The best Twin Cities parties for New Year's Eve 2017


New Year's Eve is normally a great time to reflect on all of the magical memories you made during the year, but since we're talking about 2017 here, this year's NYE is going to be all about partying away our sorrows. 

With a plethora of options available to you and free Metro Transit rides all around the city courtesy of Miller Lite, there should be plenty of opportunities to dance, drink, or cry away your darkest 2017 memories. 

Snowta NYE

A massive indoor music festival held at Minneapolis' Convention Center, Snowta NYE has expanded further to fill out two nights and multiple stages. National EDM headliners like Excision and Pretty Lights will share the stage with hip-hop's Gucci Mane and Post Malone. If that wasn't enough, there's also a skatepark, arcade, snowboards, and something called "Alien Lazer Tag."

Gotham City New Year's Eve at Union

Look up in the sky! It's the bat signal, calling you up to the Union Rooftop to party with Go 95.3's Mr. Peter Parker and DJ Hollywood Hot Rod. Featuring four floors of entertainment and Batman-themed attractions on each level, Union and Go 95.3 will make sure your NYE isn't a dark knight this year. 

Lizzo at Myth Live

Minnesota's hometown hero is returning for one night only to reunite with her old bandmates in GRRRL PRTY (including Go 95.3's Sophia Eris!) and rock her brassy new solo material. Joining her will be Cali rappers Brooke Candy and Doja Cat, plus Chi-town's own cupcaKKe.

Crystal Ball at International Market Square

One of the biggest and most luxurious annual NYE parties in the whole state, Crystal Ball takes full advantage of International Market Square's cavernous confines for a truly massive spectacle. Go 95.3's DJ Bonics will man the ones and twos before a set from local trip-hop standouts Policâ. 

24K New Year's Eve Magic at Hyatt Regency

Going into their twelfth consecutive year, Downtown Minneapolis' Hyatt Regency is promising a night of glamour and surprise for their 24k New Year's Eve party. Go 95.3's DJ D-Mil will be keeping the dance floor so hot, he'll make a dragon wanna retire, man.

NYE 2018 at The Pourhouse Dinkytown

A new year can mean the start of beautiful new relationships, and we're very much looking forward to falling in love with the Pourhouse's new Dinkytown location this year. Their NYE party features nationally acclaimed EDM DJ Kastra for a legendary night of campus fun. 

Flip Phone New Year's Eve at First Avenue

Flip Phone, the Twin Cities' premier millenial nostalgia dance party, will be hosting this year's NYE festivities in the First Ave main room, and they're not playing around when it comes to celebrity guests. Raja and Raven, two beloved contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race will be flying in to emcee the night and host a pop-up drag show. 

Hipshaker/Hotpants New Year's Eve Throwdown at Kitty Cat Klub

If modern music leaves you in the cold but you still want to dance yourself clean on NYE, look no further than the annual Hipshaker and Hotpants team-up NYE party. Featuring rare soul, funk, R&B and boogaloo gems spun on real vinyl by four crate-digging master DJs, you can travel back in time while the ball drops on 2017. 

New Year's Eve 2017 at Fine Line Music Cafe feat. Tickle Torture 

L.A.-based electro-funk sleazemiesters Tickle Torture and Velvet Negroni will be returning to their hometown of Minneapolis to rock a NYE party at Fine Line Music Cafe. Joining them will be local indie-disco outfit Suzie and DJ Greenery. Note: If you're afraid of mostly nude men getting debaucherous in gold body paint and bejeweled masks, you may want to party elsewhere. 

Metalachi, Impaler and Nightosaur at Turf Club

Do you prefer headbanging to booty-shaking? Do you prefer gnarly shredding to record scratching? This is your NYE party. Featuring "The World's First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band," Metalachi, plus horror rock stalwarts Impaler and psych-metal locals Nightosaur, head down to the Turf if you want to leave your eardrums back in 2017. 

NYE 2018: Top Secret at Lumber Exchange

Lumber Exchange is hosting a James Bond-themed party in their cavernous three story Downtown Minneapolis nightclub. Promising multiple eras of 007 themed decor and exclusive VIP packages, Lumber Exchange will make sure your martini (and rear end) are shaken, not stirred. 

New Year's Eve with The Brass Messengers at Can Can Wonderland

What are the three most beautiful words in the english language? "Free Mini Golf!" That's what you'll be treated to with a ticket for NYE at St. Paul's artist-designed mini golf course, Can Can Wonderland. Other attractions include an illuminated champagne tower and music from local brass band The Brass Messengers. 

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