Soak in the downtown charm of Sambuca this New Year's Eve and enjoy a 4-course meal, live music from Big Daddy and fine American cuisine. And of course, no New Year's Eve celebration would be complete without a champagne toast and balloon drop. Dinner packages are between $39 and $100 and reservations can be made for either 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. To reserve your spot, visit their website.
909 Texas Ave.
Scott Gertner's at Houston Pavillions (replacement for former Houston nightlife staple Skybar) is helping Houstonians usher in the new year with soul. Sway to the sounds of the legendary Scott Gertner Band, then hit the dance floor as DJ La Rosa spins a mix of hip-hop and R&B. Guests can expect a full dinner menu as well as a midnight champagne toast. Admission is $25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and $30 any time after 8 p.m.
1201 Fannin St.
Unwrap the secret behind the blue door that is Marfreless as they celebrate the new year with Kotnell Champagne ($25 per bottle). Don't leave without party favors and of course a midnight champagne toast. This even it FREE.
2006 Peden St.
The League Tap Room
The League of Extraordinary Gentleman presents Craft Beer New Year beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a beer pairing dinner. At 10 p.m. taste rare beers, munch on craft hors d'oeuvres and await a midnight champagne yeast toast and hot air balloon launch. Please be sure to arrive at this event in costume ball attire.
907 Franklin St. Suite 150
Houston, TX 77002
If you haven't visited MKT Bar inside the Phoenicia Specialty Foods, you're missing out on a very unique experience. Make your first visit a memorable one when you attend their New Year's Eve Black and White Ball. Indulge in gourmet appetizers, check out the stream of black and white foreign films, and chill to the sounds of DJ Melodic. Admission is $25 per person and the party runs from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m.
1001 Austin St.
Houston, TX 77010
Bring in 2013 at the Westin's New Years Eve Supreme Ball. This event is chock full of ways o entertain including circus acts, salsa performers, a samba show, aerialists and much more. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets begin at $50. Guests must be 21 or older.
5060 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77056
What better way to celebrate the new year than with a prom-themed ball. NYE Prom 2013 will deliver all the traditional new year's eve fares including hors d'oeuvres, champagne and balloon drops, but with a high school twist. There will be an open bar throughout the night and contests for best-dressed and prom king/queen. Big fun.
611 Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77007