Ball Droppings

A smattering of New Year’s Eve events

Dec 22, 2010 at 6:00 am
Ball Droppings

Make your list. Check it twice. Find out which party is naughtiest, not nice. And go to town on the champagne, party favors and midnight make-outs. Enjoy. Be safe.



American Legion Post 229

800 W. Woodlawn, 368-5125. Live music by The Ancients Band USA. 8 p.m. Breakfast at 1 a.m. $15 (single), $25 (couple).

Angels Rock Bar

Fourth Street Live, 540-1461, Psycho Circus Themed Party. $20.

Bearno’s by the Bridge

131 W. Main St., 584-7437. Live music by Clark Absher and Clay Harned. DJ Larry-oke. 8 p.m. Open bar (select beer, premium liquor and wine) from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Champagne toast, party favors; all-you-can-eat buffet (8-11 p.m.). Free taxi shuttle service in Louisville Metro and Southern Indiana. If purchased before Dec. 23: $75 (single), $140 (couple); $400 (group of six); $500 (group of 8). If purchased after Dec. 25: $85 (single); $160 (couple); $460 (group of 6); $600 (group of 8). Reservations required.

Billiards Club of Louisville

5404 Bardstown Road; 491-3810, Live music by Dallas Moore Band, Jefferson TARC Bus, Kimmet & Doug, Stone the Crow at 9 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

Brendan’s Restaurant & Pub

3921 Shelbyville Road, 895-1212. Masquerade Ball. Live music by DJ D Cup at 10 p.m. Includes party favors, champagne toast, balloon drop. $5 after 9 p.m.

Buster’s Billiards & Backroom

Lexington, 899 Manchester St., 859-368-8871, Live music by Jason & the Scorchers, 500 Miles to Memphis, Fifth on the Floor, 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door), 18+.

Clifton Center

2117 Payne St., 896-8480, Party hosted by The Kentuckiana Lesbian Social Club. Live music by Most Wanted. Catering by Masterson’s. 8:30 p.m. $35 (adv.).

Comedy Caravan

1250 Bardstown Road, 459-0022, The Last Laugh with Keith McGill, Paul Strickland at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Includes party favors, champagne toast. $25 (8 p.m. show), $35 (10 p.m.).

The Connection

120 S. Floyd St., 585-5752, Live music by DJ Wendy Hunt at 9 p.m. Includes party favors, champagne toast at midnight. $20. See website for advance ticket sales.

Dutch’s Tavern

3932 Shelbyville Road, 895-9004. Live music by Redline. 10:30 p.m.

Flanagan’s Ale House

930 Baxter Ave., 585-3700. DJ KoKo. $3.

Fourth Street Live

(bars/clubs listed individually) Carnival Party with DJs at 9 p.m. Includes party favors, champagne toast, Times Square ball drop, $5,000 in cash and prizes. Free.

Germantown Café

1053 Goss Ave., 618-4408. Live music by DJ LC at 9 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Free.


3801 Frankfort Ave. 742-8616; Live music by Rocktimus Prime at 9 p.m. Champagne/shot toast at midnight; all-you-can-eat White Castle cheeseburgers at 1 a.m. $10.

Hard Rock Café

Fourth Street Live, 568-2202. Live music by Olivia Henken, WAMZ DJ at 9 p.m. Includes party favors, champagne toast. $25; $100 VIP includes two drinks, champagne toast and appetizer buffet.

Golden Nugget

2922 Hikes Lane, 454-9914. DJ Earthquake, 10 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Free.


1386 Lexington Road, 584-8088, WFPK New Year’s Eve Live Broadcast: Music by The Pass, DJs Woodrow on the Radio and Matt Anthony, Cirque Airotic Aerial Burlesque Troupe at 8 p.m. Includes champagne toast, party favors, oxygen bar and photo booth. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

Hideaway Saloon

1607 Bardstown Road, 485-0114, Live music by Anthem of the Sun. 10:30 p.m. $10.

The Improv

Fourth Street Live, 581-1332, Stand-up comedy by Christian Finnegan (VH-1’s “Best Week Ever”). 9 p.m. $20, $60 (New Year’s Eve package).

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

325 W. Main St., Suite 120; 584-0102; Live music by Odeen Mayes and Robbie Bartlett. Champagne toast at midnight. 4 p.m. Free.

Jim Porter’s

2345 Lexington Road, 452-9531, Live music by Wayne Young’s Eric Clapton Tribute, Another Colour. 8 p.m. $20 (adv.) $25 (door).

Joe’s Older Than Dirt

8131 Lagrange Road, 426-2074. DJ at 10 p.m. Includes party favors and champagne toast. Free.


Jeffersonville, 500 Missouri Ave., 812-285-8500, Live music by Studley Cheese Band at 9 p.m. Includes free draft beer, champagne toast, party favors, photo booth and balloon drop. $60.

Martini Italian Bistro

4021 Summit Plaza Drive, 394-9797, Dinner and dance with DJ at 11 p.m. Includes party favors and champagne toast. $20, $40 with dinner.

Molly Malone’s

933 Baxter Ave., 473-1222. Live music by DJ at 10 p.m. Includes party favors and champagne toast. $10.

Monkey Wrench

1025 Barret Ave., 582-2433. Private Party. Contact owner Dennie Humphrey.


969 Charles St., 637-4377. Johnny Berry & the Outliers. 10 p.m. $5.


956 Baxter Ave., 589-7373, DJ Chris Brooks. $3.

Phoenix Hill Tavern

644 Baxter Ave., 589-4957, Live music by Pop Evil and more at 9 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

RiRa Irish Pub

Fourth Street Live, 587-1825, Live music by DJ Boom. 6 p.m. Guinness Toast at 7 p.m. for Irish New Year; champagne toast at midnight. Free.

Rudyard Kipling

422 W. Oak St., 636-1311, Live music by The Reginald Bareham Lounge Band at 7 p.m. $2 champagne toast at 10 p.m. Black-eyed peas will be served. Free.

Seelbach Bar

500 Fourth St., 800-333-3399. Live music by Dick Sisto Quartet, Woody Herman, Arturo Sandoval, Claudio Roditi, pianist Chip Stephens at 8:30 p.m. Free. (See listing under “Hotels” for more.)

Skull Alley

1017 E. Broadway, Boozeless Costume Party with live music by Lemuria, Reading Group, Black God, Young Lions, The Foxery. 7 p.m., $7; all ages.

Spectators Sports Bar & Grill

5530 New Cut Road, 368-7650. Live music by Moe Bear and Full Throttle Band at 8 p.m. Includes free food from 9-11 p.m., champagne toast and party favors. $15.

St. Athanasius

5915 Outer Loop Road, 648-2286, Live music by The Lost Boys and Still Kickin’ at 8:30 p.m. $50 per couple. BYOB.

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar

230 E. Main St., 582-9945, Live music by The Predators. 8:30 p.m. $120 for table of four includes guaranteed seat and champagne. Party favors, balloon drop. $30 (before 10:30 p.m.), $10 (after 10:30 p.m.), $5 (after midnight).

T.K.’s Pub

5442 Del Maria Way, 499-5673. Live music by Spare Change Millionaire at 10 p.m. Includes party favors and champagne toast. Free.

Third Street Dive

440 S. Third St., 587-0706, Live music by The Art Adams Band, Slithering Beast and The Rocket Doll Review. 9 p.m. $10.

Vickie’s Good Times

New Albany, 114 E. Market St., 812-941-8000. Live music by Final Shot. 9 p.m. Free.

Wick’s Pizza New Albany

225 State St., 812-945-9425, Live music by Eight Inch Elvis. 9:30 p.m., $7.


2100 S. Preston St., 635-ZBAR, No Resolutions Party featuring VHS or Beta DJs, OK Deejays, Andy D., Jason Shelton. 10 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Disco ball drop. $12.

Zeppelin Café

1036 E. Burnett Ave., 365-3551, Live music by Brick & TKO. Champagne toast and party favors. $20 (single), $30 (couple).



610 Magnolia

610 W. Magnolia Ave., 636-0783, Early seating is from 5:30-6 p.m. — features four-course menu. Cost: $75/person. Late seating is from 8-8:30 p.m. — features six-course menu. Cost: $100/person (includes midnight toast with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne).


1767 Bardstown Road, 451-2749, Features a four-course menu. Cost: Dinner is $60/person; $45/person if seated before 6:30 p.m.

Blu Italian Grille

280 W. Jefferson St., 671-4265, Evening includes four-course, prix-fixe meal, live entertainment and complimentary bottle of champagne. Cost: $150/couple.

Captain’s Quarters

5700 Captain’s Quarters Road, 228-1651, Live music by The Huckleberries, dinner specials and champagne toast at midnight in the lodge. Dinner cruise on CQ Princess yacht (8-11 p.m.) includes premium open bar. Dinner cruise: $70/person.

Corbett’s: An American Place

5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd., 327-5058, Unique seven-course menu. Seatings available until 10 p.m. Reservations required. Cost: $125/person, $45 extra for wine pairing.

Bristol Bar and Grille

700 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, 812-218-1995, Special event features a five-course wine dinner showcasing Master Sommelier Scott Harper’s favorite wine picks and chef Richard Doering’s favorite recipes of the year. The dinner is part of the All Star New Year’s Eve Package, which includes deluxe accommodations at the Sheraton Riverside Louisville Hotel and breakfast for two. Cost: $250/person.

English Grill at The Brown Hotel

335 W. Broadway, 736-2998, New Year’s Eve celebration includes a five-course dinner, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and dancing. Dinner seatings at 8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Cost: $121/person.


122 Sears Ave., 897-9721, New Year’s Eve festivities include a five-course dinner and champagne toast at midnight. Cost: $50/person.

Lynn’s Paradise Café

984 Barret Ave., 583-3447, Pajama party New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. People who come wearing pajamas get a prize. Full menu, live entertainment and drink specials all day. Reservations recommended.

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge

Fourth Street Live, 568-9009, Four packages, all include champagne toast and complimentary entry. 1) Open bar 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Cost: $75/person. 2) Three-course meal plus bottle of champagne per table. Cost: $75/person. 3) Four-course meal plus general bourbon pairing and bottle of champagne per table. Cost: $100/person. 4) Bottle Service Package: Each bottle accompanied by mixed appetizer tray until midnight. Cost: $250/bottle. General admission for party: $10/person (adv.), $20/person (day of).

Proof on Main

702 W. Main St., 217-6360, Starting at 8 p.m., Chef Michael Paley presents a special prix-fixe dinner that includes four courses, party favors, a champagne toast and access to the party at the 21c Museum Hotel. Cost: $131/person.


2106 Frankfort Ave., 899-9904, Party includes regular menu and specials, live jazz, champagne toast and more. Reservations recommended.

Z’s Fusion

115 S. Fourth St., 855-8000, Features special menu and champagne toast at midnight. Cost: $75/person (three courses), $85/person (four courses).

Z’s Oyster Bar & Steakhouse

101 Whittington Pkwy., 429-8000, Features regular menu and a champagne toast at midnight. Cost: $35 and up.



21c Museum Hotel

700 W. Main St., 217-6300, Overnight package includes dinner at Proof on Main, dance party in the museum and complimentary late check-out. Cost: $529/couple. Atrium Lounge party features DJ, dancing, balloon drop and champagne toast from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cost for party only: $21 plus $10 gift card to Target, Kroger or Thorntons.

The Brown Hotel

335 W. Broadway, 583-1234, Package includes your choice of overnight accommodations, valet parking, sparkling wine, chocolate-dipped strawberries, breakfast buffet in J. Graham’s Café and late check-out. Cost: Varies by room type.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

830 Phillips Lane, 367-2251, Live entertainment from Caribou, dinner buffet, casino tables, raffle prizes, drink tickets, champagne toast at midnight, “recovery” breakfast buffet and late check-out (6 p.m.). Cost: $289/couple.

Fern Valley Hotel & Conference Center

2715 Fern Valley Road, 964-3311. Package includes room for two, party in the lounge (9 p.m.-1 a.m.), hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, party favors and breakfast the next day. Cost: $135/couple.

French Lick Resort

French Lick, Ind., 888-936-9360. New Year’s Eve Carnival featuring three parties, two bands, hourly parades, hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet, cash bar, dancing, party favors, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop. Package: $439/couple, $339/person. Carnival party only: $350/couple, $175/person. Power Plant Jazz Party and Spring No. 8 Disco DJ Party only: $10/person.

Galt House Hotel and Suites

140 N. Fourth St., 589-5200, Four packages: $129/person (dinner, reception, dancing, champagne toast); $175/person (executive suite, two receptions, dinner, dancing, two drink tickets, New Year’s Day brunch, champagne toast); $211/person (two-night stay executive suite, two receptions, dinner, dancing, two drink tickets, champagne toast, breakfast, brunch); $275/couple (dinner-only package), $375/couple (dinner & dancing package) — both include one-night stay, dinner for two, champagne toast at midnight, room service, breakfast and complimentary parking.

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne

1325 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-2600, Package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, international hors d’oeuvres bar, reserved seating for parties of 10 or more, drink specials, champagne toast, breakfast buffet and music from DJ Cory Leonardo. Cost: $189/couple.

Holiday Inn Lakeview

505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Ind., 812-283-4411. Package includes room, prime rib dinner, live entertainment from Whiskey Tango, party favors, balloon drop, champagne toast and brunch the next morning. Cost: $199.95/couple.

Holly Hill Inn

426 N. Winter St., Midway, Ky., 859-846-4732. Eight-course gourmet dinner, including champagne toast. Seatings 6-10 p.m. Reservations required. Cost: $75/person.

Hyatt Regency

320 W. Jefferson St., 581-1234, Package includes room for two, buffet, premium open bar, dancing to V-Groove, balloon drop and complimentary late check-out. Cost: $339-$374/couple.

Seelbach Hilton Hotel

500 Fourth St., 585-3200, “Bling in the New Year” party and live broadcast in ball room hosted by WDJX’s Ben and Kelly K. Package includes room for two, dinner buffet, party favors and champagne toast. Cost: $299/couple. Cost without a room: $150/couple.

Sheraton Riverside

700 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, 812-218-1995, Package includes breakfast buffet for two at Riverside’s Cafe the next morning, 2 p.m. late check-out, two tickets to New Year’s Eve celebration of choice: KYE, Bristol Bar & Grille, 300 Spring or Bearno’s. Cost: $199/couple.


And so on …

AMF Rose Bowl Lanes

2217 Goldsmith Lane, 451-5717, Three packages: 1) From 2-5 p.m., pizza party with lane rental for up to six people. Cost: $65/lane. 2) From 6-9 p.m., lane rental for up to six people and buffet. Cost: $85/lane. 3) From 10 p.m.-2 a.m., lane rental for up to six people, buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Cost: $105/lane.

Derby Dinner Playhouse

525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, 812-288-8281, “Getaway Celebration” includes room for two at Holiday Inn Lakeview, prime rib buffet, performance of “Plaid Tidings,” dancing, party favors and breakfast buffet. Cost: $250/couple.

Executive Strike and Spare

911 Phillips Lane, 368-1651, Party package includes four hours of bowling for up to six people, party favors, champagne or sparkling grape juice and prize giveaways. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost: $100/lane.

The Gillespie

421 W. Market St., 584-8080, [email protected]. New Year’s Eve Bash featuring all night open bar, DJ, party favors and a live New Year’s Eve countdown. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Cost: $50-$75/person.

Horseshoe Casino

Elizabeth, Ind., 866-676-SHOE, Featuring $50,000 in giveaways, live music from The Rumors, The Crashers and the Jimmy Church Band, party favors, champagne toast and more. VIP room packages available.

Kingpin Lanes

9525 Taylorsville Road, 719-5464, New Year’s Eve Bash includes unlimited extreme bowling, two pizzas, unlimited soda and popcorn, party favors and more. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Cost: $150/lane (five people per lane).

Spirit of Jefferson Cruise

401 W. River Road, 574-2992, New Year’s Eve Late Night Bash boards at 9:30 p.m. and cruises till 1 a.m. Includes hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Cost: $55/person.