Seminole Heights video game arcade and bar Lowry Parcade located at 1213 West Waters Avenue in Tampa is throwing a Punkcade New Year’s Eve Party to celebrate the coming of 2019 starting at 8PM on December 31st, 2018.
The party theme is based around classic beat’em’up video games from the 16-bit era such as Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and Final Fight.
Costume ideas include leather, spikes, spiky hair, dyed hair, excessive belts, chains, combat boots, piercings, and attitude. The best solo or couple duo will win a $40 giftcard from Lowry Parcade.
No cover charge.
All games will be 1 token and some pinball machines and arcade cabinets will be free for the event.
VAMP the video game violinist will be providing music for attendees. Here’s hoping there is some Yuzo Koshiro in that mix.
Please enjoy this Yuzo Koshiro Streets of Rage mix as well:
Want to spend New Year’s Eve in a throwback? The Bricks Ybor located at 1327 East 7th Avenue is hosting a “Party Like Its 1999” New Year’s Eve Party going into 2019 on December 31st, 2018 from 10PM to 3AM.
Hits from the Late 90s and 2000s will be spinning from DJ Kamran Mir all night long.
Enjoy a champagne toast at midnight and watch the ball drop.
No cover charge. The event is for ages 21 and older only.
The Birchwood located at 340 Beach Drive Northeast in Downtown St. Pete is having a two-level New Year’s Eve Tiki Fest to celebrate 2019. The party will run from 8PM to Midnight.
Guests will enjoy a gourmet buffet and open bar throughout the party. The Grand Ballroom will have a live band with a DJ on the Birchwood rooftop bar. During the event the bar will be private and only open to party guests.
Tickets cost $135 per person (plus taxes and fees) and are very limited, so act quickly if you’re interested. All guests will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Guests must be ages 21 or older.
EDGE Social Drinkery located in Epicurean Hotel at 1207 South Howard Avenue will have a casual New Year’s Eve 2019 celebration for visitors and guests running from 8PM to 2AM on December 31st.
The rooftop bar will offer $10 glasses and $50 bottles of Veuve Clicquot all-night long as well as complimentary favors. No cover charge. Watch the ball drop on Plasma TV screens and enjoy a bar-wide countdown to 2019.
Cafe Dufrain located at 707 Harbour Post Drive on Harbour Island in Downtown Tampa is bringing back their annual New Year’s Eve Black Tie BBQ this year on December 31st from 5PM to 10PM and is now taking reservations.
Interesting dinner menu items include Horseradish Crusted Brisket, Braised Pork Shank, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Truffle Mac and Cheese, and Beignets.
Dinner is $45 per person and includes a glass of champagne.
Call (813) 275-9701 to make a reservation. Cafe Dufrain, founded in 2003, is an award-winning, family-owned and operated waterfront restaurant. Visit Cafe Dufrain online at www.cafedufrain.com
Want to take it back to the 1920s for NYE 2017? Mastry’s Brewing Co. located at 7701 Blind Pass Road on St. Pete Beach will be hosting a Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve party for craft beer fans this NYE from 7PM-1AM. Mastry’s Brewing Co. opened their doors earlier this year in October 2016.
The event will feature a new beer release, food truck, DJ, and photobooth. Limited-edition souvenir glasses will be able for $15 each to the first 100 guests to arrive. Purchase a glass and enjoy 1/2 off drafts all night long. Pre-Sales will be available over the phone or in the tasting room.
There will be no cover charge to attend this event. 21+ only.
If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve 2017 plans in Pinellas County – Pisces Sushi and Global Bistro located at 799 Highland Avenue in Dunedin will host a New Year’s Eve party on December 31st. Regular reservations will be held from 5PM to 9PM – later in the evening the patio overlooking Downtown Dunedin will be converted into a party area.
The full sushi menu will be available all night and guests can order from all 3 of their menus. Browse the menu at: http://piscessushibistro.com/menu/. The bar will serve drinks until 12:30AM and a champagne toast will be held at midnight for all guests.
Live music will be played from 7PM until close with local guitarist and musician Mark Duran.
Pisces is a Creative Loafing Best of the Bay winner and won the Grand Jury Award from the annual Sushi Battle Tampa Bay this year. Chef James Keene heads up the menu at Pisces and has over 25 years of culinary industry experience including local restaurants such as Island Way Grill and SPY Global Cuisine.
For more information or to make a reservation contact Pisces Sushi and Global Bistro at (727) 216-6764.
Anise Global Gastrobar in Downtown Tampa, located at 777 North Ashley Drive across from Curtis Hixon Park, will host their annual New Year’s Eve Party from 9PM-2AM this Saturday, December 31st.
Guests can expect excellent craft cocktails from some of the best bartenders in town and gourmet bites. The event starts late enough to make plans earlier in the day before heading to the party.
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Tickets are on-sale and cost $60 per person for admission. Admission includes a welcome cocktail, buffet, drink specials, and a champagne toast. Tables are also available and vary from $180-$480. For more information contact Anise at (813) 225-4272.