Still undecided about your New Year's party plans? Here's a list of underground-approved events with all of the details to help you choose how to ring in 2013. Whether you decide to party hop or park and play, please be safe! Look for a list of safe rides home at the bottom of the article.
4th Annual New Wave New Year's Eve Party
Where: The Shelter, 2101 Tula St. NW 30309
When: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.
How much: $10, 21 and up
What: This is a new wave theme party, so dress new wave for a chance to win prizes. There will also be free party favors, a free champagne toast at midnight, and free swag from 3 Olives Vodka from the sexy 3 Olives Girls. DJs Caz 10 and Silk Wolf will spin new wave all night long, and VJ Davo will share his collection of rare new wave music videos. Get ready for an epic surprise event at 1 a.m. to start the new year off with a bang!
Electrohurtz New Year's Eve Edition (Secretroom and Luxuria)
Where: Sidebar, 79 Poplar St. 30303 (Enter through the private entrance to the left of Sidebar.)
When: 10 p.m. - 4 a.m.
How much: $10 ladies, $15 gentlemen, 21 and up
What: This is Electrohurtz, New Year's Eve style. The theme is Dress to Impress; black tie, tux, lingerie, fetish, are examples of the suggested dress. DJs Alabaster and Westwood A Go-Go will spin, and Go-Go dancers will keep the party going. There will also be performances and surprises. Ring in the new year with a free champagne toast at midnight.
CON*tourage New Year's Eve Party
Where: Diesel Filling Station, 870 North Highland Ave. 30306
When: 8 p.m. - 3 a.m.
How much: Free
What: It's New Year's as only CON*tourage can do. This geek-friendly party is for people who love sci-fi, beer, friendly people, costumes, and Dragon*Con. There will be drink specials, give-aways, music, and more. Countdown to 2013 with a free champagne toast at midnight and a balloon drop
QUAD Crushes New Year's Eve
Where: QUAD, 714 Spring St. NW 30308
When: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
How much: $20 general admission, $25 priority entry, 18 and up.
What: Blast your way into 2013 with some serious bass at QUAD's New Year's Eve party. Headliners Liquid Stranger, Terravita, Schoolboy, Kid Cedek, and Mantis will be joined by nine other hard-hitting DJs for music that goes all night and morning long.
Don't drink and drive this New Year's Eve! Aside from taking a cab, there are other options for a safe ride home. Please be aware that on a busy night like New Year's Eve there will be additional delays for pickups.
- AAA Tow to Go: Call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246 for a confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius. The AAA tow truck will take the vehicle and the driver home. This service is free and available to both AAA members and non-members.
- SafeRide: Drivers work in teams of two to deliver you and your vehicle to a safe location. Call (404) 888-0887 for a ride or reservation. Find rate information here.