Dec. 31, 2009

Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey vs. Nashville Predators
Thursday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m.
Nationwide Arena, Arena District
Web: bluejackets.com


MUSIC & BARS

Alrosa Villa
Live music with Boba Flex and Noise Auction, 6 p.m.
5055 Sinclair Rd., North Side
614-885-9125
Web: alrosavilla.com

Axis
11th-annual NYE Party featuring DJ Alan, and hosted by Nina West, midnight
775 N. High St., Short North
614-291-4008
Web: columbusnightlife.com

Bar 23
All-inclusive, free appetizers, champagne at midnight; doors at 8 p.m., $65 per person
584 N. High St., Short North
614-224-2323

Big Bang Piano Bar
Awesome food buffet until 9 p.m., lots of champagne
Arena District
614-233-9999
Web: thebigbangbar.com

Billiard Club
Live music with Savage Saint, 9 p.m.
911 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., North Side
614-885-9299
Web: bcpool.com

Bristol Bar
Bristol Bar is having a swanky event. You pay $70 for open bar, food by Lavash and Ruckus Roboticus all-night DJ set. New Year's Eve Bash with Ruckus Roboticus, 9 p.m.
132 E. Fifth St., Italian Village
614-291-0552
Web: bristolbar.com

Butter's Bar
Champagne, dollar drafts all night.
1137 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna
614-470-9702
Web: dangerousevents.com

Byrne's Pub
Live bluegrass music with Long Tall Deb and the Drifter Kings, 10 p.m.
1248 W. Third Ave., Grandview
614-486-4722
Web: byrnespub.com

Caf Bourbon Street
Big nasty punk show with The Unholy Two, Rot Shit, Prison Mirror, Puffy Areolas
2216 Summit St., Campus
614-268-9377
Web: myspace.com/cafebourbonstreet

Capital Theatre
Erin McDougald and Her Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m.
77 S. High St., Downtown
614-460-7211
Web: ticketmaster.com

Circus
Live music with the George Elliot Underground, the Compressions (Chris DeVille), Chelsea Automatic and Burglar, 9 p.m.
1227 N. High St., Short North
614-421-2998
Web: myspace.com/circuscolumbus

Club Chi
Live music and comedy featuring The Late Crew, TaNeal and Nashville's Insane Mo, 8 p.m.; $25 includes dinner
1748 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., North Side
614-787-7442
Web: chiomas.com

Dick's Den
Live blues with Willie Pooch, 10 p.m.
2417 N. High St., North Campus
614-268-9573
Web: dicksdencolumbus.com

Flanagan's Pub
Food, party favors, champagne toast, music by John Andrews; $15 single or $25 couple; starts at 8 p.m.
6836 Caine Rd., Dublin
614-766-7788
Web: dangerousevents.com

Frog, Bear & Wild Boar
Live music with The Websters, DJ dance party, 7:30 p.m., $25 includes buffet
343 N. Front St., Arena District
614-621-9453
Web: frogbearbar.com

Funny Bone Comedy Club
Live comedy with Phil Palisoul (Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing)
6:30 p.m. Show: $55 per person includes: pre-show dinner buffet and show.
10:00 p.m. Show: $75 per person includes: pre-show dinner buffet, show, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight.
145 Easton Town Center, Easton
614-471-5653
Web: columbusfunnybone.com

Hampton's on King
DJ and dancing, free appetizers, party favors, champagne toast; no cover
234 King Ave., Campus
614-299-2099

Lazy Chameleon
Live music with Granny Shot, 10 p.m.
4028 Presidential Pkwy., Powell
614-792-8393
Web: lazychameleon.com

Level Dining Lounge
Dinner and champagne toast, DJ Jeremy James
700 N. High St., Short North
614-754-7111
Web: levelcolumbus.com

McFadden's
$65 top-shelf open bar, includes dinner buffet, party favors, champagne toast; doors at 7 p.m.
Campus
614-294-2200
Web: mcfaddenssaloon.com

Mudflats Bar & Grill
Live blues with Willie Phoenix, 8:30 p.m.
31 W. Columbus St., Delaware
740-965-5700
Web: themudflats.com

Newport Music Hall
New Year's Eve Bash with Ekoostik Hookah, featuring the final performance of longtime bassist Cliff Starbuck, Doors open at 7 PM, $35
1722 N. High St., Campus
614-431-3600
Web: promowestlive.com

New Year's Eve Extravaganza
Music, dancing, party favors, midnight champagne toasts and more at three Park Street bars.
477-504 Park St., Arena District
Bar Louie, 614-220-0900
Web: barlouieamerica.com
Brothers, 614-221-0673 (free before 8 p.m.)
Web: brothersbar.com
Gaswerks, 614-228-1988

On the Rocks
Live music with the Divide
5815 Karric Sq. Dr., Dublin
614-717-9215
Web: otr-bar.com

Pit Stop Lounge
Live music with Mission, 9 p.m.
900 Oakland Park Ave., North Side
614-264-9386

Ravari Room
Ravari's New Year's Eve Dance Party, with free Hounddog's pizza, Champagne and dance music by DJs Moxy, Boogaloos and Hey Rob, 9 p.m. No cover. Free pizza from 9-11.
2657 N. High St., North Campus
614-263-4058
Web: ravariroom.com

Roadhouse 66
Live blues with Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers
480 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington
614-505-6140
Web: roadhouse66.com

Rumba Cafe
New Year's Eve show with the Spikedrivers, 10 p.m.
2507 Summit St., North Campus
614-268-1841
Web: columbusrumbacafe.com

Scotch & Soda Lounge
Karaoke, food, dancing, champagne toast; reservations required.
316 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna
614-476-4262
Web: dangerousevents.com

Skully's Music Diner
First-ever New Year's Eve Ladies '80s Party, 9 p.m.
1151 N. High St., Short North
614-291-8856
Web: skullys.org

Slapsy Maxie's
Live music by My Kid Sister, plus Champagne, party favors and a balloon drop
1019 Mediterranean Ave., North Side
614-433-0077
Web: slapsymaxies.com

Thirsty Scholar
Karaoke, drink specials, party favors, prize giveaways; doors at 7 p.m.
2201 Neil Ave., Campus
614-298-9805
Web: thethirstyscholarosu.com

Tony's Bar & Grill
Live music with XFactor1, The New Black Jesus, Curse Icon, Idleback, Mine Enemies Fall, Halo Effect and Tainted 13, 6 p.m.
4625 Maize Rd., North Side
614-268-9771

Ugly Tuna Saloona
Music video party, free admission, party favors, champagne toast
1546 N. High St., Campus
614-297-tuna
Web: uglytunasaloona.com

Wall Street Nightclub
Watch the ball drop from Times Square in New York with complimentary midnight Champagne during the Celebrate at Wall Street New Year's Eve party, 9 p.m.
144 N. High St., Downtown
614-464-2800
Web: wallstreetnightclub.com



DINING

Barcelona
New Year's Eve celebration with live music by Colin Lazarski, 5 p.m., RSVP required
263 E. Whittier St., German Village
614-443-3699
Web: barcelonacolumbus.com

Cotters
New Year's Eve party featuring live music by the Frank Barbras Jazz Trio, hors d'oeuvres and Champagne, 10 p.m.
200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District
614-221-9060
Web: cottersdining.com

Lost Shepherd
Live music with the Jason Allwood Band, 10:30 p.m.
345 W. Olentangy St., Powell
614-792-5678
Web: thelostshepherd.com

Mad Mex
New Year's Bash, $5 Big Azz Margaritas, $35 dinner special for two, includes dessert and champagne
1542 N. High St., Campus
614-586-4007
Web: madmex.com



PARTIES

A&R Music Bar
Re-prom - prom-themed dance party, with DJ, prom photos, vote for King and Queen and best dressed. Want to relive high-school memories from the 80s, or if you want to do it right this time.
391 Neil Ave., Arena District 614-461-5483
Web: promowestlive.com

La Fogata
NYE Salsa Party, featuring Latin dance music, dance lessons, and more. 8 p.m.
790 N. High St., Short North
614-294-7656
Web: salsacolumbus.com

BoMA
The Power 107.5 All-Star Twenty Ten New Year's Party, 9 p.m.
583 E. Broad St., Downtown
614-859-2237
Web: mycolumbuspower.com

First Night Columbus
Annual family-friendly and alcohol-free celebration featuring more than 150 entertainers, 4 p.m.
Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., Downtown
614-221-4341
Web: firstnightcolumbus.com

Hyatt Regency
Annual New Year's Eve party featuring live music by 17th Floor, Soul Kitch'n, Lt. Dan's New Legs, Basic Rock Outfit, Chris Logsdon, The Fabulous Johnson Brothers, DJ Marino Monaco and DJ Ant
350 N. High St., Downtown
614-463 1234
Web: columbusregency.hyatt.com

Martini Park
New Year's Eve party featuring cocktails, appetizers, an open bar, dancing and music by Tommy D. and The Debits, 9 p.m.
4040 Easton Station, Easton
614-471-4300
Web: martinipark.com

Mozaik
Bliss New Year's Eve party featuring DJ Brooklyn Arrick, Champagne and party favors, 5 p.m.
51 Vine St., Arena District
614-469-1000
Web: mozaiklounge.com

Park Street Tavern
Sixth-annual all-inclusive New Year's Eve party. Open bar, gourmet buffet all night, champagne toast, party favors and music by Swagg. $90, reserve by phone or in person.
501 Park St., Arena District
614-221-4099
Web: parkstreettavern.com

Renaissance Hotel
2010 New Year's Eve Gala featuring five rooms of techno, house, mash-up, hip-hop and techno music with headliners Saving Jane, LoveSick Radio and Chris Gonzalez, and DJs Matt and Ductape, 10 p.m.
50 N. Third St., Downtown
Web: thecgsgroup.com

Shadowbox
Shadowbox Shindig, including a dinner banquet, Champagne toast, dancing and live music by house band BillWho?, 9 p.m., $60
164 Easton Town Center, Easton
614-416-7625
Web: shadowboxcabaret.com

Vonn Jazz Supper Club
Two-show New Year's Eve spectacular featuring The Tony Lewis 22-Piece Swing Orchestra, Adria Shahid, Sabrina Tutstone and Janeen Holmes. 5:30 & 9 p.m.
5-6 p.m. seating: $69 per person, dinner, champagne toast, big band
9 p.m. seating: $129 per person, 4 course dinner
245 E. Campusview Blvd., Worthington
614-431-5299
Web: vonnjazz.com

Wild Goose Creative
New Year Eve's shindig featuring a sci-fi art party, dancing, a CD release and New Year's Eve music fest featuring John Reuben, Jessi Cale and DJ Mattiburns (tickets must be purchased in advance), 9 p.m.
2491 Summit St., North Campus
Web: brownpapertickets.com