy dining, see the New Year in at this elegant waterfront eatery with a view of the Bay Bridge. The first seating is for people on their way to other celebrations; a table is yours for two hours. At the second seating, the table is yours for the night and includes party hats, favors and a midnight champagne toast. The restaurant will accommodate parties of up to eight only. December 31, starts at $369. 6pm-12:30am, 369 The Embarcadero. www.epicsteak.com

Gala Varo @ Que Rico (photo: Pablo Solano)  

Gala Varo New Year's Eve @ Que Rico Nightclub, Oakland
Party the New Year in at Oakland's hottest Latin dance club, and special guest Gala Varo from "RuPaul's Drag Race Mexico." Dec. 31, $20-$30, 9pm-3am, 381 15th Street. www.quericonightclub.com

Midnight in Paris: A Legacy NYE Celebration @ Napa Valley Wine Train
For a party that's literally rolling, celebrate New Year's Eve aboard the Legacy train. This culinary journey includes a tasting of iconic wines, a three-course gourmet meal, and a two-hour winery party at Grgich Hills Estate. It all ends with watching the ball drop from Paris. Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress, but also dress for December weather and wear comfortable shoes since the tasting portion includes some walking. Dec. 31, $595, 9:45am-4:30pm, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa. www.winetrain.com

New Year's Eve Party @ Town Bar & Lounge, Oakland
One of the East Bay's newest nightclub's has quickly become quite popular. DJ John Lau will be spinning new and old school Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, and today's hits from 5pm-10pm. DJ Climaxx takes over at 10pm and will be spinning today's hits, Hip Hop, R&B, Afro Beats, Soca and Pop. Cocktail attire is strongly suggested. Ticketed party with hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, etc. starts at 8pm, but only 80 tickets will be sold. Dec. 31, $50, 2001 Broadway. www.goingtotownoakland.com

Princess New Year's Eve @ Oasis
After Baloney, Oasis brings out the final drag night of the year, and it's the night of the club's ninth anniversary. Party like a god and ring in 2024 with a mythological Greek and Roman gods and goddesses theme. Dec. 31, $45-$3500 (VIP admission includes early special entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and open bar until 9:30pm). 9:30pm-2am, 298 11th Street. www.sfoasis.com

SF Eagle  

Renewal @ SF Eagle
Ring in the New Year with a bang in the heart of San Francisco's Leather Cultural District. Music from Femanyst and DMP, gogo dancers TIV and Hilary Buff; hosted by Simon Malvaex. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. Along with being the leather-friendliest night, there's no cover. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com/

Oasis New Year's Eve (photo: Gooch)  

The Sweet Spot's New Year's Eve White Party @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
The oldest gay bar in the country, first opened in 1933, celebrates the New Year with performances by Versoul, Dreams, plus pole dancers and music by DJs Keezy and Lady Ryan. Presented by The Sweet Spot, the queer femme dance party with food and drink tastings should bed quite fun; all-white attire suggested. Dec. 31, $10-$350, 8pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave. www.instagram.com/whitehorsebar/

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