Alive's guide to New Year's Eve happenings

Axis

775 N. High St., Short North

614-291-4008

Web: columbusnightlife.com.

New Year's Eve Cabaret in Pumps featuring DJ Alan Saunders and Nina West. 10 p.m. Cover.

Bar of Modern Art

583 E. Broad St., Downtown

614-233-3000

Web: barofmodernart.com.

Champagne Wishes & Grey Goose Dreams featuring VJ 2nd Nature and Underground special guest DJ. $30.

Beef O'Brady's

797 Hill Rd. North, Pickerington

614-834-3337

Web: beefobradys.com

Pickerington's first annual New Year's Eve Party featuring hors d'oeuvres buffet, live disc jockey, midnight champagne toast, tiaras, noisemakers, top hats, broadcast of NCAA bowl game. 8 p.m. $35.

Bernie's

1896 N. High St., Campus

614-279-2016

Web: myspace.com/bernies

Annual New Year's Eve Extravaganza featuring free food, cheap drinks, a free midnight toast, and live music by Children of Reagan, Moto Virus and Divine Tragedy. 9 p.m. Low dough cover.

Bristol Bar

132 E. Fifth St., Short North

614-291-0552

Web: bristolbar.com

New Year's Eve party with Ruckus Roboticus, open bar and Bristol's famous menu. 10 p.m. $100-$120.

Cafe Bourbon Street

2216 Summit St., Campus

614-268-9377

Web: myspace.com/cafebourbonstreet

Live music with TV Ghost, Circuit des Yeux, Psychedelic Horseshit, The Unholy Two and Night of Pleasure.

Canabar

859 E. Long St., Near East Side

614-253-7644

New Year's Eve bash with Mersadees Binns. 10 p.m. No cover.

Circus

1227 N. High St., Short North

614-421-2998

New Jack New Year's Eve featuring hip-house/golden-era hip-hop. 10 p.m. $7.

Claddagh Irish Pub

8745 Sancus Blvd., Polaris

614-885-0100

Web: claddaghirishpubs.com

Live rock with Hat Trick. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Claddagh Irish Pub

586 N. Front St., Brewery District

614-224-1560

Web: claddaghirishpubs.com

New Year's Eve party with The Drowsy Lads. 9 p.m.

Club 33

9645 Basil Western Rd., Canal Winchester

614-920-1604

Web: club33online.com

New Year's Eve Party featuring live music Hillbilly Deluxe. 9 p.m.

Club Diversity

863 S. High St., German Village

614-224-4050

Web: clubdiversity.com

New Year's Eve party with live folk music by Tracy Temple. 9 p.m. No cover.

Club Fire

50 E. Long St., Downtown

614-354-0893

Web: power1075.com

Club Fire grand opening and Power 107.5 New Year's Eve bash featuring Kid Capri and DJ D-Rock. 8 p.m.

Club Ice

40 E. Long St., Downtown

614-241-4423

New Year's Eve hip-hop show featuring Jim Jones and the Dipset Crew.

Crowne Plaza Columbus North

6500 Doubletree Ave., North Side

614-792-3135

Web: mikealbertsings.com

Live music by Mike E & the Big "E" Party Band, along with dinner, open bar, hats, noisemakers and a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. $130-$230.

Crown Sports Pub

9999 Sawmill Pkwy., Powell

614-799-9990

Live music with Kenny Wayne and Julie Ivory. 10 p.m. Free.

Dick's Den

2417 N. High St., North Campus

614-268-9573

Live music with Willie Pooch. 10 p.m. $4.

East Village

630 N. High St., Short North

614-228-3546

Web: columbusnightlife.com

Special New Year's Eve edition of Wednesday's Are a Drag with Virginia West.

First Night Columbus

Various locations, Downtown

Web: firstnightcolumbus.com

Family-friendly celebration includes face painting, juggling, singing contest for teens, live music, dancing and the countdown to 2009 Grand Finale on Capitol Square. 5 p.m. Free.

Frog, Bear & Wild Boar

343 N. Front St., Arena District

614-621-9453

Web: frogbearbar.com

Live music with Introspect and DJ Nohbody, and a midnight champagne toast. $15-$40.

Funny Bone Comedy Club

145 Easton Town Center, Easton

614-471-5653

Web: columbusfunnybone.com

New Year's Eve comedy with Rob Woody Jr., featuring a pre-show dinner buffet and show, and a later show with party favors and a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. $55-$75.

Havana

862 N. High St., Short North

614-421-9697

Web: columbusnightlife.com

New Year's Eve Male Revue with Samantha Rollins. 10 p.m.

Hyatt Regency

350 N. High St., Downtown

614-463 1234

Web: columbusregency.hyatt.com

All-night music party featuring Ant and DJ Rod, Basic Rock Outfit, DJ Marino Monaco, Dirty Martini, The Ken Weaver Trio, Chris Logsdon, Jakob Freely & the Mixtape Bandits, 7th Floor, Shuckin' Bubba Deluxe, Soul Kitch'n, and Swagg. 8 p.m. $140.

James' Club 88

55 W. Long St., Downtown

614-223-1213

Web: jamesclub88.com

New Year's Eve Sing-In featuring James Blackmon and Tamra Ellis, door prizes, buffet and midnight champagne toast. 8:30 p.m. $5.

Kickstand Pub

8333 Market Exchange Dr., Westerville

614-436-4984

New Year's Eve bash featuring live music by Naked. 9 p.m. Free.

LC Pavilion

405 Neil Ave., Arena District

614-461-5483

Web: promowestlive.com

CD101 Low-Dough show featuring Irish rockers The Prodigals. 7:30 p.m. $5.

Lazy Chameleon

4028 Presidential Pkwy., Powell

614-792-8393

Web: lazychameleon.com

Live music with The Reaganomics along with a dinner package offering a buffet, carving and dessert stations, party favors and midnight champagne toast. 10 p.m. $13-$45.

Martini Park

4040 Easton Station, Easton

614-471-4300

Web: martinipark.com

New Year's Eve bash featuring classic cover hits with Rendition, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, complimentary bar and a continental breakfast. 9 p.m. $60.

Mudflats Bar & Grill

31 W. Columbus St., Galena

740-965-5700

Web: themudflats.com

Live music with Dave Chisholm. Free.

Newport Music Hall

1722 N. High St., Campus

614-431-3600

Web: promowestlive.com

Live music with Ekoostik Hookah, Dave Ritz and Robb McCormick. 7:30 p.m. $40.

Ohio Expo Center

717 E. 17th Ave., North Side

Web: drawingonwallsproductions.com

The speakeasy returns to the Ohio Building. Gangster and moll-themed New Year's Eve party featuring the 17-piece Buckeye Ballroom Big Band, multiple open bars, hors d'oeuvres and a midnight cash and prize balloon drop. Dress to impress (think vintage 1920s). 8:30 p.m. $75-$100.

Oldfield's on High

2590 N. High St., North Campus

614-784-0477

Web: oldfieldsonhigh.com

Live music with the Andy Shaw Band, the Wet Darlings and Livingston, plus burlesque by the Ohh La Las. 9:30 p.m. Free.

Park Street Patio & Sugar Bar

525-533 N. Park St., Arena District

Web: parkstreetpatio.us

New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball featuring live music by Saving Jane, DJ Drew Hanson, DJ Samurai and many more. Complimentary small plate buffet, midnight champagne toast and prizes for the top three masquerade masks. 6 p.m. $10.

Park Street Tavern

501 N. Park St., Arena District

614-221-4099

Web: parkstreettavern.com

Fifth annual New Year's Eve Bash with Dean Simms & the Funky Gurus, a food buffet and full bar. 9 p.m.

Q Bar

205 N. Fifth St., Downtown

614-222-2401

Web: q-nation.com

New Year's Eve party featuring mistress of ceremonies Dee Range and DJ T Cruz, balloon drop, prizes and a midnight champagne toast. 10 p.m. Cover.

Renaissance Hotel

50 N. Third St., Downtown

614-806-8110

Web: nye09.net

New Year's Eve Gala featuring five banquet rooms, three ballrooms with live entertainment, open bar, VIP lounge, catering by Latitude 41 and a champagne toast. 10 p.m. $99-$148.

Roop Brothers

17 N. Union St., Delaware

740-369-0643

Web: roopbrothers.com

Live music with Ricky Hall & the Goods. 9 p.m. Free. Limited to the first 75 people.

Skully's Music Diner

1151 N. High St., Short North

614-291-8856

Web: skullys.org

All-night hip-hop party with Weightless all-stars Blueprint, Illogic, Zero Star and Envelope, along with The Catalyst, Mr. Dibbs, DJs Detox and Rare Groove. 9 p.m. $8.

Skye Bar

1562 N. High St., Campus

614-421-7593

Web: skyebar.com

New Year's Eve party featuring a tapas-style buffet, party favors, midnight champagne toast, music by DJ Bombay and many others. 6 p.m. $40-$75.

Slapsy Maxie's

1019 Mediterranean Ave., North Side

614-433-0077

Web: slapsymaxies.com

New Year's Eve party featuring live rock with Moving to Boise. 8 p.m. $5.

Thirsty Ear Tavern

1200 W. Third St., Grandview

614-299-4987

Web: thethirstyear.com

New Year's Eve party featuring live blues by Smokestack Lightning. 9 p.m.

Vonn Jazz Lounge

2151 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Worthington

614-888-6133

Web: vonnjazz.com

New Year's Eve Spectacular featuring live jazz with Adria and Sabrina. 9 p.m.

Wall Street Nightclub

144 N. High St., Downtown

614-464-2800

Web: wallstreetnightclub.com

Annual New Year's Eve celebration featuring ball-dropping video coverage and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. $10.

Woo Doggies Grill

5257 Westpointe Plaza Dr., Hilliard

614-876-2147

Web: woodoggies.net

Live rock with OCD. 9 p.m. Free.