Friday, December 28, 2012
Uncork the New Year with 4 of Dallas’ best NYE bars
Not into a fancy dinner or a pricey concert? Hit up these watering holes.
For once, everybody will be out on a Monday night. Here are four ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve at bars around town:
Glass menageries: McKinney Avenue features three reliable avatars of cocktail culture — Tate’s, Private Social, and the Standard Pour. The Standard Pour is selling $50 wristbands that entitle the wearer to drinks all night from a set list. It’s erecting a champagne fountain with free bubbly for women. 214-935-1370. tspdallas.com.
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Stumble/stroll: Relative newbie night spots 6th Street Uptown, Concrete Cowboy, and Kung Fu Saloon promise to make their orange-cone- congested curve of Cedar Springs Road even less navigable than usual. The nearby Teddy’s Room is offering burlesque and an hour of free Grey Goose drinks (9 to 10 p.m.) for $50. 214-808-7909. teddysroomdallas.com.
From up high: Get a 360-degree view of 2013 at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck atop Reunion Tower. Bask in the celebrity-chef provenance of the rotating restaurant and peep at the fireworks across downtown at Victory Park. Options include a tasting menu, at $175 a person ($50 more with wine pairings), and a party in Five Sixty’s private space, $150 in advance, $175 at the door. 214-741-5560. wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants.
Swell time: Just about everywhere is charging just to get in the door or for a glass of prosecco and a party hat. There’s no cover at the Rattlesnake Bar at the Ritz-Carlton. Watch the 2 percenters troop through on their way to Fearing’s and enjoy the balloon drop for naught. 214-922-4848. fearingsrestaurant.com.